Happy Valentines Day!

I’m not going to waste your time with some mushy-gushy love song lyrics.

I’m not going to post about my wonderful husband (I’ll save that for another day).

I’m not going to post a recipe or a DIY craft.

I’m just going to post a photo from my wedding.


Valentines Ideas and Inspiration

This year I am not celebrating Valentines day (due to the little one being due any minute now), but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to being a grouch like I am! These are some of the best pins and photos for Valentines day ideas that I can find! (All photos in this post are from Tumblr.)

How are you decorating for Valentines? Are you doing anything fun? Share in the comments section below!

Finally Friday

Happy Friday y’all! Hope this week was as fantastic for you as it has been over here at our home! You ready for this weeks best-of-web post?

Things I Love Thursday – Christmas Edition

Its just DAYS before Christmas, and it is by far my favorite time of the year! Nothing is more magical and more amazing than this time of the year, look around! Look at the children, look at how excited they are! I LOVE Christmas!

This week there are lots of things I love! Lets start with these photos… two of my FAVORITE!

Nothing is more special to me than a capturing the magic that only kids can see and feel. I took this photo last year of one of my husbands cousins… so cute!

This is my father in law and one of his great nieces. My father in law is a SUCKER for kids, and as you can tell, they are a sucker for him too! Every time I see this photo I think of the classic childrens story, ‘If you give a mouse a cookie.’ Isn’t she adorable?!

Other things I am loving this week: Cheesy Potato Soup. My mother in law makes it every year for a family party, and we always get to take home leftovers! Yum!

Cookies! We have so many different kinds of cookies at our house right now. Snickerdoodles. Sugar Cookies. Chocolate Chip. Maple Bars. Christmas is definitley not for the healthy eaters, or the diabetics!

Ethnic Christmases! This year we are celebrating Scottish/Irish on Friday and German on Saturday (my Oma’s is always German, and always wonderful! Irish will be an adventure!). I am so excited that we do this each year and am excited to include my baby in these traditions next year.

What do you love this week?


Last Minute Decor Ideas!

I have been pinning and loving all the holiday decor ideas on Pintrest! Here are the links so that you can check them out and make them (most take less than 30 minutes!) in time for the holidays!

To Make: http://pinterest.com/emtdani/to-make/

Holiday Odds and Ends: http://pinterest.com/emtdani/christmas-misc/


Music Monday

Finally Friday

Have any links to share? Post them below in the comments section!

Music Monday: My Holiday Playlist

When it comes to the holidays, there is LOTS of music, and all of it is so good! How could I possibly list all those great tunes in just a few short weeks? Easy! Post my playlist here! Here it is ladies and gentlemen …

We Need A Little Christmas – Glee Cast

Silent Night – Sara Ramirez

Where are you Christmas – Faith Hill

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

Winter Wonderland – Darius Rucker

Christmas Dreams – Trans-Siberian Orchestra

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

Christmases when you were Mine – Taylor Swift

Carol of the Bells – Mormon Tabernacle Choir


What are some songs on your holiday playlist?

Holiday Nail Cheer

I don’t know about you guys, but I always struggle to find nail inspiration for the holidays. Plain old red or green is easy, but just too predictable!

After lots of time surfing the interwebs I found some adorable nail shades and art for the holidays, enjoy!

I’m a BIG fan of blues for Christmas. I think these shades are so pretty! (Add some snowflake nail stickers for an extra flair!)

This shade of black is perfect for any outfit!

White, Glittery nail polish. Fresh, cute, and perfect for snowy days!

I’m an English junkie, so I absolutely love “Newspaper nails.” Per a friend who does this often, magazine and ad paper works well too! She did an entire nail polish ad on hers!

Hope you found some nail art inspiration! If not, find some and post a link to share with others below!

Things I Love Thursday

I cannot believe it is December 1st already! Where did November go!?

It’s that time of the week again, time for Things I LOVE Thursday!

Candy Cane Art and Photography

Gas Station Hot Cocoa – Making it YOUR way, with TONS of different options!

Pandora’s Holiday Stations (I typed in Mariah Carey’s Holiday Station and have an AWESOME mix there!)

I absolutely LOVE this photo from the House of Smiths blog!

Funeral potatoes. This week’s pregnancy food craving has been one of the best!

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