Well, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! How was everyone’s Christmas/Holiday break? We did a whole lot of eating, hanging out with family, eating, watching TV, eating, taking naps, and then some more eating. HA. I mean it isn’t the holidays if you don’t eat a lot right?? =)
But somewhere in the middle of all of that, we managed to knock out a little DIY that I’ve been dying to do to our master bedroom! If I could explain my elation about this, I would. I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am that this is the project we managed to get done over the holiday break!! I’ve been wanting to do something to the horribly ugly back wall behind our bed because I detest that awful paint color our home came with. *barf* What’s worse you ask? IT’S ALL OVER MY HOUSE!!! #killmenow
We are a week away from Christmas and all that means is that things are getting crazier and hectic! YIKES. Lots of holiday shopping, parties galore, and stress! The last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to fancy up your table for Christmas/Christmas Eve dinner. Am I right? You want it to look beautiful of course, but let’s be real. Keeping it simple is something everybody can get on board with given everything else we need to worry about!
My friend was hosting a little girls night out ornament exchanged and asked me to come up with name place cards, and I know I wanted to create something that was easy, inexpensive, and potentially something that was going to look good no matter how the table was decorated!
I’m pretty sure I have a black thumb, which is obviously a terrible way to start this post given its about gardening… But I’ll go ahead and continue anyhow…Not sure where I got it considering that my mom has a pretty green thumb…I’m guessing gardening is not a hereditary trait. HA. Buttttttttt, because I’ve been doing whole 30 and just trying to eat cleaner, I’ve been using a ton of herbs for making my meals! I’ve even been adding mint and lemon to my water just to switch it up sometimes instead of plain ol’ boring water!
I can hardly believe that Christmas is 6 days away! December has been flying by and I truly hate that this month is disappearing so quickly. I love this time of the year, and especially decorating my house! The kids faces light up the minute the trees and all the twinkling lights turn on in the house, and it’s literal magic to see them get so excited. I used to love this time of year when it was just us, but now that my babies are here. Oh man. There’s something extra extra extra special that happens when your little ones are around during the holiday time! Experiencing the holiday spirit through them has been one of the best things ever! This year especially as Aria understands more and more!
Nonetheless, here’s a little mini tour of our home this year!
Today is the last day of summer! My favorite season of the year arrives tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited! Pumpkins, cooler weather, hot coffees instead of iced ones if you’re down here with me in Texas, jeans, boots, scarves, and the list goes on and on! I literally get that fuzzy feeling this time of year!
This summer was a tough one to say the least. It was one for the books but hard as HELL. I almost think this summer was harder than last year even though I had a newborn. Newborns are a lot easier than a wobbly toddler! Figuring out activities for a 2.5 year old and a 1 year old who toddles everywhere is no easy feat, especially when for the last two months, the temps have been consistently in the high nineties, if not 100 degrees. I’d literally step outside, and just melt. Finding indoor activities are a challenge as well, since the big kids are out of school and they dominate all indoor playgrounds.