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.

resolution wall hanging

resolution wall hanging

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Every year, we sit down as a family and talk about some goals for the up coming year. This year, I decided to use our "giving thanks" wall hanging as a resolution wall hanging too. So I switched out the grateful things note cards and autumn leaves and replaced them with goal lists and snowflakes.
{I painted some cardstock with gliter then cut out the numbers and wrapped some thin wire around them}
We helped the kids with their goals. We were pretty sure this is what Elly wants to accomplish this year. I'm pretty excited about Parker's goal to become potty trained. We asked Jackson to set a goal for the next year. 
Jax: I want to go to school.
Me: But you already go to school. What is something you want to learn to do?
Jax: I want to learn how to decorate for a party. Because I don't know how to do that. (not sure where that came from)
Danny interjects: Try to think of things that might be hard or challenging so that you have to work really hard to learn it.
Jax: I think decorating for a party IS hard because I don't know how to do it.
I told him I would have a special class with him on how to decorate for a party and we will decorate for Danny's birthday in January.
On my list of goals is to run a half marathon which I will be doing in July. I'm pretty excited about that. Danny has a goal to come home for lunch more often and finish three chapters of his dissertation. I really hope we can all accomplish our goals. And I am glad we wrote them down so that we can constantly be reminded of them and can help each other complete them.
the first flakes

the first flakes

homemade marshmallows + hot cocoa

homemade marshmallows + hot cocoa

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