Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year


Friday, December 30, 2011

the bed is done

After months of antagonizing over the color to paint or not to paint it all, I have finally finished LAs bed.  Well, Mr H finished LAs bed.  He gets credit for doing all of the work.  I just finally made up my mind on a paint color.

Here she is before

And here she is after...

so much brighter...

I love it.
I hope to be done with her room in the next couple weeks.  i still need to hang some lanterns, and decide on a light fixture.  but im makin progress....

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

23 months

1 month to go till 2.

Well its official.  She is a toddler.  as if there was ever any doubt.  She is a strong willed little person.  She has her own opinion on everything and anything and has no problem letting you know about it.

This is how grocery shopping is done now
She is sillier than ever...

She is very much into her babies lately. She loves them and feeds them and puts them to bed.  She still beats them and throws them across the room from time to time, but in general is much nicer to them than she has been.
All of them are named Lilah btw
She was really into Christmas this year.  She was very aware of presents and was fully excited for each one.  Even the ones that weren't hers. but mainly hers.

her fav gift...a thomas track
There is only 1 month left until this girly is 2 and i just can not believe it.

photo taken by my incredibly talented sister in law Jody.
xoxo baby girl.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas card holder

I used to have a hutch i could stick all my christmas cards in each christmas, but this year i am hutchless.  So i make-shifted (DIY'd) my own Christmas card holder. 

my supplies...

I secured the ribbon on each end, added a bow and there ya go. A card holder.


I stuck each card on there with an ornament hook.  yes i had to poke a hole in some of your kids faces...

And there you have it...

i couldnt even get it together to get Christmas cards out this year...its just so much work.
This was my top contender for this year though...

Maybe Ill send New Year's cards instead...

"Its literally a tree skirt"

LA has her own little tree in her room...why wouldnt she?

Its been up for months actually.  Its the perfect amount of nightlight in there.  But it needed a tree skirt or something.  Its too barebones looking .
I messed around with some different fabrics, bunching them up, but nothing seemed right.
Then i turned my head to the other side of the room...and saw her adorable skirt hanging there.

Its an antique Kimono skirt i received as a shower gift from my sister in law- its Georgeous!
I decided to see what this would fit as a tree skirt, and it was perfect....

She still wears this skirt, so it will just be a temporary home for the holidays....

all lit up...
I showed it to Mr H (because he totally doesnt cares) and he said - Its literally a tree skirt.  Hes such a twerp.  

Friday, December 16, 2011

decked halls

The minute the red and green tubs are hauled down form the attic, i get giddy.  I freaking love the holidays.  I also love the mini-makeover i get to give the house for a month.  (2 months in my case since i start early)

I put our tree in a different spot every year.  This is the first year its been in front of the windows and i love it.

The mantle doesnt change a lot year to year...besides the whole fireplace being a different color than last year, its pretty much the same set up.

I love pre-lit garland.  i want to keep it around year round...

My Jim Shore Nativity set...

The dining room book shelf hosts our Dept 56 village...

it looks really cool lit up, but i cant seem to figure out how to take a picture of it

The kitchen...

I have seen these hanging ball ornaments all over pinterest this year.  (teehee hanging balls)

Even the bathroom got a little Yuletide cheer

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

faces of LA

dont you just want to punch this face its so cute?  and then kiss all over it?

the kid is a character...