Hey Friends! Long time no write, I know. Thanksgiving Vacation was so nice I didn’t want to come back to reality. I had hoped to have this post up Tuesday, but while we were recovering from our 11 our drive home from Phoenix, our friends back in NorCal had their second baby and we just had to come see this sweetie. So we’ve been traveling, and trying to keep the family going, and the projects just had to hold off until today. BTW, the baby is ADORBS!
If you’re like me, and you haven’t finished putting up your Christmas decor, or your feeling like the look just isn’t complete, today’s post is for you. KD has outdone herself with a fabulous DIY tree skirt perfect for making a simple tree even more cozy and chic. It’s easy, quick, and well worth 30 minute of your time.
*stick pins or chalk
*one yard fabric of your choosing (we used one yard of ivory swirl faux fur from Joann’s
*$1 tree skirt from Dollar Tree as a pattern for the material
Step 1: place fabric on opposite side of fur on a flat surface.
Step 2: pin mock tree skirt pattern to the fabric. Or if you don’t have pins, you can trace the skirt on the fabric with chalk. Just an alternative option for those who are not familiar with using stick pins.
Step 3: faux fur or fabric of choice should be facing down ward. This will insure that the fabric won’t be disturbed while cutting. Remember fur isn’t flat, so it may move as you cut.
Step 4: Cut the fabric along the mock tree skirt pattern, like shown in the photo. This will insure a precise rounded cut of the material of choice.
Step 5: After you’ve cut along the mock tree skirt pattern. Remove all pins.
Step 6: Once you’ve removed all pins. Throw the fabric in dryer on low heat/ gentle cycle. This help with the shedding from cutting the fabric. 10-15mins should be fine.
Step 7: You can stop here and be done. Or you can take a step further and cut a straight line down the middle. You can sew on a snap button to each side. This will insure that you can securely open and close the close. It’s an extra step, but not necessary.
So there you have it! It’s so simple, right? A great decorative addition to your Christmas look. Isn’t it sweet? Below is the Before/After, just to give you a peak at the final look.
I hope todays post has inspired the DIYer in you! It only takes about 30 minutes and it adds a beautiful dimension to the holiday look. This design technique is very versatile and can be adjusted to work for whatever your material of choice may be. So get to creating and be sure to share your looks with us on Instagram, or email us your pictures!
Have a beautiful day! Can’t wait to see you back here soon!
Shell & KD
Watch KD decorate her tree from start to finish here
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Can you believe it?! Oh how we love Thanksgiving here! I am so excited to eat ham, turkey, oh and let’s not forget the tamales!
As I write this we are currently creeping along the interstate headed down to Phoenix, AZ. We’ll be spending the week with my in-loves and brothers-in-law, along with my new, beautiful, wonderful niece! It will be my Father-in-law’s first time meeting Hirving, so I’m thrilled.
I’m not a blogger who has like, The 100 best Thanksgiving Traditions, or a to-die for recipe that will just transform your Thanksgiving meal. Instead I come to you today, urging you, in spite of all the work, the clean up, the talk, the food, the decor, and other things that accompany such a time, to not lose sight of such a significant holiday. 400 years ago, God called a small group of people to America to establish a colony that only partially survived their first year on American soil. They fought against great odds, but ultimately succeeded, and we dwell in an incredible country, because of a small minority, who stepped out in faith, obeyed God and gave thanks to God for His divine provision and providence.
We cannot stop giving thanks to God. Everything that is on this earth is owned by God, but the one thing God doesn’t own, but will always deserve, is our thankfulness (Psalm 50.) Even in poverty, Americans live better than almost any other people group in any other country. That alone is something to be extremely grateful for.
But putting aside the wealth, prosperity, and blessings that come from living in this country, we cannot forget the first, and most important thing to be thankful for: Jesus and the cross. We can never cease to be thankful for God who sent His Son, in a humble state to walk among us, point us to the Father and ultimately to die a horrible death for the sake of our souls so we can say, “no” to sin and, “yes” to God.
No matter how wonderful or awful our physical condition may be, the condition of our soul is the most important thing. So during this beautiful yet busy holiday, don’t forget Jesus! Don’t stop being thankful for the greatness, grace, mercy, generosity, and love of God! 💖
Before we go and change into something a bit stretcher and more accommodating for our growing bellies (food babies only 😂) KD and I want to share some very simple chic-harvest looks for your last minute decorating before Thanksgiving Day.
Simple pine cones + spray paint, small faux pumpkins, autumn foliage, and candles = simple, chic, and sweet thanksgiving readiness! Simple ways to place bits of fall all over your home. Every time you look upon a pine cone or see a warm cozy candle burning brightly in your home, remember to give thanks to God for His providence and provision in your own life. 🧡
So before we say goodbye until after this holiday, we just want you to know how thankful we are to each one of you for your support, love, and readership as we grow as a team and get to know you better. We are so grateful for you!
Shell and KD
What day is it?! Let me hear you say, “HUMP DAYYYY!” Wahoo! Only two more days to the weekend! Yes sirreee. And I am finally getting control of my week, only to lose it again over the weekend. Haha
If y’all remember me mentioning in last weeks post that I had a baby shower Friday, I just want to mention that is went beautifully. So many lovely ladies showering the mother-to-be (well, she already has one, this baby makes two) and celebrating the precious life growing inside of her. We feasted on mountains of delicious goodies ranging from pumpkin muffins, to Trader Joe’s Hot Chocolate Dunkers, chocolate hummus (delish, btw), candy corn and peanuts, chocolate covered espresso beans, apricot/white chocolate cookies, mini tacos, pizzas, and pigs in a blanket... and that wasn’t everything...
Needless to say, we ate well!
And let’s not forget spiced apple cider, and Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, drunk from each lady’s monogrammed mug! Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire graced our ears with lovely conversation music while the guests mingled and relaxed on the first really chilly night in our NorCal area of the world. It was a perfect fall evening.
Sunday, we returned to the same location and held our churches annual Thanksgiving Dinner! Which was also absolutely lovely. We were able to reuse some of the baby shower decor which made us (fellow party host and good friend, Sophia and myself) feel quite resourceful and excited.
It was so beautiful to bask in the beauty of grateful hearts, blessed spirits, and full bellies! Although the baby shower was not at all Thanksgiving themed, it was still a beautiful reminder of all we have to be thankful for! Things such as friends, family, flowers, food, and even fertility. Haha!
So today’s post is just a peek into our weekend. Sharing how we made two events individually special and unique while still being able to be resourceful and use each item to it’s fullest.
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