DIY Split Monogram Pillow

Christmas is coming and it’s coming fast!  We start our Christmas celebrations early in the month of December, as we live close to so much of our family….but at the same time, we can’t possibly have Christmas with everyone in one day.  So, the first celebration is at my grandma’s.  My grandma is one of those ladies who has everything, but I still love to give her something special for Christmas.  I decided to make her a Split Monogram Pillow, {Read More}

Frozen Themed Photo Shoot and Five Tips for Photographing Kids

Have you seen those cute princess themed photo shoot ideas on Pinterest?  If you haven’t, you need to search it in the Pinterest search box, and you’ll be given umpteen results to look at.  With my little girl just turning 6, and being still princess and Frozen obsessed, I decided to tackle a Frozen themed photo shoot as part of her 6th birthday photos I took of her.  Photographing kids in a themed photo shoot was easier, and more fun {Read More}

Festive Holiday Ornament Cards with Shutterfly

Thanks to Shutterfly for sponsoring today’s post.  All opinions are my own. We have had the best, warm, “un-fall like” weather around here!  It JUST turned cold this past weekend, and so I was able to take advantage of the warm weather and get some fall shots of my kiddos!  We headed out to a local park, and I started photographing them, in hopes of finding something cute and “Christmas card worthy”.  After two photo sessions, one for Natalie and {Read More}

Personalized Easter Baskets with Vinyl

Personalized Easter baskets are my favorite.thing.ever.  Love them!  I purposefully visit Target, the Dollar Tree, and other stores to find items that can be functional, unique, and personalized with vinyl.  My Silhouette Cameo never lets me down-and these Personalized Easter Baskets are the perfect project for beginning Silhouette and vinyl users.

Ten Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next Family Photo Shoot

So I had this grand idea.  I asked my friend, who also has a small photography business, to set up an outdoor session for us this past fall.  I was SO excited!  I started pinning ideas to my Photo Ideas Pinterest Board, and envisioned a fantastic photo session where everyone cooperated, and my kids looked darling…..and yes, most of that happened.  But not without some planning, thinking, and a little bit of stressing out.  This was our first, of what {Read More}

DIY Owl Valentines Using Silhouette Glitter

Glitter.  It is my favorite thing to craft with~next to ribbon.  This year for my daughter’s homemade valentines, we made them extra sparkly with some Silhouette Glitter.  That stuff is SO.MUCH.FUN!  I am so addicted.  It’s projects like this that make me so thankful that I have a girl to glitz things up. So this year, we took the Owl Valentine idea I had last year, and made them a bit differently.  Despite the fact that I tried to sway {Read More}

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Pretzels

Do you ever have a grand idea for a recipe, and it just goes out the window?  If not, you’re lucky.  That is sort of what happened when I saw these Double Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels on Pinterest.  Aren’t they impressive?  I was SO excited to make them for our Ladies Bible Study Cookie Exchange Party.  Appearing super easy, and having most of the ingredients on hand, I went out and picked up some sourdough pretzels.  As soon as I {Read More}

Sparkling Snowflake Front Door Wreath

Every year at Christmas, our house gets a nice little makeover.   We put up our gigantic tree in the living room, decked with white, red, and silver ornaments.  Then the upstairs tree goes up, with all the kid ornaments, as well as the sentimental ones.  The mantel is decked with the nativities, Christmas Village, and garland.  And then there’s the front door.  I LOVE making wreaths for our front door.  But, I like them to last awhile.  For Christmas, {Read More}

Chocolatey Christmas Trees

“I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Dollar Tree and Blueprint Social. The original ideas and opinions in this post are my own. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  As soon as Thanksgiving is over, our house and our focus shifts right to Christmas.  I put the finishing touches on our Christmas countdown, find a good hiding spot for the gifts, and get creative in the kitchen!  But with all of this excitement and {Read More}

DIY Christmas Ornaments Using a Silhouette Cameo

Have you seen those super cute vinyled ornaments on Pinterest?  I am sure you have~particularly if you are the proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo machine like I am!  I had seen some pop up in my Pinterest feed, and I wondered if it was really as easy as cutting some vinyl and putting it on a glass ornament.