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merry christmas

    So here we are : just one week until Christmas. It seems like the lead up takes forever, and then suddenly it is upon us. My babes are nearly out of school and we are looking forward to a nice Christmas vacation spent with family,… Continue Reading…merry christmas

    the nutcracker

      I took my boys to see Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker for the first time this year. We went with a group of friends and cousins and it was the perfect way to start our Christmas season. I love this production – it is a… Continue Reading…the nutcracker


        This season leading up to Thanksgiving is one of my favorites.  If there is anything I’d like to be, it is thankful, and so I love the idea of expressing our gratitude both in spoken and written word. I have created a set of cards… Continue Reading…thankfulness

        q & a a day

          I bought myself a new book last week.  It is for sure a new favorite. The book is called Q & A a day and has a year’s worth of questions to answer for five consecutive years. I love the concept. As my real life… Continue Reading…q & a a day


            This past weekend I took a whirlwind vacation to the gulf coast. My college girls like to get together once a year, trading off between where each of us currently live. This year one of our friends has just moved to Niceville, Florida {yes, it… Continue Reading…florida


              Today I have three things to talk about. Each has a little something to do with flowers. Thing One: Meet the Butterworth family {how cute are they?!} I went to college with both Jesse & Marisa {Azusa Pacific University, in case you’re curious} and have… Continue Reading…bloom

              valentine goodie bags

                My friend Rae : she’s amazing. I’ve talked about her on here plenty of times and will continue to showcase her talent because : she’s amazing. Look what she came up with this time: Valentine goodie bags + stickers. You can select from her adorable… Continue Reading…valentine goodie bags

                gift wrap love

                  Among other godly virtues like compassion and patience {you know, important things}, I’m pleased to see that my baby girl is also developing a passion for paper.   So maybe she is more interested in gumming it, waving it aimlessly and tearing it to pieces,… Continue Reading…gift wrap love

                  silhouette tutorial

                    We all love a good silhouette. Especially of sweet little faces.  So {as promised} I’ve put together a tutorial on an easy way to make one.  Now, easy may be relative so bear with me.

                    But first, a little silhouette inspiration:

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                    Blue-Painted-piece image


                    decor pad

                    Feeling inspired?

                    Here we go :

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