My etsy shop

Well I did it! I have been wanting to open an etsy shop forever and what better day to do it then Black Friday?! You can find all my hand made holiday treasures from ornaments to Christmas card holders even hand painted signs all with a rustic flare. All weekend long I am offer free shipping on any and all items.

Here is sneak peak of some items….1116-063

Buffalo plaid deer head accented with mini trees to hold your holiday greetings.


Rustic red “merry” sign


and many cute scrabble word ornaments.

So head on over and let me know what ya think. etsy

When is too early?

With everywhere you look Christmas seems to be getting closer and closer to Halloween if not before it. But really is this a bad thing? I use to think so. Working as a visual designer it was often my job to set the store for the holidays right after Halloween! “Gosh can we get a minute?!” Now that life is so hectic with my two boys and ALL their extra activities this is my first year to put up my tree before Thanksgiving. GASP!

As I began to think about it, I came to realize why not make the most wonderful time of the year last as long as possible? We are always rushing from one thing to the next that this way it also works out better. I can take my time to decorate. I’m not saying I started to decorate everything all in one shot but i did start with a new tree. Last year we moved into our forever home and I had always wanted a real tree so we got one. Well guess what my guys were all allergic to it. So back to the artificial tree we go and this year I found the cutest flocked tree at Wal-mart for $25.

So now when I have a pocket of time I can move on to the next area that needs to be decorated. Also I won’t be putting it up and taking it right back down again. So can it ever be too early? As long as Halloween has happened in my opinion. When do you start decorating for the holidays?

Turquoise Bungalow 

A little over a year ago we found the answer to our prayers. With many unfortunate events it was time to move on from our starter home. Thankfully our house did sell but finding a new home seemed to be the more diffucult challenge. Time was running out and we needed to find a place to go.  We saw a few more homes in a town that was on our plan B list that were small but super cute. Went to bed that night with a heavy heart and lots of prayers on my mind to wake up the next morning to know that this was our home! Our prayers were answered and we got the house! 

Follow the path it may not always seem clear but if you listen He will lead. I take great comfort in knowing Him. So the turquoise bungalow was born in our almost 100 year old bungalow.