Thursday, December 29

Grandkids Photo Hanger

I was searching for what to make for the Grandparents this year for Christmas and came across an idea on Pinterest that I liked and tweaked a bit. They are photo hangers and came together nicely. I cut a board down to the size I wanted, sanded it, painted it, and added hangers to the back. Once the front was dry, I painted clothespins and glued them to the front to clip photos to.
I didn't end up getting a picture of my grandma with hers (it was crazy during present time this year!) but James snapped a few of his awesome grandparents opening theirs.

Happy faces! So glad they liked it!

Thursday, December 22

First person

Scarlett's very first recognizable drawing of a person. I love the legs sprouting from the head and the little bird toes, it's so sweet. I love these beginning stages of art and the creative things they come up with, this is such a precious time.

Monday, December 12

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Well we have officially wrapped up our last craft fair of the year. We decided to throw in one last event last weekend and it was a total bust as far as sales go but we are ending this year having learned a ton. We are really excited to tackle the new year and have tons of new items in the works as well as different sales we want to be a part of. It has been such a blast doing this with my sister and great to have someone to bounce ideas off.

Now on to an awesome recipe! I came across this recipe completely by accident and we tried it out that morning. It is so amazing that it will now be what I am serving Christmas morning. It definitely isn't a healthy pancake but a great one for occasional special mornings.
Here's the link to the original recipe over at Recipe girl. We didn't do the frosting for the tops, they really didn't need it, they don't need anything extra at all they are great on their own.  
My critics gave them 2 thumbs up and James even used them as a snack on a long ride later that weekend and said they were even good cold.

Tuesday, December 6

Footprint Reindeer

Pinned Image

A few months back I came across this picture on Pinterest and knew I wanted to do it with my kids once Christmas time rolled around. Today we were talking about what we wanted to do as a project and this came to mind.

 The kids get super excited whenever I pull the paints out and they ran straight to the table to get started.
 I pulled out a few small canvases that I already had on hand and while Scarlett sized her feet up I got the paint ready to brush onto their little feet.
 Once I had their prints on the canvases, I cleaned their feet up and painted the details of the reindeer on as well as each of the kids names.
 I made sure Scarlett's looks like a girl reindeer....
 and Taylor's looks like a boy. These will be so fun to pull out each year and watch as the kids feet grow.

Friday, December 2


I have been cutting, sewing and gluing as I countdown the days to the craft fair tomorrow.
 I have added a ton more vintage button bobby pins.
 And some new styles of hair clips that I am excited about!
 And as soon as I am done tomorrow I can truly focus on the countdown to something even better, Christmas!! We made our Christmas countdown chain the day after Thanksgiving and Scarlett has made sure to tear one off every day.
 I just love this time of year! We have been playing Christmas music non stop around here and add more decorations to our home each day.
 Scarlett has made her Christmas list which includes several cars from Cars, princess movies and a purple motorcycle, she kills me!!
 The kids have loved going driving to look at lights and we even went to Old Town to say hi to Santa. This holiday season has been so much fun and it's just getting started! I can't wait for all we have in store for this month.


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