Christmas Cards with Dixie Design Collective

Monday, November 20, 2017

First, I'm guest posting on my dear friend Nicole's blog this morning on my heart for hospitality! Go check that out! :) 

I've been counting down the days for Christmas cards to start showing up in our mailbox. I'm the crazy person that will be mailing the day after Thanksgiving, and checking my mail like a hawk. I just love getting photos of our friends and family, and being able to showcase them in our home and think about all of the sweet people we know! :) 

This year I had the privilege of working with Dixie Design Collective on our Christmas cards. I've been a long time admirer of Dixie and their classic, Southern designs. All of the cards are designed by one of Dixie Designs' skilled artists, and they are all so charming! I got to visit with one of Dixie's helpful graphic designers and come up with a few cards that show off my favorite family photo from our fall/pregnancy announcement session with my friend Nicole Cole Photo + Film. The card that I ended up choosing isn't featured below, I'll reveal that as part of The Most Wonderful Time of the Year linkup I'm hosting with my friend Sarah (details at the bottom of this post in case you missed it!) and I'm already so excited to share. It was such a hard decision when I felt like so many of Dixie's card designs reflected my heart and personal aesthetic. Here are the runner ups: 

Which card design is your favorite? :) I'm hoping you'll like the one we chose even more!

I'm so excited to announce that Sarah and I are hosting are The Most Wonderful Time of the Year linkup for the second year in a row! This year we're adding a twist.. there will be a co-host for almost all of the days! We're so excited for that fun element and to share this with some sweet friends! I'm so excited to share my posts with y'all, and to read all of yours! Last year I really tried to comment on as many posts as possible, and it's my goal for this year as well. Please join in with us, and we'd love for you to help us spread the word of the linkup. 

December 4th- Christmas Wish List with A Little Bit of Emily
December 5th- Holiday Entertaining Tips with Classic Catherine
December 6th- Christmas Day in the Life with Nicole Cole
December 7th- Christmas Gift Guide with Whimsical September
December 11th- Christmas Cards with Taz and Belly
December 12th- Holiday Home Tour with Michaela Noelle Designs
December 13th- Favorite Holiday Party Recipe with The Queen in Between
December 14th- Favorite Meaningful Holiday Memories

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Friday No. 72

Friday, November 17, 2017

No. 1 
I snapped this blurry, flash photo the other night when we were walking to the car.. look at how much fun our boy has with his daddy. These two melt me!

No. 2
I found this recipe on the Sequins & Stripes blog (I've been LOVING her lately) and I'm dying to try it.. Skinny Chicken Pot Pie! Perfect for this time of year, too!

No. 3 
I loved this video SO much and it got me really in the Christmas spirit. I'm so excited to do a few new things with our Christmas tree, and I'm now really inspired to go to At Home and Home Goods! :)

No. 4
Some of our good friends are Korean, and my friend's mom is in town so she hosted a bunch of us for a Korean feast. It was so fun to have the opportunity to try so many different new things and experience a totally different cultural cuisine. We all loved it so much! 

No. 5
Beau and I got the treat of having lunch with my friend Sarah Hunt yesterday... It was so fun to get to enjoy girl talk with this Florida friend, and especially precious to see her loving on my boy!

No. 6
These from Trader Joes have been a major problem lately!! I'm usually not a dark chocolate girl, but something about the dark taste with a more whipped peanut butter than a normal peanut butter cup.. YUM! If you're thinking that these are no big deal just a peanut butter cup I would encourage trying them.. so delicious!

Happy Weekend!

All of my Friday posts can be found here.

Gift Guide: Womens

Thursday, November 16, 2017

This widget belowshows a bunch of things that I think would make great gifts at different price points, including a very expensive sweater that I think is adorable and is actually 20% off right now! But I also wanted to break it down a little further and isolate a few gifts that I have received or would love to receive.

First is what my sister in law got me last year- a two year subscription to The Magnolia Journal. If you haven't picked up a copy I would highly, highly recommend. Its fun to read but also always has a lot more depth to it than a normal magazine would, in my opinion. I love getting one in the mail quarterly and just logged on to check when I need to renew and was so pleasantly surprised that I have another year. They even have a little thing you can download and print and give, which my sister in law did.

This necklace from Anthropologie has a sweet twist to it, it's available in birthstones. I think it would be extra sweet to gift to a new mama for the month of her baby's birthday, or you could even do an anniversary month. 

My friend Chandra of C. Jayne Teach is about to release her Holiday collection, and there are amazing things for mama and child! Check out the catalog here.

I feel like all I do lately is talk about Women's gifts, so I'll include a few more links here. I recently put together a wishlist for my friend Sarah, and coming up in the next few weeks I'll have my Christmas Wishlist, as well as a Want, Need, Wear, Read wishlist too!

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