Favorite Finds Friday!!!

I'm just amazed by all the talent on Etsy!
I cant get enough!
I love it!
Check out the awesomeness that I found this week...


Super cute right?


Day 1 of 2

This week has been crazy hectic!
My sister ( we're pretty much connected at the hip ) had a photo shoot today for one of our friends...
Let me just tell you...this little girl is absolutely beautiful!!!
She also modeled some headbands for me today too and I couldn't be happier with the way they turned out! 
My sister has another shoot tomorrow of a newborn and I cant wait!
I'm so excited but for now...
here is a little peek at some of the photos from today!!!


Favorite Finds Friday!!!

Woo Hoo!!!
I wanted to post some items I have been dying over that I have found via Etsy!
I want all of these please...


30 day shred

Alright so I know I posted before about doing the 30 day shred...
Well I did so good for 5 days straight and I fell off the wagon!
Well I'm back on as of today! I made myself those little paper chain thingys...
you know the kind you would make in school to count down the days till Christmas...
yeah those.
I made 3 ten count chains and hung them from the fireplace.
I'm hoping that it will help me in some crazy weird kinda way...I don't know.
I thought it sounded like a good idea!
So anyway...
I'm gonna have the honey take some pics before and when I'm done I will have him take some after.
If I'm brave enough I'm going to share!!!

Home sweet Home

I am loving all the pictures people are posting on Pinterest of decorating ideas! I am dying to redecorate my house! It took us 6 years to get this place the way we wanted it and I'm ready to make it beautiful with some unique and fancy lovelies! Here's some of my inspirations...

 I can't wait to show you what I come up with!!!


Pillows Please...

Here's a little pillow tutorial for you...

Stencil of your choice
Fabric paint
Sponge Brush
Paper Scrap
Fabric ( pillow )

So here's what I did...

Step 1
I sewed up my pillow (make sure to leave an opening to stuff it after you paint it).
Now I'm not the best sewer but this was actually pretty easy.
I think because my fabric has no pattern so I didn't have to make it super perfect except for the lines of course but anyway...
Step 2
After I sewed my pillow I got my stencil, paint, paper scrap, and sponge and I simply placed the stencil in the middle, placed my paper scrap inside under the stencil, and painted it with fabric paint ( I'm using the velveteen fabric paint ).
I wasn't sure if I should let it dry first before I used the iron on the paint so I waited about 10 min. it was still wet but it worked...
Step 3
Put your iron on steam and place it about 1 inch above the design and watch it puff up!
Step 4
Once its all dry...stuff your pillow to your liking!
Step 5
Sew that little baby up and enjoy!!!


A morning bike ride with my boys...
An afternoon of swimming, laughter, food and an amazing family...
An evening soaking up the loveliness of a small town at the University, a picnic dinner, family, friends, making memories to last a lifetime, and a fireworks show that was just beautiful...
Yeah...I would say this weekend was a success!!!


The Red The White The Blue...and a WINNER!

Besides Christmas the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! I love everything about it! In my little corner of the world we have some of the best fireworks shows and I get to see two of them in one weekend!!! Its like having two 4th of July's in one weekend! I love it!!! I cant wait to share with you how my family and I spend it! Here are a few of my favorite 4th of July themed goodies...



Aren't they sweet?
How do you spend your 4th of July? I would love to know!!!

Now for our winner of the Stonewash & Bloom Giveaway...

Your the winner if this amazing headband!!!

Chosen by Random.org!

I cant wait for our next giveaway!
My Life By Hand is looking for amazing people with amazing lovelies...
If you would like to have a giveaway on My Life By Hand we would love to have you!!!