Christmas In The Country Home Tour

I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with great food, fun company, and those you love.  My day was spent with my Hubby.  I will tell you more about that later. Today I want to tell you about the Christmas In The Country Home Tour.  It starts TODAY…

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My Friends Secret Santa Blog Tour

Don’t you love playing Secret Santa with good friends?  I KNOW I do.  I am lucky enough to be a Secret Santa this year with My Friends Secret Santa Blog Tour.  Today 25 bloggers will be playing Secret Santa to each other. Our names were all randomly drawn to make a Christmas Gift/Decor for another blogger.  How fun, huh?

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 I am excited to be sending my Secret Santa gift to Christy from Our Southern Home.  As I looked through Christy’s home (no, I wasn’t stocking her…well, maybe a little) I noticed that we both have a love for book page crafts.

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Christmas Cookie Exchange

Happy Monday!  Welcome to the first day of our Christmas Cookie Exchange.  It’s going to be a fun-filled week with lots of Christmas cookie recipes for your baked goods.

We will share 5 recipes each day, for 3 days in a row.  That’s 15 recipes to add to your Christmas Cookie file.

Christmas Cookie Exchange and Link Party

  Today I am sharing my own recipe for Butter Lemon Snow Drops.

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Inspiration Monday Party

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party , we’re so happy you are joining us here today! When you party with us, your links are seen on seven different blogs- but only have to link up to one!
 
With all this freezing weather, I hope you’ve been staying warm and toasty by the fire. 
If there is one good thing to say about the great Arctic Blast of 2014, it has definitely 
put me in the mood for the Holidays!
Were you featured today? Check the features out below!
(This weeks features were chosen by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.)


Dining Room Chair Makeover from Blesser House

Please keep in mind:
– Be sure to mingle with other party guests (It’s always fun to click on a few other links to see what fellow bloggers are up to.)
– Link up all of your creative fun…including recipes, crafts, printables, DIY projects and other fabulous things you’ve been up to on YOUR blog.
– Please do not link Etsy stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
– By linking up to Inspiration Monday Party you are giving the seven blogs, listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs.




Designer Insights with Meegan

I was contacted by Terry’s Blinds awhile back.  They asked me to share my Designer Insights.

My interview was posted on their website here, just last week. I was/am honored to be chosen among SO many talented designers, creators and talented people.

Here is the post in it’s entirety.  I hope you enjoy it.

Meegan Fast is a lover of all things thrifting and vintage, sharing her latest finds, DIY crafts and recipes at What Meegan Makes. Meegan use to stage and decorate weddings for 17 years, where she organized and decorated every aspect of a wedding to give a bride her perfect dream wedding. The most rewarding part of this being, seeing a bride’s eyes light up after seeing all of her hard work. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Meegan Fast.

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My Interview and Designer Insights with Meegan :

1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

My style is cottage, vintage, beachy, and thrifted. It comes from years of collecting vintage items, shells, shopping thrift stores and desiring a beach cottage.

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

When I spot something unique, I ponder about how I can make it my own. The creative juices are flowing until I find a place for it in my home.

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

When working as a wedding coordinator, my partner Wendy. We had chemistry much like one another. She would suggest an idea and I create from that, and vice versa. Our creativity went beyond our own expectations. It was an enjoyable time-and many times did not feel like work, but pure creativity.

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

When looking for inspiration I browse through antique malls, thrift stores, and high end furniture shops. Then can envision our small condo on a smaller, simpler scale. BUT, with a high end look.

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

I came to this point after raising a large family and designing weddings for 17 years. I find fulfillment in creating and designing. I stick to my core when choosing pieces. Advice: Follow your love and creativity. Not trends.

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing one of my blogging accomplishments with me.  It was a BIG deal for me: Designer Insights with Meegan.

Make it a lovely Tuesday.

Meegan

Inspiration Monday Party

It’s a gorgeous Fall day and the perfect time to see ALL of your incredible links.
We’re so happy you always join us.
 
To search all of our features and faves, use hashtag #InspirationMonday,
and feel free to follow us all on social media via our blogs. 
AND, be sure to tweet your links using our #InspirationMonday hashtag, as well.
We LOVE re-tweeting your awesomeness! 
When you party with us, you’re always seen on all seven blogs…but only have to link up to one!

Redhead Can Decorate| | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

 
This weeks features were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes
check them out here…

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Thanksgiving In The Kitchen

Southern Seazons

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Gilded Artichokes

Old Things New

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Angel Wings

The Bluebirds Are Nesting

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DIY Cake Stand

Lovely Etc…

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Shrimp Pasta Bake

A Sprinkle of This and That

Please keep in mind:

– Be sure to mingle with other party guests (It’s always fun to click on a few other links to see what fellow bloggers are up to.)

– Link up all of your creative fun…including recipes, crafts, printables, DIY projects and other fabulous things you’ve been up to on YOUR blog.

– Please do not link Etsy stores, giveaways, or other link parties.

– By linking up to Inspiration Monday Party you are giving the seven blogs, listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs.


Silver Inspired Nativity

Good morning and happy Thursday!  I am happy to be here along with LOTS of other bloggers sharing our knockoffs, Holiday Edition.  As you might know, I collect nativities.  I have since I was first married.  I TRY to get a new one each year.

I am loving metallic right now and priced this beauty. But it was not meant to be. (I am a cheapskate and, I love a good deal)  SO, I thought, “Why not make my own Silver Inspired Nativity.”

Silver Nativity Knockoff Collage

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DIY Gold Thanksgiving Decor

Yay! It’s Wednesday!  Hump day for this lovely week in November.  I hope you are warm, cozy and ready to make some easy peasy DIY Gold Thanksgiving Decor.

This is so fun and you can be as creative as your imagination will take you.

 

Gold Thanksgiving Collage

 

I had a creative brain storm last night and I can’t wait to show you what I came up with…

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