Happy Birthday to Me!! {ABC Fun & My 1st Giveaway!!}

November 25, 2014

Hi friends!!!
Yup! Your read correctly, today is my birthday!! Because I believe that birthdays are so very special, I wanted to share my special day with all of you!! I thought it would be fun to share some ABC's about me that most people wouldn't really know unless asked.... so here we go!! Be sure to comment at the end of the post!! I will be giving away one of my hand painted Holiday signs to one lucky winner!! All you have to do is comment on this post!! Be sure to pay attention because I'll be asking you something specific!! Here we go!!

{ABC's About Me}
A. Age: 37 today!!
B. Bed size: Queen, I like it cozy!!
C. Chores you hate: Folding clothes!!
D. Dogs: Love them!! Ours is an English Bulldog named Buster.
E. Essential start to your day: COFFEE!!
F. Favorite Color: Can't choose love them ALL!!
G. Gold or Silver: Today, Gold!
H. Height: 5'3.5", yes that 1/2" is very important!!
I. Instruments you play: I love the piano & guitar and always wanted lessons... on the bucket list!!
J. Job Title: I have a few... Mommy, Wife, billing manager, blogger, baker, sign maker....
K. Kids: Nicolina Grace "Gracie" (6),  John-Joseph Robert Wells "JJ" (2)
L. Live: Fairfield, CT
M. Mom's name: Nicolina "Lena" Pierni.... passed away four years ago and our daughter is her namesake.
N. Nicknames: "Pierni", my maden name. "Little Lisa", "Bubba", yes my daddy called me that when I was little.... talk about self esteem issues!!
O. Overnight stays in hospital: Three breast augmentations and two C-sections.
P. Pet peeve: When people blow their nose at the dinner table or in a restaurant. So Gross.
Q. Quote from movie: "Nobody puts baby in the corner" ~ Dirty Dancing
R. Righty or lefty: Lefty :)
S. Siblings: Nope! Just me!!
T. Time you wake up: 6am
U. Underwear: flirty (wink, wink)
V. Vegetables you dislike: Asparagus
W. What makes you run late: Nothing!! I hate being late & I'll leave without you!! :)
X. X-rays: When I broke all my fingers riding my pony. When I tore ligaments in my knee, When my daughter broke her collar bone I had to hold her, does that count?
Y. Yummy food you make: Cakes, cupcakes and anything else.... just add sugar!!
Z. Zoo animals: The monkeys, cause they make me laugh!!
Ok, now its your turn!!
To enter to win one of my holiday signs leave a comment letting me know the answers to the following letters, Y O U!!
Good Luck!!
 Winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 9th!!

Merry Mail {Holiday Card Display ~ REPOST}

November 23, 2014

Hi friends!! It's just about that time!! Holiday cards will be arriving in the mail very soon!! I will be sending ours out next week!! I thought it would be neat to share how I displayed my holiday cards last year!!
Today I want to share a super simple way to display all those holiday greeting cards you get in the mail. There are tons of ideas all over Pinterest but today I want to share my version! All it take is some ribbon, a hot glue gun, a Command Strip Hook and some mini clothes pins and you will have a cute little greeting card display! And the best thing about this holder is it's not "permanent" and will come of the wall clean and easy! And second you can literally hang this holder any where in your home!!
Let's get started!!
Here is what you will need:
 (1) Command Strip Hook for each holder you are making 
Hot Glue Gun
 11 yard roll Ribbon of your choice for each holder you plan to make.  (I used 3.8cm x 3.6cm and is perfect)
2 7/8"  Clothes pins
* The first two steps do not have to be done in this order. The pictures are to help you get an idea of how I actually did this!*
First you want to put your command hook upside down.
Next you want to hot glue a very long strip of your ribbon under the "hook" of the Command Strip. This length of the ribbon will depend on how long you want you holder to be. The longer the ribbon, the more cards you can hold! It's completely up to you!
The pictures below do not have the longer strip off ribbon because I wanted  you to be able to see exactly how I tied and hot glued the ribbon to the Command Strip hook!
First you want to make your bow. Tie a knot with some of your ribbon around the actual "hook" part of the Command Hook and hot clue it on the top part of the hook.  You can glue the back part as well but it's not necessary. This part can be tricky so I used a plastic cup to help me out!


After the glue has dried through simply hang you Command Strip hook where ever you like!! It's that simple!

Please excuse the lack of a door knob! Some things just have to wait!!

Easy right??
What do you so with all your holiday cards??

My New Favorite Shop {Painted Fox}

November 2, 2014

Happy Sunday friends!!
I hope you all had a safe and fabulous Halloween!!
With the holidays literally right around the corner I thought I would share a new shop that I can't get enough of!!
If you love farmhouse d├ęcor then you will LOVE this shop!!
There is just so much to choose from all in one place!!
Here are some off my absolute favorite items currently on my wish list!!
These are just a few of my favorite things!!
To check these items and a ton more visit there website here!!
For daily inspiration, giveaways and deals follow them on IG here!!
Let me know what you think!!
To keep up with what I'm doing on a daily basis follow me on IG here.
To keep up with my latest pins follow me on Pinterest here.
And stay tuned I have my first giveaway coming up next week!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

*This is not a sponsored post, just sharing what I love!!*