Giveaway // Holiday Greetings!

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This might be my current fave.

Mr. Pepper and I LOVE sending out a family Christmas card around the holidays, but this year feels especially fun because we’ve added another person to our home.

My little brother Joey has joined us for what we’re calling “The Best Year Ever” and I love the thought of sharing that sentiment with everyone we know. Here’s the fun part… YOU get to help us choose by voting for this year’s design!

S&P has teamed up with Peartree Greetings to bring you a fabulous giveaway, and the winner will receive $100 toward creating a custom card design for any occasion.

Enter by leaving a comment on this post with the following:

  • Your first name
  • Which design you think we should use for our own card
  • The best way that I can reach you if you win!

I’ll be drawing the winner on Friday, November 28 and then announcing the lucky winner on the following Monday.

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HA. We couldn’t resist this one. ;)

Another fun idea… If you can’t find the time for professional portraits, use your instagram photos to fill in the spaces of this bright patchwork design. (SO smart!)

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Heartfelt & true!

Go ahead an vote now in order to have your chance at winning $100, and I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Ps. – If New Year cards are more your jam… This colorful graphic layout is too cute for words!

Concrete Catwalk // Monster Coat

IMG_4177 This polar vortex is currently punching us in the face, but I’m fighting back by layering up with as much warmth as I can find.  My vintage coats are some of the coziest options in my closet, and I love that wearing them feels a lot like wrapping myself up in a big fluffy hug.

(The chicest version of a snuggie that I can possibly imagine!)

Keep reading to see the rest of the look below, and stay tuned for a very fun holiday giveaway tomorrow… (plus a cameo from my sweet little fam!)

Ps. – These drapey trousers have been a favorite of mine all year, and I was relieved to find that they’re warm enough for the brutal winter months… All it took to heat them up was a new pair of ankle boots, and a cable knit sweater on top. ;)

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Eat Live Wear // Fading Fall

Can’t we just admit that it might as well be winter already?

There are still bright leaves dangling from nearby trees (and we haven’t even made it to Pumpkin Pie Day yet!), but HOLY smokes – This cold is making me want to succumb to our snowbird tendencies even earlier than normal this year.

I’m giving in to the faded colors of early winter (plus a way-too-quick version of this year’s Fall), and here are a few of the things keeping me inspired lately…

cinnamon-tahini-protein-smoothie5 Eat //spiced smoothie for an afternoon pick-me-up.
This cinnamon tahini version is a great stand-in for my own healthy drinkable dessert!

Polperro-Winery-by-Hecker-Guthrie-Yellowtrace-05 Live // With pieces that inspire you near windows flooded with light.
A bit more minimal than I typically like, but I love the clean lines and brightness here!

streetstyle8634-web Wear // White on cream with simplistic gold frames.
Chunky cable knits with slim-fitting skinnies are my cold weather go-tos.

In the Kitchen // Dinnertime with Plated!

IMG_2390 Aside from quiet mornings in our sunny bedroom, cooking dinner is easily my favorite part of the entire day. May sound strange, but there is just something special about creating a meal from scratch and I love the anticipation of sitting down to break bread with our little fam. (Rarely does real bread actually make an appearance, but I think you get my drift. *wink*)  

Keep reading to find out how my weeknight dinners have become even more enjoyable, and find out how to make it happen in your own home!

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Concrete Catwalk // Camel Coat

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Whoosh, you guys. This week is flying by and despite the smiles and sunshine in today’s post, I’ve been a bit under the weather over the past several days.

Trying to stay dry on this drizzly morning, and already looking forward to some weekend relaxing.  (i.e. Watching Bar Rescue with the boys and getting back to my running routine after some restful time off.)

Ps. – I’ve found my new outerwear match-made-in-heaven! I can already tell that this Theory ‘Cafe’ coat is going to be a staple in my rotation this winter, and am currently pretending like beautiful pieces make it easier to bundle up. ;)

Keep reading to see the rest of the look, and I hope you have such a sweet rest of the week!

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