30 November 2011

More Glamarama

You are a glitzy glamour girl if you...


love romantic canopy beds

are drooling over this closet


are enchanted by this kitchen

 secretly adore all shades of pink!


and simply drool when its combined with zebra rugs...(make mine faux, please!)

Your heart melts at the sight of sexy furniture lines and shapes...



Sarah Richardson Design Inc

Are simply mad for the shine, gleam, and glitz of glossy finishes, glass, and mirrors for bringing out your inner Carrie.

and mirrored furniture makes your heart skip a beat with delight.



Be still my beating heart!

If this design by Jan Showers sends you into a swoon, congratulations!  You ARE a glitzy glamour girl!


Have a wonderful day!



28 November 2011

Enchanting Spaces

You are  a glitzy glamour girl if....

the mirrored trim on this bed makes you swoon. (Never mind the fantastic shape of that headboard!)

  If shiny sparkling chandeliers send goosebumps down your spine...

sheer sexy fabrics are a wardrobe staple...

The sheen of velvet makes your heart skip a beat...

To be continued!  

23 November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!


A Thanksgiving Blessing
modified slightly  from  Pinterest

To all of you who read this blog, THANK YOU!  I so greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to stop by my blog! I love hearing from you.  I also want to send a special thanks to my family and friends for putting up with me while I  learn and obsess over blogging! Love you all!

Wishing you each a wonderful holiday weekend!

22 November 2011

Warm, Welcoming, Winter Traditions


photo credit unknown

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!  We started a new tradition this Thanksgiving that many of you probably do some version of already.  Each person received a paper leaf on their plate and a pen to write what they are grateful for this year.  Then at the end of the meal, the youngest members of our family, Mariah and Olivia collected the leaves and read them aloud.  It was so heart warming to hear the things our family appreciated this year!  My Dad, who was very ill earlier this year, summed it up perfectly with a single word: "Everything!"  At the end of the night, everyone agreed this would be an annual practice!

via I-Phone

Yesterday was the beginning of Advent.  In case you aren't familiar with this term, it is when many Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas, along with a new Church year.  When I saw the Advent Calendars in a department store the other day, it ignited memories of my Mom unpacking the Advent wreath and carefully placing it on the dining room table.  It was something we kids looked forward to each year.  This was the first real sign (besides Thanksgiving) that Christmas was coming soon.  That meant my brother, sister, and I had better behave if we wanted the honor of being selected by Mom to light the  candle at the start of dinner. How could I have missed this?  So now I'm starting this tradition in my own home.  

And why not?  The practice dates back some four thousand years.  Its candles have brightened the dark and dreary nights of winter and lifted spirits as we await Christmas.  Plus, I like that it reminds us of the true meaning of the season -- instead of the commercial profit-driven time of outrageous consumer consumption it has become.

Advent wreaths have 4 candles. Traditionally in the Catholic Church there are three purple candles, and one pink.  The three purple candles symbolize hope, peace, and love. A new purple candle is lit on the first, second, and fourth Sunday of Advent.  The pink candle represents joy and is lit on the third Sunday.  Some people even place a fifth candle, or Christ Candle, of white in the center to light on Christmas Day.  


Of course you can create your own unique version of the Advent Wreath, like these below.

Create a unique and glamorous Advent wreath by adding purple and pink candles!  I love this one!  Thanks to 
Anne Marie Cribbin on Pinterest for this great idea!

I also love this farmhouse Advent wreath -- very Swedish with the straw and stars.  Below are two creative Advent calendars I found on Pinterest.



Have you begun decking the halls yet?


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via Pinterest.com
Have a great day!

Pretty Place Cards & Giving Thanks


Links to entertain the kiddies...

What are you thankful for this year?

What traditions do you have on Thanksgiving?

I procrastinated for so long that I am still not sure what I will do for centerpieces!  I'm thinking of going rustic and using tin cans wrapped in burlap and doilies or faux leaves tied with thick twine down the table with dried hydrangeas or whatever I can find outside tomorrow morning. It's pouring out today!  UGH! I'll use white votives - of course - thank you IKEA!  Placecards?  I think I'll write names on leaves or, on tag paper cut to look like leaves... But most of all I will  remember to be grateful for the gifts life brings...

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for so many gifts that we often take for granted in our busy stress-filled lives on a daily basis.  Each day is a new chance to cherish  love and laughter with family and friends.  From my home to yours, I wish you each the happiest of Thanksgivings!