Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday 5: Decking the Halls

Hey ya'll and happy Friday! So we have officially decked the halls here and I couldn't be happier. I'd love to keep the stuff up all dang year if it was socially acceptable. It's just so plain once its taken down! I'm dedicating my Friday 5 to a little decking the halls home tour today. We did 4 trees this year and I love how each one turned out! We have a classic themed 9 footer in the living room, a blue themed smaller one in the dining room, a keepsake/vintage one on the second floor and a small one for Miss A in her room. (Sorry for the light bill hubs!) We're gearing up for our annual Christmas party so I'm almost positive I'll be adding more touches here and there! 

I'm linking up with the usual Friday gang and you should too! Happy weekend ya'll and happy December!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WHW: Family Pics

Hey ya'll and happy link-up Wednesday! It's that time of year again.....Christmas card time! My husband dreads the stamp cost between these and our annual Christmas party invites and I just adore designing a new keepsake. I keep each year's card and display them every holiday season. It is so neat to look back and see the changes over the years. This year I had my parents come over and snap some pictures and I had no idea how much of a good idea that was until we were done. My Dad was jumping up and down and being silly behind Mom who was snapping the photos. Andi was laughing so hard and hammed it up for basically every single pic. I can't get enough of the Andi show ya'll and it was definitely the Andi show! I can't wait to see everyone's cards and start receiving them in the mail - tis' the season!

Had to include this one of Emma Jo!!

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Monday, November 28, 2016


Hey ya'll and happy Monday! I'm getting a late start today but a start nonetheless. Thanksgiving was absolutely wonderful and I'm still dreaming about all the good food we had and excellent leftovers as well. I'm bummed I have to start cooking again this week because we've been so spoiled. We've gotten all of our Christmas decor up, including a new little tree for Andi's room and I can't wait to share pics of everything later this week!

So I'm thinking her visit with Santa may be an absolute disaster this year. For small business Saturday, we took her to see the Grinch (she loved him last year) ..... this year ya'll was meltdown central. It was funny, of course, but also awful because I have NEVER seen her freak out like that. whew! Anyway, after black Friday shopping, small business Saturday, and a birthday party for my brother-in-law, we went to church and then relaxed all Sunday at my parent's house and helped them deck the halls. Overall it was a fabulous weekend and I hope ya'll had a great one as well!

Linking up with B & Meghan for Weekending

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Friday, November 25, 2016


Hey ya'll and happy Friday! There are so many awesome things going on around these parts lately and I can't wait to share them. First of all, last weekend I forgot to share my best friend from high school and I took a road tripd down to SC for another one of our best friend's wedding! Harry was my best guy friend and did everything with us. I'm talking, he was even one of the guys on our senior beach week trip that rode down with all of us girls! Harry has been one of my favorites since basically the 8th grade and seeing him get married was awesome! (especially because his new wife is super fabulous and I adore her! And did I mention, Harry's wedding gift to me and my husband was setting off a fireworks show at our own wedding? Love!) The road trip was so much fun but can I just tell ya'll how old I felt the morning after? I'm talking hungover with a capital H - ugh! I guess in the grand scheme of things it was totally worth it!

Look at that handsome groom!!!

Tuesday, I decided to start making the up and down trek from the 3rd floor attic and bring all of the Christmas decor down. I have two of our three trees up, mantle down and staircase and I am over the moon. I know, I know its before Thanksgiving...but hey, three trees takes a toll on you! Turning the lights on makes me so happy - there's really nothing like the feeling of Christmas ya'll. I'll share some pictures once I finish!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! See ya'll back here on Monday for a recap and some big news!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

WHW: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays—it’s a time where my family and friends gather around the kitchen table to eat delicious food, share what we’re thankful for and make new memories. We get to have Thanksgiving twice in one day which is a little much at times but I wouldn't trade it for anything! My family does more of a Thanksgiving lunch around noon and then we head to my in-laws for a traditional dinner. I'm talking leftovers for days! I brainstorm a new dish to bring to each gathering and that's where Pinterest comes in. We're so thankful that both of our families are local and that we get to spend time with both! 

Since food is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving, it’s fun to create a personalized and welcoming tablescape to present all of your tasty fare to your guests if you happen to be the one hosting.
I recently came across an interactive Thanksgiving decor tool by Tiny Prints, which allows you to sort through 100 photos with filters such as modern, rustic and traditional to find inspiration for your celebration this year—Below are some of my favorites! Check them out and see if you get inspired! 

What plans do ya'll have and what are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions? I hope ya'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great rest of the week!

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