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Sep 24 2015

Big Boy Room

Hi Everyone!

Being a mom of two little ones has kept me very busy the past couple months!  I’m back today to share my son’s big boy room with you all.  I still can’t believe my little guy is big enough for a big boy room!  A few months after we found out we were pregnant with our second child I started dreaming and planning for my son’s big boy room.  We decided to keep the nursery where it was and move him to the spare bedroom.  I worked on his big boy room for several weeks all the while not letting my little guy know so that it could be a surprise.

He loved his big boy adventure room when we did the big reveal.  It was so fun to see him so excited and appreciative.  I really love how it turned out!

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We loved the bookcase in my son’s nursery (people always ask where we got it) so we ordered another one (just slightly different) for his big boy room.  It works great when you don’t have a lot of extra room for something like a book case.  We got it from pottery barn kids and waited till we got a coupon in my email.  Then we ordered it by phone and had it shipped to the store (free shipping) which also saved us money.

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These vintage plane printables were free!! Can you believe that?!  I found them on pinterest and they were my inspiration piece for the room.  I didn’t want to be limited to airplanes so I decided to go with the “adventure” theme.  Finding free printables online is a great way to save money when decorating.

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I love how his gallery wall came out.  I ordered this National Geographic map from Amazon.  It was a great price and the colors were perfect.  Another great way to save money when decorating is to shop your own house.  I already had the clipboard, frames, and hanger and along with the free printables (sources below) this gallery wall was very inexpensive.

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He may be in a big boy room now, but there is still a place for Kermi 😉

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Many of the things I used in his big boy room I had in his nursery.  It saved me a lot of money by using some of the same colors in his adventure room.  I used navy and green again and added orange and brown.  It looks like a totally different room, but I was able to use many of the same things.

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I love decorating my home with things that have a history or special meaning.  The bear lamp was made by my mother-in-law’s parents.  They were skilled potters.  My son has admired this lamp for a long time at grandma and poppy’s house so he was very excited to see it in his room!  The little orange plane in the picture above was in my brother’s room growing up.  And the little gray metal tool box on his dresser was my dad’s.

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My little guy is so proud of his big boy room and loves to show it off to everyone who comes over.  It was a lot of fun to design and put together this room and a big thanks to my sweet hubby for all his hard work as well!

Source List:

Toddler Bed- given to us by a friend

Bedding- Target

Curtains-Target

Dresser and night stand- Ikea

Adirondack chair- World Market

Book shelf-Pottery Barn Kids

Wooden sign with verse- DIY tutorial here

White picture frames-Ikea

Rug-Home Goods

Map-Amazon

Navy blue lamp-Home Goods

Navy blue stars-Home Goods (spray painted navy)

Fabric banner- DIY fabric from JoAnn’s

Bear lamp-made by my mother-in-law’s parents

Drift wood sail boat-Home Goods

Large metal L- TJ Maxx

Free Printable Sources:

-4 vintage sketch airplane posters –How To Nest For Less blog

-Adventuring- Couple Jones blog

-I Can Do Hard Things- Lemon Squeezy blog

-I Love You To The Moon and Back (printed in black and white)- A Bubbly Life blog

-Be Strong and Courageous- Gracelaced blog

-Let Your Dreams Take Flight- Happy Go Lucky blog

-Adventure!- I Rock So What blog

Check out my Big Boy Room Pinterest board to see where I got my inspiration and for more ideas on an adventure room.

Hope you all have a great day!

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Jan 21 2015

Valentine Printable: Vintage Blooms

Have you all seen the HGTV design show Fixer Upper?  I’m pretty much obsessed; I’ve watched from the beginning and have never missed an episode!  Hosts Chip & Joanna Gaines finds, renovates and decorates old homes for their clients in Waco, Texas.  Season Two just recently started and if you haven’t watched, you are missing out!  I always get so inspired by seeing how they decorate the homes.  So what does this have to do with a Valentine printable?!  In one of the recent episodes they were helping a cute young couple look for their first home.  The couple had this saying “Grow old along with me the best is yet to be.”  Joanna (the host and designer) had a metal art piece made for their home with this saying on it.  I just thought that was the sweetest saying and was my inspiration behind this Valentine printable.

The best part about this printable is that you can keep it up all year long if you wanted to, since it doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day!  The vintage blooms remind me of those vintage Valentine’s Day postcards.   You can download this printable by clicking on the link towards the bottom of this post.  You can print the download in any size you’d like.  Below I’ve shown you some ways to display printables.  You can also print out and use as a Valentine’s Day card for your loved one, by writing a message on the back. -just saved you $4.00 right there 😉

One of my favorite ways to display a print is with washi tape.  The nice part about washi tape is that it doesn’t ruin the wall/surface after you remove the tape.  The print displayed below is an 8×10.

The Best Is Yet To Be - washi

Another way is to display your print in a frame.  The print below is a 4×6.

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Or, just cut the print to size and prop it against your favorite piece of decor.

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Marissa shows another adorable way to display your printables in this post.

I’d love how to see how you display this printable. Share your pictures on your Instagram with the following hashtag: #allingoodtwine and tag me in your picture: @alisambloom

Download Printable Here

The colors are a lot more vibrant in the image below, but I kind of love how mine printed.  The colors are softer and muted, almost vintage like, which is the look I was going for.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful week…the best is yet to be!

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Jan 8 2015

2015 Goal Setting & Free Printables

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break.  If you are new to our blog welcome!  We are so glad to have you here!  We hope this little space brings you encouragement, inspiration or just a small break from your hectic day.  Check out some of our past posts by selecting one of the categories at the top of the page.  Don’t be shy…leave us a comment or send us an email.  We’d love to get to know you better!

I hope this new year finds you refreshed, energized and hopeful for the coming year.  January is one of my favorite months (okay maybe I am biased because it is my birthday month).  But, I find it is a time to reflect on the past year and see what you accomplished and also what didn’t work so well.  It’s the perfect opportunity to start a clean slate and set some goals for the new year.

Goals Printable

Last year I made a goal setting printable to write down goals for 2014.  I thought I’d create another printable for you to use this year.  It might be fun to sit down with your spouse or your family and write down your goals together.  Talk about how you can encourage each other to accomplish your goals and how you can hold one another accountable throughout the year.  Don’t feel like you need to fill in every line.  If you want to add more details on how you will achieve the goals, print another copy and fill in the details on the 2nd page.  I created it so that you could use this sheet from year to year, simply writing the current year in the dedicated space.  You can download a copy of the printable by clicking on the following link: Goals For the New Year Printable PDF

Last year I shared some tips for you to think about when creating your goals:

  • Specific: What do you want to accomplish?  Include details like what, when, why and how.
  • Measurable: Are you able to track your progress?
  • Attainable: Is your goal realistic? It is important to set challenging goals, but make sure they are within your reach.  Try setting smaller goals that are steps to completing a larger goal.
  • Relevant: Does it align with your vision, values, dreams and abilities?  Is it meaningful?
  • Time-bound: Does your goal have a set completion date?  Create a schedule or time frame to help you reach this date.

Setting goals can be overwhelming.  Below the picture of the printable, I’ve created some prompts/questions to consider in each category that I hope will help you in coming up with your goals.   Choose a combination of few short-term and long-term goals. and don’t forget to think SMART!

Download Printable Here

Goals For The New Year

Download Printable Here

Spiritual:

  • Is there a Bible study group you’ve wanted to join?
  • Do you want to set aside more time for prayer or daily devotionals?
  • Is there something you need to give over to God?

Personal:

  • Do you have a habit you’d like to break?
  • Is there a character trait that you want to improve upon?
  • Are there areas in your life want to be more intentional about? (friendships, etc.)
  • Is there a new skill you would like to learn? (photography, painting, etc.)

Marriage/Relationship:

  • Do you want to set aside more dedicated time with that person? (date night, etc.)
  • Which areas in your marriage/relationship would you like to strengthen?
  • Is there an area you would like to serve the other person better in?  What is their love language?

Family:

  • Is there a trip you want to go on as a family?
  • Is there an activity you could do more often as a family? (volunteer, sports, etc.)

Career:

  • Are there conversations with your boss you have putting off? (raise, promotion, etc.)
  • Is there a course you want to take to increase your knowledge on a subject?

Health/Fitness:

  • Is there a weight loss goal you’d like to reach?
  • Are you drinking enough water? (This is definitely going to be one of mine :) )
  • Are there certain foods you want to cut back on?

Financial:

  • Is there a loan you would like to pay off?
  • Is there something you’d like to purchase that you need to save for?
  • Is there something you would like to cut back on to save money?
  • Is there an organization you would like to donate to or do you want to set a side more money to tithe?
  • Do you have an emergency fund?

Home Improvement:

  • Are there DIY projects you want to accomplish?
  • Are there areas in your house that you want to organize?
  • Does something need repairing?

I added a space for you to note places you would like to travel to or visit.  Nothing energizes me more than traveling and taking some time off…I think that is really important.  It doesn’t need to be somewhere expensive or require an airline ticket.  Just go for a drive one weekend and explore an area you have never been to before!

Lastly, I added Proverbs 16:9 verse as a reminder that no matter how much we plan our life, God is ultimately in control.  Though we may think we know what is best for us, nothing can compare to God’s perfect plan for our life.  No matter how painful, discouraging and confusing it can be when things don’t go the way I have planned, I have to cling to this truth.  It’s what brings me hope and I hope it does for you as well.  One of my favorite song’s “Today is Beautiful” by David Dunn has the most beautiful lyrics that speaks to this.  I created a printable to share with all of you.  To download, click on the link below. A new window or tab will appear with the image of the printable.  Right click on the image and select “Save As”.  Open the file you just saved to your computer and select the program you would like to open it in.  You can then print to the size you desire on cardstock paper!

Heaven’s View Printable

Heavens View Printable

I Hope you got some ideas for your 2015 goals and that you find the goals printable useful!  Print it on cardstock, fold it and put it in your calendar, or tape it to your office wall with a cute piece of washi tape to inspire you every time you look at it!  Please share some of your goals for this year in the comments section.  Today I’m linking up with Bloom Designs.

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Jun 25 2014

4th of July Free Printable

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe 4th of July is next week?  It is one of my favorite holidays (I think I say that about every holiday)!  I love what this holiday represents and the chance to celebrate this land I love.  Marissa and I have such fond memories celebrating when we were younger.  My dad would throw a block party every year and invite all the neighbors.  All of us would be dressed in our red, white & blue.  We’d go swimming, BBQ, play croquet, watch the older boys set off fireworks and stay up late listening to the adults talk about the good old days.  Over the years it has become a smaller group, but we continue the tradition each year and I think that would make our dad very happy.  The last several years the kids (and dogs) in the neighborhood ride their bikes in a little parade down the street.  Our dog looks forward to walking in the parade every year and last year Luke participated in it too!

We made this 4th of July inspired printable to share with you.  If you are late with your decorations this year (like us), now you have one!  Click on the link below the image to download.  Hope you enjoy!

Every Heart Beats True Printable

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How do you celebrate the 4th of July?  Do you have any traditions?  We hope you have a fabulous 4th!

Check out our Pinterest Boards for more 4th of July inspiration: Alisa’s here and Marissa’s here.  If you are a new reader, welcome!  Subscribe by email to get updates or follow us on Bloglovin.

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May 16 2014

Rainbow Ombre Baby Shower

In April we had the privilege of helping to throw a baby shower for a good family friend or ours, Audrey.  Our families have known each other forever.  Our parents went to high school together and have been close friends ever since.  We have all taken turns throwing each other bridal showers and now baby showers.  It is so fun to do life together and celebrate these exciting events.

The shower was a rainbow ombre theme and it turned out great!  There were so many people involved in making this a special day for Audrey.  We are excited to share some of the shower details with you!

Rainbow Ombre Shower

The ombre baby sign was made with the Cricut machine and Marissa made the ruffled crepe paper draped behind it. The paper fans were a DIY project and provided a nice backdrop for the food table (we’ll do a tutorial on those soon).  The pennant chalkboard wreath may look familiar to you.  Marissa made it for her son’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear Birthday Party.  Alisa made a quick printable that you can download here: Rainbow Printable .  We made a rainbow ombre circle paper garland.  Take a peak at our shop if you would like to purchase one (we can customize the colors to fit your theme).

Paper fans

Here were the invitations I made for the shower.  Marissa helped me cut all the tiny 500+ strips of paper for the flags…she always seems to help me with my crazy, not thought through all the way, tedious projects :)  That’s what sisters are for right?  Other people would just say “ok well good luck with that I’ll catch you later!”  Call me crazy, but I truly enjoy doing things craft like this.

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The mommy-to-be’s mom {Michelle} did the flowers!  Aren’t they so gorgeous?!  Love all the flowers she chose.  They added a nice pop of color to the tables.  She put them in glass vases which color coordinated with the flowers.

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Our mom, Shaun, Tracy and Lauren were in charge of the food.  We kept it simple with a variety of yummy sandwiches, salads {BBQ Chicken, spinach and peanut coleslaw} and fruit.  Michelle had the idea to do fruit infused waters and we just love how they turned out.  They were tasty and the colors fit into our theme nicely!  Next week we’ll share the drink recipes that  Nikki, Carrie, Michelle and Lauren came up with.  They were so refreshing and great simple recipes to keep on hand to make your water more flavorful this summer!

Food and Beverages

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The daddy-to-be’s mom took care of all the desserts.  Aren’t they beautiful?  We just love the ombre cake with the cute little elephant.  One of the cake layers was lemon cream cheese and was just to die for!  And look at the cute cake pop rattles!

Sweets and Treats

For one of the games we did a baby word scramble.  You can download a copy here if you’d like: Baby Word Scramble

Word Scramble

Tracy, had everyone guess whether they thought Audrey was having a boy or a girl.  People could choose a boy color paper or girl color paper and then write their name on it and add it to the chains depending on what they thought the gender was.  She even had some old wives tales that Audrey had answered to help people with their guess.  This turned out so cute!  Most people thought she was having a boy….look below to see if they were right!

Boy or Girl Guess

It’s going to be…..a girl!!!  Audrey’s sister Lauren was in charge of the gender reveal.  She was the only person who knew the gender and had been keeping it a secret for a long time (don’t know how she didn’t let it slip!).  Love the balloon idea.  So cute!!  Look how excited they look!

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What a fun day it was!  We are so excited to meet baby girl Durna!!

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Jan 22 2014

Setting Goals for 2014

Hi Everyone!  Recently we did a guest post over at Tailored Fitness and talked about setting goals and offered 2 free printables to write them down on.  Today I (Marissa) will be sharing these with my MOPS group and thought we would repost this in order to offer the printables to all of you!  Enjoy!

January is the perfect time to start fresh, to hit the restart button and to think about what you want to accomplish in the new year.  I (Marissa) have never been one to write “goals.”  I make lists and love checking off the things I have done, but I don’t do goals.  But… this year my husband asked me to sit down with him and write out some goals we have for our family this year.  I started to see setting goals in a new way.  Since becoming a mom, things are so crazy most of the time and I feel like I am just rushing to get things done and then move on to the next thing.  I think goals have helped me to see the big picture and not just what is right in front of me, which can feel like chaos a lot of the time.  The days can sometimes be monotonous, but with goals they have more purpose.  By looking back at what we’ve accomplished together, and looking ahead to where we want to go, it can put life into perspective and help us stay focused on the big picture.  Goals can also help you focus your time, consider what is important to you and prioritize, and stretch you to improve in areas of weakness.

So often I (Alisa) come up with goals for myself, but I tend to keep them in my head and tend to lose sight of them.  For this reason, it is so important to write them down.  I created a printable so you can have all your goals in one place and serve as a daily reminder to what you are striving to achieve.  There are two different printables to choose from depending on your needs or wants.  You can print it out and put it on your fridge or frame it and put it in your office.  Its fun to save your goal sheets each year to look back and see all that you have accomplished.  Click on the links below for high quality downloads.

Here are some tips as you sit down to write your goals.  Goal setting can be overwhelming, so be SMART!

  • S – Specific: What do you want to accomplish?  Include details like what, when, why and how.
  • M – Measurable: Are you able to track your progress?
  • A – Attainable: Is your goal realistic? It is important to set challenging goals, but make sure they are within your reach.  Try setting smaller goals that are steps to completing a larger goal.
  • R – Relevant: Does it align with your vision, values, dreams and abilities?  Is it meaningful?
  • T – Time-bound: Does your goal have a set completion date?  Create a schedule or time frame to help you reach this date.

Download Version 1 Here

Download Version 2 Here

My 2014 Goals

My 2014 Goals 2

Here are some ideas to get you started in setting goals in each of the categories on the printable:

  • Personal:  faith, relationships, career, home improvement, character traits
  • Family: marriage, kids
  • Health/Fitness:  nutrition, work-outs, lifestyle
  • Financial: savings, emergency fund, tithing, giving back

What are some of your 2014 goals?  If you are looking for some inspiration throughout the year, Alisa made this printable.  I printed it out and hung it on my wall to remind me daily that there is always something to be thankful for.

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Jan 15 2014

Making Goals for 2014

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week.  Today we are guest posting over at Tailored Fitness.  We are sharing tips on setting goals in 2014 and a we have a free printable for you to download.

Autumn shared her tips with us earlier in the week on rediscovering her style as a mom.  If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check it out!  Thanks for having us Autumn!

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Nov 23 2013

Thankful Printable Featured on {A Thoughtful Place}

Good Afternoon Everyone!

We are so excited to share that our Thankful Chalkboard Printable was featured on A Thoughtful Place Blog earlier this week!  Courtney is one of our favorite bloggers and we have been reading her blog for a while now.  You may remember that we attended her HomeGoods blogger party and had the pleasure of meeting her in person.  We are still pinching ourselves and feel so honored that she enjoyed our printable enough to share with her readers and to frame it in her beautiful home!  If you haven’t already, check out her post and see how she takes time out of her morning to pause and reflect on the blessings in her life.

Many of you have popped over to our blog from Courtney’s.  We are so happy to have you and hope you enjoy reading along!  We look forward to sharing ideas and what’s on our hearts with you.  We hope to get to know you as well!  Leave us a comment and or send us an email.  We’d love to hear from you.  Thank you to all of you for your sweet comments, emails and requests for the printable.  So glad you enjoyed it and excited to hear that many of you have also decided to start a gratitude journal as well.

Thankful Printable

Have a wonderful weekend!  What are all of you doing?  Marissa will be crafting with some girlfriends.  I will be starting on some Christmas crafts as well!  Between you and I, I might even start bringing out the Christmas decor since I’m not hosting Thanksgiving and I just can’t wait one more weekend!  You better believe there will be Christmas music on in the background!

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Nov 19 2013

Free Thankful Chalkboard Printable

Hi Everyone!

Here we go…I’m going to be honest with you: I have been real negative lately.  I find myself focusing on all that is going wrong rather than all that I have to be thankful for.   I decided I don’t like the negative person I am becoming and felt God was moving me to make a change.

I recently started a gratitude journal.  I got the idea from another blogger I follow daily, Shay over at Mix and Match Family.  She kept a gratitude journal for 13 years…talk about dedication!  Basically you write 5 things you are thankful for that day.  Not generic things like food or  a job, but real specific things like “I didn’t have to cook dinner tonight because my sweet husband had dinner on the table when I got home from work.”  The best part is that it doesn’t take as much time or as much thought as a regular diary.  All you have to do is write down 5 things and it doesn’t even have to be complete sentences.  Now a lot of people do this on Thanksgiving or in the month of November, but my goal is to do it for at least an entire year.  I encourage you to do it along with me.  I have a long way to go, but it really helps me reflect on the positive and all that God has blessed me with.

I created a printable that I could frame and put up in my house as a daily reminder of all that I have to be thankful for.  It would also make a great Thanksgiving decoration.  We are giving it away free to those that subscribe to our blog.  It is our little way to say thank you for following us on this adventure.  All you have to do is subscribe to our blog by entering your email address and clicking “subscribe”.  Then shoot us an email with the subject “Thankful Printable” requesting the printable.  We will email you the printable in the next day or two.  See the bottom of the email for printing tips.  I want to give a big thanks to my brother for making the chalkboard background for me!!

Thankful Printable - All In Good Twine

*This printable is free for personal use only.

Thankful Printable Framed

Printing Tips: for the best quality, I suggest printing at Kinko’s or Staples.  It will cost you less than a $1.00!  I  printed mine as an 8″ x 10″ on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. I simply cut off the excess  to fit the frame.  I printed mine on card stock paper and again on a smooth finish paper slightly heavier weight than regular printer paper.  I found that the smooth paper actually turned out better than the cardstock.

I’m linking up over at Bloom Designs.  Hope you enjoy the printable and remember:  There Is Always, Always Something To Be Thankful For!

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