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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My Month in Numbers -- November 2016

Happy December, friends! With the first weekend of December behind us, I wanted to take the chance to hare my November with you. I love these month in number posts. It provides me with the opportunity to look back on the fun we've had because as we all know, time goes by so fast these days. Here is a look back on November.

Minutes spent watching the life Rory and Lorelei on TV last month. Many people disliked the ending of The Day In The Life. However the more I think about it the more I think I am on board with the ending 100%, as if it really matters, but this article puts why I think and feel the way I do together perfectly. And lastly, while my love for Logan will never die, I'm officially #TeamJess for the purpose of any and all additional episode (may we be blessed with more). 

Online orders placed. Online shopping is where it's at. I love walking the aisles of Target just as much as any other red-blooded SAHM but the ease of shopping online will never cease to amaze me. Especially when buying from Amazon Prime. HELLO 2-day delivery. And speaking of shopping Casa de Cox is officially done with their Christmas shopping. #lifegoals

Number of photos I shared on Instagram. Instagram is my favorite social media tool. I like being able to share our every day life with family and friends near and far. I have to admit, I thought that number would be higher but since I usually take a social media break on the weekends, this is probably about right. Although I love IG, it feels good to disconnect sometimes. If you aren't following us, you should be: Wife Mommy Me on IG.

Ornaments hung on the 3 trees in our home - ours, Connor's and Charlie Brown's. Since we got a new  larger tree this year I had to get a few more ornaments to fill it up. I love that we use only keepsake ornaments on our tree. Each one has a special memory attached to it and I love that about our decked out tree. Now, if I could just get Rudy to stop messing with the shiny ornaments we'd be in business. 

Photos erased from my iPhone. I actually backed many of them up to my computer and then just erased the others completely. This is huge progress for me but I had to because I was running out of space on my phone and this is not the time of year to find yourself not able to take a photo of video. I promise one day I'll get my photo act together and move them all to a hard drive. 

Trips planned for 2017. I am super excited to be heading to Florida for a family vacation in February. We just have to decide on Disney or Legoland. Connor is really pushing for Legoland. In the Spring, I'll be going on a trip with just the Mister on a work trip. And then I have something in the works to head to the east coast to meet Meghan from The Adventure Starts Here. I'm also hoping to get to Texas in the Summer. I miss some of my people down in ATX and if this happens, I can also meet my girl, Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls

Days till the new year and a chance to really make big things happen in 2017. I have some personal goals that I want to achieve which means I may have to cut back on blogging a bit. This does not mean I am quitting the blog game, I just may not blog 5 days a week. I have to do some seriously thinking and planning and hopefully it all comes together well for me. 

Nights Connor slept all night long last month. What is this madness? At 4 years old we shouldn't be dealing with this. Each night he wakes up and calls out for one of us, we go into his room and tuck him back in and back to sleep he goes. I just don't get it BUT I have came to terms with it. I had this moment last week when I realized he won't always asks for me, for James. He won't always want to hold our hand or cuddle so while I'm missing a bit of sleep each night, it's more than worth it. 

Last month went by so dang fast. I can't believe we are this.close to Christmas and the start of a new year. 
How did November treat, you?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Home Tour - Christmas 2016

Decorating our home for the holiday is something I look forward to every year. I am one of those people who decorate early so we can enjoy the festive decor a bit longer. This year I decked the halls earlier than ever before: November 12. The highlight of our decor has to be our Christmas tree. My beloved Thomas Kinkade tree has a short fuse so we had to replace it with a new tree, that I've fallen head over heels in love with. You know how picky people are when looking for a car or home? That's me when searching for a new tree. But I found the perfect one and can't wait to share it with you. So let's do that right now. Here is our home this Christmas.

For those of you who will ask, I purchase the bulk of my decorations at Target, Hobby Lobby and a few things from our local grocery store, Kroger. I buy most of new decorations after the holidays so I can score them at a heavily discounted price. My newest obsession is the "Christmas red truck" and I hope to pick up a few more pieces with this truck after Christmas or even as a Christmas gift.


Our halls have been decked and I can't wait to host Christmas Eve in our home for the first time ever. From the entryway to the living and dining rooms to the kitchen, we've added a bit of Christmas cheer through the entire house. I'll be a bit blue when I have to take down our decorations after the holiday but I am planning on putting up a few "winter" pieces this January.

Now it's your turn!
Share your home with us this holiday and join our Holiday Home Tour. 

Because my love of all things Christmas has no end, I want to invite you to share your Christmas tree ornaments with us during the Christmas Ornament Show & Tell link-up party that goes live December 20th! Myself and four others want to see what makes your tree so gorgeous. Share photos of your favorite ornaments in a post on the 20th so we can celebrate the magic of the holidays with you.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Favorite Fonts: Winter Edition

Winter has arrived in our home state of Ohio. It's was windy, rainy and a chilly 40 degrees all weekend and today the high is only 43. It's safe to say we have seen the last of bit of warm weather till mid-April. Winter is long and sometimes brutal in our neck of the woods but hey at least we can say we experience all seasons, the good and the bad. I am embracing the Winter season today with 10 of my favorite cold weather inspired fonts. Fonts that would be perfect to use on photos, with crafts, on printables and just about anything you want to add a message to. And bonus points for me because each of these are a free download from the website, Da Font. Here are my top snowy font picks for Winter 2016.

Downloading is super easy, too! Follow the links above to download. Save to your computer. Once you've downloaded your choices, you'll need to restart your computer. Once we restart you can instantly put these winter inspired fonts to use on your blog and images. Additionally, what I love about adding new fonts to my collection is that they work in Word and PicMonkey, which are my top two (free) blogger tools. Be sure to check them out if you haven't already. I love that I can download fonts with a few clicks and they are available to use instantly with PicMonkey, which is where I edited images and create prints and images for my blog posts. White Snowfall was a free download through The Hungry JPEG. Sign up for their newsletter for access to some really pretty fonts at no cost to you. They often have $1 fonts as well. 

My favorite fonts from this collection is Snowflake Letters and PC Snowballs?
Which do you like best?