Nov 20, 2013


Today is the day! The new site is ready and the first new post is up! The new name is And We Play and we are so excited about how everything turned out. Hopefully you love it too! So from now on, head over here to see more DIY goodness like today's first Christmas DIY post! I have also changed all of my social media names to @andweplay. There is no need to change anything on your end, unless you don't follow us. That needs to change right now. So head over to And We Play and let me know what you think! See you over there!

Also, be sure to change your subscription feed too! If you are a subscriber. If not, get on that, would ya? 

Nov 14, 2013


And I don't mean the weather! So, you may or may not have noticed the sporadic posting the past little while. Well, that is going to continue for a bit longer. See, the thing is, we are in the middle of launching a brand spankin' new site! New name, new site, same fun content. I am over the moon excited and you'll just have to wait and see what the new design and name will be. Sorry if you can't sleep tonight out of pure excitement. But it's worth it, I promise. Why are we changing things up you ask? I felt like we needed a site and a brand that match the fun content you see here on Ardor. Last year at Alt, I heard that content is king, that you are your brand, etc, etc. While I am always trying to make my content better and better, I just felt like it was time that the site was better and better too! We'll have to wait and see how everything turns out but so far I am thrilled with how it is coming along. Thanks for your patience in the splotchy posting! I promise it will be back to normal soon.

Nov 12, 2013


I have to admit, I might be a little obsessed with these turkey bags. They were so easy to make and there are a million and one uses for them this Thanksgiving! Doggy bags for Thanksgiving dinner, treat bags for friends (or yourself), lunch sacks for the kids. The list goes on and on! All you need to make them are some paint chips courtesy of your local hardware store and some paper bags. We have been filling ours with popcorn because we are popcorn addicts. But you can put whatever you like inside! We won't judge.
Cut out the shapes of the feathers and the faces from the paint chips. You can use a stencil to make them more uniform, or you can wing it! I used a hole punch for the eyes. I am a hole punch hoarder.

Next, glue your cute faces onto the bags! Then arrange your feathers however you like and glue or tape those on as well.
 And that's it! So easy and so cute. Enjoy! 

Nov 11, 2013


This weekend was a whirlwind of busy. We went car shopping, went to lunch with friends, Elliott went  to Disney on Ice and we topped it off with a birthday party. And that was just Saturday! The car shopping is fun but stressful. We like test driving cars - especially the ones we have no intention of buying. Ha! This week is going to be filled with a great mixture of work and fun. We are loving the fall weather we are having. It's been an unusually long fall for these parts and we are so grateful. We're not the biggest fans of snow, so the longer we can take walks and play in leaves, the better! I hope you had a great weekend and that your Monday is off to a great start.

Nov 7, 2013


With Thanksgiving coming up I wanted to make some teepees for Elliott to have some fun with. They are seriously so easy to make and the little ones will love them. You and the kids can decorate them however you want, no matter how they are decorated they'll be loads of fun! You can see all the details on how to make your own over here on The Neighborhood