Christmas card wreath tutorial

I made this fab wreath for my pal Gwenny Penny -she's having an awesome event called Haul out the Holly-with lots of guest bloggers and fun holiday decorating ideas. I have had my Christmas card wreath made since like October, I was so excited to make it. haha! Credit for this goes to my mom-I don't know where she made hers-but that's where I … [Read more...]

poinsettia tree skirt tutorial

Inspired by this skirt from Garnet Hill, I set out to make my own, and saved myself $188 in the process. Whew! It's not an exact replica, and I think I will add more poinsettias to fill it out, but I think it's pretty darn cute, and not bad for $10.  Want to make one of your own? Here's what you'll need: 2 yards of white or off white fleece. … [Read more...]

it’s beginning to look alot like Christmas…

 ...or at least feel like it! It doesn't really ever LOOK like Christmas where we live in California. Sigh... Anyways...I am getting so excited for this holiday season!  I am working on some gifts...(but not too many) Thanks for all your nice comments about my stockings! I had a blast picking fabric and making them. :) I'm also working on a … [Read more...]


 I have been so excited to show you the stockings I made for us! I told myself I would make them before Christmas this year....last year. So, I made my deadline, but barely. Oh well! Without further ado...our stockings! I used Anna's tutorial-and love how they turned out! I did cut my accent piece of fabric 1.25" instead of 2 and adjusted it as … [Read more...]

cutest. pilgrims. ever.

am I right? or am I right. ;) Hope your Thanksgiving was great! (if you're in the states that is, if not, hope your Thursday was great ;) We had a huge crowd and TONS of delicious food to eat! The highlights were the Bunco tournament, food (of course), visiting (although I still didn't get to visit with everyone!), parties in the baby-nursing room … [Read more...]

happy halloween from under the sea

Introducing: The Little Mermaid cast Sadie as Ariel, of course. The wig only lasted about an hour-but I was shocked it lasted that long! Rory as King Triton.. He looked fantastic! Very recognizable, (and handsome) I thought. He didn't like eating his wig half the time, but anyways...his was probably my favorite. Charlotte was … [Read more...]


I'm blogging over on the SEI Lifestyle blog today about costumes! Some of my favorite memories growing up are of Halloween-dressing up like someone fun, even as an adult. So, it's only fitting that I show you that sneaky peek at our costumes I promised! Take a guess from this pic...ok you already know, right? If you're anything of a … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth of July!...from Sadie, crybaby Charlotte, and Rory's arm.(oh, and me too) … [Read more...]

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter :) We had a great day...starting with playing with some fun toys in Sadie's Easter basket, waffles for breakfast, and General Conference. After that we headed over to my parents house for the egg hunt and lunch. (egg salad sandwiches of course)I was keen on taking some shots of Sadie's dress, so we did that right away. (Rory said,"are … [Read more...]

by the way…

....our christmas was great! i didn't post yesterday because my camera died so i charged it but then forgot to take pictures. horrible, i know! i saw lots of people taking pictures, so hopefully they will send me some! (nora, mom?) the two here are the few i got.we started off our morning at 6 am for stockings at my parents house. sadie did really … [Read more...]