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Minted Personal Styling

Editor’s note: This post is sponsored by Minted. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Pencil Shavings going. As a designer, I consistently hear from people that they are struggling to figure out what to put on their empty walls. I completely get it – art can feel overwhelming and sometimes cost prohibitive, or like
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One Room Challenge: Lake House!

It’s officially One Room Challenge kickoff time!   For all you newbies, the ORC is a semi-annual event where 20 bloggers transform a room from start to finish hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. (Last October I did our happy stripe family room) And on Thursdays is when all the other participating designers and bloggers chime in
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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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Legrand's Adorne line includes this pop-out nightlight/flashlight. It turns on automatically in the dark and it charges for up to 10 hours of use! www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

This is the coolest nightlight ever (and I’m giving away 10!)

Last year I partnered with Legrand to show off their new line Adorne, featuring customizable switches, dimmers, outlets and more. We have been really impressed with the quality and attention to detail of our Legrand pieces, so when they asked if I’d like to test out their new portable flashlight/nightlight, I was all in. This is
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