Thursday, December 18, 2008

Getting Ready...

I made my own Christmas tags this year... I'm sick of those cornball stick-on tags. This project took a cheap box of office store tags (and I like the old-time office-y look), some stamps I got at the new Atlanta Paper Source, and a little red ink pad. And it took about 15 minutes. And if you know our family, this pile won't be enough...

If you don't want to make your own tags, but want something really cute and unique, you can download these free printables and either adhere them to tags like the ones above, or just cut them out and stick them to your packages. I especially love the snow bunny.

Image courtesy of Ohdeedoh

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Card Rejects

I took 274 pictures (so far) for our Christmas card and didn't get one worthy yet. Christmas is less than two weeks away so I need to figure out something fast. Although I didn't get the perfect shot yet, I did get tons of cute ones. Forget about getting one of Jane and Kate together...I've decided separate shots is the way to go this year. Anyway, I thought I'd share some of the reject shots with you.

Do you like all the needles on the (just vacuumed) carpet from our dead-one-day-after-purchased tree? And the extension cord spaghetti visible in the background?

Or how about the random fallen ornament/pacifier/two year-old's bracelet in the background of this shot??? Lovely.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sugar Shack

When my mom was in town a few weeks ago, we were shopping and I spotted these adorable illuminated cardboard houses at Pottery Barn...for $70. Yes, I said they were cardboard. Anyway, I turned to my mom and said, "ya know, I could make that."

So I bought this cardboard cottage at Hobby Lobby for $2.40.

And with some paint, glitter and some other fun things in my stash, I turned it into this for my sweet niece, Holly, who turned one on Saturday. Complete with a hand dyed pink bottle brush tree and a sweet snowman in the front yard. You can't see it in the picture, but I also added a little light inside ($3) just like the stupidly expensive Pottery Barn one has. And mine is cuter, right???

A little doormat embroidered with Holly's name...

And here she is, the beautiful birthday girl. Happy Birthday, Holly!

Friday, December 5, 2008


Not that I need something else to eat up my time, but here I am, starting a blog. You know, so I can avoid laundry and cleaning and other sad tasks while my kids are napping...and so I can post pictures of those two cuties. So anyway, this is us...

The three girls:

The guy (John):

My hometown:

John's hometown:

Our home together (Atlanta)

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