An “AWESOME” Christmas Tree 2012

christmas tree hop button

Yay!!  It is officially the Christmas season!  This is by far my favorite holiday and this year I’ve changed up my decor, yet again.  It started with a few boxes of vintage ornaments I found at an antique mall and grew from there. I love the worn colors of the ornaments and the nostalgia.  I […]

The BEST Ever Corn Casserole

The BEST corn casserole recipe

Tis’ the season for baking!!!  And my all time favorite side dish is my Memaw’s corn casserole.  I get many requests for this recipe, so I got permission to share it with all of you. (click on above image to download)   Jalapenos are technically optional, but I highly recommend them. They add great flavor, […]

6 Handmade Gifts for the People YOU Love!

6 Handmade Gift Tutorials from Unexpected Elegance

Here’s a roundup of 6 of my handmade gift tutorials!  There’s something for almost everyone. 1. For the Avid Reader:  Personalized Bookmark  2.  For the Sentimental Person:  DIY Engraved Ornament Help remember a special event or send a personal message to someone you love. 3.  For the Coffee or Tea Lover:  Mug Warmer 4.  For […]

DIY Silverware Charm Gift

Silverware Necklace Charm tutorial from Unexpected Elegance

Today will be the last day for homemade gift tutorials, and next week I will do a wrap-up. A few of you probably know that I’ve already done a tutorial for silverware necklace charms, but today I thought I would show a super EASY method for this.  These literally take minutes to make. You need […]

33 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Scott and I

Friday was my birthday.  I had meant to have this post up by then, but last week was a bit overwhelming.  My week started with having to make the very hard decision of putting my golden retriever, Molly, to sleep.  Scott had to go out of town for work for three days, so I had […]