I'm just a southern girl livin' a Charmed Life with my husband in Tennessee. I love all things romantic and I think that glitter can make anything beautiful. This is my journey, hope you can come along...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Favorite Christmas Movies

There are certain Christmas movies that I MUST watch every Christmas season. These movies always bring back memories of childhood and snuggling up on the couch with my family with hot cocoa and with only the lights of the tree on putting off a soft glow.

One Magic Christmas
Disney's One Magic Christmas

It's  A Wonderful Life
It's A Wonderful Life

Christmas Vacation
Christmas Vacation

Best Rudolph movie ever!

 Frosty, the snowman.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown Christmas. Love the songs and the movie.

What movies do you watch each Christmas Season? I'll be back tomorrow with my Favortie Christmas music post.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things!

Just thought I'd share a few things that are on my Christmas List this year!

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Ruby Woo Lipstick

Monogram Necklace
A monogram necklace

Dior - Miss Dior (Cherie)
My favorite perfume...Miss Dior Cheri


Rain Wellies! LOVE the bows

Southern Proper Monogram

A monogram for our front door!

Preppy striped candles
Striped Candles! LOVE
 What's on your list for Santa?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Favorites!

Here is my favorite Christmas appetizer
Ham and Cheese Sliders

adapted slightly from the Recipe Club
24 good white dinner rolls

24 pieces good honey ham

24 small slices Swiss cheese

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup miracle whip
Poppy seed sauce (you probably could half this...I had plenty extra)

1 Tablespoon poppyseeds

1 1/2 Tablespoons yellow mustard

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 Tablespoon minced onion

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and miracle whip. Spread onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them into a large baking dish or heavy cookie sheet. Place very close together.
In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes or until tops are slightly brown and crispy. Serve warm.
** sandwiches can be assembled a day ahead and kept in the fridge ready to bake.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pinterest....My NEW addiction!

I don't know about y'all, but PINTERST is my new found obsession! It's amazing to be able to keep all my inspiration in one place online. I LOVE it! The ideas are endless. Here's my latest Pinterst inspired project. I've actually seen this before other place in catalogs and such, but had forgotten about it. Here is what I saw and this is what I came up with

I plan to hang all of my Christmas cards and pictures I receive this holiday season from the branches.
What projects are you working on this season? Has Pinterest inspired you?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Its my most favorite time of the year....Christmas! I have just begun decking the halls of our home and getting it all cozied up for Christmas! It would be so easy for us to focus on the world's view of what Christmas is. I noticed last year that I didn't have anything that represented Jesus' birth in my home for Christmas. It is my goal to get a nativity set this year and to also maybe do an advent calender. I know that I want to really put my focus on the birth of the Savior this Christmas. After all, this is truly what CHRISTmas is about! Here are a few pictures of my home so far.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

House Projects.

This weekend seemed to fly by. I had a chance Saturday to clean out our 3rd bedroom. It has been a catch all for almost two years. I've been waiting for the weather to warm up so that I could move some large items into our basement and make this room into a functional guest room. It will eventually become a nursery but until then I want to be able to have the door open. So, I now have a bed set up and a night stand with a lamp. I won't do anything to this room until I am pregnant and know what the baby will be. I only want to decorate it once.  I've FINALLY figured out my living room!!! YIPPEE!!! WOOHOO!!! I'm so excited too! Okay, it is a  BIG joke at our house that I've painted the living room twice and the kitchen three times in less than two years. Well, this is about to become three and four times. HA!! I've decided to go ahead and paint the living room and kitchen a color that I should have done all along, Jekyll Crane Cottage Yellow. It's a buttery creamy neutral yellow. Right now my two rooms are Dijon by Benjamin Moore, and for some reason during certain times of the day it has an orange tint to it and it drives me crazy! I can't stand it! I've seen Jekyll Crane Cottage Yellow in two of my friends homes and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It goes great with all the colors I LOVE! If you saw my last post you saw my inspiration for the three rooms I am working on at the moment. This color will work great with them. My taste in this house has been hard for me to figure out. I see soooo many things that I LOVE and so it makes it so hard for me to decide on something. But I ALWAYS go back to my cottage style decor. I LOVE it more than anything.  I am going to be moving my toile living room curtains into my kitchen and selling the ones in my kitchen.  I have black and cream buffalo check fabric on my kitchen chairs and I think that will work great with the toile. I am planning on having panels made for the living room out of red and white buffalo check fabric. I will be painting my kitchen cabinets a nice creamy white this summer and adding some toile valances or balloon shades to my sink window and door window. I want to add in pops of red and a little green throughout the kitchen too. Anyone else have any projects going on right now?