Favorite Things Friday 11.9.12

This has been an exciting week around the twelveOeight casa. Not only did we have sick little ones, but I decided to kick my Christmas gift-making into high gear, totally logical right? A big chunk of the time that goes into blogging is writing, which I can do while I snuggle on the couch with little ones, and work around my mama-duties. But I also snuck in a little Pinning and web-stalking.  Coming across this picture made me think about everything I am grateful for.

Choosing to dance anyways.  It took some time for me to put on my big girl panties and really take ownership over who is in charge of my outlook on life, happiness, and ability to see the good in all things.  Me.  I had to stop living in tomorrow, thinking that when I arrived at that next goal, or had that next thing, then I would be happy.  Happiness and contentment were found for me buried deep under some hard times and little suffering.  They were there the whole time, waiting for me to see them, thank you God for showing them to me.  I never want to miss the rainbow again because of a little rain.


Sugared Pumpkins & candles, I think I can smell the turkey and stuffing…
 Spelling out our gratitude, wonderful reminder of what is truly important…
Pom pom pillows are so pretty they look good enough to eat.  PB Teen, $29 a pop….feeling a knock off coming on.  Maybe a snack too, I’m hungry…

View Along The Way got super creative with an awesome plate wall, wrapping it around a sunny corner.  I love this, so unexpected…

How cool is this? A little tin of chalk next to each spot little (or big!) kids will sit.  Genius!!

Scalloped Potatoes With Sun Dried Tomato Pesto…thank you Oprah!


Remember all those bright and sometimes kinda icky tins you may already have received or can pick up for pennies at the thrift store? Click on the source tab below to see how awesomespice you can make them for gift-giving this year.  These would look great in the kitchen too, full of candies or cookies.  Or wine…


 Thank you as always for coming along for the ride, sometimes silly, funny, pretty or chaotic.  Have a wonderful, blessed weekend friend!
xoxo, Tanya


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  1. Awww sounds like you have your hands full at the moment! Sorry about the sick kiddos 🙁 I'm glad you have decided to "dance" anyway 🙂

    I love that plate wall photo. So neat how it wraps around the corner! Thanks for sharing and hope your household gets to feeling better soon so you can enjoy the weekend!

  2. I love that dancing in the rain picture!!! Where did you find it?

  3. Those pom pom pillows are adorable!

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