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 (2014 Christmas Cookie Exchange and Link Party)

Chocolate Crinkles by virginiasweetpea

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 – 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 […]