1. Minted Family New Years Card


    Ok, so I wasn’t as organized as I hoped and totally missed the boat on Family Holiday Cards… BUT THERE WAS STILL HOPE!! As I shared in this post, Minted has amazing New Year’s cards that are beautiful and perfect for sending out NOW {especially with all of the family photos you captured over the Holidays!!}. I chose this design in a flat card, with double thick paper and white envelopes that have our return address printed on the back.

    Reasons why I love Minted: 1. Minted holiday cards are one of a kind because they are sourced from and support a global community of independent artists. 2. Their Luxe paper. The foil-pressed is one of my favorites. 3. Free recipient addressing; Upload your addresses and they’ll address your envelopes for you for free {time saver!!}. 4. Minted More is their new membership program; join and get 30% off your holiday cards!

    Also featured below is the Minted customizable photo collage wrapping paper which I made with photos I didn’t use on our Holiday cards –  isn’t it adorable?! I am going to be using it all year long!!


    Thank you to Minted for partnering on this post.
  2. New Year’s Party Inspiration

    I am not sure how this year flew by so fast, I feel like I did so much and haven’t really had a chance to reflect and revisit my year in photos {which I guess is what happens when you are an entrepreneur, mother, wife… the list goes on}. Luckily though, today I had a brief moment when I did browse through photos from my latest party and I just so happened to find a few photos that never made it to the blog and ironically enough work perfectly as New Year’s party inspiration. A beautiful cheese and flower coffee table display, and an…

  3. S’mores Bar

      Looking for a fun dessert idea for New Years? Look no further than this delicious S’mores bar!! All you need are calligraphy labels and pretty dishes to create the display, then leave the assembling to guests! For my display I once again used the talented calligrapher, Amy May Paper {who also made the labels for my mashed potato bar}, to create beautiful labels. Then I used rectangular clear glass bowls by Simon Pearce {in medium} for the essentials, graham crackers, hersheys chocolate, and marshmallows. Alongside my S’mores I placed my Ninja Coffee Bar to make hot lattes! Oh, and for plates, I…

  4. Hosting New Years with Z Gallerie

    Remember when I created a beautiful gilded table for Christmas a few weeks ago and I said to stay tuned for how I can quickly transition from one holiday to the next. Well here it is! That same exact table for a new Holiday, New Years!! Sticking with the same Z Gallerie Luna Dinnerware, Avelina glassware, Ella Napkins, and Geode Napkin Rings, I simply swapped out the mini pine trees down the center for simple flower arrangements of white roses and hydrangeas! The gold plates and glasses are really great for any festive occasion, and work perfectly for a New years dinner. Over on my buffet…

  5. CVS Photo Book for the Holidays

    While I love the power of social media and sharing photos online, there is still something so special about printing photos and sharing them the old fashioned way. About 6 months ago I actually made a resolution todo a better job of printing and framing photos in our house because our 2 and 3 year olds love nothing more than running up to a photo and pointing out “that’s me and my grandma” or “that’s me when I was a baby.” So for the Holidays, I decided I would expand on that a bit and give the gift of photo albums…

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