Saturday, January 9, 2016

Arm Knitting A Cozy, Chunky Blanket

I love those cozy, chunky blankets that I'm seeing in stores all over but their price tag is a bit much for this girl's wallet so I looked up tutorials on youtube to learn how to make one myself. I haven't tried it yet, but will be trying it this week while the kiddos are in school and the two younger munchkins are napping. I took the liberty in sharing it below incase anyone else has an itch to make one as well:) Enjoy!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Fall/Winter Peek

I wasn't active on the blog during the Fall or beginning of Winter, but I wanted to share a peek into my home & projects during the fall and early winter months.

Fall 2015

Autumn Mantel September-October (Halloween)
My mantel was featured on one of my favorite Blogger's page, :)

"Thankful" Placemat I turned into a pillow. 
-Can be found @

After Halloween we painted the dining room and went with neutral decor for Thanksgiving.
- Valspar Signature Woodlawn Colonial Gray

Winter (Christmas) 2015

Seven days before Christmas.
The Christmas pillow with the wagon & tree was another "placemat to pillow" project. 
-also found @

Our Christmas Tablescape.

I wish I would have had the time to post these projects and decorating ideas earlier but my new bundle of joy, Derick Jr., was born December 19th 2015. I was a busy mama the last few months, especially the last few weeks. Now we are all settled into a new routine with our new special gift:) Can't wait to share more of my decorating ideas and projects in this new year! Hope you liked it!

Fresh Start

My New Year's Resolution for 2016 is simple: 
Start Fresh. Live Happily. Stay Positive.

I made a long list of things I'd like to accomplish (or finish) this year. I read it over and decided to "crumple" it up and throw it away. I want a clean slate. You can't start fresh on anything without a clean slate, or in this case, an empty page. Don't get me wrong, I have so many projects I want to start, many places I want to see, and things I want to change about myself and my life. Though, I don't want to feel pressured by my own devices. I much rather wake up every single day and say, "Today I am going to be happy." 

One thing I did promise myself though, is to actually devote time to this blog. I want to use this blog as an outlet to express my love for design and let my creativity run wild. I am now staying home with my newest little darling instead of going back to work so I hopefully will make time for the blogosphere. I hope that anyone who reads this blog can join me in this journey to get inspired, motivated, or just simply share ideas with one another in bettering ourselves, our homes, and our lives:) 

Cheers! Here's to a fantastic fresh start in 2016 for everyone!