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    Hola peeps! Welcome to Casa de Lewis. We are twenty somethings who got married in 2010, bought a house in 2011, and had a sweet baby girl in 2012! We both started our careers as CPAs and now Reagan works in finance and I have my own photography business. I blog about my baby girl (obviously), products we love, crafts, photography, DIY projects, sweet treats, random life tidbits, and the balance of being a mom and business owner! Our house is always a work in progress but we love working on it and making it our own. Thanks for stopping by! Snoop around, why dontcha :)

2014 Resolutions

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This is clearly a random smorgasbord of things I’d like to do this year! I hope to continue to blog more over here! I have a bunch of cute photos of P I hope to get up on the blog this week. As for the master bedroom, we’re finally going to add a few upgrades! I’ll share more soon! Laundry…anyone have any good tips for a laundry system? I’m starting off by getting rid of a ton of clothes and simplifying my closet. I don’t know what my obsession with chalkboard art is, but I’m determined to create one goodie this year. It would probably help if I spent more than 15 minutes on it and didn’t start it at midnight…food for thought! I was inspired by Elise’s post today on the Pinhole Press album she created. It looks awesome and easy to do. I’m hoping to at least get our professional photo sessions into books this year. I also love how Ashley Ann orders two copies – one for safe keeping and one for the kids to look at. And finally, exercising. I really struggled with this last year. I usually am an exercise queen but I am still trying to figure out how to fit it in. I know that sounds lame…if something is important to you, you make time for it. But I just don’t have a lot of free time these days between the photo biz, shooting weddings with BTL, and P Lily. Running is my escape from the world. I put my headphones in and cruise. I can’t get into running with the stroller and I don’t get enough sleep as is to wake up earlier than Paige to fit it in. The only good news is that Paige is practically running as fast as me now, so maybe we can be jogging buddies?  :)

I recently found this list on my phone that I made last January. You’ll see some of them I obviously didn’t complete as they are on the list again for 2014 but I actually got through some of them!

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Here’s to 2014 and hoping I can cross a few more things off the list!

January 8, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Carly - LOVE the blogging goal! Keep it up!!

Holiday Sale Finds // Target & West Elm

Hello! Happy 2014! It’s been quiet around here since Christmas because I have been sick! Blegh. I haven’t been sick since before I was pregnant! Anyways, I am finally back on my feet and feeling better. Good news is that being sick didn’t seem to stop me from catching a few post holiday sales, ha  :)

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Oh Target, how I love thee. I saw someone snag this wrapping paper on Instagram and so I grabbed a few rolls (ok, 5!) when everything was 70% off! I’m kind of obsessed with it. And yes, 5 rolls, well I may use it for my business packaging of some sort. So I just had to make sure I got enough, ok?! Or I may just stare at it and never use it because I love it so.

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And at 70% off I couldn’t pass up these sparkly trees!

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I also picked up some tissue paper and these bows for future gift wrapping. Love that these can be used throughout the year for things besides Christmas.

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I also ended up picking up two silly things online from West Elm. They were so cheap and had free shipping so I couldn’t resist! First, this penguin! I just love him.

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And this mistletoe should be a fun addition to our decor next year!

Did you find anything awesome?! Do tell!

I found a list of resolutions I made on my iPhone from Jan 8, 2013 and it was fun to reflect back on them. I will share them on the blog as soon as I finish making my 2014 resolutions. We definitely didn’t get to all of them but it is interesting to see what I was even thinking when I had a 6 week old baby! I can’t believe I even made a list!

January 3, 2014 - 1:07 pm

laura - Oh I had that paper for Christmas. Hated it! It’s faux kraft but so SO thin. Hope you like it better than I did! And mistletoe! My mistletoe ball died so I need a new mistletoe something!

January 3, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Jules - Thanks! Picked up a few bottlebrush $.99 penguins and a polar bear at West Elm (with free shipping).

January 6, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno - I am LOVING everything you scored on sale!! That wrapping paper is to die for! I’d love to use some in a frame or two around our house! :)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Casa de Lewis! I had so much fun creating our card this year. Somehow I never get all of my cards out on time though! They seem to go out in waves and I might send the last lot out tomorrow. Oops. Good thing one side says Happy New Year?!

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I always get questions on how I make and print cards and invitations so I am going to try and make a post detailing all of that info. These I designed in Photoshop and actually printed by mpix. I used the DIY card option and it is so much cheaper than any other company!

Beautiful photos by Bend the Light!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 25, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Courtney - I would love a tutorial post on how you make your cards! They are always beautiful!

December 27, 2013 - 10:41 am

ellen patton - I love your card!!

January 2, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Jane - Thanks for the tip! I designed my cards in photoshop first and then couldn’t find any online shop that would print them for cheap the style I wanted… how annoying. But yours are exactly what I want! I tried to go on their site to order my cards (yes, yes, I know…. I’m even later than you, but we just moved into a new house so on the back we’re doubling it as new home announcement cards! It totally counts….) Anyway, I found the DIY photo card print but couldn’t find exactly what you did, with the rounded edges. Did you order yours in that print shape or did you cut them that shape yourself? I only found square/rectangle or a really ornate design.

Thanks for the help either way, I appreciate it!

Christmas House Tour

Finally got around to taking some pictures!

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Awesome Martha Stewart paper stars found by my mom at JCPenny for crazy cheap! They fold back up so you can put them away and re0use them!

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I still need a stocking for Paige! These were total last minute stockings from last year or maybe the year before. I’ve had my eye on these stockings for two years now.

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And a few taken at night!

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Paige and Dad checking out our outdoor lights!

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Happy Christmas Eve!!!

December 24, 2013 - 6:32 pm

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno - Merry Christmas!!! Your home looks so great! Xo! :)

Oh Christmas Tree…

Here’s a little peak at our Christmas tree this year! I finally decided that I would just photograph my tree as is since Paige Lily wouldn’t stop messing with it! The ribbon isn’t perfect, but I still really like it. I recently learned that there is “ribbon technique”. I have no technique. It was called, let’s go here, now here, and here, and…Paige, please don’t pull all of the ribbon! Mommy is trying to make it perfect!  :)

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And now you’re all judging my “non-ribbon technique” technique!

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I kept walking by these ornaments at Hobby Lobby looking to see if they might go on sale. There are so many cool shapes and they weren’t that expensive (maybe $2 each, I can’t remember) so I finally just bought some!

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I don’t claim to be a huge glitter person, but glitter on the tree is oh so fun!

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I don’t remember where I first saw the black and white ribbon idea but I didn’t realize it is like THE trend for this year’s Christmas! I used it in different places all over our house and I, of course, love it. Stripes for the win!

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The tree topper is this crazy, red, glittery star that my mom found a couple years ago.

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Milo’s spot under the tree. And just to keep it real, here is what my house looked like while taking these. Note the diapers. And the Cheez-its. And the cute baby and hubby.

Christmas Tree 2013 - red, silver, gold, kraft ornaments with black and white ribbon real lifeYou can see a little peak at some of our other decorations in the reflection of the mirror! Hopefully I can find some time to take a few more pictures this week!

December 17, 2013 - 8:39 am

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno - Ribbon technique?!?! Ut oh…clearly I didn’t use any of that on my tree. And technique or no technique…I love your ribbon! I think your tree is beautiful! :)