Friday, December 30, 2011

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

You got big plans? Maybe going to a party, a dance, watching "New Year's Rockin' Eve"? (Do they still call it that?) Whatever you will be doing I'm sure you will have a great time.

What am I doing?
I'm having a baby!!!
Yay! I get to be in the hospital pushing out a kid that I'm sure is way bigger than I'd like. I think he's grown at least 2 lbs in the last week based on my tummy size.
I am excited to see him and cuddle him and get to know him.
I'll be back on here after I'm home from the hospital to show off my beautiful boy and fill you in on all the gory details. I'm sure you can't wait!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dish of the Week

Here are some yummy ideas for your New Year's Celebration.
 I'm only here to help. I don't want to be the only one who feels huge on New Year's Eve.
 So, eat up!
brownie cookies with peanut butter frosting
Yes, I am craving chocolate. Is it that obvious?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

May you have a Christ-centered Christmas and enjoy this holiday season with your family and friends.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Baby Pics

They are so popular now. I almost feel like if I don't do some amazing pictures of my newborn then I'll miss a major milestone. There are some that are lovely and some that are just weird. I need to make sure I'm on that lovely side.
Here are some that I like....
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This is my sister :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Actually Love

One of my favorite Christmas movies. Just wish a couple parts were removed.
christmas, couple, cute, keira knightley, movie
Photo from here

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Make your own leather tassel key chain, you'll feel very New York chic.

This book will make you very popular. People love to talk about their names.
All the books together and so pretty. I love mine!
Jane Austen: The Complete Novels
Perfect for men or women. If they love Frank Lloyd Wright. And who doesn't?

Cause you know you miss this.
A gift card to Anthropologie
Couldn't get much better than that!
a perfectly brewed sale 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Oh My Stars!

I've been crafting again. I need things like this that I can do from my sofa. My baby is getting big and I am getting bigger. So I really have no energy to do much. And I'm okay with that.
I'll be super busy soon enough.

Not sure what I'm going to do with these yet.
Maybe a gift for someone who loves book page covered objects?
(And that's my husband's hand holding up my project. He should clean his nails :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

2012 Color of the Year

Tangerine Tango
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I absolutely LOVE this color!
I feel like I'm so ahead of this trend. I've been using this color in my home for the last few years.
 Not sure how I feel about everyone else using it too, but last year's color wasn't overly used so I hope I'm safe. Especially in Idaho where the trends take a little longer to catch on. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I always find the best advent calendars after December has already started.
Maybe I'll be early for next year!
I love how simple and beautiful this one is.
I need to find the right type of tree to cut a branch from.
Photo and instructions from here

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Baby Story

No, not mine. Yet. But one that is so sweet and daring. You really should read it!
It's long but soooo good. And cute, cute baby pics.
You can read it here.
Photo from here

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Make It Pop!

I love how all these white rooms have just enough color to make the rooms "Pop"!
Here's wishing you a snowy and white December...
White on white kitchen | Modern kitchen decorating | Whine kitchen furniture | Image | Housetohome
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Modern colourful living room | Living room idea | Sofa | Image | Housetohome
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A home in Denmark.
Photo by Andreas Mikkel Hansen for Bo Bedre.
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colours, house, inredning, inspiration, interior design, livingroom
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Cubby Solution
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cloth Diapers

I've decided to use cloth diapers for this little baby kicking the heck out of my insides. Not because I'm ultra "green" but because I'm tired of buying box after box of diapers I'm just throwing away. And they are so darn cute! Did you know they even have cashmere diaper covers? My baby would appreciate his bum covered in cashmere.
GroVia® AIO - Owls

I'm registered at the cutest baby store, Buns In The Oven. Their store is full of all the cutest and fanciest baby things you could ever imagine and a lot you would never imagine but suddenly can't live without.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Back To Reality

Back to life, back to reality.
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Just wish this was my reality. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dish of the Week

Chocolate Bark
Have you had chocolate bark before? It is the easiest candy to make. Ever! And so delicious. And fast. You can make many variations and I don't think you could go wrong. Well, maybe if you mixed cherry with mint, don't do that combo.
My favorite is the S'mores Bark. Mmmmm!

This one is S'mores Bark, made with dark chocolate, graham cracker chunks and marshmallows.
This one is white chocolate and mini M&M's.

All you do is melt a bag or 2 of chocolate chips (any type) and add different candies or other yummies. I also like to layer the different chocolates. Like milk chocolate on the bottom and mint on the top. Make some this holiday season and everyone will think you're amazing. Which you are!
(Sorry for the pictures. I have never claimed to be a photographer:)

I thought I should include a professional picture so it looks prettier and more appetizing.
Go here for their recipe.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Give A Hoot!

I spent my weekend working on these cute little owl ornaments. I can't get enough of them. Every time I finish one I make everyone look at it and admire it's cuteness. I'm not sure how many more I'll make but I've got a pile of felt and some time on my hands.
Woo Hoo (Hoo)!!!
Go here for instructions and a pattern to make your own.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Stuff I Like (Want)

Here are a few items I've been admiring. I didn't plan it, but all except the bag are from Anthropologie. I just love that store too much! But I think I could make some of these instead of buy them.
Which is my goal this Christmas; to make more than buy.
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Everything you need for a little sewing project is in this jar. And how easy would this be to make?
 So easy!

Candlestick from here
This color is wonderful! I've painted other vases and jars with matte white but now I need to use brighter colors.
Appliqued Needlepoint stag cushion by anthropologie
From Anthropologie (discontinued)
I absolutely adore this pillow. The sweater! The deer! The fabric! LOVE!!!
Photo and instructions here
I'm making some super cute bags for friends this year. If you are one of my BFF's, act surprised.

Vase from here
This vase has the perfect colors for my living room. It's like it's screaming my name.
 Or creepily whispering it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Contemporary Cross-Stitch

Aren't these just gorgeous?!
 I want to make them all. Right now.
And give them as Christmas gifts.
Needlepoint initials and letters by Felicity Hall, charted for cross stitch or tapestry
Needlepoint kits and cushions by Felicity Hall
Photos from here

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Ooooo! I love this magazine! So much prettiness in one place. You can find amazing gift ideas for anyone on your list. And towards the end are printable gift tags that make my heart happy.
I love Christmas and all the gift giving ideas all over the blogosphere.

Here are some of my favorites....
Calligraphy Stamp pg. 17
Pack Rack
Animal Jewelry and Key Rack pg. 54
Octagon Puzzle
Wooden Octagon Puzzle-for the kids pg. 64
fox sparkler onesie
Embroidered Animal Onesies-for my baby pg. 76-77

Jack & Lulu Calendar 2011
Beautiful Calendars starting on pg. 106
And these wonderful downloadable gift tags starting on pg. 130
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