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 […]

Three Historic Mansions in Lynchburg VA by virginiasweetpea

Eye Spy :: Three Historic Mansions in Lynchburg, Virginia…

A few weeks ago I shared five historic houses in my town whose fall porch decor I admired.  Not only did I admire the decor, I admired the architecture of these five homes.  Today I’m back with the second installment of “Eye Spy” in Lynchburg, Virginia, to share three historic mansions on Rivermont Avenue that I’ve […]

Pottery Barn Knockoff Snowflake Pillow

Knockoff Pottery Barn Snowflake Embroidered Pillow…

It’s time for another installment of “Rock Your Knock Off” where bloggers make less expensive versions of projects found in favorite catalogs.  Since Christmas is just around the corner, this time the projects are holiday inspired. It didn’t take long for me to find my inspiration, Pottery Barn’s Knotted Snowflake Embroidered Pillow Cover which retails […]

Hot Spinach Taco Dip

Hot Spinach Taco Dip…

Can you believe it is almost the middle of November?  Before we know it we will be knee-deep in holiday party preparations.  I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to take to a party is a dip for all to enjoy.  Hot Spinach Taco Dip is one of those dips that […]

Thanksgiving Mantel and Living Room Decor

Thanksgiving Mantel and Living Room Decor…

November means Thanksgiving.  Today I’m sharing one of my Thanksgiving traditions: decorating my home with my turkey collection.  I started collecting turkeys in college.  (I’ll point out the first one that I purchased when I share its picture.)  Thanksgiving decor isn’t easy to find.  Stores seem to jump straight from Halloween decor to Christmas, bypassing […]

Purple Asters

Asters for Fall…

I can’t believe that my Asters are still blooming.  It’s November 5th and we’ve yet to have a hard frost in my area of Virginia.  This plant has been blooming non-stop for over a month!   Asters look a bit like a Daisy up close.  My Asters were passed along to me by a very […]

Inspiring Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

12+ Inspiring Thanksgiving Craft Ideas…

October is over and it is time to put away the Halloween decorations and get out decorations for Thanksgiving.  I love decorating for Thanksgiving and am glad that the big day is late this year so that I’ll have plenty of time to enjoy my turkeys and other Thanksgiving things. I’ve found that a lot […]

Football Halloween Treat Bag

How to Make a Football Halloween Treat Bag…

Sherman delivered doggie treats to some of his friends in the neighborhood last Saturday.  It was fun to take him out and about in his costume and also fun to give his friends treats.  I made a football Halloween treat bag to hold the treats that he delivered.  This was fun to make and coordinated […]

Sherman with Kroger Pet Treats

Halloween Treats (Not Tricks) for Sherman’s Doggie Friends…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are truthful and my own. Our dog Sherman loves to visit dogs in our neighborhood to play.  He loves to go from house to house to play with his doggie friends.  This year for a pre-Halloween celebration, I bought Halloween treats […]

Five Delicious Soups for Fall by virginiasweetpea.com

Five Delicious Soups for Fall…

  Fall means it is soup time at my house. I love to make a pot or two of soup on Sunday to enjoy for dinner all through the week. Today I’m sharing five of my favorite soup recipes that I’ve made time and time again.   Country Captain includes both chicken and sausage and […]

Monogrammed Table for Themed Furniture Makeover Day by virginiasweetpea.com

Monogrammed Table Makeover – Themed Furniture Day!…

It’s that time again, themed furniture makeover day!  It seems like just yesterday that I was sharing last month’s project, a two toned makeover for a Lane cedar chest. This month the theme is words or letters.  Like any southern girl, I can’t resist a monogram and decided to give a $5 Goodwill table an […]