CHRISTMAS IN REVIEW

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Well HELLO!!! Long time no talk, huh? After getting back from Disney we had a bout with the flu. Over the past 7 days I have had a 5-year-old glued to my side, lap, hip, bed, or just about anywhere I went. She is still not well! This afternoon, day 8, she has a 101 [...]

B- METRO MAGAZINE {Home for the Holiday}

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Well, we are finally home from our magic bubble, that is Disney, and back into the real world! That place really is magic when you are there. Nothing else really mattered for the whole week except for loving on our kiddos and each other. I think we were all bummed to have to come home! [...]

WRAPPING PAPER – IT’S A TWO-FER:)

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One of my favorite things to buy at Christmas is Hobby Lobby’s wrapping paper. Most of the time it’s 50% off and you get 100 square feet of thick, nice paper for 4 bucks. The best part about it is that it can be used all year around! You get a two-fer! Just because it [...]

MERRY CHRISTMAS

” He came so that we would have LIFE and have it abundantly……..” John 10:10 Merry Christmas!!!!

WE HAVE A CHRISTMAS EVE WINNER!!!!

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Merry Christmas EVE!! Are you guys sitting on pins and needles?? I was going to make this a little more fun and pull a name out of a hat on a video, but there were 242 of you!! I would still be sitting here cutting out names……..    So I used a radom generator………….. And here we go……… [...]

CALLAWAY GARDENS

Callaway Gardens with the family was so enjoyable. The girls look forward to this trip almost as much as they look forward to the presents under the tree. It was a very short trip but we loaded it down with plenty of small town shopping, great barbecue and a Fantasy in Lights spectacular. I was [...]

ONE WEEK TO GO!

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I am sure like most of you, the projects have settled down and this week will be focused on last minute shopping, baking, wrapping and cherishing your loved ones. I won’t be sharing many how to’s, restorations or do it yourself projects, but I will be sharing with you what The Wright family is up [...]

GINGER BREAD TAGS, MUGS AND TEACHER GIFTS

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We have one more day of school before we are officially out for Christmas break. I am very ready to just be doing Christmas with my family. I spent the day with my friend Laurie stuffing and wrapping teacher gifts. I hope none of you are reading this tonight….I’m giving away the surprise! Do you [...]

A FEW FA-LA-LA-LA-LA PHOTOS

Anna Kate’s party on Friday night was a huge hit. The police were not called and the neighbors didn’t come knocking on my door and hot chocolate never landed on my slipcovers…..  I call that successful. You can only imagine the decibel level outside and inside with 16 screaming 12 year old girls running around. [...]

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Well, it’s December! I cannot believe it!  Projects for work slow WAY down this month and I am planning on tackling a lot of house projects that I have wanted to start for a LONG time. One of those projects will be my bedroom…..It is SO over due. My area of concentration at this moment [...]

THE WRIGHT FAMILY TREE

I’ve always wanted to decorate a magazine worthy tree. However, the reality is, I have room for one tree, and I am not willing to give up the traditions and memories that come with pulling out all of our collected ornaments from year after year. My girls can hardly stand the wait while I put [...]

TWO DOLLAR FRONT DOOR SWAG

Yesterday we were working in the yard, cleaning up the millions of leaves that are falling from our giant oaks in the back. I noticed that there were a lot of little baby pine trees that had sprouted up since the last time I cleaned out my natural beds.  I started pulling them up by [...]

IN A PINCH?

This past weekend was a total whirlwind. The parties were all successful but they left me completely pooped. I am birthdayed out and mine is tomorrow!   I had full intentions of making clean eating, pumpkin spice cupcakes and a trifle for the baby shower but time got the best of me and I ended up having to [...]

PHEASANT FEATHERS

There is nothing like a little blood and guts on Halloween….right? You are probably thinking I am CRAZY about right now. Why is she showing me pictures of bird guts?  My sweet husband went pheasant hunting with his dad last weekend in South Dakota. Before he left, I asked him to please bring me back [...]

MY URBAN SUBURBAN CHRISTMAS TREE

My little one has been sick and out of school this week, limiting my time to get ready for the Christmas open house. She felt much better yesterday and so I took her with me to put up my big tree. She helped me get the tree put together and all of the lights on and [...]

FRENCH CABINET AND A LITTLE CHRISTMAS

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Well…..I finally dug my way out of my basement. It’s completely clean. No bugs, no cobwebs, no projects laying around, and all of my stuff is organized. My shop vac was my best friend this weekend. Having my workspace clean makes me feel so much more creative and actually makes me want to work! While [...]

CHRISTMAS…..WHAT?

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Today was the first day I felt like really working. I couldn’t paint. I tried, but inhaling all of those fumes with so much junk still in my chest made me a bit queasy. We are all still working off an upper respiratory infection. Thanks to all of you who have been praying for us [...]

Christmas Magic

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No projects or decorating ideas until after Christmas…just fun with my kids and my family. I thought that I would share with you tonight what our little friends have been up too. They made a HUGE mess tonight! These crazy little girls decided to roll our house with toilet paper and red paper ribbon. They [...]

Christmas Cookies

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I know you guys are probably getting tired of all of my Christmas posts and wonder why in the world I am not spitting out projects. The truth is, I took last week off to get my kids out of school and Christmas shopping wrapped up. I took this week off to enjoy my kids. [...]

Our Christmas House Guests

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We seem to have these little creatures running around our house at night. And no, they are not mice, thank God, they are ELVES! My kids wrote Santa a letter stating, “They would like to have an elf visit them for the Holidays.” I had no idea Santa lent out his elves during such a [...]

Gift Wrapping Ideas

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I spent the day today wrapping gifts while the kids were gone. I needed to figure out what I had and what I still needed to get. Because I still have my crazy tree, I went with the lime green and red paper again. I threw in a little leopard and was excited when I [...]

Trip to Callaway Gardens

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This weekend we had the pleasure of visiting 4 of my Aunts and lots of cousins in Valley, Alabama. They live really close to Callaway Gardens in Georgia so we decided to pop on over and experience their Fantasy in Lights show. Y’all, all I can say is WOW. If you live anywhere near here, [...]

My Christmas Tree

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I just don’t know how to get the light right on this tree! I have been wanting to show it to you for a few days and the pictures never do it justice because there is no light in my living room. I have a HUGE frosty the snowman hat on the top with lots [...]

NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

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Necessity is definitely the mother of invention. I have been selling burlap bows out of this garland I found for 5.00 at Michaels back at the beginning of November. I should have gotten all that they had but I didn’t DREAM that everyone else would want it too! I can’t find anymore anywhere! As fast [...]

A Few More Christmas Decorations

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After church today, mom, my sister and I decided to take the kids to the outlet mall to do a little Christmas shopping. I don’t know why I think I can get anything like that accomplished with a 3 year old who has had no nap and a 10 year old who wants everything she [...]