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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Family Photos 2012

I am bursting with excitement right now! Why? Because I am about to share some beautiful pictures of my family with you.  

I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends in my life. Seriously. I have some of the best friends a girl could ask for. They are always there for matter if it is hear me vent & cry, share happy news, or catch up over a glass of wine.  In this case, my very talented friend, Adria {check out her beautiful work here}, took some amazing pictures of my family. Pictures that I will cherish forever. 

Ever since getting married and having kids, pictures mean so much more to me. They capture a moment, a special time in your life that you will never get back.  These picture capture us right now. One of the best times in my life. Life with my sweet little family keeps getting better and better. Every stage of Preston's babyhood has had its pros and cons, but right now pros outweigh the cons. He is happy. He gives big tight hugs. He plays and reads with me. He cuddles with me.  He {for the most part} communicates with me.  I love it all. Of course there is the occasional melt down & tantrum, but all that pales in comparison to how happy he makes me, and how much love he gives me.  Then, you throw my Hubby into the mix, and the love is quadrupled.  I am one lucky lady!

I hope these pictures can illustrate all of these wonderful feelings. I hope to look back in 10 years and feel everything I described above. 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, from my family of Turkeys to yours!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Free Christmas Gift Tags & Printables

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!

I hope you are all prepared for Turkey Day tomorrow!! Since the day after Christmas is the biggest shopping day of the year, and you will have lots of presents to are some gift tags. Also...some free printables to add to your Christmas Decorations!

Enjoy tomorrow with your families, and please remember all of the things/people that bring you joy. I am so thankful for my family, friends, and all of you!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Silly Christmas Gift Tags & A Free Reindeer Printable

I was browsing through my Pinterest Boards today, and stumbled upon these cute tags, by Mer Mag.  I've been wanting to make some tags for Christmas gifts, and fell in love with this idea.  She provides the link to the hat, reindeer antlers & nose, so all you need to do is find a cute picture, and photoshop them in. 

This is my final product:
Santa hat, reindeer nose & antlers found here.  Tag Clipping Mask found at

What do you guys think? 

Also, I am trying to find the perfect print out to put up on my Christmas Mantle. I created this little number today:

I hope you can enjoy this fun Christmas printable somewhere in your home this Christmas. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Printables {Freebies}

Thursday is Thanksgiving, and I honor the holiday by not decorating for Christmas until Friday.  I think Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to sit down and pinpoint all of the things we are thankful for.

BUT, I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! The feeling it gives me, the yummy food, the fun music, the feel-good-movies, the season of giving, the crafts, decorating the house & tree, the look of excitement on all of the kiddos faces.  I love it all!!

So....because I know lots of people have either started decorating for Christmas or are looking for christmas decorating ideas, I created some fun & FREE Christmas Printables.

All materials used to create these printables are from

I hope your Thanksgiving is relaxing & special.  Hop you eat lots of turkey and pumpkin pie.  Have fun decorating!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Miss C's Pancake & Pajamas Birthday Party...Continued

A few days ago, I posted Part One of Miss C's "Pancakes & Pajamas" 2nd Birthday Party. I promised you pictures of all the yummy & cute details.  Luckily, Miss C's Mama, Adria, is a wonderful photographer! She was sweet enough to quickly snap a few pictures of the big day for me. 

I may have made a few of the decorations, but Adria did a wonderful job decorating, and tying it all together.  

Some of my favorite special touches:
1. The Fruit Loop vase fillers
2. The cute cupcake sippy cups
3. The cozy bed slipper favors
4. All of the adorable kiddos running around in their PJ's.

Preston had his first taste of chocolate milk at Miss C's 2nd Birthday.  He was in HEAVEN!! I wish I had snapped a picture of his precious face as he gulped it down.  

For the straw flags click, here.

For the menu click, here.

What a wonderful day celebrating a sweet 2 year old. Happy Birthday, once again, Miss C!

I will close, with this precious pictures of Miss C. If this doesn't capture the wonder and anticipation that birthdays bring....I'm not sure what does. Sure does melt my heart! 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Banner {Freebie}

I have been on a creative roll lately, and loving it. I might as well keep it today I created this "Happy Thanksgiving" Pennant Banner.

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All materials used to create this were created by Lori Whitlock.
Hopefully you can find a perfect spot in your homefor this fun banner to hang this Thanksgiving!