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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 […]

Where to Hang Your Stockings (When you don’t have a mantle)

Pottery Barn Engraved Photo Stocking Holder

Where do you hang your stockings when you don’t have a fireplace mantle? The last few years we have placed our stocking holders on a bookshelf that was out of the way and the boys couldn’t/didn’t get into. We use these stocking holders from Pottery Barn (I just love that we can change out our pictures every year! They were an investment, but I feel like they were worth it since we will be using them for the next 20- 50 years- once we get a house with a fireplace and mantle of course!) Another shot. Photo Credit: Pottery Barn This […]

A Vintage/Anthropologie Inspired Little Man Baby Shower

Fox Cake

I’m excited to share this vintage, Anthropologie, little man inspired baby shower with you all today! Back in April a sweet friend of mine was going to be having a baby boy. I wanted to help plan/style the party. Since Tish (my friend) is a lover of all things eclectic, and is a photographer, it made sense to combine the two loves and create this dessert table. We wanted to bring an indoor nursery outside and created a faux wall to help feature the desserts. We used family pictures, art, “G’ for baby Greyson, and a DIY deer head (my […]

My Cochlear Story: Part 1

I’ve had a hearing loss most of my life.  When I was one I had spinal meningitis and as a result of that (or the antibiotics) I lost half of the hearing in my left ear and some in my right.  When I was a freshman in high school, I was riding the bus to school and lost all of it in my right ear.  The doctors couldn’t explain what happened, so we tried different things to see if it would come back and nothing worked.  At the time, my parents had me tested to see if I would be […]

I’m on Sabbatical

Mason's Hair copy

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 We have had a season, let me tell you.  As some of you may (or may not know) we had a crazy busy year last year.  In particular, we had a crazy last few months.  Let’s just say, I am glad the season is over and we survived! In the last six (seven? It’s all a blur…) weeks, I have had major surgery (which, if you are a woman thinking of having a baby or are planning to have surgery at some point, get […]

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

Asa and Mason Christmas 2011

Happy New Year! So I have a handful of unfinished posts that never quite made it onto the blog.  Since they are outdated, I figured what better time to start fresh then the new year? There is a lot to look forward to in the new year, but the top ten things we are hoping to do this year/looking forward to: 1.  Fixing up the house and redoing some of our living spaces.  I’m excited to document it here with DIY projects and doing things budget friendly. 2.  Celebrating my boys birthdays.  Since they are 2 days apart it will […]