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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 smartphone....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 brothers...lol
  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 decorate....my 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?


November 22, 2014

What I've Been Up To

Sadly you've not heard much from me every since....well life bringing huge changes and extreme business. But I do think of you and my little blog often. I want and need to blog about my everyday...the little things that make my life and this blog unique.

So in short....what have I been up too?

I am trying to embrace the cold months coming....we have more cold than warm in Germany....not so nice but I do enjoy cozy moments at home and Christmas coming. I have started wearing my new boots just about every day since I am a cold blooded person and always freezing......and I seem to have a hard time going to bed without my cup of tea. Some days feel like I've been running around "doing" something....and tea symbolizes time and relaxation for me.

Teaching my fourteen first graders is fun and different every single day. I have some students that are having an easy time learning....others are struggling....one autistic child needing special help and one adhd child seeming to be everywhere except on the task to do.  Some talk way to much...another needs to be reminded to speak up. They love singing and learning new songs. Their favorite is the song we learned in English...the rainbow song.

At home I am turning my little town apartment into a cozy area I call my home. I am cooking...just about every single day.... some days I enjoy being creative and trying a new recipe....other days I am freaking out because there is SO MUCH to do....and pizza it is. The life a working newly married girl trying to find the balance.

I am happy....I am enjoying every single day....I love my weekends....and I am still dreaming....I always dream and always have 100 plans I want to work on...

So that's been what I've been up too.

You? I would love to hear from you guys!




November 20, 2014

DIY Bird Pillow





This little pillow was a fun quick project. I had finished repolstering my rocking chair and was working on some simple pillow covers. I am wanting yellow to dominate among many colors in my living room so I've been collecting t-shirts, sweaters and other material that is yellow. This pillow was a yellow T-shirt.....and then to make it more fun.....I added a blue bird with some of the material I had left over from the rocking chair.

I totally enjoy being creative.....and l love how my living room is coming together.


November 18, 2014

Upholstering My Rocking Chair


So this weekend I wanted to finally finish this project. I literally have been wanting to do it for years. About 5 years ago friends of ours moved back to the States and was going through their stuff.....when I saw this on their "to go" pile I knew I wanted it. My grandma used it for awhile and we just put a big pillow on it.... 

This is how I got it:

Very unprofessional....but it works!

Sewed a simple pillow cover.... and then sewed the corners straight.

Lovin' it!



So what do you think? A little peak into my home. ☺


November 12, 2014

Easy DIY Fall Banner




This was a fun, pinterest inspired fall craft I did on Saturday. I love decorating with vintage books so easy it was to rip out a few pages, cut the pages into banners and glue on the colorful fall leaves. Next pull a string through the pages and ....viola!

What are some fall crafts you guys have been pinning? Share the link in a comment.