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Makes Scents

One of the wonderful part of this time of year is the fresh smell of pine from a newly-cut Christmas tree. If you don’t do the tree route or your tree is artificial, you might consider some of the lovely scents from Sydney Hale Company. Their fragrances are made from soy, so they’re eco-friendly, and […]

Top Three Thursdays on Wednesday

Thursday is Thanksgiving so I’ll be focused on turkey and all the fixings. I didn’t want to miss the weekly Etsy love fest, though, because I missed it last week (sorry), and since Etsy is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping without all mall frenzy, I thought I’d help give you a jump […]

Entertainment Time

The season of non-stop entertaining is about to begin. Maybe you need a few of these festive trays to serve up your goodies? I think everything seems a little more special when served up on a tray, don’t you? Which of these do you like from Kir Devries?

Let There be (Candle)Light

It was a happy day when the mailman brought me some samples of Linnea’s Lights, an eco-friendly candle line with absolutely delightful scents. The happiness began with the packaging. It’s a little thing but really how nice to include a small box of matches, don’t you think? It just sends the message that they care […]

Top Three Thursdays

It’s October so I can officially dedicate this week’s Top Three Thursdays Etsy post to all things Halloween. Trust me: I’ve held back until the month actually arrived — I am that big a Halloween fan. In fact, I’m inviting people over for dinner the day before solely so I have an excuse to carve […]

Top Three Thursdays

Is it too early for pumpkins? Probably, but I love them and it’s my blog so I’m kicking off Top Three Thursdays on Etsy with these little papier mache numbers from Middleburg Folk Art Studio. You can get them with or without the saying on them (“Grown with passion, harvested with love). Without would be […]

Restoration Hardware Sale

Restoration Hardware is having a Stars and Stripes sale until July 6, where you can save an additional 10 percent on all things outdoor, some of which are already on sale! Here are just a few of the goodies where you can get additional saving, everything from garden furniture to lights, planters and other accessories.

Merry Christmas!

You can get a jumpstart on next year’s decorations with this lovely colorful DIY wreath from blogger Emily Kate, who chronicles the story of renovating her 1880s log cabin at ThirtyEight20. It seems very easy to do and you can take advantage of all those post-Christmas sales to stock up on colorful ornaments now. Enjoy! […]

Top Three Thursdays

I’ve been looking for a new tablecloth for the holidays. I got mine years ago at Pier One and it’s served us all well, but it’s a little tired. Everything I’ve seen so far has been too festive, over-the-top in screaming It’s Christmas! This handmade linen tablecloth at Linen Me’s Etsy shop is much along […]

Top Three Thursdays

Here’s a handy item on Etsy to kick off Top Three Thursday: a chalkboard calendar from Something’s Hiding Here’s shop. It would be perfect in your kitchen, I think. It’s made of poplar and of course chalk paint. Size is 7″ X 5.5″. Price is $30. Kind of a perfect gift, don’t you think?

This charming […]