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

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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...]

Thanksgiving Decor, Crafts, Recipes and more


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...]

show & tell

Last week, Wednesday slipped up on me, but this week, I kept think thinking that Tuesday was Wednesday.  I nearly panicked when I looked at the clock and thought that we had plumb forgot my daughter's tumbling lesson, and then breathed a huge sigh of relief when I realized that I was a day ahead.  I guess that's what happens when making lunches and … [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...]

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...]

Saturday’s Show & Tell Showcase

This week's Show & Tell was hoppin' with new friends and old!  I hope you took the time to visit each other.  There was so much to see; from recipes, to gardening to home decor and d.i.y.  You all are so inspiring.  After seeing all of your projects, my heart starts racing with excitement.  I get so inspired that I can hardly contain my … [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...]

Saturday’s Show & Tell Showcase

I want to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who linked up this week.  We had some fine examples of excellence linked up to this week's Show & Tell party, making it  my favorite Show & Tell party so far.  There were stories of God's providence and grace and of a mom's memories, tales of celebrations and displays of creativity.  I love … [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 features

Let's take a look at some of the projects that were linked up at Show & Tell last week. Lorraine's urn looks every bit as chic as the Ballard's inspiration. I love that she was able to get the Ballard's look without paying the Ballard's price! Diddie's vintage bed re-do is every bit as pretty as her collection of bedroom ideas on … [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...]

nothin’ much

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Well, I guess I'm going to have to get crazy creative 'cause I STILL haven't found my USB cord.  It's such a shame since I had really wanted to participate in the Spring tacular party this week. I was going to show y'all my magazine copy cat based on this command center in a Southern Living Idea House.   I also wanted to show y'all my Spring … [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...]

Show & Tell #13

I am getting ready to go to bed in a minute...I know, it's a bit early for me, but I'm trying to do better.  (I just reread that sentence.  I swear, watching Justified brings out the country girl in me.  And my husband tells me the accent really comes out after I've been with my family, too.)   Back to my sentiment.  My heart is full, and y'all … [Read more...]

when my blog grows up…

I've been giving this some thought ever since the hostesses of this party first posed the question: What do I want my blog to be when it grows up?   This blog began after several months of ignoring the quiet voice inside me that kept repeating, "start a blog."   (If I keep talking about hearing voices, y'all are going to start to question my … [Read more...]

“All Things Home” Link Party

It's here!  It's here!  It's finally here!  I've been eagerly anticipating this day since I began the series on Making Your a House a Home.  Today, it's your turn to share with us your tricks of the trade...the homemaking trade.  (All of us are homemakers whether we work inside or outside the home.) … [Read more...]

show & tell no. 12

We had a really fun party last week.  Thanks to everyone who joined in!  It is such a treat to get to "see" you every week.  This party is starting to feel like a place for old friends to get together and catch up. If we were meeting in person, I think it would be fun to sit around in Kelly's dream kitchen. Can't you just picture us gathered … [Read more...]

Show & Tell no. 11

Hey gang!  It's Wednesday, and you know what that means....time for another round of Show & Tell.   Thanks for joining in and making last week the best party yet! And welcome to those who are joining us for the first time.  I'm so very glad to have you. I just have to brag on these two ladies who poured their hearts into these projects for … [Read more...]

Show & Tell party started

show and tell party button

Hello everyone!  Do you know what time it is?  It's Show & Tell time!  I'm excited to show you the new party button. We had a nice turn out last week.  It's so exciting for me each week when I check the linky list and a new link has been added.  I hope you are taking the opportunity to look at other links.  It's a great way to meet new … [Read more...]

Show and Tell party started

We will get right to it.  Here are the party rules: ~ I would love for you to become a follower of my blog.  You can click the little gray follow tab at the bottom right or top left of your screen or see my sidebar for other ways to join.  If you do join, please let me know and I will be sure to follow you back!   ~ Kick your shoes off and stay … [Read more...]

Sweet Tea and Show & Tell Party

picture by Southern Living  We typically have tea with dinner; sweet tea that is.  Friends tell us we make good tea.  So, I wanted to share our recipe with you tonight. ~bring to boil 4 cups of water ~add two family sized tea bags to the boiling water and let steep for about 5 - 7 minutes (depending on how strong you prefer your … [Read more...]

Show & Tell Party

My passion, my mission, is to encourage others. That is why I started the Show & Tell party. It is an opportunity for you to show us your creativity. In turn, our creative limits are pushed and our d.i.y skills are tested. Being challenged and learning from others is encouragement in my book. I think we are each other's biggest cheerleaders. So … [Read more...]

“Show & Tell” – Linky Party STARTED

Since I've started reading blogs, I have been inspired to push my creative limits, and encouraged that low budget beauty is a reality.  I've also been able to better define my style:     Now it's your turn to show us how blogging has inspired you.  You can post home decor, DIY projects, recipes,  photography...anything that you've accomplished … [Read more...]

Give Aways, Parties, and More, Oh My!

Hi ladies!  I wanted to tell you about of couple of exciting things coming up.  First, this is the last day to enter the Cutting Edge Stencil give away at Kammy's Korner.  Click on the Kammy's Korner link to check out all of the ways you can enter the give away. I also wanted to make an announcement.  I'm feeling butterflies in my stomach just … [Read more...]