Showing posts from February, 2013

St. Patty's Day Table

I enjoy bringing the holidays into our home. Some holidays I go a little crazier than others, but any excuse to decorate or get crafty, I'm in.

While St. Patrick's Day is not a huge celebration in our house, I still had to break out the green. I decided that I would limit the decor to our formal dining room table. Here is a snapshot of my St. Patty's Day table. Simple, but allows us to celebrate our Irish background (even if it is small).

PS. Be on the lookout for my St. Patty's Day wreath.

Cupid is Here ~ Valentine's Day 2013

I feel like Valentine's Day has been the longest day ever. Oh wait, it kind of was because our house has been celebrating our love for each other for the last 14 days. It's hard to believe that it's over in just a few hours. So I have quite a bit to share tonight. Let's start with the last two gifts I gave the Mister.

Day 13- You're My Super Hero

Day 14- Happy Valentine's Day "Life is Picture Perfect with You!"

I love Day 14's gift. I had so much fun making it for the Mister's office. He loved it also! Now fast forward to dinner time. Earlier in the week the Mister asked if I wanted to go out to dinner Valentine's Day. I quickly answered- NO! The last thing I want to do is go out to dinner ON Valentine's Day and be one of those crazy couples that waits for a table and over pays for dinner just because it's a Hallmark holiday. Plus there is the babysitting element and we have a ton in the coming months and I didn't want to waste an…

Days 9-11 of 14 Days of Valentine's Series

As I mentioned in my last post, next year, I will definitely prepare all 14 days ahead of time. Being that I am 27 weeks pregnant and have a two year old, I am quite tired these days. So I have decided to chalk up my procrastination to this. Hope you are having as much fun with this series as I am.

Day 9- You can count on Me when things get sticky.

Day 10- I love you a HOLE bunch! Source

Day 11- I'm Nuts About You! Source

 Just a couple of more days until Cupid officially strikes to spread some love!

Days 6-8 of 14 Days of Valentine's Series

Today is the half way mark in our 14 day series. The Mister has definitely enjoyed his daily little gifts. I have also enjoyed searching, shopping and putting together my treats for him. The last couple of days were a little tough, I actually fell behind and doubled up today's treats. Next year, my goal will be to prepare all 14 days in advance and not have the stress of making a trip to Target or Wal-Mart with kids to grab just one more thing... So here we go; below you will find days 6-8. ENJOY!

Day 6 - We're Mint To Be Source

Day 7- You Stole A Piece of My Heart Source
Day 8-Read My Lips Valentine, I Am YOURS! Source
Happy Gift Giving!

Day 5 of 14 Days of Valentine's Series

Day 5- You're Such a Cutie Source Thought I would go with something on the healthier for tomorrow. Found this idea on a blog called Tutto Bella. Now the Mister will have a mid morning snack that he can munch on at his desk. Better pack some napkins. These little guys are pretty juicy and can get messy.

Cupid Has Arrived

I pinned this yarn wreath over the holidays. My hopes were to actually make it mid January so we could enjoy it for a while (just took down my FSU rag wreath, a little overdue).  Better late then never and now I'll have it for years to come.

Source- I did my best to source this, however, the pin takes you to a picture on twitter. Couldn't find the original source, but wanted to at least let you know where I found it.

Since there were no instructions, I just winged it. Pretty simple.

- Foam wreath (size is personal preference.  he,he, i just laughed. I need to get my head out of the gutter.)
-Gray yarn (I have left overs if anyone wants.)
-Felt squares (I bought 4 which was way to much, but I wanted the different colors.)
-Heart stencil
-Glue gun
-Marker or inky pen for tracing
-Ribbon to hang

Making your wreath-
Step 1- Wrap your foam wreath with yard. I started by knotting the yarn and wrapping from there. I knotted it off when I finished as well.
Step 2- Cut…