2016 Book Review with Decorate My Life

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2016 was a great year for a lot of reasons, but especially for reading.  I love that Good Reads gives you a recap of all your books and reviews at the end of the year!  It’s fun to see your friends’ stats too. CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON GOODREADS!  Comment so I know and […]

With her permission…Meet Bethanie

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(For those of you not coming over from Kelly’s Korner- Kelly is hosting her 11th Show us Your Singles linkup.  She lives in Bentonville like me and 11 couples have met and gotten married through her blog.  Crazy, right?  Read on.) Let me introduce you to my sister!  I’m so lucky to be able to call […]

In Memory


We laid my grandma to rest yesterday and I’ve been thinking a lot about “memory” in the new year. In memory of my grandma, we had several of her quilts displayed around the funeral home including the baby blankets she sewed for each of us grandkids.  We lost my grandpa a couple years back, but […]

Happy Halloween!

shark week costume

Happy Halloween from our 2nd grade team! Looking for a last minute easy costume?  Shark Week was easy and fun! The kids didn’t really get it… but oh well!

Sacred Marriage Conference Recap


The church we attend hosted a conference this weekend called Sacred Marriage Conference.  Gary Thomas spoke in three sessions about the heart of marriage.  One of the goals on my 26 before 26 post was for us to attend a marriage conference.  We had just celebrated our first anniversary when I made the list of goals and I […]

London Tips for Travelers: Our Favorites

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My sister, Bethanie, and I fulfilled quite a few items on our bucket list this summer!  We took a sisters trip to London, England and Edinburgh Scotland.   We were gone 17 days and had the TIME OF OUR LIVES.  I’ll break this Tips for Travelers series into a few separate posts: Our Favorites, What We Wish We Knew, […]

Welcome to a new sponsor- Mrs. Lawler’s Lovelies

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Head over to Mrs. Lawler’s Lovelies blog and say hi!  My friend Tristan is a new sponsor here at Decorate My Life.  Do you remember her Dr. Seuss baby shower?  You can always check out her links in the sidebar on the right.  She is a fellow crafter with her etsy site is linked there as well!  Here are […]



My sweet grandma (Mammy) used to wrap her presents in newspaper.  She is the ultimate craft-queen so this year I’m wrapping mine in the “Funnies”. The boyfriend and I have recently had a silly argument over this.  I call them the “Funnies”.  He has always called them “The Sunday Comics.”  He thinks I’m ridiculous.  I think […]

Photo Coasters

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Cheap, but thoughtful.   Photo coasters.  I made these for my mom to go with her birthday present last week and she LOVED them. You need: *ceramic tiles (I found these that were already painted black for .44 at Lowe’s) *Mod Podge (Hobby Lobby) *a clear seal or enamel spray (Wal-Mart) *an old paint brush *scissors […]