Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Hey everyone!

I am so excited to share with you that I am hosting  a  CSN giveaway!   

If you haven't heard of CSN stores, you are missing out.  They have a variety of things to sell.  They have everything you need to accessorize your table for the holidays, home decor, cookware and more.  With Christmas just around the corner you will want to be sure that you have a beautifully set table.  Take a look at this beautiful drop leaf table they offer.

I love the finish and the styling of the legs.  Nice clean lines.  A great funcitonal piece of furniture that you can use anywhere in your home.

The folks at CSN have graceiously offered a $35 gift certificate for your shopping pleasure.  If you would like to enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling  me what you would buy if you won.

I will accept entries until midnight  November 2nd, Central time. I will announce the winner on November 3rd in the afternoon.

NOTE:  I am extending the time to enter.  I will accept entries until midnight on November 7th Central time.  I will announce the winner Monday, November 8th

 That's it!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Hi there!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day wherever you are.  A big shout out to anyone living out in the midwest.  Hear they are having some awful storms out that way.  Y'all stay safe.

If you have never sewed before or have minimal experience and would love to learn more.  Than Deborah Moebes book is for you.  Sorry, the pick is not clickable.  It is the only pic I could find of the cover from Amazon.

This is the best well done begining sewer book I have ever seen hands down.  She covers everything from the basics of sewing to why we should prewash our fabric before we sew.  Each of the projects in the book is photographed every step of the way with welll written clear directions.  Ladies, this is a first for me to see in a sewig book with this many projects in it.  She starts with very small beginning projects and has you work up to harder things like sewing zippers, etc.

This is a must have for your sewing library if you don't already own it.  I am planning on buying the book next week.  I have also contacted Deborah in hopes of her possibly giving a signed copy away here on my blog.  So, hopefully that will pan out.  So keep your eyes peeled for that. 

Additionally, I have been chatting with someone from CSN and I will definitley be doing a giveaway here.  Just not sure when.  Hopefully soon though as it sure would come in handy to a lucky winner for Christmas gifts, wouldn't it?

I am working on a tutorial to share with you all.  It is of  a sewing/quilty nature. 

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Monday, October 25, 2010


With having moved this year and done a bit of traveling with vacations and what not; the holidays will be lowkey this year.

I am planning on giving handmade gifts this year.  I have done this in the past and the family for the most part enjoys their gift.  If you too are planning on making it a handmade holiday season this year be sure she stop by

During the month of November they will have 30 days of
 handmade holidays.
So, if you are looking for inspiration I am sure they won't disappoint.  They will be having giveaways as well, so go and be inspired!Pin It Now!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another giveaway!!

Can you stand it?    Lots of generous blog gals out there in blogland.

Have you been to

Kristine is a sweetie and she shares so many wonderful projects that she has done for her home.  She has shared everything from redoing furniture to creating art to hang in your home.    If you haven't been by her blog you will have to stop by and enter her giveaway and tell her "hello."

Hope on over to get the details of how you can enter to win this

Photo by Kristine of The Painted Hive

She made this beautiful linen faux grain sack pillow. Click the link to read about her linen throw that she made for her masterbedroom redo.

She got such a great deal on this linen that she had some leftover to share in  the form of this beautiful pillow as a giveaway.
In other news, I have had a busy week so wasn't able to post much this week.  I have lots to share and hope to post something for you all each day.  That will be a first.  I dont' ever do that.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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Monday, October 18, 2010

A gracious giveaway.....

Head on over to

beneath my heart

She won a $150.00 gift card from Lowes due to winning with her patio project at

She is so grateful to her readers for voting for her that she wanted to share her winnings.

Here are the ways you can be entered in this giveaway for a $75.00 gift card to Lowe’s:

1. Leave a comment telling her what you would use your gift card for…DIY project, Christmas gift to hubby. etc.

2. Tweet about this giveaway and go back and tell her in a separate comment. (leave your twitter name or link)

3. Share this giveaway on your facebook page and go tell her about it in a separate comment.

4. Mention this giveaway on your blog and go tell her about it in a separate comment.

That’s four chances to win!!!

The giveaway ends Friday. October 22nd at midnight EST.

She will announce the winner on Saturday from the Relevant 10 Conference in Harrisburg, PA.

Good luck!

P.S. You don’t have to follow her  or subscribe to her blog to be entered in the giveaway, but she sure would love it if you would anyway. :)Pin It Now!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


So, I mentioned in my last post that fall has me decluttering and deep cleaning so everything is ready to go before we head into winter.

I am so happy that my local Wal-Mart is finally selling these.

Ever since Andrea (over at ) shared what she uses to clean her house.  I  had been on the look out for the product ever since.  I chose the lavender scent and love the scent it leaves behind after I am finished cleaning.

I also have been inspired by
Y'all have to click the link to see her pantry redo if you haven't already done so.  I am in the middle of organizing mine and will share it with you all later this week.

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Monday, October 04, 2010


Does it make you want to declutter and clean things out? Does it make you want to curl up by the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa?  Does it make you want to whip out your recipes  of soups? 

 For me, it's all of the above.  One of our very favorite things about fall is looking forward to these.

They are Honeycrisp apples and we only get the chance to enjoy these in the Fall.  I plan on making some applesauce,  rustic tarts and some apple fritters with Honeycrisp this season.  They have a wonderful texture and flavor and my most favorite thing to do is slice one up and eat it raw.  The best thing about them is that if you slice them up and decide to eat them later, they won't have that brownish look on them when you eat them.  They flesh stays looking as if you just sliced it.
Below I am sharing my apple fritter batter with you.  I hope you take some time out and enjoy some apples this Autumn season.

3 to 4 large apples, peeled and chopped
1 C. flour
1 T.  baking powder
1/2 t. salt
   2    eggs
1/2 C. milk
1 T. melted fat

Combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir in milk and eggs.  Drop your chopped apples into the batter and combine so that all the apples are coated with the batter.  Then drop your a few spoonfulls of the batter in the fat and let it fry up and then turn.  They should be golden brown.  I like to place them on paper towels to drain them and cool slightly and then serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or not.


Tomorrow I will share some soup recipes I like to make during the Autumn season.

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