Friday, January 22, 2016

Product Review: Nordic Ware Mini Heritage Bundt Pan from Williams-Sonoma

I got this lovely Mini Heritage Cake Pan for Christmas and couldn't wait to try it out. I wanted something like a mini loaf pan that I could make my pumpkin bread and other things in, but this one is so much more fancy than just a regular old loaf pan. I was nervous the cake would stick but I read every single comment on and it gets great reviews so I thought I would give it a try.

I whipped up a box of cake mix I had on hand, sprayed the pan with non cooking spray and dusted it with flour before pouring the batter. They only took about 20 minutes to bake, then I let them sit on the cooling rack for another 10 minutes. Then turning it over and with a few enthusiastic taps (bangs) on the bottom of the pan, they came out beautifully.

If I had time, I would have photographed them with a dusting of powdered sugar and cute packaging. 

I was very pleased with my pretty little cakes! I'm very happy with this product and can't wait to use it again. (No one paid me to say this, just thought I'd share.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Home Tour 2015

I think this is the most complete tour I've done of this house on the blog. I do it mostly so I can remember, but I hope you enjoy too. Lots of pictures!!!

The weather outside is frightful! We've had more snow since this picture was taken and are supposed to get even more this week and through Christmas. Even though I honestly don't love the snow, I am so grateful that for the most part this winter we have still had sunshine. Even though when we woke up today it was zero degrees!


DIY boxwood wreath with red gingham fabric ribbon


Silent/Holy Night Pillow Covers.  Green Canvas Pillow Covers. Black Buffalo Check Pillow Covers. SureFit slipcovers from Target. Plaid Blanket from Ebay.

We have a toddler who likes to break ornaments. Maybe someday I will get to put them on the bottom half of the tree again *sigh*. We bought a lovely real tree this year. Tree skirt from Pottery Barn.


Metal Letter from Hobby Lobby.

Our grandparents' vintage ornaments look extra special hanging on the chandelier.

Plaid tablecloth Better Homes & Gardens from Walmart.







I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Home Tour. You can see more details for each room by searching this blog. Thanks for stopping by during this most wonderful time of the year!

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Winter Chalkboard & Coffee Filter Garland {Super Quick & Free Project!}

Thanksgiving's over and the kids are asking when we are going to put the Christmas tree up already! I love fall decor but there's no denying I am fighting the inevitable. Not that I don't love that Christmas-sy feeling too, but I'm not quite ready for the tree. The neighbors have put up their lights and it definitely looks more like a winter wonderland outside instead of a fall hayride. So this morning I took less than 5 minutes to make it feel like it's beginning to look a little like Christmas around here. Happy "Cyber Monday" ! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Simple Thanksgiving Decor 2015

Entry Way

Cozy Family Room

Piano Top "Mantle"

Easiest Table Centerpiece Ever Pumpkin And Dining Room

Simple Thanksgiving Chalkboard