Marked Moments

Disclosure: I was asked to write a review in exchange for the product(s) below. All opinions are 100% my own.

It is not often that a package comes my way and I am all “I have to get on the blog and write about this right now“, but it definitely happened last night. When Travis from Marked Moments, an Etsy shop, asked me if he could help me make my tree look even more awesome, I took him up on the dare.

He was right.

So right.

If you don’t know, our dogs are a huge part of our lives. They have their own beds and stocking (okay, they share for now). We really feel like we have four kids with our two friendly beasts. What Travis and Ela of Marked Moments did was recognize that and offered to send me ‘Rowdy’ and ‘Shadow’ personalized ornaments like these. They realized how important our furbabies are to us, and wanted to help us include them in the Christmas memories.

First of all, the presentation of the delivery is superb. Turnaround time is fast. They are in Texas, I am in Pennsylvania and in less than four days, I told Travis “go” and have the ornaments on my tree. Even better, the box inside the padded envelope is gorgeous and just might come in handy as I gift others this holiday.

Okay, enough. I know you want to see what I am so excited about – the dog bone ornaments that Marked Moments personalized for Rowdy and Shadow!


I know to some people these may just be wooden ornaments etched in dog names. But to me, these are a part of our lives. 95% of our tree is personalized ornaments in some fashion. We had nothing for our furbabies, so now we do!

The detail on the ornaments is incredible. I really love the edge work which you might see better as they hang on the tree:



Travis and Ela, you made me one happy mom. Arianna was so excited to hang these birch wood ornaments and have our pups included. Thank you for helping us celebrate the season!

If you’re wondering about our whole tree look, just be patient. There’s a post on just that. 


You have until Monday, December 16 to place an order on Marked Moments for Christmas delivery: And they don’t do just dog bones. Think last names, baby’s first Christmas, gift tags, cupcake toppers, and bride/groom hangers (making me want to redo our wedding reception, so adorable). Go, look. The prices are reasonable (my ornaments will run you $12 each plus shipping – but there’s a code out there for free shipping on orders over $50, sorry for any confusion) and the quality is definitely a perk on these keepsakes.

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Finding Inspiration #Decorating

Let’s be honest, our house could use some decorative help. There are lots of empty walls in our house, nooks and crannies void of occupants. I am jealous of friends who have the perfect paint jobs and cute wall decor; however, decorating is not something that is at the top of my priority list. For the most part, things coordinate, but I know there is a lot more that could be done.

For now, we stick with our mostly neutral walls and simple window treatments. But a girl can dream, right? There are plenty of places to find inspiration out on the internet, but I recently found a great website to get ideas for the future when it comes to decor.

There are ideas for interior and exterior design. Every room in the house is covered, every style and color option is available for browsing with ideas from all over the world. There are DIY projects to browse, and links to neat products for the home. You can post questions to others about style elements that you might be worried about (for instance, do brown and green ever belong together?).

If you like the premise of Houzz, sign up for an account and create an Ideabook for your next remodeling or decorating project (or be like me, and dream away!). How many hours are there in a day?