Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Things have been hectic, as they often are this time of year!  I've been busy making and wrapping gifts and trying to make sure that the clients at my work have a wonderful Christmas.  So I do have good reasons for neglecting my poor blog, but I hope to be back soon with regular posts.  Until then, I hope everyone has a lovely holiday full of family, friends, and good cheer!

Image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shop Crush - Spun On Cotton

Thanks to Pinterest, I recently found this sweet little etsy shop full of lovely spun cotton art done by a very talented gal.  Spun On Cotton is full of ornaments and little one of kind pieces of art.  I may have ordered some Christmas gifts from the shop right away, so if you're on my list, do not go shopping for yourself until after December!  If you need some last minute ideas for me, though, shop away!

You can find all of the above items and more here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow Day

We tried to plan some fun advent activities outside of the home for Sundays this month, but the snowy weather meant we had to plan something fun to do inside.  We made ornaments, taught Oscar how to cut paper snowflakes, and kept warm with peppermint cocoa.  I wouldn't mind some more fun snow days!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Baby, it's cold outside!

We got our first snow of the season yesterday, so I've spent the last two days at home with the boys.  We've mostly stayed in our pajamas snuggled under blankets.  Today our house is filled with the smells of chili and baking brownies, because snow days call for good food!  We decorated for Christmas last week, but the snow has really put me in the Christmas spirit.  Here's a good old fashioned Christmas playlist to add to the mood!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday baking is off to an early start!

Oscar really loves making things, from crafts to baked goods.  He's definitely my creative little soul.  Our advent calendar is full of fun and easy projects, so he should be a happy boy.  We haven't actually gotten to the baking cookies activity, but Oscar has been wanting gingerbread for weeks now.  Who am I to deny a poor kid his gingerbread cookies?! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving Recap

We did things a bit different this year and celebrated with friends.  We had a delicious feast, the best company, and the sweetest hosts.  I am forever thankful to have such wonderful people in my life.  I was much too busy eating and chatting to worry with taking photos, but I did manage to snap a blurry picture of our amazing desserts!  I let Oscar use my Instax camera, so we have some great shots of the lemonade and terribly unflattering pics of everyone in attendance, but I won't share those.  I hope everyone reading in the states had a great holiday! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Favorite Christmas Song!

December is officially here and I am already seriously feeling the Christmas spirit!  We used the long weekend to decorate and I even started wrapping gifts.  I am way ahead of the game this year!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Enjoy this sweet video of lights synced to the best holiday song ever!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bless The Barges

I am really impressed by the community of Instagram users.  I have met so many sweet and amazing people who I now call friends.  One of those friends, Jaclyn, recently went through a really tough time.  Her husband was diagnosed with cancer.  After completing chemotherapy, he is doing well, but their family is left with the hefty medical bills that come with this type of diagnosis.  You can read more of the Barge's story here.  An auction of donated goods has been arranged to help raise money for the Barges and I was more than happy to participate!  The auction is happening tomorrow.  Sorry for the short notice!!  The auction will be on Instagram which can be viewed on mobile devices and online hereHere is a link to the sweet gal who has organized and will be hosting the auction.  Please check it out!  You can see some of the donated items by searching #blessthebargesauction.  Here is what I have put together to be auctioned off-