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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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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Blue and White Summer Tablescape

Table Details // AERIN Scalloped Green Rim Salad PlatesAERIN Ardsley Mixed Salad Plates, Pottery Barn Bistro Outdoor FlatwareAlice Naylor-Leland ‘Serena’ Tablecloth, Alice Naylor-Leyland ‘Serena Bud Vase Set, Floral Arrangements by Pointers Petals, OYOY Graphic Candlesticks (currently 50% off), Williams Sonoma Hemstitch Napkins, Indigo Seas Icebucket, Williams Sonoma Vintage Etched Glass, Williams Sonoma Sublime Short Tumbler

2020 is the year of a lot of things but for me it is the year of Blue. It is so weird but I remember 2018 distinctly being the year I fell in love with Pink. I couldn’t get enough of it. I painted my daughters room pink, I bought all pink dresses, and I only wanted pink accessories in my home. But 2020, it is blue. I am loving all shades of it too: french blue, navy, light blue, etc. I am even doing my daughters nursery blue.

We decided to have a couple over for dinner and I had blue on my mind. The first thing I do when I put together a tablescape is to figure out my colors, which was easy since I had just received my Alice Neylor-Leyland “Serena” tablecloth. It is beautiful and the perfect tablecloth for those summer evenings. After the tablecloth is selected I usually play around with different placemats and plates. I really have a lot of fun mixing and matching patters but it was my husband who told me to use this arrangement. To top off a beautiful table I love adding florals and/or candlesticks.  They are such a fun way to add texture, color, depth and height. I used these OYOY candlesticks (currently 50% off) that I had as decor in my living room and turned to Pointers Petals to create a beautiful arrangement for the centerpiece.

The evening was a success. We laughed, listened to music, and over served ourselves wine. Everything I want a dinner party to be!

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