Holiday Decorating on a Dime

Holiday Decorating on a Dime! The Holidays are here!  Decorating your home – whether you go big and bold, or keep it sweet and simple – it’s always great to save some money and spend it on fabulous gifts! Here are a few ideas to creative a festive home on a holiday budget! Can you REALLY create beautiful holiday decorating on a dime? Are you a traditionalist when it comes to decorating, or do you change it up each year? For variety and an updated style, try adding in another color! Silver added to a “Country Natural” theme gives the perfect bit of sparkle while keeping it simple! Silver balls and icicles on the tree, along with tall, wide glass assorted jars filled with more silver decorations. Scatter about your house-on tables, the mantle, or counters. Sprigs of artificial pine branches in keeping with the Country theme added in, are a perfect touch! Alter any theme with color. Bright purple, yellow, and...

LAST MINUTE TIPS for your BEST THANKSGIVING EVER!

Last Minute Tips for Your Best Thanksgiving Ever! If you are like me, and your fabulous, step-by-step, 10 course Turkey Dinner plans turned into “The Nightmare Before Thanksgiving” dinner plans, HANG ON FRIEND – Miss Moxie to the rescue! With just a week left to make it happen, I’m here to help you pull off your BEST THANKSGIVING EVER – and no one will ever know you got a smidge waylayed! You can do this! Here’s how: #1 – Make Your Lists! Friends List: Write em’ down. Grandad all the way down to sweet Baby Jane. Don’t forget to count a few extra heads just in case your son invites his roomate! A close count is imperative! Food List: Your most important task will be to plan the menu and grab your groceries! You’ll want to do this TODAY! A key to pulling off a fabulous meal is to enlist your friends and family to contribute! What...

Falling for Pumpkin!

Falling for Pumpkin! The thermometer here in Arizona has finally dropped below 100, and the nights are becoming cool! Now it’s time for all things autumn, and I find myself falling for pumpkin!! Natural autumn decor, fall root vegetables in bowls, pumpkins at the door – Fall is so FESTIVE in nature, don’t you agree? Red leaves, gold and orange on the forest floor, and cinnamon browns that suggest fall.  It’s bonfire time! Sipping hot chocolate and crunching gooey s’mores run across my mind. Afghans, cable-knit sweaters, cool evenings…the list is endless. If you love fall like I do, then you may share my affliction – a love for anything pumpkin! This includes the tempting tastes of pumpkin-spice and cinnamon. Enter harvest-time baking, and lip-smacking pumpkin-y deliciousness!  Falling for Pumpkin! Today was ‘Focus on Autumn’ Day. I brought in my fall decorations, and dug around in the cupboards for a can or two of organic pumpkin. My first order...