Woodland Inspired Nursery

Woodland Nursery

Hiya! Sooo...waayyy back in November I shared my plans for the nursery.  I'm happy to finally share the finished room! Just kidding. The room isn't really finished. I still have a few things that I want to do...like hang the mobile that I made and I have a couple of things that still need to hang on the wall.  Anyway, those things are not ever going to get done because we are moving. Next week. Yeah. Surprise! Here is the inspiration board that I came up with 6 months … [Continue reading...]

Not All About Me

Nurse Thank You Gift

Hi friends!  Thank you all so much for the encouragement you've been sending my way regarding becoming a new mom!  It is so appreciated! :-) I just wanted to share with you a cute idea I did while pregnant.  I made little gift bags for my caregivers taking care of all of us during labor and delivery.  I didn't come up with this all by myself.  I ran across a link on Pinterest and knew that I wanted to do the same. (Thank you The Busy Budgeting Mama) Plus, being a nurse myself, I always … [Continue reading...]

Musings From A New Mom


*Warning:  There are a lot of “boobie” references in this post.” *This “mommy” gig is no joke. *Nursing is also no joke. *Thinks it is hilarious the way Carstens head looks like a bobble head on a go-cart missing a wheel when he is searching for his source of food. *I also think it’s pitiful…bless [...]

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Nursery Gallery Wall

Woodland Nursery Gallery Wall

Hello friends.   The “devils dandruff” has officially melted away and we will be in the 60s all week here in GA.  Hooray! Our sweet munchkin has been here for 2 weeks now.  TWO WEEKS!  I swear he has already doubled in size…or so it seems.  See how sweet he is… I’m not sure if [...]

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Welcome To Our World: Carsten’s Birth Story

carsten newborn

A little over a week ago we welcomed our baby boy into our world.  Seems like it was just yesterday.  Ha!  Who am I kidding?  This has been the looonnnggeesstt week EVER!  I’m not going to lie…I’m borderline delirious right now from sleep deprivation and I’m pretty sure that a family of mice might have [...]

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Easy Mini Bathroom Reno

Mini DIY bathroom reno.

Hello friends! As I look outside at the 4 inches of snow and ice that has pretty much shut down our neck of the woods, I am so very thankful to be safe and sound in our warm home.  Craig drove me to my 38 week prenatal appointment yesterday morning and I’m super glad that [...]

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37 Weeks

best is yet to come

This has been the fastest 9 months.  They say that time seems to slow down in the last few months of pregnancy.  Can’t say that I agree.  Of course, I suppose it all depends on the circumstance.  Our 3rd trimester consisted of the holidays…which always flys by.  We have been dealing with a small house [...]

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Traveling Back in Time: 2013 Edition

take me anywhere

Hello there sweet friends!  Happy 2014 to you!  Today I am sharing another look back at 2013…this time a collection of our travels. If you’re interested, see where 2012 took us. The hubs and I love to travel and visit different places…who doesn’t?  I like to share our journeys with you here on this little [...]

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2013 Home Improvement Goals Revisited

home goals revisited

Hey hey!  How is everyone doing???  I truly hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas filled with God’s love!  2013 is wrapping up and I always like to share some posts about how the year went…starting off with our home improvement projects.  Everyone loves a good before and after right? At the beginning of this [...]

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32 Weeks

32 weeks pregnant

Holy moly. Yikers. Eeeeeek. I just had my 32 week checkup and so far so good.  I shared my feelings of fear on Instagram yesterday. Feelings of fear are perfectly normal.  I know this.  It isn’t like it’s an overwhelming fear.  It’s more of a looming fear that just sort of follows me everywhere.  Aside [...]

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Fun & Festive Christmas Home

Christmas mantle

Sooo…I just realized Christmas is one week away.  ONE WEEK AWAY PEOPLE!  Where in the world have I been? I know that I have already posted today, but I really wanted to get this post out there…you know…before Christmas is over!  I wanted to participate in one of those blogger Christmas home tours, but sadly [...]

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Egg-cellant Christmas Gift!

backyard chickens

Hi everyone!  How’s your week starting out?  I’ve been seeing a lot of sick kiddos on Facebook lately…boo!  (Keeping them all in my prayers!) Hopefully, this post finds you well and enjoying this holiday season. Have you finished Christmas shopping?  Neither have I.  If I can’t get into town first thing in the morning, then I [...]

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Are We In The North Pole? A Christmas Kitchen

hooray its christmas

So…yeah.  That’s me in a nutshell. That little cartoon is a precursor of what to expect from the rest of my holiday decorations. You all seemed to enjoy my neutral and tame Christmas bedroom and sunroom.  I am really curious what you will think of the not-so-tame kitchen. Welcome to our very Merry Christmas kitchen! [...]

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Christmas Kitchen Candle

kitchen candle

Happy day you guys! Just wanted to share with you a quick and simple way to cutify a plain jane candle, specifically in the kitchen! I chose a colander.  Ran across this jewel at Homegoods.  They had them in red also! Pretty obsessed with Christmas candles!   Choose your containers and fillers wisely!  I’d hate [...]

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Moving on…to our Christmas-y Dining Room!

santa ornament

This is probably the last of my subdued Christmas decorations.  The rest of the house is out of control. Be prepared. Welcome to our Christmas-y dining room!   I cleaned all the clutter off the table for you guys and everything.  If you spot a left over craft remnnat laying on the floor somewhere, just [...]

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DIY Christmas Tree Stand

christmas tree stand

Hey y’all!  Guess what?  I have a Christmas post to share…SURPRISE! I wanted to share with you a quick and easy way to make a unique Christmas tree stand.   I have dubbed this the santa bag tree stand.  Seems fitting. I didn’t take pictures of the process, because it just kind of happened.  It [...]

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Grace Like Rain


Grace Like Rain by Todd Agnew.  This song provided much comfort during a time of darkness.  A time when my heart was being smothered by anger.  Every breath of happiness was slowly slipping away from suffocation. It’s amazing how quickly anger can spread…like a wild fire…from one person to the next.  Finally, the anger makes [...]

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Free Christmas Art

Happy Birthday Jesus print.

Hiya.  Are any of you readers living in the North Georgia area loving this drizzly, foggy, overcast weather that we’ve been having? No? Neither am I.  It’s so darn gloomy and it’s messing with my mood.  I like to be outdoors and this yucky weather is preventing that from happening. Oh well.  Mother nature is [...]

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One Room At A Time

Christmas Sunroom

Happy Monday friends!  Hoping everyone had a wonderful family and friend filled weekend…and if not…then…well…I hope that you enjoyed some much needed time alone.  Our whole weekend has been filled with all things Christmas.  We have been trying to get the house all Christmasfied so that we can just sit back and enjoy it. Guess [...]

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DIY Candlestick Snowman

diy candlestick snowman

This is a story about a cute little snowman couple…and it goes a little something like this… There once was a couple of candlesticks and some cheapo foam balls and they were sad all by themselves.   So, they decided to stick together so they wouldn’t be lonely anymore. Then, they were cold.  They really [...]

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