Saturday, December 27, 2014

Our Christmas Eve outfits

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve at my dad's house and the next day we went by a friend's and then to my in-laws. I look forward to dressing up the girls each Christmas and this year I really joined in on the fun.

I recently became obsessed with tulle skirts so I thought it would be fun and cheaper to make one myself. Serena also wanted one so I made one for her as well. Settling on the measurements to make the first cut took the longest, but the skirts were surprisingly easy. For mine I used 5 layers of tulle and for Serena I used 4. I attached them to a sparkly elastic and they came out adorable if I do say so myself.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 19, 2014

I'm still alive!

I hope you guys haven't written me off the blogosphere yet. I'm still here and kickin. Things have been crazy. So much has gone on. Trials and tribulations, but mixed in with a whole lot of love and blessings too. I have much to talk about, but I can't talk about it just yet. I hate to be vague. Lord knows I hate when people vague post on Facebook, blogs, or forums, but yet here I am--doing just that. 

Before any speculating begins, let me cross a few things off the list. The girls are happy and healthy, my husband is great, business is good, and I'm not pregnant. There, now that that's clear, can you believe it's almost the end of the year? I'm so ready for 2015. There's a lot of exciting things in store for my family and I and I can't wait to share them. 

Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Formal dining room tour

Happy Monday. I hope everyone had a good weekend eating turkey leftovers or spending time with family and friends. We spent time with family and also working around the house. I've had requests to do a house tour in the past and never got around to it, but I did photograph our formal dining room about a week ago.

The nursery is my favorite room in the house, but the dining room comes in second. I hadn't been able to entertain in it as much as I would have liked, but over the years I have here and there. It's usually not as neat. Sometimes it doubles as an office, sewing or storage room for things like the vacuum or random toys.

Our dining room set is Italian from designer Antonio Marelli and the crystal chandelier is a Schonbek. H and I loved the dining room set instantly almost 5 years ago, but I'd like to move onto something else. We bought it because we have a victorian house and wanted to have furniture that flowed with the house. I still love elegant furniture, but I'd like to move towards something a little more modern.