Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day is filled with lots of love, warmth, laughs, full bellies, traditions new and old, and good cheer.

I am thankful for the health, love, and support of my family and friends, for you my readers, for good food, and for relaxing holiday mornings.  I am thankful for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Dog Show that follows…they are quite possibly my favorite parts of the day.

I am thankful for my beautiful, spirited, creative, and thoughtful children that find it suitable to challenge me and love me every day.  And I am thankful for fast shutter speeds (sometimes not fast enough) because my children won’t let me take their picture.


I am thankful for my bread machine that I used to fix up some of these for breakfast (and I can’t wait to share).  I am thankful for the coffee that pairs with this morning treat perfectly.


I am thankful for the opportunity to share inspiration with you, everyday.

Thank you.



white felt & feather wreath

Do you want to add a little sparkle to your holiday decor? Maybe a little glam?  This holiday wreath accomplishes both, is easy enough to make, and I am happy to say, can outlast most of the other Christmas decor.  Let’s face it, the snow is here until May (if you live in Upstate NY), so a bit of fun and sparkle might get rid of those mid-winter blues.  Indeed!


First cut out several leaf shapes from white felt, no template needed.  Cut out lots.  And if you need more as you go, cut out more.  That’s what I did.


Hot glue them on a wreath form, around and around until it is covered.  Here’s a little hint, work in the same direction going around…


Wrap a little section with some super-glittery ribbon and tuck in some feathers.  I got this ribbon at Walmart where the Christmas gift wrap is.  I also got gold, because, why not?


Hang it up where you want some shine.


Should I repeat the process with that fabulous gold ribbon?  Maybe?

Linking it Up:
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The Winthrop Chronicles
Lemon Paper Designs
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The Party Bunch
The Merriest Blog Hop
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Christmas Wonderful Link Party

life in general {change of season}

Now that the snow has fallen, and has stuck around a tiny bit, and Thanksgiving is this week, and there are only three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and my brain is swimming with holidays–

I am in full holiday decor swing.  I am packing up the fall and bringing in the merry.  I am probably one of the late-comers, and I won’t get into how I really feel about too much Christmas before Thanksgiving is even over, but I am in fact jumping head first into the holidays…even before Santa and his sleigh cross Herald Square (which is my usually my shotgun start for the season).


I am excited to share some of the merry with you over the next couple of weeks!  How about you…do you wait?  Or can’t wait?


wrap it up: 12 yummy wrap ideas

Yesterday I hosted an “It’s a Wrap” party at my house for some girlfriends.  Everyone came over with some Christmas gifts that needed wrapping and we decked those babies out all beautiful.  We had lots of fun eating, sipping, wrapping…learning to tie a proper bow!  With the holidays coming and all of the wrapping you may be doing, here are some food wrap ideas for you to enjoy!



Spicy Tuna Wraps via Eating Well

Raw Veggie Wrap via Healthy. Happy. Life.


Grilled Chicken Pesto Wrap via Emily Bites

Avocado & White Bean Wrap via Us Girls Our View


Hoisin Wraps via BBC Good Food

BLT Wraps via My Recipes


Asian Chicken Wraps via My Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Wraps via Average Betty


Prosciutto & Gruyere Wrap via Martha Stewart

Hummus Spiral Wrap via Healthy. Happy. Life

And, something for your sweet tooth.


Sweet Pumpkin Wontons via Steamy Kitchen

Strawberry Nutella Wraps via Better in Bulk

Hungry yet?  I could eat some of these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!