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Monday, November 30, 2015

Organized For Christmas!

I like to be organized.

How about you, Glitterinas!

I am glad you stopped by 
Pink Glitter.....I have something 
interesting to share with you today!

With Christmas coming at full speed, now is the time 
to make sure everything is getting taken care of.

I usually keep a little notebook 
in my purse.

However, this year I have an 
even better solution to help me 
be organized for 
Christmas!

Oooh, it's pretty, too!



When you see how lovely and easy it is to make 
this planner, I know you'll want one.

Kerryanne shares cute things at 
Shabby Art Boutique.

She is very talented.

She is generous, too, because this 
2015 Christmas planner is a free download!

Let me show you how I put mine 
together.....

.....here are the pages......


.....such pretty vintage Christmas graphics!

I decided to put my pages into a composition 
notebook. I haven't used one of 
these since 4th grade!

You could print out these attractive pages on card stock,
trim them up, and staple them together to make a 
compact little planner, too.

After I gathered up my supplies......


.....and decided on which seasonal papers I wanted
to use.....



.....I got busy.


I snipped.


I glued.


I added bits and pieces.

There are pages for menus, grocery lists, gift lists, 
Christmas cards and 
e-mail addresses.....great organization!

Isn't this little miss pretty?


I added a ribbon book mark.....



......with a shiny, tiny ornament tied to the end!


I thought a clip could be useful, too.
I have already put it to use keeping all my receipts 
together in one place!

I also added some tabs....menu, gifts....


I decided to personalize my planner.





Here's my finished planner!



Want one?!

Hop on over to KerryAnne's 
Shabby Art Boutique and take a look around......


.....and thanks again for stopping by to check on what I'm
 up to here at Pink Glitter!

I wish you a calm, relaxed, organized start to 
this holiday season!

Hugs and glitter,
Tammy

















Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's Almost Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow, Glitterinas.

My list of things to be thankful for 
grows longer each year!

Thank you, Lord, for all the blessings 
you pour out on me every day!

I hope you have safely arrived at your destination, if you are traveling.

I hope you have completed all your 
grocery store runs, if you are hosting and cooking!

We are having Thanksgiving dinner here 
at Five Gables Farm tomorrow evening.

My husband and I tell each other 
often that Thanksgiving dinner is 
our favorite meal of the year!

It's finally happening tomorrow.....

.....all the things I have to do are getting checked off 
my master list.



The foods to prepare on today's list 
were.....
the dressing and
the green bean casserole.

Check.....and check!

The desserts are all baked and 
the other sides are all ready to go 
tomorrow.  The turkey roasts are thawed 
and just hanging out in the fridge.

When I finished all the work....it was time for 
the fun!

I gathered up all the dishes I wanted to use to set the 
table....

decided how to fold the napkins....

chose the candles....

and brought the name cards from 
my craft desk.

Youngest daughter is home and was a good 
assistant decorator for this table.

We stacked these plates on the 
brown chargers.....


....isn't he a handsome guy?



 Next, we added these leaf salad plates....


....and silver

....and napkins

....and crystal.

These pretty glasses were gifted to me by a 
Bunco Friend! 
They were her Mother's.

I know I'll enjoy using them again and again!


Thank you, again, Dana.....
you are a sweetie for thinking of me.




On top of each napkin we placed one of my 
small, vintage molds and filled each one 
with some pumpkin candies.



I think our youngest grand~darling will help anyone that needs 
help eating their pumpkins.....he's very helpful that way!


We are not having a fish course, but I'm using some of 
my bone dishes anyway.

They'll be serving as butter/bread plates for our 
dinner tomorrow.



The grands have their own Thanksgiving 
plates....


Before I know it, they'll be too old to eat on these 
cute dishes any longer.

My burlap runner was crowding the two place settings 
on the end of the table.....


.....so I tucked a little bit of the runner 
underneath itself.....


....and everything fits so much neater!

I couldn't resist giving the candles a test light!


Pretty, huh?


Last but not least, the name cards....
well, they're really not cards....but 
they do have our names on them.



I think they'll be a fun surprise 
for everyone!


Have a lovely evening, Glitterinas!



Thanks so much taking time to open and read 
this post on 
Pink Glitter!


Happy Thanksgiving!


Hugs and glitter,
Tammy




























Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veteran's Day

I want to take a moment to say 
Thank You 
to 
all the women and men 
of our armed services.

This is a picture of my Dad when he was 
in the Air Force in World War II.



He was a tail gunner and his plane was 
shot down over France.

Dad was a German POW 
for almost 2 years.

When anyone tried to thank Dad for 
his service he'd simply say it 
was his duty as an American 
citizen.....then he'd promptly change the 
subject!

Shake a vet's hand and thank them for their 
service.....it can be today....

....tomorrow....

...or next month.

The cute, little guy in this family picture grew up to be 
my Dad.....he was always handsome, wasn't he?

I wonder if he knew he'd grow up 
to be a hero?



I am so glad you took a moment to 
read this post!

Please join me in saying "Thank You" 
on this Veteran's Day.

Until next time,
Tammy


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Give Thanks!

My favorite holiday meal is just over the horizon,
Glitterinas!

Thanksgiving dinner

I love that this special holiday is rooted 
right here in America!

I love all the planning and preparations that go 
into this gathering of family and friends!

Deciding what we'll eat.....
everybody has their favorite food 
that must be served while I like 
to slip in new recipes, too.

Choosing how to set the table.....
I like to include are my brown transfer ware 
plates with handsome Mr. Turkey right in the center.

Checking my cookbooks for recipes.....
some are ingrained from years of making them, but 
any new ones must be completed with the 
help of a recipe.

Making my grocery list....
I love grocery shopping!

Usually the first thing I check off my list for
Thanksgiving day is getting 
the house all set.

I just have a few items that are uniquely
for Thanksgiving....each year it's good to see them!

I'll probably share our Thanksgiving feast 
with you in a future post, Glitterinas. 

 But right now I'd like to show you what I've 
done to get ready for Thanksgiving so far.....


Halloween jack-o-lanterns have been replaced 
with a few extra pumpkins here by 
the fireplace.


The Give Thanks banner really sums up, for me, what 
Thanksgiving is all about!


Here's a closer look.....


I believe this pretty printable came from 
Craftberry Bush.  


I like it stacked with a mirror on the 
mantle.


Here's a few more seasonal pretties scattered around.....



......all these items mix in nicely with my Fall 
pretties that go up in September!






On the dinning room table I'm using a new,
seasonal bucket I found....


.....goes right along with the spirit of the season.



The lovely turkey on my Thanksgiving plates is 
not the only handsome guy that helps 
us celebrate this season.....


.....this tall guy always finds himself in a place of 
prominence!


I have so much to be thankful for.....




.....my "thankful" list grows longer 
and longer every year!

Each of you who find time in your busy 
days to read the thoughts I share here at 
Pink Glitter
are on my list!

Now, it's time for me to go and play with some 
dishes.....what's going to look fabulous with this guy?


Hugs and glitter,
Tammy