Black Friday Sale!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE

I hope that you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I also hope that you aren’t all as stuffed and miserable as I am today.

It is a good excuse to get out and check out some of the fun Black Friday deals though. Tell everyone you have to go walk some of that turkey and pie off (even if you really are just trying to get away from Uncle Bob for a while.. haha)!

In case you aren’t quite ready to get off of that couch yet, we are offering 15% off of everything except clearance items! Sale runs 11/24-11/25.

Happy Shopping!
Beth @ Cedars & Grace Co.

 

 

 

Giving Thanks

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I hope that you and your family are doing what it is that you like to do for this special time of giving thanks. And I hope that you take some time to really think about all that we ALL have to be thankful for! We have so many blessings that we over look and take for granted each day.

For our family, Thanksgiving Day will be spent cooking way too much yummy food, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, taking naps, and waking up only to eat MORE food and watch MORE holiday movies!! And most importantly giving thanks to God for all that He has blessed us with.

Whatever it is that you and your friends or family do, I hope that you take time to enjoy it. Make new memories and start some new traditions. After all, each tradition was started by someone just like us.. deciding to try something new and fun with the ones they love!

Also, remember that holidays don’t have to be perfect. Don’t add any unnecessary stress to your plate. The dishes will keep piling up, because you are blessed with wonderful food to eat! The floor will be dirty because the children are happily playing and making memories. (I am a firm believer that a messy house is a happy home by the way… no Instagram perfect photo shoot is a fun holiday!) The FAMILY PHOTO.. may have one person looking at the pie on the counter, and one cousin who is poking someone and making them cry, and that Grandpa is giving you the stink eye because he really just wants to go sit in his recliner. But I challenge you to step back and take a look at that “mess” of a family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors you have, and realize that God gave them to you for a purpose!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34

 

I also want to tell you all that I am thankful for you! I am thankful for each and every one of you who cheers me along and supports me along this journey! Thank you so much for being my cheerleaders!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,
Beth @ Cedars & Grace Co.

Small Shop Christmas Catalog

It’s finally here friends!! A Christmas Catalog that supports small shops!

This Catalog is filled with unique Christmas gifts.. but even better you are helping support a small Shop at Christmas, which means you are directly making a positive impact of the Christmas of a small makers family! How good does that feel?!!

Be sure to go check it out at the link below:

https://www.therusticcoop.com/small-shop-holiday-catalog

Happy shopping!

Beth @ Cedars & Grace Co.

No Bake Cookies

Thanksgiving is close my friends! It is time for meal planning, recipe browsing, and eating way too much good food!! I thought this would be the perfect time to share one of my very favorite cookie recipes with you.

Ingredients:
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
3 cups of oatmeal
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Supplies:
wax paper
1 large bowl
1 medium size sauce pan to boil the butter, milk, and sugar
1 teaspoon to measure vanilla & drop the cookies
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Below are the brands that I try to use.
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Step 1: Place chocolate chips, oatmeal, and vanilla in to large bowl. **Hint about the vanilla… I tend to pour vanilla over the spoon, holding it over the bowl, and let it overflow with vanilla by a few drops! The extra vanilla gives it a little something special if you ask me. 

Step 2: Combine the butter, milk, and sugar in to the sauce pan. Bring to a rolling boil and continue for 1 minute.

Step 3: Remove the sauce pan from heat, and pour the liquid mixture in to the large bowl with the dry ingredients (chocolate chips, oatmeal and vanilla). Stir immediately and mix well.

Step 4: Lay wax paper on top of the counter space and begin dropping the cookie mixture by the spoon full on to the wax paper.

Step 5: Let sit until cool to the touch.

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My last recommendation is to hurry and hide some for yourself, because they won’t last long!

Hope you love these little cookies!

Sincerely,
Beth @ Cedars & Grace Co.

Christmas Tree Makeover

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This is my once favorite Christmas tree ever! Truth be told, it wasn’t expensive. I found it for sale on Facebook and only paid $50.00 for it! I was so excited to have it because our home has high ceilings and I didn’t like that our current tree looked like a miniature tree in our living room.

However, this year I put up our big green Christmas tree only to feel sad. Our poor tree needed a makeover. I mean, she deserves a makeover now and then too right?? My taste in holiday decor has changed a lot over the last couple of years. And I no longer want our home to look like a Christmas carnival for children, but rather move to a more classy adult look since our children are older now.

So after thinking all of this through…. I did what any woman on a budget would do, and went to Walmart! I purchased 5 cans of Santa Snow and some new shimmer white lights!

Here is the process that I used:

  1. remove any lights on the tree
  2. straighten all branches to your liking
  3. cover the floor around the tree to keep the fake snow from staining (even though it says “easy clean up”
  4. have a ladder handy if your tree is tall like mine
  5. grab a can of Santa Snow
  6. start spraying, making one pass from the top down to dust the top of the branches, and one pass from the bottom towards the top to dust the bottom of the branches as well
  7. let this sit until dry

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After I added the shimmery lights to the tree.. it was perfect! I could have went and bought a new tree this year. Thats what I really had on my mind, but I am glad that I preserved the life of this one! Everyone that walks in to the house says how beautiful it is. And trust me, the photos and video don’t do it justice!

 

PLEASE keep in mind that everyone needs to follow basic Christmas tree safety this holiday season! No matter who says “try this” or “do this” always read product labels and warnings. While using Santa Snow I did find that this product is to be used on ever green branches/trees. However any time lights are involved I use extra care. No spray was applied to any lights, and I would never leave these lights on while sleeping or when the house is empty.

 

Below is a link on Christmas tree safety from the Texas Department of Insurance:

http://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/videoresource/fsxmastreesafet.pdf

And below is the product information for Santa Snow:

https://www.chaseproducts.com/products.cfm?item=4990505

 

Happy Flocking!!!
Beth @ Cedars & Grace Co.

 

Thankful Cards

We made it y’all! Its finally Friday! Congratulations for keeping up the good work.. for not quitting that job, with that boss (you know the one), for being nice to the drive-thru worker who kept getting your lunch order wrong over and over, and for just showing kindness to those around you (even when you aren’t feeling kind).

Back to business.. I wanted to share these little Thankful cards with you. They are available in my shop as printed versions on thick craft paper, but I also wanted to make them available to you for self printing! Below is what mine look like when printed and cut as 5x7s.

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So what I do with these, is open up the file below, and print 4 to a page (which gives you roughly 5×7 prints). This will look best on a card stock so it isn’t flimsy. I hope you and your family love these as much as I do! If you are on Instagram, I’d LOVE for you to tag me in a photo once you have them made! It makes me happy to see how things like this are used by others.

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I wish you all a wonderful Fall weekend!

Sincerely,
Beth @ Cedars & Grace Co.

 

P.S. The blog address has recently been updated to http://www.cedarsandgraceco.com

 

Fall – Season of Change

Happy October friends! I am excited to say that this Fall (the beautiful season of change) has been a great one so far for Cedars & Grace Co.  There are so many things that I want to share with you.

First of all… Cedars & Grace Co. signs are now in the Main Street Market Antique and Vintage Goods store on Main Street in Lindale, Texas! So if you are ever in the area, come check it out! Feel free to let me know if you are planning ahead, and I will even be glad to meet you there!! Look for the beautiful white building in the photo below.

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And secondly, the most recent adventure and shop listing.. is our Cedars & Grace Co. faux fireplace!! This has the perfect amount of DIY for a beginner. I will cut, sand and stain the wood for the fireplace for you. Wrap it all up with easy to follow directions for assembly, and ship it right to your front door!! All you have to do it take it out of the box, arrange the pieces on the floor using the directions, secure the wood together and attach to the wall! And there you have it… instant sweater weather/fall decor goodness!

Also, I’ve attached some pictures to show you how the first one turned out! If you want to know more about ordering, just visit my little shop! Link in menu above.

 

I also want to give a huge thank you to all of those who support and cheer me on! There’s no way I could be doing this without you all!

Sincerely,
Beth @ Cedars & Grace Co.