Monday, February 16, 2015

Belated Christmas Morning 2014 Recap :)

Welp, we just celebrated Valentine's Day 2015, so I feel as though it's an appropriate time to put up my Christmas 2014 recap ;)  

We spent a relaxing morning at home...Hallie slept until 9:30 (we had to wake her up!!!) while Cory and I filled her stocking, made breakfast and enjoyed strawberry grapefruit mimosas.  Hallie asked Santa for princesses, a magic wand and Hello Kitty.  We feel like Santa came through pretty well.  He probably felt obligated since this year Hallie was actually a fan.  As opposed to the last two years when she screamed at the sight of him.  Hallie visited Santa twice this year - once at a private party and once at the Omaha Children's Museum.  Both times she was excited to see him and the second time she told him she loved him.

I set my camera on auto mode so I could just snap away and enjoy the moment instead of nitpicking eat shot...relaxing :)

Enjoy the video and pictures!!! 

Tree trimmed and stocking stuffed
Lilly waiting for Sissy to wake up so the fun can start
Still snoozing at 9:30 am!!!
Magic wand as requested!!!!
Hello Kitty as requested
More HK paraphernalia
Stamp set for our little crafter

Opening her big present from Mommy and Daddy
7 Disney princesses!!! *Please note that at the time this blog was posted, Lilly had already dismembered and destroyed ALL the princesses...grrr.
Keeping with our Christmas morning breakfast tradition - French toast Rudolph :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Bright, modern & colorful gallery wall

In our last house, I put together a somewhat formal gallery wall above our stairway.  I loved it and it definitely fit the look of that house.  But our new house is much smaller, less formal and more modern, so I wanted to do something different (plus, the new owners of our old house liked the gallery wall so much that they bought it from us).  This new gallery wall has somewhat of a "scrapbook" feel which I really like and is full of bright pops of color - much like our new house.  Once again, I relied on Target and Hobby Lobby as my primary sources for frames and objects :)  I hope you enjoy this one as much as the last one (which was pinned several thousand times)!  Once again, source list is at the bottom of this page AND you can grab the pin here.


Wall color - Sherwin Williams Light French Gray (SW 0055)

Green and blue multicolored frame - Target (discontinued)

Large white frames with white mat - Target (photo by Lia Larson)

Turquoise frame - Target (discontinued)

Silver "J" - Sugarbakers (store is now closed)

Best Day Ever canvas -  Target (currently availble in store only)

3 pack of gold dipped Sea Urchins - Target (also available in store)

Abstract painting - DIY by Hallie for Cory last father's day :)

Silver "C" and "N" - Garden Ridge

Ampersand - ???

Humingbird plate - Anthropologie (got it in store on clearance Dec. 2014)

White leaf frame - Target (discontinued)

Believe in the beauty of your dreams framed print - Target (in store only)

Gold "J" - Hobby Lobby (in store only)

We're So canvas - Hobby Lobby (in store only)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Project 356 | 2015 | Day 7

1/7/15: 5 degrees outside and snuggly inside.  Playing with Play-doh and staying in our jammies.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Project 356 | 2015 | Day 6

1/6/15: "Tea for three."  With temperatures dropping, our new nightly ritual is hot chamomile with raw honey and cinnamon before bed.  Even Hal gets her own cup :) 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Project 356 | 2015 | Day 4

1/4/15: Coldest day of winter so far and Hallie insisted on going outside with Daddy to shovel.  Despite being very bundled up, she only lasted about 5 minutes in the 5 degree weather.  She looked at her gloves and started crying because her poor little fingers were so cold :(
Mommy made it all better with snuggly jammies and homemade hot chocolate :)

Project 356 | 2015 | Day 3

1/3/15: Hallie and Daddy unload the dishwasher after breakfast

Friday, January 2, 2015