Friday, February 28, 2014

Crafting Chronicles: Milk Glass:

If you have been following along for a while, then you already know my love for crafting/decorating and I have been in full force crafting mode this week and today! 


Do you happen to have a ton of clear flower vases just laying around taking up space in your cupboards like I do? Well they are great to have for the occasional bouquet of flowers, but I honestly love the look of my flowers in a water pitcher rather than in a clear vase. 
So needless to say, all of my clear vases are very rarely used and collecting quite a bit of dust...

Until I decided to make them white!! 

I love the look of milk glass, whether it be a pitcher or a vase... 
It is classic, simple, elegant, and can be used in your everyday decor with flowers or just empty!


So here is what you'll need...

*Vases (washed and dried)
*Glossy white spray paint

*In a well ventilated area, place vases on brown paper bags, newspaper, or a drop cloth 
(which ever you have/prefer)
*Shake spray paint bottle and start spraying vases evenly until well coated
*Let dry completely 

 And voila!! 

Don't those look so much better!
And now you may decorate as you wish!

And yes, I have already started pulling out my green spring items and have been decorating our home for St. Patrick's Day! ;)
Is it Spring yet?!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday and has a fabulous weekend! 

Happy Crafting! 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Style: Palazzo Pants:

With the weather starting to change and Spring on the horizon, I could finally pull out some of my favorite pieces from my wardrobe... One of them being the Palazzo Pant! 

To me, there is nothing quite as stylish or comfortable as a high waisted Palazzo pant! I am always for style plus comfort, but especially more now that I am pregnant! 

I am in love with this fun classic black and white print and know I can pair these pants with so many other color options, but I do love a simple white t-shirt or tank! 

You can find these darling Palazzo pants along with countless other cute and affordable items at my sweet friends boutique Hello Darling and can follow her on instagram at @shophellodarling for all of her latest pieces! 

Pants: Hello Darling Boutique | Tank: Hard Tail | Necklace: J.Crew | C charm necklace: David Yurman | Watch: Michael Kors | Link Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Pink Bracelet: J.Crew | Cuff Bracelets: David Yurman

Thanks so much for stopping by!
xoxo Traci

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Snowshoe Ski Trip 2014:

I learned how to snowboard back when I was about 11 in good ol' Crested Butte, Colorado and Steven learned to ski in Colorado as well around the age of 14. It wasn't until Steven was already in the Navy that he learned how to snowboard, but took right to it and has been snowboarding ever since. It won't be long until we get Charli on skis and a snowboard! 

Snowboarding is something Steven and I are able to enjoy together during those cold Winter months, and I am so thankful that every year we make a Ski Trip together! Last year was Charli's first ski trip and first time seeing the snow in Lake Tahoe, but this year I knew it would be completely different because she could actually play in the snow and I was so excited!

We planned this trip back in September and were so excited when my best friend Christie and her boyfriend Rich confirmed that they were going to be able to join us! 


We stayed in a ski in/ski out, 2 bedroom condo with fireplace, vaulted ceilings, full kitchen, living room, den, and a private deck. It was amazing! Steven picked the perfect lodge for our family Ski Trip. Despite Christie's finger exploding about 2 minutes after walking into the condo (yes the back door slammed on her finger when a gust of wind came through causing it to explode), and Steven and Rich rushing her to the hospital (that was ohhhh an hour down the mountain), while there was a snow storm going on, getting 8 stitches, and driving all the way back to the condo... 
We were happy to finally be there and be on vacation together!

There was so much to do in the Village and we made sure we did just about everything there was to offer... From walking around enjoying all of the shops, to skiing and snowboarding, sledding, an indoor/outdoor kiddie pool, an indoor gym/arcade/play area for kids, and of course just playing in the fresh powdery snow! 

So here is a look into our entire vacation through the lens of my camera!

 Our View every morning from our balcony:
(A ski in/ski out condo located on top of the mountain)

The Village:

(On top of and in front of the huge snow pile in the center of the village)

(Awww... Loves taking pictures with her Dada!)

(Ohhhhh wait... Mom? Not so much! hahahaha!)

(That's better!) :)

(Is this not the cutest thing ever?! Two little snow people!! He was smitten too!)

The Village at night:
(Daddy stayed back and put Charli down for the night so I could enjoy some friend time)


(A little stop at the Boat House for a beer sprite)

(Thanks so much to Christie and Rich for watching Charli during nap so I could enjoy some boarding with my hubs!)

(Steven even got some night boarding in too!)

But what my afternoons really looked like:

(Spotting the gang getting off the lift from our balcony!)

Playing in the snow:

(I know... It is pretty terrible taking a picture with Mommy... Just wants to play in the snow!)

The Pool:

(Charli's first time sledding)

(And we came to the conclusion that I have no idea how to sled! haha!)

Big Top:
(Children's indoor play center)

Thank you Snowshoe,WV for letting us enjoy your adventures and beauty!
Even though we did get extremely ill at the end of our stay... 
Your charm and scenery will hopefully bring us back in the future! ;)