Vintage Christmas Decor by virginiasweetpea

Vintage Christmas Decor…

  Wow!  Christmas is less than a week away and I’m finally sharing the last of my Christmas decorations.  Earlier this month I shared outside and our porch, my kitchen, and my mantel.  Come on in and let me show you a bit more of my  home decorated for Christmas. A music stand inherited from […]

DIY Fire Starter

DIY Fire Starters (A Great Gift Idea)…

How is your Christmas shopping going?  I’m way behind, probably because I’d rather spend my free time crafting or cooking rather than shopping.  If you are looking for a simple gift that is great for a friend or neighbor, consider making  DIY Fire Starters. If you don’t need a gift idea but enjoy an evening by […]

Nestle Toll House DelightFulls with Peanut Butter Filling

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Nestle Toll House DelightFulls…

This post is sponsored by Nestle Toll House, but my love for their DelightFulls filled morsels is all my own.   #TollHouseTime, #NestleTollHouse #DelightFulls A favorite holiday tradition for most families is baking.  My mom used to bake batches of cookies for us to enjoy and so did my grandmother.  When my grandmother arrived for her […]

Low Calorie Russian Tea

Low Calorie Russian Tea…

My first memory of Russian Tea was my grandmother bringing it to our house along with tin after tin of cookies when she came to visit at Christmas.  Granny packaged her Russian Tea in a Sanka  bottle and we enjoy an occasional cup the rest of the winter. I always enjoy Russian Tea but I […]

Christmas in the Kitchen by virginiasweetpea.com

Christmas in the Kitchen…

  Welcome to my Christmas kitchen!  Last year we traveled for Christmas and I chose not to decorate, so it has been a real pleasure this year to make my home festive for the season.   It’s been several years since I’ve shared kitchen pictures with you, so I’ll give a little bit of our […]

Olive-Red Pepper-Mediterranian Dip

Olive and Red Pepper Mediterranean Dip {With a Kick!}…

Thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring today’s post and for inspiring me to create a unique recipe for the holidays.   #MezzettaMemories  #SharingJoy In my family a relish tray is a staple on a holiday table.  We all enjoy the olives and homemade pickles that are staples on the tray.  I think my love of olives started […]

Sparkly Snowflake Ornament by virginiasweetpea.com

Sparkly Snowflake Ornament…

Welcome to the first annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour bought to you by my friend Sondra Lyn from Sondra Lyn at Home and co-hosted by Michele from Our Rosey Life.   I am delighted to be part of this talented group sharing projects this week. Here is the line-up for the week: Monday – […]

Four Calling Birds Mantel by virginiasweetpea.com

Four Calling Birds Themed Christmas Mantel…

Can you ever remember not hearing or singing The Twelve Days of Christmas?  I know I can’t! This year I joined a group of bloggers to bring you a week’s worth of Christmas cheer inspired by this traditional Christmas song. My mantel’s theme for this Christmas season is Four Calling Birds. My mantel design started […]

Christmas Curb Appeal 2014 from virginiasweetpea.com

Christmas Curb Appeal 2014…

It’s finally here, the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas! I’m starting December by joining a group of blogging friends for a Welcome Home Christmas Tour.  Each day this week we are sharing how we welcome others to our homes for Christmas. Our home is on a corner lot and can be seen on […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Gardener

Holiday Gift Guide for the Gardener…

  Yikes!  Tomorrow is December 1st!  How is your holiday shopping going?  I’ll admit that I’ve done more decorating than shopping and need to get busy. Do you have a gardener in your life for whom you need a few gift ideas?  I’m sharing gift ideas that the gardener in your life is sure to […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner

Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner…

  Have you started your holiday shopping?  I’ve barely made a dent in mine and am hoping to get a lot accomplished in the next week so that I can enjoy the season without the stress of shopping. Now that we can easily shop online, shopping isn’t nearly as stressful as it used to be […]

Chocolate Crinkles by virginiasweetpea

Chocolate Crinkles (2014 Christmas Cookie Exchange and Link Party)…

Baking is one activity that I really look forward to at Christmas time.  I like to make family favorite cookie recipes and I enjoy trying new recipes. Today I’m sharing a new favorite, Chocolate Crinkles.   I found this recipe in a local cookbook written by a well known caterer, Maryanne Rhodes.  The cookbook is […]

Table Makeover with Red by virginiasweetpea

Table Makeover with Red – Themed Furniture Day!…

Today is November’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day and this month’s theme is red.  Red is one of my favorite colors and I was excited to makeover a table that I found in a pile of trash on my way to school one day. I was already running late the day I spotted this table but […]

Holiday Cocktail Blog Hop - 40+ Recipes

40+ Holiday Cocktail Party Recipe Ideas…

I think we can all safely say that it is officially the holiday season.  Thanksgiving is a little over a week away and Christmas will be here before you know it. The holiday season is prime time for cocktail party food.  Do you need some new ideas?  If you do, you are in the right […]

Clothespin Snowflake

Snowflake Ornament from Clothespins…

    Are you looking for a fun and easy ornament to make for your Christmas tree?  How about a snowflake crafted from clothespins?   You will need six clothespins to make an ornament.  Be sure that your clothespins are the same size.   Remove the spring from each clothespin.   Glue each clothespin together […]