Nov 21

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Baby

This year I’ve partnered with the lovely ladies from Big City Moms to bring you our gift picks for this holiday season! Not only are we showing you our favorite gifts, but we also have a ton of giveaways for you. On December 1st we will launch our 18 Days of Gifting to give you a chance to win some of our holiday gift picks and more! So come back here or visit Big City Moms for your chance to win! 91D7C4D9-540B-4031-AB05-889C3DB55965
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1.Beads Grasper • 2. Patent Leather Rock Stud Shoes • 3. Dino Onesie • 4. aden + anais Muslin Swaddle • 5. Wee Workout Baby Gym • 6. Baby Boy Socks Set • 7. State Baby Rattle • 8. Good All Year Tee • 9. Freshly Picked Moccasins • 10. Pretzel Rattle • 11. Plush Rainbow Stacker 

For full details and descriptions on each gift pick, visit the full gift guide over at Big City Moms!

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Nov 20

How to Set the Perfect Thanksgiving Day Table

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Thanksgiving is just a week away and I cannot explain to you my excitement to be able to host it in our house this year. My sister and her fiance will come in for the weekend as well as some of our friends from the city.  My sister and I will attempt to continue the tradition that our family had growing by cooking up way to many casserole dishes while laughing until we cry in the kitchen because something wrong always happens (last year I dropped the turkey on the floor as I was taking it out of the oven.)

While we have fun cooking in the kitchen, the real presentation is the Thanksgiving table. This house has really brought out my creative side and I absolutely LOVE decorating and any home decor project (call it the suburban side of me.) I’ve been planning our Thanksgiving table for months and finally put the finishing touches on it this week.

With a few things from our local nursery, some things I’ve had laying around the house, and some decor accents from Target, I could not be more happy with how it came out (and how easy it was!)

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I found these pumpkins at our local nursery months ago and used them as inspiration for my table. I love the soft and subtle colors as well as the shapes. They’ve been sitting on our dining room table as a centerpiece and I figured it would be very simple to just add to that for our Thanksgiving table.

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Candles can make anything look fancy. I purchased pillar candles and candle holders from Target to add some elegance to the table. It’s a great, inexpensive way to dress up the table and I love that they can be used well after Thanksgiving (I’ll probably end up using them for our Christmas tablet too.)

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I am so in love with my grandmother’s gold flatware and use it whenever I get the chance. We never use our stemware from our wedding china (some still had the stickers on them) so I pulled them out of the china cabinet and used white plates that we’ve had from previous dinner parties. I love the shimmer of the napkins that have both gold and silver in it. The grey is very subtle (which I wanted,) but the gold and silver add that touch of sparkle to give the place setting some pizzaz.

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To bring the Thanksgiving theme all together I found these place cards at a local store and thought they were perfect for Turkey Day.

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All of the natural decor was bought at my favorite nursery in town and I spray painted the pine cones gold. They would have looked just as good in their natural color, but I am loving gold at the moment and it’s and easy DIY.

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I am thrilled with how everything came together and was even more excited that most of the stuff that I used I already had. With one simple trip to Target, I was able to pull my entire vision together!

If you are looking for some Thanksgiving table inspiration for next week, I’ve put together some items from Target that let you get this same look!

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Table Runner • Napkins •  Pillar Candles •  Candle Holder (the geometric ones I used on my table were from Target and I found them in the holiday aisle) •  Silver Rim Wine Glass •  Dinnerware •  Gold Flatware •  White Pumpkin •  Orange Pumpkin 

And if you want to create this look, now you can! Target was kind enough to give one lucky AMITC reader a chance to win a $75 Target Gift Card. Also stay tuned because I’ve got more Target fun in store this holiday season with more chances to win a gift card!

Just fill out the form below to enter. 

 

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{Disclosure: I am partnering with Target this holiday season and they did provide a gift card to go shopping. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.}

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Nov 20

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Expectant Mom

This year I’ve partnered with the lovely ladies from Big City Moms to bring you our gift picks for this holiday season! Not only are we showing you our favorite gifts, but we also have a ton of giveaways for you. On December 1st we will launch our 18 Days of Gifting to give you a chance to win some of our holiday gift picks and more! So come back here or visit Big City Moms for your chance to win!

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1.Philosophy Welcome Baby Gift Set • 2. Bump Nest Body Pillow • 3. Bravado Designs Elegant Embrace Nursing Bra • 4. Welcome to Pregnancy Gift Set • 5. Hatch-to-Hospital Box • 6. Mom’s One Line a Day • 7. TWELVElittle Unisex Courage Olive Tote • 8. Preggers Tee • 9. Bumpboosters Cookies • 10. Arlotta Cashmere Slipper
For full details and descriptions on each gift pick, visit the full gift guide over at Big City Moms!

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