When I look back on these last two years with Payton, the one word that comes to mind is… FUN! Two years ago today my quirky, smiley, and independent baby girl joined our family, and made me a mom for the second time, and Praise God, life has never been the same!
I didn’t know what to expect when I found out we were having our second daughter. I naively thought that she would be just like her older sister. Boy was I wrong, Payton Reese is quite literally the complete opposite of her Big Sis! God has quite a sense of humor and I’m sure He has loved watching me grow and nurture my sweet little mini-me. And mini-me she is!… Payton reminds me so much of me as a child, and sometimes that can be scary, but it has given us an extra special bond from day one!
You were a month filled with sweets, lots of love and blessed family experiences. Although it was a short month, it was jam-packed with great memories. We especially enjoyed the chilly weather and RAIN!
So long February we are ready to MARCH into the new month!
:: Our Month in 9 Squares ::
I love making creative Valentine’s Day cards with my daughter. It is a fun way for us to get crafty together and make something sweet for others. I appreciate any chance I get to teach her to give unto others. Last year we made Bracelet Valentines and this year we went with a bubble theme. All things girly over here, of course. Here is how we made our cute valentines, I hope you enjoy this bubbling-fun Valentine’s Day tutorial!
🌹Roses are red… and make a beautiful blooming bouquet!
Today I am sharing an easy tutorial on a unique blooming bouquet, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
With the help of three products you can take your Valentine’s breath away with this beautiful floral centerpiece.
The month of LOVE is upon us and you know what that means… time to dress up my GALentine’s!
I am CRAZY for these Valentine’s Day inspired looks from Crazy 8! Crazy 8 has the sweetest, and most love-inspired Valentine’s Day collection. Their lovely looks offer a collection of hearts, flowers and all the red and pink our little hearts desire. So much love was put into every piece and their looks are sure to be a hit this season.
I love giving gifts!!! But lets face it, this time of the year can get pretty pricy if you have to buy a gift for everyone you care about. That is why I am all about DIY presents. If you can buy in bulk and make multiple gifts at once, gifting doesn’t have to be exhausting or expensive. Remember, it’s not the cost of the item that makes it special, it is the thought and care behind the gift that really matters.
This Christmas “S’MORES In A Jar” DIY gift tutorial is perfect for anyone in your life that likes chocolate, campfire S’MORES or mason jars. It is easy to make, filled with yummy goodies and will bring S’MORE love to your Christmas season!
I don’t know about you, but thinking of a new and unique creative way to make a gift for a loved one for Christmas is exhausting! I love getting crafty, and putting my DIY-thinking cap on, but sometimes life gets in the way and we are too busy when it comes time to executing our amazing and complex ideas. If this hasn’t happened to you, that is amazing, but true confession… it definitely has happened to me! This time of year can be very overwhelming thanks to Pinterest. To help you out this year, I made an easy-to-do, very inexpensive and simple photo craft for all of the grandparents in our lives. Trust me, very little creative skills are needed for this one! I hope this adorable and easy-to-make tutorial brings you peace in this crazy-busy time and allows you to impress your loved ones. Are you ready to get crafty???
Every year we take the girls all dressed up in their matching Christmas dresses to Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop for their annual Christmas photo with Santa. Truth moment… every visit I hope for at least one crying girl; I adore a good cry face! This year proved to be almost identical to last year with an extremely sad face from my sweet 1.5 year old who still doesn’t love the idea of sitting on some strange man’s lap! And for the second year in a row, my four year old was beyond excited to greet Santa with a smile and proceed to tell him what she would like for Christmas. If you are wondering what she asked for, I learned that she wants purple glass slippers and a pink wand; good to know!
The way to my heart is through a personalized gift. I am all about the sentiment behind a well thought out and creatively unique gift. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, to me, it’s the little touches that go along way. So I have teamed up with Shutterfly, the master of everything personalized, to guide you through some of my favorite personalized gifts to help you give the gift of PERSONALIZATION this year! With Shutterfly, personalized gift giving is so easy and definitely the way to go this holiday season.
:: GIVE THE GIFT OF PERSONALIZATION WITH SHUTTERFLY ::