Friday Favorites #16

Thanksgiving is over.  The turkey is cleaned up.  And today I am out braving the crowds to do a little Black Friday shopping.  It is so hard to believe that the Christmas season officially starts today and the holiday will be here before you know it.  What are your plans for this weekend?  Shopping...decorating...spending time with family?

From now until Christmas, my Friday Favorites are going to be holiday related.  Isn't that what most of us are interested in being inspired by right now?  It's what I'm seeing the most of right now on Pinterest and throughout the many blogs I follow.  Whether you plan on decorating a lot, whipping up many delicious treats, hosting family, or just enjoying the season, I hope that some of what I share here will help you create a cozy, meaningful Christmas!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Simple Christmas Display with tree inside of crate from Dreamy Whites | Friday Favorites at

Friday Favorites #15

It has been a super busy week, so I'm keeping it short and sweet today.....Here are my favorites from the week!  Enjoy!

Neutral Pottery Barn Living Room....Looks really cozy! | Friday Favorites at

Handmade Gift Tag Ornaments

Learn how to make easy DIY Christmas Gift Tag Ornaments from leftover Formica samples! |

I'm not sure whether it is beneficial or not, but I've found that sometimes when people find that you are a creative individual, they tend to give you really strange items to do something with.  Today's project was created from one of those "donations."

My aunt had a bunch of Formica samples leftover from a recent kitchen remodeling project.  Rather than throw them away, she decided there had to be something  I could make out of them.

How to Paint a Christmas Pillow

How to Paint a Pillow for Christmas decorating | #Christmas #DIY

I can hardly believe that it is just about time for me to start putting out decorations for Christmas.....and I know many of you are already done!  Christmas is my favorite time for decorating.  I love adding greenery throughout the house, tucking some vintage ornaments in unexpected places, and decking out my Christmas tree.  I love the holiday so much that last year I shared 25 whole days of Christmas inspiration!

Friday Favorites #14

Welcome to another week of my Friday Favorites!  How has your week been going?  I've got some great pictures to share with you this morning.  I guess a lot caught my eye this past week.  Hope you enjoy my favorites!  Enjoy your weekend, friends! 

Rustic Wood Tool Caddy from Dreamy Whites | Friday Favorites at

Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake for Thanksgiving Dessert

With three layers of pumpkin flavored cheesecake on a gingersnap crust, this Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake makes a wonderful presentation as an after-dinner dessert during the fall.  It also is a delicious alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.

Learning about Shutter Speed | Photography 101

It has been a month since our last lesson on photography when we learned about aperture.  (Where did that time go?!?!)  Have you been practicing how to use this amazing feature in your camera?  Another one of the basics in photography is shutter speed, and that is what today's lesson is all about.

Friday Favorites #13

Happy Friday friends!  I hope that your week has been going well.  Many of you seem to be feeling the same way as I have that things have been crazy busy lately.  And unfortunately, I don't think that is going to change anytime soon.  We are on the home stretch towards Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything the holidays bring.  In addition to that, I've got some guest posts and a few blog hops coming up over the next month as well as my open house in less than two weeks.  Ack!  

Alright, now onto something a little less favorite pictures of the week.  I hope you enjoy your weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday!

Gorgeous brick house | Friday Favorites at

Setting a Beautiful Tablescape for Thanksgiving

Check out this post for tips on creating a beautiful and special Thanksgiving tablescape this fall! |

As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, I get excited for decorating my home and table.  I love picking up new dinnerware or linens....making favors for my guest to take home...coming up with different side dishes to serve with the traditional meat and potatoes.  So when Kelly of Live, Laugh, Rowe invited me to participate in a tablescape blog hop, I jumped at the chance!
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