Hello everyone and welcome back to another Share Your Style Link Party! Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving last week. Can't believe we are now full swing into my favorite holiday of the year...Christmas. This week your party host is me, Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane.
Monday, November 28, 2016
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. My Thanksgiving took a major detour. My father passed away unexpectedly last Tuesday night. My family drove into FL to be with him in the hospital before they took him off of life support. We will eventually go back for a memorial service after his body is cremated. Unfortunately, I'm starting to link holidays with deaths in the family now! My FIL passed away on Halloween in 2014, my MIL passed away on Christmas Eve in 2015, and now my dad on Thanksgiving (almost) this year. I've heard that bad things happen in three's right? Hopefully, this is the last of it for a long time.
I was supposed to host Thanksgiving at my house this year, but since everyone was scattered about from being in FL, that didn't happen. So, we came back and cooked a ham and some other sides for our Thanksgiving. But, my husband had planned on cooking some turkeys in his new Char Broil turkey fryer. So, we decided to cook one of our turkeys last weekend instead. It was very easy and very good. This unit cooks with hot air, NOT OIL! So, it's a very healthy way to cook your turkey. I thought I would share how it worked in case you were considering trying one of these. It's nice to free up your oven by using one of these too!
We started out with a 12 lb fresh Butterball turkey.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
I've been enjoying giving some home accessories a makeover. They were just sitting in my basement and not really wowing me with their current look. So, I decided to get some craft paint out and give them a new look.
The first "victim" was this large metal crown. It started out in just a plain dark grey finish. I forgot to take a before pic. I decided to dry brush some white paint on it and then follow that with a dark wax. It gave it an antique look and the paint brought out more details on the crown.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Hey all and a big welcome to the 92nd Share Your Style link party! Wow we are only one week away from the beginning of the holiday season and the creativity out there in bloggy land is definitely in overdrive. This week your host is me, Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane, and I can't tell how pumped I am to be here. I am stepping in this week for Kelly from the blog The Essence of Home, as she was so gracious as to take over for me a few weeks ago as your party host.
(My official shout out)
Thank you Kelly!!
Friday, November 11, 2016
First, I want to wish all veterans a very happy Veterans Day. With the recent election and turmoil expressed on the streets due to the outcome, I hope that we can take time to remember why we have this great country to live in with the freedom to elect our own president in the first place. It is because of our veterans. Never forget!
I recently did some shopping and mentioned in my last post that I would share what I bought. I am just doing my part to help keep the economy alive and well. Ha!!!
At Scottsdale Farms, I purchased this beautiful French looking grain sack tea towel. It is so well made and thick. I don't actually use it though. I have it hanging on my oven door.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Last week, my mom and sister took me out for my birthday. We went shopping and ate lunch at this cute place not too far from my house. It's called Scottsdale Farms. They sell plants, gardening supplies, jewelry, and home decor. They also have a wonderful cafe. After we ate lunch there, we browsed the store. I took pics so you could come along with us.
Friday, November 4, 2016
As I mentioned in my last post, from the Country Living Fair, I bought some ornate candlesticks that weren't in the finish that I liked. So, I decided to give them a makeover. These candlesticks were the perfect size and style, just not the right color. Also, the price was great! I got both candlesticks for just $25. Ornate candlesticks can get very pricey. So, I snatched these up quickly!
I knew I could use a little bit of paint and wax to give them the look I wanted.
This is what the candlesticks looked like when I bought them.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
WELCOMEto the 90th Share Your Style party. Each of us hostesses are so tickled to have you .....there are five of us so when you link with us, your blog will get lots of exposure and don't forget when you link to mention the SYS party with a link back on your blog. Wow! Last week we had almost 300 party goers and we are so appreciative of each and everyone one of you. I personally tried two of your recipes and one of the Fall decorative projects. Your Style and Inspiration are fabulous. I am your host today, Lynn, of The Vintage Nest, so I get to choose the features for the week.......let's do it.