Christmas Favorites

Christmas Favorites


If I owned a barn it'd look just like this pink beauty! And in it I'd throw grand Christmas, Valentine, Easter & Birthday parties each year.

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite Christmas finds, from shopping to decor to baking.

Photo via @jackiegreaney

In the winter I always love to give & receive the softest blankets, because it is hot chocolate & cuddle season after all. This chunky throw blanket is so warm & cozy!

Remember Grandma's old paper tv guide? Well here is a modern day version for all your Christmas movies! 

The cutest pastel + pink Christmas wrapping paper

Put this on your Target grocery shopping list if you want to take your hot chocolate up a level! 

"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, & syrup!" -Elf 
This peppermint crunch puppy chow will be addictive & peppermint candy ornaments for the festive DIYers. I've never made a roll cake before, have you? This Christmas vanilla roll cake with all that buttercream icing looks AMAZING! I will certainly be making these pink cookies in December. 

Hair scrunchies have made a comeback. The floral multi color combo are my favorite & a perfect gift for your sisters & girlfriends! 

On the hunt for a red dress for the holidays? I'm loving all of these! This knit sweater is all the craze & so perfect for the cozy holiday season. 

If you need Christmas gift ideas I've put together some of my favorites on Amazon. The coffee table you'll find on the Home gift guide looks just like most popular one from West Elm & it's only $75! The Gift Guide for Her is full of treasures - I've had my eye on that pink cake stand for a year now. And of course make sure you look at all the sweet finds for the kids & men in your life. 

Enjoy all the holiday sparkle & hot chocolate + Hallmark movies you can handle!!! 

xo
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Sugar Plum Fairy

Sugar Plum Fairy


My morning coffee is sipped by the twinkling Christmas lights as I daydream-up her pastel rainbow inspired birthday party. The merry mood of the holidays will forever be her party muse. She's just two months shy of her second birthday & "two" just happens to be a word she uses often.

We've had dance parties in our living room every single day since she learned to walk. It's the most fun & the best workout. Alexa was a happy addition to our home!

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Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving 2018


We woke up to a blanket of snow this morning & I believe it's the perfect start to the "official" Christmas season. The Smith house started the Christmas festivities soon after Halloween, but that's just because we don't believe there is enough time in the year to celebrate the jolliest season of all. We are all about combining turkey + Santa around here!

We can't jump into sharing all the Christmas festivities without a little recap of our Thanksgiving! This year may have been the very best Thanksgiving ever. We got to enjoy a little bit of it all. All the fun started on Wednesday afternoon when Ryan's vacation began. I baked pecan pie with Magnolia's help, truth is she helped for about two minutes before she ran off to watch Home Alone for the 100th time, but it was fun to have her up counter level as I explained each step. I know as she grows her help in the kitchen will too.

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Black Friday Sales & Shopping Guides

Black Friday Sales & Shopping Guides


The Black Friday sales are here & they are amazing!

I've only gone out shopping once on Black Friday & I'll never do it again. It's one million times better to do all the shopping from my kitchen table with a cup of coffee & leftover cinnamon roll! Warm & cozy with all the packages delivered to my front door - cannot beat that!


We ordered Magnolia's lace tent for 30% off & she's going to be crazy in love with it! I've never seen it on sale before so this was an exciting purchase.

The jeans I wear all the time are currently 25% off & I asked Ryan for a second similar pair for Christmas because they are the best!

The Eco Dot is 1/2  off & Ryan ordered another one for us! Most likely it will be going to the playroom so Magnolia can twirl around in her tutus while playing.

This candle is all you dream Christmas to be & 30% off right now.

The sweetest little hair clips that Magnolia wears all the time & currently 30% off. They make for the happiest stocking stuffers for little girls. The shop is almost sold out so hurry up if you want some!

Shop all my favorites below & enjoy! xo

30% off everything at Anthropologie
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50% off everything at J. Crew
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50% off everything at Gap & Old Navy
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30% off everything at H&M
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Go grab a cup of hot cocoa & have fun shopping!
xo 
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Our Christmas Tree

Our Christmas Tree


On Saturday we put up our fake Christmas tree because there just aren't enough days to celebrate the most beautiful time of the year! Leading up to this weekend & after much debate, Ryan & I agreed we needed to do a fake tree this year. We absolutely LOVED going to the Christmas tree farm with Magnolia last year to pick out our blue spruce tree. We decided it'd be our tradition to go to the Christmas tree farm every year on the day after Thanksgiving to get our tree. And then our baby became a curious toddler & we added a puppy to the family. I knew that one of them (or both) would get hurt with a needle before the season was over. And I really did not want to vacuum nine times a day every single day, and trust me, it would have been necessary!

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