Top Five Posts {2013}

December 31, 2013

Happy New Years Eve friends!!
Today I would like to share the top five most popular posts of 2013.
Since starting this blog {formally known as Not Too Shabby Mama} in
2010 I have come a long way and have discovered so many things I didn't
even realize I was capable of!! I really would like to thank each and every
person who has taken a moment (or two) to check out my blog and see what
Gracie Blue ~ the blog is all about!! It means the world to me that I have the
ability to inspire someone somewhere!!! Thank you again and please stay
tuned because 2014 is going to be amazing!!!
And now the top five most popular posts of
Number 5
Number 4
Number 3
Number 2

.....And the Number 1 Post of 2013!!
Happy New Year Friends!!
And cheers to a fabulous

Merry Christmas {2013}

December 26, 2013

May your days
    Merry & Bright.....
And may all your
Christmases be white....
Merry Christmas from our home to yours....
Blessings for a joyous

Holiday Style {what i'm wearing this christmas}

December 17, 2013

Hi Friends!!
Not sure about you but I am pretty much all set for Christmas.... Just need to pick up some last minute gifts and bake a few dozen cookies and I'm ready to go!!
Since today was a snowy day for us I wasn't able to make it out to the mall to find an outfit for Christmas. So I did the next best thing and shopped online. I found a great deal at Ann Taylor!! Everything in the store was 50% off!! I mean you can beat that!! Most of the other stuff I had which worked out perfectly because I really wasn't about to spend a fortune....
Not sure about your holiday style but in our family we like to do things a little more on the casual side especially if we have a long day ahead of us and of course having to chase after two kids! So I decided to put together something simple but classy with a "pop" of color. And what would a holiday celebration be without some "bling"??
5. Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow bangle ~ similar
6. Red pump ~ find similar on Zappos 
7. 7 For All Mankind  Jeans find similar on Zappos
8. Kate Spade wristlet find similar here
Super cute and casual!!
What's your holiday style?

You Better Watch Out!! {nine days till christmas}

December 16, 2013

Hi again all!!
Nine more days!! Are you ready??
Today I am excited to bring you a fun little DIY project!!
I found a cute and simple way to count down to Christmas!!

Cute right??
Click here to find out how to create your very own!!
Happy Monday!!!

Dear Santa... {i can explain}

December 15, 2013

Happy Sunday friends!!
Hope you enjoyed my very first Cozy Christmas Home Tour. If you missed it you can see it here.....
The other day my husband asked "So...What do you want for Christmas?"
As a thousand different things literally flew through my head the very first word I thought of was Pinterest!! Shocker right!!?? That being said all I had to do was go on to Pinterest and send him my Lust Have Now board and I'm done! No need to write a list or check it twice I just simply sent him a board full of items I have been drooling over and it's really up to him on what to get and I know what ever he chooses is a winner!!
So the next time someone asks you what you want for Christmas simply say: "Everything I ever pinned on Pinterest!!"
If you missed my DIY Pinterest Christmas Ornament you can find out how to make yours here!!
Happy Pinning!!!

THANK YOU!!! {over 10,000 page views}

December 14, 2013

Just wanted to stop in and say
T H A N K   Y O U ! ! !
I have over 10,000 page views
As a token of my thanks here is a free "thank you" printable for you!!
....And with a heavy heart I ask you please pray for the families
of Sandy Hook today....
May God Bless and keep those 26 Angles....

Cozy Christmas Home Tour {and the friday five}

December 13, 2013

As promised friends my very first home tour!!
Please forgive the poor quality photos.... Our home lacks the natural light needed for perfect pictures!
Sit back and enjoy my first
Cozy Christmas Home Tour...


Hope you enjoyed the cozy little tour.....
I try to keep everything as kid friendly as possible!! When they are older I hope to get a little more fancy, but I think this will do for now....
I want to share my top five most favorite blogger holiday homes with you.
I hope you enjoy them and find some inspiration along the way!!
Thanks for visiting and stop back soon!!