I really, really love the beautiful and inventive ways I see people using social media to give sincere love and service. I don’t personally know this family, but a friend of the family reached out to me asking if I’d help spread the word about this 4K and I’m happy to do it. I’m hoping to get my booty out there and run!
Here’s a little bit of info about who the run is benefitting. In September, Kuu received a shocking diagnosis of a rare and advanced stage of liver cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma. Kuu is mother of 5 beautiful, young children. To help support the family and raise money you can participate in this fun race!
Gobble gobble friends! It’s almost Thanksgiving! I hope you’re all ready to shove your fat faces! I know I am.
Ok first off, do you notice something different?! Probably not so I’ll just tell you. We used to have our TV above our fireplace, and now we don’t! I used to have to crop all pictures about 4″ above the fireplace, see here.
I had to beeeeeg Eric to move it because he really liked where it was, and there was a bunch of drilling involved to move it, BOO HOO. Haha, but I asked him to do it on my birthday, so he couldn’t say no! I wanted to be able to decorate the mantle! I know this sounds silly, but I disliked how when you walked in our house that a big ol’ TV was the crowning center of our home. Not a family picture, or a seasonal display, but a boob tube. So now I’m giddy with mantle display ideas, and this Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving bunting is the first of many mantle displays to come. (I’ve just fully embraced the dorkiness of this, I’m not apologizing for frivolity anymore, just expect it).
SOOOOO if you’re looking for a way to EASILY spruce up your pad for your big Turkey Day feast, or easy an easy Thanksgiving craft idea for over your mantle or table or whatever, here you go!
I used the glittery gold that came in the pack to add “GOBBLE GOBBLE” (because I had already used the word “thankful” for this bunting and I couldn’t think of anything else Thanksgivingish) to a .99 garland I picked up at Wal-mart. I used my “slice” to cut out the letters, because I have one. Because one time I filmed like 9 instructional videos for them…what?
But I created a free download with similar letters.
All you need to do is print the letters on the paper, cut them out, then hot glue them to the pre-made garland! You could do this for any party really to fit a theme. It would be cute at a kid’s party and you could put their name on it!
Now don’t forget, I’ve got some other fun Thanksgiving crap you should check out. Like my acorns:
and my Turkey T! I need to make Rad one ASAP! I actually have this one pictured still, but I feel like he needs his own.
That’s Gigi and her cousin JoJo 2 years ago! SOB.
Anyway. I hope you’re enjoying decorative gourd season.
A few weeks ago the cute twin sisters, Heather and Heidi, behind the Fairy Birds book asked if they could catch Gigi in action trying to be a little Fairy Bird. Fairy Birds are Fairy Godmother’s in training. Like, in case you didn’t know. Hahaha.
Gigi and I read the book, Fairy Birds, the night before our photo shoot, and she really got into the concept of earning her “givie feather” by doing nice things and “giving” to those around her. Even better than the feather were the wings she got to wear while she did these nice things! I loved brainstorming with Ginger about how she could give to those around her.
Ginger is only 3, so I haven’t really gotten into the concept of service much with her, past what she can do for ME. But I really loved having a way to start this–-what I hope will be–lifelong conversation about looking for ways to show love to those around us.
Obviously Gigi had the best ideas ever.
First she decided to make some “Gigi Donuts” for her friends. (I encouraged the use of the mini Gigis because I had some leftover from her party.)
Try not to die from the sweetness.
Then she decided we could teach baby Rad how to crunch leaves.
Rad, of course, just tried to eat the leaves, but he almost exploded from sheer delight because his big sister gave him about 60 seconds of her attention. That’s about 10 times as much as he usually gets from her! Haha. Ugh. I can’t even talk about the way he gazes at her without starting to blubber. I caught her playing peek-a-boo with him when I left the room the other day and I actually started crying. I’m crying about it again now. I can’t stop THE CRYING.
Thank you Heather and Heidi for creating an opportunity for my daughter and I to talk about something other than how many stuffed animals she gets to take into Target with us. And a HUGE thank you to Heather Hackney for the beautiful pictures of my babies.
Tis the season for DIYing! And right now I couldn’t be MORE excited or happier for the beautiful Chelsey Andrews aka The Paper Mama and Chelsea Costa aka Lovely Indeed for their bomb digital crafting book: Make Your Day.
The book has 20 DIY projects for crafters of all levels, plus THE most adorable illustrated instructions. But what I love most is how original and NOT pretentious this book is. It’s NOT just a bunch of glam pictures with re-hashed ideas styled really pretty. (Not to like, go on a tangent…) I can tell these gals worked really hard to create unique and easy-to-make projects that anyone can successfully recreate. And that’s not easy to do!
I know firsthand how much work goes into a project like this. And this book is AWESOME.
So simple and perfect for any occasion. I know I’ll be using a few of these tutorials for myself and for gifts this year!
I know how much each and every sale means to me when it comes to my book, we worked SO SO SO hard on it and will probably nowhere near make enough money to compensate for the time we spent on it (even though I didn’t do it just for money, duh). Actually, almost NO ONE makes money on books, so if you ever see a blogger or someone you love with a book I REALLY suggest supporting them. I always do. Haha. But anyway, I seriously get giddy whenever I see we sell one! So if you want to make their day, I seriously suggest supporting Make Your Day!
Chloe is a Certified Wedding and Event Planner from the Wedding Planning Institute, and her blog is full of gorgeous DIY’s, but you can also hire to do your event! If you need that kind of thing.
I’m busy planning a Baby Shower for my good friend Heather’s first little girl, it’s going to be Paraisan, but I LOVE this mood board for an Orange and Aqua Baby Shower!
Take it away Chloe!
Who says baby showers are only suppose to be in baby pink and baby blue? Spice up your friend’s upcoming fall baby shower with this gender neutral orange and aqua theme baby shower! The pop orange and refreshing aqua is sure to be an energy booster for all the guests and the expecting mother.