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I’m finally done decorating – just need to get a small silver tinsel tree out of the box and into Benjamin’s office so he has a bit of Christmas cheer. If I don’t use it this season he may not think we should keep it in storage any longer!

ProFlowers and I have become good bud-dies. Haha. They sent me this 20″ Holiday Greetings Chalkboard Wreath and don’t laugh – I didn’t realize it was a legit fresh holiday green wreath! The magnolia leaves and blooms are faux, and the rest smells so wonderfully Christmas!

This is a great gift for the person you’re dating’s parents. Like, if you don’t really know them like that and you want to be thoughtful – or send this to a girlfriend before she hosts that really big party as a hostess gift. It arrives blank and with a piece of chalk so she can personalize it.

I’m pretty much party ready! I’m going to hang this outdoors (shaded area) on our side door which has a huge window. It’s like our secret VIP door that people who really feel super comfortable come in that door haha!

Ricki told me about these command window hooks for outdoors – medium, large version so I’m going to get a few so I can start greeting our VIP guests.

I also picked up some greens from Trader Joe’s for $6.99, bought two of them and draped the over the etagere, smells so festive! Just make sure you spray them with water every day to try to keep them fresh. The heater in the house isn’t a friendly thing for these greens, so just keep that in mind, keep them away from a direct vent.


Bought a realistic fake tree – I need to give you a tour soon!



Artfully matched napkins


Don’t you love when towels, napkins or flatware come in mix and match sets? It’s kind of like indulging in all the different kinds of styles, giving your tabletop so much personality!

Perfect for your next upcoming party, or a hostess gift, there a variety of different matched – yet perfectly matched sets of napkins from Minted – set of 6 for $48 (c/o) in luxury lightweight linen – I have several napkins and runners by Minted and I love this linen texture.


The designs are made by independent designers and Minted curated them into beautiful sets.

Each thoughtfully curated napkin set is presented with a ribbon complete with the information of the designers’ names and inspiration. I gravitated towards English Gardennaturally. These can be used for a holiday brunch and in this case, even spring time, Easter!


Pick up a set or two for a gift for the hostess, cook, entertainer, or you!

Just light some candles, grab simple florals and let these napkins be the design focal point for your next gathering! Don’t forget to order the pretty invites from Minted here as well. Have you sent out your Christmas cards? Ours go out this week, I’ve been holding onto them for a while not wanting to send them out too early but I think now is the right time.

Enjoy spreading holiday cheer!


Styled by la Ricki.

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