Starting to Decorate for Fall |Mason Jar DIY 

I’ve always like seasonal decor and I enjoy the traditional colors that each season brings. I started to put out some Fall decor on my coffee/ tea bar,  however I have been inspired by pinterest to add more Fall decor to my home. 

I’m starting with my kitchen and with all the yummy pumpkin spice flavor treats that are available now. I feel like a candy dish would be perfect. I’m not a huge fan of a bunch of random decor on my kitchen counter. I like to have a nice cleared off work space to prep and cook my food. I have some extra mason jars in the kitchen from when I was canning. I picked up some pumpkin spice chocolate covered pretzels and off course candy corn.

This candy jar works perfectly in the kitchen as functionally Fall decor. Its nice to have yummy treats in the kitchen to snack on while preparing a meal to eat. The mason jar was looking a little plain, so I added a burlap ribbon around the lid of the jar.

I decided to use a wide mouth mason jar, it’s  much easier for adult size hands to get in and out of the jar. 

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog post! I’ll be soon with another blog post!

Xo,

Marion 

Coffee/ Tea & Bar Hutch {drink station}

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Happy Sunday!!! 

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I decided to share my coffee/ tea bar with y’all today. I’ve love having our coffee, tea, & other drinks out of the kitchen. I’m a type of person who like clear counter tops and can’t stand unnecessary stuff in the kitchen. In this blog post I’m going to show you how I use our hutch (that I got for free) to display our drinks for easy access. I recorded a vlog earlier today showing y’all everything  on the hutch. I hope y’all enjoy seeing how I use my hutch. 

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I love having my tea in mason jars! Not having to deal with the boxes or the paper bags that the tea is stored in makes my mornings a little bit smoother. 

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I only keep four different coffee flavors out to allow this hutch to be clutter free. I love shopping around my house and using what I already in a different way. The basket that the coffee is in, came from a gift basket set that was given to me years ago. 

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Keeping items such a spoons, instant coffee, and creamer (that doesn’t have to be refrigerated) helps make my morning rush less crazy. 

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We are grown here in this house and we don’t have any ‘human’ children. So I’m able to leave glasses low like this and not worry about little ones breaking it. I also like to keep my recipe books close by, for when I menu plan.

Once again I hope you enjoy my blog post and have a fabulous work week!

Xo,

Marion 

Grilled Eggplant Fresh from my Garden


 

Good evening y’all!

I hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying this sunshine weather with family, love ones, and friends. Ken and I ran a lot of errands today getting boring stuff for the house. If you are ever interested in seeing what we are up to check me out on Instagram or Twitter @marionlovenotes .

Anywho this Saturday evening Ken and I are relaxing from after eating a delicious grilled meal. We decided to grill homemade burgers, hotdogs, chicken wings, and EGGPLANT! You may not know but eggplant is one of my current favorite vegetables to eat.

Tonight I thought I’ll come on here and write a quick blog post sharing with y’all my simple recipe for grilling eggplant.

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Yummy Grilled eggplant with a juicy cheeseburger makes a perfect Saturday dinner! @marionlovenotes

We LOVE to cook out on the grill rather it’s cold, snowing, warm, hot, rainy there is nothing stopping us (ok maybe a hurricane or a tornado) from grilling our food.

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Ingrdigrets:

  • Salt (pinch)
  • Pepper (pinch)
  • Perfect Pinch Vegtable Seasoning mix (pinch)
  • Olive oil (couple tablespoons)
  • Garlic Cilantro balsamic vinegar (couple tablespoons) 

*I just seasoned the eggplant to my liking.

 Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat
  2. Slice eggplant into rounds 
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  3. Season eggplant to liking
  4. Place eggplant on heated grill 
  5. Flip eggplant when grill marks appear 
  6. Remove eggplant when grilled to your approval 

*I like my eggplant to be a little crispy. 

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 I hope y’all enjoyed this #latenight post. Lol I guess I can say good morning considering that it’s Sunday now. Let me know if you try this recipe out. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Xo,

Marion 

Visiting the American Girl Doll store!| Melody Ellison Block Party 

Good morning!
What a crazy week it has been and it’s only Thursday! I hope you all having a good week and ready to start the weekend.

UPDATE: Considering everyone may not have periscope. I decided to upload my trip to the American Girl doll store on my YouTube channel “Marion Creations “.  I hope y’all enjoy! 

If you follow me on periscope @marionlovenotes you probably already seen vlog live or watch the replay of my visit to the American Girl Doll Store about two weeks ago. I know this blog is well over due, life gets busy sometimes and as most humans I forget a few things.

For those of you who didn’t know, I’m a huge American Girl Doll  fan and have been for years. Currently I have 3 dolls (Addy Walker, Truly Me #26 Charlotte Rose, and Melody Ellison). I been very blessed to have all my dolls gifted to me. I will blog more about the history of me getting these dolls later. Today I want to share with you my experience at her block party at the American Girl doll store.

The American Girl doll store had a line around the side for those who wanted to participate in the block party activities. They even had one of the employees dressed up as Melody,  which I thought was cute. I was more interested in going into the store and purchasing the doll before the the store got crowded.

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 I am so excited about having Melody, I also bought an lovely dress for Addy. I will do another blog post about that later.  @marionlovenotes

 

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I love all the outfits that they have for Melody! Her pigtails look so cute on her! @marionlovenotes
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If you haven’t read the books to her story I would highly recommend them to you. @marionlovenotes
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As you can tell from the pictures, the displays that they set up for Melody was lovely. I was so excited to finally be able to get my hands on her. All in all I enjoyed going to the American Girl doll store, and can’t wait to add more of Melody’s accessories to my collection. Don’t forget to check out my periscope @marionlovenotes to watch my experience and get my live reaction of Melody’s Block Party at the American Girl doll store.

Xo,

Marion

Transitional Elegant Tablescape |September 2016

 Good evening y’all!

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I hope your weekend went well, mine was very productive weekend. I did a lot of cleaning, organizing, redecorating, and a bunch of window shopping! Today I uploaded a vlog about my ‘Transitional Elegant Tablescape’. I love decorating my dinning table that Ken & I purchased from Worldmarket. In the vlog I talked about where I purchased the items that are on my dinning table. I have a Pinterest  board called Home Sweet Home, where I pin most of the home décor that I have already purchased for our home. As well as home décor items that I would like to add to our home. Like I mentioned in the vlog a lot of the items I already had and now re-using in a different way.

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For those of you who don’t drink wine these lovely bottles of sparkling water and soda are the perfect choice for you! I hope you enjoy my transitional tablescape!

Feel free to check me out on all of my social media sites @marionlovenotes to see more.

xo,

Marion

P.S. I almost forgot to mention that Worldmarket has Halloween theme wine bottles, that would look great in a Halloween inspired tablescape. These wine bottles are a perfect touch to any adult Halloween party that you may be hosting are even a great hostess gift to give when going to a party!

Moving into our new home

Moving into our new home

Hey y’all!
It’s Friday! Woot woot the weekend is finally here. What are your plans for the weekend? I know that I want to get some sewing done and finish up unpacking. I am also working on my Spring tablescape and indoor herb garden.
I mentioned in my last blog post that we moved into a larger Townhouse earlier this month. So far things are going good and its starting to finally feel like home now. I am currently in the decorating process part right now which is very exciting to me.
We still have some boxes to sort out that are in the rec- room/ basement. We plan on using the rec -room/ basement as our office space and causal lounge aera. I  think it will be a great space for the girls to come over and hang out.
Another room that I’m excited about is my craft room! I finally have a room where all my sewing, knitting, embroidery,  and all my other many craft supplies will live.
I can’t wait to share all of my new spaces with you all. I will definitely bring you all along with me on this new journey. I hope you all have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Xo,
Marion

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The beginnings of my indoor herb garden!