DIY Arrows

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time is winding down and all I can seem to think about is how soon this little guy is going to be here. We have been working very hard to get the nursery ready for his arrival.

You may not know this about be, but I kind of have a thing for arrows. Maybe, it is because my my last name is Fletcher, and they just seem like fitting decor. Anyway, I made some cute arrows for the nursery, and I am in love with them!

They were simple to make. I just found some dowel rods, colorful paint, feathers, and twine. I already had a lot of the items at home. I started off by taping off the rods for easy painting. However, I found that it is just as easy to freehand the stripes. I just mixed up the size and color of each stripe so they would all look a little different. Once the paint was dry, I picked out two feathers to add to the top. To attach the feathers I just wrapped them with twine.

I decided against adding points to the end of the arrows, after all, they are going in a nursery. I considered putting little felt points on them, but I am happy with them just the way they are!

Christmas Decorating

Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas decorating starts tomorrow! We are kicking off the holiday festivities with our 2nd Annual Deck the Halls Christmas Extravaganza! (You can read all about last year's extravaganza here!)

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Christmas decor projects! I am not sure how many projects I will do this year.

Our "real" Christmas tree stand is all ready to go for the holiday season! We did replace the rolled up paper with some is much sturdier! I don't have to worry about it falling when the littles come over!

These little snow globes are still my favorite of all the Christmas decor that we have! I usually leave them out until at least Valentine's day!

Okay, this isn't really a decor project, but I love wrapped presents so much that they might as well be considered decor! I am doing the same thing this year! Fabric bows and brown paper packages look so cute under my tree! Most of my gifts are already wrapped and ready to go under the tree! I can't wait!

I made these rustic ornaments the first year Dane and I were married. We still have them, and I love them just as much as I did then. I planned to have a themed tree that was rustic every year. However, we bought each other ornaments last year, and I think that will be a new favorite tradition...especially with a little one!

Wow, I have done a total of four Christmas decor projects in the several years that I have been writing this blog...and one of them was wrapping gifts (not even sure that counts)! I am such a lame blogger! ;)

Happy decorating!

Christmas Cards

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I usually design our Christmas cards, but I decided that I would just order some this year...we have enough other stuff going on. Shutterfly has an amazing selection of cards to choose from. Here are a few of my favorites!

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 It was really hard to pick just one design...they are all so fun and festive! I ended up choosing this card. They are probably the best cards that we have had...but I am sure I will love next year's even more. The paper quality is great, and the shipping was very timely. Shutterfly has yet to disappoint me!

This is not a sponsored post. These opinions are all my own!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Where did fall go?! It was snowing today! This weather is not really helping me fight my urge to decorate for Christmas. Luckily, I have been too busy to even think about decorating. I have been busy with fun photo sessions, preparing for baby, and spending much needed time with friends and family. I am sad to see the fall season come to an end, but there is so much to look forward kissing these little cheeks!

For now, I am going to continue to enjoy what is left of autumn...and a couple slices of pumpkin pie! The leaves are beautiful, the weather is cold, and the blankets are cozy. Speaking of blankets, I found this cable knit throw at West Elm the other day, and instantly added it to my must have list. I can just imagine curling up with a baby, cup of hot chocolate, and this beautiful blanket! (AHHH! Curling up with a snuggles are in my near future!!!)

Another reason to love this time of the year...I got to stock up on my favorite Scentporotables from Bath and Body Works! Leaves is my absolute favorite, but I did grab a couple Christmas scents too. These would make great stocking stuffers! I just love it when my car smells all yummy.

I recently started looking for my next sewing project. If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed that I am kind of in love with the half triangle quilts! I can't wait to pick out fabric with my grandma and the girls! I am happy that I will be able to share the progress of this little project. This is the first quilt or blanket that hasn't been a secret gift!

This is probably the most random post that I have ever written! (Sorry about that!)