You know when you're just starting out on your own and you think "Oh nobody expects me to do stuff like cook real food, pay bills on time or send Christmas cards! That stuff's for real adults who have lives together." Well I passed that time probably 4 years ago but I still barely manage to send out holiday cards to more than 5 people. While I don't exactly have my life together yet, I figured a good step in the direction of adulthood would be to send Christmas cards this year.

For a few years now, my mom has included a little family newsletter with her cards. It updates everyone on what's been happening all year (sometimes good and bad news) and is great for the friends and family you don't see that often. I also love the idea of a photo card since it's doubles as a nice little keepsake. I've put together a collection of my favourite holiday cards from Minted. I'm having trouble deciding on which design I want!

You want your card to stand out from the rest! All of these colourful cards are so beautiful and eyecatching.

  1. Make It Merry 2. Let's Be Jolly 3. Happiest Holiday

Infographics are such a cool way to incorporate the family news and milestones into your card. What a fun way to recap the year.

  1. Family Year In Review 2. Ticket To Joy 3. Year In A Nutshell

If you really want to impress your friends mom, then check out these cute holiday DIY's from the Minted blog Julep :

I've been dying to try a scratch card DIY for a while and this advent calendar is insanely cute. The free download looks great and makes it super easy to create.

Whip a couple of these paper party balls up in some Christmas colours and you got yourself some pretty festive decorations!

What about you? Are you doing anything this year to step up your holiday game?

Huesday: Viking Millionaire

Posted on November 13, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

What a great name for a painting, eh? This print I found on Society6 really caught my eye because of the striking colours, so I thought it would make a great Huesday. This is the kind of piece I could sit and stare at for a while. I know some people shy away from abstract art because they feel like they don't "get it" but I personally think that if you look at a piece and it makes you feel something, that's all that matters. Sometimes it's hard to put into words what a painting is making you feel. When that happens, maybe you should buy it!

Huesday: Emerald and Navy

Posted on October 30, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

I'm in love with this colour combo, emerald and navy together look so rich and beautiful together! Dark jewel tones look great on everybody, even me with my very fair skin. That emerald green wall look gorgeous too, it would make a very striking accent wall. Beautiful dark colours like this actually make me excited for cooler weather.

Sources: Room // Outfit

Another Year Older

Posted on October 10, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like, Personal with comments

Birthdays usually bum me out a lot, but for some reason this year I'm actually looking forward to it. A little bit. I've got a small get together planned with friends, my husband says he has a surprise for me and my grandma is taking me out for lunch. Can't complain about any of that! For reasons that can't be explained though, I just booked a haircut at a completely new salon days before my birthday party, so maybe I should add a hat to my birthday wishlist here. So after my hopefully-not-too-horrible but probably-not-very-good haircut, you can buy my happiness with any of these suggestions. Or just tell me I look pretty.

Sweater - Bag - Camera - Earrings - Terrarium - Wallet - Coasters - Print

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