Holiday Inspiration

Recently Pinning: Christmas Cheer

Recently Pinning: Christmas Cheer

Just opening the Pinterest app on my phone these days is about all it takes to make me smile. My feed is just full up of beautiful holiday imagery from decor to wrapping ideas to recipes and cookies galore. I’m in heaven! Naturally I’ve been pinning up a storm over the last month or so and my Christmas board is filling up by the day. Or by the hour. Don’t judge me. Today I’m sharing just a glimpse of the …

Festive + Nostalgic Christmas Decor

Festive + Nostalgic Christmas Decor

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I know I’m not the only one who feels all levels of nostalgia come the holiday season. For me that nostalgia snuck up on me in full force as we spent the weekend doing so many of the things I remember doing as a kid. On Saturday we pulled out all of our boxes of decorations and ornaments and put up our tree. We baked cookies. We tortured the dog by dressing her up in garland. We blasted Christmas music …

Deck the Doors

Deck the Doors

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B and I daydream regularly about building a house in a couple of years. It’s a goal we’re in the very early stages of working toward right now, but of course it’s something that makes me excited just talking about. One thing I know is that a really fabulous front door is a must for me, whether we eventually build or buy and fix up a house. Should you need an explanation as to why, these beautiful holiday doors are …

24 Merry Days Giveaway with West Elm

24 Merry Days Giveaway with West Elm

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Good morning, friends! Today is the day. We’re kicking off the week with the first giveaway of this year’s 24 Merry Days extravaganza. I’m honored to be jump starting the fun this year with an amazing giveaway from the awesome folks at West Elm! No lie, West Elm is one of my favorite retailers and I’m so jealous of today’s giveaway because one of you is going to win a $400 gift card. Eek! You can use it to knock …

Pretty Holiday Coats

Pretty Holiday Coats

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of years when it comes to fashion! Who doesn’t love an excuse to wear a great pair of heels or a little something sparkly that wouldn’t ordinarily make it out of the closet? I put coats in that category, too. There is no season like the holidays to rock a really pretty coat. These three are the ones that have caught my eye this year. Boasting really awesome colors and fun …

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Oh, and happy Friday, too! A day of love on a Friday. There’s not a single thing to hate about that, now is there? I couldn’t resist sharing one last handful of Valentine’s Day ideas. From super easy decor to yummy treats and printable cards, there’s still time to pull off a little something fun for your sweetheart today if you’re in a pinch. When in doubt? A really sweet card with a little love note …

A Tasteful Holiday Giveaway with Nespresso

A Tasteful Holiday Giveaway with Nespresso

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The Sweetest Occasion keep the jingle bells a-ringin’ all season long!

I’m probably not alone when I say that my favorite part of the holidays is spending time with family and friends. Whether it be fixing a feast for sixteen of our nearest and dearest (which is going down Christmas day at our house) or a flurry of little hands constructing gingerbread houses, it’s …

10 Best DIY Christmas Ornaments

10 Best DIY Christmas Ornaments

Last night we finally got around to decorating our tree, which we cut down this past weekend on our trip to the Christmas tree farm. I dug through boxes of ornaments and baubles, unwrapping each of them in turn while the boys scrambled to find the perfect perch on the tree for each one. Of course we couldn’t skip out on hanging the gingerbread ornaments we made over the weekend. Homemade ornaments are my favorite! My mom always busted out …

Holiday Cards from Pinhole Press

Holiday Cards from Pinhole Press

I’m having to pinch myself over this one, but ready or not holiday card time is officially here! Tis the season to dust off those awkward family photos (or your newlywed photos or photos of your dog…whatever works for you) and get ready to send them off to your nearest and dearest to spread a little holiday cheer. This year, the fine folks at Pinhole Press asked if I’d like to give their holiday cards a little test drive. I’ve …

Favorites: DIY Easter Eggs

Favorites: DIY Easter Eggs

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By now I’m sure you know all about my Easter egg debacle. That said, the truth of the matter is I still love awesomely decorated eggs. I mean, have you seen the ideas people are coming up with lately? From richly colored dyes to Sharpie markers at their finest, I have found myself pinning Easter eggs like crazy in the last few weeks. What I love most? All of these ideas are so low cost that it’s no big deal …

Favorites: Valentine’s Day DIY + Printables

Favorites: Valentine’s Day DIY + Printables

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so let’s talk crafts, shall we? I know I’ve lamented before about really not being a huge fan of the commercialized version of Valentine’s Day. Overpriced red roses and big boxes of chocolate? Completed overrated if you ask me. That said, I love the sentiment of Valentine’s Day and taking a day to show a little love and appreciation for the people you love most in your life. So handmade gestures of the …

DIY Hearts Galore

DIY Hearts Galore

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Friends, I have hearts on the brain big time this week. You’ve heard me say before that I don’t love the super commercialized version of Valentines Day that I think mention of the holiday brings to mind for most of us. However, I totally love sweet, homemade Valentines Day gestures to show a bit of love to your favorite people. This morning at Babble, I’m sharing ten super cute heart-shaped DIY projects all sure to add a little love to …