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How to Make Felt Chocolate Bunnies

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in crafts, dining room, easter | 37 comments

How to Make Felt Chocolate Bunnies

Back 2 years ago when I started this blog…

…I knew nothing of camera settings and photo editing.

I’m still no professional, but I have learned a bit.

{And I still have A LOT more to learn!}

But I’m going to pull 4 pictures out of the vault…to show you how to make these chocolate bunnies.

Be kind. :)

How to Make a Felt Chocolate Bunny

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Setting a Spring Table

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in dining room | 9 comments

Setting a Spring Table

The sun is shiningthe birds are singingSpring is on it’s way!

It fills my heart with a renewed joy

…and energizes my very soul.

So I’ve been setting the table and planning menus.

I’m ready to entertain!

Setting a Spring Table

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After Christmas Decorations are Down in the Dining Room

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in dining room | 31 comments

After Christmas Decorations are Down in the Dining Room

I LOVE Christmas!

{don’t we all?}

But when the presents are opened

            …and the big meal has been eaten

                        …and family begins to pull out that afternoon

…my decorations come down immediately. :)

My husband laughs at me every year.

But for me when it’s over, it’s over.

Dining Room Decorations

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Christmas Dining Room

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Christmas, dining room | 9 comments

Christmas Dining Room

Our elf, Jovie is back.

She came back the day after Thanksgiving.

She has been a busy little bee…

…building forts out of pillows on the couch…writing “Good Morning” with the mini marshmallows…moving our reindeer off of the porch and riding it in the foyer…making candy cane reindeer.

Our youngest wakes up every morning with wide-eyed expectancy; the first words out of her mouth the same each morning, “Mom, I wonder what Jovie did last night?  How does she think all of this stuff up? She is such a fun elf!”

It seems that “elf” talk is big at the 3rd grade lunch table.  These kiddos are sharing what their elves are up to daily.  Seems that some children have boring elves.

Luckily, our Jovie is full of mischief…

…but she might be running out of ideas!

Christmas Decorations @ DaisyMaeBelle

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The Importance of an “Extra” Chair

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in dining room, fall | 12 comments

The Importance of an “Extra” Chair

If you came to my house… {which I’d love for you to do!}

…you’d see that I like lamps… and chairs.

I have lamps and chairs in every corner.

I was recently asked by the Design Center over at One Kings Lane which was my favorite chair.

After I thought for a minute…

…I knew just which one it was.

Fall Dining Room

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Setting a Fall Table

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in dining room, fall | 30 comments

Setting a Fall Table

I’m not hosting a fall dinner party…

…I’m just pretending.

My evenings are full of basketball practice, quilting lessons, homework and games.

I run a full on taxi / tutoring service every afternoon.

(And, I LOVE every minute of it!)

But the other morning, I had a few extra minutes.

And I couldn’t resist playing around with these amazing pastel pumpkins.

And pretending that I was hosting a dinner party…

And I’d want YOU to be there! :)

So here’s how I set a fall table!

Fall Table Idea

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