We Lived Happily Ever After: November 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Very Merry Christmas Kitchen - Holiday Home Series

Hey everyone! ready for some more Holiday Home Inspiration?! Today I am sharing how to bring a subtle flair of Christmas into your kitchen.

Kitchens are the heart of  winter... When I think Christmas, I think family. When I think family, I think food... and I LOVE food. Making it, entertaining with it, eating it. It's all good in my book.

So this Christmas I wanted to bring the decorating into my kitchen. Having a big heaping chalkboard wall just called for some Christmas Hand Lettering, so that's where I started.

I love to bake, and I seriously think my chocolate chip cookies are one of the biggest factors in my husband marrying me. Not even kidding. With that said, I keep a lot of flour and sugar in stock, and I like to keep it out on the counter in glass canisters.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Home Depot Style Challenge

Hey guys! So today I am so honored to be posting my take on Christmas on the Home Depot Blog!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Home Depot Style Challenge: Sneak Peak!

Hey guys! Today I am super excited to announce that tomorrow I will be posting on the Home Depot Blog for their Holiday Style Challange! Super exiting, right? Check back tomorrow! XO

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Free Flower Wreath Watercolor Printable

Hi everyone! Ready for another freebie? Good! Today's is especially pretty.

This sweet print comes in the following sizes: 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Very Merry Christmas Bedroom - Holiday Home Series

Hello Lovelys! Things have been pretty quiet around my blog lately. In all honestly, I have been trying to take a step back and do less this year. I want to be a good mommy to my little ones. Being happy and healthy is my number one priority, so no more graveyard shifts for me! Haha!

I have been working on some projects around the house just "for me" though, because I find scheduled blogging sucks the joy out of creating sometimes. By taking the time to just create beautiful things without the pressure of having to "document it," I have ended up with some wonderful things to share with you! And I have a whole house full of Christmas to share with you all!

So let's start the tour off with my Master Bedroom.

Some of you may have seen the step by step process I have shared on instagram of building this lovely chippy mantel. I am finally making good use of it in our bedroom, and it is currently serving as a home to our stockings.

I love everything to be fresh & clean in my room. It's the one place my kids don't (errr, don't normally) trash. So cheers to not overdoing it with decor.

I hand sewed these adorable stockings with fabric from spoonflower. I am seriously in love with how the represent us each as individuals. My great grandmother made us all stockings growing up, so this was something I really wanted to do for my kids... even though I was seriously tempted to just go the easy route and do store bought!

The seaglass & natural wood theme we have going in our room was just calling for some aqua blue christmas decor! 

I like to bring in very subtle hints of nature. Normally I would uproot an actual tree or something, but I found these adorable baby pines and had to use them throughout my house.

Some people would tell me I have too much white in my house. I don't care. It makes everything else I have that does have color pop!

I like being able to spread out color evenly throughout the rooms I decorate. For example, I added a splash of blue on the chair with some pretty ornaments, and some matching vintage bottles across the room.

Last year I became obsessed with copper christmas lights. I mean, if you have to have a cord, flaunt it!

Tis is the one wall in the room that is free of Christmas spirit. ;)

Some of you all might recognize this frame from above my bed... Well, I decided to see what it would look like above my mantel, and I actually discovered it was the perfect length. So above the mantel is it's home for now.

My husband used to cut firewood for us when we lived in the cabin... Like legit cut firewood stuff: chainsaw the tree, chop the wood, grow muscles stuff, lol. I do really miss that part of our life, which is why I impulse built this fireplace. 

One of my husbands friends at work was cutting some trees down and offered to give us some of the wood. I just wish I could have seen how that conversation went:

Husband: "So, my crazy wife is making me build her a fireplace that doesn't burn wood. Oh, and she's scraping the heck out of it to make it look old and gross"
Friend: "I'll make your life easier & give you some real wood to put in it."

Or at least, that' how I imagine their conversation went. Lol!

I will have to do a tutorial for how I built my fireplace, but for now, just enjoy the fruit of my labor and stare at that chippy paint goodness.

I will admit, it's taking everything for me to not paint the firewood box white.

I am super excited because I have more rooms in my house to share the holiday spirit with you all!

So stay tuned for some more eye candy, and of course some tutorials on the finished products.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Stockings: DIY made with these Spoonflower Fabrics: 1, 2, 3, 4
Red Cars: Home Depot Here & Here
Pillows: Homegoods and TJ Maxx
Twinkle Lights: TJ Maxx
See more of my Holiday Series Below:

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hand Lettered By Hannah: Watercolor Wreath Tutorial

Hello everyone! Today's behind the scene process video is a lovely vintage floral wreath.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hand Lettered By Hannah: Modern Calligraphy

Hey everyone! Today's post in another one of my home decor pieces on my mantel.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Watercolor Video + Chloe & Isobel Giveaway!

Hey guys! Ready for another fun watercolor tutorial? Today I am painting some lovely gems from Chloe & Isobel. These particular ones are from my fellow military wife, Stephanie's collection. And guess what? She wants to do a special giveaway for all of you!

I am obsessed with my pieces from C+I- and I especially love wearing them in my watercolor videos. So naturally, I just had to paint the pretty pink jewel from my ring

See how I painted this one by pressing play.

In my opinion, the only thing more gorgeous than the painting, is the jewelry itself! I love that this brand not only makes pretty things, but they are also are a lifestyle brand that empowers women. And every purchase made through Stephanie's link goes to a good cause, giving to those who have less than the necessities.

Enter the giveaway HERE!

Check out my #handletteredbyhannah series for more fun!

Disclaimer: I was provided products in exchange for posting about them, but I only share things that I LOVE & think you will too. :)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hand Lettered By Hannah: Watercolor Badger Tutorial

Good morning everyone! Ready for another animal watercolor tutorial? Today I'm going to show you the behind the scenes of my Badger watercolor print.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Free Arrow Bouquet Watercolor Printable

Hey everyone. Today I have a fun little arrow bouquet watercolor free printable for you. 

This sweet print comes in the following sizes: 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hand Lettered By Hannah: Watercolor Floral Arrow Tutorial

Hey everyone! Today's watercolor video tutorial is inspired by the Juliet Roses featured in the scene.