Some Thoughts and A Few Features

Before I get to the features for this week I have a few things I want to share. For the past 24 hours my heart has been so heavy and deeply saddened by the events that happened in Connecticut. As a mom, I am heart-broken and angry. No matter how hard we try to comprehend why or how something like this could happen, it’s just not possible. Right now, as I hold my baby extra tight there are parents out there who are going through the unimaginable. There are no words for that. When something like this happens, we are all impacted in some way.  But today, I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to all of the families and community members who are directly affected by this terrible tragedy. You are constantly on my mind and in my prayers. We are all here for you.

If you would like to take a few minutes to look at some pretty projects that were linked up to Happy Hour this week, we’ve shared a few links below. But if you would rather spend precious time with your family and friends, I encourage you to do so.

Christmas House Tour Via Rusty Hinge

Christmas Mantel via City Farmhouse

A Room Refresh and Some Decorating via a Rosy Note

Holiday Home Tour via the Lily Pad Cottage

Paper Snowflake Wreath via Keeping it Cozy

Celebrate Light Canvas via eat. sleep. Make.

Fabric Pinwheel Ornament via mae Armstrong Designs

Master Bedroom Reveal via Liz Marie Blog

Shared Nursery Reveal via Cinsarah

DIY Sugar Cookie Sacks via Celebrate Creativity

Christmas Mantel via Meeha Meeha

Christmas Living Room via All Things Home

And as always if you are looking for more Happy Hour Link Party features be sure to check out our Happy Hour Link Party Board on Pinterest


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    Something like this Truly does effect the nation. It is a tragedy that will certainly be on the hearts and minds of many for a long time to come. Thank you for sharing, Taryn.

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