Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas Card Favorites

Happy almost-Thanksgiving!  I'm so excited for a long weekend filled with family and food.  After stuffing my face, while I'm relaxing on the couch, watching all my favorite holiday specials on Thursday, I usually take some time to order our Christmas cards.  I've rounded up a bunch of my favorites, and I thought I'd share these styles with you... maybe for your own shopping, or maybe just to help me.  So, please let me know your favorite!
These can all be personalized for your state!

I'm also obsessed with this wrapping paper - Charleston doors are my favorite!

Does anyone know of any holiday card link-ups happening next month?  If not, is anyone interested in hosting one with me?

Have a happy turkey day!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Weekending on Kiawah

Happy Thanksgiving week!  I am so ready for a long weekend with family, but before all the chaos and busyness of the holiday, we had the best weekend out on Kiawah Island.  I had my organization's annual gala on Friday, and that always ends in a relaxing weekend on Kiawah.  We played golf, saw 20+ gators during our round (including a nest of babies!), walked the beach, did some (window) shopping (hello new Lilly styles like this alpaca and this chimp pattern), and, of course, ate a ton of our favorite food at Ryder Cup Bar and Java Java.
And because relaxing is exhausting, we stopped at Waffle House on the way home for some greasy goodness and got home on Sunday and did absolutely nothing all day (except throw this dinner in the crockpot).  I hope everyone enjoys a great short week - linking up with Biana today for Weekending

Friday, November 17, 2017

DIY Pumpkin Centerpiece

I've always loved flower arranging.  When I was younger, my mom taught me how to arrange evergreens for our window boxes, and I would make little pine boxes for teachers and neighbors.  Last year, I made 50+ arrangements for my gala at work, and this year, I decided to take aim at the pumpkin arrangements I've seen all over Pinterest.
We don't decorate a ton for Halloween at our house (here's what we did this year) - we save all our holiday spirit for Christmas - but we do always get a few pumpkins.  And, yeah, I totally jumped on the stacking-pumpkin bandwagon.  I love all the shapes and colors.  We still have them outside for Thanksgiving, but I swiped one for this project.  Trader Joe's has some beautiful flowers right now, so I picked up a few bouquets and decided to make my own Thanksgiving centerpiece.
What you'll need: a pumpkin, an assortment of fall flowers with extra greenery for filler (I used green hypericum and eucalyptus), oasis (wet foam), 2-4 wooden skewers, scissors
Here's how:
1. Cut your oasis to fit on top of the pumpkin, so that it covers all but 2-3 inches around the pumpkin.
2. Stick the skewers into the pumpkin so that they stick out as high as the oasis.
3. Soak the oasis in water and press it onto the skewers.
4. Trim the edges of the oasis into a more rounded shape.
5. Start arranging flowers from the bottom, cutting the stems so they slide all the way into the middle of the oasis. 
6. Alternate different flowers, turning the arrangement constantly, to make sure all of the oasis is covered. 
There you have it!  I can't wait to have all of these beautiful colors on our table for Thanksgiving next week!
Hover over the photo below and click on the light green "P" to pin this DIY!

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