Thankfulness Thursday

Halloween flew by and I can’t believe it is already almost Thanksgiving and then Christmas! I was a little late getting up and taking down our Halloween decor and I am already excited about Christmas decor ideas. When I say “decor” I mean dragging out my more than needed craft boxes and talking my boys into making something crafty with me. Being the only girl in the house doesn’t get me a lot of craft time.

That being said I am not a fan of forgetting Thanksgiving and the boys and I will be working on our Thanksgiving banners this week to go along with our fall pumpkins and gourds around the house. I have started on a garland of fall leaves and plan to make a banner of notes we can each make with something we are thankful for. We have so many things to be grateful for and I want to take time with our boys to remember the big things and the little everyday things too.

Right now our house smells festive and amazing because of our dehydrated cinnamon apple chip fundraiser – I need to post about it soon, the project is going amazing!

What do you do at your house to remember the good stuff and show thankfulness?

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Valentine’s Day & Reason 11,438 My Hubs Is Awesome

I have always struggled with Valentine’s Day for many reasons, but that is not the reason for my post. My husband is wonderful and understands me so this year he got me my favorite flowers (Gerber Daisies) and a diamond…..for my nose. He pretty much always knows just the right thing to do. They boys both received some of their favorite snacks from Whole Foods so he did good all around.

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He gets me, supports me and thinks my quirks are cute. Love him!

 

 

 

 

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Memorial Day: Remembering the Fallen

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All that Glitters

We all need a little sparkle in our lives and some of us like a lot. Heather and I both love sparkle almost as much as we love Pinterest. Not only do we work together, she has been guest blogging here frequently and we are also cousins…..who used to dress like twins when we were younger (Heather is older by a few months in case you were wondering!)

Lately we have been using the “Secret Boards” on Pinterest to plan parties and share ideas. One our our boards is all about glitter and this week a group of local bloggers decided to put together a blog circle – Patty over at Fete has a great description if you haven’t heard of a blog circle until today. The blog circle is all about glitter so I thought we would join and do a fun, non-work related post about random glittery things that make us smile and share it with all of you.

 

The Good List : A Glam Holiday Guide
Our Top 10 List!

Hello, cupcake! Get in my belly!  This cupcake is so pretty and sparkly, wonder if it comes in gluten free?

How cute and easy to make are these? Add a little sparkle to your office with an easy DIY on thumbtacks.

 

A statement necklace can dress up any outfit and make it go from ok to a show stopper!

 

Toast to a fabulous New Year with this creative center piece to augment your fabulous food.

 

Essie polish is all the rage right now and we LOVE this easy way to dress your color up even more. Perfect for a holiday party or even for Valentine’s!

 

What is better than one statement necklace? How about two? We couldn’t decide between the two necklaces so we had to post both. New Year’s Eve party here we come!

 

Start off your mini me’s glam girl training with ADORABLE sparkly shoes.

 

Every woman needs a LBD. Fun to wear and a girls best friend this is a sparkly take on a traditional favorite for wearing to a Christmas party, ringing in the New Year or even Valentine’s Day.

 

Last but not least these shoes would make anyone feel like Cinderella for a day. A girl can dream right?

 

We hope you enjoyed a few of our favorite sparkly things, you can see more fun things on our (now public) board “All that Glitters“.

For the next post in the “circle” please check out Christina’s All that Glitters post over on her blog, Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget.

What was your favorite thing from the list?

 

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Holiday cards, Oh my!

Earlier this week my friend and awesome blogger Lisa at The Pennington Points invited me to join a group of mom bloggers for dinner (and ice cream). We had a great evening hanging out and discussing our Christmas traditions and plans.

We took lots of fun photos (you can check them out on Instagram and Twitter using the #cardworthy hashtag) and she brought sample cards from Shutterfly for us to look at. Now, I have known about Shutterfly for a long time – ordering a photobook from them has been on my “To Do” list – but I have never gotten around to ordering anything. I am now trying to decide which cute and fun Christmas cards to order once we take our Christmas photo this week.

Last year before Christmas (December 7th to be exact) I gave birth to The Bear and wasn’t up to planning photos. I dressed up the new baby in a fun outfit I received as a gift, had the pre-teen hold him in front of the tree and snapped a few photos with my Handsome’s fancy camera….on the auto setting of course since I am no photographer. They weren’t great, but I was proud of myself for taking the photos, having them printed and then signing, stuffing, addressing, stamping and mailing a TON of cards. Here are a few of those photos.

Shutterfly has a family photo site with tips for getting a holiday photo that reflects your family. I would encourage you to visit the site and watch their video to give you ideas and inspiration. I am looking forward to trying out the ideas I have come up with.

For those of you who already have a great photo, Shutterfly has a Cardworthy Facebook Contest where they are giving away prizes including a dream trip for a family of four. It ends tonight so check it out fast.

Are you excited about getting your cards put together? Well guess what? Shutterfly has graciously given me a $50 credit to give away to you all! Leave me a blog post below, the giveaway ends December 14th.

 

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Shutterfly compensated me for my participation, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.

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