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White Christmas tree at night in our living room, all lit up with colorful ornaments www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Advent Thoughts & A Christmas Tradition

We’ve been studying advent in church for the past few weeks, which, frankly, was a new thing to this Southern Baptist-raised girl when we first started attending our nondenominational church. Growing up, advent was little more than the pop-open calendar of tiny pieces of chocolate. So I’m learning more and more about what it really means.
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Holiday giveaway time! Up for grabs is this beautiful pair of 18k gold diamond studs by Suzy Landa www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Colorful Christmas Giveaways: Suzy Landa Diamond Earrings

I am SO EXCITED about this next giveaway (see the first Colorful Christmas giveaway). I became a Suzy Landa fan when my husband gave me the most beautiful trio of her diamond rings. Her whole line is chic and simple, with the most delicate settings and she describes them as fine jewelry that’s fun. And that’s
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Gift guide time! A pale blush and chambray-inspired gift guide for Christmas 2016 for your best friend who always has the  best outfits www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Gift guide: your unconventional friend who’s going to write the most interesting autobiography someday

Today’s gift guide is one of my favorites (see vol 1 and vol 2). I envision the girl who would love any of these items is that kooky personality who always puts together the most outlandish things but always looks chic. She tells the craziest stories and you know it’s going to make the most
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A Hedgehouse velvet throwbed on the hearth is the perfect place to curl up in front of the fire and wait for Santa to come down the chimney on Christmas Eve. Giveaway at www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Colorful Christmas: Giveaway #1

In all the hurry scurry of the holiday season, and the scrambling to get everyone else a gift, I thought I’d pull together a few of my favorite things to give away!  First up are these gorgeous velvet throwbeds from Hedgehouse – I’m giving away a sumptuous green velvet one as well as a inky blue/black
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