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12 Days of Christmas and Other Fun Things

Homemade Christmas Advent Calendar

This year I thought it would be crazy  fun to do a “12 Days of Christmas” for my incredible hubby.  He’s been working so hard for our family and taking care of us all, I wanted to do something to show him how much I love him and what he means to me. So Tuesday night I wrapped everything/finished creating things, and put it under the tree. (Need some ideas or an explanation? Check out Passionate Homemaking.) Today was the first day. He opened his gift this morning. On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… […]

Christmas Traditions: Decorating Gingerbread Houses

Christmas 2012 Traditions: Decorating Gingerbread Houses

I big-ol-heart Christmas. The month of December is one of my favorite of the year. I love the food, the gift giving, the decor, and the traditions. (Of course I feel I should add- the bestest part of Christmas is Jesus!) Christmas at our house brings with it lots of traditions. Some of them are from our childhoods (like decorating houses!) and some of them are new ones that we started as a family. This year, since Greg was serving at the church all day Sunday, Asa and I decided to invite a friend and his mom to come decorate […]

Amy Atlas Featured My Skippyjon Jones Birthday Party!!!

Amy Atlas Feature

Amy Atlas featured my Skippyjon Jones Birthday Party! Oh man you guys. I am SO excited to share this with you. It’s been really hard to keep it a secret, but I now I can finally tell you! I submitted the boys Skippyjon Jones birthday party to the queen of dessert tables Amy Atlas, and they choose to feature my party! Whoo hoo!!! I would apologize for the overuse of exclamation points, but I’m that excited! Anyway, you can go check out the feature here. I’ll have more on the party up a little later today. YAY!!! Tweet

Skippyjon Jones Birthday Party

Skippyjon Jones bedroom

I am so excited to share todays Skippyjon Jones Birthday Party with you! We missed having a 3rd birthday for Asa (since my preggo belly was about to explode at any moment) so I started planning his 4th almost right away. After I got the pictures (from the lovely Courtney Miller), I knew I wanted to submit the party to Amy Atlas for a feature. (But first I had to get the guts to send it in!) So I finally did and now that she has featured it, I can post the details! A few years ago, a good friend […]

A Little Bit of a Rant

Carolina Island House

  Image Credit Sometimes I think I should have been born on the East coast. Up until recently (within the last 3 or so years), I didn’t know what made my heart sing in terms of home decor. Don’t get me wrong, I could look through catalogs and home decor magazines and see a lot of inspiring pictures, but I wasn’t able to pinpoint what it was that I loved. Enter in Pottery Barn and Pinterest. Pottery Barn has great stylists. Their catalogs are carefully crafted to make you want to buy an entire room- even if you don’t have […]

A little bit of news

QUALLS 2012-08-31

I wrote this back in August and it’s already October! I can’t believe it! I’ve decided to post it anyway because it will be good to catch you guys up. I realized earlier this morning I really miss blogging so I’m going to try and get back in the habit.  Anyway, Hopefully I can catch up on the list of blog posts I have soon! I love fall and have a ton of great family pictures to share soon! Anyway, enjoy the post you were supposed to read in August! 🙂 PS In case you didn’t hear, we are expecting […]