Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DIY: Beautiful and frugal Thanksgiving centerpieces & place cards you can easily create!


How's the Thanksgiving preparation moving along with you this week?
I have to say...I'm in pretty good shape over here.
The house is ( relatively) clean...
table's set.....decorations are up!
The menu is planned, the ingredients purchased and a schedule for 
each  dish and pie that needs to be prepared......
 chopped, simmered,
baked, marinated, quartered, mixed, kneaded, rolled, mixed, baked.....
has been set out.
It's the first Thanksgiving since '98 ( !) that I have hosted 
and I'm super excited about it!
Tomorrow ( Thanksgiving Eve) I'll  get working super duper early
in order for the hors d' oeuvres, appetizers, sides and pies
 to be  prepared and baked, 
leaving the oven free tomorrow night for our 28 pound turkey!
In addition to the food, those decorations I mentioned?
Thought I'd stop in and share a couple of super easy and very inexpensive 
items that can be used as
 centerpieces, counter top decor, place cards.
If  you're passing a Dollar Tree and would like to
 pick up a few items to create these
simple and lovely crafts for this year
or
 maybe  you'd like to purchase a few things 
and put them away for next Thanksgiving. to whip them up then.....
Either way, here are the supplies you might like to have on hand
 to make your table<  or a few corners and counters >
really sparkle with Fall color and design: 


From the kitchen~ 
 a set of orange-y  lights draped over the window
framing a recent gorgeous dawn.

From the dining room ~ 
 It's just so simple, but this give thanks banner glistens
in its festivity, doesn't it?
The sign came as part of a kit.....
each letter needs to be strung on a 1/2 inch wide satin-y ribbon.

Now are you up for some gorgeous, yet quick
centerpiece making?
I made these both in about 10 minutes including glue-drying time!




Here are the easy materials:


glue
festive  - holiday themed ribbon
AAA batteries ( ? )  

Because that battery pack pictured up there
 is so large,  I chose a wide ribbon to "hide" it.


Adorn the glasses as you'd like.....
Cut and wrap the ribbon and
maybe even glue on a paper craft maple leaf as I did here~ 




Once the LED lights are on, you have a super cute centerpiece!
I made 6 of these which will enhance the table nicely!

About those place cards?
How easy and cute are these~~



Mini chalk boards , glue , fall colored chalk
and paper maple leaves
 (which  I bought in bulk at the Dollar Tree)
and you're all set!



Easy, lovely and festive!
I would SO enjoy seeing photos of your creations!
Enjoy!

And................
How about a sweet deal for you!?
If you take this survey by SCJohnson, 
you'll be rewarded with specials, updates, info!


Click here to take the Thanksgathering survey~~
When families, gather, things get messy and
 turk-ify your family 
and get a $5 Mastercard when you upload a receipt for 
#SC Johnson products. 
5 winners every day up until 11/30/2017 
will be selected to win a year’s worth of SC Johnson products!!
Now that's even more  for which to be thankful!

This is a #sponsored #ad through #SCJ 




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Until next time,

~Chris


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Until next time,

~Chris


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Sunday, November 19, 2017

100+ perfect gifts & stocking stuffers: The complete categorized guide for everyone on your list!

I've put together a whole boatload of shopping
guides in recent weeks for my readers and......... 
just in case you missed any.....here ya go!
Gotcha covered.
With amazon's next day shipping, not only are these
unique, personal gifts within your budget, 
you should easily get your items in plenty of time! 

Here's all of the posts in one place.
Happy Shopping!







Perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for  the bibliophile on your list

Basically, everything in this guide is on my list!
From socks to journals
to mugs and throws, here's a comprehensive list of

 The Best Gifts for the Bibiolphile in Your life! 






Gifts for the Coffee Lover in your Life!
And we're not 
 just talking Starbucks either!
There are coffees around the world, gifts for the traveler
writer and java junkie, chocolate- coffee goodies, 
gorgeous coffee makers and more!

Coffee Masters Around The World In Twelve Coffees Variety Pack, 1.5-Ounce Packets (Pack of 12)









                                                     Ultimate List of  Tech Deals: 






5 Essentials for Your Next Camping Trip or: 
All Rain Flies are Not Created Equal



Now that you've taken care of the special people in your life,
 how about a sweet deal for you!?
If you take this survey by SCJohnson, 
you'll be rewarded with discounts, updates, info!
Click here to take the Thanksgathering survey~~
When families, gather, things get messy and
 Test your Thanksgiving knowledge with our trivia,
 turk-ify your family 
and get a $5 Mastercard when you upload a receipt for 
#SC Johnson products. 
5 winners every day up until 11/30/2017 

will be selected to win a year’s worth of #SC Johnson products!!
Now that's even more  for which to be thankful!
This is a #sponsored #ad through #SCJ 
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Until next time,

~Chris

Saturday, November 18, 2017

🍁 You're invited to a Thanksgathering! 🦃


So after posting several gift guides recently for those special 
people on your list......
Perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for bibliophiles




and 

Gifts for coffee lovers in your life





as well as this mega guide
which includes 100+ gifts for anyone .......:
100+ perfect gifts & stocking stuffers: 
The complete categorized guide for everyone on your list! 



.......I want to offer you , my wonderful readers, a sweet deal!

Let me explain~

The best names  out there
in  cleaning supplies, home storage,
pest control and auto care?
They're all SC Johnson products......
And SCJohnson is  celebrating Thanksgiving by sponsoring
 a promotion called “Thanksgathering.” 
 🦃 
Because basically, when families gather, things get messy......
and SC Johnson can help. 



Here's what  you  get  : 


**  Receive a $5 Mastercard when you upload a receipt for 
any #SC Johnson product.
 In the process, be included in the drawing to 
to win a year’s worth of #SC Johnson products!!

<< 5 winners every day up until 11/30/2017  >> 

Now that's even more  for which to be thankful!

How can we make this happen

Take this survey  and
you'll be rewarded with specials, updates, info!
Click here to take the Thanksgathering survey~~

And here are just a few of their
awesome new products just in time for the holidays!!



adorable, no?? 


DIY Hot Cocoa Gift Kits card


So let me sum up:

 Test your Thanksgiving knowledge with trivia,
 have fun  turk-ify-ing your family,
benefit by receiving updates on great deals
and
last but not least--------be entered in the daily drawing 
to win a year's worth of SC Johnson products!

Good luck!
This is a #sponsored #ad through #SCJ 


Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web! 

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why not consider clicking through my link
In this way, I will receive a small commission on the purchase.....
at no cost to you.
THANK YOU!

Until next time,


~Chris



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