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Happy Christmas from the Shingletons

Popping in to say Merry Christmas from Simon, Jude, Archer and me. Christmas cards sooooo didn’t happen this year, but that’s ok. I’m giving myself permission to not even worry about it. 😉  I’m immensely grateful for this space and for everyone who’s commented, followed along, and been generally wonderful. I can’t wait to see
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Christmas home tour with Pencil Shavings Studio; Boxwood wreaths, simple Scandinavian inspired garlands, red stripe ribbons, and the soft glow of lanterns. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

13 Small Christmas Trees to Make you rethink the large thing

Whether it’s a lack of space or just an aesthetic preference, there’s something to be said for going with a small Christmas tree. I’m particularly charmed this year by small potted Christmas trees; it reminds me of the little tree my grandmother always had in her living room when I was little. Smaller trees are
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Gift guide: for the foodies

Gift guide: your girlfriend who always makes the best cheese platters

Ahh the hostess with the most-est.  Last in my series of color-loving gift guides (see vol 1, vol 2, vol 3) for this year, this one is for the queen of all cakes and treats. She’s never met a cheese she didn’t love, and she’s all about throwing the best parties. But she’s unfussy —
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THink outside the box when wrapping your presents for the holidays. Fun and colorful easy wrapping ideas www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

3 creative holiday giftwrap ideas

It must be the graphic designer in me that loves the wrapping of the gifts more than the gift itself. After all, it’s all about the packaging, is it not? I’ve always enjoyed creating beautiful packages with creative giftwrap, so I thought I’d show you a few fun options for this year. ONE: ALL MAPPED
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