Elegant White Pumpkin Tablescape

White pumpkins are so beautiful.

So for the first day of Autumn I set this tablescape for two.

Water goblets, wine glasses, salad and dinner plates, candles and napkins.

Black and white plates.

I made these napkin rings.

Candles and ivy.

The pumpkins steal the show.

Happy Autumn!


20 Winter Fun Facts

Winter Fun Facts:

1.We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Did you know a scientist took 400,000 to prove it?

2.Icicles form most often on the south side of buildings.

3.The record for the most snow angels at one time was set in Ontario Canada in 2004 when a couple of schools joined to create 15,851 snow angels.

4.The wind chill factor measures heat loss from exposed skin.

5.If it gets cold enough, single digits or below, ice crystals can form and snow can fall from clear skies.

6.All snowflakes have 6 sides.

7.Antarctica set the record for the worlds coldest temperature at -129(degrees Fahrenheit)

8.It does not have to be 32(degrees Fahrenheit) outside to snow.

9.Average snowflakes fall at 3.1mph

10.Ice is a mineral.

11.Billions of snowflakes fall during a storm, even a small storm.

12.A whiteout is also called a snow squall. This is when the cloud touches the ground and everything looks white.

13.  60% of the Earth's fresh water is stored in the polar ice caps.

14.Hot water freezes faster than cold water.

15.The "winter blues" were first diagnosed in 1984. And have recently been named seasonal affective disorder or S.A.D. (seriously)

16.The tallest snowman was 113 feet 7 inches tall. Named Angus and made in Bethel Maine in 1999.

17. Nine years later in 2008 this same town created the world's tallest snowwoman. The snowwoman stood 122 feet 1 inch tall.

18. The largest snowflake recorded in the Guinness World Book of Records fell in Montana and  was 15 wide.

19. Ten inches of snow melts down to one inch of water.

20. Winter ends and spring begins with the March equinox. This is when the day and night are approximately ths same length. Currently the equinox occurs on either March 20 or 21st.


Free Printable Christmas Banner

A pretty 'Christmas' banner for the home. I made this banner, sometimes called a bunting, from a very old version of Hark! I hear the angels sing! and added cranberry colored letters. 

To Print:
Click on each of the banner flags below to enlarge them, click again to make sure they are fully expanded. Then select file and print from your browsers window, or right click on each and select the printing options. If you have any trouble, try saving each to your computer and resizing in word or printing trough paint. (Personal use only, and it is always ok to share these on blogs, please credit with a link.)

Assembly instructions: Print each photo above on card stock, or on plain paper and back with card stock. Cut each out, I like to use scrap booking scissors to create a frilly edge. Punch holes in the top corners and attach each to the next with ribbon.

(do not use the printer friendly button below for this post, see printing instructions at top of post.)


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Easy Gifts in a Jar (Really)

I love Gifts in a Jar!
I hate that often
they are complicated, time consuming and expensive to put together.
So this year I've come up with some ideas for gifts in a jar that are simple, inexpensive, and fun!

Blessings in a jar- fill a jar with slips of paper containing inspirational words, quotes, bible verses, or anything that will brighten someones day.

Hot cocoa- fill with hot cocoa and marshmallows

Cookie recipe - fill jar with all of the dry ingredients from your favorite cookie recipe and attach a label with the wet ingredients needed to complete the recipe and cooking directions.

Rice mix- fill the jar with rice and spices. Attach cooking directions on a label to outside of the jar.

Pasta mix- same as above; Pasta and spices with directions on how to cook them.

Sugar face scrub- White sugar with herbs makes a wonderful facial scrub. Label the outside of the jar as face scrub with directions on how much to use.

Cake Mix - From a box with dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon, or your favorite addition to make it special. Or cake mix from scratch. Attach a recipe card to the outside of the jar.

Pancake mix - From a box or from scratch. You may want a larger canning jar for the mix and also to include a smaller jar full of syrup.

Potato mix - Instant potatoes with chives, rosemary, and other savory spices mixed in.

Oatmeal - Plain oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon or your favorite additions and directions on how to cook it.

Muffins - Muffin mix from scratch or a box. Anything from corn muffins to (dried) blueberry muffins.

Trail mix -m&m's and peanuts for kids or white chocolate covered anything and nuts for adults.

Beads in a Jar - This can be simple for kids or more elaborate for an adult who loves crafts.

Scrapbooking jar - Decluttering your scrapbooking supplies, buttons, small ribbon, stamps anything you do not think you will find a use for and give to a fellow scrapbooker or cardmaker.

Gardening jar - fill a jar with inexpensive seed packets. Tie a decorative or small gardening tool to the outside of the jar.

Once you have your jar filled top with the metal top or saran wrap, decorative cloth and the metal ring. And then decorate with any combination of ribbon, twine, rope, raffia, candy canes, a label, directions on how to use, small wooden spoons, and/or Christmas ornaments.

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