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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 […]

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Hey guys! I promise I will be back to posting semi-regularly soon.  There is so much happening that I am so excited to tell you about, but I just have been tied up.  To help tide you over though, here is some exciting news! Becky from Knock off Decor has featured Mason’s room!  Yay! How cool is that.  You can see her post here.  Don’t forget to follow her in your reader, there are constantly awesome ideas from all over the web! Tweet

Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Easter Plaque DIY

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I pretty much love all things Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids.  Sometimes I wish I could jump in the catalog and live on the pages.  The decor and furnishings are just so cozy!  What I do not love are the crazy price tags.  Most people that live in the real world can’t afford to buy every piece from them (and probably wouldn’t want to).  That’s why I love sites like Ana White’s and Knock off Decor.  They offer the Pottery Barn (and other brand names) look for less with building plans and tutorials. After perusing the new spring line […]

Asa’s First Birthday – How to save money on a kid’s birthday party.

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Goes to show how on top of things I am.  Asa celebrated his first birthday on June 5, 2009.  Turning one is quite a milestone in my book and I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a party fit for a one year old (and his friends since he wouldn’t remember any of it).  I started researching a few months prior and narrowing down my themes.  I wanted something cute and fun but not too old for him.  I finally settled on a bug theme birthday. Normally we would do the party at our house, but since our backyard […]

Invitations – Things to think about when doing invitations for a party.

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So what kind of invites do you want to send out?  It really depends on the feel of the party.  I’m always a big fan of using e-vite (being green!), but I do have to say, there is something about receiving an invitation in person or in the mail that is always a joy. There is so much you can do with invites.  You can wrap them in boxes and deliver them, create them to resemble your theme, the possibilities are endless. The thing to remember is that your invitations are the way people will find out about the party, so […]