Since I’m over Personal Progress, for our New Beginning night I was suppose to talk about PP and I wanted to give the new girls a little handout.  One of them I just printed the new theme logo on one side and  then a link to how they can do their personal progress online on the other side.  But the girls really loved the tri-fold I did with all the values on them.  I bought the designs on etsy from CdotLove and had them printed on a 4×5.5 folded card from prodigitalphotos.  And for the girls who are finished with their PP and are working on their honor bee.  I found these cute print outs from etsy.  

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  • Emily - I have this calling too! What a perfect handout, you are so talented!ReplyCancel

So for Christmas this year we gave our kids a tiny bedroom makeover, with new paint in their room, new bed spreads and lamps. Also a new desk.  If you want to see their old room click here. The hardest part is they wanted completely different bed spreads that didn’t go together at all, so I just got matching sheet sets and I think that helped tie the room together a little, but I think it still cute and shows of their personality a little.  Olivias bedspread is from Anthropologie.  Mya’s is from  as well as their lamps.   The scallop rug is from and the pictures behind the bed are from Hobby Lobby. Throw pillows from  and land of nod.  As for the polka dots that was so much fun and easy.  I’ll include a picture at the bottom of the post.



The favorite part of the room was these new pin boards.  I just printed off cute pictures of them and their friends ect and decorated them with scrapbook supplies.  I got everything from Hobby Lobby.americangirl5americangirl4  Also I have had lots of people ask for images of the American Girl doll room so here you go:) When we were building this house we noticed all the attic space up in the girls room so we punched a hole in the wall and put this little room in there, the girls love it because it looks hidden from their bedroom, you have to go in through a tiny hole that is covered with a pin board. (from hobby lobby)americangirl3I just glued fabric on the back of the wall of the AG rooms.  And the flooring for the rooms from  the wallpaper of the city is from which I don’t believe they still have.  The lighting for the rooms is from Amazon.  The bigmarque peace sign is from PBteen. 



The paint I used for the polkadots is just the metallic paint from Home Depot and I got the sponge from Joannes.  I didn’t measure anything I just painted them randomly it only took 10-15 min to do the room.americangirl9

I love this image so much!  And what I love most is it wasn’t even staged.  My dad was holding him and standing next to santa and santa started telling him how he gets into the house through the chimney.  I snapped it as Max was pointing to the chimney.  And this Santa happened to be the real santa which made it even more magical. So it’s actually super easy to add snow to an image.  If you can find an image of snow falling with a black background. I found this on on shutterstock.  Or you could take one at night with a flash.  Just add the image of the snow on top of the image and then in your layers pallet just change the mode to screen.  I adjusted the opacity until it looked right and then erased a few of the bigger snowflakes so they weren’t in their eyes.  maxsantamaxandsanta2014snow-logo

I love our Christmas cards this year! I have been waiting to post these to get my cards out first.  I designed this card and had Pro Digital print them.  This is called a slider card and I love it.  It isn’t too late to order your cards if you have been procrastinating!


My good friend Jess Bishop   did our family picts this year and I love how they turned out!



I always have people ask where our outfits are from so here goes:  Mine is from even the boots and hat.  Dan’s is from Jcrew  Olivia’s top is from Gap  the pants are a few years old from neveandhawk as well as mya’s jacket.  Myas undershirt is from jakandpeppar.

Lylas shirt is from and her pants are from zara as well as myas pants.  Lylas shoes are old but they are from next and  I can’t remember where myas and olivias boots are from, they are both from last year.  Max’s top is from gap and pants and shoes are from zara and his hat is from walmart!



I didn’t love olivia’s hair the day of the shoot so I had to re-shoot her at the same location.  So that’s why the coloring looks so different.