Book Club + Life + printable / Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017

December Book Club Art

December Book Club Art

It’s mid-December, readers! Can you believe it? What do you think of The Crossroads of Should and Must? Did you read it in one sitting like me? 🙂 Has this been the last (or first) push in the right direction for you to accomplish a life-long dream? We hope so! Here are some questions to think on as you sip your hot chocolate or eggnog over the holidays, and check out this month’s printable quote and bookmark by Marisol Ortega! Read on →

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Design + Life / Monday, 18 Dec 2017

Journals for mommy and baby

Journaling for baby and mommy

My co-workers recently surprised me with a gift, a childhood Promptly Journal for my upcoming baby. They know me so well. I’ve been an active documenter since I was young, which probably explains how I grew into being a full-time blogger. I have scores of journals at my parent’s house detailing the (I’m sure boring) details of my life growing up. It was a time without Internet and social media so everything was written by hand and looking back, it was quite therapeutic and a great way to capture my thoughts and close out the day. Not a single day would go by without writing at least “too tired to write tonight. more tomorrow”. At least it kept me consistent!

Though I’ve been out of the loop of actively handwriting my thoughts in a journal for quite some time now, no doubt thanks to this here blog, I’ve recently taken it up again now that I’ve got a major life change ahead with the new baby next month and all the adorable baby books are too cute to pass up. With the journal from my ladies, I’ve also come across a few other baby books and journals for baby/mommy that I’m also stoked about and I thought you might also be interested in some beautiful and practical ways to document your little one. Take a look at them below!  Read on →

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Design + Life + Projects / Friday, 15 Dec 2017

Bringing the Outdoors into our mountain home with our New Flooring

Before and after transformation using Pergo laminate flooringDum, da da dum! Oh, you guys, I’m so thrilled to reveal the new flooring in our house. It’s been a long time in coming and there’s so much to say about it. We partnered with Pergo flooring to make it happen and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. Here’s how the story goes. Read on →

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Crafts + holiday + Projects / Thursday, 14 Dec 2017

Mid-Century Heirloom Nativity

Nativity scenes are one of those quintessential Christmas decor items I feel like I need, but always have a hard time finding one that I like! Stockings fall into that same category, but I’ll have to wait until next year to tackle that project. For this Mid-Century Heirloom Nativity I was inspired by a set my mom created when she was young. She used a variety of wooden spindles and finials that she collected and painted them in fun bright tones (it was the 60s after all). I haven’t been able to locate them in our storage at my parents house for years otherwise I’d love to show you her version. For our version we added additional wooden elements to create the exact shapes we wanted. Add some detail with acrylic paint and they’re transformed into a beautiful nativity that you can pass down for generations to come! The best part is scavenging for the materials and creating the figures from the treasures you find; the possibilities are limitless. That said, we link to the specific ones we bought so you can recreate it yourself!

See the full how-to for the Mid-century Heirloom Nativity  

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DIY + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017

Swans a Swimming Tablescape

Swans a swimming tablescape

The Christmas fanatic inside of you has been dying to create this Swans a Swimming Tablescape! Is there a more iconic Christmas song than The Twelve Days of Christmas? It also happens to be the one that gets stuck in my head more than any other song, but what can you do? We wanted to create a tablescape appropriate for the holidays but on the more untraditional side of things, AKA no red, white, or green. So using The Twelve Days of Christmas song as our inspiration, we give you the Swans a Swimming Tablescape! A paper swan nestled on a bed of greenery and paper flowers along with more swans a’ swimming in the form of printable name tags and a DIY swan!

Swans a swimming tablescape

Learn to make the Swans a Swimming Tablescape after the jump!

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