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Thanksgiving Recipe - Cranberry Brie Bites

Thanksgiving Recipe - Cranberry Brie Bites

It is hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is next month and it is Canadian Thanksgiving today! So to get ourselves prepared, I have joined a group of talented bloggers, hosted by ELLA CLAIRE, to share Thanksgiving side dish ideas. I decided, as usual, to make something really simple but also really delicious. This recipe is also really easy to travel with if you are bringing a side dish to your host or hostess. To start with, the fillo dough cups were pre-made. I found mine in the bread aisle but I have also found them in the freezer section. I...

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Let it Snow Chalkboard & Galvanized Village Christmas Mantel

Let it Snow Chalkboard & Galvanized Village Christmas Mantel

Even before I blogged, I loved decorating our mantel. Of course, back that it was much smaller and looked very different, but I still remember really feeling like I was creating a home when I decorated our mantel. When I began blogging, it seemed to be an area of decorating that I was really drawn to and I have loved changing it seasonally the past six years. Not to make the other seasons feel bad, but my favorite is always our Christmas mantel. We have been in development of our galvanized village for what seems like years and to finally...

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Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags & Christmas Ornaments

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags & Christmas Ornaments

Each year as I start thinking about decorating for Christmas, it always starts with the colors. I always consider neutrals, but in the end I know that I am just not a neutral girl. One of these days I think I will go all crazy and bright, but this year I decided on green and blue, with little pops of red (because you have to have some red!) and touches of black and white. And of course, lots of evergreen and rustic wood touches. This week I began working on my first project for the holidays, free printable holiday gift...

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Simple Ideas for a Thanksgiving Table

Simple Ideas for a Thanksgiving Table

How is it possible that November is next week? Thanksgiving planning is beginning to ramp up and lead us into the holiday season. There is nothing I like more than decorating our home for the holidays and welcoming in our friends and family. All that said, this momma is busy and I am always trying to figure out ways to keep things simple. For the tablescape I am sharing with you today, I did not go to the store or buy anything. I started with a roll of brown kraft paper that I generally keep around. If you don't have...

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Maple and White Balsamic Dressing Recipe

Maple and White Balsamic Dressing Recipe

Maple and White Balsamic Dressing Hello friends! If you happen to be at the Country Living Fair in Ohio today, I am on the kitchen stage at 12:00 sharing this recipe along with a few other maple syrup ideas. Stop by and say hello. If you were there, here is the recipe. If not, enjoy it anyway! On another note, a few months back we announced that we were writing a cookbook. We still are, but it has been pushed back until next year. We overcommitted ourselves and had to make the decision that it was an area where we...

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Our Favorite & Easiest Summer Dinner

Our Favorite & Easiest Summer Dinner

Summer is officially here. We have used our porch and our pool more already this year than I think all of last summer. Dinners are casual and often eaten on the porch. And did I mention easy? We are all about keeping it simple - but delicious. This is our new favorite. And if you are like me and really like appetizers, this is even better. Today, I am sharing our favorite new Friday night dinner. Literally, this is a tray of cheese (goat, brie, parmesan, mozeralla and cheddar), meat (prosciutto, salami, grilled chicken), fruit (pears, apricots, peaches, plums, raspberries),...

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