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Meet Penelope...

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wow, December already? I can't believe how fast time is going by. So to kick of the holiday season, we decided to "adopt" Penelope the Elf. I know you've probably seen this done a million times but WE just had to do it! :) Are any of you doing it? Follow Penelope's adventures on my instagram!
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Thirfty Thursday Week 11

Thursday, November 29, 2012


It's finally time to share my recent finds with you! I hope you guys have been busy thrifting!
Don't forget Thrifty Thursday will also be live next Thursday! You can always link up old posts as well!
Happy Thursday!

This link party was created to bring together all of you thrifty bloggers! So link up with your blog post showing your recent thrifted finds! 









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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


The minute Thanksgiving was over we rushed to get into the Christmas spirit. I'm so excited for this Christmas, it's the first of many with our little family of four. 






Don't forget Thrifty Thursday is this Thursday! 

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Do it yourself Monday- window make-over

Monday, November 26, 2012

This weeks project is a window make over. Remember my garage sale find I showed you all a few weeks ago? (See it here) Well it really came in handy. I was looking for a way to hang up our Christmas stockings and I even thought about making a mantle, but that would of been too much work. So, instead I came up with this idea. Super easy and it will have many more uses in the future other than hanging stockings. 

What I used 
Chalkboard paint (I used this one here)
Paint brush
Painters tape
Old window

1.Use some painters tape so you don't accidentally paint on the wood. 
2.Paint
3.Let dry
DONE 

BEFORE


AFTER



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Life according to instagram


Saturday, November 24, 2012











1.2.3.4 THRIFT STORE FINDS 5. SOPHIA MODELING HER NEW HEADBAND I PURCHASED FROM AUTUMN 6.ME & SOPH THANKSGIVING NIGHT 7. AWESOME BRANCH PENCILS I PURCHASED AT MARSHALL'S 8. MAKING CRANBERRY & PECAN PIE 9. SOPHIA'S OOTD 10. SOPHIA'S OOTD 11. THRIFT STORE FINDS. 

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Sophia's Nursery Make-Over

Wednesday, November  21, 2012

I've been really slacking on re-decorating Sophia's nursery. But this weekend I finally got some stuff to get started. Here's a little board I created for some inspiration. I can't wait to have it finished!
 I hope it's done by the end of the year. 


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Do it yourself Monday- Thanksgiving Decor

Monday, November 19, 2012


Another super easy and cheap project to brighten up your walls for the Holidays or Thanksgiving I should say. This cost me under $10 dollars. And although I don't have a step by step photo tutorial I'll do my best to describe the process. 

Branch- I got from my back yard. I got rid of any critters it might of had by placing in in the tub with super hot water, some bleach and left it for 45 min. 

Leaf garland- very easy to make! I used felt that I purchased in Joann for .33 a piece. I then traced leaf patterns, cut them up and sewed the with yarn. If you don't have a sewing machine you can easily stitch them together. I used this tutorial here  for inspiration.  

Banner- For the banner I used burlap, which can be purchased at any fabric store. I got mine at Joann's for around $4 a yard. (if you have a smartphone be sure to download there app, they always have coupons) I used the same felt for the garland and made my own stencil letters, simply find a font that . you like, (I use fonts that could be cut easily) and sew it to the burlap. As far as the burlap goes you can cut it many different shapes. Check these out here. And that's it! Easy right?

(I just came back from Joann and bought all the table decor for 70% off)


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Birthday Giveaway Part 2

A couple of days ago the first part of my birthday giveaway ended, now it's time for part 2!! I've been planning this for some time now and I'm glad I can finally show you all I have for you. I've shopped at all of my favorite stores, so each and everything in the giveaway reflects me. I want as many of you to win so each thing will be won by different people. Good luck to everyone and thank you so much for all the birthday wishes!! 
*Amelie is a french film with English subtitiles 
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Do it yourself Monday-Yarn wrapped frames and a book swap


Monday, November 12, 2012

Hiya!! Sorry it's been a couple of days since my last post. Sophia has been keeping me pretty busy. I have an awesome, super easy tutorial for you all today! Lately I've been seeing a ton of things being yarn bombed and I think it it's so awesome!






 I only a have a few made but I plan on making more.
I'm not going to lie, this is a bit time consuming, but it's worth it! 

And now for the book swap. 
As you already know I'm down for swapping ANYTHING. It's such a fun way to meet new bloggers.
My partner was Stephanie from A Geek In Glasses. Unfortunately Hurricane Sandy prevented us from mailing each other our books, so we had to use Amazon to swap. One of my favorite books to date is Water for Elephants (a circus book) So she sent me this awesome book! I have yet to red it but I'm really looking forward to get started on it.


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