Favorite Christmas Ornaments

by Jesse on December 18, 2014

Today we are revisiting some of my favorite homemade ornaments that we have made over the last few years. I think it makes the tree that much more special that we’ve had a hand in creating what goes on it.

First up, one of my very favorites…


I love these because of the treasures inside. Each has a message of what each sibling loves out their brother or sister. Saved of course until they have their own homes. Makes my heart happy! Get the details of the original post here.

Another fun project were these Felt Christmas Trees. Soft yet sparkly.


Visit full how to here.

A recent favorite is my Gold Ball Garland. I was ready to change out my blue and silver theme with some blingy gold accents and this garland was the perfect thing to make my tree sing.


Along with a few other blush pink accents, like glittered monograms and white balls with gold paint pen letters, the new scheme is just what the Dr. ordered. (Garland How To)

Can’t get enough gold and white! With Christmas just a week away, I’m soaking up every bit of twinkle time I can get. I just love having the tree up!



Embellished Wrapping Paper

by Jesse on December 15, 2014


I really enjoy all of the pretty wrapping paper ideas that come across Pinterest. This year I wanted to try the brown butcher paper and lucked out when I came across this dotted wrap at Target.

I did, however want to dress it up slightly.


My supplies were super easy things I had already.

A White Paint Pen

Black Ribbon

DIY Photo Gift Tags (click to see how to)


I wrapped each gift and then topped them with Christmas sayings like “Merry Merry”, “Joy”, “Jesus”, “Peace” etc, using the white paint pen. A little black ribbon wound around a few times add the photo gift tag and you’re finished.

Super simple and pretty.


If you’d like to see other wrapping ideas follow my “That’s a Wrap” Pinterest Board.



Birthday Boy

by Jesse on December 14, 2014

Doesn’t at all seem like it was ten years ago that I gave birth to my first baby. It’s cliche to say time goes so fast, but it’s true. And… I’m not really old enough to have a 10 year old am I? LOL


Rhett is kind and tough! Smart, funny and creative. Always has a business idea. So many things I could say about this boy. I adore him and wish I could keep him all to myself for forever. Hehe! I guess that’s the mommy shining through. But really, You make me proud to be a mom Rhett! I love you most!






by Jesse on December 4, 2014


I adore a good masculine looking space. This one with it’s collected wall gallery is bewitchingly inviting.

Don’t you agree?


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