You guys!! I never win anything on the internet, so it was a super exciting day when Kelly from Studio DIY! announced me as the winner of her first taco clutch. I’m pretty sure I squealed out loud when I saw she tagged me on Instagram.
Who’s ready for 2017?! I love when a new year starts because I get to put our house back in order (Bye, Christmas!) and refocus on my goals. Such a good feeling! As this year comes to an end, I created a few freebies for those of you who might be searching for some last minute New Year’s party ideas.
Merry Christmas Eve! I meant to post this much much sooner, but it’s been so crazy around here lately. Before we leave town tomorrow and before Christmas is over and all of the decor goes back in the attic, I wanted to share a mini tour of our decorations. As you’ll notice, I’m pretty obsessed with gingerbread. They are definitely the basis of my “theme” throughout our home. I just can’t resist the cuteness. Come on in!
It gets so busy during the holidays with all the hustle and bustle, it really makes quality family time all the more precious. When I say “quality” time, I mean when it’s not interrupted by an 8-5 schedule, over-time and late hours, errands to be ran, and a house to keep kept. Even though we’re a work at home family, actual quality time isn’t always obtainable. We try to do a fun outing together at least once a week so we’re always looking for new things to experience. Last weekend, we visited The Grove for their first Winter Festival and we had the best time with Livi! All of the kiddos got to have milk & cookies with Santa and story time with Mrs. Claus. Not only was it super exciting for her, my husband and I have been wanting to visit again for a while now so it was a treat for us too. This place is so chic and breathtaking — see for yourself and have a little look inside our day!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I love to follow and celebrate “National Days”. It just so happens that today is National Gingerbread House Day! This is right up my alley, you guys. Our house is decked out in gingerbread theme all Christmas. I’m obsessed! I just finished creating my own gingerbread cut-outs for our fire place mantel and I love them so much! Check out this super quick and easy DIY!
I have been waiting SO long to complete this DIY project, and it’s finally done! *happy dance* Seriously y’all.. I’ve had the materials in my guest closet for quite a few months now, minus the MDF board. Believe it or not, I never had the time to just go out and purchase one on the fly. My husband and I both work from home with an 8-5 schedule and a 4 year old. Life gets hectic and this DIY required some planning! I was also a little worried that it might not fit in our little Mazda 3, but I had a free weekend and it fit in the trunk with the seats down. YES! I’m excited to share all the details! All in all, the costs for this project was very reasonable. Compared to buying one brand new at around $400, this DIY saved me about $300. Not bad at all!
Halloween is almost here – only a week away! As those parties are also approaching quickly, I created some FREE & easy last minute DIY Cricut creations using my Cricut Explore Air. I hand drew 4 different confetti designs, and created a couple of cupcake toppers. Also included is a free Hocus Pocus themed print to compliment your shindig. You’ll recognize “Dead Man’s Toe” if you’re a fan of the movie when the witch Sarah chants it repeatedly in the background during the first 5 minutes of the film. It’s a special key ingredient for a potion the 3 sisters need to be young and beautiful again. Intrigued yet? Come take a closer look and grab yourself some freebies!
Today is National Coffee Day! To celebrate, I thought I would post about the recent changes I’ve made to my coffee station. Since my hubby doesn’t drink coffee, I styled this little corner just for me. Coffee is pretty much the first thing on my mind when I wake up for the day. And for that reason alone, I believe it’s important to accentuate the things you love.. right?? So, here’s the before & after plus a few ideas I’ve played around with. See anything you like? Ask me if I haven’t linked it below. Happy National Coffee Day to you all, go get your drink on!
I’m excited to finally share how my husband and I refurbished Livi’s armoire for her nursery! This was a project we did about 5 years ago while I was pregnant with her. My mom gave us an armoire that she no longer had room for; after baby dreaming, window shopping, and Pinterest browsing, I was happy to take it off her hands for a fun DIY redo! I’ve never refurbished anything this big before so I was a little nervous about it, but Chris was a HUGE help. Of course while being pregnant, he did most of the work sanding and prepping it for me. So here’s a little walk through of the before & after!
I’m super excited to post about visiting the Hope Outdoor Gallery in Austin! I’ve been wanting to see this ever-changing graffiti park for a while now, and I finally got the chance last weekend. You guys… it’s amaaazing! There are so many vibrant colors everywhere you look. Even the leaves and cacti were graffitied! It’s so cool to see layers upon layers of art overlapping each other from multiple artists. It rained the weekend we were there, which made the colors really pop but also made a good amount of mud puddles that we had to maneuver around like ninjas. With a 4 year old atop my hubby’s shoulders, we weren’t able to see the upper levels. Bummer, but maybe next time! My bestie was also by my side while we oohed and aahed in every direction. If you’re planning a trip to Austin soon, this place is a definite must see!