Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

DECORATING THE BUNGALOW FOR CHRISTMAS

 

Today I’m sharing some snaps from around the bungalow of how we decorated for Christmas.  It’s all a little crazy, non-traditional, and colorful of course! I’ve slowly collected ornaments and things I really love over the past several years of having a house.  This is the first year I really went all out and had enough to hang a hint of Christmas in each room.  From fun garlands, to tiny lights, all of my favorite (mostly felt) ornaments to dressing the pup (lol).  We always get a real tree right after Thanksgiving. I have a December birthday and always enjoyed the house being super festive when I was younger. It’s fun to carry on this tradition and I’m glad Hunter indulges me 🙂 

I’ve linked or listed most of the items down below + made a little video too! 

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This pillow from Furbish is my favorite new purchase!

I can’t handle his cuteness and these amazing dog outfits by Wit + Delight for Target, the best!

The framed floral print in the background is a page from my gift wrap book in collaboration with Anthropologie. It fit in an 18×24 frame. I couldn’t bare to part with the paper so this was a perfect solution

A felt mistletoe from West Elm

This tassel unicorn is the most fun

An old vase my mom just gave me because I loved the illustrations so much. Complete with a peace lilly

Love this wooden tree from Target. I’m not sure of its intended purposes but I’m using it for cards! 

Blades hot chocolate, obvi 

Sprigs in the kitchen, already pulled out my cookie cutters, and a cute dishtowel / pot holder set from Kate Spade

And a just for fun little video. Subcribe to our channel right here

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Paint splotch vase (old), cable knit stockings, metallic pom pom garland, brass vase(old), marble tree (old), wooden hanging Christmas tree and Blade’s outfits are all from Target // Cross stitch pillow from Furbish // Ornaments are a mix from Anthropologie, West Elm, Target, Land of Nod, and some hand made // Llama garland from TJMaxx // Felt Mistletoe is West Elm // Potholder Set is Kate Spade // All other pillows from West Elm (old) // Floral print art is from my gift wrap book from Anthropologie // Some items were thrifted or vintage, comment below if you’re looking for something not linked or listed!

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

FIVE FESTIVE WAYS TO GIFT WRAP + A VIDEO

 

I’m so excited to share these festive gift wrap ideas and a cute little video we made! 

Wrapping presents is definitely one of my favorite parts of Christmas.  I used wrapping paper and gift tags from my shop and one roll from Target x Sugar Paper’s line (the red and gold) for larger presents since mine comes in sheets, not a long roll.  I love gifting an ornament on top of the present or even a tiny gift like this J.crew barrette we clipped on.  Using greenery, pretty ribbons, and fun tags are all great ways to spruce up your package. 

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Sources: 

Gift Wrap: Shannon Kirsten & Sugar Paper // Gift Tags: Shannon Kirsten // Velvet Ribbon: Etsy (random shops, just do a search for velvet ribbon) // Bakers Twine: Michaels // Barette: J.Crew // Unicorn Ornament: Anthropologie // Pine & Rosemary Sprigs cut from my garden and Christmas Tree 🙂 

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Monday, December 4th, 2017

HOLIDAY CHEER IS HERE!

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great kick-off to December weekend!  I love that December 1st was on a Friday this year, I feel like everyone was out shopping, decorating, and there were lots of local events.  We had our annual open house art show Saturday and Sunday was my birthday so we spent it relaxing and enjoying our favorite brunch (happy birthday to my fellow Sagittarius / December babies)! This is truly the most wonderful (and busy) time of the year hence the radio silence lately.  I thought I’d pop in today and share some favorite snaps from our holiday catalog this year.  You can shop all of our holiday items on Etsy right here

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Monday, November 13th, 2017

THANKSGIVING GREETING FOR HALLMARK

Wow so this month flew by and I have been totally MIA due to travels, family stuff and holiday prep.  I wanted to share this greeting card I designed for Hallmark that is now in stores (like Publix, CVS, Walgreens, etc – look for the “signature” pop outs in the card aisle!).  I love how this turned out with the lettering in copper foil, Hallmark always does the most beautiful job with finishing touches. Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving already?  I’m excited for the holiday season and will be popping in here more frequently with some fun holiday posts.  Happy Monday everyone! 

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017

HALLOWEEN CHEX MIX

Happy Weekend! Here is a super easy treat to make for a Halloween gathering or just keep on hand for general snacking purposes.  The sweet and salty combo is perfect. 

In a large mixing bowl add 4 cups of chex cereal, 2 cups of pretzels, and whatever mixed nuts your heart desires (we used raw unsalted almonds, cashews, and walnuts).  Add a cup of honey, 4 tablespoons of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of pumpkin spice seasoning.  Stir to evenly cover the dry ingredients.  On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper evenly spread out the mixture and bake for about 25 minutes on 350 degrees.  Once the mixture cooled we added candy corn and coffee nut M&M’s. I did about a half cup of each but you literally can add whatever you want, this is not a recipe you can really mess up.  You could also follow a traditional chex mix recipe and add in the Halloween candy but I was trying to keep ours a little lower cal. 

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