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Corona, California, United States
I am 28 years old and married to my best friend, Nicholas. We have two beautiful boys together, Caleb and Noah. I am a full-time stay at home mom and these are my confessions...

Nick

Nick
{the Hubby}

Caleb

Caleb
{the Oldest}

Noah

Noah
{the Baby}

{FAMILY}

{FAMILY}

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fall Printables

Click Here to Order "Hello Fall"

When it comes to changing around my home decor for the upcoming seasons, I like to change out prints in frames all around my home! It is a easy and fairly cheap way to spruce things up and set the tone for the upcoming season! Typically I will check blogs, and Pinterest for some good, free/cheap prints that will add some style to our home! Now, don't hate...but, I am using NO orange or reds in my fall homescape <--is that even a word? ;) I wanted to create a very, muted, classic, farmhouse inspired look this season, so those popular colors we associate with the season were benched for the season! I scoured the Internet for prints, and couldn't come across anything that I really liked that would give the feel I wanted. So I turned to my online editing program and created my own prints! Most of them are chalkboard inspired, as that is all the rage right now! My favorite print has to be this, "hello FALL" with the white little pine cone! I scored that awesome matted frame at my local Habitat for Humanity Store for $1! This print is formatted to a 8" x 1" size and I printed it on cardstock! Right now I am offering $1.00 off your min. $2 purchase of one of my instant download prints on Etsy with coupon code--> 1OFFPRINT. All my prints are only $1-$3!










Keep calm & decorate on!
Much love,


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Some of my Fall Home Decor Pieces!


It's Fall Ya'll!!!! Well, not quite...I am guilty of starting to decorate for the upcoming season far ahead of time. I actually started putting up my Fall decor at the end of July! I really couldn't help myself! I started working on new items for my Etsy shop and needed to stage them for photos, so instead of repeatedly dragging my fall decor out, I just left it out =) I wanted to share with you guys a little photo gallery of whats going on in my home this fall! Many items are available in my Etsy shop! 

Click Here to Order!
Starting with the front door, I created some burlap roses from mustard yellow and natural burlap and
hot glued them on to a 28" sunburst grapevine wreath! I love the simplistic beauty of the wreath and didn't want to over kill it by adorning the wreath with too much. It is large, bold and beautiful!  I made a decision this year which may shock some of you, but, I wanted to decorate with absolutely NO orange or red! I wanted a muted fall look, with greys, burlap, browns and a little touch of mustard on my front door and porch area! I think I succeeded in pulling off a classic look!

I created this beauty along with the hubby last week! I am in love! Looking forward to making many more sizes for all over the house! Sadly, I haven't found the perfect spot for it yet, so it is chilling in the garage! I am planning on putting a tutorial together next time we make one! Keep your eyes peeled! =)




 Fall+ Burlap=True Love!
 This is a true statement! While creating decor for my home and shop I knew burlap was a must! I used two different pennant shaped to create different looks for each. These are available in my etsy shop for $15 a banner + shipping!  Wording color choices include, white, black and brown. Click here to order triangle pennant banner! or Click here for the flag style pennant banner! For anybody wondering, the books are a Habitat for Humanity find .50 for 8 books! The burlap pumpkin is from Hobby Lobby, as well as the lantern! Hobby Lobby runs their lanterns 50% every other week and they now match their in-store prices online as well! Here is the link to the lantern shown in the photos, it is $7.99 while on sale! Score-->Metal Lantern

The canvas is a hand painted piece I created for my homer, but also offer it in my shop! They piece is 16" x 20" and painted a creamy subtle off white! Lettering is hand painted in black, and there is light black distressing on the edges and throughout. It is a stunning, simple piece that would make a great addition to any home!




When, I decorate I like to go all out, which for me includes my banister! Our front door is to the left of the top photo and so that is the first room you walk in to. I decided to create a simple paper, flag style pennant banner to adorn the banister. This was super easy! Find some card stock, or paper in a print that goes with your decor, I chose song sheets. And print the words FALL, one letter a time on to each page. Then cut the pennant shape you desire, punch holes on either side and string jute twine through! Easy Peasy! I would suggest buying a couple extra pieces of paper in case your printer decides to eat one, or it prints wrong, etc. These paper banners are available in my shop for $12 a piece if you don't feel like creating your own!--->Click here to order a Fall paper banner!

Below, are some shots of some of the prints I created this season.Usually I scour the Internet finding far too few pieces that will fit into the feel I want for the season. So instead of wasting time doing that I decided I would create my own! I worked on lots of chalkboard style 8 x 10 pieces, as well as a few 4 x 6 pieces that I have printed and displayed all around my home! They are all available in my etsy shop for $1-$3 as instant downloads!





Hope you enjoyed some of the fall pieces I created this season! I will be putting together a Fall full home tour soon!
Keep calm and decorate on!
 Love,






Friday, August 2, 2013

New Item Available!

Due to the overwhelming success of our original wooden iPad stand we have created a new stylish handle shape to fit in perfectly with your kitchen decor! Each stand is hand crafted from solid wood, and comes in one of three color finishes along with your choice of personalized letter!  Visit our Etsy shop to order yours today!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

{Summer Americana Themed Porch}



I am jumping the gun a bit by pulling all my summer decor out but tomorrow is May! I associate May with summer time..the start of the BBQ season!!! I wanted to share with ya'll my porch in all it's Americana splendor! I re use as much as possible, which meant puling out my red pillows I used during Christmas last year for pillows on my wooden chairs. I was considering buying some fabric and making some custom pillow covers but the red pillows will work perfectly! Less work, less $$ spent! Hooray! Everything I did purchase, craft paint, paper mache stars, scrap book paper, etc/ was purchased at Hobby Lobby! My favorite store...or they are tied with Lowe's! Haha. Here is a picture walk through of my porch decor. =)



Here is a little bit of a closer shot of the porch. I left my grey frame with drop cloth covered canvas as a back drop for my table. It also adds some great height and texture. 

I bought paper mache stars in two sizes at Hobby Lobby and used some craft paint in red, white and blue I hung them off of branches I had from my backyard and also hot glued two paper pin wheels in coordinating paper


I painted a scrap piece of wood with some red craft paint, distressed it and used some themed scrap booking paper I bought at Hobby Lobby to make the stripes and star section. 

I am really loving pin wheels this summer season and my porch is no exception! I used two American themed scrap book papers with bronze tacks to create them... using the same method found here


These nautically themed hooks were the perfect shades of red white and blue
! I scooped these up at 50% off at Hobby Lobby this week!

This American themed picture box added some great height to my branch arrangement.
 It was %3.99 at Hobby Lobby. The little lighthouse was from who knows where? 

My big window needed a garland of some type so I used scrapbook paper and card stock
 to create these awesome vintage looking paper banners, just like I did for Easter. (See HERE)!
 I used small wooden clothes pins to hang them off some jute twine strung across the window!

I used two paper folded circle on either side of a huge pin wheel! 


God Bless America!
{QoK}

Saturday, April 27, 2013

How To Make Paper Pinwheels!



When it comes to my mantel, I try to hand create custom banners that go with my theme and color scheme. For summer it was no different! I wanted a colorful banner to string across my mantel in navy and coral colors that just screamed summer fun! I have made glitter banners and vintage-like paper banners but I wanted something different. So, I begin brainstorming on what type of items reminded me of summer and the paper pinwheel idea was born! I had already scooped up navy and white striped paper along with some coral card stock when they were 50% off at Hobby Lobby last month. You can get a 12" x 12" sheet for about .25! One sheet will make 4 pinwheels! I made 4 small pinwheels and one large. This whole project cost me $1 for paper, the other items I had on hand already. I double layered my papers to have a different pattern on the exposing sides. You can just use one sheet if you would prefer. 


 Here is what you will need:
  •  Jute Twine
  • Small Clothespins
  • Decorative Tacks
  • 12" x 12" paper in Coordinating Colors
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
Small Clothespins

Decorative tacks

2 Types of 12" x 12" paper for my pinwheels

Fold the paper down the middle both horizontally and vertically

You should have a cross from your two folds. Go ahead and cut the paper into the 4 equal squares

Using Scissors, cut diagonally towards the center of the square until you get about 1/2" out from the center. 

These are ready to be glued, note DO NOT cut all the way through! 

Using your glue gun add a bead between your two pieces of papers
 and a bead of glue on the sheet you re folding in towards the middle

Fold in towards the center and hold down for a couple of seconds
Here is one glued and read to be finished off.
 Depending on how you layer the paper you will get a different pattern on your pinwheel.
Push your decorative tack through the middle and bend the back with some plyers.

Ta-Da!

Use your small clothespins to hang each pinwheel off of a secured jute twine strung across your mantel!
I alternated the patterns and made a large pinwheel using one sheet of 12" x 12" paper and the  the same method above to make it for  the center.





{QoK}

Friday, April 26, 2013

{Free Summer Printables}


I am an early bird and setting up all my summer decor today. I will have some reveals later on this weekend. In the dining room we are honoring our great country with a Americana theme that extends out to the front porch. Here are some of the free printables I will be incorporating in to my home decor this summer season =)


God Bless America printable in 5x7 and 8x10 over at Landee see, Landee do



One-Nation Under God Printable over at Detail Oriented Diva


Pledge Allegiance Overlap Printable over at Creations by Kara 



My Country Tis of Thee Printable  and America, America! Printable over at HMH Designs



America Banner Printable over at Second Street



Land of the Free Printable over at I Heart Nap Time




5 stars. 13 stripes. printable over at Madigan Made



I Pledge Printable over at Eighteen25

Let Freedom Ring Printable over at I Should Be Mopping the Floor




America Subway Printable over at The Perfect Card for You