Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Heidi Swapp - So This is Christmas

Christmas Tree with @heidiswapp's wall words by @createoften

When I knew I needed to get this blog post up in time for some Christmas tree inspiration, I climbed into the attic to pull down our tree. I then remembered, it was 8 years old and looked like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. The lights didn't work and the branches looked like they were a real tree 4 months after it should have been burned for kindling. The needles wouldn't stop dropping! Ha!

I took my time putting the new tree together and decorating it because I could only do a little at a time in the evening after I put my two year old, Bre, to sleep. I knew I wanted a touch of vintage so I used white, gold, and silver for my colors with a bit of red peeking through.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Heidi Swapp - Shine On Feather Card

Minc foiled dipped feathers by @createoften for @heidiswapp

I am always drawn to feathers this time of year. They get me in the mood for Fall. I also love the look of dipped feathers and thought I would have fun with the Heidi Swapp Minc and create my own!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Heidi Swapp - Snowflake Marquee on a Budget

Inspired by Target marquee made for less by @createoften for @heidiswapp

Marquee is HOT this holiday season and you can't go anywhere without seeing it in department stores. Even the big box stores have hopped on the trend and I was drooling over all the beautiful designs at my local Target store. My wallet wouldn't be able to handle all of the designs I wanted to put in my cart! This year, the look I am loving is white with gold. I love the way it looks classically vintage. So, I figured how to get the same look, for less than half the cost of the design I saw in Target!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Heidi Swapp - 5 Ways to Make Documenting the Busiest Time of Year Easier

5 ways to make documenting the busiest time of year easier by @createoften for @heidiswapp

I look forward to documenting December every year! When it comes to preserving our family's activities and memories, nothing is better than the month of December! Our days are filled with special activities and traditions that make memories but that are easy for our family to do together! I think the same way when I go to prepare to document the month. Here are some ways I prepare for the busy holiday month ahead.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Heidi Swapp - World Kindness Day

Saturday is World Kindness Day. What a great day to show someone we care! Although, shouldn't we be kind every day? I like to take times like this and really look outside my little "bubble" for opportunities to make a small difference in a stranger's day. A way to pay attention to the people around me and see who might be hurting and to reach out to them.