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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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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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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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