Table Makeover with Red – Themed Furniture Day!

Table Makeover with Red by virginiasweetpea

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 […]

40+ Holiday Cocktail Party Recipe Ideas

Holiday Cocktail Blog Hop - 40+ Recipes

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 […]

Snowflake Ornament from Clothespins

Clothespin Snowflake

    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 […]

Eye Spy :: Three Historic Mansions in Lynchburg, Virginia

Three Historic Mansions in Lynchburg VA by virginiasweetpea

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 […]

Knockoff Pottery Barn Snowflake Embroidered Pillow

Pottery Barn Knockoff Snowflake 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 […]

Asters for Fall

Purple Asters

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 […]

12+ Inspiring Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

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 […]

How to Make a Football Halloween Treat Bag

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 […]