Monday Morning Inspiration 3.31.14

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You know how that voice in your head sometimes makes you feel inadequate? It may tell you you’re not good enough, smart enough, cannot and will not get that done. “That” thing you want to get done may be a short term, long term or life changing goal or accomplishment. Sometimes it’s not the people around you that makes us feel insecure. It may very well be ourselves.

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We can be our biggest hater (I hate that overused word), our biggest blocker. Often times we believe our own hype. All hype aint good hype though. Don’t allow yourself to feel as if you will lose before you even get started. We have nothing but time and all we can do is try. You’d rather try than be old and wrinkly rocking away in someone’s chair mad at the things you didn’t do or attempt, right? So do them. Set those goals. Do something daily to achieve them.

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Easy Thanksgiving Table Decor and traditions..

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You’re going to have food on the table or desserts so you don’t want a centerpiece that will take up too much room. Use small gourds and pumpkins that you spraypainted and intermingle with vegetables and moss for a natural display. Contain everything in a shoebox lid.
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I love the idea of decorating with veggies as seen here in a post filled with edible arrangements . It’s so organic and can be used to cook with later. It’s no different than having veggies out at a grocery store.

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Push together storage bins and top with a tablecloth or thin blanket for a kid’s thanksgiving table. Hot glue leaves drawn and cut from craft paper for the centerpiece…
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Snatching branches from the ground and sticking them in empty paint cans or mason jars filled with shredded paper can create a nice woodland themed display. Use acorns, tree stumps and squirrel and fox decor…

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Spray paint acorns and stick sparkly letters cut from craft paper to spell out whatever you wish. BE THANKFUL, GIVE THANKS, & HAPPY TURKEY DAY are some ideas…

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Spray paint branches and dip feathers in gold. The kids would love to help out with making glittered feathers.

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What traditions does your family do? I have been watching the Macy’s parade and putting up the Christmas tree during it since I was a kid. Another thing I would do is watch Beyonce concert specials on tv. That’s basically it. I found a few other nice traditions we can try like writing letters of thanks to everyone who did something nice for you this year and send them off. I also like the idea of hosting a “Friendsgiving” which is a separate dinner for friends over the Thanksgiving weekend. It could also be a big pot luck or a dessert party,where you feast on bunch of different sweets. Yeah, you may just want to resume those diets after Turkey Day.

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Edible arrangements….no really, centerpieces made from fruit & veggies

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I adore this idea of getting away from flowers and using some creative juices to make a beautiful table arrangement. The colors of produce are too vibrant to pass up. This one above is stunning and has a contemporary feel. Of course…doing something like this is best when you actually plan to use the food to eat. Or you can provide custom paper bags for guests so thry can take the fruit/veggies as a favor at the end of the night. How fun for a dinner party.

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Turkey day tabletop decor using free branches…from your yard….

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One of my friends wanted some help with ideas on styling the table. I love bringing the outdoors in for the holidays and branches is something I used for an anniversary party too. I love the rustic look but I’m a glamdoll by nature so sparkly, glittery, metallic hues are a must. Gather branches from your yard or the park and spray paint them. Turkey day is all about family and I think those warm feelings we get calls for a warmer color scheme. So opt for browns, golds & bronze colors.

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If you still have leaves on the bushes you can spray paint those as well. I like this look. Maybe a visit to the local Dollar Store will yield you some results. They always have a cheesy floral section. Spray paint those and place each stem in tiny vases. You can probably get some vases from Goodwills or thift stores for cheap. Don’t be afraid to use mismatched ones as varying heights adds visual interest. Besides, if you spray painted those, you will end up with a monochromatic look that’s sure to be impressive.

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Feathers, dry foilage, branches will make for a nice centerpiece but put this on the food table because something so high will obstruct the view of guest. Nothing worse than not seeing who you’re talking to across the table.

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A lovely gold, tan & coral tablescape….

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This tablescape is stunning. Love the hues and how warm it feels. Pretty and light for a Spring or summer wedding and perfect for fall. The burlap natural elements makes it a little rustic. The gold accents brings in the glam. I also like the idea of different seat cushions. Making sure the colors stay in the same party, keeps the look cohesive despite various patterns.

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