We’re back…and with a little surprise!

02.15.2017 by Sarah |

We are really excited to now share that I’m pregnant with a baby boy!

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When we wrote our Christmas post, we really didn’t think it’d be this long of a blog break! But life has a way of throwing you unexpected surprises.

For those who’ve done IVF (or know those who have) you know it’s no walk in the park, and even the smoothest of cycles is so consuming, time wise, physically, financially and mentally. This has been our 2nd fresh cycle, and we’re beyond grateful that they were both successful.

We feel VERY lucky.

The news of the success however was put on hold while the beginning of pregnancy was quite bumpy to say the least. Pretty much all of January was ‘hit or miss’, and I’m just starting to feel as confident as the Dr’s do and get excited that a baby boy is joining our family in August!!!

We love you guys and this little blog of ours, we’re excited that another boy is joining our little group.

Finally, here’s to the new year…and all the exciting things in the works!

Sarah. x

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Merry Christmas!

12.23.2016 by sarah and emily |

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As we come to a close of this year these four cheeky monkeys remind us what happiness is all about!

2016 has been one of our hardest years yet, we miss our brother. Nothing can replace the hole he has left in our hearts, we feel older, and more vulnerable.  It’s hard not to dwell on sadness, but we are grateful of the light this season brings.

I read this week “The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.”
– Russell M. Nelson

We have never been more grateful for all those we love!

We hope your Christmas is filled with love and peace, and busy making memories!

We’ll see you in 2017!

Sarah and Emily xx

The Easiest Way to make a Ginger Bread House

12.22.2016 by Sarah |

If you’re looking something fun and festive to do we have the best idea…

Gingerbread houses made from just two ingredients: graham crackers and chocolate!

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Graham crackers are one thousand times easier than trying to make your own gingerbread and getting your angles perfectly straight and chocolate is so much easier to work with than icing.

The best part is your house is made in five minutes and then you can really get to the fun of decorating!

We used a bread knife to cut our graham crackers and simply melted white chocolate in a Ziploc bag in the microwave.

It’s time to bring out your inner Buddy the Elf and get to work :)

Sarah x

Gift Guide for You!

12.20.2016 by sarah and emily |

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5 | Faribault buffalo check throw 6 | Rifle Paper recipe box 7 | Hunter boots

8 | milk glass cake stand 9 | copper KitchenAid

You’ve worked hard all year and we are 100% positive you are on the nice list!

If you have no idea what you should ‘ask for’ this Christmas, look no further! These are a few of our favorite things and we know you will LOVE any of these items too.

Merry Christmas ladies!

Sarah and Em xxx

Sarah’s Christmas Living Room

12.16.2016 by Sarah |

I can’t believe it’s only 9 days until Christmas and I haven’t shared my living room yet! One of the great benefits of having a fake tree is that I can set it up early, so I’ve literally been enjoying it for more than a month already!

The girlies (as I’ve said before) are getting really into all the different holidays and things that change around the house. Last year I didn’t dare put up a full size tree, they were just at that age where they were into everything. This year to try and prevent them touching it I built a wall of boxes around the bottom to create some distance, it’s worked like a charm!

Like we shared last year (see HERE), I gave my clearance fake tree a bit of a makeover with some spray paint. I just love how it gives a hint of flocked but still has a lot of green coming through.

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I always look forward to stores getting in their Christmas goodies, yes…even if it is September! Although I have bins of decorations, I still like to buy one or two items each year to add to my collection. This year it was THIS garland from Target which now has 30% off!

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I’ve loved adding some lights on the other side of the room with this garland and nativity.

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I do miss having a real tree, and we’ll go back to that in the future, but for now bits of fresh greenery here and there will have to make do!

My mother-in-law gifted me THIS nativity the first Christmas we were married, I’m still in love eleven years later and hope I will be for a lifetime!

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Thanks for visiting my festive living room, I hope you enjoyed it!

Merry Christmas!

Sarah x