Saturday, November 30, 2013

Since its the month of thankful-ness I have so much to be grateful for.
Here's what I'm Thankful For.

1. My hubby, this is the hardest working man I know
he makes me laugh everyday. I'm thankful for his determination.

2. My family, seriously I know everyone thinks they have the 
BEST family, but I promise you I really do.

3. Modern medicine, since my hubby was diagnosed with MS,
I'm thankful for the medicine that slows down his body's relapses.

4. My happy home, I do love my little gray home on the corner,
I just love spending time with the hubs remodeling it.

5.  My education, I'm thinkful for the schooling I received in design,
it's opened my eyes to a new world that is so inspiring.

6. My knowledge of the gospel, I'm so thankful for 
being raised in the church & for the gift of eternal families.

7. My love for christmas spirit, I inherited this from my mama,
she would listen to christmas music in july- no joke.

8. My wonderful creative parents, I inherited there unique creativity,
I'm so thankful for that, I grew up in my mom's craft room with a 
hot glue gun in my hand..& christmas music playing.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

today we're throwing this baby its first party.
& I made this sweet little topper for this babes first cake!
I purchases the deer from Sweet Estelle on etsy & than painted them lime & pink
we're thinking my sister may be doomed to just girls.. we'll find out!

you can print these easy DIY clouds here via HGTV
trust me you'll want to keep making more & more because there so cute
go to Mom's Best Network to see more pictures from this party! 

happy gender reveal-ing!

go to Mom's Best Network to see more pictures from this party!   


Monday, November 25, 2013

1. 2. / 3. / 4.

I need all these winter staples.
including those glossy red hunter boots. 
 because suddenly winter hit iowa here last week & boy
 was it a harsh reality.... 

I think i'll be adding those boots, scarf, & mittens 
to closet this year


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

and than I proceded to the basement where I thought in my head,
"yeah every room should be decorated for Christmas" that way it's really cheerful,
and than i proceeded downstairs, where we just recently remodeled & finally bought furniture.
so maybe I got carried away but it's christmas & everyone just loves this time of year....
the last picture on the right is a finished photo of our finished board & batten,
check out of basement before pictures
it was pretty scary & sad down there in the basement but it's starting to come together

happy christmas decorating!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

I've started decorating for christmas, 
I know, I know, it not suppose to happen till after Thanksgiving
but I absolutely can not help my self... goodbye pumpkin & welcome christmas
Yesterday my nieces helped me decorate the tree & they are good helpers, 
Their little Christmas spirit is just what we needed around here.

& than the night ended a dinner date with the hubs, buying & installing new blinds,
and hanging fresh green garland around the house.

scroll down just a bit further to read more about this easy DIY deer christmas box.

I just love christmas! 

p.s. since there are first photos i've posted of our home since we've remodeled
check out Our House [Before] Tab  to see what we've been so busy working on......

DIY Christmas Box

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I've started getting my christmas craft on..
Somehow I just cant help my self around Christmas time.

Here's what you need to create this christmas goodies box:
an old index card box (I found mine at a thrift store)
Little deer + gold spray paint - $3.99

I painted by box white.
Than painted my deer gold
& painted my tree a blue color.
Than glue doted my figurines on top.

If you have kids it would be cute to put a new goodie in the christmas box
everyday & have them open the box everyday for a surprise!

here's another view.. 

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Thanksgiving Banner

Monday, November 11, 2013

This year I decided it's about time I decorate for Thanksgiving,
Last year I was itching to decorate for christmas & I'm trying to fight back the urge
this year by suppressing my urge, with making this cute little banner

Head over to & check out the banner I designed for Mom's Best.
Go to & print your very own & post it to instagram
FREE DIY download banner! 

go, go, go & print your own!

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Bottle Brush Trees

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Up to a lot of christmas stuff around here..
 check out these adorable bottle brush trees.. you can buy some
similar ones over here at  this shop or you can stay tuned for my
DIY tutorial on bottle brush trees & dying them.

Up fun christmas things around here 
be sure to check out all the fun things i'll be sharing

the christmas music has began!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

hey there,
also hop on over to to order 
this years christmas cards, 65% off baby, cant beat that deal
and it will be sure to put you in the Christmas spirit

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for all things inspiring christmas. 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

anyone else feeling the holiday spirit?! 
I know I am & I cant wait to decorate for christmas
too soon? never

check out all my holiday inspiration for my home here.