Hi, all! We took a few weeks off because we were struggling to produce new content due to the pandemic. We decided to take a break and that breather was just what we needed.
If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I love to make free printables for each season. I realized this week that I have not created any summer printables for you guys. I created three simple prints with quotes about summer. Feel free to download and enjoy for your personal use only. These are not to be used commercially. For best results, print no larger than 8×10.
To download, just right click on the printable and save it to your device.
I love having a pretty wreath on my door. Sometimes I buy wreaths from a friend at church who makes beautiful wreaths, but sometimes when I have a little more time, I make simple wreaths myself. I am going to share a few of my own creations but also a few from around the Internet. Enjoy!!
1. Simple hydrangea wreath
I made this one a few years ago from an oval wreath and some very realistic hydrangeas.
2. Painted letter wreath
You know how much I love monograms!! I made this one entirely from materials I had on hand.
3. Simple tulip wreath from Chatfield Court
This cute little wreath would look great on your front door! You could make it fairly cheaply as well.
4. DIY Eucalyptus Wreath from Bitterroot DIY
This wreath is simple and beautiful! I love it and I love the colors.
5. Hula hoop wreath by Living Letter Home
I’ve never made a giant wreath before, much less one from a hula hoop. But this blog post makes me want to try.
What beautiful spring wreath have you made recently?
The big day is finally less than a week away! I am trying to finish my Christmas shopping, packing for travels, and cleaning my house. School has been out for a week now for my oldest daughter, and today, my school let out for winter break. Bring on the Christmas movies and sweet girl cuddles, the Christmas gifts and the downtime!!
It’s been a long time since I did a “Five Friday Favorites” post, so I am going to share a Christmas themed Five Friday Favorites with you today. I hope you will enjoy these and even comment with a few of your own favorites.
I don’t often wear leggings, but these adorable and cheap leggings from Walmart are some of the comfiest things I’ve encountered in a long time. I bought mine for a little over $5- there are certainly more expensive options, but as little as I wear them, the cheaper option works just fine. You really ought to check them out!
3. Christmas movies: Home Alone
Does this movie ever get old? Not in my house, where we watch it several times during the Christmas season. My children love it as much as I do, and they have a blast laughing at it and even quoting the lines. Do you have a favorite Christmas movie in your home?
4. Christmas traditions: baking and decorating cookies
In our house, we have many favorite Christmas traditions, but baking and decorating cookies is a big one. My girls are now old enough to help mix the dough, roll it out and cut it out. We enjoy the bonding time, but we also enjoy the tasty cookies. Maybe someday I’ll even share my recipes.
5. Christmas song: “The Christmas Waltz” by Karen Carpenter
It isn’t even Christmas time in my opinion until I hear this song. And what’s more fun than belting it out while you’re decking the halls? Or wrapping presents? Try it- it’s fun!!
What are some of your Christmas favorites? Check us out next week for some final Christmas fun 🙂
Fall is my favorite season. It’s not only a beautiful time of year with the changing leaves, but there are so many fun things you can do. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you today. The best thing about all of these is that they don’t cost you a dime.
1. Enjoy a spectacular fall sunset
Do you have a porch with an amazing view? Do you have an amazing view? Then go outside, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or an iced tea, and enjoy the beautiful sunset. North Carolina truly has some amazing sunsets- I try to pause and enjoy it every so often.
2. Make a fire and roast some marshmallows
Your fire pit doesn’t have to be fancy. Just a ring of rocks will do. My kids love to make s’mores and they look forward to this every year.
3. Go hiking or trail running
My favorite running buddy and I love to hit a trail when the weather cools off. Even if you aren’t a runner, you still may enjoy taking a brisk walk on a trail. Either way, a trail walk or run doesn’t cost a thing!!
4. Check out the pretty fall foliage
The leaves burst into some beautiful colors this time of year. Take a walk or take a drive and enjoy the beauty.
5. Visit a pumpkin patch
This one may or may not cost money. If you know someone who has a pumpkin farm, you may get to choose your pumpkin for free, but local farms and pumpkin patches will likely charge admission. The good news is farms that charge admission often offer other activities, such as hayrides, corn mazes, or foods.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Five Friday Favorites!! Have a wonderful weekend.