Hey friend! How’s the new year treating you so far? I’ve been working on so many things, getting healthier and losing weight, a goal to read more, taking online classes and learning more about blogging. There’s always so much to do and learn, isn’t there? So, with all of that going on and Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve been pinning easy diy ideas, thought I’d share a few with you that I’d found, you can click on the pic itself to visit their site if you see one you’d like to try.
How were your holidays? Are you as ready for a new year, and fresh start, as I am? All that hustlin’ and bustlin’ over and now it’s that quiet hush and hopeful anticipation of a better new year ahead.
So, I figured I’d jot down some goals, things I’d like to do more of, and some I need to do less of (I’m looking right at you, stress) and I thought hey, my friend here may want one of these, too..
Have a very Happy New Year! xo
You are never gonna believe what my honey did! Here, pull up a chair and let me tell you..
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me..twelve dozen pallets, eleven rusty bed springs, ten chippy spindles, we’re going on nine junkin’ trips (while eight maids are cleaning!!) seven sets of Shiny Brite ornaments (in their original boxes, no less) six vintage olive buckets, five neon signs, four mason jars, three French chairs, two well-loved dough bowls all in a vintage truck with a Christmas tree tied on top!
I’ve had sugar plums dancing in my head, just dreaming of what to do with all that good junk..It seems my true love really knows the way to my vintage and junk lovin’ heart, don’t you think..
What’s on your list to Santa this year? Do you decorate with re-purposed, or vintage, during the holidays? xo
It can be a bit hard to feel the holiday vibe being here in Texas sometimes..no changing leaves, autumn sights and smells, heck, I’m still running my a.c.! But while it may be a challenge, I’m never hard-pressed to feel a vintage-y (is that a word? I guess it is now) a vintage-y Christmas feeling. All I have to do is take myself back to my Grandma’s kitchen in my head, no matter what time of year, and there I am.
Grandma McCarthy was an antiques dealer, a wonderful woman, and hostess who really knew how to make everyone feel special. Christmas-time was no exception, she made simple extravagant , and small details huge just by virtue of her having touched them. I’m sure that being surrounded by her love, laughter, and antiques played a huge role in my love for vintage..and love of love and laughter! If I make the people around me feel loved and special like she did, and yes, that sure does include you, then I will feel that my job here has been well done.
OK, so back to dreaming of a vintage-y Christmas, shall we?
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we look forward to sharing a bunch of vintage-y Christmas goodness with you throughout the holidays! To get you started on your gift wrapping, please enjoy the free gift tags below, just save & print out as many as you need on card-stock.
Ok, I’m off to get another piece of pumpkin pie! xo
Cassi and I just wanted to thank y’all so much for the warm welcome to the blogging world! Our first few weeks have exceeded any expectations we had going in and we’ve appreciated every comment, our new subscribers, and some very lovely posts and messages through Facebook. It’s been a busy few weeks, we’re still learning and getting our feet wet, and to have support means so much.
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So, are you ready for Thanksgiving? Are you hosting this year, or heading to be with loved ones or friends? We are having a small-ish family meal and relaxation is the biggest item on our menu this year! We have a few recipes to share if you’re looking for a few great sides, to make, or take..thanks again to Judi from IL, these sound amazing! First, we have her Clementine-Cranberry Relish..
Doesn’t that sound good? I am so trying that this year, along with one of her kid’s favorites, Savory Herb & Sausage Stuffing..yum. Wouldn’t it be nice to take one of these dishes to your gathering and print out the recipe to give to your host or hostess? Don’t forget to pin these to have on hand, and to share, thank you so much, Judi!
We thought a Thanksgiving art printable would pair nicely with these sides..
This artwork could be printed out and popped into a frame and placed on a table, sideboard, or it could also be printed about business card-sized and used for place cards or in place settings. You can use your printer’s setting’s to adjust to the size needed, or have a print shop do it for you.
And while we’re on a roll (side dish pun intended) we figured why not add a coordinating Facebook cover?
Thanks again for the warm welcome to the interwebs, and we’ll talk to you soon!