Monday, September 30, 2013

Congratulations, Sadie!

The winner of the oatmeal steam bowl and lid set from Gracie China Coastal Imports is Sadie K!

Congratulations, and thank you everyone for participating! We will be hosting more giveaways in the near future!! :)


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Felted Wool Sweater to Pillow Cover Tutorial

It's no secret, I absolutely love all things Shabby Chic.
I believe I developed this adoration when I went to visit DeAnna in Montana (where she briefly lived) and we were a little outside of Kalispell. We literally made it our mission to: 1. Get a slice of Huckleberry Pie every day I was there from a different restaurant. (Seriously, so good.) 2. Go fishing in the scariest of the scary places (Huge CHECK next to this one, Devil's Elbow, anyone?!) 3. See a bear. In the flesh. (We even baited them with fish near the hotel... No luck, at all... and 4. Hit up any/every little shop we could. It was October, and everything was just beautiful. The shops were unlike anything we have in the Southwest, so quaint and adorable. I was in love.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Everly in her room

I snapped some photos of Everly in her room, and just had to share.
I can't believe she is already {almost} 8 months... It has just flown by!
She is the apple of our family's eye, she has such a silly personality... And she has gotten so "stranger" aware in the past couple weeks. She just buries her face into my shoulder when she doesn't know someone. It's adorable.
(Her outfit is Janie and Jack)
(Mine is: Pencil Skirt- J. crew, Striped Shirt- H&M)
Everly Pearl

What am I wearing?

Blown Up photo tutorial, here!


Her eyes blow me away.



Loving on baby. I always try to snap some photos of me with the kids when I take their photos. I love looking back to their baby photos and remembering how I felt holding them in the photo.




I'm working on a blog post on making pillow covers out of sweaters, stay tuned!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Easy Peasy way to Clean the Stove...

Ok, so who doesn't love a clean house? I plan to post some of the tried-and-true tips I have used to improve our house, starting with this gem. You see, we bought our house 3 months ago and either the owner before us didn't have time to clean or didn't like to, so my first order of business was to clean the heck out of our new home.

Friday, September 13, 2013

The New Chick :)

Hey there! I just wanted to write a post introducing myself:
 I'm DeAnna and I was Sierra's wombmate 26 years ago, so naturally I couldn't allow her to have something as cool as this blog and not share it with me! We share everything, dangit! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Easy and Yummy Oatmeal Recipes + Giveaway!



I thought I would host a giveaway to kick off the all-new direction with this blog as I have enlisted the help of my twin sister to co-author this blog from now on (read more about that HERE) and share my FAVORITE oatmeal recipes. Whether you have stumbled across this blog from pinterest or you are a regular around here, you can win! Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post! :) Back to my oats...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Welcome, DeAnna...

Now you all get to... sort of.

So as you may (or not) know, I have an identical twin sister, DeAnna.

We are pretty much your typical polar opposite sisters. I'm the neat one, the structured, control-freak, athletic, organized and neurotic one.

DeAnna is the free-spirit, wild child, tattooed, anti-gym, shameless and easy-going one.

But we do have the same goals... We are both blessed with being able to stay home with our kids. (We both have 7 year old sons and babies under 1, and of course I had to trump her with also having a 5 year old girl.) Anyway, we are both constantly trying to be the better wife, Christian, sister, daughter and soccer-mom... All while restoring the glamour of being a homemaker and caring for your family. Be gone, yoga pants and t-shirts!

Well, when it came to my blog, I asked DeAnna if she would want to write on it. Although she doesn't like and do exactly what I do, she has a variety of other skills/ideas that I don't. (We were obviously way too much awesome for one person so God split us into two, ya know, to even the playing field.) And she agreed!

So I am SO excited to welcome DeAnna as a writer for this blog! We talk at least 5 times a day and I think she is hilarious and I'm sure you will too. We are both extremely busy, so this will help us to have more regular posting, and an even broader spectrum of topics!

I'm slowly tinkering with this page to reflect the changes, but I was so excited I had to share.




Friday, September 6, 2013

Fall is in FULL Effect!

Fall is here!!!!!!
Okay, it's not really "fall" yet, but Football officially started last night, it's September, and damnit, I'm READY!!
I thought since I have a whole new house to decorate for, it only made sense to pull out my Fall decor and see what I'm working with, then figure out what I'm lacking/needing, and pick it up in the next couple weeks when I had a chance. Yeaaah... that was two days ago. I couldn't stop myself. So... it's FALL! BecauseIsaidSo!
I was really only lacking Fall florals, so I picked them up last night at Hobby Lobby.
I absolutely LOVE how my house is now, but you can see how it normally looks here!
Well, since there isn't a tutorial associated with this post, I'll get right to the pictures. I've added captions of tips/tricks things I did. I'm hosting a giveaway in my next post, so get excited for that!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Recreated Childhood Pictures, Gift Idea



Sorry for the lack of posts! My twin sister was visiting from Atlanta, GA the past few days. My mom, stepdad, aunt and cousin also came to meet her new little man, so we had a full house and I was enjoying every moment I could with my tubby little nephew, Kato! He is just adorable! He is 3 months younger than Everly, and nearly 3 lbs heavier. He is a TANK. I was just loving every second!