Blog Talk Happy Weekend

HAPPY WEEKEND: A HODGE PODGE OF SORTS

Not Your Grandma's Gift Basket // 7thhouseontheleft.com

Two weeks until Thanksgiving. Two weeks, people! I know it sounds cliche, but time has flown by this year. It seems like just a few weeks ago, we were outside bearing the sweltering Virginia heat while working on our little landscaping project. Now… we’re bringing plants inside to protect them from the 29° nights.

Happy Weekend / 7thhouseontheleft.com

This weekend, we have a conglomeration of things going on including celebrating my grandpa’s 80th birthday, working on a small update in the guest room and (maybe) going to Green Front to shop around for some furniture. Yes, we’re still planning on working on the half bathroom updates (we posted about those here). We actually hit a snag with being able to find the right exhaust fan/light combination to fit the existing fan without having to redo all of the wiring/ventilation in the attic. We think we found the right one, so now we just have to wait on the shipment. Yep. Fun stuff, right there.

Target's A Bullseye View // Not Your Grandma's Gift Basket // 7thhouseontheleft.com

Before we let you guys go for the weekend, we wanted to share a link to our latest article for Target’s online magazine, A Bullseye View. They asked us to put together our version of a Fall gift basket. Since gift baskets are one of my favorite things to give – especially during this time of year – this project was especially fun for us. I read A Bullseye View all the time, so it was super weird (and awesome!) to click there today and see our photos front and center on the main page.

Not Your Grandma's Gift Basket // 7thhouseontheleft.com

We went to Target and picked out a bunch of our favorite Fall favorites like a cozy throw blanket, coffee, pumpkin spice coffee syrup, tea, a yummy Fall candle and a bunch of other goodies. Our favorite little project inside the basket was probably the S’mores kit we made by using a tea box. Check out the full article and more photos here. Happy weekend, everyone!

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14 Comments

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    Lori H
    November 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    What a great basket! And very helpful tips at the Bullseye. I enjoyed shopping at Green Front, but have you been to Crazy Jack’s? It’s part of a large antique mall off Hull Street. I had been looking for a server for my dining room and I finally found the perfect one there at a great price 🙂

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      Ashley
      November 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Noooo, we haven’t been there! Must put it on our list of things to do. Thanks for the tip!

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    EmILIE
    November 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    THAT is the most perfect gift basket I ever did see. You’re so creative!!

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    TANYA
    November 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Hope you guys have a great weekend! I bought the scones from Target you mentioned a few posts ago (and I also see them in your basket) and they are my and my family’s new favorite snack!

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      Ashley
      November 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      They’re our favorite too! Glad you found them : )

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    Fagan
    November 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Congrats on the Target feature! I think it’s so neat that all of these fun things are coming your way. You two are so great!

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      Ashley
      November 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Awww, thank you so much. That means a lot!

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    Melissa
    November 15, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Now I must find someone to make a basket for! That is beautiful! And they’re right, “not your grandma’s basket” lol

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    Ashlee M
    November 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Such a nice gift! i love how you included the dog bone too.

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    caroline [the diy nurse]
    November 16, 2013 at 8:26 am

    They have a magazine?! Where have I been??

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      Ashley
      November 16, 2013 at 8:47 am

      Well, it’s an online magazine. It’s very good and fun read!

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    Linda
    November 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    No surprise… a wonderfully thoughtful and creative gift basket. You and Greg make us all wish WE were your friends (real, not virtual). 🙂

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      Ashley
      November 16, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you so much, Linda. That’s so sweet!

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    Megan // Honey We're Home
    November 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I’d love to be the recipient of that gift basket. I’m especially enjoying hot tea lately.

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