Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Beautiful Buffet

Today's Wordful Wednesday is a hodge podge of things I want to share. Life's Buffet, the things I'm diggin'. I try to keep things simple on recipe days to avoid much too lengthy posts, so Wednesdays are a good day for me to deviate, to give you more of me & what's behind the apron. Not that you asked or anything.....hah.

Getting an unexpected little treat in the mail from not just a bloggy friend but also simply a ...



Thank you Kacey!


And remember the island I was waiting for? It came a while back & I'm loving it!

Scary Mommy sent me that cute little dishtowel after I entered a contest I didn't even win. Thanks again Scary Mommy!!! The Island wanted to dress up for the holidays...

Tristan's 1st tree. What fun not to have any rules. Anything goes on this one unlike the formal one in the living room. Both favorites but for different reasons!

Lovely handmade organic soap made by the amazingly talented Nazarina over at Giddy Gastranome. These will make perfect additions to homemade goodies in a gift basket! Thank you Nazarina. Go visit her here ! Everything she makes is beautiful & with lots of care & love.

The perfect Poinsetta to dress up the dining room!

And lastly, perfecting my newly acquired napkin folding skills for my Christmas table setting. Decisions, decisions. The one on the left or the one on the right? Visit here to see how you can fold napkins for your next gathering.




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59 comments:

angie said...

You're first.....and I'm first. How great is this? Love all the touches you've made/done around the house. A napkin folding tutorial is in order, please. :)

sassy stephanie said...

Love it. How fun to get nice things in the mail! Love Tristan's tree, too. I had one growing up and still have all of the ornaments from it!

Mary said...

I love it!! I am thinking about getting a little tree...it just doesn't seem right not to have one!!

KDLOST said...

love the napkin idea!

awww... and is that your island??? awesome!! i want one! it makes a big difference, i bet. and what a cute lil' tree!!

Jen said...

I love this post. There are so many beautiful things in it. And I am so impressed with the napkin folding. Awesome!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I got one of those recipes from Kacey too! Love this - gorgeous stuff!!

Amanda said...

Love the little Christmas tree. So special.
I had a class on napkin folding in 5th grade ever since then I have had the duty of napkin folding at most family events.

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, love it! Tristan's tree is adorable!

Letti said...

I love the idea of having a seperate tree for the kids.

Pumpkin Delight said...

Tristan's tree is so cute. I like the napkins too. My vote is the one on the right, I mean if you want my opinion.

Lula! said...

I will make fudge this weekend and think of you. And wish you were here with me to induldge. In fudge. And wine. And sangria. And Blue Moon.

Wow, we'll be drunk!

Susie said...

What a great group of holiday pictures:-)

avtcoach said...

I love it that you are almost always first on WW! You always seem to have it together and I know you love Mr. Linky! :) I think he loves you best too! I loved all of the pics in your post. You definitely have the Christmas spirit and so much to share with us! Love the napkin folding ideas!

Amy said...

Very festive, love the little tree! A magical WW to you!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

You certainly have the holiday spirit. Great photos!

Kacey R. said...

Aaah! This was such a sweet post. I am so glad you liked your little recipe cards! I L.O.V.E your island! No seriously in love! It is awesome. Tristan's tree is just the cutest and I am sure he is so proud. And the napkins, so impressed with your obvious mad skills. I'm feeling the one on the right. :o)

rachael said...

wow, you really have some wonderful holiday touches! i haven't done a thing yet for decorating...or shopping :(

Mo said...

I'm digging on the napkin folded on the left.

I looked for a tabletop tree tonight at Wally World. I would have bought one if I could have found one.

I love surprises in the mail. Speaking of which, I'll be mailing your cd tomorrow. Finally I know!

Casey's trio said...

I love your decorating style...I've probably said that before! Your house looks so comfy and inviting!

BoufMom9 said...

So lovely, festive & welcoming! I feel right at home :)
Happy WW!

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Love these pics!

Happy Wordful Wednesday!

Mamarazzi said...

the beauty is for sure in all of the small touches!!

Kimber said...

You have an award awaiting you at my blog.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the poinsettia. I saw some quite similar at Michaels the other day and will go get one I'm sure.

Come see my Wordful Wednesday if you can find time!! It's a catghan!

Monkey's Momma said...

Hi! Love your ideas! Here from Kimber's blog. Nice to meet you!

Drama Mama said...

You were FIRST on Angies WW last week...and you're FIRST again this week! I am number 66. WHAT do I have to do to be FIRST. Waaahhhhh!

LOVE the Holiday Ideas! I am blogging when I SHOULD be decorating, ordering Christmas cards, gifts, etc.

Octamom said...

Everything looks absolutely beautiful! I love the way you've Christmas 'tricked out' the island! ;o)

I'll be emailing you for the truffle sauce recipe!

Blessings!

mommaof4wife2r said...

so much fun! i want to come over and have some coffee and listen to christmas music! and of course, you bake something for us to eat. :)

Coco said...

The island looks fabulous! Looks so cute dressed up for the holidays. You should dress it up for every holiday!

Please post the Apricot Chicken recipe. My Aunt made the best and she can no longer remember or find the recipe. It is one of my faves!!

Maria said...

Great post!! I love the island and tree! I will have to try folding napkins like that. Great idea!

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

I think all of my favorites are all of your favorites.

Thanks for sharing!

Elaine A. said...

Everthing looks lovely. That little tree is darling!

Rhea said...

I love Tristan's tree! Too cute.

All your ideas and decorations are adorable.

Rachel said...

I love all of it...the napkin folding is great!

And what a cute tree for Tristan!

Melissa said...

Wow...you go girl with your napkin folding skills!!
And what a cute tree of Tristans... my kids love to have their own trees in their rooms to decorate!!

Michelle said...

Fun WW! I love the cart and the napkin folding skills......I'm impressed. :)

Brandy said...

I love the tree! And I'm uber impressed with the napkin folding. Uberly. (I realize this isn't a word, but I'm using it anyway.)

Pam said...

Great post. I love Tristan's christmas tree and the napkins look fantatic...I need to learn how to fold them like that.

Jennifer said...

Oh, I lvoe his little tree. Princess keeps asking for one too, and there is a $10 one at Target that I may pick up for her. Your kitchen cart looks great too!

Kelly Deneen said...

I love that island - it's perfect! I am very impressed with your napkin folding skills too - nice!! :)

Lump said...

Tristan's tree makes me smile ear to ear. It is one of the best trees ever! :)

I want a house now!

gingela5 said...

All of that stuff is fun and lovely! I especially love the tree! So cute!

The Blonde Duck said...

Totally festive! I love it!

Farming Fabulously said...

That tree is too cute. Love the napkin folding, thanks for the info.

Joan said...

I love your island, it is beautiful. You should totally post a napkin folding tutuorial. I have never learned how!

Zen Ventures said...

so pretty! I love Tristan's 1st Christmas tree. So cute! I was just hopping over here from another blog. Thot I'd come by and say hi! :)

Tiffany said...

The island is great! Glad you like it.

Emily said...

Your house looks so divine and chrismassy!

Deanna said...

My boys both have their own trees and I always love theirs best!

Love the napkin folding tutorials!

silverdot said...

Your island is so nice! I wish I could fold napkins. I'll try the tutorial!

jsprik said...

what special holiday goodies!! don't you love those?? i sure do!! you have a beautiful home, btw!!

jsprik said...

oh, forgot to say, i have that apricot chicken recipe, although it's not from kacey!! ;)

Aubrey said...

Look at you! That island is great and I love your little holiday touches to it!

Baby Favorite said...

Beautiful! I see you're decorating just as I like it, in perfect time for my arrival. You're so gracious like that. ;-)

Life with Kaishon said...

Just when I think you couldn't get any cooler, you do : ). Love your island! Love the Tristan Tree : )

Life, Love And Lola said...

Love the island! Too cool that Tristan gets his own tree!

Angela said...

It looks great Steph! And yes, please give us some napkin folding lessons!

Yaya said...

Ooooh-I love those orange napkins!

Brad said...

I love this site - well done you!