Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Around the House

Halloween in our house is not confined to the entrance table.  I love to have Halloween around the whole house.

My DIY flower crate now holds touches of October and acts as our kitchen table centerpiece.

My favorite element of the centerpiece is this small, wide-mouth mason jar filled with popcorn kernals and topped with a tealight.  (Terribly inexpensive.)

A small white faux pumpkin and a vintage mason jar with dried okra

Fall berries around a bowl of buttons.

And a few smiling faces that have been with me for years!

Happy Halloween!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Entrance Table

I love changing holidays and seasons, because they mean changing my decor.  This table always changes.

Halloween also just so happent to be one of my favorite holidays.  And cats just so happens to be my favorite animal.

Fall berries, tied with muslin, nesting inside a thrifted Oneida gravy boat.

A mason jar of popcorn kernals and white beans holds a tealight.

Dry moss and a wire pumpkin in a small galvanized metal bucket.

Hapy Halloween!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Review and Giveaway with Cotton Age!

CottonAge is your ultimate source for luxurious cotton bathrobes, wraps, towels, slippers, and more!  They make products for men, women, and children.  This California company imports all of their high-quality products from Turkey, and it supplies some of the finest hotels in the world. 

CottonAge offers same-day shipping and personalization on its items.  (I do love a monogram!)

For this review, I received CottonAge's Waffle Body Wrap Towel.

I had a towel wrap in college (hello, community bathrooms!), and I have wanted another one ever since.  They are so convenient to use when you get out of the shower, and the velcro closure frees up your hands to apply lotion or makeup in the bathroom. 
I also love the breathable cotton! 

Here are some of the Waffle Wrap's features:

  • One Patch Pocket

  • Secure Top Elastic Band

  • Velcro Closure

  • 30" Length

  • 54" Width

  • Generously Sized Adjustable Elastic Band

  • And of course I adore waffle weave....stylish yet casual.

    And now my wrap matches my shower curtain!

    CottonAge is giving one Till Death Do Us Part reader their very own Waffle Body Wrap.  Here's how to win!

    To Enter:

    (Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.)

    1. Be (or become) a follower of Till Death Do Us Part.
    2. Follow CottonAge on Twitter.
    3. Like CottonAge on Facebook.
    4. Follow Till Death Do Us Part on Twitter.
    5. Blog, tweet, or Facebook about this giveaway. (Please leave a url in your comment.)
    6.  Enter the UncommonGoods giveaway here.

    Five ways to win! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run until Sunday, October 30 at 10 p.m. CST. Winner will be chosen via and announced here asap!

    Good luck!

    (*Author received free product to review.  All opinions and statements, however, are solely that of the author.)

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Review and Giveaway with Uncommon Goods!

    UncommonGoods is my new favorite online store.  This privately owned company out of NYC offers unique and creative gifts at very affordable prices.  Whether it be jewelry for the wife or toys for the kids, they have something for everyone and items for all ages!

    How much do you love the fortune cookie baby shoes!

    It's impossible to sum up in one post the large variety of items they have on their site and the great selection of truly unique items offered.  There are gifts for mom (think Christmas!) and gardeners gifts as well!

    Want to purchase something that's really unique?  UncommonGoods has that too!

    As an avid gardener, some of my favorite items are gifts for the garden.  It's never too early to plan for spring planting!

    For this review, I chose not only two items that I loved, but two items that helped show the diversity and creativity of the products at UncommonGoods.

    First is an organic growbottle, made of a repurposed wine bottle:

    It allows you to grow plants indoors, no garden needed.

    I chose the basil version since I'm such a huge fan of growing my own herbs.  Now they can keep growing all winter long!  This bottle is sturdy and stylish and comes with all the growing necessities tucked inside!

    The second item I received for this review is a ticket stub diary.  I love to attend sporting events and especially concerts, and my husband loves to see movies.  We're both very sentimental and save every ticket stub.  I stick them everywhere and find them at the most random times and in, of course, the most random places!  Not anymore!

    This notebook has a place for tickets and photos as well as an area to jot down notes about your experience. Very creative, very convenient!

    Uncommon Goods is graciously giving one Till Death Do Us Part reader a $30 gift credit.  Perfect for getting started on that Christmas shopping!

    Ready to win?

    To Enter:
    (Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.)

    Mandatory Entries
    1. Be (or become) a follower of Till Death Do Us Part
    2. Visit Uncommon Goods and pick out something you'd like to win!

    Extra Entries
    3.Tweet a link to UncommonGoods' Garden Gift Page. (Please leave url of your tweet in the comment.)
    4. Follow UncommonGoods on Twitter.
    5. Like UncommonGoods on Facebook.
    6. Follow Till Death Do Us Part on Twitter.
    7.  Blog, tweet, or Facebook about this giveaway. (Please leave a url in your comment.)

    Seven ways to win!  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run until Sunday, October 31 at 10 p.m. CST.  Winner will be chosen via and announced here asap!

    Good luck!

    (*Author was received free product to review.  All statements and opinions, however, are solely that of the author.)

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Two Giveaways, Two Winners!

    Thanks so much to everyone who enters the latest giveaways here at Till Death Do Us Part!

    The winner of the Fissler flat whisk is Ramona at Create with Joy (check out her great blog!), and the winner of the Skoy cloths is Sherry at Back 2 Vintage (another great blogger and fellow Mississippian!).  Congratulations!

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    MeeMaw's Lamp

    When my husband and I got married, we were grateful to get MeeMaw's old lamp.

    We didn't have one for Britt's nightstand, so we gladly took this one.  Even though it's....less than beautiful?  I think that adequately yet politely communicates what I'm feeling.

     I definitely was not interested in buying a new one when it works perfectly fine!  So for the past year, I've just tried not to notice it.  Why did I never re-do it until now?  No idea.

    Rush was my right-hand man through the whole thing.  Thanks, pal.

    I took strips of thin, cream colored cloth (that I already had) and cut it into strips.  I then bunched each strip and covered the shade section by section, hot gluing each strip of cloth to the inside of the top and bottom of the shade.


    I also spray painted the body of the lamp.  Yes, you can spray paint ceramic!  Just rough it up with some fine-grit sandpaper, wipe clean, and spray.  It took a few coats to cover up the "lovely" design on this one.

    The finished product is much better.  Cottage and simple.

    Thanks, MeeMaw!

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Winner of Bright Settings Giveaway!

    The winner of the Bright Settings black toile napkins, according to, is Lavender Dreamer!  Congratulations!  The Fissler Flat Whisk Giveaway and Skoy Cloth giveaway have been extended, so be sure to enter those as well!

    Good luck, and congrats to our latest winner!

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Mossy Pumpkin Wreath

    I love to "seasonalize" my home.  Especially for Halloween.

    This includes my front door.

    It's just a wreath form and craft moss...

    And a few little pumpkins...

    Hung with a burlap bow....

    Happy fall, y'all!

    P.S.  I'm linking this project to:
    Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
    Inspired by You Wednesdays
    Create and Share
    Share the Love Wednesday
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