Our Holiday Cards with Minted

As a traditionalist, I love holiday cards. There is something so nostalgic about mailing a greeting card. Smiling faces and holiday cheer have been flooding my mailbox for a few weeks now, and true to form I was a little behind schedule on ordering our holiday greeting card. Minted to the rescue! Our christmas cards were rush delivered to us today, just in time to give me a few days to snail mail them before we go on vacation for the holiday. We couldn’t be happier with them. As, a graphic designer, I’m pretty picky about invites and cards. This is actually the first year I haven’t taken on designing and printing them myself. Needless to say, my controlling self was a little… Read More

Operation Build Gingerbread House

Looking for a fun holiday activity that your kid-at-heart self and your actual kids will love? It’s time to hit the shelves of Target! I love Christmas and I really love treats, so when I saw Target carries several gingerbread kits, I knew it would be a great weekend activity for the whole family. E has definitely inherited my sweet tooth, so to kick off the holiday spirit, we set up a gingerbread construction site in our kitchen a few weekends ago. While I bake from scratch every once in a blue moon, I am a big fan of pre-made, especially when it’s a kit that helps you skip the messy part and jump right to the fun part — decorating. I… Read More

Our Holiday Home Tour – Main Living

Welcome back for round two of our holiday home tour! If you missed round one, which featured our entry, office and mudroom click here. The area you are about to see, is where we do most of our living. If you are a regular follower, you’ve seen lots and lots of shots featuring this area. Most of our photos on social media, that actually feature members of our family (okay, mostly photos of E) and are not just pretty room shots are taken right in this space. While this area of our home is a work in progress, I do love it in it’s natural form, but I tend to get bored when things stay the same for too long. To keep things interesting,… Read More

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Our Holiday Home Tour – Entry, Office and Mudroom

This week I have a huge dose of Christmas cheer for you! Call me Santa Clause, because I’m bringing joy to our household one garland at a time. Presents coming later. Decorating for Christmas has been a process, but I am happy to report I have successfully completed one floor! While our upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms, may be business as usual for now, we really got in the spirit on the main floor. In fact, E and my child-at-heart-husband inspired me to go a bit overboard and a lot outside my comfort zone,  I’ll be sharing our holiday home in a series of posts, starting today with our entry, office and mudroom. Entry Last year the majority of our home was still a complete… Read More