Simplifying In The New Year

nursery closet

I decided what my New Year's resolution is going to be this year-- simplifying and organizing.  Why?  Because we have this new roommate and even though he's small, his stuff takes up a lot of precious real estate in our house.  That and we've accumulated way too much stuff over the … [Continue reading...]

Christmasfied Card Catalog

card catalog for christmas

I never blogged my Christmasfied card catalog last year.  To be honest, it hasn't changed much from how I decorated it in 2012.  I know, like with my Christmas tree, I'm super predictable when it comes to my Christmas decorations.  I'm going to try really hard next year to switch things up. Plus, … [Continue reading...]

Our 2014 Christmas Tree

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I feel like Christmas snuck up on me this year.  It's probably because I'm not nearly as busy this year as I was last year because I was in full on Christmas mode before Thanksgiving last year.  Or maybe it's because I'm too busy being obsessed with my kid.  Whatever the case, I'm lucky I got our … [Continue reading...]

Christmas Cards + Minted Giveaway

owen christmas card

Spoiler alert for family and friends: these are the Christmas cards you'll be receiving from us this holiday season.  Just act surprised when you get yours in the mail. As you can see, I went with a photo of Owen in his adorable fair isle romper.  I couldn't get a smile out of him during the three … [Continue reading...]

Christmas Tradition: Salt Dough Ornament

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One thing I looked forward to after learning I was pregnant right before Christmas last year was celebrating the holidays with a little one. Friends have told me that Christmas is so much more special once you have a child, and now I can see where they're coming from. With the holidays comes … [Continue reading...]

2015 New Year’s Print

FREE 2015 New Year's Print

It's the 10th of the month!  This month my friends and I got busy with the theme GOLD.  It's kind of perfect for the holidays right? Check out my post and then hop on over to visit all of the others: Homemade Marshmallows from Your Homebased Mom Printable Gold Money Card Holder for Christmas … [Continue reading...]

Christmas Front Porch

christmas front porch at night

I finished up our outdoor Christmas decorations over the weekend.  In years past we've decorated the shrubbery in front of our house and garage but this year I'm using the baby as an excuse for scaled back decorations.  Kind of like how I blamed being super busy and tired (didn't know I was pregnant … [Continue reading...]

Christmas Tablescape

silver and blue centerpiece

Confession: This was last year's Christmas tablescape.  And FYI, my spellcheck is lighting up "tablescape", indicating that it is not, in fact, a word but I don't care. Tablescape, tablescape, tablescape. Yeah, so I never shared this last year because the holiday season of 2013 was straight up … [Continue reading...]

How To Photograph A Christmas Tree

How to photograph a Christmas tree! Great tips!

My 10 tips for capturing great holiday photos of your little ones post got me all excited about photography so today I thought I'd share how to photograph a Christmas tree.  Because who doesn't like taking a killer photo of their tree and showing it off on Facebook and Instagram? There are two … [Continue reading...]

10 Tips For Capturing Great Holiday Photos

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Owen's college fund and I would like to thank Hallmark Baby for sponsoring today's post!  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Today I thought I would share 10 tips for capturing great holiday photos of your little one(s).  Why stress about a photo shoot with a photographer and risk scheduling … [Continue reading...]

Red And Green Holiday Gift Tags

red and green gift tags

I'm excited to be a part of Bake, Craft, Sew today! I'm guest posting over at Thirty Handmade Days with a craft post. I'm sharing red and green holiday gift tags so head over and check them out! To make things just a little sweeter, you can enter to win this awesome giveaway from … [Continue reading...]

Preppy Christmas Wreath

green and pink holiday wreath

Remember the preppy spring wreath I whipped up back in March?  It was very Kate Spade-esque.  Well, I decided to extend its life and turn it into a preppy Christmas wreath with the magic of a hairdryer and hot glue. I removed the pink peonies I used on the original wreath and replaced them with … [Continue reading...]