Monday, December 11, 2017

Our New Christmas Tree + Basket Tree Skirt

Man oh man, I love Christmas time!  Before Thanksgiving, I told Tall Tan Man I wanted to get a new Christmas tree.  He pretty much looked at me like I was nuts and said no.  I cried.  No, not really... but I did proceed to shop for a new reasonably priced flocked tree.  Everything I found was about $175+ which was a little higher than I was thinking.  I can be terrible at spending money on something that I know I might not like in a couple years. Does that make me awful?  Probably... Anyways, Tall Tan Man come home from work a few days later and told me he sold my tree.  WHAT?!  I guess one of his coworkers was looking for a tree and that was that.  

Then on one of my weekly trips to Homegoods, I found my flocked tree for only $80!!!  I stood by the tree until I spotted a worker.  There was no way I was going to let anyone else take that tree!  The only downside to the tree is that it wasn't prelit annnnd it wouldn't fit in the DIY Tree Crate I made last year.  

I searched and searched for a basket to put my tree in and didn't have any luck.  Then it dawned on me... Mack's basket!  Yep, this is the same basket I took pictures of Mack in.  

I can't wait for Mack to experience Christmas this year!  He says ho ho ho every time we see anything Santa and I am trying to teach him Happy Birthday Jesus.  I'll try to get a video of him singing.  :) 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

DIY Kids Keepsake Canvases

Happy Sunday!  It has finally cooled down here in Denver and that has made it actually feel like Christmas.   Last year, Mack and I made these DIY Kids Keepsake Canvases.  He was 11 months old so you can probably guess that it was a one-sided craft.  I got all the paint and canvases from Hobby Lobby.  50% off baby!!!  This project is pretty self-explanatory, but I have a couple tips to help you!   

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Christmas and breakfast are two of my favorite things and ohhhh my goodness, this Cinnamon Roll Casserole tastes as good as it looks!  I think it was impossible not to go back for seconds.  This would be perfect for Christmas morning because it comes together fast and is a real crowd pleaser!  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

How I keep sane while hosting Thanksgiving!

Happy Friday y'all!  I find it SO crazy that Thanksgiving is next week.  Thankfully I have a routine and go to recipes that keep me from losing my mind.   As much as I admire my Grandmothers and the hours they spent in the kitchen cooking on Thanksgiving that's just not me.  I try to do as little cooking on Thanksgiving day as possible! #lazy  Tall Tan Man is in charge of the turkey {bc I refuse to touch the big slimy bird} and he either smokes or fries it.   They both turn out amazing and I don't have to lift a finger!  I also ask our family to bring a veggie and I always order our gravy and stuffing from our favorite Denver market.  #bcIdonteatthose

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Best Apple Pie Recipe

Is there anything better than warm apple pie with ice cream?  This is definitely one of my fall favorites.  Along with chocolate cake, toffee, and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Laceys from World Market.    I have tried several apple pie recipes and this one takes the cake pie!  

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Refinishing Furniture Biz Update

Hey y'all!  I just thought I would pop in and share all that was going on with my very little business adventure.  About a month and a half ago I decided to finally try to sell come furniture pieces that I refinished.  I am such an optimist because I did not anticipate any hiccups and there has definitely been some!  I decided to keep my designs pretty simple to maximize my supplies {and profits}.  Out of the 4 kitchen tables I have refinished, I have sold 3 of them.  I thought I would share my 4 tables and things that I learned from refinished each one!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fast and Easy Halloween Brownies

Hello!  If you're like me then you're usually playing catch up.  Yesterday I wanted to throw together a cute halloween recipe and this one turned out perfect!  I saw this idea in my Martha Stewart Magazine and it takes almost no time.  #mykindofrecipe

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fall in our Front Room

Hi y'all!  Wowzers we have been running around like chickens with our heads cut off.  We just got back from a 10 day trip to Oklahoma and Texas, and then Mack got sick.  Everything seems so off when babies get sick.  Its kind of like treading water for an indefinite amount of time.  I wrote my first fall post about our sunroom and  for some ridiculous reason I've had a hard time decorating this year. I LOVE decorating this time of year, but I didn't want to pull out my faux leaves and orange pumpkins.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

How to Update Grocery Store Mum Basket + Fall Porch

Happy October!  I think I say this every month but what in the heck happened to September?! Fall is officially here which is good because my porch has been fully decorated for weeks...  I figured if I bought all my pumpkins at once Tall Tan Man would think I'm crazy.  Some women hide shopping bags... I try to hide pumpkins!  I bought 2 pumpkins a week and I am waiting for him to say "where did all these pumpkins come from?"  And then I can say "oh they have been here for weeks, you didn't notice?".  #imterrible  

Friday, September 29, 2017

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Oh these cupcakes come with a funny story!  They smell SO GOOD that a squirrel will claw through your kitchen window screen to get one.  Yep!  I found a SQUIRREL sitting on the kitchen ledge INSIDE my house eating a cupcake.  I screamed like a 13 year old girl in a haunted house and THANKFULLY the squirrel exited through the hole it created.  Have you ever heard of that happening?!?  I know squirrels go through trash & get into attics, but chewing through a window screen to get into your kitchen!?! #thecupcakessmelledgooooood
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