Sunday, December 26, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree :)

So here is our tree :) $15 cut down by my husband!
this year was quite the experience :) it included a flashlight because we didn't make it until sunset, sinking shoes in mud...and wet feet for both us :) BUT we got our tree, the perfect tree I think!

I can't believe it is already our second Christmas together as a married couple! I love him so much! He is a such a blessing, so patient and!

And here is the beautiful fully decorated tree! It took us two days to get it completely decorated, we trimmed it and put the lights and topper on the first day, and then all of the ornaments the next day. All while watching Holiday Inn and drinking peppermint hot cocoa!

I decided to try and make something festive with the leftover clippings from the tree, and I'm pretty happy with the way that it turned out! :)

*Ta - Da!!!*

Friday, November 26, 2010

bright colors are happy :)

When I saw this mirror it was love at first sight, thank you class act boutique :)
Then I was finally inspired to start my next project: decopage!

This was fun, but more work than I realized! but the next piece took the most work of all:

My husband painted this poppy for me based on a picture I found online, can you believe it? I love it!! He did an amazing job :) I could never do anything like that.

and all together you get this!

piece by piece it's coming together :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

welcome :)

I have wanted to do something to our entryway/apartment porch for a long time.
I had a idea in my head and I'm really excited to see it coming together!
I bought this chair at a yard sale...sanded and painted it!
Bought the watering can at Joanns
and the doormat was a splurge from my new favorie store:
Class Act!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

my favorite little fair & rodeo :)

Jackson doing the tractor pull...he made it all the way the first time!

Jaden was a little shy, but the second time he went out and did it!! (more than I can say about myself when I was his age...I was so proud of him!)

Brothers :)

Baby animals at the cute! Jaden loved the bunnies he wanted to look at them all two times!

The boys each got to pick one ride...Jackson picked the big slide

Jaden picked the flying ride lol (can't remember the name)

and I got my elephant ear!! I can't tell you how long I have been waiting for this!

more fair food...fries, soda, taco salad...!

family :)

happy girl!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

home sweet home :)

this is our cozy apartment as of may 2010...and i hope to have the updated pictures posted sometime next weekend :) I love our home!

most rooms are the same, but there are some great new additions thanks to the completion of several summer projects :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

love this

Did I ever show you my beautiful locket?

I love it :) Justin gave it to me for my birthday! we found it on etsy and I love it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

*Cute Cards* and *kind words*

Have you ever been into card making? I remember when I was in elementary school and my mom and all the ladies from church would get together for big stamp parties from companies like Dots and stampin' up. Well anyways my mom still has a ton of her stamping stuff and she doesn't use it all that often any more so i borrowed it! It's been such a fun thing to do plus it saves me so much money on buying cards for birthdays and weddings. Here are a few of the cards I made over the summer...

I'm trying to use up the rest of my paper and make as many cards as I can because the next time we get together I'm giving the stamping supplies back to my mom.

Since I've been making the cards I've sort of been re-inspired to take time to write to people. I easily take for granted how encouraging a kind note can be to someone...and it really doesn't take that much time and in this case any money! Plus Christ calls us to encourage one another and build each other up! I want to be better at this...I hope you have a wonderful Thursday! :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

4 musts to make cooking fun :)

an adorable apron! *if you feel cute cooking is more fun* Thank you Jennie :)

Pink Sparkly Spatulas :)

Great Cookbook for everyone! (doesn't hurt that its pink!)

and I just had to put this picture up because how cute is my recipe box? My sister made it for me!! She bought a wooden box at Michaels and decopaged it! I love it! Plus she filled it with some of our favorite recipes from our childhood!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

love the color white :)

I finally found the white shutters and old window I've been looking for!! plus + bonus: an adorable white flower headband from nordstrom!!! love it...! :)

Thank you God for the beautiful flowers and colors you made!

Matthew 6:25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Seattle in the Summer :)

some pictures between the three visits we've made to Seattle this summer :)

I love him!

A beautiful skyline....the picture doesn't even come close to the real thing!

Go Mariners!!

The best Clam Chowder--ever :)!

Pretty Pikes Place flowers!

Justin bought me a Dahlia :)

The original Starbucks in Pikes Place since 1971!