Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Break // hike to Rainbow Falls

we went to the smokies for spring break. our plan was to get out and explore the park as much as we could. we hiked to three different waterfalls while there. our first hike was rainbow falls. it was a very foggy and muddy day. the pictures show you a little glimpse of how beautiful it was, but they do not do it justice. i love that our kids are at the perfect age where we can start sharing things like this with them and hopefully they will want to do the same with theirs one day. 

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

{ Valentine's Day Cards }

This is A's V-day cards from last year that I failed to share.  I have seen these done before and always thought it was such a cute idea. So we gave it a try and I think they turned out perfect! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sparkle and Shine party...

 My girl had a very sparkly, shiny, glittery party for her Ninth birthday. 
It was so much fun putting together! 
However, I think I'm going to be seeing glitter for weeks! 

 The cake was amazing! It was a fresh strawberry cake with butter cream icing.

I had some of Avery's favorite appetizers and sparkling grape juice served in my champagne glasses. The girls loved it... almost a little too much! ; ) 
Then they got to sprinkle their own cupcakes at the "Sparkle Bar".

Each girl made their own sparkly crown out of pipe cleaners then they made a glittery canvas with their initial. I think they all turned out so cute! 

 After food and crafts the girls got to have a Sparkle dance.....

This party turned out so cute and the girls had a great time! I could not have pulled all this off without the help of my sister and my mom. So Thank you!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas 2013: Around the house....

I can't believe Christmas is only two days away! My favorite time of the year! So before it comes and goes... I wanted to share our home for Christmas....

Our first hand picked and cut real tree.  It's not the perfect shape, but it sure does smell good! It fills the whole house with that wonderful pine smell. Love it!

I always want to change my color scheme every year, but I can't seem to give up the red. I just love how it looks around Christmas time. It would not feel right without it. So it stays the same...for now.
 I was given the silver goblets by my mother-in-law and wanted to put them to use.  I decided to use them as my center piece for our dinning room table. I really like how it turned out. I still want to add some glittering stars on them and branches, but at this point I will probably leave it as is.

 This is our little candy cane tree. Avery had fun decorating it. I wanted to put it in my galvanized tub, but it would not fit so I added some burlap and a bow instead.

Now that I have a hot chocolate station set up, we have not been able to keep enough of it in the house. I am on hot cocoa runs non stop!

Well there is  a peek into our house around Christmas time... including Pilot : )

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Holidays!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree.....

We get a real tree every year. Normally we'll just run up to Lowe's and grab one, but this year I wanted the kids to experience something a little different. We decided to go find a tree farm and select and cut down our own tree. 

It may not be the "perfect" tree, but who say's a tree has to be perfect anyway. The memories we made and fun we had in being able to cut it down... that was perfect.

My boy thought he was big stuff getting to help cut tree down. He didn't want to put that saw down.

While we waited for our tree to be ready to take home we sipped on some complimentary hot cocoa and cider. They even had a little fire going to roast marshmallows.

Here is the link to where we got our tree if your interested TREELAND

Have a great week!! ~Amanda