Christmas Card Roundup: Part 1.

I’ve already written out my Christmas cards. There, I’ve said it. It’s just that once Thanksgiving shows up everything seems to snowball, free time included. It’s all spent shopping for the perfect gift or attending yet another ugly Christmas sweater party. You know how it goes, I know you do.

But I always feel a touch of remorse once I see all of the beautifully designed holiday cards, so I bookmark them all for possible lovelies to send out next year. And of course, to share with you all. Over the next three days I’ll be posting a three-part roundup of cards from my very favorite shops. (Note: I’ll only be posting one per shop, so if you like what you see click on the link to check out more!) I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and maybe even find the ones you just have-to-have!

{Linda & Harriett}
Holiday Greetings multi-pack

Stayed tuned for Part 2 tomorrow!


Win It: Vivi Dot.

I’ve been a fan of Vivi Dot’s ( aka Molly Gaines) watch necklaces for some time, so I was pumped when she offered to do a giveaway! Vivi Dot is the namesake of Molly’s grandmothers (Viv and Dot) and she credits them for her creativity, moxie and sense of humor. Her prints, fabrics and images are sure to bring a pop of color and personality to any basic outfit that needs a little something extra!

Now here’s where it gets reallllly good. Molly’s a doll and has included a ton of goodies that are sure to get your in the holiday spirit! The booty includes:
+ a Red and White Chrysanthemum Watch Necklace
+ a Holly Jolly Button Gift Pack
+ a pair of White Hair Bows on Purple
+ and a Gnome Ring

To Enter, Tell Me:
1. Your favorite Thanksgiving dish. (You totally thought I was gonna bring up Christmas, right?)
2. Your email address, to be notified if you win. (Unfortunately, those who do not will be disqualified.)
3. Do it all by Monday, November 30th at 9am CST.

In the meantime, why not do a little holiday shopping? Vivi Dot’s shipping is only $3 for the U.S. and Canada and $4 international! Now that’s a deal.


The Daily Eat: Grilled Turkey and Brie Sandwich with Cranberry Chutney.

It’s Thanksgiving Week, which means food, food and even more food! And while I can hardly wait for my Mom’s cranberry sage stuffing and our annual dessert contest, I’m also thinking about ways to use up the inevitable leftovers. And there are always lots of them. Especially turkey. Which is why I’ve dedicated this week to the tasty bird. Do you have any go-to recipes to use up your Thanksgiving feast the day after?

I never eat as many sandwiches as during the holidays. They’re fast, easy to make and most of the time only help to make room in the refrigerator for even more, yes, food. But they can get boring oh so quickly, so I’m always looking for ways to mix it up. I think I’ll make a few of these Grilled Turkey and Brie Sandwiches with Cranberry Chutney for my Mom and I to enjoy during our Black Friday Shop-a-thon throwdown!


Win It: Whitney English Winner.

Is that not the sweetest thing ever? I love reading all of your comments on the best letter you’ve ever received. And pleasantly surprised that a lot of your said your college acceptance letter!

Mine is any of the numerous letters my first real boyfriend and I exchanged when I was 15. He lived on the other side of the city, so there were lots of phone calls and letters and no secret rendezvouses since we were both sans drivers license. He would make the envelopes out of cool ads and photos from magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin and I thought it was just about the best thing ever to come home from school to find one waiting in the mailbox. Ah, memories!

A big thank you to Whitney English for their incredible generosity and beautiful stationery!


Happy Weekend.

• another use for my ever-growing paint chip collection, these brilliant housewarming party invitations :: Oh So Beautiful Paper
• simple paper hurricane covers for your Thanksgiving spread :: A Little Hut
• whimsical wedding programs and thank yous featuring a darling illustration :: Oh So Beautiful Paper
• super cute printable cupcake and teacup notes for the holidays (or any days) :: Creature Comforts
• modern Thanksgiving invitations that I’d love to send out :: Blonde Designs
• clever invitations to a cookie swap :: Brooklyn Limestone
• a nice collection of miniature and tabletop Christmas trees for home or work :: Apartment Therapy New York
• Under $100 Holiday Serving Platters – because everyone needs at least one :: Shelterpop
• check out these DIY pretty fabric pumpkins for a little *pop* :: Design*Sponge

Happy Weekend!


Gifts: Sleepy King.

Sleepy King has some of the most huggable stuffed handmade woodland creatures ever. I have two little cousins who just might be lucky enough to call one their own come Christmas Day!


The Daily Eat: Sweet Potato Linguine + Sweet Potato Roundup.

This recipe for Sweet Potato Linguine with Bacon, Tomato and Artichoke Sauce looks delicious. I love the idea of cutting vegetables differently, in this case the sweet potatoes themselves are actually the pasta!