Monday, November 29

Reduce Reuse Upcycle: Thanksgiving Leftovers

No, I'm not talking about these leftovers

I'm talking about all of the cans, cartons and paper bags sitting in your trash can or your recycle bin from all of your Thanksgiving preparation. Before you toss them out, consider reducing the bulk and re-using them to kick off the next holiday! Here are some ideas for some Christmas crafts and gifts using what might otherwise be trashed:

soup or vegetable cans...

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soup cans filled with Starbucks coffee and

resealed for gifting...via Melanies Madness

egg cartons...

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via reusability

paper bags for lumineries....

bottle caps for Christmas magnets...

milk cartons...

fill them with homemade christmas chex mix or savory

sweets and recover with cute paper for a festive gift! via stampinalley blog

mason jars...

fill with indredients for your favorite cookies and give as a

gift along with the recipe. Check it out here. How cute is that!

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and remembered to count your blessings. I know I did!

Wednesday, November 24

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I am so looking forward to hanging with family, eating too much, being lazy and watching football! But let's not forget to have a thankful heart and give credit where credit is due...Here are some of the things in my life i've been thanking God for lately:

What's in your Thanksgiving callage this year???

Have a teriffic turkey day! I'll be taking the rest of the week off to enjoy my holiday so...until monday...

Monday, November 22

Vintage Love: Pyrex

Thanksgiving is Thursday and that means a lot of cooking, baking, serving and storing will be going on this week! Thus, I thought it appropriate to share with you my love for old school pyrex. Awhile back I saw a blogpost here that inspired me to add "scour through Goodwill and load up on vintage pyrex" to my to-do list. Here is some vintage eye candy for you as you prepare for your Thanksgiving dish:

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Now, tell me "scour through Goodwill and load up on vintage pyrex" is not on YOUR to-do list! I'm hoping my kitchen cabinet will look like the one above soon, what about you?

Friday, November 19

Oh Louise! at the Jingle Bash!

If you don't already know, Etsy Dallas is having their annual christmas Jingle Bash this weekend! I have never been but I am so excited to go this year! Booths and booths of homemade and vintage lovelies! Perfect place to knock out all your christmas shopping...before Thanksgiving!

I am featuring my friend Eleanor's shop, Oh Louise!, today because...well...she's incredibly talented and creative and has the most adorable (and hip) prints, invitations, stationery, gift tags and custom christmas cards! Check out her
Etsy shop and her cute won't be disappointed! Here are just a few of my faves from her shop:

ok, maybe that's more than a few, but I couldn't pick just a few favorites because I love her whole shop! Oh... and she has many colors and fonts to choose from and will do just about any custom order for you!

Now you want to come and shop at the Oh Louise! booth, dont you? So, if you're in the DFW area, stop by the Jingle Bash!! It will be a stellar good time with crafts, crafts, and more crafts....oh yea, and drinks! see you there!

Tuesday, November 16

Top Ten Favorite Etsy Finds for Fall

We still have over a month left of fall and North Texas has finally decided to join in the rest of the country and celebrate the season with cooler climates and colorful leaves. So I decided to share with you some of my favorite fall finds from Etsy!

Vintage Houndstooth Hat from:

Fall Inspired Wool Felt Clutch
Red Leaf Clutch from:
Fuzzy Logic Felt

Pumpkin Brulee with Pistachio Butter Hand-Crafted Soap
Pumpkin Brulee Soap from:
Talluhlas Soaps

Frosty Leaf Earrings
Frosty Gold Leaf Earrings from:
Linkel Designs

Vintage 50's Cashmere Mink Collar Cardigan S
Vintage Cashmere and Fur Cardigan from:
Mousevox Vintage

Watching From A Branch
"Watching From A Branch" Art from:
Kate Endle

Yarn Wreath Felt Handmade Door Decoration - Tan and Red 8in
Yarn and Felt Handmade Wreath from:

Scotty Dog Vintage Tartan BROOCH - Pink, Olive, Orange

Tweed Scotty Dog Brooches From: Emma Dear Vintage Goods

Tweed in a Pumpkin Patch - Pillow Cover - 14 Inch - No 10

Tweed and Pumpkin Pillow Cover from: Emma Dear Vintage Goods (made from vintage men's suits)


Adorable Autumn Critters from: Strawberries and Cream

{Have yourself a Fabulously Fall Tuesday!}