12.04.2016

DIY Napkin Boxwood Wreath for Napkins During Christmas




Run ......don't walk......to Target as quickly as you can and pick up this garland in the Bullseye section. It's $3 for six yards and I am going to show you three different ways to use the small wreath accessories for your dinner table. 


This one is an elegant look with the wreath placed right on top of the gold silverware. I think it's just a special touch. I also show you how to make the wreaths in my video at the bottom of this post. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss out on the fun and tips!


With my kitchen table, I have set it up as you can see below. I love the look of the wreath and ribbon together in the center of the plate. 


I love how the kitchen table really came together this year and if you would like to see a complete tour you can see that in the post just before this one. In that post, there is also a great video walking you through step by step! 


I have a complete 25 Days of Christmas going on with my Youtube Channel at Mrs. Erica so be sure to check out each day! 


Here is the video link so you can see step by step how to make these fun wreaths! 


See you in the next post! 


11.30.2016

Christmas Kitchen Table Decor in Black and White Theme


Welcome to Day One of my 25 Days of Christmas Series!  I am very excited to share a look into every day up until Christmas this season! My post will be full of ideas that you can use for the holiday season. 


Let's start with a tour of my kitchen table decor for this Christmas as I went with a black and white theme. I decided to go traditional with my dining room which has the holiday green and red color scheme. I used a black and white theme for the kitchen table. I love coming home each day and seeing the table all set with this fun theme. 


Each year I purchase a new matching set of nutcrackers, and the tall set is a set that I picked up almost five years ago. Who knew that they would one day make this table complete. 


The smaller black and white are a set I found at HomeGoods last year. I could not rush over to them quick enough. 


On Day Two you will see a tutorial that I share with you on how to make the wreath accessory that you see in the center of the plate. I love the boxwood look of them. I purchased this in the Target Dollar Spot and for six yards it was only $3.00. 


My plates are from the Nate Burkes line at Target, and I bought them several years ago. There are two different patterns in the set of four. I love how they are trimmed in gold which matches my white large dinner plate. 


I love the way my center piece came together. It all started with the new ornament my mother gave me for hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at my home this year. I found the hook at Hobby Lobby and it looks perfect hanging from it as it sits on this gold tray from HomeGoods. 




Anytime you have a large bench or chair like this one shown below its a good idea to add a pillow to soften the area. I found this pom pom black pillow at HomeGoods. 



I found garland at the Dollar Tree and made these wreaths for the windows and hung them with ribbon that matches the table runner. I keep these up all year because it adds a soft touch to the corner. 



I have a great video that I put together to give you more of a personal look at all of the decorations on my kitchen table. I hope you enjoy and be sure to subscribe so you dont miss any part of my 25 Days of Christmas! 


See you tomorrow as I bring you Day Two! 



11.12.2016

Amazing Thanksgiving Fall Dining Room Tour


Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to my home as I share a tour of my dining room. I have it set up and ready for my family to come over and enjoy Thanksgiving lunch. As you know I love decorating for the Holidays and Thanksgiving is no exception. 

Come along as I share this year's table setting with you! 



I have to start out with my new addition to my collection which is this plaid tablecloth. Eddie found this just the other night at Walmart, and all of their Thanksgiving items were on clearance. I was so excited when he called me on Facetime to show me the last one hanging on the hook and I had to have it. It's the perfect addition! 


I love that I have my plaid collection from Target that I picked up last year to use and serve Hot Apple Cider from. The orange plaid tray is from Target and was on clearance along with the beautiful plaid pitcher. I love the gold top on the pitcher which is that extra touch that really makes it special. 

The little plaid plates are from the Bullseye Spot at Target this year. I picked up a set with the orange plaid and the white plaid. 


The leave plates are from World Market but I purchased them several years ago. I have seen plates like them at HomeGoods over the past few years. 


 The glittered gold pumpkins are from Pier 1 during the after Thanksgiving clearance sale. I felt they were perfect for Thanksgiving. 


This little table was recently my coffee station, but now that I have my new coffee station I found the perfect home for it. It's the perfect side table right from my front door. This is actually where I will have my hot apple cider to greet everyone as they come. 

Would you believe that everything but the flowers is from Target? Everything is either from the Dollar Spot or the Clearance sections. I love everything about Target. You can decorate your home and stay on a budget easily. 





Be sure to see the video at the end of this post because I share several other tips with you that will help you this Holiday as you decorate and prepare for your guest. 



When you see items in the Dollar Spot at Target always think of a creative way you could incorporate it in your home. I have added little items all around my home for different Holidays. These little plaid plates are a great example. 


The pumpkin table runner is from HomeGoods and the plaid table cloth is from Walmart. The tablecloth is actually large enough to cover the entire table put I wanted to add an additional layer by using the wood from my table. 




I also used gold, silver, and white as colors for the center of my table. I love the way they each play off of each other and are very elegant. White hydrangeas are my favorite flower and fit perfectly for any time of year. 



My coffee bar is set and ready to go. This will be perfect for after dinner to go along with the desserts. I have everything from different flavor coffees to hot cocoa and apple cider. 






Come along and take a look at the video below to see everything for yourself! I am really happy with how everything turned out. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss out and so you can be part of all the Christmas fun that will be taking place this year! 




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11.10.2016

DIY Starbucks Carmel Macchiato Recipe


I love everything about an Iced Carmel Macchiato from Starbucks expect to spend $4.50 each time I go! I have played with this recipe for a little while and I feel like I have finally perfected it! Let me share with you how to make them for yourself. 



Ingredients:

1 Cup of Milk
Handful of Ice
2 Tbs of Vanilla Syrup, I like the Starbucks brand
3 oz of strong coffee
Hershey Carmel Syrup


The first step is to place your ice in the 16 oz cup
I pour a small amount caramel syrup around the sides and let it run down the cup 
Pour 1 cup of milk over ice
Brew your 3 oz of coffee and pour over milk and ice. 
Add two tbs of vanilla syrup 

Stir and you are ready to serve! 

Be sure to see video below and follow all the steps along with me. 



This is not a drink you will have everyday but it's fun to have as a special treat! 


Forget about heading to Starbucks for coffee fix and make your own caramel macchiato at home!This is my version of a Starbucks remake and it not their recipe. No formal Barista here! 


See you in the next post! 



 
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