Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Ten - Christmas Movies!

Today I'm going to share with you 10 of my favorite Christmas movies and a bonus 3 of Brandi's! I like all 13 on this list, but the first 10 are my absolute favorites (in no order, of course) and the last 3 are just a bonus three so Brandi could get in on this too. :)

Each image is linked to the Amazon page so you can get more info or purchase it!

Here you go:

I watch The Muppet Christmas Carol EVERY year.

I know that Sleepless in Seattle isn't really a Christmas movie, but I included it because I watch it at Christmas as there is Christmas/New Year in the movie.

I hope you enjoyed our list - what are some of your favorites?

Linking up here:

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Made it Monday- Cat hat

It's Monday again and here is what I've been working on.

I kind of think it looks like a mouse.
I bougt the pattern here.

This was a special order for someone we know from church. She also ordered a very cute scarf that Meig made and I am sure you will see pictures soon.

You have until midnight tonight to get 15% off everything in our store. Code: GRATEFUL  This includes special orders so if you want a cat hat like this one just send us an email!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Linky party!

Hey everyone! We usually do a Foodie Friday linky party and this week it has a theme, Thanksgiving! Link up your posts about your Thanksgiving food! We had a great time at Meig's house with family and friends. Here's what we had.

And the beautiful table put together by Meig

Now you can link up your Thanksgiving dinner! And don't forget to use the coupon code GRATEFUL at checkout for 15% off your order today through Monday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! AND giveaway winner!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Yep, that's what our table looks like! Yay!

Today we are so thankful for so many things, including the opportunity to have each other in our lives and for the chance to be together on such a wonderful holiday. We're also VERY thankful for you!

So let's tell you who won this fancy schmancy giveaway so we can go eat some TURKEY!!!

And the winner is...



Shoot us an email with your address, the state/city you want painted on your bag, and which color you want (green, gray dots, or paisley) before the end of Cyber Monday and we'll send it out to you! If we don't hear from you by then, we'll pick a new winner.

Happy Turkey Day everyone. We hope you'll link up with us tomorrow for Foodie Friday! We'll share LOTS more pictures of our Thanksgiving feast! Also, if you want to buy some goodies from our shop, use the code GRATEFUL for 15% off tomorrow through Monday! :)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ten ways to cook a Turkey

Since this week is Thanksgiving I thought I would make Tuesday Ten about Turkey! There are so many ways to cook turkey other than the regular old roasting with stuffing. On Friday we will be hosting a linky party for everyone to link up their Thanksgiving spread.

Some of these are really unusual.

1. Frying- This is becoming more common, its really unhealthy but super yummy. Just don't try to fry a frozen turkey!

2. Beer can- Open a can of your favorite beer and gently place it inside the turkey before roasting.

3. Microwave- Personally the only thing I like microwaved is my popcorn but this can be done with a 12lb or smaller turkey.

4. Grill- In Ohio it would just be too cold to do this on Thanksgiving but I'd love to try it sometime.

5. Brine- This method takes some time and space in your refrigerator but it makes the turkey very moist and flavorful.

6. Steamed- Wrap the whole thing in tin foil, keep it a little loose for steam to escape

7. Smoked- You need a smoker or the right type of grill but I bet apple wood chips would make for an interesting turkey.

8. Oven bag- This is probably my favorite, the bag keeps the turkey moist and its simple, spray the bag add some veggies and the turkey and thats it.

9. Crock pot- If you have a small enough Turkey or large enough crock pot but don't expect a crispy skin

10. Bacon wrapped- I have never heard of this before today but check it out: Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

I would love to try all of these! I am very excited for Thanksgiving dinner with Meig this year, we are going food shopping and craft shopping tonight!

Don't forget to take pictures on Thursday and link them up here on Friday.

Also only a couple days left to enter our giveaway!

We are linking up:

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This week Miss Mommy is featuring my other blog make sure you go to her blog and check it out.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monkey Monday

Today I'm going to share some random projects that I've been working on lately. I've had a lot going on around here and have been terrible about taking pictures, sorry! I am trying to get my house in shape for family to come over on Thanksgiving and so it's been a little hectic. BUT I did snag some pictures of a few projects to share with you!!

Brandi and I found this end table sitting on the side of the road. Neglected. Sad. FREE. So we grabbed it and I decided to paint it. I looked up many different techniques, and I found this blog post with a pretty simple recipe. I headed over to Lowe's (surprised B by showing up while she was working, too!) and grabbed some non sanded grout for my project. (We had picked out the paint color together last week.)

I love how the blue looks with my red couches!! I need to put another coat on it, but I think all in all it turned out how I wanted it to.

I made this super cute little monkey hat for an order in our shop. It's for an infant and my, oh my, is that hat tiny!! I had to figure out how to make my standard rose smaller because it was almost as big as the hat!!

This is a custom order cloche hat that I made. I was asked to make a beanie, but it's so boring. She also wants a flower on it so I used my executive decision powers (she's also a very good friend of mine, so I can do things like this) and made this hat and will make the flower for her later this week. I'm also going to whip up some fingerless mitts to match. She has a cowl (this same pattern) with the same yarn and wanted a complete matching set!

So, that's what I've been up to lately. What about you? Also, make sure you sign up for our GIVEAWAY!! It ends on Thursday! :)