A handmade Christmas is such a blessing for me. Creating something from nothing makes my heart sing. I created some Felt Christmas Trees from Recycled Wool Sweaters a few years ago. I often search through thrift stores for items to repurpose. This year I have scored some great finds for holiday crafting projects. I often find […]
The Grateful Table Setting Theme. Counting my blessings has been a daily activity for me this year. One by one, I listed what brought joy and happiness into my life. Planning, gathering, and laying The Grateful Table Setting brings all that and more. The cotton harvest inspired me this year. HIMself and I gathered two bags cotton in October as we wandered through Georgia on a road trip. I knew it would become part of our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. So cotton was used throughout the decor.
Cable news, good idea on paper, has morphed into a format, which now delivers more opinion than fact. Everything is termed ‘breaking news.’ Therefore, nothing is breaking news, nor is it actually news. It is opinion about the news, driven by the need to sell advertising.
An open letter to our next President: I hope bigly that half of America is right. I hope bigly that Mr. Trump can learn to govern ALL the people of this nation. I hope bigly the he sets aside his hate-filled rhetoric and assumes a Presidential posture. I hope bigly that he will care […]
I wake this morning feeling….numb. I imagine many others around the world are feeling versions of this also. So I took to my morning prayer and meditative walk before opening my computer. My reading was John, Chapter 21. Jesus and his disciples were having a BBQ picnic by the Sea of Tiberias. Can You Trust Me? As […]
We are moving toward the edge of what’s possible here at C8C. Check back often to see what’s new. From today forward, Monday’s will almost always be about DIY style ideas and resources. DIY makes my heart sing…I love creating something from nothing or something for less than I can buy it in a store. […]
All Souls’ Day is also known as the Feast of All Souls, Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed. The day purposely follows All Saint’s Day in order to shift the focus from those in heaven to those in purgatory.
Remembering and honoring the saints, heroes of the faith, and following their examples is a good thing! Many question celebrating the lives of great Christian men and women, yet have no problem fervently celebrating the lives of secular heroes like George Washington. All Saints Day is simply a day to celebrate the lives of all the great heroes of the Christian faith, and to celebrate the deep communion we have with them as they intercede for us.
I decided to be daring and break out of my decorating comfort zone. A good area rug can anchor the entire composition of a room. My choice brings something unexpected to the space – texture, pattern, and loads of light! It quickly became the room’s focal point.
What? No Fireplace? HORRORS!!!! Well how on earth does one decorate a mantle when they don’t have one? Ah Ha…that’s the magic! I am not going to let a little thing like no fireplace stop me from my decorating dreams!!! You know how creative I am…so it took about three and a half minutes to […]
My easy to make Grilled Strawberry Cake Torte is one of my favorite show-stoppers when entertaining outdoors. Recipe included.
This is a sponsored post as part of the Tide Oxi Blogger Challenge by P&G. #TideThat #BrightIdeas All opinions are 100% my own. The Ghosts of Furniture PastTM Epic Fail for Me! I have to admit a mistake. I purchased this beautiful antique pie safe several years ago in Georgia. I was thrilled with it, but was not so savvy in […]
Social Media Has Taken Over My Life Okay…I had to have a serious talk with myself last night when Groomzilla had ruffled my oh so sensitive feathers falling from my overly lacy sleeves. I was trying, for the umpteenth time in as many days, to explain my vision to him. The loooooong table in the […]
It’s just a few short weeks until the official start of fall. And that means a few short months until my wedding to HIMself. I was browsing Hometalk (a fave hangout for DIY and crafty peeps) and found so many bountiful ways to lay a gorgeous table…many of them easy and economical with items found […]