Ornament Garland DIY Tutorial

Hello my darlings!

We are officially 6 days away from Christmas! I am so excited I can barely contain it!

I thought I would share with you one of my absolute favorite Christmas decorations, my Ornament Garland. It is super easy to make, and I think it is absolutely beautiful. I like how it’s a bit different, but can fit absolutely any decor.

This project comes together quickly, and you can place any color ornaments that will go with your theme. I use two colors (blue and silver), but feel free to add as many as you want. I think a monochrome theme would be very elegant as well.

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#FridayFavorites

Hello my darlings!

Is everyone ready for the big day? I am happy to say the I have all of my shopping finished! I cannot tell you how good that feels to say.

I have seen so many lovely things while shopping online, and perusing the shops. So, I decided to mix this week’s list up a bit. I am thinking of it as a Mommy Wish List.

I genuinely do not ask for much at Christmas, or any other time really. Especially after moving into our fixer upper. I prefer put any extra money into our home, rather than something shiny for me. Plus, I’m a mom, and well…aren’t we pretty much used to putting everyone else first?

Don’t get me wrong, I genuinely don’t really need much, and I would always rather spend on my children, family, or friends any day.

With that being said, if I did have a Christmas List these items would definitely be on it. Continue reading “#FridayFavorites”

Caprese Toast Points

With the holidays in full swing, you may have a few parties you will be attending. I know I do! Our calendar is typically jam packed from November until the first of the year.

Parties, upon parties, and more parties. It is such a fun and festive time of year!

However, all of the events can leave you perhaps a little stressed. Many of these parties party you said you would make something yummy to bring. You know the one that you completely forgot about…until just now…and it’s tomorrow!!! Continue reading “Caprese Toast Points”

#FridayFavorites

Hello my darlings!

It’s that time again! Another installment of my latest #FridayFavorites. I just love doing this series. I really enjoy being able to share with you all of my fun finds!

If you have noticed, I am drawn to handmade goods and small businesses. I really believe in shopping small, and supporting local when possible. It just makes me feel good!

I always appreciate some small business love thrown my way too. If you are interested in purchasing some handmade crocheted items, feel free to check out my shop here. I have some great coffee cozies, hats, and headband earwarmers that make great holiday gifts.

Shameless plug over…let’s get to my new favorites. 🙂

My first favorite is Matilda Jane clothing.

I was very recently introduced to the Matilda Jane world, and boy am I loving it. They have the absolute cutest prints ever, and these clothes are super soft.

Another reason that I love Matilda Jane is that they have leggings that will match multiple tops and dresses. Each piece of clothing typically has multiple prints, so you can mix and match for days, which keeps this mommy very happy.

Matilda Jane carries clothes in a range of sizes from baby to Mommy. There are some really great pieces I am eyeing for myself. 😉

Also, Joanna Gaines has teamed up with Matilda Jane, and has recently launched a new line. I may have gone a little crazy buying all of the darling outfits, but I mean check out this dress!

This Seedling Dress is super fun, and just about the cutest thing ever. Plus, I may have a slight obsession with Joanna Gaines. I’m pretty sure she is my spirit animal. 😉

Matilda Jane does not have a store front. Instead they have trunk shows that are held by a Trunk Keeper and a hostess. The set up is super fun, and looks just like a small shop, but in the comfort of a home. You can check out there website here, and ooh and aah over all of the cuteness. You can also find a Trunk Keeper closest to you here.

My next favorite is the Etsy shop Sprouted Designs.

This shop has the most amazing nature inspired designed cloth napkins and flour sack towels. The prints are absolutely fantastic, and I am always a sucker for anything natural and rustic.

I mean these flour sack towels…come on!!! These are amazing! Sprouted Designs even has clothing for your kiddos. I am totally loving this dandelion tee.

Check out Sprouted Designs here, and get your hands on some of these fantastic items.

I hope you enjoy this week’s list, and are able to find some favorites of your own. XO

 

Moss Wrapped Gift DIY

Hello my darlings! We are in full on Christmas mode around here, and I couldn’t be happier!!! Yes, I am one of ‘those’ people. You know the people who are jumping for joy the day after Thanksgiving? Yep, that would be this mommy right here!!!

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One of my favorite things to do during the Holiday season is to decorate! And, as you know, I LOVE a DIY project. I thought I would share with you my newest creation…a Moss Wrapped Gift. Continue reading “Moss Wrapped Gift DIY”

Taking a Simpler Approach to Christmas

Hello my darlings!

I have been thinking a lot about ways for our family to simplify Christmas.  It seems like every year I see so many people trying to ‘one up’ their previous Christmas. And believe me, I get it.

It is difficult to not get sucked into the abyss of buying a bunch of gifts. We see what our friends and family members are doing and buying, and then there is the constant barrage of commercials. We inevitably say to ourselves “They are great kids, they deserve everything their hearts desire.” And Sally is buying all kinds of things for her kids, and you would never want your children to feel left out. I mean that is just good parenting…right?!?

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#FridayFavorites

Hello my darlings! I hope that you have had a fantastic week!

I have been one busy mommy. Along with the daily mommy duties, of you know making the world go round… our youngest has been cutting her back molars. Let’s just say she is not taking it well, and neither one of us is getting much sleep.

Through the chaos and caffeine, I have still been able to find some new favorites. I mean, I always have time for favorites! So with that, let’s get this list started! Enjoy! XO

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