Thursday, December 3, 2020


This post was sponsored by AllModern, and may contain affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own

As we are all knee deep prepping our homes for the holidays, we tend to want to refresh everything in our homes. With holiday gatherings being small and intimate this year, things look a little different but that doesn't mean we can't give our spaces a little love even if they won't see a lot of people this year. I wanted to create a fresh new look for this family gathering space which is the heart of the home. The perfect space to create gingerbread houses and decorate Christmas cookies with the kids and to gather in our pj's on Christmas morning for some mimosas and brunch. 

As a modern farmhouse spindle chair. These spindle chairs are not only kid friendly, but they're comfortable too. I love how the black pops against the gray floors and creates a statement for the space. Paired with a sleek tulip style table, it's a great mix of modern with a little twist of that modern farmhouse that everyone loves. The chairs visually keep the space open with the spindle backs and don't overwhelm the space.  A large globe pendant light works well above the space and we topped the table with large ceramic vases filled with seasonal greens which make it look festive. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Holiday Photo Cards from Minted

 I just received my first Christmas cards yesterday and I couldn't believe it! Sending and receiving Holiday cards is one of my favorite things. I love seeing how everyone's kids are growing over the years and since most of our family lives farther away, I love being able to send them cards with pictures of how quickly our own boys are growing. 

There are so many great options online for cards but one of my favorite places to order Holiday cards is Minted. Their cards are beautiful, from foil printing to letterpress, there is a style for everyone. They offer unique designs that are completely customizable from their community of over 15, 000 independent artists. You can even upload your picture and it will give you a preview of what it will look like on each card which helps you narrow down your favorite. They also make ordering cards a little less stressful with their free address printing. It leaves us a little more time to focus on the more important things this holiday season, like cooking baking and that pile of laundry. Right now Minted has 20% off your order with code HolidayJoy. Even better, if you join the minted more program, you get 30% off plus a free welcome kit which includes cute gift bags, tags, ribbons, a coloring book and colored pencils and discounts for future orders. This has paid for itself many times over the last year so personally I think it is worth it.


A little holiday tip to keep in mind, deliveries are taking a lot longer because of covid and so you may want to take advantage of this sale and get your cards out earlier this year. Not yet ready? They give you the option to order your cards with the discount and you can go back and add addresses in your contact list later. The good news is, once you upload them, they remain on their site for next years cards. 

Here is a look at our previous year Christmas cards with Minted and some of my favorite for 2021! 

Here are some of my favorites for 2021


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