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Friday, November 25, 2011

KNOCK MY SOX OFF November '11

Each month, I try to do a post of things that just
Some times, I use photos from blogs or the net
and sometimes, I use my own photos.
If I feature YOU and your blog, please feel free to take the
I would be honored to see it on your sidebar....:>)

One of the MAJOR things that KNOCKED MY SOX OFF this month was my youngest grandgirl, DEEDS, here with her beautiful mom just after she won FIRST PLACE in her writing for UYL...for the whole district.

 CONGRATULATIONS, DEEDS. and LOTS of love to you, my little smart cookie....
OMYGOSH....I am sooo in LUV with this awesome chair that
CENTSATIONAL GIRL created for the popular magazine, DIY.
Go see how she did this and maybe you can create one like it.
THIS is the living room of the English cottage in the older movie, THE HOLIDAY.
I  love the casualness of this beautiful room. The colors used are so restful but not one bit boring. I get a good feeling just looking at it.  

ROSEMARY is gathering beautiful, natural
items for her Christmas decorating.
Her hubby gathered these beautiful berries for her from the swamp. How romantic is THAT !

Photos from MATTHEW MEAD and I am sooo gonna make a 
I just LUV it and one thing I CAN do crafty is USE A HOT GLUE GUN...
not saying that I don't come away with 1st degree burns sometimes...
I am off to Walmart for GREEN APPLES...
but where will I find a pretty wreath like this one? Maybe HOBBY LOBBY.
THIS beautiful photo belongs to PAT
that resides at BACK PORCH MUSINGS
She is getting all ready for Christmas at their lake house.
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, Pat.

 ...and this PEPPERMINT PIG
by our sweet LYNN  and probably EARL, THE PIG,
is just about the cutest thing I've seen lately.

"The pig is honored in Victorian holiday tradition as a symbol of good health, happiness and prosperity. After your holiday meal, crack the candy with a hammer and share with family and friends." 
Thanks for telling us how to do this, Lynn.
I hope to find a piggy cookie cutter and make some of these for my
Joining in with 
PINK SATURDAY since RED is a form of PINK, especially in the Christmas season.
SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY (ok, ya gotta look hard at the CHAIR photo for a shadow)


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Well be careful at Walmart! Things are getting rough out there! We tried to go last night and there was NO parking spot...absolutely NONE! We took it from above to take our weary overeaten butts home!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Happy Day After!!! :-)

Congratulations to your sweet and smart Deeds!

I love that "The Holiday" room too, although I'd add more pinks and rose colors. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do-or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so."
~Stanley Crawford

Anonymous said...

Beautiful christmas dcoration, i like it! Congratulation!

Have a great weekend, kisses from Croatia:)

Helen said...

I have a spectacular 'pear' wreath .. embellished with a plaid Christmas bow .. it's on my front door. DO go buy those apples and get to work, BJ!

Entertaining Women said...

Okay, you've got me thinking Christmas. Job well done. Love that chair, too. Cherry Kay

Theresa said...

Congrats to Miss Deeds, what a smart girl! ALL of these Beautiful pictures knocked my socks off too!

I made those YUMMILICIOUS Pnut butter cookies for our Thanksgiving dinner! Everyone loved them, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Kelly said...

Those are certainly great ideas and I can see why you chose them. I never knew the story behind the peppermint pig. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara F. said...

Hey BJ, hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! That photo of Deeds and her Mom is beautiful. xo

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the feature BJ. I feel so honored.
Such a sweet gesture.
Hugs Rosemary...xx

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Great artist and their beautiful creations truly deserve such wonderful recognition....knock your socks off for sure!!!


Blondie's Journal said...

I love the apple wreath. If you make it, be sure to show us how!


Lynn said...

Happy day after T-Day BJ! Congrats to Deeds, how fun! Thanks for featuring my little pig, they are fun to make! Have a great weekend:@)

Pondside said...

It's good to see that the holiday dinner didn't slow you down BJ!
I love that living room from The Holiday. If I could start all over again, that's what mine would look like.

Connie said...

Congratulations to Deeds! What an accomplishment. I did see the shadow in the chair picture!:)

That is one cute pig.

LV said...

Any of those lovely things would be nice to have. The best part is the honor bestowed on Deeds. That is a great accomplishment.

D. Jean Quarles said...

Happy p.s.lovely post with such wonderful goodies.

J.Rylie.C said...

So pweety!

Barbie and Ken, please come and see. Have a great weekend.

laila said...
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laila said...

Wow..your blog is awesome!Such wonderful Christmas decorations!:)Following your blog now!:)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Simply delightful!

Pink Accessories, have a fun Saturday!

Sarah said...

BJ, what wonderful news about that sweet little Deeds. Sending her a huge Congratulations Hug! This teacher is sooooo proud of this young lady. Definitely "Knocked My Socks Off". That is an amazing honor!
Thanks for sharing the other features. Some had already "knocked my socks off, too" but a few more were new to me. ;-)
~ Sarah

Gypsy Heart said...

You're a brave soul to get out there ~ so much craziness. I don't think there's anything I want or need that can't wait until Monday. :-)

Everything shared is wonderful and your granddaughter is adorable! Of course, her mom is too.

Oh, and while you're at it, you could make one of those great apple wreaths for me too. :-)


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Ralph said...

Congratulations to Deeds - her family, in all generations, have helped to make her someone who works hard, and is allowed a bit of pride in working hard and accomplishing...your home is so lovely, decorated nicely, and all rooms shown if yours or not all have a country comfort, a place to relax when invited, Nice!

Carole Burant said...

Woohoo, congratulations to Deeds, well done:-) You have every right to be proud of her, she must take after her grandma! hehe

I so loved looking at all the pictures and ideas from other blogs...that green apple wreath is gorgeous!! It's so exciting when you can find new ideas for Christmas decorating, isn't it:-)

I was at WalMart today with my mom and OY, it's getting nuts in there. We didn't stay too long, I value my life too much! lol 'Tis the season, though:-)

Make sure you come over to enter my chocolate & ornament giveaway if you haven't already done so! xoxo

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations to your sweet, beautiful, brilliant Deeds!
I am feeling pretty inspired by these photos BJ, I can't wait to visit each link:)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Congrats to Deeds!! I love your Knock MY Sox off. All of the features are great BJ.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous festive post! Congrats!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope to see you on my blog:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun post! I REALLY love that pig! I'm going back to look at these again! ♥

Susan Freeman said...

Congrats to Deeds! Cute post too.

Susan and Bentley

Sue said...

Isn't it fun to see all the wonderful creations of bloggers? Congrats to Deeds! Sounds like a really big deal and she must be very talented!