Archive for December, 2011

New Years 2012 Free Printable

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! I’m really excited for 2012, how about you guys?

This year I have lots of little goals, (such as reading 2 books a month), which if I didn’t write down I’m likely to forget. Therefore, I thought I’d update last year’s letterhead (seen HERE) for 2012. Please feel free to DOWNLOAD IT HERE and print IT for yourself, and lets make this year a rich and productive one!

Also, don’t forget about this other little free printable. Perfect for sending out a festive thank you for all the little treasures you received this season. See original post HERE.

See you in 2012!

Reminder: HGTV Dream House Sweepstakes

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Just a reminder that it’s officially time to enter the HGTV 2012 Dream House Sweepstakes.

Read all about it HERE and head over HERE to enter twice a day, through Feb 17th for your chance to win.

The home is located in beautiful Midway, Utah, only about a mile from Brad’s parents house.  I’m pretty sure it’s destiny!  If one of you wins, we’re coming over to visit!

World Market Christmas Clearance

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Sar and I stopped by World Market yesterday to check out their 50% off Christmas clearance.  Not only did we find great deals on Christmas things, but also discovered most of their furniture was on sale.  This beauty was the show stopper:

The Hayden Dining Banquette priced at only $200!!!!

This bench is usually $450 and is only on sale in stores while supplies last.  We love the idea of a soft seat at the dining table to induce long hours of chatting after dinner:

We also think this little banquette would look great in an entryway or at the foot of a bed:

Add a few pillows to this guy and you’re set.  This deal is a amazing!!!  I am still in awe at the price and potential of this piece!  What do you guys think of it?


Tin TIn the Movie

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and are still enjoying the season. Both of us have been camped out at our parents the past few days with the siblings, having lots of fun, and eating way too much.

Yesterday we ventured out to watch the new Tin Tin Movie. Having been a huge fan when I was little, I was both excited and nervous to see the results of the film. I’m pleased to say it was incredible. The animation was insanely brilliant, and the story and characters followed true to the books. It’s a sure winner for both the kiddies and adults.

There’s a list of good movies I’m excited to see this season, what have you guys been watching?

Emily’s Christmas Decorations

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

This year I wanted to keep my decorations as simple as possible. Our little apartment gets cramped up so easily I decided to keep my 7ft tree in storage (aka Sarah’s basement). It wasn’t until I went down into that basement that I found all my lost beauties! I had to try very hard to choose only my favorites and not to go overboard like I usually do!

It has been hard trying to get the place to feel festive and cozy without a tree and garlands galore, but I finally think I’m getting there…  This twiggy, gold thingy is the only thing I purchased this year.  I’m not sure exactly what it’s supposed to be but I had to have it!  The simple bead garland was inspired by the one in Sar’s kitchen that looks so beautiful.

I’ve also been trying to personalize our home more…love the gold letters found HERE, but not sure if I like our name plastered on the walls?! Thank you mammy for the amazing glittered pine cones from Gatehouse. I LOVE them!

Gold sprays found last January at Michaels for $.19 each. Gold wreath $1.49 from Roberts a few years back after Christmas clearance.

Another attempt at trying to keep it simple with my favorite champagne decorations.

Do any of you live in a little place like mine? How do you manage to decorate and get festive?

We cannot believe how quickly Christmas is upon us.  We wish you all a most wonderful Christmas!!!