DIY Fourth of July Craft

Anyone else feel like the patriotic decor selection is lacking this year? A few years ago, I hit the jackpot at Joann Fabrics so I have a some stuff stocked up, but this year, I’d like more to fill some space on our shelves or to place outside. Because it’s been difficult for me to find […]

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DIY Children’s Crate Bookshelf

I’ve mentioned in posts before that we didn’t find out the sex of our daughter before she was born, which meant buying neutral everything leading up to her birth. We didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about nursery themes because we agreed early on “adventure” was the way to go. We’re huge fans of […]

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Easter Cupcake Toppers

Carrot cake and I are always good friends this time of year. It’s one of the cakes I truly enjoy, especially with cream cheese frosting. Due to my obsession, I find myself always making some sort of carrot cake dessert Easter weekend, and this year I plan on making carrot cake cupcakes. I found a really […]

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DIY Easter Egg Hunt Kit

I can’t believe our daughter is old enough to be running around already. It seems like just yesterday we were trying everything we could to get her to crawl. Cue my ugly crying face… Now that she’s experienced all of the holidays at least once, I’ve enjoyed looking back on all of her “firsts” when each […]

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Essential Spring Outdoor Antiques

It was in the sixties here on Saturday (a rare occurrence these days), so we tried our best to stay outdoors. I went on a very long walk with our daughter, where she collected about a tree’s worth of sticks, and in the afternoon we jogged to the downtown area in our town. It was a breath […]

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My Daughter’s Greatest Role Model

I’ll start this off by saying this is a brag post, but I swear, it’s more than well-deserved and for the right reasons… At the age of 18 (going on 19), I met my soul mate. Throughout high school, I knew who he was, but didn’t think he ever noticed me. Turns out, he did […]

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Spring Home Decor Inspiration

This Monday marked the first official day of spring which means cool weather, flowers blooming, Easter celebrations and birds chirping when the sun comes out. I love the light, floral atmosphere that the season brings, and definitely enjoy incorporating that into our home decor. As always, I used a mix of items I found at […]

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Garden Party Menu

Can you tell I love to reminisce about our daughter’s first birthday party? I hope these posts aren’t too repetitive or annoying, but I wanted to share everything consecutively and each post reminds me of another element of the party I enjoyed putting together. Check out my initial post on how the theme and party […]

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Garden Party: Outdoor Decorations

We live in an area surrounded by trees and have a creek that runs through our backyard, and because of this, our yard is very “one with nature”. When thinking through themes for our daughter’s first birthday, a garden/flower theme sparked my interest; I envisioned turning our backyard into a rustic tea party with white […]

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Garden Party First Birthday

Having a child definitely makes life more magical and both my husband and I agree that seeing her eyes light up when she sees or experiences something for the first time is the coolest thing ever. After witnessing this so many times, I’ve made a promise to myself to make all holidays, birthdays, seasonal activities, […]

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