Friday, December 31, 2010

So Long, Farewell....

Goodbye 2010!!!
 You served me well. This past year has been so event-filled and happy. It has had it's ups and downs but the good times have far surpassed the bad. Tonight I'm going to party it up like no other with awesome friends and the most amazing boyfriend a girl could ask for. I'm looking forward with an open heart and mind to an even better 2011. I've got great things happening in my life and can't wait to share them with all of you!
New Year's 2011 in Sydney, Australia (I want to be here next year!)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Speaks To My Soul

Love the stairs, love the floors, love the chandelier, love the door, love the white, love the stripes.
Can I move in? Please?
design traveller: Styling inspiration: organic stripes
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Green & Pink Wedding

Aren't these colors just amazing for a wedding? I love the bold color combo.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!!

Mormon beliefs include the celebration of Christmas
I love this wonderful day! Knowing our Savior, Jesus Christ, was born and came to earth for us. What an amazing gift. It brings so much joy to my life.
If you'd like to learn more about our Savior please go here.

I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cookies & Milk

One of our favorite traditions is to put a plate of cookies out for Santa Claus. And that Santa sure is picky!
This is what he's asking for this year...

Stained glass cookies
Surprise Cookies

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why Didn't I Think Of This?

Someone please hire me so I can do this to your ceiling. Pretty please? I really love this and it would look so awesome while you're lying on your bed staring up. Maybe we could do it in your child's bedroom and paint them all different colors, or decopauge them with different patterns.
It will be so much fun!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Under The Tree

Pretty packages under the tree make the Christmas holiday so much brighter. Every year I am determined to step up my gift wrapping game and every year I sadly fail. This year it's names written on the wrapping paper with Sharpie. But one day I will succeed! And it will be a magical Christmas!!

Here is some inspiration to help me (and maybe you) with my life-long goal...
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Book Page Gift Wrap
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas At My Home

Welcome to my home! Let's take a little tour, shall we?

This is a nativity my son built with Legos. He's a Lego genius.
I made the "Merry Christmas" banner a few years ago with old Christmas cards. And everytime I hang it up my floors are covered in glitter, like I'm at a dance club.

I have to add some sparkle!
This year I limited the ornaments to only red, white and silver. I love the red "pops". And my funny bf tried to hide a green ball in the middle of the tree. I'm way to observant for that!
(If you look closely you can see that my wrapping paper is High School Musical and Cheetah Girls:)
This hutch is my favorite place to decorate for any holiday. On the bottom shelf we put two of our Playmobil Advents. I hope my kids will always be excited by advent calendars no matter how old they are.
Thank you for touring my home. And thanks for not tracking in snow.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Whimsical Christmas

These trees definitely bring visions of sugar plums dancing in my head!
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Fancy Things To Do With Antlers

Here in the good ol' West we have antlers just lying around. If you don't, you can get some from antler & co.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Heart Birds

Just saw these and now I need to print them and cover my tree with them.
So pretty!
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What's On Your Christmas List?

Number one on my list is a pretty, pretty necklace. I'm into basic items used on necklaces lately. Here are some pieces I'm wanting in my jewelry box. 
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Image of She's Crafty - Scissors Charm Necklace
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Now someone needs to tell my bf.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I know we all love looking at awesome before and after pictures. So I'm here to fill that need.
These are all from the amazing blog, Design Sponge.
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