For some reason in Cora Beth’s baby book under holidays there’s a picture slot for Cinco de Mayo! While I usually go eat Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo it isn’t really a holiday I thought I’d have to document during my baby’s first year of life! I’m not one to leave a space blank though. So I figured if we’re going to celebrate why not go big! Go big or go home right? To help with the celebration I made this DIY Fiesta Banner to hang up!
It makes my heart so happy to get to do an Easter basket this year! I didn’t really get excited about this past Christmas because I was still in a sleep deprived haze of the newborn stage that all Cora Beth got was a Cuddle + Kind doll that I didn’t even wrap (opps) and forget about Santa! So I’m definitely putting together my baby’s first Easter basket! Of course she’s not really excited about it but I am!
I’m really looking forward to Easter this year! I guess because it’s Cora Beth’s first Easter (her Easter basket is SO cute!). On a recent Target trip I was looking through the dollar bins when I saw the cutest linen napkins and knew I had to have them! Can anyone resist those bins? If you can please tell me your secret!!! Before I knew it the napkins, some eggs and few other items were in my cart and my idea for this simple Easter tablescape was coming together!
It’s the last day of September and it’s finally starting to feel like fall in middle Tennessee, although, I won’t hold my breath as the temperature is likely to spike back up! And at the end of this post I have some free fall art prints for you!
Fall is my favorite season. Pumpkin flavored everything, soup in the crockpot, light jackets, windows open, the leaves change into gorgeous oranges, reds, and yellows! It’s just the best! And I’m so thankful that God allows for new seasons, not just in the weather though but in life as well.
Christmas is quickly approaching and I often get frustrated that as a society we’ve created Christmas to be about gifts, songs, movies and decorations. We’ve changed the symbol of Christmas from a cross to a tree.
It honestly doesn’t even seem like Christmas is NEXT week, WHAT?! Between my mission trip in the Dominican with 90 degree weather to it being in the 70’s here at home and then add in that this year has straight up gone by way to fast I’m just plum not ready for Christmas to be here! And I LOVE Christmas. But it’s coming whether I’m ready for it or not!
I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Thank you for letting me take a week and a half off for my mission trip (post coming soon) and then to get my life back to normal! I’m still in the process of finishing up decorating for Christmas but cross your fingers and your toes I’ll be able to show you on Monday! To hold you over until then I’ve created a free printable for you!
Y’all I’m so stinkin’ excited!!! This is my first tablescape EVER! We have a small kitchen table (that is just asking for a paint job) and we go to my parent’s house for Thanksgiving so I kind of thought why bother? But it was something I really want to do, so to heck with it I’m decorating my table even if it’s only us that gets to enjoy it! So here’s my farmhouse Thanksgiving tablescape:
I LOVE almond, I mean I really love it. I’ll let you in on a weird secret I have: sometimes I randomly go to the cabinet, get out the almond extract, and just smell it, because it smells so dadgum good! Give me all the strange looks you want, that scent is heavenly!
So it’s that time of year! We all bake and my mom is no exception. She makes around 13 (yes really that many) different types of Christmas treats each season!
These chocolate mint crackle cookies are just as their name suggests: chocolate, minty, fudgy goodness that will melt in your mouth! And one of the great things about them is most of the work is already done for you because the first ingredient is boxed cake mix!