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Happy New Year! Happy 2014! 01.03.14

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Happy New Year friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and are ready to kick start 2014 with an oumph! January 1st is always the day that makes me look back and reflect on events of the prior year. What goals did I set for myself? What have I accomplished? What can I do better? I’m also setting new goals and revamping old ones for the coming year. A major event that has caused a major change in my life this past month is my resignation from my full time position working in corporate America. I’m a full time mommy now! YAY! So excited yet so nervous! This made me really want to set new goals and work harder to accomplish them. Mainly working on this blog. I really want to take it to the next level this year. I’m praying that God, the One who all good things come from, will guide me in being an inspiration to many readers. In the process of setting goals for myself, I wanted to share with you these amazing posts by Lara Casey (who has the most inspirational blog!) on making things happen for yourself in 2014. Go after your dreams because you don’t know how long you have before you no long can!

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Monogram Ornament – DIY 12.09.13

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Happy Monday friends! Hope you all had a great weekend.  In the spirit of Christmas, I would like to share a personalized monogram ornament DIY with you. If you want to add a touch of fancy to your tree, this gold foil ornament should do the trick. Here are the steps:

1. Apply a base coat to your ornament to seal any pores.

2. Once it dries (5 minutes), apply a gold foil adhesive. Read adhesive instructions on how long to wait before applying the gold foil. I had to wait half an hour for the adhesive to become sticky enough.

3. Lay the golf foil paper on top of the ornament and make sure it is centered so that you have enough gold foil sheet to cover all the sides. Make sure to wear gloves if you don’t want the golf foil to stick to your fingers!

4. Use a sponge brush to press the gold foil into the ornament and remove all excess gold foil paper. 

5. Apply a gold foil sealant to your ornament and wait till it completely dries. You should not see any sealant residue on the ornament once it completely dries.

6. Finally, I chose the letter L (for my son’s name) stencil, and used acrylic white paint to paint it on. This part is a little tricky because you can’t tape the stencil to the surface without ruining the gold foil. Make sure you hold it really tight in place while you’re painting so it doesn’t shift around.

And voila, you have a fabulous ornament to adore your tree with! 

This is my first DIY on the blog and I really enjoyed putting it together for you guys! I hope you enjoyed it as well!

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Holiday Gift Guide For Kids 11.26.13

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You can find the most unique and charming gifts on Etsy. All made by hand and with so much love. Here’s a list of my favorite toys from there. All these would make great beautiful gifts this season.

1. rocking horse – 2. helicopter – 3. bus – 4. car track mat – 5. stacking blocks – 6. rattles – 7. elephant rattle – 8. flower button mat – 9. camera - 10. peg doll family – 11. truck – 12. wooden blocks – 13. dinosaur – 14. giraffe – 15. elephant – 16. gray pants – 17. yellow pants.

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Let the Countdown Begin 11.25.13

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I am super excited to start the countdown to Christmas day! The Holiday Season is definitely the most wonderful time of the year. It feels like the entire world is attending one massive online party for the duration of the month. Festive posts and pictures on pinterest, instagram, facebook, blogs, and all over the web! So exhilarating.

Over here at PB, I’ll be counting down to Christmas by posting a Holiday inspired posts during this month. From DIYs to Holiday inspired nursery designs and prints, I have many exciting posts in store for you, so keep checking back! I’ve already put together a nursery design board inspired by the frosted look of snow, check it out here.

Today’s post is an 8X10 free printable based on one of my favorite Christmas quotes. I believe this quote by Bing Crosby truly captures the spirit of what Christmas should be all about. Sharing the blessings that God entrusted to us. Whether it be by blessing other with our time, money, encouraging words, acts of kindness. Whatever it is, as long as we’re sharing our blessings, we will be capturing the true spirit of Christmas. Everyday, I will make it my goal to actively seek ways where I can be a blessing to others.  I hope I can be a blessing to you somehow through my posts :)

Cheers!

Lina

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Thanksgiving 11.21.13

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We are so excited Thanksgiving is just around the corner! We always celebrate Thanksgiving at my in-law’s house, where my mother in law spoils us with delicious food and beautiful flowers. I’m definitely looking forward to it this year!

Hosting an event is no easy task, but if I were to host Thanksgiving, it would look something like this.  On the menu, alongside all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, I would make this salad, fix that drink, and bake this cake. I would set up my table using these flateware sets, dinner ware, and ikat napkins. I would fix the drinks using that cocktail shaker and serve them with these glasses and napkins. Let’s just say gold galore!  I would create this centerpiece. Set up my table to look something like this. And wear this outfit. Finally, I would end the day by the fireplace reading a book and sipping hot chocolate. Above all, I would be giving thanks to God all throughout the day for all his blessings in our lives!

Do you host Thanksgiving? If so, what’s your favorite recipe? I would love to hear from you!

 

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