Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  What a wonderful holiday where we all wear green and pinch people who aren’t wearing green.  What a great day!

What???  You didn’t realize today was St. Patrick’s Day???  Well…here are some last minute ideas that you can pull together to still celebrate with the rest of us!

-For breakfast eat green eggs and ham!  You could also have some green milk to finish off the meal.

-Now onto to what to wear.  Obviously green.  But, you could also spruce up your outfit by wearing these adorable shamrock hairbows or the headband.

St. Patricks Day Bows

-You know what else you can do?  Paint your nails super festively.  I recently painted my nails gold with gold sparkles on top to be like the pot of gold.  Of course you could do green with shamrocks, or something of the sort.

Gold Nails

-Want something fun to do?  How about some St. Patrick’s Day Mad Libs!  You can find some really cute ones by just searching for them on Google.

-And finally, what about something really sweet for desert?  How about McDonald’s Shamrock Shake?  If you like mint ice cream, then you will love this milk shake.  But it is only available through today, March 17th.  So get it today if you want it!

Shamrock Shake

I hope this helps you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  This is something short and sweet and really easy to complete!

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Golden Yellow Fall Tablescape

Good morning! Are you ready for a new week? Just an update on the house…we got an offer and accepted it within 4 days of putting the house on the market!!! Woo hoo!! God is good! Now we just have to worry about the inspection, and hope nothing major comes up. We have been looking at houses and it is making my head hurt. 🙂 I know I am being pretty picky, but we will probably never buy another house, so I want this one to be one we will be in for a very long time. The right one will come along!

I set up a very simple tablescape for the blog this week. It’s a little difficult to come up with stuff to post since I am packing a lot of it up! But I do still have my dishes out, so you might be seeing a lot of place settings!

I used my white tablecloth and then used golden yellow and white napkins for the placemats. I have been wanting to try this out for awhile and I do like how it turned out. The plates on the bottom were the dishes I received for my wedding. They are called Blue Peony and are white with a little bit of blue around the edges and some flowers in the middle. I paired them with a grey plate and a smaller white plate. The napkins are kind of a greyish blue and I found some ribbon in my stash that was just the right color yellow. I used mismatched silverware this time. I have been picking up miscellaneous pieces from thrift stores when I see them. A mug for something warm and some iced tea finish it up.

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For the centerpiece, I used a ceramic pot which looks like a stump and placed some sunflowers inside, with a few other various stems. I put some small pumpkins and gourds inside a black candle lantern. I added a couple others onto the galvanized tray.

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I think the secret to a nice looking place-setting is the layering of the different pieces. It looks so nice to have all the different shapes and colors.

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I hope you all have a great week and see you next time!

Sunshine and Blessings

Here are a couple of other fall posts you might like!

 

Fall Tablescape Placesetting Pumpkin 2015         2015 Home Tour Fall Glittery Pumpkin

The Color Red-Fabulous Finds and Fashions

I decided to do something a little different this week with my fashions. I pulled items out of my closet, I chose red, and decided to lay them out with all the accessories and take pictures of them. When I told Lauren about it, she told me, “Guess what? I did the same thing!” We hadn’t even talked about it before! I guess great minds DO think alike!! LOL!

I decided to go with red this time. I don’t have a lot of bright colors, but I was able to put a couple of things together. Most of these are great finds too!

This red dress came from Forever 21 in the clearance section two summers ago. I like the fit and flair style. I originally wore it for Christmas, but it works great other times too. I added a necklace and earrings and a wallet that Lauren was getting rid of and some strappy sandals from Goodwill, NWT from Target. A little dressy, but still casual for summer.

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Most of this outfit is also from Goodwill. The red pants are from the Kardashian Kollection, but found at Goodwill, as was the top and the tote. The sandals were from a yard sale and I really don’t remember where the necklace came from. And always bring your puppy as an accessory!!

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I love this striped skirt and have worn it with many different things throughout the years. I layered a red tank top under the lace top to get the pop of red without overdoing it. I bought the purse last year from Ross before going to Disneyland. I have had the copper flip-flops for so long I can’t even tell you where I got them! The owl necklace was from the 99 Cent Store. There are silver hoops there too, by the shoes, but you can hardly see them on the rug.

red fashions and finds red striped skirt, white top, red tank  It was fun to put some ‘new’  outfits together. It helps me to use what I already own and not keep buying so many pieces I have nothing to go with! I hope to do a few more of these in other colors too.  Do you enjoy putting outfits together too? Doing it ahead of time takes away the excuse,”I have nothing to wear!”

Sunshine and Blessings

Fabulous Finds and Fashions

Hello! I have a few things to share with you today. I little bit of finds and a little bit of fashion!

I am not sure where this deer came from, but he is so cute! I knew I wanted to use it for a jewelry dish. I was at a thrift store last week and didn’t see any plates I thought would work, but then I saw one of the employees start to empty a cart full of dishes. I wandered around the store a little more and then came back and there was the perfect plate! White with little gold dots. I brought it home and then spray painted the deer gold and glued it on.

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The perfect little accessory for my dresser!

finds and fashion gold deer jewelry holder

These next two outfits were designed around the shoes. My daughter bought these for me a couple of years ago for my birthday. Of course, I had told her to go get them!! Anyways, they are a little more difficult to wear because of the stripes, but I think I found a couple of cute ways to wear them.

First I went a little more nautical or patriotic. A white t-shirt, red pants, denim jacket and a white and red anchor scarf. I even have a red and white striped purse a picked up from a yard sale several years ago.

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The other outfit is a little more neutral and traditional. Khaki slacks, navy blue lace top and a navy and pink scarf. I picked up this scarf at Disneyland this past summer and haven’t had a chance to wear it yet. I love it! I love this outfit with the little bit of bright pink.

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There we go! Two new outfits for me to wear! I love putting different things together with the items I already own. I will see if I can come up with more for the next time!

Sunshine and Blessings

Gold, Silver & White Rustic Glam Table

Hello! Are you ready for Thanksgiving Day? What do you usually do to celebrate? We will be going to my sister’s this year and eating lots of good food! I’m sure there will be some football watching, maybe some board games, and good naps. Sounds about right!

I’ve been slowly doing some decorating, but I did manage to get my table ready to go. I decided to go with a gold, silver and white theme this year. Kind of Rustic Glam. I picked up a few things that worked perfectly and put it all together.

Dining Room Christmas Tablescape 2015

The day I took the pictures was a beautiful sunshiny day. It didn’t quite give the cozy and warm feeling of the holidays, but it gave great light for the pictures! I used a white tablecloth and a white scarf with silver sparkles for a runner.

Dining Room Christmas Tablescape 2015 White and Gold

I started out with silver chargers at the ends of the table and then layered on white plates. I found some lovely grey napkins at Home Goods. I wrote names on a piece of wood and attached it to a wooden napkin ring. I used the flatware from Oneida that I received as wedding gifts many years ago.

Dining Room Silver Place Setting 2015

The other place setting have a gold charger, but the rest is the same.

Dining Room Christmas Tablescape Gold

I layered items on top of a wooden tray I picked up at Goodwill. I love using trays for centerpieces. It contains everything, plus you can just pick up the whole thing to move it out of the way. I found the sparkly burlap tree at Target and the sequined starfish was from Kohl’s several years ago.

Dining Room Christmas 2015 Candy Dish

This serene deer came from Goodwill too. I thought he was so pretty and he works perfectly on the table.

Dining Room Christmas 2015 White Deer

The tiered dish is from my MIL and this is the first time I have used it on my table. I added some ornaments that came from Target and some sweets for after dinner.

Dining Room Christmas 2015 Ornaments

I fell in love with this bird when I saw it! I knew it must come home with me! I bought it a friend too. It sits at the other end of the table. The arrow and feather garland was a must-have too. It just called out my name!

Dining Room Tablescape 2015 Natural Bird

The mercury glass jar was from Haley’s graduation and I picked up some sticks from my yard and spray painted them white. Then just plopped them in! I also added a little green with some cut evergreen from my yard.

Dining Room Christmas Centerpiece

I really like how this turned out this year. I usually use a lot more color, so this was a bit of a challenge. It really looks beautiful at night with the candles and tree lights glowing.

Dining Room Christmas 2015 Overhead

I hope you all have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Enjoy a day of family and friends and food!

Sunshine and Blessings