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New Home Tour – 2015

new home front of the house

I mentioned last month, when I made the announcement that we sold our home that i would share with you pictures of our new home once it was officially purchased. We closed a few weeks ago and are currently chin-deep in renovations. This weekend coming up is a big weekend for us since we have a lot on the agenda and depending if we get it all done will depend if we get to move in next weekend. I'm trying to be optimistic but I think moving will happen the week before Labor Day if not actually … [Read more...]

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes – Weekend Getaway

The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando Whirlpool

Last weekend, Jon and I spent our first night away from our spunky little toddler. We were both a little nervous to leave him, but knew our marriage desperately needed it. It's been 16 months since it was just two of us. 16 months of our life revolving around another human being. If your a parent then you get my drift. We opted to spend our first night away in town. This was also a belated anniversary getaway for us as well. We chose The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes here in Orlando, … [Read more...]

{Old House} Home Tour

side view of house

It's closing week on our new house. And in an effort to hold all the excitement a little more I figured I would share photos of our old home. In all the years we've been blogging we've never done a home tour! Ever! Well we did a home story with Homes.com but never shared the full home. I can't believe it. So I'll share our old home and then next week (once we've closed on our new home) I'll share our new home and then each year I'll try to share our home as we update and renovate. Because we … [Read more...]

Whale Nursery

gorgeous whale nursery

It's been two weeks since we sold our home and it still doesn't feel real. I've been all out of whack and in a blog funk. Since we are currently in between homes I figured the best thing to do right now is to finally reveal the full whale nursery in all its glory. I'm a little sad we had to say bye to it. We are going to keep most of the same elements the same but add in a few new ones to work with the new space we have. Plus we will be converting Ryder's once nursery into a big boy room sooner … [Read more...]

Sold!

home for sale

We officially sold our first house today. It's a bittersweet day that's for sure!! Over the past 6 years (5 years and 11 months but who's counting) we've spent countless hours making our house into a home. We've kept the news quiet because we wanted to make sure everything with the sale of the house went through. So here is the back story of how / why we sold our current home. … [Read more...]

30+ Patriotic Crafts

30+ Patriotic Crafts - quick DIY projects anyone can make in under an hour!

4th of July is this weekend. Don't worry. If your hosting a party and want to make a few patriotic crafts you still have time. I've chosen a wide variety of projects from printables to easy DIY project that you can make in under an hour. … [Read more...]

“Home of the Brave” Patriotic Cake Topper

Home of the Brave Cake Topper

Get ready to wow your guest with a super simple cake topper. This "Home of the Brave" Patriotic Cake Topper is easy to make and thanks to the Cricut you can make it in minutes! I always think of vinyl as just something I adhere to the walls, windows, furniture and more. But I always forget that another great way to use it is on paper. No need to cut paper and run it through an adhesive runner. Instead you can just cut vinyl and adhere it directly on the paper. Some people are afraid to use … [Read more...]

Patriotic Printable

I love My Freedom I love my America Free Downloadable Printable

  I'm so excited to share this gorgeous patriotic printable today! My dad served in the United States Navy for 20 years. He sacrificed so much of his life to our country. He served during the Gulf War. He missed precious time with our family. Was deployed to sea just 2 days after my brother was born. He missed countless holidays, birthdays and "first" events for my brother and I. He was and always has been so incredibly proud of not only his service but of his country. The freedom we … [Read more...]

USA Mini Bunting Banner

usa mini bunting banner 5

Get ready for the cutest mini bunting banner around. I got the idea for a USA mini bunting banner after making a mini bunting banner for Ryder's 1st Birthday cake. For his cake I secured the mini bunting banner to paper straws. But for this bunting banner I just secured it to the picture frame using a little tape.  On 4th of July I plan to adhere the bakers twine to paper straws and stick it in a cake! Whatever way you want to display the USA mini bunting banner is up to … [Read more...]

My Patriotic Heart Beats Red, White, and Blue Printable

My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue

Today, I'm sharing this hip and funky My Patriotic Heart Beats Red, White, and Blue free downloadable printable! 4th of July is NEXT weekend. How the heck is that possible. We are officially at the half way point of the year. I feel that we typically don't decorate in the summer months. Maybe because we are mentally preparing ourselves for Halloween. But either way I want to start changing that. Especially since we now have Ryder. I want him to know about all the holidays we celebrate each … [Read more...]