Nov 21, 2014

Pink and Orange Chevron Baby Elephant Gift Box

I am so excited for all of the ladies in my life who are having their first baby!

It's such an exciting time around here and lots of baby showers and nursery decorating on the mind for sure. Not to mention, my Pinterest account is overflowing with lots of nursing, pregnancy, and baby 101 sorts of posts. 

With that in mind, I was inspired to create this adorable, pink and orange chevron baby elephant gift box! Perfect for baby girl presents!

Nov 20, 2014

a DIY Wine Lover Christmas Gift

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you folks out there! 

We're celebrating the start of an awesome season with a few grab bags perfect for a friend, Christmas host or hostess, or a wine enthusiast! When I go to a party, I make sure to bring something for us to toast with and I thought it would be great to bring some holiday cheer to the bar with a few, lovely DIY grab bag ideas! It's an affordable project a crafter at any skill level can enjoy!

Nov 16, 2014

Making #OneBoldChoice as a Phoenix Driver | The All-New Toyota Camry

My mom and I got to check out some new Toyota vehicles at the Phoenix Zoo!

We heard from Toyota representatives at the event, and we got an exclusive walkthrough of the new Toyota Camry, Yaris, and Sienna. We were really excited to check out all of the changes made to the Camry, since we found out that they replaced over 2000 parts and changed everything on the older Camry with the exception of the roof! I really like the new 2015 Toyota Camry (shown on the right in the image below). 

Bewitchin' Projects Block Party | Week 17

Good morning, everyone.

I wanted to take a moment to recognize the loss of a dear family member this week: my grandfather. This man was strong yet gentle. Fearless yet levelheaded. He was a complicated man, but it was simple in how he loved and cared for us. He was there for his family no matter what the circumstances--from the moment he and my grandmother married, he began to build a foundation that would support generations of children. Gramps, I will miss you dearly. I am glad that your pain and suffering has stopped, and that you are having a nice time catching up with old friends in Heaven.

Rest in peace. I love you.

Nov 11, 2014

Organic Moscow Mule (Alcoholic)

Enjoy this guilt-free cocktail with organic liquor!

Nov 9, 2014

Building a Marriage that is Drama-Free

Adam and I had faced many challenges right out at the start of our marriage: learning to live together, managing money, paying bills, adjusting to differing family traditions, post-graduation coping, finding a "grown up" job, etc. Life as a young, 20 something for us after we got married was in no way easy.

But if there is anything I have taken away in the last 3 years it's that:
you need to learn to live your life drama-free

Bewitchin' Projects Block Party | Week 16

Hi all! 

How is everyone doing today? Everyone having a great weekend?

I am looking forward to your posts this week--I need some more Thanksgiving inspiration to decorate around our house! It's so easy to slip right into Christmas, but I really don't want to decorate Christmas before Thanksgiving if at all possible, you know? It's like that moment in time right now where stores are going to start playing Christmas music before I even order my bird for Thanksgiving Day! I just want to embrace this holiday first for sure, but it's definitely way easier to embrace Christmas as a blogger.

What do you all think about that?

Nov 6, 2014

An Arizona Guide to Giving Back this Thanksgiving

It's that time of year! 

A time to celebrate family, friends, and our favorite foods! For our Arizona locals: we decided to compile a list of the ways to spend time giving back through charity on Thanksgiving in or around the Greater Phoenix area:

Nov 5, 2014

Home Decor Print Giveaway | LifeCreated, Arizona Local Photography

LifeCreated has some absolutely darling prints available for sale on Etsy. What I really love about her photography is that it's crisp, filled with light, colorful and vibrant. Stephanie's ability to tell a story in a frame is awesome--she has an eye for still life that I have yet to even come close to mastering myself. I am proud that we are hanging her artwork in our home! I encourage you all to check out her Etsy shop hereand see which of her prints you love most!

3 different winners will be chosen! 
Each winner will receive one of these prints below:

Stunning images, right?! 

Enter to win a print below!

Nov 3, 2014

Your Thanksgiving Day Meal Favorites--in a Cupcake!

Happy November!

This month basically celebrates food, family, and friendship and we are all about all three of those for sure! Thanksgiving has been one of my favorite holidays because it's a time to just be with others and cherish the moment. 

Adam and I love cooking Thanksgiving Day food--he made us an awesome turkey dinner last year, and I wanted to surprise him with a little treat that would bring us our turkey day fun a few weeks early: