Monday, April 2, 2012

easter baskets~diy links

via pinterest via martha
via pinterest via purlbee
via pinterest via tip junkie via ellinee
via pinterest via green baby guide
i found a few sweet Easter baskets that seem pretty simple to make.
not sure if i will be able to attempt any this year.
just wanted to share!
let me know if you make one.
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Monday, March 12, 2012

making pizza pretty

sometimes we all need a little help.

and one way to help is by making and taking meals.

my friends welcomed a sweet baby boy into their family.

all she wanted was pizza.

"pizza, are you sure you dont want something a little more home cooked?"

nope, just good ole pizza.

well, i aim to please.

so, pizza it is.

i just had to add a little pretty to it.

colorful plates,



plastic silverware,

and a fun striped paper straw for big brother tied with a bow.

pretty, practical, and no clean up.

i always appreciate the little details.

it can be something so simple.

ps. to be honest, i totally forgot her sweet tea!


i guess i was having too much fun picking out plates and napkins!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

busy, busy

i have been pretty busy, to say the least.

it seems as if everything is during the beginning of the year

until the end of school.

we headed up the marriage retreat,

i worked on the women's retreat,

and now i am heading up the decorating for our school's basket auction.

throw in a holiday and a couple of short trips and you can title it busy, busy.

here are a couple of pictures of the table settings i did for the

marriage retreat.

my favorites were the

flower arrangements,

the menu,

and the name placecards.

very simple, elegant, and budget friendly.

its a busy time but busy with what i love to do!

p.s. photography is not one of my strong points.

wish i had taken better pictures.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

valentine hearts

i am a little late but i just had to share these little sweet hearts.

i love how they turned out.

even more, i love how easy they were.

lucky for me because i made all 45 of them the morning of valentines

and was able to hand them out during their valentine parties that afternoon.

i have been so busy the past couple of weeks.

so now that valentines has come and gone

i can take a break.


i hope you had a sweet valentine's day!

Monday, January 9, 2012

one of my favorite gifts

this was a gift i bought for the two of them for Christmas.

actually it has turned out to be a gift for me too.

it is one of my favorites.

just look at those titles.

we just finished the first week and i have to tell you that its perfect.

perfect for them

to read, understand, and discuss.

it has become part of our morning routine.

it is never too late to start a daily devotional with your kids.

what a sweet way to start their day.

and yours.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

happy new year


a new year!

i am feeling good about this new year even though its only the third day.

of course, i have many things i want to try, accomplish, change.


i guess you could call it that.



i am looking forward to 2012!

i hope you are too.

happy new year!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

fall~ around the house

i love fall!

i love decorating for fall.

pumpkins, wheat, wood, all things natural.

i have had fun looking around at all the beautiful thanksgiving decorating.

i thought i would join in and show you some fall touches around my home.

i want to wish everyone a lovely thanksgiving!

enjoy your friends and family!