DIY 5 Minute Wreath

 Don't you love wreaths?  I want like 20 of them throughout my house.  I think every room needs a little bit of greenery and wreaths are so popular now.  They're not just on front doors these days.  They are on coat racks, mirrors, chalkboards, mantles, and window frames.  I love it!  Some wreaths can get really pricey though and I want to show you how I made these easy wreath in about 5 minutes!  All you need is a wreath and some fake greenery.  I got my wreath and greenery at Hobby Lobby (my favorite store).  I went when the wreath and the greenery were 50% off! If you don't know about Hobby Lobby, everything in the store goes on sale in a rotation.  If the wreaths aren't on sale one week, check the next week and they might be on sale!  Plus if you google "Hobby Lobby Coupon" there is a 40% off one item coupon that you can use every time you go!  OK enough about that... let's make this wreath!

Princess Valentines

I grew up a little Disney obsessed.  My sisters and I knew all the movies by heart.  We sang all the songs and we wore plastic tiaras and clopped around in dress up heels.  Disney princesses have a special place in my heart.  I know there is no shortage of Disney princess valentines out there but this is my version.  My simple, imperfect tribute to each of the princesses that I love.  

Lucy's Room and "I am a Child of God" Sign

I've wanted to work on my Lucy's room for a long time and I've finally made some progress that I want to share with you!  First, we got Lucy a new bed!  And by "new" I mean new for us.  I wonder how old it really is.  When I saw it on craigslist I was so excited.  Can you believe I scored this beautiful antique bed for $35?!  It pays off to be obsessive with your craigslist searches I guess.

My Word of the Year and My Top Posts of 2016

Sometimes putting away Christmas can be depressing. Winter feels like it will last forever without Christmas to cheer it up a bit.  This year I was so ready to put away my Christmas.  Down went the tree, ornaments, lights, and garland and I didn't even feel sad.  I'm so not a winter girl but I like January because it always feels like a fresh start, like anything can happen.

You might have seen other bloggers talk about their "word" for the new year.  Basically you pick one word that describes what you want to focus on in the new year or what will inspire you.  Last year I decided my word was "NEW".  Why?  Well we had just moved into our NEW house, had our brand NEW baby, got a NEW car, started getting to know our NEW neighbors and church members...etc.  You get the idea.  I've seen so many people gripe about 2016 but it was really good to my little family.  I'm so excited for this year though because unlike last year when we were really just settling in and taking our first wobbly steps as new homeowners, this year I really want to make some progress.  The word I've chosen for 2016 is "GROWTH". I want to grow as a mother.  I want to teach and laugh and play and inspire.  I want to really breathe in each precious second I get to spend with my babies. I want to grow as a wife.  Be there for him, listen to him, understand him better than I ever have.  I want to grow as a blogger/Etsy shop owner.  If you're a blogger than you know that blogging is HARD.  It is so easy to get sucked into the whirlpool of comparing yourself to those bloggers you want to be like and feeling yourself sink lower and lower until you don't even want to try anymore.  This is a daily struggle for me.  Sometimes my inner voice can be a real jerk and I can't tell you how many times I considered throwing in the towel.  I keep going because this is what inspires me and makes me truly happy.  To go totally cheesy on you... my heart is totally in-sync with Hillary Swank in P.S. I Love You when she says "My business is to create."  My little blog might not be making much money or be as beautiful as the bloggers I obsessively follow but it's my own little piece of the internet and each year I get better.