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!