Faux Fur Pillows- Winter Masterbed Refresh

Happy New Year!

Have we all recouped from bringing in the New Year?  Well I can finally say I have recouped!  I danced, we danced, literally all night like teenagers and I dearly paid for it.  God knows I haven’t moved these bones like that in years. So the question is…why didn’t I think of the repercussions of such fun-filled-foolishness. OMG, I was aching from my tiny toe to my elbows.  Boy did we have a good time and a good laugh.  It’s a b_ _ _ h  getting old. 🙂  But now I know when my mind says yes and my body says no, I know which to listen to. 🙂 lol

Buttttt, while in bed, many thoughts, many ideas came to mind for my blog this year. One, I want to bring more attention to our Master Bedroom. Starting with our bed.  I love our bed and using luxury bedding is a must. Your bed signifies the end of a wonderful day and the start of a brand new day.  Oh how sweet it is.

Baby, it’s cold outside so I wanted the outside of our bed to look as cozy, warm and comfortable as it feels inside.  Everyone wants a warm bed to fall into. And what implies warmth like fur.  I pulled out some of my faux fur pillows, and faux fur fabric and got busy.

 

JoAnn’s was having a sale on this fur beauty. This fabric is called Hatchback faux fur. (don’t ask, don’t know) I liked the design. I purchased 1-1/4 yards.  The original price was $44.99 marked down to $26.99 a yard. Soft, high loft little to no shedding.

Decided on a body pillow…oh la la. A sexy fur body pillow….ok I’m feeling it. Super simple to make.

The cozy warm feeling was in the air. The body pillow and the center “big bear” fur pillow makes you want to get cozy and cuddle.  I added two smaller pillows with a touch of sparkle to anchor the sides and for a little variation.  The left over Hatchback fur I made a sleeve for the smaller fur lumbar.

Now for a little romance

The Love Life pillow purchased from ‘AtHome” without the trim for only $16.99. Nice low pile velvet with zipper closure and down insert.  No way would I have been able to make this for that price.  After bringing it home she received a fur trim to fit in fur-sure.  🙂 

Yes, it’s a lot of fur…not for all. I love the textures, variation and soft hues.  And no shedding. The snow leopard blanket I made a while back. See more here.  We love it all.

Hope you enjoyed.

Next time I’ll bring you inside to see all the new luxury bedding that makes a sound, warm and restful good night sleep!

Nighty-night….until morning, sleep tight.  OX

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The Family Ladies Hot Chocolate Stations for 2018

Winter is here. Yes

It’s cold to say the least….Yes, yes

Time to snuggle, stay warm and cozy…Yes, yes and yes!

I’d say it’s a “Hot Cocoa kind of Day” 

There are dozens of recipes for Hot Chocolate. Some are loaded with ingredients while some are super simple.  What fun it would be to share the secret ingredient to a beverage that is so simple to make.

While putting my hot cocoa bar together I thought why not have a little fun with hot cocoa recipes. So I contacted the ladies of my family who love to cook, know recipes and live for family gatherings.  I asked if each would create a hot cocoa station with their recipe.  Just to give you some background, when the cooking talent gene was being anointed I was in the other room dancing acting a fool.  And there you have it. I am not a cook in the simplest terms. 🙂  🙂 But hey this is Hot Chocolate…easy peasy.  Time was short but for those who were able to participate presented delicious stations.  What fun.

Here they are: The Family Ladies Hot Chocolate Stations and Recipes…

I took the liberty (could not resist) to title each station 🙂 I’m so loving this.

Jamala of VivaLaVintageforyourhome:  “Animalistic flair with vintage and crystal charm”.  Please check out the mugs! The Lion design is beautiful artistry that certainly sets the mood of the Naughty message on the rustic tray that sits in the back.  The charming antique shop Victorian pitcher gracefully sits in the background.  Which shows her love of vintage antiques. Yummy treats displayed on a crystal pedestal plate. Vintage I’m sure. She provided gold spoons to stir the hot cocoa.  They highlight the beautiful gold art of the lions and her monogramed napkins.  All of this goodness sits on a wood tray that coordinates perfectly with the rustic naughty message.  It’s details like this that makes her cocoa station just…..awesomely charming. 🙂

Her recipe:  Swiss Miss instant cocoa, hot water, International delight creamer-Hazelnut or Vanilla and Whipped cream. Simple and Delicious.


Amina:  “Simple is Chic My Darling”. Showing the classy understated elegance in this all glass hot cocoa station.  When you ask this Lady what’s her recipe she only states…”Read for yourself but remember this…The key is the “Vanilla”…OMG I hollered. 🙂 Some people just have a way with words. 🙂  The elegance of glass cups carried and displayed on a crystal glass tray is just simplistic elegance to me. Notice the shape and design of this glass tray. You can’t get any more chic than this.  Her love of antiques shows the understated charm of knowing what works.

As My Lady Amina stated the recipe is on the box: 🙂


Stefanie:  “Believe in the Magic of Christmas”.  Christmas is a joyful time of the year and you will undoubtedly swoon with joy around this display of pure chocolate delightfulness! Starting with the beautiful table runner and holiday snowflake napkins. The Divine Greek-key glass cups, (to die for) which makes the hot beverage even more appealing.  What’s magic without Santa?  Making his appearance to sweeten our belief while you indulge in all the chocolate and mint goodies. Beautiful crystal and silver serving dishes holds cocoa treats and a 3-tier designed tray holds yummy cookies packaged and ready for you to carry home.  Oh how sweet it is to take hot cocoa to the next level…..adding…..Baileys!   The perfect finish or beginning.   🙂

Recipe: Start with………………. then add Baileys Irish Cream ! 🙂


Robin: “Celebrate with Hot Cocoa Kisses” All this lusciousness makes you want to Celebrate and seal it with a kiss.  The colors are bright, so fun and full of life. The perfect initial mugs so there is No chance of getting your hot cocoa confused with someone else. The red truck napkins!  Oh what fun!  The red pick-up truck just makes you smile and so on-point and popular for this Holiday Season.  Beautiful festive bright red and white poke-a-dot cloth napkins brings added pop of cheer.  The pretty fringed green runner brings it all together with it’s unique design.  Now lets talk about this delicious display of yumminess. Give in to your sweet tooth with this array of treats. Displayed on the pedestal glass tray.  Love the pattern of the wafers against the striped bowl.  Chocolate and toppings ready for all.  Adding the cuteness of a plant in a tin planter is a perfect finishing touch.  A truly colorful blend of patterns, textures and prints.  This works on all levels…happy, happy, joy, joy.

Recipe: Silly Farms (the red truck…get it, 🙂 ) Hot Chocolate. Hot milk, top with marshmallows or whipped cream. A dash of cinnamon and sprinkles.

 


Linda: “Everything Chocolate but the Kitchen Sink”.    Let’s just say a chocolate sugar rush is not so good when you have to stay indoors. The silver tier tray holds the cocoa mix and toppings which sits on a red embossed tray.  Can’t forget the chocolate caramel spoons. Go big with mugs that quote holiday cheer and large enough to hold everything but the kitchen sink. The colors of red, green and white and the Holly Berry design plates and napkins gives this Cocoa Bar a Holiday traditional spirit.  The Thomas Kinkade Christmas cottage gives a cozy touch.

Recipe: For adults only: Swiss Miss. Almond Silk. Mocha Latte. Chocolate peppermint patties. White and dark chocolate morsels. Chocolate and caramel spoons. Marshmallows. Candy cane. A shot or two of Kahlua or Godiva mocha liqueur. 🙂


Was this fun or what?  I hope you enjoyed our Family Ladies Hot Chocolate Stations filled with goodies and treats. Its the perfect time of year for that perfect mug of hot cocoa goodness.

Soooooo….I’d like to close and say, for your Holiday season have tons of fun, stay safe, warm and continue to…..

Thanks for stopping by! See ya next year! 🙂

P.S.  I am not responsible for any misspelled words, run-on sentences, bad grammar, needless punctuation or funny faces……  carry on…..

Merry Christmas 2018 “Cozy Little Touches” Decorating for Christmas

Hi there y’all.  🙂  Hope all is well.

It’s that wonderful time of the year again.

Yes it has been a while….a long while since my last post. But for the past year I have tried my unprofessional skills Vlogging on YouTube.  Thank You so much for your support on my YouTube channel and your continued support here on my blog.

 

Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year for me.

 “Cozy Little Touches” of Christmas decorating this year to welcome the holidays

Hope you enjoy.

Cozy comfy seating with red fur trimmed and reindeer pillows to make you feel at home.

Starting the day with Master bedroom holiday pillows:  I love making our bed.  It’s a ritual for me. It’s how I start with a good feel for the day.

The apothecary jar sparkles in the morning sun. A nice view from anywhere in the bedroom. Filled with berry kissing balls and snowflakes

Later …I’ll snuggle for a little reading. My snowball pillow, what fun, and the pom-poms that accent last years holiday pillow.

Time for Breakfast:  Snowy white cozy tablescape the perfect ambiance for hot oatmeal…yummy…I can’t remember a day where my Father did not make hot oatmeal each and every morning. 

Apothecary Jars is one of my favorite décor items. Changing the fillers are easy for seasonal decorating. Fillers are budget friendly and the glass jars makes it all so pretty. This year I wanted to display our Thomas Kinkade Christmas Village cottages. A perfect fit.

Our dinning room centerpiece was simple and sweet with yet another beautiful apothecary jar and just a $5 box of ornaments and mini lights. The acrylic prancing reindeer candleholders….oh my…the perfect holiday Ebay find for this season.

Christmas would not be Christmas without, if only,  a small little tree. Draped in crystals and white mini lights.  Maybe next year a larger tree…….See the tiny apothecary jar filled with paper ribbon bows….so cute.

This Christmas Season my decorating was at a minimum. Just small touches to welcome a wonderful Holiday Season.

May you and your beloved ones have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

 

 

Until next time stay warm and cozy….Much Love 

Merry Christmas 2017

 Wishing you a safe, happy, full of laughter, hugs and kisses

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Greetings at the door

A table runner recycled

Welcome to the table

Sleigh full of goodiesReindeer wishes

Tiny tree blessings 

Breakfast at the island bar

Back door farewells

Blessings for a festive meal to enjoy with family and friends

Hugs and Kisses until we meet again……

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Happy Thanksgiving Y’all 2017 – Fabric Pumpkins

My recipe is fun-fully simple:

Put a little snippet of this and a little remnant of that, add scraps then chop and mix with lots of fabric love.

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all

 

Have a Wonderful, Loveful, Thankful Holiday!

Table for Two – Intimate Garden Setting

Take some time this Season with a little one-on-one to relax before the holiday rush really sets in.

  So many times we prepare entertainment settings for guest, family and friends which is awesome but I love to tap into quiet moments for a party of two.  For you and hubby, best friend, Mom, sister, brother, daughter or son.  Any person who is dear to your heart.  Sometimes heart-to-heart, one-on-one is much-needed and appreciated.

I am truly inspired by those who have the creative talent in the art of tablescaping.  It’s not my forte but I love to indulge. :-)!

This “Table for two – Intimate settings”  is for sushi lovers.   I decided on an alfresco setting to enjoy the FL weather.  Here are some of the items I gathered.  Simple, sweet and budget friendly.

Tablecloth in a tropical print by Tommy Bahama

Centerpiece: A DIY effort to create the illusion of a meditation water garden..  🙂 (hmmmmm???)

Bamboo mats

Japanese garden lantern 

Sushi set: Dragon fly on cobalt blue and steel chopsticks  Japanese soup and rice bowls Sake set 

Sake

Fabric prints that mix and match. The napkins are made with the same fabric use on the bar cart shown here.

Now it’s time for sushi.  It turned out to be a very calm setting. The candles made the evening more enjoyable.

 

 

 

Hope you visit again for the next “Table for Two-Intimate Settings”

Remember, giving someone your time can be the greatest gift of all.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

Fall Outdoor Setting and African Quilt

2017 Fall.

A comfy outdoor setting perfect to cozy up with a good cup of coffee and book.

A soft cotton African print quilt for chilly weather

Fall embroidered beaded pillows made from a table runner and beautiful fabric napkins 

Center the table with a basket and create a Fall Harvest basket with faux fruit and veggies

A cozy Fall setting

 

Time for a cup of mocha java

Create your outdoor setting with Autumn prints, textures and colors for Fall

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week-end

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