Friday, November 30, 2012

Unfading Beauty Giveaway

Please click HERE to see if you were the winner from the Adornments giveaway.  Still waiting to hear from you!
I have another fun giveaway for you today!  Leah from Unfading Beauty has graciously agreed to give away an 8x10 of your choice to one lucky reader!  I absolutely LOVE her prints!  I wanted to put a picture of each one on the post! 

She is so creative with the pictures and verses.  This verse is perfect for a nursery!

Most of her prints come in two color schemes also.

Who doesn't love a pretty pennant? 

See?  I told you they were all so cute!

You have two ways of entering.  Leave a separate comment for each entry. 
1.  Like Unfading Beauty on facebook to receive the latest designs and discounts.  Click HERE.
2.  Visit Unfading Beauty on etsy and let me know what print you would choose.  Click HERE.

I'll randomly pick a winner Monday evening!  Good luck!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Felt Christmas Tree

If you are on pinterest, I'm sure you've seen the felt Christmas tree pin floating around.  I first saw it HERE and decided to make one this year for Westin.

I picked up a yard of green felt, different color felt fabric squares, a few embellishments and some felt glue.  I did a quick google search on the best glue for felt and most said felt glue.  I have never worked with felt so I just went with what they said.  :)  It has held up great and didn't seep through anywhere.

I started by drawing a tree with chalk on my felt but couldn't get it to look symmetrical so I ended up just drawing one side, cutting it out and then folding it down the middle to trace the other side.  The pictures probably explain it better.

My yard of fabric made two trees so I gave one to my friend Lindsey so she could make one too.

I don't have any pictures of the process of making ornaments.  I just cut different sizes out (traced a glass for the circles) and embellished them in different ways.  I was hoping to be a little more creative on this project but I just ran out of steam.  :)

I did discover glitter glue while doing this and I am LOVING it!  I want to glitter glue everything.

We put it on the wall with sticky tack a few weeks ago and Westin plays with it probably once a day.  It serves it's purpose 99% of the time.  He knows not to touch the ornaments on the big tree but some times it is just too tempting.  Every now and then I find his felt ornaments in the funniest places.  I found one hanging off our big tree yesterday.  :)

I've learned to let a lot of things go since having children.  Including not "controlling" how he decorates his tree.  Even if all his ornaments are piled on the top.  :)

 I may or may not have spaced them all back out after he went to bed that night.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

This post has a ridiculous amount of pictures in it.  :)  We had a great Thanksgiving!  Cody had to work on Friday so he didn't get to finish the weekend with us but we still made the best of it.  We started off at Cody's parent's house.  They built this fun two story fort for the grandkids.

Reagan was sleeping so I got a rare picture with my first baby.

The picture below cracks me up.  This is what he does when he hears something.  He puts his hand on his head like he is listening.  He just doesn't understand that his hand should be behind his ear.  :)

Westin and his cousin Bentley in their turkey shirts.

I guess Westin likes this pumpkin.  He grabbed it this year and it reminded me of this picture from last year:

Reagan finally woke up!  We got a family picture on Reagan's first Thanksgiving.

A little different from last year's family picture:

We finished the weekend in Hot Springs at my grandparent's house.

Westin was content to just ride.  Reagan wanted to drive!

This Japaneese Maple tree was so pretty!

I tried to get a picture of us under it but 50 pictures later, this was the best we got. 

My face below says it all.  Either one child was looking and one wasn't or a dog walked in the picture.  :)

Westin thought the wall was better for jumping off anyways.  (My Dad just built these walls the past week!)

Westin chased Frosty the cat around all day.  He was happy to finally catch up to her to pet her.

Reagan barely made any pictures but I guess when she's awake I just don't have a hand to take any pictures!  :)  We had a fun, relaxing Thanksgiving.  It is good to be home though and I was happy to come home to a house already decorated for Christmas.  We took the kids to see Santa today and they loved it!  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Adornaments Winner

The winner of the Adornments by Wendi $30 shop credit is:
Email me at and I will pass your info on to Wendi so she can get your choices to you!
Remember, FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed on Black Friday (11/23/12)!!
Visit her shop HERE.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't forget to scroll down one post to enter the Adornments by Wendi giveaway.  I'll be drawing a winner tonight!

Just popping in to say
Happy Thanksgiving!!
I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating.  I am so very thankful for each one of you who stop by every day to see what is going on in our house.  :)  Y'all always leave the sweetest comments!  I'm always wishing I had more time to respond to each comment.

(Reagan loves getting in Westin's bed when he wakes up from his nap.)
Psalm 7:17
"I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing praises of the name of the Lord most high."

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Adornments By Wendi Giveaway

Wendi with Adornments by Wendi has graciously offered to giveaway a $30 shop credit to one lucky reader!  I mentioned in a previous post that she is a favorite at our NWA Boutique Show.  I love every piece she makes!

The best thing about the $30 shop credit is that nothing in her shop is over $30!  So you can get some great things!  I bought this necklace below at the craft fair.  I love it because the flowers are on clips so they easily come off so you can change the color to match your outfit.

She even makes these cute jewelry holders.  You will love everything she has to offer!

To enter, go visit Wendi's shop HERE and then let me know in the comments what you would get with $30. 

I'll randomly pick a winner on Thursday evening.  That way if you don't win, Wendi is offering free shipping on all orders placed on Black Friday!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Turkey Shirts and Tea Towel

Be sure to scroll down to see if you are the giveaway winner!

I posted a picture on Instagram of my two turkeys and had a request for a close up. 

I just used scraps of fabric for Reagan's shirt so I didn't have to buy anything.  I used the same technique to make the shirts that I posted about HERE.

I did buy the fabric for Westin's since I didn't have any boyish/fallish fabrics on hand. 

My friend, Kari Beth, made the adorable coordinating pants.

Susie Harris wrote about making a cake tea towel HERE and I thought they were so cute!  She got the idea from Julie's blog over HERE.  Did you get all that?  :)

Be sure to check out both links because they tell you how to make them and both of them made some really cute ones!!

I am putting out our Christmas decor today and this weekend.  I'm so excited!  It gets more fun each year that Westin gets older and more into it. 

Be on the lookout for another fun giveaway coming next week!  Happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Watch Me Grow Sticker Winner

The winner of the Watch Me Grow stickers is
#32 mrs. mommy!
Congratulations!  Email me at and I will forward your info on.  Thank you to everyone who entered!  And if you are willing to share your pictures with the stickers on your baby then let me know!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Winnings and Fun Shops

Don't forget to scroll down one post to enter the giveaway!!

Several weeks ago I won two giveaways in one week.  I love it when that happens!  The first one I won was this cute place mat.  It is to teach toddlers how to set the table.  I found it useful too since I can never remember where the utensils go!  :)  Their shop is HERE.  I love their ABC pillow.

I also won this awesome necklace from THIS blog.  Such a cute blog!  This necklace is a Chewbeads necklace from HERE.  They have fashionable teething jewelry.  These are 100% silicone beads, dishwasher safe and have no detachable parts.  Reagan LOVES to chew on this when I wear it.

I recently went to our NWA Boutique Show, which I love, and picked up some business cards from a few booths that I love.  I probably could have gotten cards from every booth because they were all so cute, but these are the three I grabbed.  (They are not compensating me in any way and really have no idea who I am but I love passing on fun links.)

Adornments by Wendi is my favorite.  I wanted one of everything in her booth.  Find her HERE.

I got a fun ornament and Arkansas car decal from THIS shop-Classy Trash.

I bought Westin a superhero mask from THIS shop-It's Sew You.  He loves it and wants to wear it all the time!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Watch Me Grown Stickers-Giveaway

It's time for another Watch Me Grow sticker giveaway!  I personally think they have the cutest and biggest selection around!!

I have loved using these for Reagan's monthly pictures.  They make it so easy to document her growth. 

Look at these cute airplanes!

Of course I love the birds.


And how cute are these stickers for documenting your pregnancy?
I love how they have the picture of what the size of your baby is that week. 

Want to win a set of your choice for yourself or for a friend?  Go visit the Watch Me Grow shop, HERE and then let me know which design you would choose.  It will be a hard choice, so many unique designs!  I'll randomly pick a winner Wednesday afternoon. 

ALSO, if you already have some stickers from Watch Me Grow, would you be willing to let the shop owners use some pictures of your kiddos with the stickers on them?  Pictures of cute babies make the stickers look even cuter!   Please email me at if you would be willing to share some pictures for their shop.  Thank you!!