We Lived Happily Ever After: December 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Farm House Charm


Sometimes I have a sudden urge to create... and I go crazy at 100 mph creating fun, wonderful things! It brings me so much joy to build & invest in our little home even though we don't plan on living in here for more than another year. While I can't totally reno it the way I want my forever space to be (aka shiplap, rustic beams & flooring, etc) I love creating temporary decor to make this space feel more and more like us.




Sunday, December 25, 2016

Silent Night


Merry Christmas everyone!

Today I have a sweet & simple watercolor video to celebrate the birth of our Savior, & true reason for the season.



Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Eve!


Merry Christmas Eve everyone!


I am so blessed by our Lord Jesus. He has given me all I need & all I could ever want. A loving husband, and two beautiful babies.


In honor of December, I tried my best to take some cute Christmas photos of the kids, but Jason really wasn't having it.


June on the other hand LOVES getting her photos taken. She's pretty much a pro.


But this is what they did when I said "smile." Haha! 

 
Well, you better not pout tonight! You know who is coming tomorrow! #icantwait!

Have a blessed Christmas friends!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Oh Holy Night Watercolor


Hey everyone!

Today I have a sweet & simple Christmas watercolor video for you all.



Sunday, December 18, 2016

"Darling, I Love You More Thank The Stars In The Skies" Moon Watercolor


Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a beautiful holiday season! Today I have a behind the scenes video of one of my latest paintings. You can purchase a print of this one in my shop HERE.




Friday, December 16, 2016

Nightscape Deer


Ahhh! I'm so excited! Are you ready to see behind the scenes of one of my favorite paintings of all times? That's right! Today I am sharing how I painted my Nightscape Deer from my shop HERE.



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Silent Night Master Bedroom Art & Frame


Hey guys! Lots of you saw me posting about building this frame on social media. Well, I am finally going to share a few tips & tricks I used to create this baby.


So first, my sweet husband built this for me out of a painted piece of plywood, and some strips of pallet boards he thinned down with the table saw.



Monday, December 12, 2016

DIY Nativity Blocks


Hello everyone. Today I wanted to share some more pictures of our block nativity.

We always had a glass nativity set growing up. It's fragile nature resulted in armless wisemen, a half faced Joseph & so forth. Oh, and we always had a tradition of leaving baby Jesus out until Christmas Day when he was born... which resulted in Him getting lost...

It was about time to alter the tradition, in a kid friendly way!



Silas and I made these blocks using a 2x6 board (which is like less than $4 at Lowes or Home Depot) and a simple Jig Saw.




Sunday, December 11, 2016

DIY Sharpie "Fresh Cut Christmas Trees" Sign


Hello everyone! Today I am going to share how I made my sweet "Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Sign."


It's much easier to make then you would probably imagine (See my tutorial HERE for more details on how I build my frames) 



Friday, December 9, 2016

DIY Pallet Ginger Bread Houses


Hey everyone! Hope you all are enjoying your December. I can't believe 2016 has flown by so fast. But I am so excited for everything 2017 will bring us!

Today I have a tutorial for building DIY Ginger Bread Houses with Pallets. Becuase, you all know how obsessed I am with pallet everything. Lol!




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

DIY Rustic Chippy Faux Fireplace Mantel


Hey! I can't believe I am finally sharing my DIY fireplace with you guys! It feels like forever ago since I started building it.


I thought it would be an appropriate tutorial to share since I just shared my Holiday Master Bedroom.


I am just in love with how it turned out, and now I think every house deserves it's own fireplace. Real or fake!




Right after Hurricane Matthew hit us, it was kind of cold over here on the coast... and I was craving cozy things. So I started playing with the scrap wood in our garage and started building a fireplace frame. It was kinda crazy, but I was like, "It will either be AMAZING or terrible."



Monday, December 5, 2016

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Painting


Merry Christmas! Hope you all are doing great, and enjoying December! Today I have a behind the scenes video of my Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer painting. I am obsessed with using masking fluid for writing, so you will totally be seeing more of these type of watercolor pieces from me in the future.




Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Very Merry Christmas Livingroom - Holiday Home Series


I am so excited to share our Christmas Living Room with you all today!


It happens to be the most high traffic area in our house. We try to keep it pretty open so that the kids can run around & play.


 We have a large sectional, so we had to get creative with it's placement in order to fit a Christmas tree into the room, but it's fun to switch things up occasionally.