Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!
Give thanks to the Lord,
for He is good;
His love endures forever.
I haven’t been keeping y’all up to date on my craftiness lately. The 31 day series has been filled with parenting ideas, but there’s a lot more to me than motherhood. I wear many hats. I am a multi-faceted woman. James says complicated and confusing. Tomato-tomahto.
I’ve been doing some small, easy projects, putting them in my shop and sharing them on other sites. Then I realized that I’m not showing them to you, and you understand me best of all. That led me to feel sorry for you. Because if you can understand ME then there might be something sadly wrong with you and I think you need to see a doctor.
….ooops…..train of thought derailed…..back to the crafts….
Over at Mom It Forward I’m showing 7 ways to use brown lunch bags for fall. Here’s a quick peek….be prepared for excessive cuteness.
Then, as if that wasn’t enough, I am also over at Life Your Way sharing 7 ways to say “welcome” with your decorating.
I never realized before that I like lists of 7 so much. Or maybe I just can’t think of more than that. I do tend to get distracted easily.
But that’s not all of the creativity around here. I’ve been cranking out some etsy orders and enjoying the process of making things for others. I just love thinking about my customers and praying for them while I work. I made a big batch of these on Monday and sent them off to a special bride:
I’ve got to show you just one more, then I’ll stop. But these mason jar lids that we’re making now are just so fun. I’m using them all of the time for the whole family.
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Last Friday I got to do something really fun! I got to go to World Market and spend $75 to fix up a little spot in my house. I love World Market. They have unique, affordable items and such a variety.
I already owned some things from there: our compost bucket, coasters and several serving pieces. So this time I decided to fix up my sofa side table for the fall. Fall……ahhhhh…….
I wandered around the store for a while, taking it all in. Gift wrap, dishes, food, jewelry, candles, on and on. But I kept being drawn to the great selection of lamps.
I picked out a burlap lampshade. It was calling to me….”Lisa…..you NEED me…..”
Then I gathered up some more pretties and headed to check out.
When I got home I was all a twitter to play with my stuff.
I pulled everything out of the bag and studied my treasures.
I was sad to see there was a casualty. In this Texas heat I should have known better than to leave the candles in a “bendy” spot in the car. One of them didn’t make it home in the same shape I bought it, but it’s OK….the rest of the things were perfect.
I clipped apart the flowers, stuck some skewers into the little felt pumpkins and tucked it all into the blue Thanksgiving bucket. I hung the lamp, and arranged it all together on the table by my couch. In just 20 minutes I was ready to sit and admire my pretty side table.
It’s fresh and new and happy and welcoming.
It’s hard for me to decide which I like better. Is it the burlap lamp, or the globe, or the fall bucket?
I even used the paper they wrapped my breakables in to make little paper curls. I just cut it into strips and curled it like curling ribbon.
And here’s something YOU will love. World Market and HGTV have a sweepstakes that you can enter!
Thanks World Market, for such a fun opportunity. I’m going over to enter that sweepstakes!
This is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own.
Ahhh yes! The autumn has taken over around here. Cooler weather, pumpkins in the stores, leaves beginning to fall. Although we did have a swim party last Friday, so maybe there’s still a bit of summer left. But inside the house we’re pretending that we are almost to November by dropping faux leaves all around.
Don’t you love the word “faux”? It makes me feel so fancy, so French, so ooh-la-la!
It has me so joyeux that I just HAD to create something for the fall in my shop. I’ve got four new fall pillows. Ooohhhhh! They make me happy.
Wouldn’t that look perfect sitting on the divan or in your boudoir?
And here’s the good news: you can win one for yourself! Oui oui! My friend Kellie is giving one away over at her Fall Festival. If you go to her blog and tell her which pillow you want she will add your name to the giveaway.
Tell her I sent you. It won’t help you win, but then she will know how extraordinaire you are.
And if you don’t win, I hope you’ll order one for yourself.
Or should I say….
(My sincere apologies to anyone that speaks French)