Decorating for the Holidays

Dear Sis,

We are moving in about six weeks, so I couldn’t go crazy this holiday season, but I was feeling antsy about doing something. The baby is a big motivator for celebrating at every opportunity!

Our first three winters, as a family, passed without the fuss of decorating, so this is our first family Christmas tree. Drum roll please! Are you ready for this?! Don’t get overwhelmed.

I almost bought a 7′ pre-lit pencil tree for $40.00. Despite the bargain, I walked away hearing my husband’s grumbles in my head about another thing to move:)

Equal representation on the Daddy and Mommy side of things. We didn’t bother with either holiday last year, but this year Mr. Baby will celebrate all month long:)

I threw this together this morning while we were talking on the phone. It turned out stunning! We can use it again next year… at the new house:)

Love,

b

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Why Wires Makes Me Crazy!

Dear Sis,

All the wires under my desk make me crazy! They have always been a tangled eyesore and now they are a baby disaster waiting to happen. Thats why I decided to try to manage them a bit. A spray painted shoe box with some notches cut into it, has helped a bit. 

It is easier for Mr. Baby to understand that he is not allowed to mess with the box than it was to try to teach him to leave a mess of wires alone. He views them as one now… instead of individual things he can’t have.

Love,

b

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Outdoor Play Area

Dear Sis,

We have been seeing a lot of 100 degree days lately, so we haven’t been taking as many walks and playing outside as much as usual. Mr. Baby and I were both missing the out-of-doors, and thus, a plan was born.

The house we are renting has a screened in porch that has been nothing more than outdoor storage to us since we moved in. Yesterday, we shopped for a swing and patio mat. Today we did the hard work of hauling out all the stuff, vacuuming and hosing down the space, and installing our play space upgrades:)

I was so focused on cleaning, I forgot to get a before shot while everything was still messy, so our before shot is post-cleaning.

I transformed the clean space into our new play space during nap time. Mr. Baby must have known it would take a while, because he was generous enough to nap 1.5 hours. 

While we were shopping for supplies, we picked up a bubble machine. 

Love,

b

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Nursery Decor

Dear Sis,

Now that Mr. Baby’s crib is moved into the boy’s room, I felt like the space needed some cute baby touches. Best part… It was free! I used baby cards, 4 Command hooks, and some leftover 1/8 inch ribbon I already had on hand.

Love,

b

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A New Wreath

Dear Sis,

Last time I made a new wreath was 10 days before Mr. Baby was born. I skipped two seasons, but now I’m back in the game:) What changed so suddenly? Mr. Baby is finally crib trained! I have time to myself each evening to clean, craft, and write to you.

I’m super happy with how I painted the robin… it turned out better than I anticipated. Oh… and I found a great bow tutorial that really helped me out!

Love,

b

 

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Be The Good

Dear Sis,

The Littles and Granna left Friday for Montana and they won’t be back for a month! Now that I have no Nanny schedule, Mr. Baby and I have time on our hands, which has fueled a much needed cleaning, organizing, and general nesting campaign around our home! We have a huge blank wall in our entry way and I am rounding up elements for another wall gallery🙂 

I saw a sign like this on Pinterest a few years ago and I’ve wanted to make it ever since. Now I have! We’ll keep you posted on our progress:)

Love,

b

 

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