Friends, as we turn our backs on 2019, close out a decade and enter into a new one, what are your thoughts, musings? I think of how 10 years ago my oldest was just 12 years old, the exact age my youngest is now. At once I have a 22 year old young adult as well as a physical reminder of the child she once was. I am astonished at how much my life has changed in 10 very short years. I went from a family of 4 young children, to 3 off to college and a 7th grader, thankfully, still at home. Life certainly does go fast, and yes, it absolutely picks up speed as children get older. I’ve become more reflective the older I get. In those early ‘hungry years’ when life was full of promise, everyday seemed an eternity. Each day an adventure, a new experience to be had. And now here I am asking myself, “how did it slip by so quickly?”. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have regrets, rather the opposite. I am grateful that I filled our days, events, holidays, fully. We’ve lived all our experiences to the max and I’ve let my family know they are loved and each one unique with what they add to our unit. And so it is with a bittersweet longing to relive the past 10 years that I look forward to the next 10 to come. I will remind myself that right now is the best time ever and to savor all the little moments as well as the milestones. Friends, whatever your aspirations may be for the next decade, live them with conviction and know that whatever path you are on, is unique to you and your purpose.
I am so grateful for all of you and all that you have helped me to achieve. My very best wishes to you all for a very Happy New Year! May all your wishes and goals be achieved!!
This truly is an amazingly beautiful and special season. Gatherings, great food, baking, fashion and family time. Something for everyone. I like to stick to my motto of getting everything done early, by that I mean I’ll be working like a fool the weekend after Thanksgiving. Then when it’s all up and done, I sit back and marvel, once again, at the loveliness of it all! That’s when my plans for entertaining kick in. Sharing the joy is what it’s all about for me. I’ll be posting some more decorating ideas as well as some more table setting ideas. I’ve already posted some cute free Christmas printables and some ways to use them. I will do my best to offer gift ideas, of course, my candles make super lovely gifts and come wrapped and ready! As always look for my tips for easy and stress-less entertaining. Also look for recipe updates, I recently posted a Roast Duck recipe that is delectable!
The Hive Shop has a new category, Christmas! I’ve curated lots of entertaining essentials plus so much more! Check it out.
So enter into this fabulous Holiday Season with joy in your heart.
My best wishes for a joyous season to you all!
I am honored and thrilled to be featured in the CNY Magazine, The Good Life, Holiday edition! Pick up your copy today! Thank you to all my followers and thank you CNY Magazine!
How do you cozy up your home? For me, wraps and throws at the ready are always a fall and winter staple. Draped over the back of a couch or the arm of a chair, or piled in a basket, a throw or blanket that is ready to snuggle up with will be a welcome accessory.
I’ve chosen some beautiful throws/blankets from one of my favorite companies, @Pendletonwm. This company is known for its’ iconic blankets and the quality is hard to surpass. All these are on The Hive Shop. Did I mention that these make fantastic gifts!?
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“Well the frost is on the pumpkin and the hay is in the barn….”, I just love those lyrics from James Taylor’s “Walking Man”. They just seem to sum up this time of year. That yearly clean up and prep for the cold wintry weather ahead, kicked off with a bountiful harvest feast better known as Thanksgiving. I’ve probably mentioned more than once that this is my favorite holiday. No gifts, no pressure, just a wonderful long day filled with good company, great food and that cozy indoor ‘cooked all day’ feeling. I’ve been hosting Thanksgiving since my first year of marriage, so I’ve become a pro at working out the details and making it truly stress-free. If you are the host this year and you need a little help look for these posts under Entertain –
Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas
Make Thanksgiving Stress Free
Traditional Thanksgiving Menu
I give all my tips to keep you organized and look like a ‘cool as a cucumber’ hostess!
If you need help with roasting your turkey look for my post Cooking the Perfect Turkey in the From the Kitchen category. Also this month, I am going to be offering some place card printables so keep an eye out for that and if you love my turkeys in the picture above, I’ve picked out some equally beautiful turkeys and pheasants on The Hive Shop to add to your Thanksgiving tablescape. Just click on the link to the right. As always, any questions, need help, etc., feel free to contact me anytime! Have a glorious November friends.
Hello friends! I’m pleased to be offering these gorgeous Hedge Farm Brand candles for purchase. These candles have two pounds of premium wax for long burning times. The scent is cool citrus basil. The container measures approx. 5.5″ tall and wide at the top, the base is approx. 3.5 wide and is reusable as well! They come wrapped in a cellophane bag tied with a large satin bow as shown, ready for gifting!
These are the designs available and are in very limited quantities at this time. Click “Contact Me” to order or if you have any questions.