Monday, November 28, 2016

GIVEAWAY!! Galvanized Steel Tree Collar

Head on over to my Instagram account and sign up to win this adjustable Galvanized Tree Collar! Winner will be contacted Thursday!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I'm Dreaming of a White Flocked Christmas!

So I had this Charlie Brown Tree that I bought from Walmart for $15 a few years.  It was a sad looking little tree.  I had heard about this amazing Sno-Flock powder from Seasons Reflection that I just HAD to try.  You guys, go and buy this stuff.  IT IS AWESOME.  You can add as much as you want and its really fun to do.  My husband and I put the kids down for a nap and had a great time doing it as a couple.  I can't wait to try it on other items as well!

It's so easy, you just spray your tree with water and shake on the powder with a final spray to set it. It honestly took maybe 15 minutes for our little 5 foot tree. 

Just LOOK how real it looks.  And when I went to move the tree out of the garage, I didn't have snow falling off, it really sticks perfectly.  So EXCITED to find this product.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Joy to the World and a FREE Printable!

I was fortunate to get a tree this year from King of Christmas.  Wow.  They sure don't make artificial trees like they used to.  This beauty actually FEELS like a real tree.  I kept telling my husband that I swear I can feel sap on my hands while I was putting the lights on.  If you have been on the fence or you aren't sure which company to go to, go to King of Christmas.  I absolutely LOVE my new tree.

We have a 9 foot tree and it sets up so easy.  No more color coding branches, it just literally POPS up. and it came with a storage bag for when the season is over.  Customer service was EXCELLENT in helping me choose the best tree for my space too.  These guys really are wonderful.

So I got this tree set up and I needed to decorate it.  With all of the unrest in the country I decided to do a JOY TO THE WORLD tree.  I'm really very happy with it!  I got the galvanized tree collar from Home Depot and I made the sign as well as many of the ornaments on the tree.

Here are some fun ideas for decorating:
  • Use two different sizes of lights when decorating.
  • Put 3 small balls on one hanger for a cluster of ornaments, it looks so much better then just all individual balls.
  • For the sign I just got some letters and spray painted white.  I sprinkled it with glitter while it was still wet and added a clear coat.  Took just a few hours!
I'm offering this free printable over on my Instagram page if you would like it!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Monday, November 14, 2016

In the Midst of Joy

So the last few days were really tough. My husband and I were going to have a night away. The first night just the two of us since we were married. We were going to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. We had tickets to a concert and I couldn't wait to feel free, truly free. And then be able to put my head on a pillow and sleep in that freedom. (You moms know what I'm talking about). 

My husband had a disc in his neck burst over a month ago and he has been in severe pain while we wait for answers and a surgery date. During that time we've had to sleep in separate rooms because I'm afraid the baby crying on the monitor will wake him. And when he lives hour to hour in that pain, it's not something you want to happen. So to say I was excited to go away for one night is an understatement. At the last minute our plans were canceled because of the sitter. Oh how my heart broke. We needed this, I needed this so badly. I cried out to God, "why can I have no joy"! 

I decided to get out of the house and went to a store to look at Christmas decor. And that's when God gave me a gift. I had been looking for two mugs by this artist... Why they would be in THIS store is unheard of. But there they were. I saw the name of the artist and gasped, turned it over and saw JOY printed on it... And I knew, and I thanked him for this gift that brought me Joy. Because my Father is always there, always listens and always loves

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