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Month: November 2012

Holiday Tablescapes 2012

I wasn’t even gonna post about my Thanksgiving tables because let’s be honest, y’all have moved on and are knee deep in Christmas decor.  But then I remembered that the beauty of using non-traditional colors is that you can use them for any occasion.   I think I may just use the same ideas for […] Read more…

for you

How was your weekend?  Don’t you just love holiday weekends?  I LOVE them.  The post holiday games and food and football and lazing around.  It doesn’t get much better.  I even did a little crocheting. Hope yours was dandy, too. You are so very special to me.  The fact that you meet me here, week […] Read more…

My poverty (and yours)

This week we are swimming in  abundance. I spent the weekend making all manner of preparations.   While Stevie smoked back ribs all day yesterday, the rest of us flew into a frenzy of buying and storing and cleaning and prepping and sewing and ciphering.   All this to make sure 28 people know how […] Read more…

Plato, introduction

I’m so behind with bookclub.   I’m so overzealous in every part of my life.  I want to do and learn and see and cook and read EVERYTHING. But, alas, there are only so many hours in the day. I hope you’re reading and please accept my pathetic apologies  for the delay on Plato’s introduction. […] Read more…

12 Days of {handmade} Christmas::Day 12 Hello Darlin’ stenciled pillow and making an envelope pillow

This is the LAST DAY of a 12 days series of {handmade} Christmas tutorials.   Can I get a woot-woot?   Make sure to check out the all the projects for 2012, 2010, and 2009! And I’m hosting myself. Which is why I’m late.  Fancy that. ******************** You know those greeting cards that play music […] Read more…

12 Days of {handmade} Christmas Tutorials::Day 10 Advent Calendar/Jesse Tree Ideas

This is day 10 in a 12 days series of {handmade} Christmas tutorials. I’m Nicole and I blog at thepantrybook.com, a notebook of homekeeping, crafts, and professional motherhood. Come on over to join me and my family on our journey of eucharisteo (radical gratitude) in the midst of loving our amazing Everett, our one-year-old son […] Read more…