Happy New Year everyone! I am back to work after a much needed and VERY WELL ENJOYED holiday break!!
We had a fabulous Christmas this year. It was our first Christmas with baby Elle and our first Christmas in our new home… so it made everything extra special. I don’t know about you, but it’s usually not until I get my Christmas cards all sent out and my shopping all done, that I can sit back, relax and just enjoy everything!!
And speaking of Christmas Cards (I am Christmas Card freak!!!), I’m so happy we were able to pull this idea off this year. I thought it would be fun to use one of my favorite uptown city scape locations, as this year marks 10 years in Charlotte for our family!! When I tell my clients I can empathize with what it takes to style clothing/looks for 6 people, get everyone dressed and ready and show up on time for a shoot, I MEAN IT!! It is hard work. I completely aplaud my awesome clients everytime. It is no easy task, but so much fun to have the pictures.
A huge thank you to my friend Alisa and her hubby Nick for helping us capture these beautiful images this year!
We had a lot of fun decorating our tree and home this year. Did lots of holiday baking and got our letter into Santa, just in the nick of time
The kiddies are at the BEST ages!!!
And finally, it wouldn’t be a true “break” if I didn’t get a few projects done around the house. Today I’m sharing my DIY gold sharpie wallpaper accent wall!!!! I’m in love with how it turned out. For $6 (2 gold sharpie water-based paint pens from Micheals) and 2 hours of work, it sure makes an awesome impact!! I found the project on pinterest via vintage revivials. Love Mandi’s blog. So much awesome inspiration!!! Her full tutorial can be found here.
FYI – I tweaked her measurements just a bit for my wall. I made 10 inch parallel stripes (instead of 18″), and started my triangle base at 8″ and 4″ (vs. 12″ and 6″). I used a 3′ level for the long lines, and a 12″ ruler for connecting the dots.
Here’s to even more projects, happiness and health and an incredible 2015. XOXOXO