Happy Halloween to you all!
Happy Love Day (as the CFO and I call it). Love is what people come+together to celebrate at all sorts of events. So of course, I LOVE love. To you and yours on this Valentine’s Day.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Ours was a little insane, but great. Moved in to the new condo Tuesday, guests arrived Thursday–like I said, nuts. Here’s a little picture recap of our first Christmas as Mr.+Mrs.
Teddy opening his presents
My gifts from the CFO 🙂 So excited about my new ‘H’ bracelet!
Hutch was only a little bit excited about his new iPadOf course I had to get a snowman cake from Wow Factor Cakes. Thanks, Amy! Her Wow-E-Pops were a HUGE hit too.
I got a Buche de Noel from Amelie’s. The mushrooms are too cute!
I created a seating space in our small condo to host 10 people. It was really funny to see chivari chairs, custom linens and decor at home.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here’s to hoping our next one is a little less chaotic 🙂
It’s Christmas card season! I love finding little treasures in the mail every day from friends, family, coworkers etc. Holiday cards are a great way to see a person’s creative side come out, even if it’s only one time per year. I get really excited when I open the mailbox to find a new card waiting for me to unwrap. This year is the first year that we will be sending out our Christmas cards. I custom-designed ours from Minted. Minted is great because they allow you to change many of the features on a stock card. For example, I changed the font of our names on the front of our card. I also purchased the envelope wrap, which has our NEW address on it (great way to tell everyone of the new address too, bonus points for perfect timing of the big move).
On the back of the card, I chose to do a red/white stripe. Simple, festive…I love it. The back of the envelope wrap originally read ‘happy holidays,’ but I changed it to ‘happy everything,’ because ya’ll know I always like to be a little bit different :). I also changed from white envelopes to kraft paper envelopes. Another little touch of uniqueness. I addressed all 130 envelopes yesterday in one sitting (never again), and I’m so excited to send them out! Merry Christmas, I hope to get yours in the mail soon!
Nope, I’m not pregnant. Let’s get that off the table first thing :). The CFO and I purchased our FIRST HOME. We couldn’t be more thrilled, truly. We’ve been eying this condo for months now, and we finally got it. We close on it mid-December (hopefully I don’t jinx us with this post, and it all goes through!) and will be hosting our first Christmas with my family there. It will be a little bit stressful trying to move in, set up, get a tree and decorate all in 3 days…but I think we can do it.
Of course I have to plan ahead to make it all happen in that short window. So here’s my vision for our Creature Christmas. I am a huge animal lover and fell head-over-heels for West Elm’s woodland creature holiday decor (that I saw while shopping for Thanksgiving). First thing I did was purchase the “H” tree skirt. I’m a huge sucker for monograms, must be the Southern sorority girl in me. I can’t wait for Christmas in our new home!
What will your Christmas theme be? Happy Holidays to all xoxo Katrina and the CFO.