Love List

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Morning at Disneyland Paris

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas in Paris

One amazing place checked off my bucket list! Everyone needs to visit Paris at least once in their lifetime. I got to spend Christmas with my family and it was beyond magical. We weren't so caught up on presents or spent thousands traveling back to the states to see family in such a tight amount of time. As hard as it is not being able to spend it with them I did enjoy just having the holiday with my small family. It was fun exploring, trying new foods and seeing Jax get super excited over the tower! He was a dream child during this trip. We drove from England to Paris about a 6 hr drive and spent every day out walking around (we didn't bring a stroller) and he was fantastic, he walked so much and held our hands, even posed for many pictures. I'm surprised he wasn't over it by the second day.  We can't wait for our next adventure to come!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas 2016

This year all I had was a tripod and a camera on self timer while we tried to suck it up in 30 degree weather! It was fast but to the point. Merry Christmas from my family to yours.
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Smooth as Snow Clay Ornaments | DIY


1 cup of baking soda
1/2 cup of corn starch
3/4 cup of warm water


Star off by mixing your dry ingredients in a pot, add the warm water and then place on medium/high heat. It will begin to bubble as show in figure #2. Keep mixing as this will turn into mush quick. When you reach the consistency of #3 almost like mashed potatoes, take it off the heat and place it on a cooling rack or wooden rack until you can kneed it into a soft dough. After you make your shapes place it in the over at 145 degrees for 1 hour. If it's a thick ornament I usually flip it around half way so both sides dry evenly. 

I've been making this recipe for a couple years now and it is by far the best smooth and gorgeous white dough recipe for ornaments. This is the first year my son enjoyed painting and making them rather than just making a hand stamp.
Saturday, December 03, 2016

Christmas Tree Picking