spreading holiday cheer: christmas cards

card display

There's nothing like getting that first Christmas card in the mail to usher in the season. Last July, I gathered several ideas for displaying cards for my Christmas in July blog hop.  I'd like to share them again with you today.   Here are 10 ways to display those cards and enjoy them this holiday season: Deck the halls with boughs of … [Read more...]

we gather together for thanksgiving traditions n-s-e-w

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends the other night.  My favorite part is the visiting and fellowship.  There's something about "breaking bread" together that bonds people together.  A relationship can quickly go from acquaintances to friends over the course of a dinner conversation. Tonight's dinner conversation led to tales … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Traditions N-S-E-W continues at Three Mango Seeds

fall mantel decor by mrshinesclass.com

We're headed to the Midwest to visit Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds for the last stop in our Traditions N-S-E-W Thanksgiving party.  Clydia is showing us her front porch fall decor, just in time for welcoming guests on Thanksgiving Day. It has been so much fun seeing traditions from across the US and Canada.  And it was a pleasure to co-host with … [Read more...]

“A Homemade Thanksgiving”: decorating with natural elements

pumpkins, greenery, centerpiece, DIY, craft, home decor, Thanksgiving

What a thrilling opportunity it was to "hangout" with Ann Drake from On Sutton Place and Jane Windham from Cottage at the Crossroads! We joined together for a Google+ Hangout on Air and shared ideas for incorporating natural elements in your home decor, particularly for Thanksgiving. Ann shared a beautiful slide show of inspiration and … [Read more...]

you’re invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with me

Thanksgiving traditions link party via mrshinesclass.com

Hey, hey, hey, hey...what's happening?! A LOT is happening here at MHC (Mrs.Hines Class)! Today, Jami at Freckled Laundry, one of my lovely co-hosts of the Thanksgiving Traditions: N-S-E-W is sharing a denim and dot leaf centerpiece. And just in case you've missed the previous posts in our series: Heather at Setting for Four (Canada) … [Read more...]

Features from the Traditions N-S-E-W Thanksgiving Linky Party

mantel, fall, recipe, thanksgiving, traditions,

I had so much fun sharing my family traditions, recipes and mantel decor last week! The tradition sharing continues today with Heather and Vanessa from the blog At the Picket Fence.  If you don't know them already, you're going to love Heather and Vanessa.  They are two very genuine, down to earth sisters with big hearts and tons of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Decor, Crafts, Recipes and more

Thanksgiving-Part3c

Hey there friends!  I just wanted to take a little time today to tell you about a link party that several of our blog friends and myself kicked off this week. I'm so excited to be joining  At The Picket Fence, Freckled Laundry, It's So Very Cheri, Setting for Four, Notes From A Cottage Industry and Three Mango Seeds  as we travel from North to … [Read more...]

saturday’s show & tell showcase

Thank you to everyone who linked up to Show & Tell this week.  I hope you took the time to visit some of the others who linked up too.  I am always in awe of everyone's skill and the fact that you all bring something unique to the party. I believe today's features will appeal to the mom, homemaker, d.i.y.-er, and crafter in all of us. ( cause … [Read more...]

show & tell 24

Well, what do you know?  It's Wednesday!  It slipped up on me this week with the long weekend, but I'm ready to see your latest Show & Tell projects.  You really out did yourselves last week.  If you haven't seen Saturday's Show & Tell Showcase, I hope you'll check it out.  … [Read more...]

show & tell, no. 23

Hey y'all!  Ready for another week of Show & Tell?!  I sure am.  As you can see in last week's Show & Tell Showcase, there's something for everyone at this party. You can share your latest home decor, d.i.y, crafts, recipes, tips, tutorials…if you did it, you can link up.  Feel free to link up as many projects as you like as long as it is … [Read more...]

show & tell, no. 22

Hi friends!  I  hope you had a chance to see Saturday's Show & Tell Showcase...lots of great features.  As I mentioned last week, showin' off your links is my favorite part of hosting a party. I can't wait to see what you bring to Show & Tell this week! Share your latest home decor, d.i.y, crafts, recipes, tips, tutorials…if you did it, … [Read more...]

Saturday’s Show & Tell Showcase

I like that y'all bring a little bit everything to Show & Tell: gardening, recipes, home decor, crafts, d.i.y., and various tips. It takes all of it to make a house a home, and I truly love anything to do with homemaking. So, today, I will feature one or two links from each category. Let's start with gardening. All you flower lovin' … [Read more...]

Show & Tell no. 21

Thank you to everyone who joined Show & Tell last week.  Whether you link up or do some window shopping, I'm always glad to have you! If you didn't get to see the features from last week, be sure to check them out. And now it's your time to shine at this week's Show & Tell.   Share your latest home decor, d.i.y, crafts, recipes, tips, … [Read more...]

Show & Tell, no. 20!

Last week's party was soooo fun!  It was the biggest party yet: most link ups, most clicks and most views.  Woohoo!  And like I always say, "the more the merrier."  Link parties are such a great way to meet other bloggers, build relationships and get inspiration. Just to give you an example, it is through link parties that I have discovered so … [Read more...]

show & tell, no. 19

"There's a party going on right here.  It's a celebration to last throughout the years.... So, bring your good times, and your laughter too..." 'cause Mrs. Hines Class wants to party with you! … [Read more...]

versatile blogger award

I was reading through a comment Jana left me the other day.   She thoughtfully mentioned the bird's nest at my front door, went on to say that she had a lot of projects in the works and hoped to join my link party next week...then my eyes grew wide with surprise when Jana said the real reason she was writing was tell me that she had nominated me … [Read more...]

show & tell, no. 18

This past weekend, we were all curious about the chirping and commotion coming from a bird at the front door.  Our cat was really curious. . Sure enough, when I investigated, there was a nest behind my wreath.  So how have you been feathering your nest lately?  Come Show & Tell us what you've been up to! … [Read more...]

show & tell, no. 17

Hi, friends!  You may have noticed that I didn't host Show & Tell last week.  I took a week off to rejuvenate and reevaluate. My goals for Show & Tell are to provide a platform for encouragement, community and exposure. I sincerely hope that you feel encouraged when you participate in Show & Tell. Based on the comments that I've … [Read more...]

show & tell, no. 16

I hope you had as much as I did at our show & tell party last week.  Just in case you missed it, here are some of the highlights. I had such romantic notions about having my very own greenhouse until Wendy shared her experience. I can't help but be reminded of The Wizard of Oz.  "Auntie Em, Auntie Em!" I absolutely love the beautiful frame … [Read more...]

Show & Tell no. 14

We had a great party last week!  It's my pleasure to get to show you some highlights from last week's party. There is a heart touching story behind this hand painted French tray by Fran at eleven-o-one. I can just picture Fran laboring over this tray as she wonders about the elderly man who sold it to her. Another talented artist caught our … [Read more...]