happy holidays from us!

really loved our picture this year, even though zoey (the pup) would rather search for possums outside than participate! zoey did make the card of course. ha! found some really sweet and reasonable designs on shutterfly. here is a sneak peak of the holiday card for this year, coming to a mailbox near you :)

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xo

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paint sample garland

when shopping for tiles at home depot for the previous DIY post, i just so happened to visit the paint sample aisle (my favorite!). i snagged a few palettes that were red and green. i thought itd be cute to whip up a (crooked) christmas tree garland (but there was a lot of love put into it guys!) for our living room/kitchen area. as you know, every holiday is my favorite and decorating over thanksgiving weekend is just oh so fun! i used some red and white string i had from paper source to put the finishing touches!

xo

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DIY holiday commences!

there’s nothing i love more than an afternoon of DIY bliss with a good lady friend. we started the pure chaos sometimes but also fun of DIY projects for the holidays coming up. i found a great idea to make your own coasters as gifts for the holidays.

i bought the white tiles at home depot (self high fives for going to home depot alone and with a baby!) and the scrapbook paper, mod podge, and acrylic spray at the craft store. below is before and after. can’t wait to prep these babies for some family holiday gifts!

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gobble, gobble, go!

we did our first family race to kick start the thanksgiving holiday! im sure those that know us are not surprised that we did a running race on thanksgiving. it was a really sweet race where dogs and babies were welcome. we finished the race with some holiday coffee, heck yeah! spent the holiday with family and new family, fun, lots of love for little miss, and delicious food. hope you and your family had a nice holiday!

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happy thanksgiving!

so thankful for my little sleeping beauties. my little family makes my heart so full and i am so thankful for them.

thankful..for our cozy house. for evenings with takeout and a movie in bed. for nighttime craziness and lots of splashes in the tub. for runs together (of course we signed up for a race today ha!). for helping each other out. for love because there is so much of it in this cozy place. for giggles and big belly laughs. for cuddles. for it all. i am thankful and so lucky.

happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

xo

hart + sew

i’ve been loving hart + sew for some time and they just released a holiday giveaway that one cannot resist! santa knows i’ve been a good momma this year, maybe we’re on the good list because the sweet little lady dresses on her site are to die for.. i mean seriously people how cute would clementine be in this number? gah! it’s too much cuteness!

hip hip hooray!

today marks the beginning of my thanksgiving holiday! little miss and i are gonna visit out friend maria and ella for a fun day together.

im up bright eyed and bushy tailed with excitement because im heading out to buy some supplies for DIY holiday gifts! heck yeah! we thought we’d spend the play date having fun, making some DIY goodies, maybe watching magic mike haha! (you know our husbands won’t watch it). i have a feeling today is gonna be a good one :) hope yours is too!

xo

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world prematurity day!

happy world prematurity day! im honored to care for the little ones at work and truly lucky we have the support of the march of dimes, medical teams and staff, and families. after having a premature baby myself, it makes me appreciate all that we do even more for premature babies. now let’s hug our little ones today and remember those that cannot be with us!

xo

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for all the veterans!!

a very happy veterans day to all those that are serving and/or have served! we are so appreciative to all that you do and help keep our country safe! i cannot fathom a country where we did not have your support and hats off to you on your special holiday. also, a very happy veterans day to my dad and c’s poppop! he served in the navy and was a pilot. i am so proud to call him my dad (even if he doesn’t like smiling in pictures haha!). we look up to him in our family for all that he has accomplished and wish him a wonderful holiday!

xo

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30 days of thanksgiving

on instagram ive been participating in the 30 days of thanksgiving. it’s basically posting pictures and notes of what your thankful for and reflecting on good things as the holiday season starts. you can find me on the side link for instagram but i thought id share this picture. it was taken last fall after a nice hike down near blacksburg at a local favorite. i haven’t seen husband without a beard in almost a year and we look so young (and maybe less tired too haha!)! it’s such a sweet picture and so fun to see how much has changed. im so thankful husband and i share a love for the outdoors and that we’ve made such great memories exploring together (and for what i hope is exploring to come with our little miss too). what are you thankful for?

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