Monday, December 9, 2013

Our Minted Cards.


Can you guys believe we're only 16 days from Christmas?? Holy cow!  It's crazy.
  
Anyways, I think this is one of the first years I'm going to get our cards out on time (I swear they would have been sooner if it hadn't been for this crazy winter storm).  I already wrote about the card options Minted has this year, and how much I love the foil press.  So, here's what we chose for our cards.  I'm really, really happy with them.  The foil press is oh, so pretty.  And, what I like almost more is the fact that I barely had to address any of the cards.  I used the address assistant - you basically put all of your addresses into an excel file and upload it properly and it saves them all (you can always edit later).  So, now we have them for parties, Christmas next year, etc.  And, I already had an excel file, so I simply copied and pasted, making the process easy-peasy (p.s. tip - to upload it requires certain areas to be filled - if you think you will have that information later, it will accept it if you just write something (for instance, addresses I couldn't find I made 111 Main St. so I could edit those on the Minted site later).




P.S.  It's not too late to order your cards.  And they still happen to have some good deals going on, including 15% off and free shipping on cards, and 15% off 3 or more gift items.  Here are a few of my favorite gift items below.





This "Little Mister" Print. (seriously love)





Happy Monday, all!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Changing it up.

 We've done a little switching up in the living room.  Our arrangement was like this before (except we had added an ikea shelf as our tv stand).  It was nice and cozy, and to be honest, I really liked it.  BUT, it only officially seated 4 people (3 comfortably), and it was feeling very, very small with all of Eloise's toys.  It was time for an overhaul.  As sad as I was to take E's kitchen out of here (she just loves it so much), I'm glad we did.  We've reduced her down to two toy bins in this room to reduce the extra stuff.  We inherited a chair from some friends who are moving, and brought E's rocker in here as well (tore my heart apart a little).  And here is the result - seating for six or seven and a lot less clutter. 





P.S.  I know I have a lot of Christmas decorations up already, but I really feel this isn't decorated enough yet.  I think it needs a little more warmth to it, maybe?




Taking out E's rocker and switching up the TV stand meant moving this shelf to her room…and we made room for the kitchen.



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