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Tuesday, November 19

Thanksgiving on the brain

About a week and a day away, but who's counting?  ::raises hand::

So yay, we are hosting Thanksgiving this year and we are expecting about 20ish people, maybe 18.  Either way, I need to get moving on the planning and table-scaping.

I figured we will have 3 tables.  Our dining room table (seats 6), a rented round table that seats 10, and our kitchen table (which seats 4); so that's 20 seats  (check my math!).

We plan to take my office desk and chairs out of my home office and use that space as another dining area for the 72" round table.  Nice thing is my office is directly across from the Dining room so I think that arrangement will work out perfectly.  The kitchen table will stay where it is and I am thinking about making that the kiddo table; set up with crayons, stickers and brown craft paper set out over the tablecoth.

So today, in between conference calls and HR reports, I started playing around with tablescapes for the Dining Room.

Here is what I came up with.  Keep in mind this is a rough attempt. There is no tablecloth, glasses or silverware set out; I just wanted to get an idea.


Let me explain:  The cardboard box is there to add some height to the table.  I plan to wrap that in burlap.  The pine-cones and gourds will be arranged in a more cascading affect.  The flame-less candles, will stay and the vase of dried autumn colored leaves will stay, but I need a vase filler for the base.


So here, the name tag is from The Pretty Paperie on Etsy $5 for the instant download!  I printed them quickly on my work printer to get the idea.  I will print them on the color printer for Thanksgiving.  


And last, I will add a cream tablecloth to this table and a coppery brown napkin in place of the cream one shown.  The place setting will be pretty simple and modern like this.  Pine cone, napkin, white plate and gold charger.  The centerpiece will be the main focus.  I plan to also add 2 pillar candles to this table (I think).

Anyway, that is what I came up with so far.  I cant wait to do the 72" round table next week.  I am going for high drama in there with the centerpiece.  We have coiffured ceilings in that room and I would like to play up that feature....so stay tuned.

Have you done any Thanksgiving run through's yet?  Are you putting up the Christmas tree in time for Thanksgiving dinner.....I think I am.  Cant wait! I love the holidays!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, February 6

Product Review: Coach Legacy Leather Ipad Case

I haven't been doing much decorating around the house lately.  So I figured I'd do a product review on some new items in the meantime.

I found myself in the market again for another iPad cover.  I don't know about you, but the iPad covers I have purchased in the past either get worn out and start fraying at the seams or I get bored with them.  I've had the Smart Case by Apple and another case that I purchased from Etsy.  Both are sitting in my nightstand drawer now.  Last week I decided to picked up a new iPad case from Coach.  I decided on the bright pink leather case, Coach calls it "Bright Coral", its basically hot pink.

It's a zip around padded case so iPad is nice and protected.  It's made of that famously soft glove tanned Coach leather.  The stitching looks great and the zipper moves effortlessly around the case, no snagging or pulling.

Inside there is a little side pocket for papers or cash if your running out to the Starbucks with your iPad and don't want to drag your huge pocketbook (like me :)  You can flip the front cover backwards and snap the button in place to make the case into a stand.  All iPad buttons are accessible in the small cut outs that were neatly done into the leather case.  There are 2 Coach emblems on the case and they are not gaudy, very tastefully done.  One on the front exterior and the other is inside on the bottom left.  It comes in a bunch of fun colors: Lemon, Carnelian, Ultraviolet, Chambray, Bright Coral and Black.  Click here to see their entire tech accessories line.

Since this is a Coach product you will pay a bit more, it's $198, but its a good investment to protect your other great investment!  Here are some pics of my new case:


Here it is configured into the stand...and a shot of the inside pocket.



I also purchased a Coach cosmetic case which I will review later.  If your in the market for a new tablet case, I would recommend this one!


 
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