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Category: Holiday Roooooad


In going with my ( admittedly slightly depressing) but totes comfy and cozy Scandi Christmas, I give you an idea that I’m pretty sure I came up with on my own, Ombre Felt Scalloped Trees. Like, I didn’t see it anywhere and copy it. I’m not saying this exact project hasn’t been done before because, really, who are we kidding, these type of things are everywhere, but I had an original idea! This is cause for celebration!

Supplies Needed:

Tree Shaped Cardboard Cones from your craft store
Various colors of Felt
Hot Glue

This is an imperfect sort of tree and I embrace uneven scallops and gaps. Just turn that portion to face the wall, right? Felt is my fabric of choice this winter so prepare to be bombarded by that wooly goodness. All up in your face wooly goodness.

Homemade Valentine’s Decor

Couple weeks ago, my friend Adrienne came over for some good old fashioned crafting.She brought a shit-ton of yarn and a tiny sewing machine. Newsflash: I can operate a tiny sewing machine. I was pretty proud of myself. We actually got a lot done and my house is now properly loved on.

I think it was on Michelle from Decor and the Dog’s post about Valentine’s Day decor that I commented about never caring about VD before. But like all the holidays, as soon as Gabe popped out, it was a holiday free for all around here. Gabe will grow up in a festive house dammit! Pink and red shit everywhere!

Gabe’s got the yarn ball poofs down pat.


Glittered hearts on burlap inspired by this pin

Um, heart artwork blatantly printed out from this pin

My first attempt at yarn poofs turned out a-ok with me

Pipe cleaner letters inspired by this pin

I’m sort of obsessed with decorating with tons of stuff on my dining room table.

Aren’t the arrows adorbs? They were inspired by these.

And the chalkboard, while blank right now, is sporting this pretty new garland made with all sorts of scraps of ribbon I had. Oh, and it was inspired by this one

So we are all clear now right? By inspired I obviously mean “blatantly copied”. Ha. I’m pretty proud of all my crafts this year. What’s next? St.

What’s next? St. Paddy? Yeah, you know it. We’ll be throwing up green in no time.


Fun fact: Homemade costumes are in my blood. It will take a hell of a lot for me to not piece together a costume for my kids.That’s not to say that I don’t love a cute store-bought costume. I might have considered a certain airplane get-up from Target as a backup.

Fun fact: Last year I wanted to dress Gabe up as a “French Man”, you know, curly mustache, baguette, the whole shebang. But I picked Mr. Peanut instead.  This year, I couldn’t get the French Man outfit out of my head…which obviously led to this, a mime.

Fun fact: I assumed the makeup process would be the most annoying part of getting this costume to work. Turns out, the kid hated the beret. Can’t imagine why. What man about town doesn’t appreciate a good beret?

Fun fact: Catching pale as a ghost Gabe out of the corner of my eye really freaked me out.

Fun fact: This kid is awesome

Fun fact: I did not dress my baby up as a bumblebee or a prisoner.

Fun fact: Gabe’s 1st official Trick-or-Treating went pretty darn good.

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