Welcome back to Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and enjoyed your families. Christmas decorating is in full swing now and everyone is on the hunt looking for new ideas, seasonal trends, and all around inspiring ideas. This is my favorite time of year and my most favorite holiday to decorate for. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your Christmas decor, tablescapes, and projects. Cheerful Blues Holiday Home Tour Kari Anne from Thistlewood Farm is showcasing a Christmas Home Tour using a delightful combination of red, white, and blue colors. She is also hosting… View Post

Are you a fan of handcrafted items like I am? I sure hope so. For Small Business Saturday I’m sharing a few of my very favorite small business shops. These folks pour their hearts and souls into everything they make and sell. Whether it’s beautiful home accessories, decor, or handmade one-of-a-kind clothing, what is found in small shops is unlike anything found in big box stores. Don’t get me wrong, though; I love to hit a few of those up too. We all have one or two people who are difficult to shop for on our list. In those instances,Etsy… View Post

Growing up I was not a fan of canned cranberry sauce. The tart flavor wasn’t exactly my idea of a flavorful party in my mouth. About ten years ago I set out on a mission to make my own cranberry sauce from scratch. I’ve tried many recipes and tweaked them just a tad each year until I developed my own recipe. The flavorful combination of sweet fruits and baking seasonings balances the tartness of cranberries. This pairs perfectly with savory flavors in many dishes served during Thanksgiving. It’s also delightful with oven-baked ham during Easter dinners. In fact, cranberry sauce… View Post