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organization for the new year

Paper Works (our monthly club of helpful and stylish organizational paper goods) is ONE YEAR OLD! It has been a fantastic year of designs and so much love from all of the paper works members. We have another great year of designs coming up – with new additions of scripture memory cards, original art prints, […]

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me, in bullet points.

When I write a post, I feel like I’m writing to friends. I’ve been doing this for five years now and while things have changed and grown in ways I never could have imagined, it still feels small and personal and like we’re sitting across from each other sipping coffee.  I hope you feel like […]

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highlights and favorite posts from 2014

With the end of a year comes a few moments to reflect, to look back and remember the highs and lows and the in-betweens of the past 365 days.  Ryan and I laughed that we each had ‘words’ for the year, and neither were accurate at all for how things went. Sometimes you can direct […]

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from our family to yours

Our cards are sent (we chose this one from minted this year), the kids are done with school and the finishing touches are being put on our plans and menus and tables and (hopefully) hearts. How did this Christmas season fly by so quickly?! A new favorite tradition is having our family photos taken – […]

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freebie gift tags

Are you busy wrapping gifts? I’m still shopping (still!) but soon I’ll move on to the wrapping phase and the pretty gifts will sit under the tree for all of two days before they are torn open. Someday I’ll learn to move things along a little faster so I can enjoy those festively wrapped gifts. […]

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12 great holiday skirts

 We’re mid-holiday party season which means us ladies get to figure out what to wear. Festive, but comfortable, pretty and classic. At least that’s what I prefer when choosing party outfits. This season, I’m all about skirts. I love the look of a full skirt, sleek black turtleneck, opaque tights and statement necklace.  The best […]

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last chance!

This weekend is the last chance to order from the shop to ensure christmas delivery. If you’re still searching for that perfect gift to give the teachers, your neighbor, your mom – a thoughtful art print (popped in a frame?) is perfect! >> Shop our entire collection here << All Christmas prints are on sale […]

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christmas house tour: northwest coastal edition

Today I’m hoping on the Blogger Stylin Christmas Home Tours hosted by Lindsay at White Buffalo Styling Co. Normally, I would show my own home (like I did last year and the year before that) but we just found out that Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas Magazine will be coming in January to shoot […]

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when the holidays magnify heartache

This is a re-post from last year – it just felt like the right post to share again today. I adore this time of year as much as the next person, but it never fails that the joy and twinkling lights and peppermint candies are always accompanied by some type of undeniable pain and sadness […]

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how to make the most delicious holiday drink at home

Eggnog. You either love it or you hate it. I happen to fall in the love it category. Like, really, really love it. Served cold, as punch, in french toast – I’ll take it any way because eggnog tastes like Christmas. And my favorite way to drink eggnog is as a homemade latte. It’s easy […]

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craft night: book page angel wings

A few girlfriends came over this week for a Christmas craft night. A couple of us had seen book page angel wings and it seemed like a fun project to do together for the holidays. There was nothing fancy or exceptional about my craft night … just a few treats (like trader joe’s dark chocolate […]

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our house refresh (new floors + white walls)

Over the past month and a half, we’ve done a bit of a house remodel. For years we’ve been itching to tear out the carpet downstairs and replace it with hardwoods. We finally took the big step and finished the work right before thanksgiving. To start at the beginning, here is the post where I […]

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ooooh … new christmas designs (+ 50% off all art prints!)

Now is your chance to grab all your favorite prints at 50% off! Choose any design and any size for our best price of the year. Also included in the sale are our NEW Christmas designs. FLORAL STAG // a best-seller from last year that remains a perfect understated pop of christmasy cheer. O CHRISTMAS […]

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coffee chat thanksgiving edition

Hello my friends! Just wanted to pop in real quick to say hi and Happy Thanksgiving and whew … are you ready for the holiday wonderfulness to begin?!! We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house so it’s a mad dash to get the furniture put back, pictures hung on the walls, accessories thoroughly dusted and […]

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