The best gift I ever got.

I swear to y’all the best gift I’ve ever been given is my DSLR camera. It’s taught me so much about photography, it’s easy to use, and I don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars whenever I want frame worthy pictures. So if you need an idea to give to the hubby this is a great one! (Seriously!) And the cameras last forever if you protect them. I mean it’s always fun to upgrade, but quality photos have much more to do with how you take the photo rather than the camera. I took my kiddos holiday portraits yesterday afternoon, and they came out SO CUTE! I’m SO happy! Can’t share the card yet, because I’d like to keep that a surprise for those getting them as gifts and such, but here are some shots I nabbed.








I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do! The last one just describes our house perfectly right now, a little wild a crazy and far from perfect.

Merry Christmas!


Top 25 Advents on Pinterest

I LOVE Christmas. I LOVE everything about Christmas! I love Elf on the Shelf, I love visits with Santa, and I LOVE anything that gets that little glimmer a glowin’ in those little one’s eyes in those days leading up to Christmas. Last night I was browsing Pinterest and since I’ve already committed to a boring old store bought Advent Calendar this year, I thought I would get my fix by pulling together some of my FAVES for all of you!

So here you go…and YOU’RE welcome. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

1. Santa’s Beard CUTdown!

2. Santa’s Beard Fill In.

3. Ornament Advent

4. The Advent Christmas Tree

5. Scripture Advent Calendar

6. Advent in a Cupcake Pan

7. A Joke a Day Advent (In the Lunchbox!!)

8. Advent Activity Jar

9. Super Easy Budget Friendly Refrigerator Advent

10. Up-Cycle Paper Towel Roll Advent Calendar

11. Marriage Scripture Advent Calendar

12. Adorable Christmas Tree Advent (Sew Pattern)

13. The Advent Cake

14. Up-Cycled Record Album Advent

15. Clothes Pin Advent 1

16. Clothes Pin Advent 2

17. Clothes Pin Advent 3

18. Up-Cycled Baby Food Jar Advent

19. 25 Days of Baby’s First Christmas Advent

20. Let’s Get Toasty Advent!

21. Free Printable Advent Calendars

22. Paper Stocking Advent Calendar

23. Coffee Cup Advent Calendar

24. Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

25. Up-Cycled Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar


Lots of fun DIYs to get the kiddos excited about Xmas! Even a few special ones for the adults. What are your family’s favorite ways to countdown till Xmas? Tell me in the comments below!

Christmas Pictures : How to Bokeh

So I’ve been way out of the loop this week. Busy with Christmas as I’m sure we all have! I’ve been wrapping, stuffing, baking, cooking, cleaning, sorting presents, and the list continues! So today, I thought I would share with … Continue reading