• In the event you are shopping today, here are a few stores I’d recommend. Online, of course, because that’s how I’m rolling this year. (And in full disclosure, the below links are affiliate links. Just so you know.) Free calendar from Shutterfly! Use the code FREECAL – good through 11/28 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Over… [Continue Reading]

    Black Friday deals (Shutterfly, Snapfish, Gymboree and more!)
  • We had a whirlwind weekend. I felt like I never had a chance to sit down on Saturday because I was running from appointment to event to home to mulching leaves to….you get the picture. It was a hectic day and I was looking forward to downtime on Sunday, which turned out to be a… [Continue Reading]

    Let’s get comfortable with Hanes Fleece #HanesFleece #CleverGirls
  • This past August, on a whim, I purchased an embroidery machine. (<–affiliate link)  I had big plans for this machine….and I didn’t even take it out of the box until the end of October. I made my first applique just over a week ago. The poor machine deserves to be used. I underestimated how tough… [Continue Reading]

    Embroidered pajamas for the holidays #12Projects12Months
  • We attended our first holiday parade as a family this weekend – my son’s first parade ever. He’s 3, so it really wasn’t a good time before this year. He just wouldn’t have understood what was going on and I don’t think he could have sat that long. He was smitten with the marching bands,… [Continue Reading]

    A look at the Asheville Holiday Parade #avlparade
  • We had a recent very cold weekend, and I was doing my best to keep the toddler entertained indoors. While he napped on Sunday afternoon, I made a quick trip to our craft store to restock white card stock. (I ran out in another card project I did recently.) I’ve done some searching for plaster… [Continue Reading]

    Toddler Hand Print Turkey Art Project #12projects12months

Black Friday deals (Shutterfly, Snapfish, Gymboree and more!)

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In the event you are shopping today, here are a few stores I’d recommend. Online, of course, because that’s how I’m rolling this year. (And in full disclosure, the below links are affiliate links. Just so you know.) Free calendar from Shutterfly! Use the code FREECAL – good through 11/28 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Over […]

Simple (inexpensive!) gift ideas for hostesses and kids #spon

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‘Tis the season for gift giving and entertaining! We have several (read: several in one night!) parties to attend over the next few weeks, and I’ve been secretly planning what I’m going to send the kiddos at daycare. Parties are somewhat easy, especially if you have a wine drinker in the mix. Thankfully, the hosts […]

Thankful.

Today I’m thankful for my family (all of them! Even the family members I don’t see on a daily/weekly/monthly or even yearly basis!) Sometimes extended family members are the best family. We woke to a snow forecast, but no snow in the neighborhood. The toddler and I saw some snowflakes falling, and we were hopeful […]

Around here…..

Some of you may care what I’m up to right now. Some? Notsomuch. And that’s totally fine. We can still be friends. I’ve been posting a lot this month. It has mostly been part of NaBloPoMo, but also because I have had several things – some sponsored – to share with you. Including fabulous giveaways. […]

Embroidered pajamas for the holidays #12Projects12Months

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This past August, on a whim, I purchased an embroidery machine. (<–affiliate link)  I had big plans for this machine….and I didn’t even take it out of the box until the end of October. I made my first applique just over a week ago. The poor machine deserves to be used. I underestimated how tough […]

Thankful for the gift of gab #30DaysOfThanks #NaBloPoMo

So much to be thankful for…and I haven’t even hit things like my bed and new duvet cover that makes me smile when I see it every day. Day 21 – Restaurants and delivery places near our house. On this particular day, I left work at 5:00, was able to pick up our son at […]

A look at the Asheville Holiday Parade #avlparade

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We attended our first holiday parade as a family this weekend – my son’s first parade ever. He’s 3, so it really wasn’t a good time before this year. He just wouldn’t have understood what was going on and I don’t think he could have sat that long. He was smitten with the marching bands, […]