Sunday, November 1, 2015

It's My Birthday and I'll Blog if I Want To....

I was hoping to do a birthday photo shoot, but I ran out of time. This past weekend we moved out of our apartment and are in a Hotel for the weekend and then FINALLY we are getting the key to your new house on Tuesday. 

(I will do a update later this week with picture of the house, once we are moved in). 

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So today I celebrate ME! The birth of Me! The person I have grown to be! The person I will become! The sister, daughter, mom, friend, wife, I am! Today I celebrate Me!

Today I will wake up to sounds of my phone buzzing off the hook. The birthday messages will start rolling in. 

I am officially 27 years old.

   I was laying in bed last night, thinking about my year of being 26 years old and how fast it flew by. As I get older, the years move along quicker and quicker. Why is that? We don't necessarily get busier. We don't shorten the weeks. My guess is we don't stop to enjoy the moment we're in enough, so life speeds on by and another year we grow older. Truth be told, 26 wasn't my favorite year ever.

 I know what you're thinking...I've got an amazing marriage and a supportive and loving family ... how could year 26 bring me anything but good memories? And I will tell you you're so right. I definitely had some great memories. But living away from my husband for over 7 months was very hard! And feeling like a nomad and not having a space that is yours, was a bit harder then I anticipated. Its kind of funny that we are finally moving into our new house the day after my 27th birthday. I can image this next year is going to be a great one!!  So far, 27 feels...better. I'm sure it will come with its own bundle of ups and downs, but that's just life, isn't it? 

A few of the highlights from this past year: 
* Started blogging again, here is the update on life
* I opened my own ETSY Shop, Nicole Kelly Creations

I am grateful to God for the gift of life. Also thankful to my parents for nurturing me into the graceful, lovely, and great woman I am today. Happy birthday to Me! I wish myself many more years of joy, love, laughter and health. I wish myself strength and wisdom for days to come and success with everything I do today, and tomorrow!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Food

With Halloween this week we started on Monday by posting some of my favorite Halloween Decor. Today I have decided to share some halloween themed food. Sure candy is on the minds of most, but there is more to this fun-filled night then just being in a sugar coma.

Here are just a few healthy Halloween treat recipes and one mind trick for a healthy candy swap.

Little Apple Monsters

These monsters will make it into your mouth as quickly as they made it into your heart.
Place one apple slice flat on a plate and then spread the back edge with some of your peanut butter . Stick another apple slice into the peanut butter so that the two apple slices look like an open mouth. Then stick some slivered almonds vertically into the peanut butter to add teeth and then stick two chocolate chips into the upper apple slice to add eyes. 

Ghostly Bananas

These ghoulish bananas are ready to show themselves to the world.
These don't really need any instructions. 
Just cut some bananas in half and add three chocolate chips to the top for eyes and month.

Of course, not all of us will want to make something healthy on Halloween. You want the candy and you want it now. So eat Fun Size Candy. As we all know, when faced with a full candy bar, it's really hard to stick to only eating some of it. That's why fun sized candy is a great option.

What will you be eating on Halloween? Let me know in the comments! 

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween Decor

With Halloween coming up this weekend I thought we should celebrate halloween all week long. 
Ghosts and witches.  Crows and owls.
Oh, and don’t forget the pumpkins.
But just because Halloween is known as the spooky holiday doesn’t mean that your décor has to go that way.
And today I am sharing some of my favorite ideas for prettying up this season with these elegant Halloween décor ideas…
How cool is this DIY skull nail Art. I will definitely be trying this! 

I love these Trick or Treat pillows. What a great way to decorate your front porch. 

 Do you have empty jars in your kitchen. This is a great way to decorate with items you already have in your home. 
Also, you could use these jars through out the different holiday season and change the interior decor.

Of course, a Halloween wreath is essential. 
I am loving this chic black and white theme! And a bow makes everything complete, don't you think!?

Got a mantel? 
Then you already have the perfect backdrop for pumpkins, letters, witch prints, and more. 

What does your Halloween decor look like?? 
Let me know in the comments below. 

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