Are you a lover of all things wine? Do you find yourself excited by the idea of theme related nooks within your home? Do encouraging quotes inspire you? Are eclectic and farmhouse inspired vibes your go-to decorating style? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you are not only my kind of person, but you may also be intrigued by my wine themed nook nestled within my dining area!
The truth is, we can try to do it all. We can try to be that mythical "super mom" until we reach that final straw and we burn out. And as ironic as it may be, it is usually the smallest thing that puts us over the edge. I once had a complete meltdown because the tab on the diaper I was changing broke. Of course it had nothing to do with the tab, but I had reached my boiling point. And once we do burn out and hit that metaphorical boiling point, even the "best" moms become useless to their children.
Having dedicated our oldest daughter just two years prior, we knew that our minister would deliver a heartfelt and personalized dedication speech in honor of our daughter. Afterwards, all of our loved ones would reconvene at our house for a celebratory lunch and party. As wonderful as this day was the first time around, if I could have changed one factor, it would have been allowing our closest loved ones in attendance to have had a larger role in blessing our baby girl. This was when a "balloon prayer party" came to mind!
When my oldest daughter was around six months old, she began to sit independently. As wonderful as it was to witness her meeting a new milestone, I very quickly learned that this new skill came with its own set of obstacles. No longer was my little lady content to play with her infant toys.
I love to not only simplify everyday life, but also to personalize whenever possible. This is why when it came time to decorate our bar area... I knew I wanted to create a personalized menu! This look allowed me to stick to my rustic theme, while also incorporating practicality into my overall design.
More times than not, moving is an emotional time. You are leaving behind a home that often times has many memories tied to physical objects. Within those walls you may have brought your child home from the hospital. On that staircase, your teenager may have posed for their high school dance portraits. In that backyard you may have celebrated your retirement party. Whatever the association, the physical appearance of the front of that home may forever hold a special place in your heart. Or at least I knew this was the case for my family...
Are you a book lover? Or perhaps just love the classic look and simplicity of a crisp page within a novel? Then I have a project for you! This fun and easy craft is not only a perfect way to express your love for all things books, but also is a unique and classic way to decorate!
You've likely heard that someone is more prone to complete tasks if they are written down. Easy to see, easy to remember, easy to cross off... makes perfect sense. You've also likely heard (or experienced) that there is something very gratifying about being able to physically cross off a completed task. These well-known facts have led to the ever popular, TO-DO List.
January is almost here! (How is that even possible?!) Do you have your calendar printed and ready for your most organized year yet? If not, do not fear because I have created FREE monthly calendar printables for you to enjoy! This year I have designed two sets of calendars-- black & white and watercolor themed.
Staying true to my organization resolution (yes, I know it is isn't even the New Year yet, but I can start early... can't I?!) I have created a printable that will (hopefully) help both you and me stay organized for the year ahead. Is it just me, or do you have difficulty remembering all the important dates in your life as well?