dining room

Setting a Pretty Fall Table

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in dining room, fall | 8 comments

Setting a Pretty Fall Table

Could someone please tell me what happened to October?!

It seems that I blinked and I missed it.

But I am seriously glad that November will be here tomorrow.

I can’t wait to host Thanksgiving dinner!

And I’m already playing around with the table a bit.

I’m thinking something natural…and full of dried hydrangea…and acorns…and leaves…with a touch of gold.

Here is one idea for setting a pretty fall table.

setting a fall table

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How to Make Wood Placemats

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in dining room, fall | 5 comments

How to Make Wood Placemats

It is so true.

As we grow older…we turn into our mothers.

Which for me is a very fortunate thing. I have an amazing mother.

And as much as I hope to grow to be as kind and compassionate as she is…and as much as I hope to be as generous and thoughtful as she is…

…it seems like I’m inheriting some other of her traits.

Like her goofy dance moves {only seen by my immediate family} and her ability to make mashed potatoes that send you back for 2nds and 3rds {my family thanks her for this}

and her obsession with the tiny felt pads that go on the bottom of decorative accessories to keep them from scratching your furniture.

My mom should buy stock in the company that makes those little wonders.

They are on every vase and picture frame and decorative bowl and basket in her ENTIRE house.

Love her.

So as I was making these wood placemats, I couldn’t help but wonder if they might scratch my table?

But seeing as I am turning into my mom, I had a stack of those little felt pads ready to go in my junk drawer!

Mom would be proud. 🙂

So here is how to make wood placemats.

DIY Wood Placemats

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How to Make Felt Chocolate Bunnies

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in crafts, dining room, easter | 41 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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