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Oct 22

Posh Pumpkins Put the Pretty on a Fall Tablescape

 

These posh pumpkins can make either your fall or Halloween tablescape a little more special with a white and silver theme.  Join me for a combination easy craft tutorial and tablescape all-in-one.

 

White and Silver Pumpkin Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #fall #posh

 

The other two tablescapes for Halloween were a little more.. um… macabre.  I wanted to end the Halloween season with a tablescape a little more sophisticated.  I used white, silver, and glass.

 

White and Silver Pumpkin Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #fall

 

The pumpkins are your typical white craft pumpkins you can purchase at Michaels or HobLob or any other craft store.  I used some acryllic paint and different sized sponge circles and had to do some touch-ups.  Overall exceptionally easy.  Even for me.

 

White and Silver Pumpkin Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #fall

 

The tablescape mirrors the white and silver pumpkins with the crystal leaded glasses, cake stand, and candlestick holders.

 

White and Silver Pumpkin Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #fall

 

A silver charger serves as the base of the all-white place settings.

 

White and Silver Pumpkin Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #fall

 

And one last pin-worthy image for you…

 

White and Silver Pumpkin Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #fall

 

… and if you want to be scared…

Here are the other two Halloween tablescapes:

 

Mr. Blinky

 

Halloween Tablescape with Skulls and Spiders by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Glam Ghouls

 

Glam Ghouls Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #purple #skulls

 

 

Love, hugs, and the pumpkins are posh, not scary or sporty.

 

Holly

 

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Oct 21

The Other Side of the Pink Ribbon

 

Hello my friends!  Road trip today over to The Hankful House with Mandy Hank.  I guest posted last week with the article, “The Other Side of the Pink Ribbon.”

 

The Other Side of the Pink Ribbon by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #breastcancer

 

It’s a reflection on both sides of the pink ribbon… and a reflection on life.

 

Thank you, Mandy for the honor to guest post on your blog!  You can read the article on her blog.

 

Love, hugs, and see you over there!

 

Holly

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Oct 20

Designer Lighting on an IKEA Budget


I am excited to have my dear friend and interior designer, Nkem, here today to share about how to purchase designer lighting on an Ikea budget.

 

Designer Lighting on an IKEA Budget by JNO Designs and coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Nkem is the owner of R.E.S.T by JNO Designs.  Her “belief is that every room should be a statement of relaxation, and an escape from the every day grind.”   I love having her stop by and say hello and give you some insights into the interior design world!

 

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Nkem, thank you so much for being here today!  Without further adieu, I will turn it over to you…

 

I can’t believe Halloween is around the corner already!

 

I found myself strolling around in IKEA for a design project that needed to be staged.  I was quite intrigued on the intricacies and improvements in  the inventory of lighting products at IKEA.  And so it dawned on me, why not share this experience!  Since it’s not often that I visit IKEA, I know these beautiful decor pendant lights will certainly create a buzz worth exploring.  So, why not explore creative, cost effective lighting, that’s sure to be a conversation piece at any social gathering.

 

Check out these beautiful, yet cost effective lighting options that serves both functional and aesthetic elements:

 

#1:  FILLSTA – Pendant Lamp

Designer Lighting on an IKEA Budget by JNO Designs and coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 #2:  BOJA Pendant Lamp – Rattan

Designer Lighting on an IKEA Budget by JNO Designs and coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 #3:  IKEA PS Maskros

Designer Lighting on an IKEA Budget by JNO Designs and coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

#4:  IKEA PS 2014 Pendant Lamp 

Designer Lighting on an IKEA Budget by JNO Designs and coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

Nkem - Thank you so much for your insights!  I love all of these ideas, and they can certainly add some charisma to your space.

 

If you want to read more of Nkem’s guest articles:

The Art of Functionality in Small Spaces

Resurgence of the Bar Cart

Field Trip to Furnitureland South

 

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What about you?  Which one is your favorite?

 

Love, hugs, and shedding some light on the subject.

 

Holly

 

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Oct 18

Mother, Mommy, and Photos

 

I know that I rarely post over the weekend, but I do have three brief thoughts that I want to share… that will all randomly connect.

Mother

A very special happy birthday wish to my Mother today!  I won’t tell you how old she is, because a lady never reveals her age, but next year is a “big one.”

 

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Mommy

…Which brings me to some more promotion of my latest book… My Mommy Has Cancer….

 

Children's Book "My Mommy Has Cancer" by Holly J. Bertone available for purchase on blurb.com

 

Photos

… which was published on Blurb, and Blurb is offering a new video for you….

 

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Ready to start publishing? Save 20% on photo books with code OCT20%, which is great news if you’re thinking ahead to the holidays and making your work of art into a gift to send. Special offer for new customers only—save 25% on photo books with code OCT25%… even better for those of you who are new to Blurb books. Just don’t wait because these deals end October 31st

 

 

Love, hugs, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

 

Holly

 

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Oct 17

Stunning Niagara Falls, Canada

We recently took a family vacation to Niagara Falls, Canada.  I went many years ago in band camp.  This was Hubby’s and Stepson’s first time there.  Enjoy the beauty and fury.

 

Niagara Falls Canada by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #travel #vacation

 

First are the falls on the American side.  Not as big, but still very magnificent.

 

Niagara Falls Canada by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #travel #vacation

 

The hotel upgraded our room at no cost and without us asking.  SCORE!  We stayed on the 32nd floor and this was the view from our room.  When we first walked in, Stepson was mesmorized by the view and didn’t leave the window for five minutes.

 

Niagara Falls Canada by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #travel #vacation

 

There are several different tour options to enjoy the falls.  We went on the Journey Behind the Falls tour.  It was pretty cool to get up close and personal to the falls, but honestly, not worth the money.  The under the falls was claustrophobic and disappointing that all you get to see is a peephole behind the falls.  We did catch the IMAX movie about Daredevils and that was very much worth the money.

 

Niagara Falls Canada by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #travel #vacation

 

This is what I mean by up close and personal.

 

Niagara Falls Canada by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #travel #vacation

 

Of course we had to take the Hornblower Boat Cruise.  It’s a must.  It was actually pretty funny to watch everyone run to the front of the boat with their cameras out as we neared the falls… and then when the heavy “rain” came… watching everyone retreat to under the boat to “safety.”  Self included.

 

Niagara Falls Canada by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #travel #vacation

 

Niagara Falls Canada by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #travel #vacation

 

 

The Shortest Falls Video in the World

I posted a very short video if you want to watch.

 

 

 

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What about you?  Have you ever been to Niagara Falls?  American or Canadian side?  What did you enjoy doing the most?

 

Love, hugs, and looking for a barrel.

Holly

 

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Oct 16

Teen Halloween Party Ideas (that aren’t lame)


Keeping your teen entertained at Halloween can be a challenge.

 

Teen Halloween Party Ideas by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

A very special young lady was turning 12, and wanted to incorporate some Halloween fun into her birthday party.  I was honored and flattered when she asked for my advice.  Not only do I get to ditch the camo and all things boy for a moment, but I also get to surf Pinterest for some fun party ideas.

 

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While the majority of these ideas lean towards girl fun, there are plenty of ideas here for the boys too.  My goal for each idea was that it had to be:

  • Feasible for a party of teens
  • Not too complicated or time consuming to make or do
  • Not too expensive to make or do
  • Age appropriate and not “lame”

 

Most of the ideas are crafts, but I also added a few makeup and body art ideas too.

Crafts

Glow in the Dark Spider Balls by Grinning Like an Idiot

 

all-3-spider-balls

Halloween Wine Bottles by Lombardo Lagniappe

(of course the kids only craft, not drink the wine!)

halloween wine bottles2

 

 

Zombie Arm by Hand Make My Day

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Mason Jars by Country Living

 

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Popsicle Stick Frankensteins by Crafty Morning

popsicle-stick-frankenstein-craft-for-kids

 

Pumpkin Henna by Creative Khadija

tattoo-design-pumpkin-fall-ideas

 

Makeup and Body Art

Fake Wound by Organized 31

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Scary Makeup Ideas by Francesco Mugnai

 

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“Lady H” decided on the Mason Jar art ideas.  Happy Birthday my dear and I hope you have a wonderful year!

 

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What about you?  What is your favorite way to entertain the teens on Halloween?

 

Love, hugs, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY “H”!!!!!

 

Holly

 

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Oct 15

The Best (and Easiest) Fried Chicken EVER

 

I love fried chicken.  Love it.  Up until recently, I thought that it was complicated to make, and that you had to make it in a deep fryer.  This couldn’t be further from reality.  I will show you how to make it with a regular saute pan… and also let you in on the secret ingredient that I use.

 

The Best Fried Chicken Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

You can make this recipe in a large saute pan, if you don’t have a deep fryer.  The sides need to be high enough to hold the oil, and all you have to do is cook the chicken on one side, flip it over, and cook it on the other side.  It takes longer to make, so allow for some extra time, and be sure your chicken cooks to 160 degrees and its juices run clear.

 

The Best Fried Chicken Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

So do you want to know what the (optional) secret ingredient is?  Are you ready?  In the morning, make some bacon.  Eat the bacon. Pour the grease into a glass container and put it to the side for the day.  When you are ready to make the fried chicken, add the bacon grease to the oil.  Again, this is optional, but it will add some great flavor.  Doing this is totally, unequivocally bad for you.  It is not part of a healthy diet.  It is especially not a part of a good cancer diet.  I’m all about the balance.  So for a special occasion, it’s up to you if a little bad is worth a delicious splurge.

 

The Best Fried Chicken Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I took Martha Stewart’s friend chicken recipe and “dumbed” it down for us normal people who aren’t great chef’s and don’t have the time to cook like she does.  As in… us normal wives and moms who are trying to cook dinner while at the same time, overseeing homework, putting dishes away from the night before, looking for the overdue library book, folding clothes, feeding the dog, RSVPing for a birthday party (and mentally making a list of what to buy next time you are at WalMart), and fetching Hubby’s scotch and slippers when he comes home from work… all while wearing pearls and heels of course with perfect hair and makeup.  So if you associate yourself with Martha… feel free to be challenged by her recipe.  For everyone else… here is easy!

 

The Best Fried Chicken Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Click on the recipe card to take you to a new page for a printable version.

 

The Best Fried Chicken Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Love, hugs, and mmmmm….. fried chicken!

 

Holly

 

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Oct 14

Glam Ghouls Tablescape


Halloween is quickly approaching and today we have some glam ghouls joining our tablescape.

 

Glam Ghouls Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #purple #skulls

 

I used black and white, with a splash of purple.  I love these black and white polka dot melamine plates.  Very Kate Spade-esque.

 

Glam Ghouls Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #purple #skulls

 

DIY black painted wine bottles with black roses add to the glammed up eerie theme.

 

Glam Ghouls Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #purple #skulls

 

The purple skull wine glasses were picked up after Halloween last year at discount. I love shopping after the holiday for the next season!  Apothic Dark wine is the perfect compliment to this table.

 

Glam Ghouls Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #purple #skulls

 

The centerpiece is a candelabra which I scored at a yard sale and painted and brought back to life.

 

Glam Ghouls Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #purple #skulls

 

A little glam, a little macabre, and ready for a Halloween dinner for four!

 

Glam Ghouls Tablescape by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #halloween #purple #skulls

 

 

Want More?

 

Have you seen Mr. Blinky’s Halloween tablescape?

 

Halloween Tablescape with Skulls and Spiders by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Love, hugs, and heads will roll.

 

Holly

 

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Oct 13

Clever Halloween Decorations for Inside and Out


Today I’m going to share three sets of Halloween decorations with you – outside, inside, and some easy DIY’s.

 

Outdoor Halloween Decorations

First stop is the front porch.  Since the porch was already decorated for fall, it was easy to add some spooky Halloween embellishments to make it creepier for this time of year.

 

Halloween Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Does the snake wreath on the front door look familiar?  Purple lights make it seasonal yet a little not so orange.  Except for the glowing eyes with the mummified um… mummy.

 

Halloween Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

And the creepy spider’s eyes light up too.  Hey, it’s Halloween, right?

 

Halloween Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #spider

 

We added some purple lights on the back porch too.  With the more traditional orange pumpkins.

 

Halloween Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Indoor Halloween Vignettes

 

Black netting over the lanterns make this vignette a bit creepier.  Along with the ghost picture that changes like a hologram.

 

Halloween Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I’ve seen so many beautiful fall mantles all over Pinterest.  Yeah… ours has skulls and Ravens.  And the Works of Edgar Allen Poe of course.

 

Halloween Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The last vignette is a nod to breast cancer with a pink pumpkin and some pink skull ribbons… on skulls.  Get it… skull ribbons on skulls.

 

Halloween Decorations by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #breastcancer #pinkpumpkin

Easy Halloween DIY’s

 

I will leave you with two of the easiest Halloween decoration DIY’s on the planet.  They sold the “Boo” embellishment at Michaels, and I added two black and white ribbons.

 

Halloween Decorations Black and White Embellished Pumpkin by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

A painted wine bottle and creepy flower hand finishes off the little tour today.

 

Halloween Decorations Painted Vase RIP by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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What about you?  What are your favorite Halloween decorations?

 

Love, hugs, and Boo.

 

Holly

 

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Linking to these fun and fabulous parties:
Monday - Monday FundayMonday BloomInspiration MondayIn and Out of the Kitchen – Feeding BigMet Monday - Between Naps on the PorchProject Inspire{d}Frugal Crafty HomeMake it Pretty MondayTDC Before and After, Inspire Me MondayMunching Mondays
 

Tuesday - Inspire Me TuesdayPower of PaintReturn to LovelinessShare Your StuffShare it Link PartyMaria Elenas DecorTurn it Up TuesdayHit Me With Your Best ShotTreasure Box TuesdayDucks N a RowShow Me What You GotStyle ElixirUpcycled TreasuresBeauty BuzzTickle My Tastebuds,                   

 

Wednesday - Centerpiece WednesdayWow Us WednesdayCuisine KathleenBefore and After WednesdayBloom DesignsEmpty Your ArchiveCreative Muster        
 
Thursday - Organized 31Between Naps on the PorchFrom My Front Porch to YoursAll Things With PurposeA Delightsome LifeBe.YOU.tiful,         
 
Friday - Dedicated HouseThe Life of the PartyKitchen Fun with My 3 SonsLink Party Palooza,  Pin JunkieCraft Frenzy FridayBest of the WeekendParty Junk, Inspire MePin Me Link Party,Fridays UnfoldedJunkin JoeWeekend Re-TreatAnything GoesOh My Heartsie GirlCreative CollectionFriday Favorites                 
   
Weekend - Be Different Act NormalNifty ThriftyUSS CraftyGet Your DIY OnSpotlight SaturdaySunday Best Linky PartyHappiness is HomemadeSnickerdoodle SundaySuper SaturdayG’Day SaturdaySaturday Night FeverBest Projects and RecipesLump it or Link it,           

 

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Oct 10

Shop for a Cause


If you want to shop for a cause, there are a lot of great companies and individuals who are supporting various breast cancer organizations this time of year.

 

Shop for a Cause - Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Products by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Here are a few of my favorites.  Depending on the merchant, I may receive a small commission if you purchase through this post.  Any commission received during this campaign will be donated to my favorite breast cancer organizations.

 

 

Stella & Dot Supports the Noreen Fraser Foundation

 

Pink is in high season because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please join me and Stella & Dot in promoting breast cancer research and awareness. For the month of October, Stella & Dot is promoting a Breast Cancer Awareness Collection – two bracelets and a necklace that inspire strength and hope.

 

 

For each piece purchased all net proceeds will go to the Noreen Fraser Foundation, buy one for you and one for each of your best friends – you will feel good when you Shop for a Cause at Stella & Dot!!

 

Love, hugs, and shopping for pink.

 

Holly

 

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Linking to these fun and fabulous parties:
Monday - Monday FundayMonday BloomInspiration MondayIn and Out of the Kitchen – Feeding BigMet Monday - Between Naps on the PorchProject Inspire{d}Frugal Crafty HomeMake it Pretty MondayTDC Before and After, Inspire Me MondayMunching Mondays
 

Tuesday - Inspire Me TuesdayPower of PaintReturn to LovelinessShare Your StuffShare it Link PartyMaria Elenas DecorTurn it Up TuesdayHit Me With Your Best ShotTreasure Box TuesdayDucks N a RowShow Me What You GotStyle ElixirUpcycled TreasuresBeauty BuzzTickle My Tastebuds,                   

 

Wednesday - Centerpiece WednesdayWow Us WednesdayCuisine KathleenBefore and After WednesdayBloom DesignsEmpty Your ArchiveCreative Muster        
 
Thursday - Organized 31Between Naps on the PorchFrom My Front Porch to YoursAll Things With PurposeA Delightsome LifeThursday S.T.Y.L.E.Be.YOU.tiful,         
 
Friday - Dedicated HouseThe Life of the PartyKitchen Fun with My 3 SonsLink Party Palooza,  Pin JunkieCraft Frenzy FridayBest of the WeekendParty Junk, Inspire MePin Me Link Party,Fridays UnfoldedJunkin JoeWeekend Re-TreatAnything GoesOh My Heartsie GirlCreative CollectionFriday Favorites                 
   
Weekend - Be Different Act NormalNifty ThriftyUSS CraftyGet Your DIY OnSpotlight SaturdaySunday Best Linky PartyHappiness is HomemadeSnickerdoodle SundaySuper SaturdayG’Day SaturdaySaturday Night FeverBest Projects and RecipesLump it or Link it,           

 

Permanent link to this article: http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/shop-cause/

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