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I'm an Okie native, but currently an Arkansan. Newlywed. Hairstylist. Lover of all things creative. Pinterest and blog addict. Wanna-be photographer and wedding planner. Jesus follower. I love meeting new people and I'd love for you to stay a while, read a lot, and follow along. I love discovering new blogs so leave me a comment and I'm thrilled you're here!


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Sunday, January 26, 2014

What I'm Loving

It's been a while since my last blog post. We've been really busy lately and blogging hasn't been my top priority. Hopefully that will change soon. Here's a few updates on what's been going on and what I've been loving about life.

#1. I'm loving that we got to go home and spend Christmas with my family. We didn't have our family Christmas until January this year, but my parents made sure to leave all the decorations up for us to enjoy.
Seems like our stockings doubled in one year. I love the way my mom displays the Christmas cards on the mantle with the stockings. It's my favorite thing to check them all out.

We added this stocking to the mix this year. My talented mom made it all herself especially for Aaron. Isn't that cool?

Christmas morning pic with the pups.

#2. I'm loving the new pillows I got for Christmas. They are both homemade which makes them even more special.
My super crafty sister-in-law made this adorable pillow. I LOVE IT!

My mom and my Aunt Jan made this pillow. From this angle it just looks like a cute Christmas tree.

But check this out...turn it sideways and it spells our last name. Isn't that clever? My brother and his wife got one too with their last name. Their Christmas tree was much taller and skinnier than ours :)

#3. I've been in a crafting slump lately so I was really excited that on my last day off, I was very productive in the crafting department.
I made this little outfit and headband/bow for sweet baby Beatrix. I haven't made a onesie outfit in a long time because I don't have my wing-woman (AKA my mom) to help me sew around them so I haven't been taking any orders. I must admit...I kind of missed it. I'm  contemplating buying a sewing/embroidery machine.
I also made another set of these mugs for my friend who placed an order.
...and I started on a little decor project for our living room wall above the TV. It's not finished yet so I can't show you the finished product, but I will post about it when I'm done. Nothing fancy, it just needed something.

On top of all the crafting, I also managed to have dinner on the table when Aaron got off work. I'm telling you, it was a productive day and it felt oh, so good. Most of them are not that productive.
 I made Mix and Match Mama's (The Bachelor, Sean Lowe's sister) Chicken-a-la-King. It was really good and easy. You can find the recipe here: If you haven't read her blog, you should definitely go look at it. She has some wonderful recipes.
We had a ton of leftovers so we put the Chicken-a-la-King on top of a store bought Caesar Salad Kit for dinner the following night. Can't beat a 2-for-1. I honestly liked it better on the salad, served cold. It was really tasty.

#4. I'm loving that our first friend is making the 7 hour road trip to visit us!!! Can't wait to show Beth around the area and play hostess for the week. I have a bunch of fun touristy things for her to do so she gets the full effect. Dirt roading might even be on that list ;) I'm not sure she know what a culture shock she will be in for.We also have a fun day planned going to the Memphis Flea Market. So excited!

#5. Did anyone else love the Bachelor wedding as much as me? I'll be honest, I shed some tears. I just love Catherine and Sean. I don't think they could get any cuter. The wedding was beautiful and so very precious. It made me want to get married to Aaron all over again.

Happy Sunday! Hope you all have a wonderful week.

1 comment:

  1. Dang girl you are good at crafts!! LOVE that pillow! My mom makes all of our stockings too. I like them better than store bought ones!