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Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Thankful Wife (DIY Gift Idea)

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.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween At Home Date

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!