The Braun Life

Sunday, December 22, 2013

New Camera and a Visit to Lights of Life

Today David surprised me with an early Christmas gift.
It's a Canon EOS T5i! So I was pretty happy!
I have a lot to learn with this camera. It can do much more, and I want to be able to take great photos.

The following photos are from our visit to Lights of Life at Life College with the new camera.

Juju absolutely loved the bunny. So cute.

A little nibble on my shirt. Don't mind if I do!

Matthew happy to hold the rooster.
I made a friend!

Pony ride!
Matthew is such a big boy!

Lovely lights.
Little elves.
Mmmm. Snowmen doughnuts.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Seeing Santa!

David's Parents' church hosted a breakfast with Santa this morning.
This year really was so much fun with the kids.
They are really getting into the fun, and it is so cute to see them excited!
We got there early, and ate breakfast with the grandparents.
Then we started the festivities.
They can be soo cute sometimes!

Waiting in line for Santa, and getting really excited!

Trying hard to be patient!


Face painting.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Decor 2013

I finally got around to decorating, AND taking pictures of our Christmas decor.
I never have a particular plan when putting it all out, so every year is a little different.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Goodwill Goodies

I had seen somewhere that a near-by Goodwill had some really great stuff.
I don't typically shop Goodwill, but thought I would try it out.
So once I picked up the kids from preschool we headed out to the Perimeter Mall Goodwill location.
If I didn't have the kids with me, I could have been more thorough in my search.
Everyone who worked there was nice, and everything was well organized.
Here are a few of the finds.
All of the kids clothes are just under 3 bucks.
Not bad!

Janie and Jack polo for my nephew. Gap jeans, Lacoste polo, and Gap PJ's.

Crewcuts shirt, Lilly Pulitzer shirt, 2 Gymboree shirts, and a Ralph Lauren skort.
I think the kids got some good stuff. I will have to go back!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Target Treasures

Today we took a trip to Target to get just two things. As usual we ended up with more.
I think this is a common problem for most! :)
Anywho I found a couple great items for not a lot of money.
Adorable Christmas Aprons for cookie making.

Sorry the picture is so blurry! This stocking is adorable, and soft!
Orla Kiely Display. I love this brand, and now it's at Target!

The case I bought.

The inside.

Cute leg warmers for Juju.
The majority of my discoveries were in the One Spot at Target.
I was super excited to find the Orla Kiely bags! Last year when Matthew was taking soccer, I saw a mom with one of these bags. I looked online to find them, and they were a little pricey. Also, I really didn't need a bag. So I was tickled pink to find a cute case!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Cutest Floral Clips for ONLY $1!

The cutest hair clips for $1!!! From the Dollar Tree.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

DIY Glitter Candle Holders

The day after Christmas the family went to Target to get Matthew a bike.
While there, I spotted some candle holders on sale.
I have had them everywhere in the house. Not really knowing where to put them.
They finally made it in the basement, where they have stayed for some time.
Today I decided to jazz them up for the Fall, and get them out of the basement.
I taped off sections for the Mod Podge to be applied.
My Supplies.

Love Martha Stewart Glitter!

Painted a thin layer of Mod Podge.

Sprinkled glitter on top of the Mod Podge.

Juju eying the glitter.

I used a flexible cutting board for easy glitter clean up and saving.

The finished product on the dinning table...not in the basement!