Mama Loves Thrifting

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I haven’t shared any of my thrifting finds with you for a while, so I thought you’d like to see some of the highlights from recent weeks.

one-a plastic doe I found last weekend at the flea market.

two-a Fire King bowl I found at my neighbor’s yard sale.

three- vintage Disney Bambi planter I found for a steal on Ebay. I decided to store my vintage brooches in it.

four-a sweet deer lamp I found at a garage sale near my work. I’ve put it in Maggie’s room.

five-a vintage cat cookie jar I found at the flea market.

A Cup of Cheer

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We had a little cocktail party this week for one of our favorite couples, Jenna + Ian. That’s them in the photo above, posing with our girls, who were very excited to be able to be at our get together. We had boozy eggnog, listened to some Christmas music on vinyl, and ate lots of yummy food. I am always excited to use my vintage serving pieces, and I decided to keep the table to mostly pink & red colors. I thought it was pretty.

Here is a photo I forgot to share of the adorable gingerbread deer cookies the girls and I made last weekend. Aren’t they cute?!

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I hope every one of you has the merriest of holidays in the coming days. I am looking forward to Christmas this year, the girls are just so excited to see what Santa will bring them.

Merry Christmas! xo

*Amelia is drinking sparkling grape juice out of a fancy glass. A tradition we started this Thanksgiving for special holidays.

I created an inexpensive holiday centerpiece for our dining room table today. I used three mason jars I already owned, snow & trees I bought at a dollar store, and a small plastic doe the kids had. The total cost was $3.
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I created an inexpensive holiday centerpiece for our dining room table today. I used three mason jars I already owned, snow & trees I bought at a dollar store, and a small plastic doe the kids had. The total cost was $3.

If you haven’t already entered the vintage baby dress giveaway, you still have time! Click here and leave me a comment with what you are most thankful for this holiday season.

Inspiration for Maggie’s First Birthday

I like to get started early when planning an event, that way I don’t feel stressed doing everything last minute. I think I’ve decided on a woodland creature theme for Maggie’s first birthday in May. Think owls, birds, deer, foxes, etc.

Here are some things that are currently inspiring me.

Adorable cupcake toppers. (via)

Birthday banner. (via)

Fox plush (via)

Sweet owl invitation. (via)

Party hats. (via)

A Lovely Holiday Centerpiece for Under $20

I am hosting Christmas morning brunch at my house tomorrow, and I wanted to create a fun centerpiece for the table. I got this idea from another blog I read earlier in the month, but unfortunately I can’t remember which one.

I went to my local arts & crafts store, and I bought some coarse glitter for snow, miniature trees, and picked out a few of my favorite woodland animals. I used a cake stand I already had, and created a winterscape on it for a quick and easy centerpiece.

The best part is that Amelia can play with the animals and trees when I am done with the centerpiece. It is hard for her not to touch it, she thinks it’s great!