Friday, November 30, 2012

Goodbye November!

 
 Well this is it! The last day of November, the last day to relax before you really have to get your holiday shopping behind into gear, the last day to take a deep breath before the holiday madness starts. Although December seems like a blur to me every year, it's a month I look forward to. A lot of amazing memories get made in the month of December. I'm looking forward to Hunter's excitement on Christmas day, now that he's old enough to enjoy opening presents and playing with toys. I'm also so exited to see my daughter's face when she sees what we got for her, she's going to completely freak out!
December is also important to me because my husband and I celebrate our anniversary! This year marks seven years of being together and two years of marriage! Look forward to a sappy lovey dove post toward the end on the month.
All in all, I think that December is going to be a really exciting month in my personal life and here on the blog. I have giveaways planned, d.i.y projects to share, a holiday edition of my very popular Thirsty Thursday, a festive Music Monday playlist, some holiday party ideas, and so much more. 
Stay tuned!

It is Friday, so here's a little bit of whats been going on in my neck of the woods.


 1.// Hunter and his new fire truck. 2.// A very happy fortune. 3.// Enjoying a little Ancient Aliens, I can't get enough of his hair. I'm excited for the new season! 4.// Preparing a little gift for a new baby. 5.// Too many knitting projects. 6.// A little flower in our garden decided to come to life. 7.// Marli doing a little bird watching. 8.// I finished crocheting a saggy beanie, so cute!


 Hope you all enjoy your Friday!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

THRIFTY FINDS // November Edition.

It's finally here, the last Thursday of the month! I cant believe how fast this month has blown by! 
Wasn't it just October? 
At least today we can celebrate with the return of the Thrifty Thursday Link Party! Whoop Whoop!
Remember, Thrifty Thursdays are the first and last Thursday of every month now, so don't forget to document all of your amazing treasures so you can link up with us. If you haven't linked up before, or you weren't prepared today ( I know it's been awhile) feel free to link up a past post for us to enjoy.

Here are some of my top finds since we last linked up!
 1.// I found my first Cathrine Holm piece, now I can die happy! I seriously thought I would never find one and then there it was, for $5.00! What?  2.// This Matryoshka doll thermos is stunning! It has hand blown glass on the inside,crazy! I looked them up on etsy and there is only two like it. Both are extremely expensive for having no face, so I am satisfied with paying $2.00 for this beauty.  3.// I was at Goodwill and stumbled upon a huge collection of dish cloths with mushrooms and funky florals on them. The one pictured is my favorite. I snagged them all for $0.50 a piece! 4.// This Atomic star Federal Glass mixing bowl was $5.00 at the Flea Market, and it looks perfect in my kitchen!

Don't forget that ad spaces are available on my side bar starting December 1st! As you can see, a few new sponsors have been trickling in! Use promo code THANKS for a little discount off of your spot!
I am so excited to meet some new bloggers, I have a lot of exciting things planned over the next few months for all the sponsors to take part in!
Have a fantastic Thursday, It's almost the end of your work week folks!


This link party was created to bring together all of you thrifty bloggers! So link up with your blog post showing your recent thrifted finds! 

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.

Hello readers new and old, on today's edition of Kitsch Krazy we are talking Star Bursts. I love the Atomic era, I buy anything with a star burst pattern on it. I cant help myself! There are tons of different products that were made with this iconic design, check out some of my favorites!

I love all Atomic style fabric, but I love the star bursts on this design!

This dish set would be perfect for the holidays, these star bursts look like snowflakes.

This necklace is made from a broken Atomic style plate with a star burst design!

I love star burst clocks, they make such a statement!

I love decanters and carafes! I have about ten of them now!

This Atomic serving platter would be perfect for holiday parties!

I love this set of glasses, the color and the star burst design, my gosh!

If you like any of these items you can find the links below!

One. // Two. // Three. // Four. // Five.// Six. // Seven.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mellow Yellow.

 
Hello, my name is Autumn and I'm addicted to the color yellow.
 I love bright pops of color in my home, if you haven't noticed. There is just something about lightness in an interior space that is inspiring to me. Yellow is my go to color when I want to brighten up things in my home.
Here are some interior spaces with pops of yellow, thank you pinterest!
 My bedroom, there is all kind of yellow in there!

 I love the black and white color pallet of this kitchen, with the pop of color on the light fixtures.

 This fireplace is absolutely gorgeous! I love the gallery wall above as well!

 I love dramatic headboards, and the yellow frames and upholstered stools tie it all together.

 This super mod space has clean lines and just the right amount of color.

 The colors in this space are very peacock-esque. I love the yellow on the chairs against the teal walls.

 This amazing chair makes the entire room, oh and that killer wall art!

 Yellow and grey were meant to be together.

Everything about this space is picture perfect! I love how rustic and modern this is at the same time. All of the natural wood and yellow decor stand out and really make a statement. Plus, fake taxidermy is always a winner.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Kozmic Blues.

Happy Music Monday! Today I bring you some of my favorites from the amazing Janis Joplin. 
Janis is one of my top women in music.
 Her voice is downright raw emotion!
 (picturing Will Ferrel face here)
Hope you enjoy! Have a fantastic Monday, and make sure you link up to The GFC Collective! I've been finding a bunch of amazing blogs linked up, so don't be shy!

janis. by gypsybee on Grooveshark




Welcome to the weekly "GFC Collective" party :) This is a link up for bloggers who want to gain followers and meet some awesome new bloggy buddies. I have met some pretty neat people by following them with GFC. It's so easy to keep up to date with all of my fav blogs :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Very Smith Thanksgiving.

Hello Everyone! Today we took a little day trip to my best friends new house! As I mentioned before, she lives over an hour away now, so we hadn't had a chance to pack up the family and visit. She lives in such a beautiful little country town in the middle of no where, and the landscape close to her home was amazing! 
We had our own little thanksgiving feast and of course Kelsey spoiled the kids with a few gifts.Then we took the kids to the park and they had a blast running and playing, outside time is always the best time!
I'm sad that this long holiday weekend is already over, I love getting all this time to spend with my family and friends!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A dessert you'll go nuts for!

When I was growing up, Baklava was a holiday staple. My step-mother's family is Armenian, so it was inevitable that at holiday gatherings someone would make it. I looked forward to it every year! Now that I'm older I make it for my family around the holidays, and my daughter loves it just as much as I did when I was young.
Baklava is a really easy treat to make, and I usually have most of the ingredients on hand. 

Here is what you'll need:
//For Baklava\\
1 lb. of chopped almonds, walnuts, and pecans
1 lb of phyllo dough
1 cup of butter, melted
1/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/3 teaspoon of ground cloves

//For Syrup\\
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick 

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees f. Grease a 9x13 pan.
Make sure you start out with defrosted phyllo dough! Use the packages directions to defrost.
In a food processor of sorts, (I used my magic bullet) process all of your nuts until they are evenly chopped.  Combine with sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
Take a sheet of phyllo dough and cover the bottom of your pan. With a pastry brush, brush the layer with melted butter. Add another pastry sheet and brush with butter again. Repeat this until you have eight layers of dough. Spoon on a layer of the nut mixture, make sure to distribute it evenly over the entire dish.
Cover with two more layers of dough and butter, and then add the nut mixture again. Repeat until you run out of nuts.
To complete the top layer, repeat the dough and butter layers eight more times.
With a sharp knife, cut into 24 equal squares
Pop this into the over for about 30 minutes or until it is browned and the layers look flaky.
While your Baklava is cooking make the syrup. Combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn down to a medium heat and simmer stirring occasionally until it thickens slightly (about seven minutes).
Remove cinnamon stick and let cool.
When your Baklava comes out of the oven spoon your honey mixture over it and let sit for about 4 hours before serving. The Baklava will soak up all  of the honey sauce, so if it looks like a lot, dont worry, you did it right!
 
I hope you guys enjoy this dessert as much as I do!
Let me know if you try it out!