Celebrating the Little Victories

Sometimes it’s about celebrating the small victories…

Victory #1: I had an impromptu date with Mr. Pax last night.  Delicious Italian food.  No children.  Amazing. (#yayformymotherinlaw)

Victory #2: I have showered this week.  Twice. (Did I mention I have three children 4 and under?)

Victory #3: There have been no more 4am (or any other time of the day) new roof leaks this week.

Victory #4: My baby got her 4 month shots yesterday and still slept through the night.

Victory #5: This pillow.

adorable fall or winter pillow and SO easy! via maisondepax.com #tutorial #diy #antler #fall #christmas

It’s no grand DIY.  Nothing spectacular.  In fact, it’s so easy that I’m almost embarrassed.

adorable fall or winter pillow and SO easy! via maisondepax.com #tutorial #diy #antler #fall #christmas

But little victories.  That’s what we’re celebrating today, remember?

adorable fall or winter pillow and SO easy! via maisondepax.com #tutorial #diy #antler #fall #christmas

I started with this Ikea pillow cover.  Traced some antlers I found on my computer.  Cut out the felt.  Glued it on using fabric glue.

adorable fall or winter pillow and SO easy! via maisondepax.com #tutorial #diy #antler #fall #christmas

I think this DIY antler pillow complements my neutral yet cozy fall decor (find the full tour here) perfectly, don’t you?

adorable fall or winter pillow and SO easy! via maisondepax.com #tutorial #diy #antler #fall #christmas

And speaking of little victories, don’t you just love the little stool?  More on that coming soon!  What small victories are you celebrating today?

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Count your blessings this Thanksgiving season with a chalkboard leaf advent calendar. This super simple tutorial will help you and your family cultivate a sense of gratitude all month long.

Thanksgiving Advent Calendar

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DIY Chalkboard Log Slice

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  1. Good for you and all those awesome victories.
    ps- go out and get a lottery ticket! :)

  2. I think you are doing a fine job,those little ones are very important. Love your posts,keep up the good work. Have a blessed day.

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much, Marlene! I can’t tell you how much that means. I hope your day is blessed, as well!

  3. Rachel, way to go, looks like it’s been a great week! and yes your pillow is truly adorable. I love everything deer these days and your antlers are simply perfect for Fall :-)

  4. This pillow is so cute! It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays. Pinning and sharing this on FB!

  5. I actually think this pillow is the cutest! I need to make one!

  6. O.M.G. I love it! Sometimes we need extra-simple, quick projects right?!


  7. LOVE this Rachel! I think I’ll make one for my family room! Pinning!

  8. Yes for little victories! I’m totally with ya there. — And so what if the pillow was easy to make, it’s awesome!
    If you’re interested in linking up, we are hosting Show Me Saturday and would love to help you spread the word. Hoping you have an awesome weekend!

  9. Rachel–I just love this idea! I’m going to have to put it on my Fall to-do list. Thanks for linking up to the Pretty Preppy Party!

  10. The best part of this IS the simplicity! I love it, it’s perfect for the fall!


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