I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

customized {creative} wrapping paper

customized {creative} wrapping paper

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I decided to get a little creative with some of my gift wrapping... not all of my gifts... just a few. 

Supplies:
white out pen
sharpie
brown paper bags or brown packing wrapping paper
ribbon, twine
hot glue gun

 {I wrote a little note about the gift on this one}

For the flowers:
Cut little pieces like in the picture below, then hot glue the petals to the circle. I crumpled up a piece of paper for the center. I also curled up the edges of the petals. Then hot glued it to the gift.

For this bow/flower: cut pieces similar to those in the picture below. Hot glue them to the circle. I crumpled up some paper and hot glued it to the middle of the bow to make it like a flower, but you could continue with the pattern and add more strips of paper to make it look more like a bow.

I love wrapping gifts. I probably wouldn't wrap my kids presents like this, because it can be very time consuming. Instead, I give my kids each their own wrapping paper as a way to keep their presents separate and organized. My mom always did this with my presents and I loved it because it was always so exciting to see what wrapping paper she would pick for me each year. This year I am starting a tradition where I wrapped one present for the kids with this type of personalized wrapping paper so that every year they will get a "special" little present from mom.

homemade marshmallows + hot cocoa

homemade marshmallows + hot cocoa

Baby's first Christmas

Baby's first Christmas

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