Category Archives: Favorites

Crafting Favorites: In The Spirit of National Craft Month

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? I sure didn’t.  That is until Bonnie filled me in and then Brittni reminded me.  I should know these things…

Since I’m now in the know, today’s post is all about some of my favorite crafty finds from around the web:

Fabric Streamers via Casey Baudoin

Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint via A Beautiful Mess

Slatted Wood Map Art via Design Sponge

Easy Messy Handprinted Polka Dots via A Beautiful Mess

Tag Save the Dates via Oh Hello Friend

Japanese Masking Tape Book Covers via Twig & Thistle

U.S. Corkboard Travel Project via Yellow Brick Road

Fabric Lined Votives via Fellow Fellow

Quote Pillow via Wit & Whistle

Do any of these get your craft mojo going? Please leave links to your favorite crafts in the comments below!


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Favorites: Christmas Music

I love Christmas music, but only the good Christmas music. Yes, I discriminate.

Hubby and I went with our life group from Rockharbor to A Christmas Together. It’s a tour of amazing artists going up the west coast and sharing their talents and some Christmas music with churches along the way.

Since we hadn’t heard of many of the artists playing, we were pleasantly surprised to have loved so many of them. And the best part, we heard some of the best renditions of Christmas songs we have ever heard. It was awesome.

One of our favorite renditions was of White Christmas by the oh so talented, Drew Bray.  I tried to find a recording online so you’d know what I’m talking about, but to no avail. Sorry, you’ll just have to go to the concert to hear it.

Then after the show, we eagerly made our way to the booths and purchased a few of our favorites.

Volume 2 pictured below is the current artist compilation from the tour. I didn’t attend Volume 1, but I’m sure it was just as amazing, so I got that album too!

Plus, another pair (brothers to get specific) that was amazing (that the Hubs took their cds so I wasn’t able to photograph): Pawnshop Kings.

You can read more about A Christmas Together, all of the amazing artists and also check out their tour dates so you can get in on the action too! Just scroll down until you see the list of dates. They’re playing tonight in Fresno and their last show will be Thursday in San Juan Capistrano. Hope you can make it!

And if you keep scrolling, you’ll see the same intro videos we saw before each artist performed.  It’s fun to get to know them a little better!


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Favorites: Mason Jars

Image Credit: Kaysen Photography

Ok, so I guess I’ve hinted, but haven’t really told you yet, but I L.O.V.E. mason jars! The batch above were the centerpieces at our wedding and if you check out this post, you’ll see how I use them in the guest bathroom.

I am always thinking of new ways to use my stash of jars for gifts and home decor, so I found a few from around the web.  Here’s to sharing the love!

From left to right, top to bottom:
Aqua Mason Jars via The Tortoise and The Hare
Mason Jar Craft Storage via Epheriell Designs
Mason Jar Lemonade via Yummy Wedding Food
Mason Jar Drink Dispenser via Pottery Barn
Mason Jar Chandelier via A Subtle Revelry
Mason Jar Cocktails via The District Domestic
Mason Jar Pies via Food Babbles

Share your ideas in the comments below!


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(Some of My) Favorite Things

To help you get to know me a little better and just for fun, here are some of my favorite things:

Jesus Christ My Savior. First and foremost.

The Great Outdoors. Fresh air, beautiful scenery, the white noise of nature and I’m at home.  I love to just sit and enjoy on some days and others I can’t wait to get out there and explore. We are blessed with a beautiful world.

North Rim Grand Canyon

Photography. I’m surely not the greatest photographer, but I truly enjoy and appreciate the skillful work of others.  I especially love nature shots, candid photos of people just living and lovely engagement + wedding photography.

Beautiful flowers. I love the waft of freshness and beauty I get when I walk by them.  They just make me happy.

My wedding bouquet. Photo courtesy of Kaysen Photography.

Animals. Companions and friends, aren’t they the best?

This is our little guy, Remington. To say he’s full of personality is quite an understatement!

The River. Bordering California and Arizona, the hubby’s parents’ funky vintage trailer (shag carpet + yellow vinyl couch + vintage pink stove + hipster frogs) is one of my favorite places. Bathing suits and beach all day, plus the best food you’ve ever eaten, ’cause when you’re at the river everything just tastes better! True satisfaction.

Lake Powell. Another one of my favorite places.  Sleeping on the roof of the houseboat under the stars, waking up with the sunrise and jumping in the water.  Relax.  Enjoy good company. Eat yummy food. The perfect day.

View of our private beach peninsula and the grandeur of the lake.

The smell of rain on asphalt. It brings back so many memories of my childhood playing outside in the rain, living care free.

Rustic. Vintage. Antique. Home decor, cars, barns and weddings.

Spotted during our recent visit in Skagway, Alaska.

Family. The good times. The weird dynamics. The strange mix and inter-minglings. You can’t help but love them, even if you don’t always like them, right?!

Handmade + DIY. If you haven’t already noticed from this blog, I absolutely adore all things handmade and love DIY projects. I truly appreciate the passion and effort that goes into handmade items.  And great joy comes from the accomplishment of making something my own.

This is the banner I made for my booth at the craft fair.

I want to get to know you better, too! Are any of these your favorite things?  Plus, what are your other favorites?


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