The Disneyland Christmas Tree

Christmas has arrived in Southern California with the Disneyland Christmas Tree!

Disneyland Christmas Tree

Nikon D90 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens

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Tuesday Giveaway Linky

Welcome to Tuesday Giveaway Linky with Simple Sojourns and A Frugal Friend. Link up your giveaways!

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 Join us every Tuesday (giveaway linky will go live 6pm Pacific time Monday) and link up your current giveaways. Easy Peasy! Or if you love to enter giveaways, stop by every week to see what giveaways are listed. Join the party, it’s going to be fun!

Our current giveaway:Amazon Gift Card

$100.00 Amazon Gift Card ends 11/29

Debra’s Current giveaway:

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Libby’s Holiday Giveaway ends 11/30

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Hand Painted Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments with $100 Amazon GC Giveaway

Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving is this week and after that it’s right into the Christmas season at our house. Today we’re sharing an inexpensive and easy hand painted glass ball Christmas ornaments tutorial. Also, we’re participating in a Holiday Blog Hop so we’ll be sharing links to a lot of awesome projects. And, a $100 Amazon gift card giveaway!

Hand Painted Christmas Ball Ornament - Simple Sojourns

 I had many of the supplies needed for making this ornament. What I didn’t have I bought at Walmart. 

Hand Painted Christmas Ball Ornament Supplies - Simple Sojourns

Supplies:

 Hand Painted Christmas Ornament - Simple Sojourns

Pour the paint color of your choice into a clean clear ornament ball.

Hand Painted Ornament Swirl Paint - Simple Sojourns

Hand Painted Christmas Ornaments Gold Swirl - Simple Sojourns

Carefully swirl the paint inside the ball until it is completely covered. Set balls upside down in a small container to drain any excess paint. The excess paint can be poured back into the original bottle.

Hand Painted Ornaments with Paint - Simple Sojourns

Hand Painted Gold Ornament with Dots and Glitter

Give the paint on the inside of the ball about an hour to dry. Now paint different sized polka dots in your choice of colors on the outside of the ball. I gave my dots three coats of paint letting the paint air dry in between each coat. If you’re going to add glitter, do so before the polka dot paint dries.

Hand Painted Gold Ornament Ribbon - Simple Sojourns

After the polka dots and glitter have totally dried, (An hour or more) blow or very carefully dust off the excess glitter. Thread a piece of ribbon (approximately 10 inches long) through the ornament hanger. 

Hand Painted Gold Ornament with Red Dot Ribbon | Simple Sojourns

Tie in a knot and trim raw edges. 

Hand Painted Christmas Ball Ornament | Simple Sojourns

 A creative and festive way to help make Christmas a merry one!!

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Give Thanks

Wishing everyone many blessings to give thanks for during this wonderful Thanksgiving season.

Give Thanks

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LG OLED TV at Best Buy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy

Discover LG OLED TV now at Best Buy! It’s the ultimate display to view all the upcoming televised specials including movies, sports and parades!

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You might be asking what LG OLED is. Well … it’s stunning viewing technology that is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. The picture quality is spectacular with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. You can learn more about it here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com. And I’m here to tell you, you do want to learn more. We, David and I, are totally amazed with what this technology can do for our viewing pleasure.

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We all have experiences that are so beautiful that their magic comes back to haunt us time and again. Because some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. Deeper and richer colors and stunning contrast together with ingeniously curved screens create a technology like you’ve never seen before. And it all delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

The incredible LG 55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV is equipped with: 

  • Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, life-like viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  • Super thin design (consider how to show visually).
  • Find content faster with webOS.

The new LG OLED is so much more than a television! Check it out for yourself at your nearest Best Buy store. Best Buy’s everyday price is $3499.99 (save $500). 

How would you like to win Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes? Join The Best Buy LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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More Thanksgiving on Pinterest

In less than a week, David and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with our children and grandchildren … camping! It’s going to be a whole new experience without china and crystal. But you know what? It’s going to be fabulous! And to prepare for a less formal celebration, we have a bit more of Thanksgiving on Pinterest!

Berry-Cherry Slab Pie

 Image credit: Better Homes and Gardens

I’m loving this rustic and oh so delicious Berry-Cherry Slab Pie.

Thanksgiving Thankful List Activity

Image credit: The American Mama

Count you many blessings! It’s tradition at our house. Here’s a free Printable to help even the littlest pilgrims give thanks. And… right now Josi also has an awesome giveaway for a KitchenAid Mixer!! 

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown-Butter Pears

Image credit: Food and Wine

Even on paper plates this Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Butter Pears will look and taste perfect!

Thanksgiving Bingo

Image credit: Crazy Little Projects

I can’t wait to play Thanksgiving Bingo with the family. Family and fun! It doesn’t get any better than that!

Classic Baked Acorn Squash

Image credit: Simply Recipes

Thanksgiving and squash go hand in hand … at least at our house. This Classic Baked Acorn Squash is simple and delicious.

Thanksgiving Flateware Holder

Image credit: Craftaholics Anonymous

Guess what I’m making today? Yes! I’m making these adorable Printable Flatware Holders for our camping Thanksgiving holiday. I have wooden flatware that will be perfect for our dinner. And I’m over the top excited about it!!

Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Image credit: Better Homes and Gardens

As a child and even young adult, I loathed sweet potatoes/yams. Now, they’re a staple fresh produce in our house. These Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes are a good switch up from the savory recipes. It even includes flax and cracked wheat.

Cloved Oranges

Image credit: House of Hawthornes

I remember sticking cloves in oranges as a child. They weren’t however anything like these lovely Cloved Oranges. They’ll make your house smell festive and… I think this is the perfect craft for the whole family to do while we’re camping. 

Pumpkin Brulee Cheesecake

Image credit: Food Network

Holiday mantra: There can never be enough pumpkin! That makes this Pumpkin Brulée Cheesecake a holiday staple. Yes?

Fall Hydrangea Wreath

Image credit: One Little Momma

I always have to feed my passion for wreaths! With this gorgeous  Fall Hydrangea Wreath I’ll also be nurturing my passion for hydrangeas and autumn. It’s a win, win, win!

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Disney’s New Cinderella Official US Trailer

And here’s the official sneak peek at Disney’s new Cinderella …

Are you as excited as we are?

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Southern California Fall

Cheers! We’re finally experiencing a bit of Southern California fall!! 

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Tuesday Giveaway Linky

Welcome to Tuesday Giveaway Linky with Simple Sojourns and A Frugal Friend. Link up your giveaways!

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 Join us every Tuesday (giveaway linky will go live 6pm Pacific time Monday) and link up your current giveaways. Easy Peasy! Or if you love to enter giveaways, stop by every week to see what giveaways are listed. Join the party, it’s going to be fun!

Our current giveaway:

Sol Republic Punk Wireless Speaker

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Thanksgiving on Pinterest

Thanksgiving decorations now throughout our home have replaced those of Halloween. Sometimes, sadly, I think society/markets/malls, etc., tend to let Thanksgiving get somewhat lost between Halloween and the upcoming Christmas season. That’s why Thanksgiving on Pinterest is giving me ideas to help celebrate this special holiday. 

Thanksgiving Garland

Image credit: A Beautiful Mess

I’m over the moon for this simple Thanksgiving Garland from A Beautiful Mess.

Apple Tart with Almond Cream

Image credit: Food & Wine

Scrumptious! That’s what this Apple Tart with Almond Cream is!

Rustic Elegance Wreath

Image credit: Frontgate

Oooooo….. this Rustic Elegance Wreath will not only feed my passion for wreaths, but two of them will be perfect on our front doors during the Thanksgiving season.

Honey Glazed Baby Carrots

Image credit: Damn Delicious

I’m going to be serving Honey Glazed Baby Carrots for Thanksgiving (… and maybe even for dinner tonight!).

Thanksgiving Printables

Image credit: Somewhat Simple

This Thanksgiving Printable Banner is not only festive but is much easier to make than you might think.  

Parker House Rolls; Bobby Flay

Image credit: Food Network

The Parker House is a historical landmark hotel. It happens to be one of my favorite places to stay while visiting Boston, MA. It’s also home to the renowned Parker House Rolls.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Spiced Pecans

Image credit: Food & Wine

This recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash with Spiced Pecans will be taking the place of sweet potatoes on our Thanksgiving table! Delicious looking, yes?

Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins

Image credit: Flamingo toes

Feeling crafty? How cute are these Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins from Flamingo Toes?

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Image credit: Food & Wine

I love pumpkin anything. Especially Pumpkin Pie Bars. Easy to serve and always a crowd pleaser.

So, do you have plans for Thanksgiving? Are you hosting or celebrating with family and/or friends?

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