Thursday, November 29, 2012

My First Thanksgiving!!

Hello Family, Friends, Fellow Crafters, & Followers,

I know it has been awhile since I've posted.  This year, I decided to host (first time) Thanksgiving dinner.  That meant I was headed for the kitchen to cook and headed to my craft room for decorations.  I told everyone that I felt official after staying up Tuesday (before turkey day) until 3:30am and the following night until 1:30am.  All this for hosting 9 people.  YES!! And it was worth it.  My first order of business wasn't the menu, but some holiday decor that my family could take home with them.

I setup two 6ft tables in my living/dining room

Table Centerpiece

Drink Coaster

Place Setting Closeup

Hubby and I cheated a little bit.  We did have a friend's nephew fry our turkey.  Hubby would have done it had he had the fryer though.  This bird was DELICIOUS!

Sweet potato casserole.  The first time I ever made one and it was so good, that I only had a small bowl left.  So, I went out the next day and purchased 10 more sweet potatoes and made 2 pies and a mini casserole.  YUMMY!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Next on my list, reorganizing the Cafe and getting some holiday projects done.

Friday, November 2, 2012

ModPodge Designs Scraps Fall Harvest Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ModPodge Designs Scraps Fall Harvest Blog Hop! For MPDS' inaugural blog hop, we will are featuring autumn projects to celebrate this great time of year! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop, including a special MPDS blog hop gift for one lucky visitor! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by 11:30pm EST on Nov. 4. From all of the eligible readers, one will be randomly drawn. The winner(s) of the blog hop gift and all of the blog candy prizes will be posted on Tuesday, Nov. 6th.

If you hopped over from Cyndi's Blog, you are in the right place.  If not, be sure to start at the beginning and hop all the way to the end.  Their is Blog candy available and projects to inspire the season.
  1. The MPDS blog
  2. Qadirah
  3. Shavon
  4. Housescrapper
  5. Cyndi
  6. Cassie >>>>>>>> YOU ARE HERE
  7. Cheryl L
  8. SuzyQ
  9. Meka
For the past year, I've been thinking about hosting my first Thanksgiving Dinner.  I was real excited about doing it this year because my mother is coming to visit for the entire week.  I still have not decided but I wanted to practice setting the table anyway. 

I found this Charger at Target.  It's hard to tell but it's dark teal.

"Not what we say our about our blessings, but how we use them,
is the true measure of our Thanksgiving"

Finally did a Tile Coaster.  I can see how these can become addictive.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the HOP!  It's time for you to head on over to Cheryl L's blog for your next project.

Have a GREAT weekend all and REMEMBER: set your CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR Saturday night!