american flag wreath

July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you’re all celebrating right now with a cocktail in one hand and a burger in the other!  Baby girl and I whipped up a little Independence Day wreath last week and even though no one is going to be doing any last minute diy’s right about now, I still…

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a red, white and blue table for the 4th

June 28, 2016

July 4th is right around the corner (can you believe it?!) but I’ve had red, white and blue on the brain for a while now.  While I typically don’t ever gravitate toward red in my decor or design, I love it in a muted shade to accompany classic blue and white for summer and, especially,…

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7 fab christmas gift ideas that won’t break the bank

December 16, 2015

I had high hopes for posting a bunch of holiday gift guides but I’ve been so overwhelmed with trying to figure out what I’m getting my own family and friends that it’s just not going to happen this year.  I think Christmas is the perfect time to get carried away wasting money on things that…

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our christmas decor + the one finger rule

December 14, 2015

Hello, hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It was 75 degrees and sunny here so we spent almost all of ours outside, but I did manage to snap a few (hundred) photos of my Christmas decor before my greens are completely fried!  Every year I swear I’m never buying the real stuff…

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christmas bar set up

December 10, 2015

If ever there was a time to have a makeshift bar set up in your home, I say Christmas season is it!  We have friends and neighbors dropping in all the time and having a little well-stocked bar in a corner somewhere has been a great and festive way to welcome everyone!  I don’t have…

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christmas gift guide 2015: for the hostess

December 4, 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I hadn’t meant to stay away from the blog so long but it was just way too hard prying myself away from the hubby (who is home from deployment finally!) and my little miss!  With the holiday season already in full-swing, it’s time to get moving on…

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flowers for mom

May 4, 2015

Mother’s Day is less than a week away!  In case you missed my gift guide last week, there’s still time to order something special for your momma, but if you’re short on time or ideas, flowers are always a great option – especially when they’re presented in a gorgeous vessel!  As much as I love…

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mother’s day gift guide 2015

April 29, 2015

Now that I have my own munchkin, Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate!  And not just because of the gifts (although, of course, they don’t hurt!)  If you’re looking for something special for yourself, your momma or any of the lovely ladies in your life with littles of their own, I…

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easter weekend

April 6, 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  I hadn’t meant to leave the blog hanging all last week, but things have been hella crazy; any and all free time went to wrapping up a few e-designs for two clients and I felt guilty blogging while trying to finish up their boards, but thankfully I’m…

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snippets of christmas around here

December 19, 2014

Simple has been my motto for Christmas decorations the last few years.  Last year, I was 50% effaced and 2 cm dilated two and a half weeks before Christmas and, because I worked right up until then, I had to punch it into high gear to get the house decorated in case she arrived early. …

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