Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How to Build an "L" Shaped Raised Garden Bed

With our huge backyard we had plenty of room to build our garden area.  We decided to build four "L" shaped raise garden beds, with future plans for a circular flower bed in the center.

Monday, April 14, 2014

St. Patrick's Day & Sweaters

Every Tuesday night I am blessed to have some awesome friends come over to my house.  We crochet and knit sweaters to be donated through World Vision International for young children.  We've been working on them for quite a while but finally everyone was done and we're ready to send them off!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fruit and Pudding Parfait Recipe

I knew going into the baby shower that not everyone would want to eat a cupcake, so I wanted to have a healthy dessert option for those who were thus inclined.  Enter my version of a fruit parfait!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Weekend Recap 3-31-14

This weekend we were super busy around the house again, taking care of the regular stuff and also working on fun projects.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jungle Table Setting

This awesome table setting was a combination of efforts between my friend Jen and myself.  Together I think we totally rocked it the look we were going for - Lion King in the Jungle!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

How to Make Paper Medallions

Another craft that I made for the Lion King Baby Shower were these paper medallions.  The great thing about them is that they work for any theme, just choose the paper to go with your party!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekend Recap

This weekend we worked on our garden area!

There will be a tutorial post on how we made our garden beds coming up soon!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How to Make a Paper Leaf Banner

One of the first decorations for the party that Ben and I made for the Lion King Baby Shower was this leaf banner.  It was super easy to do and was fun to have a a custom sign.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

How to Make Crepe Paper Jungle Vines

For the Lion King Baby Shower I decided to lean more towards the Hakuna Matata part of the movie and go jungle = Jungle Vines were needed!  These would be great for other jungle themed parties such as Tarzan, explorer, etc.

Monday, March 10, 2014

How to Make a Faux Tiki Roof

When the idea came up that I would be throwing a Lion King Baby Shower the first thing that popped into Ben's head was that we needed a faux tiki roof!  I told him, great idea, get on that!  And so he did, my amazing crafty husband whipped up a roof that rocked!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lion King Baby Shower

After attending three showers in a row it was my privileged to get to host one for my best friend from college!  Her nursery is going to be Lion King themed so I jumped on board the theme bandwagon!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Around the Cottage Feb 2014

Ben and I have been working on little things around the house to get it ready to host, here are some of the fun (and not so fun) updates we've done.  Starting with hanging curtains in the master bedroom.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's a Girl Baby Shower

Baby shower number 3 for me this month was for my cousin Lindsey.  She already has three adorable boys, but now she is expecting a GIRL!  Therefore her shower was pink to the extreme!  Let's start off with this cute diaper wreath!  I love how creative my aunt was in creating this in lieu of a diaper cake.

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Travel Themed Surprise Party

For our good friend's birthday we threw her a surprise party under the disguise of having an Olympics Opening Ceremony party.  The birthday girl Rebekah loves to travel, so globe trotting was the theme!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

Ben and I are not big Valentine's Day people, we really do not want to encourage the consumerism that is so trendy.  I actually taught at a local high school this year on the big V-day holiday and it was rediculous the amount of stuff those girls were carrying around!  One girl even recieved a dosen red roses in a beautiful vase right in the middle of class, I can't believe the school even allowed this!  Just think about all the money those boys are spending! Eeek!

Anyways, back to Ben and I and how we like to do things differently!  We still like to show our love for one another, that's why we always have a nice dinner in.  This year Ben cooked up a wonderful meal and set a beautiful table out on the patio!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Whimsical Woodland Baby Shower

Recently I attended the most charming baby shower; it was woodland animal themed with a touch of whimsy!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Small Group Retreat 14

Recently we headed up to the mountains with our good friends from our old small group.  We had the most wonderful time together relaxing and enjoying God's creation!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bear Washing

Have you ever been faced with the dilemma of what to do with a dirty stuffed animal?  Do you wonder if it is safe to throw it in the washing machine?  Let me tell you about the RIGHT way to clean your teddy bear!

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