It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

December 24, 2011 0 Comments

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours! Thank you for taking the time to read this little blog, for your friendship, and for inspiring me to be a better mother, wife, and individual through your sweet comments and emails. This year more than ever, I am […]

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One Year Ago

December 22, 2011 0 Comments

For the past few weeks, every time I would think about this Christmas season I got a knot in my stomach. And I would remember last Christmas. What a tough time that was. Violet was 7 weeks old and caught a cold, which turned into a serious case of RSV/bronchiolitis. When I took her to […]

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I Like Old Stuff

December 16, 2011 0 Comments

I like old stuff and I cannot lie. I think that’s how the song goes. Right? Hee, hee. So, happy Friday people! I’m finishing up my Christmas orders, making granola, starting the laundry, and drinking homemade grape juice for breakfast. So good. I don’t drink coffee (much to my husband’s dismay) but I drink fruit juice […]

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What I Wore Wednesday {Thrift Store Edition}

December 14, 2011 0 Comments

Popping in for “What I Wore Wednesday”! Here ya go! Thursday: Purple top: Ann Taylor Loft Outlet Gray cardi: Ross Flower pin: Amelia’s discount grocery Skinnies: K-Mart Boots: Goodwill Sunday: White top: Goodwill Skirt: Down East Basics Flower pin: King’s Victorian (local shop) Knee socks: Target Boots: Plato’s Closet consignment Happy Wednesday friends!

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Happy Monday!

December 12, 2011 0 Comments

My little Etsy shop has been hopping in the past few months, and I’ve been working a lot, trying to keep up with it. Right now I’m on a time-crunch to get a bunch of signs and artwork orders out the door in time for Christmas. It has been such a joy. Designing, painting, filling […]

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Christmas Mantle

December 12, 2011 0 Comments

Last week I had fun fluffing up the fireplace and getting it ready for Christmas. I didn’t do as much decorating as I normally do for Christmas this year, but I did manage to do a little here and there. Over the Thanksgiving holiday I started on this coffee filter wreath (see tutorial here). After […]

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Holiday Decorating Idea {Displaying Christmas Cards}

December 08, 2011 0 Comments

I’ve finally started my Christmas decorating and thought I’d show you the various methods I’m using for displaying all the Christmas cards that we receive from friends and family. This is a card display rack from a store that no longer used it. I spraypainted it black and put it on our entry dresser. This is a […]

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What I Wore Wednesday {Thrift Store Edition}

December 07, 2011 0 Comments

So, it’s that time of the week again for “What I Wore” and just one outfit to show today. Thanks for your encouraging comments on my last post! Despite what some of you were hinting at, NO I’M NOT PREGNANT!! It is now official. If I were pregnant, at least I’d have a good excuse […]

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I’m Tired {This Is Real Life}

December 04, 2011 0 Comments

I don’t remember when I’ve felt so tired. This whole “mothering-small-children” thing, coupled with all the “extras” that I tend to throw in, has gotten me worn out. The good thing is – I know that you can relate and I’m not alone. And it’s just a season of life. A season that I want […]

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Christmas Decorating Idea {Mason Jar Candles}

December 02, 2011 0 Comments

Happy Friday everyone! Here is another Christmas decorating idea from the presentation I gave a few weeks ago. It’s really simple actually ~ just mason jars filled with Epsom salt and a votive candle. The Epsom salt looks like snow inside the jar. It’s a nice touch for a porch or for along a walkway […]

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What I Wore Wednesday {Thrift Store Edition}

November 30, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s my “What I Wore” post for the week! Thursday: White shirt: Target Skirt: Goodwill Boots: Goodwill Belt: Goodwill ~ ~ ~ Saturday: Striped dress: Target Yellow cardi: H&M Boots: Plato’s Closet consignment Belt: Goodwill ~ ~ ~ Sunday morning: Purple tank: Target Striped Cardi: Francesca’s Skinny jeans: K-Mart Shoes: Ross Belt: Goodwill ~ ~ […]

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Christmas Decorating Idea {Moss Wreath}

November 29, 2011 0 Comments

I promised I would share some of the holiday decorating ideas that I shared in my presentation a few weeks ago, so here is my first idea! It’s a moss wreath that can be used for Christmas, but it could also be changed up and used for Spring/Summer as well. I made it for less […]

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