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December 20, 2014

DIY Neighbor Gift

Today I made these simple little hot chocolate with marshmallow snowmen. Of course I was inspired by Pinterest! ☺ They were fun to make and simple to do.....and everything I used I already had at home.

So like giving little gifts to friends & neighbors?

December 19, 2014

Pinterest Christmas Board- Pillows

I LOVE decoration....I LOVE Christmas decorations. I am so inspired by the ideas I find on pinterest. I am wanting to sew some Christmas pillows for my living room and these 9 were my favorite. Some are of course a little harder to do than others but I still have lots of burlap from my wedding.... can't wait to make one or two pillows in time for Christmas...

What's your favorite pillow out of the 9 above?

December 18, 2014

The Time Before Christmas

The time before Christmas is probably the most busy time....everyone is looking forward to their time off and there is sooooo much preparation. But in middle of all the business it can be a really fun time of.... fresh mini donuts, datenight at the Christmas market, cozy nights with hot chocolate & candy cane, Christmas lights, caroling with the school, Christmas movies & music, Christmas decoration, crafting....and who doesn't like shopping?

What have you been up to during the days before Christmas?

December 03, 2014


One of my favorite blogs "The Sweet Surrenderer" is linking up her Currently here and I decided to join! I love reading other people's "currentlys". So here is what I've been currently....

Making....Christmas decoration. I really enjoy decorating and so I stay pinterest-inspired and see what I can do with what I have. But not only I like to first graders LOVE crafting and so I have been planning and making different winter/ Christmas crafts with them. And have a few more big projects planned before Christmas

Listening...Christmas music...what did you think? I enioy listening to these special songs we only get to listen too such a short time in the year. Since we can't listen to pandora in Germany Patrick I use Spotify. It's great since we don't own alot of Christmas music. We've been especially enjoying this Christmas Classic playlist.

Wrapping....myself in a warm blanket. It's cold!! Last winter was mild and we never got any snow. Not this year...we actually had a few flakes this morning....early for Heidelberg, Germany.

Anticipating...Christmas! The last few Christmas's I've not really had in the Christmas spirit. I don't know if it's working with kids or being a newlywed looking forward to her first Christmas as husband and wife...or both that makes me to excited for Christmas this year. But I am not only looking forward to Christmas itself but to my 3 week Christmas break! Woohoo! During this time I want to do a lot of photo editing and scrap booking. I'm doing a Project Life album for my wedding and a This&That for my honeymoon.

So join and tell me....what are you currently making/ listening/ wrapping/ anticipating?

November 27, 2014

30 Things I'm Thankful For

This year I have a lot of big things to be thankful for but the small things are just as important....

"What if you woke  up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday."

So here are 30 things I am thankful for....not in this order

  1. Being 100% sure I'm going to heaven when I die
  2. for a fun God-loving husband
  3. for the Bible
  4. beautiful little apartment I call my own
  5. All the free clothes I get
  6. Finishing my 4 year teaching degree!
  7. ...with summa cum laude.... ☺
  8. my mom
  9. getting to travel to 4 US- States in 6 weeks
  10. my dad & step-mom
  11. getting engaged
  12. having a beautiful wedding
  13. evening tea...enough said!
  14. Teaching my first class!
  15. All the wedding gifts 
  16. The free furniture found and given to me.....your trash is my friend! ☺
  17. my dad's old phone has fulfilled my gadget wishes!
  18. For my Grandma and Uncle to be able to travel to FL with me & see my graduation
  19. My 3 little birdies
  20. good books....and good blogs to read.
  21. new friendships and old ones....
  22. our fun honeymoon in France
  23. People doing their best to live right...being a good example even when it's hard
  24. my new siblings I now have....5 year old me got her wish.....5
  25. crafting! all the free material & scrap booking given to me
  26. a comfortable bed
  27. being able to play piano
  28. music
  29. good wedding pictures
  30. you, dear reader

Name 3 things you are thankful for in the comments bellow!

November 25, 2014

My Favorite Thanksgiving Ideas from Pinterest

Thanksgiving is the time you get to play with your food....or at least decorate with it. I could go crazy pinning things. I chose these 8 simple things you can do with the things you might already have at home...maybe not the artichoke...but the beans.

Follow and send me some of your favorite Fall/Thanksgiving decoration ideas!

November 24, 2014

Simple Thanksgiving Table

One of my favorite things to do is favorite thing about fall are the colorful leaves.... so I created a little center piece with some leaves and other nature things I found. The checkered brown/orange tablecloth just pulls it all together....some triangle napkins and leaves as name tags.... done!

I'll be doing something similar for thanksgiving at my mom's... I'm in charge of decoration.

Do you like decorating for your family's festives?