Elf of the Shelf: Spouse Edition

25Continuing the Christmas count down, we’re at 25 days!!!

And tomorrow is the first day of December, which means my blog is officially becoming Christmas central!

Now, Mondays have usually been ‘Simple Meal Mondays’ but because of the Christmas season, Mondays are taking a Holiday twist.

You’ve probably heard about Elf on the Shelf… well here is my version!

Elf on the shelf: Spouse Edition.

Why should kids have all the fun πŸ™‚

Meet my elf!


This elf will be making its first appearance December 1, but here is a sneak peak πŸ™‚

I found this elfΒ  ‘ornament’ at a craft store and the best part is that you can insert a picture of your face! This ornament makes the perfect elf for my elf on the shelf, and its bound to get a few laughs from my husband!!


I’ve prepped some date night ideas and other surprises for my husband as a Christmas count down throughout December and each Monday I’ll share a post with an update on what my elf on the shelf has been up to!!

Here’s a preview of my Elf on the Shelf: Spouse Edition introduction letter!!


Get ready for more festive fun to come!

Happy Monday!





Fall Decor

sweetnsimpleWell I’ve been adding some fall flavors into my baking these last few weeks…

…So I thought it was about time to add some fall to our home!!!

It all started with a DIY burlap wreath (Tutorial coming soon!!), I ended up having some extra supplies to add a few more fall touches to our place.

Here is a bit of a sneak peak into our home πŸ™‚

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Happy Fall everyone!!

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Getting Organized: Daily Outfit Labels

IMG_4315YAY its the weekend!!!!

Time to relax, have fun… and for me a chance to get organized for the week πŸ™‚

Earlier in the month I posted a make-ahead lunch idea for the work week in Getting Organized: Jar Salads.

And today I have a second ‘getting organized’ tip to share.

This is not so much a ‘tip’ as much as it is my own attempt to get myself organized…and an excuse to do some crafts!!

I don’t know about you… but for me mornings are always a huge rush. Usually from try to steal that extra 5 or 10 (or 45…panic!!) minutes of sleep.

Which generally leads to the biggest disaster of trying to figure out what to wear. Ugg.

For some reason on those rushed mornings every piece of clothing I actuallyΒ want to wear is either wrinkly, dirty, or hiding somewhere. I don’t know how this happens…it just does.

Sometimes I wish I just had a uniform, it would save so much time πŸ™‚

Anyways, I was chatting with a friend about this, and she mentioned that at one point she had these little labels to put on her hangers as a way to organize her outfits for the week.

…Sounds like the perfect DIY idea to me!!!

So I stopped by the craft store to scope out their supplies. I had an idea in my mind of what I was going for and managed to find just what I needed to bring that idea to life!


I picked up these little chalk board plaques, and decided to go with stickers rather than handwriting on the letters (look at those colorful patters! Obvious choice). And I add the paper flowers for an extra touch.


Here’s what you do, it’s super simple:

Pick your sticker and stick it on, this one is my ‘F’ for ‘Friday’ (I labeled the plaques M, T, W, T, F, S, S, aka. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…etc.) and then glue on the flower.

And VOILA! You are done.




This DIY probably took me 10 minutes total, and these outfit labels ended up so cute!!!

Now all I have to do is make sure I’m disciplined enough to pick my outfits out for the week!!

I’ll be giving these outfit labels a try starting Monday, here’s hoping they will save me some time in mornings!

We’ll see how it goes πŸ™‚


Friday Favorites: No Sew Pillow Covers

IMG_3779It’s Friday! It’s Friday!

Time for the weekend πŸ™‚

Our plan is to go camping this weekend

… buuuuut it snowed today…

Haha it’ll probably be warm and sunny tomorrow, that’s just how weather is here.

Seriously so crazy.

Camping is still on!!! But I’ll be packing a few extra layers just in case πŸ˜‰

On to this weeks Friday Favorites!! I wanted to share a super easy pillow cover DIY I tried out this week.


I’ve been scoping out pillows over the last little bit. And all the ones I like cost an arm and a leg… so I figured how hard can it be!! I’ll make my own.

I found the DIY here.

Basically all you need is a measuring tape, scissors, fabric, an iron, and some bonding tape (I found mine at Micheals in the sewing section).


And all you do is a bit of cutting, measuring, and ironing!! I ended up having enough fabric to make two. I’d say it took about half an hour, which isn’t bad at all!!


I love the way they turned out and the fact that they were super easy to make!!! I will definitely be making more πŸ™‚


This is one DIY worth the try!

Happy crafting!!!