Dogwood Hill Christmas Cards

Growing up I LOVED going through the stack of Christmas cards my family would receive. I could go through them everyday and never get bored of it. I loved seeing the family photos and all of the gorgeous festive cards. Once I had a family of my own I was very excited to get to start this tradition. Something I also wanted to do was save our family’s card every year and have giggles over how much we changed and to also enjoy all of our different cards through the years.

When we first had Eleanor I was feeling really good to just get a card out. I didn’t spend as much time or effort in the actual card as I would have liked. It was a whirlwind of a year and I was just happy to get “something” in the mail. Last year my card stepped its’ game up, but it still wasn’t exactly as I had wanted it. But this year, I made up for all the previous years. I LOVE our 2020 Christmas card!

After spending more time doing research on the best places to go I decided to use Dogwood Hill. I love that they are a small business. I also love how each of their products is made with love and quality. I am kind of picky when it comes to design. I want nostalgic Christmas, but not cheesy. I want it to be red and green, but not too much. I want beautiful, traditional font, but not too stiff. You get the point. Dogwood Hill has so many options that it didn’t take long to find the perfect card! I decided on the, “Highclere Holiday Wreath” design.  Our cards are thick, with gorgeous printing, and a classic design. They are perfectly, “us.” Dogwood Hill’s cards really do go above and beyond and I know I will look back on this years card with so much fondness.

If you are still in need of a Christmas card I hope you consider Dogwood Hill. They have many options so I am sure, like me,  you will find exactly what you are looking for. And when you finally settle on that perfect Christmas design you can use Hafnerholiday10 for 10% off your purchase! I know you will be just as happy as I am!

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Whereabouts: Dallas, TX

Baby • Cygnet Living

I started following Cygnet Living a few months ago on Instagram. It is no surprise that I adore classic clothing for children. I am happy to spend money on pieces that are quality and timeless. Cygnet is exactly that. The way the monogram their pieces is so exquisite. I can’t properly explain how beautiful each piece is, all I can say is for you to check them out yourself. shop Cygnet here

• The Three Swimsuits I Love

Searching for a swimsuit is daunting, especially post baby. For my recent trip I purchased so many options that did not work. It was so discouraging. I finally found three that I really liked and are worthy of sharing! You can check out the swimsuits and read the post by clicking here.

What to Wear Pregnant and Postpartum: Frances Hart

Outfit Details // Frances Hart Puff Sleeve Crewneck Sweater, Frances Hart Ribbed Knit Sweater and Ribbed Knit Skirt

I first discovered Frances Hart when I was pregnant with Eloise. We were in Covid lockdown for four months of her pregnancy. All I wanted was to look put together. I know that sounds strange to say during a lockdown, but I feel my best when I get dressed. True Story:  I HATE wearing work-out clothes unless I am actually working-out.  To be productive, I need to feel put-together and good. Before I was introduced to Frances Hart I was buying a lot of  Zara tent dresses. They were comfortable and made me feel put together but I yearned for higher quality, chic, and multi-purpose pieces. I wanted to move past “trendy” and into timeless.

When I found Frances Hart I felt like my wants had finally been met. I had no clue a company like this existed. When I received their dresses (all three shown in this past post) it was a match made in heaven. The quality of the fabrics was unmatched and their attention to detail was something I didn’t even notice on their website. Everything from the pleating around the shoulders, the ties at the waist, or the extra ruffle by the wrist. There was so much detail that I was truly blown away.

You always hear, “you can wear this pregnant and postpartum.” However, if you have been pregnant, how often is that really true? Not much. However, I found myself reaching for my Frances Hart dresses just as much postpartum as I did pregnant. The fit was different, but just as beautiful. I truly don’t know how they can create one pieces that can be worn at such different life stages.

I have kept in close contact with the girls at Frances Hart so when they launched their new knits I wanted to see if they could be as multi-purpose as their dresses. I am no longer pregnant but since their dresses fit me so well postpartum, I wanted to give the knits a shot too! Well, long story short, they did it again. I could 100% see how they would look beautiful pregnant, but they fit just as good postpartum. And like their previous pieces I own, the quality of their knits is above and beyond. I have actually been living in this sweater! I love it with jeans for a casual, everyday look.

My best friend is currently pregnant so I let her borrow the dresses I wore when I was pregnant with Eloise. She agrees, they are like nothing else on the market! Since I am not sure we are completley done having babies, I feel so good knowing I can invest in items that will work for all stages of my life!

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at home • The Placemat

I recently went to a lunch at a beautiful home in Punta Cana. The table was set to perfection, which had me realizing I needed to up my placemat game! These Deborah Rhodes placemats were the same we ate on that day (except in green). I purchased the natural color immediately and am now wanting the pale pink! They are GORGEOUS! buy them here

Outfits • $14 Statement Earring

All of a sudden I have such a love for statement earrings. Since I dress pretty minimal I have found that it can add the pop my outfits often need. I absolutely love these sparkly earrings from Bauble Bar. They look like they are $50 but are on sale for $14! shop them here

Outfits • The Kids Sweater

I bought this for Eleanor a few months ago and received so many questions. But what I really want to know, does it come in my size? It is the sweetest little kids sweater and I can’t wait to dress Eleanor in it. It would also make for the perfect gift! shop it here

Weezie Towels for Kids

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! I have been waiting to share with y’all the new Weezie Kids Collection for the last few weeks. Y’all know I am a HUGE fan of Weezie Towels for adults (here I am in their robe) and for the pool (here is the post I did on their pool towels) but I can finally spoil my kids and wrap them up in their towels after bath time.

The girls bath time routine is the craziest part of the day, but is also one of my favorites. They both LOVE this time and get excited when I say, “let’s go take a bath.” I know these moments go so quickly so I am trying to soak them in. I have had to let go of the constant drying the floors from all the splashes creating tidal waves over the bathtub. And the continuous, “I can do it myself,” from Eleanor when it comes to washing not only her hair, but also the baby’s. So as chaotic as these moments can be, I really love them.

Getting to wrap my girls up in such special and soft towels after their bath just adds to the moment. Eleanor has loved getting to match her sister and asks for her “robe” (robe) as soon as she gets out of the bath. I am so excited about the Weezie for kids launch and hope that your little ones love their products as much as mine have the last few weeks.

** They offer different bundles so you are sure to find what you are looking for. For Eleanor, I got the robe and washcloth set. For Eloise, I got the washcloth, towel, and bib set.

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