Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ok I am decked out for Christmas now..

 we did the DIY snow globes in the mason jars that are floating around blog land..they turned out cute..
 we are doing ornaments on a mini tree for advent this year.. kids LOVE it..
 my sled from when I was a little girl always makes me happy...
I have another decorating idea I will post this week along with a giveaway..so check back in!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

ikat pillow

I fell in love with the pillow that Megan from honey we're home had on her couch.. she sourced it from crate and barrel..at a cool $89 bucks it was a little out of my price range so I pinned it knowing I could probably diy..
I searched etsy and found this fabric from etsy seller silkway

not exact but for $7.90 a yard..close enough for me..
I had this old pillow my mom had given me that I had stored away..

and now for less than $8 bucks I have my own pillow...

(a funny thing I noticed when I put this post together at how similiar my living room couch and curtains looks to megan's..that was not intentional!) 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving...

I got my centerpiece idea from hostess with the mostess.. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tis the Season... For Holiday Photos

Just had my first holiday photo shoot with one of my favorite families :)

they were so fun to photograph..
If you are interested send me an email at lukeandhailiegirl@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chi Town

we took a trip...

 to see this guy....
 we experienced fall...
 and had some adventures...

 and relaxed and laughed and played with baby bennett

 we wore everyone out..

but it was an amazing trip...
love you Mel.. baby B is so precious...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


we have a new family member.. and we are all in LOVE

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

hailiegirls dresser...

sometimes I feel like there is nobody out there reading my blog, so I get down on myself..
why did my first giveaway not go so well, why does nobody ever comment...I don't have that many followers... etc..
then I bring myself back remembering that I am doing this for me and my babies to have something to look back on.. there is so much creativity and even competition out there in blog land and I dont want to get caught up in that.. I want to concentrate on having fun and creating memories.. and I am also thankful for the sweet and fun blogfriends that I do have..

One thing Hailie and I will have to look back on is this little dresser..
we found it on craiglist for 20 bucks.... I contemplated doing anything to it because I loved the way it was already..but Hailie really wanted to paint it white....
so she and I gave it a fresh coat of paint (that already had primer in it! so easy) and took a sanding block to it a bit here and there...
and we ended up with a cute little dresser for her room...
I went to go rummage around to find some cute stuff to put on her dresser and when I came back she had already decorated it herself with her most prized possesions...
her lalaloopsy dolls.. she is obsessed with these dolls and is on a mission to collect every last one of them..
it was so adorable and it is HER room.. so that is how her dresser has stayed...
xoxo love you hailiegirl...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

need to visit

my sister and my adorable nephew in Chi Town!

I also want to congratulate her and her husband on the new bike/coffee shop they are opening there! 

and you have to check out this video! Their bikes are going to be sold in Antro stores nationwide!
I am in awe of their incredible talent and wish them great success!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

first plane ride by themselves..mommy a wreck..

babies are in CA with Grandma for fall break...
what's a mommy to do for a week without them?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

west elm copy cat..

I saw these shadow boxes in west elms catalog for $25-$35 bucks..
I loved how they used it for a jewlery box..
guess what I found at Home Goods... for $10 bucks.. you could say I was a bit excited..
it is a little bit bigger then the ones at West Elm but I still love it..
I just have my bracelet from Under A New Light in there now..
it is giving me a good excuse to go through my jewlery and pull out the things I really love and wear all the time to put in there....

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

busy.. busy..

man I cant keep up lately.. between work, my school, the kids in first and third grade (lots of homework and projects X 2)..Hailie just started gymnastics, and then trying to cook, clean, craft..etc.. I am beat..
I need to exercise.. I have been living off sugar free red bulls and I have never drank energy drinks until just recently..

Anyways just wanted to check in..
We did have a bit of fun with some friends at the lake last Saturday..

 my kids have no fear....
 hailie was loving the knee board..
 and then there is this guy.. he makes me happy.. very happy.. we have lots of fun together...
his first time out on the lake ever trying water sports.. and he got it!
I do have some crafts and furniture revamps to show you..just haven't had time to take pics.. it is on my to do list..
have a great day..

Friday, September 2, 2011

and the giveaway winner is...


thank you to all of you who participated...
I hope you enjoy your new bracelet Nancy!
Just email me.. lukeandhailiegirl@gmail.com with your address and I will send it out..

Hope everyone has a good Labor Day Weekend!
I will be posting a dresser makeover for Hailie next week and a couple other fun things :)

Friday, August 26, 2011


remember when I posted about these bracelets.. well .. I purchased one... and guess what??
Guisela from under a new light offered one up for a giveaway!
how awesome is she!
and let me tell you the compliments I get everytime I wear mine..

all you have to do to enter is go to under.a.new.lights shop and tell me in the comments what your favorite piece of hers is!
if you would like an additional entry also make sure to follow my blog and let me know in the comments you are following me too..
I will keep the giveaway open till Wednesday, the 31st!
Good Luck!! 

Monday, July 25, 2011


finally got around to editing hailies bday pics... happy 6 baby girl...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

my baby..Hailiegirl

I can not believe my little girl is going to be six on Friday..
she requested a Hello Kitty party at home with all her little friends and pizza.. easy enough..
I bought her these.. she is going to flip.. she is addicted to shoes like her momy..

then I just saw this game.. she loves that dang game on my phone.. thought it would be funny to get her..