Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hi Glam readers!!!  I just wanted to pop in to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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This year, we're spending it in Florida with my parents.  It's been a long time since we've been able to spend Thanksgiving together and I'm grateful for the opportunity.
I hope that whether you're hosting or visiting, whether you're home or traveling that you are surrounded by loved ones and laughter and that you have the chance to make some beautiful memories!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Table Roundup!!!

Hi Glam readers!!
It's Wednesday!  The day before Thanksgiving.  I'm sure some of you may be up to your eyeballs in food prep and maybe others are running around assembling last minute finishing touches to your decor.
I thought it would be fun to give you a round up of my favorite Thanksgiving tables in case you're in need of last minute inspiration!

Amanda Carol at Home- Thanksgiving Table 2012

I love this one from Amanda Carol!  The neutral palate is perfect for Autumn but the gold brings in a perfect balance of sparkle.


I love everything about this one from my blogging buddy Jennifer.
So many of my favorite things going on here!  I love the unexpected touch of pink and the bright orange roses mixed with pheasant feathers.  Of course, you can never go wrong with blue willow, in my book!

The colors and textures of this centerpiece are absolutely beautiful! Adding the fresh flowers really takes the entire setting to a whole new level!  From French Country Cottage: Simple Autumn Centerpiece

The colors and textures of this centerpiece found via french country cottage are breathtaking!

If you're looking for something on a budget, see what you already have on hand and work it into this years table!  That's what I did with all of these past tablescape projects.

So, see what you have lying around and re-purpose it for your table.  Old glassware as vases, wrapping paper for table runners, old curtains for tablecloths.  Use your imagination and have fun!

I would love to see your table!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Last Minute DIY Decor For Thanksgiving!!!

A little over a week ago, I shared our beverage cart all styled up for Fall.

I promised I'd share a few DIY projects that I did to add some fall touches.

I made the glittered fox wall art as well as the leaf banner.

These are both really easy projects!  You can do these minutes before your company arrives...promise!

I simply found the silhouette of a fox that I liked online and printed it out.

I did the same thing with the leaves for the banner.

Grabbed some scrapbooking paper in various prints and went to work.

Trace the outline of the fox onto your paper.

I chose to use the glittered gold paper and layer it on top of the houndstooth paper.
You can do this with double sided tape.

There you have it!  Quick and easy wall art!

I did the same thing with the leaves only I glued them onto some bakers twine.

I love that these are easy enough to do quickly, but you can also use any variety of paper to match your decor!

I did both of these projects for about $5.00, so they're affordable too!

What do you think?  Simple enough?

I would love to see your version if you try it!!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Five Under $5!!!

Hi Glam readers!
What a busy few weeks it's been around here!  This afternoon, we leave for the Thanksgiving holiday to visit my parents in Florida.  It will be so nice to get to spend Thanksgiving with them.  Of course, I'll try to stop and check out as many thriftstores as possible along the journey for you all!

Today, I wanted to share a Friday round up.  This selection of finds are just in time for the holidays and can be found at 

That's right.  Target
They seriously knock it out of the park...every single time!

I love these cheerful holiday bowls with messages inside!  $4.99 each

I also love these Christmas tree shaped bowls!  They kind of evoke a retro feel.  I think my Mom had something similar when we were growing up, but it was plastic, not glass.  These come in two sizes and colors and are $3.99 and $4.99.

I'm also loving these tidbit plates!  They're just $1.99 and a great and affordable addition to your holiday collection.

As you can see, there are several different colors and styles.

These dip bowls might be holiday colors technically, but the graphic print is great for everyday use year round!

Last, but not cute are these toothpick holders??!  I'm loving the little white fox!
These are just $3.99!

How about you??  

Have you found anything wonderful for a great price lately?  

I would love to hear about it!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Fresh And Bright Fall Tablescape!

Hi Glam readers!  Can you even believe Thanksgiving is next week?!
I love hosting a gathering any time of year, but Thanksgiving is really special to me.  That's why, even though we wont be here hosting this year, I still had to do a tablescape for you guys.

This post is pretty heavy on pictures, so stick with me.  :)

I love the striped taper candles World Market is carrying, so I had to add those in!

I wanted to use fresh, bright colors that would be a new, exciting take on a traditional Autumn table.

I love the gold dot tablecloth!!!  That was a HomeGoods find.

My thrifted gold flatware and chargers were also put to good use again!

Thrifted brass deer made a great addition.

I found this set of brass candle holders for .99 cents each at Goodwill and fell in love with them!  They are varying heights, and I love the shape as well.

I found the mix to be a great balance of the colors in our home with a nod to Fall.

Mini pumpkins finish off each place setting.

I truly love this tablescape!

How about you?  Are you looking for ways to freshen up your decor this year?

I would love to hear what you come up with!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Five Under $5! A Foodie's Arsenal For Thanksgiving!

Hi Glam readers!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away??
One of the things I love about this time of year is all the seasonal flavors!
Today I have a round up that will be perfect for your holiday entertaining!

Is a ham on your holiday menu this year?  If so, this glaze could be the perfect item for your pantry!  At just $3.99 it won't break the bank and it's sure to impress your guests!

I absolutely love roasting veggies!  I definitely plan on picking up this veggie seasoning to add to my holiday menu!  This is on sale for $2.99!

This bacon cheddar onion muffin mix sounds amazing!  I think I'll win some big points with the hubby if I add this to our table!

This bread mix is just $4!  It's a quick and easy mix, the perfect thing to have on hand if unexpected guests drop by.  It's also the perfect way to get the scents of the season to fill your home!

These pancake mixes are on sale for just $3!  They come in a variety of flavors and it seems like the perfect quick, go-to breakfast for Thanksgiving morning!

So there you have it!  A frugal round up for all you foodies out there!

I hope you have an amazing weekend!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fashion Files: Animal Instinct

Hi Glam readers!  Today, I have more thrifted fashion to share with you.
Always so fun to see what you can come up with from thrift store finds, it truly is treasure hunting at it's best!

I found this great, zebra print skirt from Express for $3.99 and scooped it right up.

These were taken on a very mild, Fall day.  If I was wearing the skirt this week, I would change things up, because it's FREEZING here this week.  Switch the button top for a long sleeved sweater, add some tights, etc.

I love that you can add some extra elements to this outfit just by adding a pop of color

Because the skirt is neutral colors, you can really play with the look by adding in other colors and layering elements.

I also love that this skirt has pockets.  It would be really fun to dress it down a bit with a chambray shirt as well.

I think it was $3.99 well spent!

How about you?  Have you scored any great clothing items while thrifting lately??

I would love to hear about it!