Thursday, December 18, 2014

'Lost Your Marbles?



Here's a fun little idea for storing game pieces and perhaps preserving a little sanity!  ;-)




The project begins with a clean, recycled jar and lid.  This happens to be one that held artichoke hearts.  Just recycle one that is about the size you need and wash it.



All it took was a zap of black spray paint on the lid.  Next, Handsome Husband drilled a small hole and I added the fun little knob.  Easy Peasy, not to mention super cute!


What do you do when you've about lost your marbles?

;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

LINK PARTY!! Tuesdays with a Twist


Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist!

Back to the Basics


We're your co-hosts:
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured.  Be sure to check all of our blogs!
 
 Y'all make choosing features so difficult!  There were GOBS of great links last week!  Thank you!  My feature this week is...  (drum roll please) 


Homemade Cappuccino Mix


 Homemade Cappuccino Mix Recipe - Little House Living


from Merissa at Little House Living!


If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.
We all love comments!  Please hop around and show some love!

The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Friday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!
*Pictures should be your own* 
By linking up you give us permission to use these photos
 (with proper link backs) in our features. 
And now for the party!

;-)  -Marci 
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

I {heart} Red Sweaters

On cold winter nights, we all need to dress warmly!


Inspired by soft, cabled hearts, (remember this Inter Changeable Wreath?) the tabletop tree in our guest bedroom has a snuggly sweater theme.



Not all the ornaments are hearts.  A few wild cards include a felt snowflake and Santa.



There are also some candy canes, stockings and sweet little snowman.  I kept things pretty simple, just red and white.


How is your holiday decorating coming along?

;-)  -Marci

Friday, December 12, 2014

Another Reason to Love Books

My friend who posted One More Reason to Love Books on Facebook also posted this cute idea!



It's from a Facebook site called Tickld.  How clever!  Yet another reason to love books!

;-)  -Marci

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Book Review: Shepherds Abiding

by Jan Karon


Shepherds Abiding




A Partial Synopsis from Good Reads:  Millions of Americans have found Mitford to be a favorite home-away-from-home, and countless readers have long wondered what Christmas in Mitford would be like. The eighth Mitford novel provides a glimpse, offering a meditation on the best of all presents: the gift of one's heart.


My thoughts:  If you read my blog very much, you already know that I adore this charming series of books.  This one is so sweet.  Timothy wants to find a gift worthy of his love for Cynthia.  She wants to do the same for him.  Will they both succeed in delighting the love of their life? 


Well, you'll just have to read the book!  ;-) 


What gift would be worthy for the love of your life?


;-)  -Marci




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

LINK PARTY!! Tuesdays with a Twist


Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist!

Back to the Basics


We're your co-hosts:
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured.  Be sure to check all of our blogs!
 
 Y'all make choosing features so difficult!  There were GOBS of great links last week!  Thank you!  My feature this week is...  (drum roll please) 


Birds of a Feather Dress


Sew Serendipity
  
from Erika at Rejoice for the Day


If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.
We all love comments!  Please hop around and show some love!

The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Friday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!
*Pictures should be your own* 
By linking up you give us permission to use these photos
 (with proper link backs) in our features. 
And now for the party!

;-)  -Marci 
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Pink, Please



If you've been hopping aboard The Great Blog Train, (a monthly blog hop the first Wednesday of every month) you know that my fave giveaway is a zippered pouch along with a couple bars of handmade lye soap.  If you are not already riding along, click HERE, hop on board and get registered for the drawing!

The winner of the giveaway gets to choose the color for the zippered pouch and then I get busy sewing.


Our last winner said, "Pink, please."  My pleasure!  It's hard to see that the liner is tone on tone darling little owls!  I think that fabric is adorable!


If you were to win the giveaway, what color would you choose?

;-)  -Marci