February 28, 2014

A NEW BLOG!

Hello friends! Happy Friday! Today I'm excited to share with you a brand new blog! A new space too! I invite you to visit me over there from now on! I hope you'll join me on this new adventure! To visit the new blog go here:

February 14, 2014

Coffee Date:: My Heart & Changes to the blog.

Hello Friends. 

I'm so glad that you're joining me for coffee today. I'm excited to share with you my heart and some exciting changes to the blog. Watch the video to hear all about it.


Follow along with on Instagram @andreamworley during this time. I'll be updating there until the relaunch of the blog.

linking up today with Alissa from Rags to Stitches. 


February 12, 2014

A Day In February 2014

It's been a while since I've recorded what an average ordinary day in our lives is like. I'd like to start doing this again once a month just to have my own records and look back on this season of life.

Our days are pretty much the same everyday. It's pretty quiet around here most days. Here's a little peek into what life is like in the Worley House on an average ordinary day.

A Day in February, 

02.03.14

Zane didn't sleep the best the night before and he was awake around 4:30 am. I crept into his room and tried to rock him back to sleep, but after I looked at the clock and realized it was now 5:30 and he hadn't fallen back to sleep I decided it wasn't going to happen and I made my way downstairs to "start" my day.

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Today it was a full pot of the French Press kinda day, hoping coffee will wake me up...mmmkay!   photo adayin2_zps5bb69dab.jpg
8:00 am Ava is awake, comes down not wearing anything. Pants optional in our home. After some play and nagging she finally goes upstairs to get dress and have some breakfast later.   photo adayin3_zpsfb2a6fa8.jpg
9:00 am Zane decides to tear apart my cupboards. Who needs toys anyway? While he's playing I finish cleaning up breakfast, and put dishes away from the night before.  photo adayin4_zps45006854.jpg
10:00 am I lay Zane down for his morning nap.

During this time Ava sits and watches some cartoons for a bit, before we start on some school time. 
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While Ava is occupied I sit down to finish writing my grocery list and meal planning for the week. Then it's school time for Ava while Zane is still sleeping.  photo adayin6_zpse30ab0a8.jpg
12:00 pm Zane wakes up from his nap, and I get the kids lunch. 

More play time after lunch for these two. We usually also go across the street and visit my Grandparents as well quickly. 

12:45 pm we whipped up some Valentine cookies this afternoon. Nothing fancy, just some Pillsbury going on here for my girl. She loved them because of the hearts on top!

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2:00 pm it's nap time for Ava and nap #2 for Zane. It's always hit or miss with these two for the afternoon nap, but today I got lucky and they each slept for two hours. 

During this time I like to get stuff done. Usually house work, blogging stuff, I answer emails during this time too. And...sometimes I just sit and relax. 

4:00 pm Kids are up, and it's time to start making dinner. I set Ava up with some coloring and puzzles to keep her occupied. Zane gets a pre dinner snack at this time. 

5:00 pm Hubby is home. He plays with the kids while I finish setting the table. Then we sit down for dinner. 

5:30 pm I head off for my nightly run, the kids stay with Hubby and they play & clean up dinner.

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6:00 pm I'm back from my run and we start bath time for both kids.

6:30 pm We read stories together and pray together as a family.

7:00 pm both kids are in bed.

After they are in bed for the night it's time for Hubby and I to hang out. We love watching t.v. together.

10:00 pm Bed time. 

February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Brunch Place Cards

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, one of the special things about these little holidays that I love is doing fun little things for my family and kids to celebrate. Last year for the 4th I cut pancakes into star shapes and Ava loved it! I thought I'd take that same idea and make us a fun Valentine's Day brunch. 

Using my Evolution and my Sweetheart Embossing folders I made some cute little place cards. I also used the mini letterpress papers. 
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I love the texture that the embossing folders give the cards. Beautiful little hearts, I also used the Tape It kit to cut some hearts and write our names on them. 
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A fun idea I like doing is take baking cups and filling them with fruit, or little treats for kids. My daughter loves them because they are small containers she can hold and she loves all the colors of baking cups we have.
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Using a heart shape cookie cutter I cut heart shape pancakes, added some fruit and a glass of orange juice. Wah-la we have a fun Valentine's Day brunch. 
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What are you planning for Valentine's Day? How do you like making holidays special for your family?

If you'd like to scoop up some goodies of your own from Lifestyle Crafts, 
Use code WORLEYHOUSE for 20% off your purchase from Lifestyle Crafts. 

February 8, 2014

Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

I love finding handmade shops. I love that there's a person behind these shops making their dreams come true. Putting their passions into each product they sell. There's so many great and unique artists on Etsy. I've rounded up a few of my favorite handmade gift ideas for Valentine's Day. 



Handmade Valentine's Day

February 7, 2014

Coffee Date

Hello Friends, Happy Friday!


I'm going to follow Alissa's lead, and ask if you have any questions for me that you want answered leave them in the comments below or email me andreaworley@live.com

If we were having coffee today what would you tell me? How's your week been going?

February 5, 2014

Office & Guest Room Makeover Inspiration and Blank Slate.

I've been working on making over my guest room for the last couple weeks. During the last year this room has served primarly as our guest room, and a place where I keep all my craft supplies and sew in there from time to time. My parents were the last guest to stay in there over Thanksgiving, but with a queen size bed and a sewing table set up it was getting kinda cramped. 

So we decided to get rid of the big bed in there, and make this room more into my office/ guest room. We don't have guests often so I think a smaller bed or pull out sofa is what we're going to put back in there. 

I've been saving my pennies, and used my earnings from my garage sale to start buying things for the room makeover. To see more of my inspiration & ideas for this space visit my pin board here. This room is small, but it has a decent size closet for storage. I want the space to be light, bright and airy with lots of white, icy blues, soft pinks and touches of gold. I've already been gathering some inspiration and pieces for the room, you can see where I'm going with the mood board below.

Office & Guest Room Inspiration

I love Ikea for simple storage solutions, you can't beat their prices on some of their office stuff. Last weekend I scooped up some shelves to add to my office, and some simple white boxes and magazine files to store more things in. 

The gold table is from Target and I found it on clearance back at the beginning of January, it quickly went into my cart at $24.99! I'm still on the hunt for the perfect couch to add to the room. It needs to be able to fold out into a bed so when we do have guest they have a place to sleep. 

Here's how the room looked once we cleared everything out of it to start from scratch. 
The view looking in from the doorway, and as you can see below the closet as well. So we're starting with a pretty blank canvas. 
My goal is to DIY this room for $500 or under! I'm pretty sure with my savvy skills I can make it happen. Check back later in the week to see the progress I've made in this room. 

Have you attempted any room makeovers lately? 

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