Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Easy Christmas DIY + Random Wednesday + A Giveaway

Hi Friends! Is it Wednesday already? You know I would never complain about the work week flying by but my goodness, it's the week before Christmas and I still have so much to do! Because it's Wednesday, that means I have a whole lot of randomness for you. Are you ready?

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had a super easy Christmas DIY for you. I apologize for not getting it posted sooner but maybe you can stash it away (or pin it) for next year. One of my favorite things about Christmas is receiving Christmas cards. I enjoy sending them too but opening your mailbox to find loads of goodness, pictures and updates from the year is just thrilling! In year's past, I've had a cute little wire Christmas tree card holder. I was indeed fun and festive but after years of attaching cards, the wire was starting to give out. This year, I looked around and found some lovely options at Pottery Barn, Ballards, etc., but just couldn't decide on one that I liked and that would store well (I seriously have a storage problem so this is muy importante!).

I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this but it was too easy and therefore, I had to share. This works great on a louvered door but could work with a regular door too. This is all you need...

Simply thread the baker's twine (or ribbon) through the louvers on each side, tape it down on the back of the door, add the mini clothes pins and bam! You have a card holder! I found the mini clothes pins in a 50 pack at Michaels for $2. I already had the twine and tape so it was a cinch! 

What do you think? 
Side note: I think it works best on a door you don't use so you don't have to worry about the tape showing on the back side. 
Added bonus: nothing extra to store! 

Speaking of Christmas cards, we ended up using this picture...

I think this picture is one of my favorites of us. I'm definitely going to frame it.
Thanks to my Dad for taking it! :)

We recently tried this wine and it's AWESOME! I have seen it before (I was totally attracted to the pretty label) but when it was on sale, I just had to try it. It's Italian, medium bodied and really good. 
Try it! 

Last but not least, have you enter the York Design Company giveaway? If you are thinking, wow, that's a beautiful cuff bracelet, haven't I seen it before? You are right! These beauties can be found at Design Darling Boutique but here's your chance to win a cuff of your choice right now. 
It ends tomorrow so please don't miss out! 

That's all the randomness I have for today. I hope you have a fantastic Wednesday.
The countdown to Christmas is ON!

I'm linking up with Shanna for Random Wednesday.
Hop over and check it out. I guarantee you will love it! 


  1. You and the Mister are GORGEOUS!!!!! That word!!! And look at all your cards! You are so popular! Thanks for linking up!!

  2. ohhh..thanks for the pinot suggestion! I'll have to try that for sure!
    I love the Christmas card door hanger! What a great idea!

  3. loving that bracelet! and beautiful pic of you two - perfect for a Christmas card in my opinion! Just found your blog from the Random Wednesday link up! Super cute blog by the way! I'm excited to be following along now :)

  4. The label of that wine is totally pretty!


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