Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We Survived a Maternity Photo Session.

It's amazing how we take family photos every year, yet I forget how crazy it is! I suppose if you have calm or obedient children it's easy but my girls are definitely not the former and only sometimes the latter (unfortunately- but we only have ourselves to blame!).  Anyway, it seems Miss Jordan caught every moment in between the naughty moments.  She encouraged me to do them in the first place (though I was thinking she might have been regretting that in the thick of it!) and I'm so glad I did--especially after seeing them.  Here are a handful of my favorites:

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Nursery Must Have.

I'm over on Live The Fancy Life today sharing a fun offer for a nursery must have!  Besides a FREE offer and gift basket inspiration, you'll also catch a little peek of my DIY changing pad cover & our maternity photos!


Check it out here!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Simple Gallery Wall.

Except, is there such a thing as a "simple" gallery wall?!  I suppose I just mean it doesn't include "found objects," DIY elements, or much creativity.  Gee, when I put it like that it's like I'm asking you to stop reading. I'm not.  I still love it and on a positive note, I think it's VERY attainable for the average person.  This isn't a tutorial but I listed some tips at the end. I know--Cue "Bossy" by Kelis.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Life as of Late.

I hate not blogging! It's funny because I'm pretty sure no one is sitting around during this gorgeous weather waiting anxiously to see a DIY, party, or personal post from me.  Nevertheless I feel bad if I don't give you at least one a week!  I also blog out of pure enjoyment. I really love sharing tips, projects, and inspiration.  And I love writing and photography. It totally fills a creative need in me. So it's a total bummer when I don't have the time to sit down and do that.  I thought I'd at least catch you up on a few things that have been keeping me busy in no particular order (and mostly using my instagram photos)...

Friday, May 30, 2014

Genevieve's Toddler Room + Room for Toys.


I finally "finished" Genevieve's toddler room.  In real life there are a few things I wanted to add and hey it's only been two years.  But I'm calling it.  Pretty soon I need to move Nadia into her room to make room for baby. {Update since starting this post several days ago--Nadia has moved in! It's night #3 and maybe I WON'T pull my hair out tonight! But I digress...}

Friday, May 23, 2014

Okay. Maybe I Don't Hate Chemo.

Remember this depressing post  where I declared that I hate chemo?  Well I suppose I don't actually hate it.  I mean, it did its job.  My husband is in remission!!!!  He posted more details here, but I just wanted to stop in (I know- it's been quiet lately) to say Thank the Lord! Hallelujah!  The tumor is gone!  He still has 3 treatments and 2-3 months of its side effects.  And that still stinks.  BUT the perspective you get when you know it's working is priceless.  I'm so thankful.
moments after getting the news!
Other cancer news: During our church service Sunday, my father in law and a good friend shaved their heads on stage in order to surprise us with this announcement:

It was crazy. It was hilarious. It was shocking!  We are so honored and lucky to be a part of an amazing family and church family.  Besides our family, this benefit will go toward the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Joe has found such value in that organization that it will always hold a place in our hearts.  From monetary assistance, to setting you up with a survivor to chat through experiences, they really are helpful.  If anyone local is interested in details let me know and I'll make sure you get them.
Joe finishing the job.
Like Father, like son.
No more news for now!  Next week I'll be sharing Genevieve's room.  For now, it's time to celebrate.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Super Easy $6 Last Minute Mother's Day Gift.

Just wanted to share these adorable mother's day gifts I made.  When Genevieve saw them, she said "Those are pretty mom!"  ha. So cute!  I needed a handful of thank yous for the wonderful ladies who cleaned my home.  Since I needed 5 I didn't want to spend a ton but wanted something thoughtful.  As I was putting them together I thought they'd make a perfect for mother's day gift. It literally took 5 minutes and cost $6/pc.  (and I bet you could find the mugs for $1 at the Dollar Tree bringing it down to $5 even).  These would be perfect for a mom in your life who you want to treat with something small but cute.  Or from a child to his/her mom. Want a tutorial? Ok here it is:
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