Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

I'd love to set my Christmas table with these. Beautiful for the holidays… just beautiful!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wreath Up

Eye candy to welcome my favorite holiday… 


It's time to deck the halls! Here's an easy DIY for your front door… 3 times more fabulous than the typical 1 wreath hanging.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

my weekend

Thanksgiving was amazing. I managed to make my 1st turkey, complete with all the trimmings without flaw. I gave myself a good ol' pat on the back and then cleaned up while everyone took a nap.

It is a family tradition to get our 1st Christmas present on Thanksgiving day, and I got my monogram necklace!!! YAY!

Black Friday was very low key for us. There was no 4 a.m. shopping for me this year. However, we did brave the crazy shopping crowds in the early afternoon hours and managed to get a few good deals.

This is what my Saturday looked like… shooting a wedding in Charleston.

And, in other news the Lulu & Drew winner is Eileen from A Creative Day. Congrats!

*P.S. Be sure to enter this week's giveaway from ISWAS+WILLBE!


Today, ISWAS+WILLBE is giving away a set of their Various Points Earrings. They are made with hand cut brass triangles, and I'm wishing I had a pair. I'd wear them everyday.

They are so simple and fun. You could wear them with just about anything. Here's how you can enter to win a pair for yourself:

1) Join and become a member of A Newfound Treasure blog with GFC {mandatory}.

2) Go check out the ISWAS+WILLBE Etsy shop & add them to your favorites.

3) Like ISWAS+WILLBE on Facebook.

4) Follow ISWAS+WILLBE on Twitter.

5) Post about this giveaway via Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.

*After you've done any or all of the things listed above, leave a comment on this post telling me you did so. Be sure to leave individual comments for each thing that you do to increase you chance of winning! 

The winner will be picked at random on Friday, December 2nd at midnight.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Feast your eyes

Today and every day, I have so much to be grateful for, truly. You all are one of the many things that I am giving thanks for today. Each of your sweet comments make my world a little happier, so thank you for taking the time to write me and follow my little bloggity blog. 

I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the 1st time this year. I feel as though this is a rite of passage… I am officially an adult now, right?  Our best friends flew in from Dallas, making this year's holiday extra special. Just the 4 of us with our little boys, gathered around the table, giving thanks… perfect. 

I'll leave you with this fun layer -- perfect for a day full of turkey eating. Cooler weather got here just in the nick of time!

Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble, gobble.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday with a roundup

Oh, how I'd love a fun foyer rug! 
That bare floor when you enter our home is looking pretty lonely these days.

My favorite…

you know you want it too

AND... here's a little rug roundup from Rugs USA that I threw together for y'all.

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12

Ordered #12 to use temporarily in our entryway in a 2x3… can't wait to see it in person!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Best mac & cheese ever!

Trust me, you will want to make this for Thanksgiving this year (and every year from here on out). It's a family recipe and favorite of anyone I make it for. It is TO DIE FOR. You can thank me later.

1 8 oz box of macaroni (cooked al dente)
1 tall can (14 or 15 oz) evaporated milk
1 1/2 C milk
1 tsp. salt
garlic pepper (to taste)
1 1/2 tsp. dried mustard
2 C sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 C medium cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 C butter
2 eggs

Cook the macaroni until it is almost done, drain and put back in pot. Add 1/2 stick of butter in. Mix until all noodles are coated. Mix all of the other ingredients together in a separate bowl -- add the mix to the buttered noodles. Pour all of this into a lightly greased crock pot or casserole dish. 

Cook in the crock pot on low for 4-5 hrs. OR heat the oven to 350 degrees for ~45 min. Cook until it's not loose but more "compact", so it will be easy to spoon out. 

{Let me know if you try it!}

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lulu & Drew Giveaway + A Winner

You know how much I love abstract art! Look at these lovelies from Lulu & Drew:

 Remember this one from last month's post of all things pink for breast cancer awareness?

And how about this beaut?

Incredible! Well, Stephanie from Lulu & Drew is giving one of her "Warmth" canvases away! Excited? Honestly, I am really jealous of this week's winner -- too bad I can't win this one!

Here's what you need to do (leave comments for each):

1) Join and become a member of A Newfound Treasure blog with GFC {mandatory}.

2) Go check out Lulu & Drew on Etsy & add them to your favorites.

3) Like Lulu & Drew on Facebook.

The giveaway ends on Sunday, November 27th, and the winner will be announced on Monday. Good luck!

Congratulations Jesseca from Sweet Treats & Good Eats. She's our winner for last week's Elephantine Satellite necklace giveaway

Sunday, November 20, 2011

DIY boot socks

I saw DIY leg warmers through Pinterest a few weeks back and tried it. An old sweater was the perfect candidate. Cut sleeves, sew edges, & wear… easy as 1, 2, 3.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Just a few...

Pretties from ASOS:

Stripe Collarless Trench

Image 1 of Carin Wester Trousers in Tie Dye Print
Tie Dye Trousers

Image 1 of River Island Dalmation Print Low Ankle Boots
Dalmatian Print Low Ankle Boots

Image 1 of ASOS Party Blazer With Sequin Sleeves
Party Blazer with Sequin Sleeves

Image 1 of ASOS ARIZONA Suede Lace Up Shearling Ankle Boot
Suede Lace Up Ankle Boots

Image 1 of ASOS Embroidered Smock Top
Embroidered Smock Top

Image 1 of ASOS Faux Snake Metal Tip Clutch
Faux Snake Clutch

Image 4 of ASOS Slash Back Dress with Split Sleeve
Slash Back Dress with Split Sleeves

Image 1 of ASOS Leather Multi Strap Contrast Bag
Leather Multi Strap Contrast Bag

Image 1 of ASOS Bright Intarsia Knit Snood
Bright Intarsia Knit Snood

Image 1 of ALDO Buschur Glitter Slippers
Buschur Glitter Slippers

Mixing Prints

I honestly love the look of mixing prints! I just can't get enough of it these days. I found this skirt on Polyvore and worked the outfit around it. I dig it, do you? 

Mixing Prints

You can find more "printy" outfits at Long Distance Loving where other people have linked up to share their print mixing outfits for this week's Friday's Fancies. 

And don't forget to enter our Elephantine giveaway while there's still time. You have until midnight tonight.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

festive fingers

Trying this STAT! All you need is Essie Chinchilly + glittery gold polish and voila!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

To entertain:

To wear:

To hear:

Feel free to link up this week if you have a wish list going...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

happy room

This room just makes me smile. Color + Art = Winning!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

elephantine giveaway + last week's winner

Are you a minimalist when it comes to jewelry? Do you like layering simple pieces? If so, then Elephantine probably has something that will strike your fancy. Their Etsy shop is chalk full of modern, handmade pieces to be worn every day.

banquet - gold and gunmetal necklace by elephantine

stellar - tiny gold bead necklace by elephantine

two loves - silver and gold lotus necklace set by elephantine

kareshi - modern gold origami necklace by elephantine

ida - gold and vermeil bracelet by elephantine

Today, the awesome Rachel Ball of Elephantine is giving away her Satellite necklace to one lucky person on my blog. Take a look...

Want it? Here's what to do:

1) Join and become a member of A Newfound Treasure blog with GFC {mandatory}.

2) Go check out the Elephantine Etsy shop & add them to your favorites.

3) Like Elephantine on Facebook.

4) Go check out & subscribe to the Elephantine blog.

5) Post about this giveaway via Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.

*After you've done any or all of the things listed above, leave a comment on this post telling me you did so. Be sure to leave individual comments for each thing that you do to increase your chance of winning! The giveaway ends on Friday, November 18th.

Congratulations to Danya from The Pink Peony. She's our winner for last week's Son of a Sailor personalized chevron bracelet giveaway!

Now, get to it... this week could be your week.