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  • Merry Christmas!! Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 2.40.06 PM

    Merry Christmas from my family to yours!! We are especially grateful this year for this new stocking that we get to hang up.  (I  blogged about how I embroidered these with our names last year here) Our Christmas card that we sent out this year:Hope that wherever you are, whatever you are doing, that you have ...

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  • Baby’s First Christmas Keepsake Ornament babykeepsakeornament3

    Since this is Skylar’s very first Christmas, she made a special ornament to commemorate her first year.  I took a clear glass ornament and stamped her little handprint on it with acrylic paint.  After the paint dried, I took off the top and stuffed in the hospital ankle bands that she wore at hospital when ...

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  • Hand Embroidered Christmas Stockings and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! embroidered_stockings6

    Merry Christmas, my friends!!!!! Here are my family’s Christmas stockings hung up and ready to be stuffed with goodies tonight: I bought these white cable knit stockings from Target last year for $14 each but never got a chance to hang them up since we were in San Diego/Vegas last Christmas.  Luckily, I had the foresight to ...

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  • Girly Felt Christmas Ornaments! felt_ornaments1

        I finally finished!!  I thought I was way ahead of the game and started sewing these felt Christmas ornaments for Zoey in OCTOBER but it took so long that I finally finished the last one yesterday. Whew! Just in time for the week of Christmas!  Cutting it a little close. I almost gave up halfway through.  I wanted ...

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  • Gold and Silver Leaf Ornaments foil_ornaments5

      Yesterday, I shared how I had Zoey decorate some Christmas ornaments for our Christmas tree with silver and gold acrylic paint and some tips I had for painting with a toddler.   I bought a bunch of the same ceramic ornaments for myself to decorate, too, because why should the 2 year old have all the ...

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  • Ornament Painting…with a Toddler! ornamentpainting1

      I always thought I’d be one of those moms who were super active and creative, always coming up with fun activities to engage her children’s imaginations and teaching them through interactive, hands-on learning experiences.   I thought I would be one of those upbeat, high energy moms who never seem to tire and come up with ...

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  • Merry Christmas! From My Family to Yours! xmascard6

      Hi everyone!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!   Jeff, Zoey and I want to wish you a very happy holiday season!  Hope that you are all having fun and making wonderful memories this time of year.   Thank you SO much for reading my blog this past year.  I know there are so many other blogs out there, ...

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  • Simple Handprint Ornaments handprintornament2

    The Christmas tree at my parents’ house still has ornaments hanging on it that my siblings and I made in elementary school.  Somehow they have made it through all these years and it’s so fun to take them out of storage and hang them on the tree year after year.  While I love sparkly, beautiful, ...

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  • Ribbon Christmas Tree Bunting xmasbunting3

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!  Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful season! I especially miss New England this time of year because I have so many beautiful memories of white Christmases, snowy evenings with mugs of hot chocolate and bundling up in scarves and gloves to iceskate on frozen ponds.   ...

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  • Merry Christmas From Our Family to Yours! christmas_2012

    Jeff, baby Zoey and I would like to wish you all a very very Merry Christmas!! Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I hope you are having a wonderful day!  After driving 450 miles from SF to southern California with our 6 week old newborn and our every crevice of our SUV crammed with baby stuff ...

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  • A New Addition to Our Christmas Ornament Collection sf_ornament1

    Jeff and I collect Christmas ornaments where ever we travel, its kinda our thing. With all our travels in 2011, we’ve accumulated quite a stash from this past year alone! I think it’ll be fun years down the road when we can decorate a Christmas tree full of ornaments that we’ve gathered from our trips ...

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  • Unveiling Our 2011 Christmas Cards! xmas_10

    Ever since I was little, I loved writing and sending Christmas cards!!! I was that weird child in high school that was handing out Christmas cards to my friends, even though I rarely got one in return at that age. In college, I looked forward to writing Christmas cards, it meant putting off studying for ...

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  • Wedding Memory Capsule Christmas Ornament flowerornament5

    I got this idea from my friend Esther’s awesome blog!   She saved and dried some of the flower arrangements from her wedding and encased them in a glass Christmas ornament.  Genius, I say!!  I didn’t have the the forethought to save and dry the flower arrangements from our wedding, but I did have a bunch ...

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  • Yarn Wrapped Letter Christmas Ornament yarn_ornament4

    (Hey guys! I’m on a flight to Taiwan right now!! I can’t wait to see my hubby! I haven’t seen Jeff in over 1.5 weeks, this is the longest we have been apart since we got married!) It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I saw an ornament similar to this at Anthropologie a few ...

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  • Glass Etched Christmas Ornaments glass_ornaments1

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Since we aren’t getting a Christmas tree this year, I’m trying to get creative and decorate our apartment all festively in other ways.  Besides hanging up the stockings that I made, I also put out a few bowls of Christmas ornaments. Since I tend to gravitate towards ...

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  • Our Christmas Stockings stockings2

    The holidays are my FAVORITE time of the year!  I can’t help getting into the Christmas spirit!!  I’m a total sucker for mall decorations, red and green candy and Christmas carols. It gets me giddy with joy!  Jeff and I have a few traditions that we have started: we always fly somewhere and celebrate Christmas ...

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