A Thankful Wife (DIY Gift Idea)

Saturday, November 28, 2015
I woke up early on Thanksgiving morning and put this little gem together for the hubs before he woke up. We had already celebrated Thanksgiving with family a few weeks ago since he always works around the holiday, and really had no plans for the day. So I wanted to try and do something to make it a little special for just the two of us.

This was such a simple little keepsake that I was able to put together with materials I had on hand at home. For each page, I added a new reason for which I was thankful for this man I love along with a corresponding photo highlighting our journey throughout the years.

Once I finished making the book, I whipped up some breakfast for the two of us. Let it be known that I am no chef - but it is the thought that counts right? What man doesn't love a good classic breakfast sandwich? Did I mention I brought him this breakfast in bed? Extra brownie points, I think?

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and took a moment to share with all of them why you are thankful to have them in your life. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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Halloween At Home Date

Sunday, November 1, 2015
The mister and I started this tradition last year, and we had a blast, so we thought we'd see if we could get even more creative this time around. So what's this tradition you may ask?

Well making a haunted gingerbread house of course.




To begin we made a trip to the store to gather some festive goodies. Graham crackers (aka gingerbread) and frosting (I like the cream cheese kind as it's extra sticky) are a must. Beyond that you can get as crazy as you'd like with the home decor.



Once you have your fixings, you are ready to set up shop. We used a pizza pan as our base, but really any pan or plate will do. Also, to get us in a festive mood, the hubs took on the role of DJ and set up some Halloween jams.




To create the walls of the house, we spread a good layer of the frosting on the back of the graham crackers and adhered them to the box they came in. The box is the perfect size usually for a haunted home's foundation.

Then it was time for our favorite part - the details. We are talking windows, sidewalks, spooky pets and more. One of the family cats even received a new scarf!








Exquisite, right? It's move in ready folks. We are currently taking offers. 

Hope everyone had a safe and HAPPy Halloween!

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