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{Christmas Advent Calendars}

Christmas is going to sneak up on us, if we don’t watch out. I was talking to Brandon and I don’t know if it is because we are getting older, or because we have a child, or because we seem to be very busy this season, but it feels like the holidays are sneaking up on us. Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK folks. I have seen this done before, but always before I had Zane. Given her love for books, I am planning to do something like this for her this year!

I was reminded by THIS POST by Emily (Emphasis Added) that we have now less than 3 weeks to pull this together. AHHHHH!!!! Must get crackin!

Now, I don’t have enough money to purchase 24 full prices brand new books at the moment – but I am feeling like hitting the used book store and a few sales will do the trick! She may still be a bit to young to fully understand what is going on each day, but I am HOPING this becomes a tradition that she will grow to love. I want Zaner to be a reader like her Auntie Bekah or her Auntie Cindy. One way is to foster the fact that she LOVES reading books right now! We are hardly home two minutes before she will run to her tent – carefully choose a book to read, and sit on your lap, ready with anticipation. She always points out any sports balls or red balloons (Which I think it totally adorable!)

Going with the Theme of advent – here are a few others I found that I JUST LOVE {click on the picture to go right to the source!}

This picture on Pinterest goes straight to a website all in a language I don’t know. However, if you click on the picture here in my blog it will take you to a blog with a tutorial on someone DYI’ing!

This last one is probably one of my favorites, because you could use them every year and they would be big enough to fit everything from something for the whole family to enjoy, down to a verse form the Bible you want the family to think about that day. I will have to make some of these (although maybe not this year.)

At any rate dont forget to start celebrating – get in the holiday spirit – and remember the reason for the season to begin with!



{Here comes the Bride!}

Today is my friend’s wedding, and the photo booth that I have been working on for the last few weeks is DONE – ready for some great shots tonight at the wedding! There will be a more complete post on Monday about this hopefully with some pictures with the Bride, but for now, here is a sneak peek!

{Flash Friday 5}

Ever wonder what the different Mod Podge finishes would look like? Look no further – Casey and Savannah from Oh So Pretty, The Diaries have done it for us {here}

I have been working on a photo booth for a few weeks, and just looking at props this week I found {this} printable that I think is HILARIOUS!

The cutest little {Lemonade Stand} ever!

A {blog} and {Pinterest} dedicated to 80+ projects made with paint chips {read:free}

WHOO HOO – Anthropologie has an “Under $50.00” section. Too bad it is mostly plates and hair pins. I did find {these} cute bracelets that would be so fun for layering!

It FINALLY started getting cold around here, so next Friday is going to be a special Fall inspired Flash Friday featuring all my favorites for fall!

Have a great weekend!

{Flash Friday 3}

This isn’t Rose Gold – it is called Rubedo, and I am in LOVE!

The Birthday Project {here} and then go {here} for more info – THIS inspires me!

A new FAV blog Little Black Door – great DIY and home inspiration!

Have you seen {THESE} photos – HILARIOUS!

I am going to attempt to make {these} soon!

Have a great weekend!!! Finish September strong!

{The Office}

So I have been spending a lot more time in my “Home Office” lately, and I am realizing that it needs a boost of… well…. anything really. It isn’t the creative, welcoming, comforting and inspiring place that I want it to be.

Nothing like airing your dirty laundry – THIS is a picture of my current office space. Pitiful. The wooden high chair that is used to catch mail, The frame around the plastic calendar “helps” but I never finished by putting the cork board up so I could pin inspiration up, and the rest of the wall is BARE BARE BARE.

So I spend some time on Pinterest this weekend, looking at some of the different, very lovely, office spaces and pinning them all onto a board right {HERE}.

Here are specifically some of my favorites:




One thing is for sure – they all have a wall collaged with beautiful artwork – things to inspire! So this is going to be my own personal project over the next few weeks, to get this office space more to my liking.

What is something that you have done in your work space that helps you stay creative and inspired? What is that ONE thing that you REALLY like about your “space”?

{Flash Friday}

{Where can I find this}

{Where can I find this}

Make this rainbow cake with natural dye!!

{Where can I find this}

{Where can I find out how to make this}

Look who finally has their baby boy –  Meet Edward Duke!

I know – I KNOW – but I she is just one of my FAVORITES and I am so happy for them! Giuliana & Bill have been trying {very publicly} to have this baby for a few years now, and after she was diagnosed with breast cancer it seemed like there would be NO option. I am so happy that it has all worked out for them!! Duke looks adorable! {via}

And My Pinterest Pick of the week:

You could to this idea on many different things! Great way to add texture and personalize anything – A good gift idea! You can find this {HERE} on my Pinterest Page. And if you haven’t already – give me a Follow on Pinterest {HERE}!

Have a Fantastic weekend – and make sure to do something that you LOVE!

{Here Comes the Bride!!!}

There are very few things that get me more excited than weddings. I LOVE love! Throw in a fall wedding with personal touches that really exemplify the bride and groom and are not just ‘run of the mill’ and I am over the MOON!

I met with a bride this weekend and I am so excited to be doing some projects for her for her wedding. Brit & Raleigh are very unique individuals – some of the coolest people I know. I got very excited as she described what her dream for her wedding is, and how I can help.

I have a few projects I will be doing for her wedding THAT IS NEXT MONTH {yikes I need to get moving!!!} but the one I am the most excited about is a  Photo Booth!!! I love photo booths at parties!!! It is such a great way to document the day! I made one for my daughters first birthday party {See post HERE} and I still love looking at all the pictures!!

B & R’s wedding is very eclectic, very industrial romance which is SO FUN to play with the hard and soft lines of metal and lace.

I will leave you today with a picture that signifies the color palate I will be working with…

Yummy right??? {except I have been told NO WHITE, so replace the white with cream!!}

I can’t wait to get started!!!


{Hello, Hello!}

I can’t believe I was featured on A Cup of Joe today for the Friday Roundup.. I am so flattered! I am just discovering her blog today, and it is AWESOME! I love that she is also on Pinterest!

If you are visiting me for the first time, welcome to my site! Make sure to say Hi – I LOVE making new friends and following new blogs!

{Seven Things Award}

SO fun – I was nominated for an Award! Thank you so much to my new blog friend over at Now at Home Mom for thinking of me!! This is my first blog nomination, so it makes me a little excited! 🙂

The award is called “7 Things about me Award” and as you can guess, along with it, I must tell you 7 things about me! 🙂

1.  My daughter, Zane, is 14 months. I was almost in tears all day watching the “First day of School” pictures posted online all day. I can’t imagine the day I send Zaner to her first day of School. Crazy.

2. I am half city dweller and half mountain goat. What does that mean? I love to wear the tallest heels and go out for apps with friends just as much as I love a good long hike in the mountains where I get a little mud on myself and tan lines to prove my outdoorsiness. {I know, not a real word}

3. I feel like I have DIY superpowers – I blame this on Pinterest and the ease at which you can browse blogs, but I really feel like I can accomplish any DIY project that I wanted to.

4. My dad used to ride his bike behind mine and force me to ride longer than I wanted to. He would ride behind me and shout encouraging things to me like “You can do it” and “keep those legs moving” and I totally hated it. Then. I could really use the encouragement sometimes now on long workouts. Too bad he lives in MN.

5. I have been married 8 years this month, and sometimes it really only feels like 1. I am in love.

6. Also, I turn 32 this week. Time flies when you’re having fun. I don’t feel old.  Sometimes I feel old now. Like when I get up after sitting for a few minutes and I have to stretch my legs.  Also – I am getting near the age where I would be too old to be a character on the show “FRIENDS”. This is not ok.

7. I have taken a few risks over the past few months, and I am hoping they pay off. I actually am having fun taking risk. You should try it!

Here are the bloggers that I am passing on a nomination to because I think they are simply FAB and I want you to meet them!!!

Band Of Burtons

Emphasis Added

Jones Design Company {She has blog class I plan on taking this fall!!!}

The Pinterest Woman


Oh Happy Day

***The Fine Print: Here are the Rules 

*******Thank the Blogger who nominated you!!******* Tell everyone 7 things about yourself because everyone is dying to know what makes you tick!******* Choose 7 blogs, or a number of your choosing, to nominate. Post on their page that you have nominated them.*******

So that is it! Thank you again Now at Home mom! I really appreciate the shout out!

{Happy First Birthday Zane!!}

Last Sunday, we celebrated Zane’s First birthday! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to help us celebrate!

As many of you know – I LOVE to celebrate! There is nothing I love more than throwing a party, So the opportunity to put together a fun party for Zane was one I just could not pass up!

I have put together a few picture collages to share the party with you:

{CANDY BAR} I had a great time choosing special treats for the table, including cake pops, chocolate dipped pretzels and Rice Krispie Treats all from Wanna Cupcake in Puyallup. Karie is so wonderful to work with, and she will do whatever you want – she is very creative. Look her up for your next party {or cupcake craving}!!!

I printed my own treat bags because I couldn’t find any I liked! More on that in this post HERE.

{PHOTOBOOTH} My labor of LOVE was the Photobooth backdrop – it took many late night hours, and help from both my mom and sister {THANKS GUYS!!!} to get this done – but I was VERY PLEASED with the result!

I was honored to have my mom and 86 year old grandma {Zane’s grandma and great grandma} here for the birthday party. These pictures of Zane with her Great Grandma Gloria from Minnesota are just about my favorite things ever. Priceless.

{CAKE AND PRESENTS} What party would be complete without cake and presents! Both of these items are “interesting” at a first birthday party. Zane didn’t like the cake, nor was she very excited about opening presents. I am sure her interest will grow with age.

What really made the party THE BEST was the friends and family that made it out – I LOVE doing life with all of you, and I am thankful for the part that each of you play in our life and in raising our baby.

I am going to upload even MORE pictures to my Facebook in the next week or so, but I will leave you with one more set of pictures…. some people need no props……