First Christmas Card

This year is a year of firsts for Chris and I. I’ve really enjoyed starting traditions and decorating our home for the holidays. I was really looking forward to creating our holiday cards with Molly at Erin Elizabeth Events. She was absolutely fabulous to work with for all of my wedding printables and she knows my style so well. I loved how they turned out!

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I’ve made friends with my local Height Post Office counter and got my hands on some super cute vintage-inspired Rudolph stamps from the old movie.

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Something about snail mail gets me excited. I’ve loved all the cards Chris and I received these past few weeks. And if you’re still getting yours together, there is time! The holiday season goes 12 days after Christmas!

First Linton House Party

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What a fun Tuesday night! Kendra, Chris, and I had friends over to see our house all decorated for Christmas. We had heavy appetizers and tasty treats before our White Elephant Gift Exchange. It was also our first party at the house! I guess I just needed a deadline to get some things unboxed. This was the first time in probably 20 years that I had a real tree and I am so glad we did it! Sorry for the iPhone pictures, I promise I get better eventually!

Here are a few pictures from the night:Christmas Party2014-1

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Merry Christmas from the Linton Crew!

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We are linking up over on Thrify Décor Chick for Sarah’s Christmas Tree Party. I love seeing everyone else’s trees! Hop on over!

 

We will drink the Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year

This year Pantone announced the color of 2015, Marsala. Latrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute recently said, “it feeds the body, mind, and soul.” It’s a great neutral color that evokes feelings of security, nature, and well-being which seems on-par as many people are revisiting their balance and minimizing the clutter in their lives. It has a hint of romance but is still strong. And we love how well it looks with the ever-popular bronzes, coppers, and golds!

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We might be a little biased, since Marsala looks like a favorite color of ours called Maroon. However, the grounded brown undertones of Marsala are a great pop of color or neutral to wear, live among, or drink! Continue Reading →

Furniture Projects Lately

There is something about acquiring that piece with potential. The thrill of finding a score on Craigslist, next to the dumpster, or even giving a well-loved fixture from childhood a few life. Before I started my full-time employment, I was on a tight budget. I wanted to have a bedroom all my own and I had the time, so I invested all my budget in mostly sweat equity and a regular second-hand shop hunting. Three years later, I find myself gathering again. I have a long list of pieces I’ve acquired, most of them were free though. It’s almost more pressure when its free or almost free because I want to use the opportunity to do something a little risky, not so conventional. But there is something about a nice walnut finish or fresh coat of white paint.

I’ve promised myself, this time I will be more daring! So, I have 2 pieces that I am working on right now and both are out of my comfort zone. I may not get points for creativity with accounting, but a little paint can’t get too crazy, right? Continue Reading →