Monday, November 25, 2013

Tree 1

This is the first of 2 maybeee 3 Christmas trees we will have this year. I only put it up in our bedroom because the living room still has Thanksgiving stuff and I don't want to forget about that holiday. I got a bag of sparkly branches and ornaments from Goodwill for $2 forever ago and finally got to put them on this little tree. It's filled up with just the right amount of things because of its small size.

We inherited a bigger fake tree from my Great Grandma that she only used once last year but I'll wait on that until the day after Thanksgiving. So, if you remember from last year we got a real tree from Lowe's 9 days before Christmas that was marked way down and decided that doing that will be our new tradition. If we really do get a real tree that will make it number 3. Oh Christmas time.

Love the R at the top

Sparkly branches, snowflakes and pine cones

Smaller than the lamp. lol

Only 4ft but oh so cute

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wood holder

I have added a new item to our Rustic Ruddy's shop on Etsy. I am not sure why it took me so long to put this together, I already had all the pieces. I currently use it as a necklace holder in the bathroom, but it would be great by the front door for leashes or keys. I want to burn something into it but I think I'll be moving it around and using it for different things so I'll hold off. This is a perfect Christmas present for anyone on your list!

Wood holder

Close up of the hardware 

Key holder

Leash holder

Necklace holder

Thursday, November 14, 2013

According to my phone

Life lately, I've been really busy working. Today is my first day off in 20 days, that's a record! So here are some moments I've captured over the past few weeks....

My friend Jessica sent me some real leaves all the way from NC

I added the NC leaves with fake leaves, they look great
 I love a good sale, Lauren Conrads stuff is cute, but expensive if it's full price

"You raise me up" had fun working Josh Grobin

Finally had some beanie and sweater weather, Gizmo doesn't like the cold

BOGO this weekend at the 'bucks

Added a new item in Rustic Ruddy's shop, more on that next week
I've kept my mums alive for 2 whole weeks, I'm pretty proud

Magic games are always fun to work. Ryan came to the game and can you believe that was his first time in the arena and I've been working there for forever

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thanksgiving mantel

I knew I wanted something simple for Novembers mantel, I changed it up quite a bit in October so now I think I'll keep it like this until after Thanksgiving. My inspiration came from this mantel . Simple and sweet. I already had everything, just did a little re-arranging. Hopefully the next mantel post will not include pumpkins, I'm sure you all are sick of them :)


Friday, November 8, 2013


1. Starbucks has holiday cups now

2. Got a new Magic pin, flashlight and ID holder this week, it really is the small things that can make someone happy

3. JJ Redick was back at Amway Wednesday night for Magic vs. Clippers

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Easy art project

This project took 2 seconds and 3 things: pumpkin, glue and glitter. Glitter is the easiest way to make a big change in something so small. I have 6 other mini pumpkins that I'm debating on making sparkly but for now these 2 will be on display in the kitchen and a bookshelf in our room.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall to do list

I love these checklists that are all over Pinterest. Most of the things I can't do because they don't exist in Florida. I tried my best to find a list that was doable.

So far I've done 4 of the 12 and thats pretty good since I have a busy work schedule. How many fall activities have you done this year?