December 31, 2012


This has been an amazing year for me and my little family. We have truly been blessed this year and I just wanted to take a little time to recap some of our highlights.

Halloween 2012
Starting back in January I was able to really start taking charge of my mental and physical health. It's still a work in progress but I feel like I've come a long way from where I was 12 months ago. This also lead me to meet some of the most amazing women ever, who have all touched my life in ways I couldn't even imagine.

Mo, Elyse, myself and McKenna
I did my first 5k, with the afore mentioned women! It was my only 5k of 2012 but it will not be my last, as I hope to do many more in 2013 and possibly even a half marathon!

Ms. Purple pants was my amazing trainer, Miki! 
I have fallen even more madly in love with my amazing husband. He has supported and motivated me in all of my crazy ideas and efforts this year. We will have some tough times in 2013, courtesy of the  military, but we are ready for it! I'm looking forward to all the great memories we will make this next year!

Tyler has grown in leaps and bounds. It's been amazing to see how much she has changed this year. She has started walking, occasionally sleeping through the night, saying a few words, signing and is just so full of spunk, sass and life.
Christmas 2011
Christmas 2012
She traveled to 21 different states, most of that during our 2,700 mile cross country move from Georgia to Washington, but some of it to Virginia and Texas to visit grandparents and other family! She flew on four airplanes, three of those trips went awesome and the other one.... well we won't talk about that one! Haha.
Visiting Nana and Papa, May 2012
She went hiking for the first time. She went to her first zoo, in Atlanta and then her second zoo here in Tacoma. She saw Mt. Rushmore, one of her mama's favorite places! I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for the little peanut!

Mt. Rushmore in August 2012

So, all in all it's been a wonderful year for us. I'm hoping 2013 will be just as blessed!

November 2012


December 12, 2012

.diy card holder.

This year we have actually done some Christmas decorating! It's pretty exciting. We have our cute little (fake) tree. Some things on the mantle. I'm loving how festive it makes the house!

One thing that I was missing, however, was a Christmas card holder. I looked around and found a few but none really caught my fancy. I was talking to le man about it and he suggested just putting up some twine that he already had and clipping the cards on to that. I kind of took the idea from there and got some clothes pins and glitter. Bam! Super easy and inexpensive card holder.

I love the way these turned out. I simply painted some mod podge onto one side of the clothes pin, then dipped it in super fine red glitter. Let it dry overnight, then they are ready to go! I might go back and glitter the whole clothes pin later, but that will be a lot messier so for now one side looks pretty awesome!