*Speaking of food, Pioneer Woman's new cookbook is out. She's gallivanting all over the country promoting it. I'm considering buying one myself.
*I am SO excited about decorating for Christmas this year. However, it would be nice to just have someone do it all for me. Look at Kristen's decorating masterpiece. I just love the colors, the ribbon, and greenery. And that chandelier is just a-mazing!! I'm checking out our Sam's Club vera, vera soon! Updated: We made a Sam's trip Sunday afternoon and I was so disappointed that I was unable to find ornaments that even remotely looked like those in Kristen's post! Just my luck!
*Go here to get some wonderful ideas for hand made Christmas gifts. You'll have to scroll down to see all the links.
*I'm seriously considering doing one of these babies myself this year. I've looked at the ball wreaths in our local home furnishing stores and they are selling for $60 - $100. Waaaaay too much! It looks like it is so easy (And I love the reference to the movie, "Mommie Dearest?!)
*I love hand painted plates and I have found a local artist's blog that specializes in just that! Visit The Crayon Princess and check out some of her work. Make sure to check out this Santa Plate and her November giveaway.
*And last but not least, don't forget that Boomama's annual "Christmas Tour of Homes" has been moved this year to The Nester. Even if you don't participate, it is a GREAT way to get decorating ideas! Tour is scheduled for December 14th so get your homes ready!!