Elf…

Hello Fellow Pinners,

So I have been on blogger’s hiatus.  The projects haven’t stopped, I just haven’t been able to get them posted.  We have very little free time, but I am making the blog a priority this year.  We will just say I am starting my New Year’s Resolution early!

We had some much needed relaxation over Thanksgiving.  We drove from Iowa to San Antonio, Texas to visit a great friend who is stationed at Lackland.  The time spent together is short, but very valued and always full of so many memories.  We hung out in much warmer weather, had a great meal, spent time on the River Walk, and took Lane to Sea World (it was a first for everyone, but me).  Lane was mesmerized by the Killer Whales.  He is still talking about them.

The house is starting to fill up with our Christmas traditions.  I am working on gathering all the photographs for a virtual Christmas home tour.  A great way to show off holiday pins and some of my own personal favorites.

A tradition we have started is Elf on the Shelf.  Elf was sent to us from Gramma Great!!  We let Lane name Elf this year…drumroll please…Meet Elf, the Elf.  We have a very original two year old, folks!  Here are our first few shenanigans with Elf.  Lane has loved waking up to look for Elf.

To find some AMAZING Elf ideas, check out our All Things Holidays board.  Here are our finds for Elf this year.  I will continue to update this post every few days as Elf continues his mischievous antics.

This has been more fun than I was expecting.  It is all about the reaction!

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Keep checking this post for Elf updates as Christmas draws near!  The blog is about the become Christmas central.

~Keep on Pinning!
Emily

Happy Valentine’s Day, Daycare Friends!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Pinners!

I hope your Valentine’s Day turns out to be everything you hoped for.  This is our first experience with sending Valentine’s to daycare with our little guy.  Our son is in the one year old room at his daycare, so candy is out.  With all of the creative Valentine’s on Pinterest, I knew I could find something to send that parents would be as happy as the kids.  Little man loves the squeeze applesauce pouches as do most of the kids in his class.  So off to Pinterest I went.  I found these adorable Valentine’s.  They were perfect.

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This little guy is absolutely my main squeeze.  I love him to pieces, but he was not thrilled while mom was making the Valentine’s and he couldn’t have an applesauce.  He was not my number one fan, by any means.  So, I had to wait for him to go to bed to finish them.

They make their debut on Friday.  I hope his friends love them as much as he does.

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Click the link below to download the PDF version of the tags!
You’re my Main Squeeze Valentines

-Keep on Pinning!-

Emily

Precious Memories…In an Ornament

Happy Holidays, Pinners!

I am loving how many Pinterest projects I have been able to work on over the past few weeks.  This Pinterest win comes from my board, My Favorite Little Man!  I have an almost 20 month old son, who has completely stolen my heart!  I absolutely love being a mom to a little boy!  There is just somethings so special about this bond.  In his 20 months he has taught me so much about life and adventure!  He brightens our day and keeps us on our toes for sure.

I found this amazing ornament idea scrolling through Pinterest when I was pregnant.  I never got around to making this ornament last year, but I am so glad I was able to get it done this year!  Here is the original pin.  The ornament has the hospital baby hat and the hospital bracelets.

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Here is my version of the ornament.  I included his baby hat, his hospital bracelet, and my hospital bracelet.  When I was pregnant, I made our son a baby blanket.  I used my leftover yarn to make the bow on top of the ornament.  I am a bit sentimental…this has to be one of my favorite ornaments on our tree.

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-Keep on Pinning!-
Emily