holidays

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merry christmas!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and thank you so, SO much for being such loyal blog readers!  I have so much to be thankful for this holiday season and you, my wonderful readers, are high on that list.  I hope each and every one of you has a magical Christmas!

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last-minute christmas

With only two days left until Christmas, it’s getting a little late to order gifts online, but if you do your best shopping at the last minute and don’t mind paying extra in shipping, here are a few items I’m loving lately that would make fabulous Christmas gifts or last-minute pretties for yourself! A statement…

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simple christmas

Pregnancy has slowed me down considerably the last week and a half and I couldn’t be more grateful; it’s given me a chance to take my time and focus on things I haven’t had time for before (namely, anything in my own house!) Putting up my Christmas decorations has been one of the things I’ve…

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book page wreath, 2.0

Insomnia is a funny thing at this stage of pregnancy….on the one hand, it’s good practice going without sleep for when Baby Girl gets here, but on the other hand, I just want to stick a fork in my eye to have something else to focus on besides the fact that it’s been a while…

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get the look: and george

I have been in love with the Christmas decor of Christy Ford, owner of antiques shop And George in Charlottesville, Virginia, since it was featured in the Washington Post and on Christy’s blog years ago.  Dressed in light blues, lime green and golds and using citrus as accents is such a refreshing change from traditional…

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that’s a wrap!

I had high hopes yesterday and today of posting some pics of my nursery progress as well as some simple Christmas decor around the house, but the weather has been so gray and rainy, making it impossible to get any pictures, so I thought I’d post some awesome gift wrap ideas for the holidays, instead!…

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gift guide: for the guy who has everything

If you’re braving the crowds today to knock out some Christmas shopping, my hat’s off to you.  This year, I’m planning on getting all of my gifting done on Cyber Monday, but if Black Friday is your thing and you need some ideas for the men in your life, here are my picks for the…

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take a seat

As much as I love decorating for the holidays, when I host Thanksgiving dinner it’s always all about the food.  I’d love to say that I lay out a beautiful, decorative spread, complete with gilded pumpkins, artfully tied bundles of wheat, napkins wrapped with fragrant sprigs of rosemary and place cards hand written in perfect…

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holiday wreath roundup: 10 best

Nothing gets me more excited this time of year than decorating for Christmas and second behind a tree, my holiday decor must-have is a bevy of fabulous wreaths!  Fresh evergreen wreaths are always the best, but when you live in a part of the country where you never know what the weather is going to…

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plaid perfection

Despite having grown up in a Greek/Italian household, my mother had these amazing wedgewood china accent plates in the most fabulous tartan plaid that she broke out every year for Christmas.  Fast forward all these years later and it still doesn’t feel like Christmas for me until I’m eating off those beauties. After reading Emily’s…

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honeycomb studio

There’s nothing I love more than giving a unique, handmade gift for Christmas (except maybe receiving one, of course!) and this year I happen to be head over heels OBSESSED with the work of Atlanta-based small batch ceramicist Courtney Hamill of Honeycomb Studio!  Each of her pieces is handmade, either on the wheel or cast…

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obsessed: boxwood wreaths

Is it too early to start talking Christmas decorations?  Considering there are less than ten weeks until the big day, as well as the fact that I’ve seen commercials on TV and decorations in shopping malls since August, I’m thinking that’s a negative.  The last few years, I’ve been keeping my Christmas decorations neutral and…