Friday’s Most Wanted

This week’s most wanted is not an article of clothing or a boot or a bag, it’s something much bigger – help. Due to Hurricane Sandy, many people have lost their homes and have greatly suffered. As Thanksgiving has just recently passed, I am reminded of everything I have to be thankful for, and that I have the ability to help others.

Jessy of Serendipitious Things, and Tina of Life in Sketch, have created a Crowd Rise event to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Their ultimate goal is $5,000, and all donations will go the the Red Cross, who will give the funds directly to those in need. Please help out if you can and many props to Jessy for creating the picture below!

Turkey Day

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

For some last-minute Thanksgiving Day outfit suggestions, take a look at an article I recently wrote for the Examiner.

Here is the final DIY re-created centerpiece! It turned out a little differently than I expected, but I like the end result. Who knew candy corn could look so good?!

Centerpiece, Front View

Centerpiece, Top View

Here are some cute Thanksgiving-ey things I found online, as ideas for next year.

christmastimeclipart.com, Thanksgiving Invitation

partyinvitationshq.com, Thanksgiving Invitation

ohhowposh.com, Tree Spurs Table Setting

Remember, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the things we have been blessed with in our lives – take this day to enjoy time with family and friends.

Thanksgiving DIY Centerpieces

Since I lack any sort of cooking skills,  I am never any help in the kitchen and am happily given the task of decorating, specifically creating a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Every year, my parents host Thanksgiving at their house, and a huge amount of my extended family stay over. It’s always a ton of fun, but also quite hectic (15+ people sleeping over!). Last year I created a centerpiece with lemons, which received many compliments, but this year my mom already started to make one.

Mom's Started Centerpiece

Now, don’t get me wrong, this is a beautiful Centerpiece. I just feel it is a bit “Christmas-ey,” and needs to look a little more “Fall-ish.” I thought perhaps something orange or brown would do the trick, so I bought some dried out Eucalyptus Leaves, which smell delicious!

Dried Eucalyptus Leaves

I’m not exactly sure how to add these to the Centerpiece. Any ideas about how to make the Centerpiece above a little more “Fall-ish?”

Here are some DIY Centerpieces I found online, which I love and have inspired me.

www.diylife.com

www.goodhousekeeping.com

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