holiday decorating

holiday shelves // smitten studioI’m falling a bit behind on my Christmas decorating, kicking and growing baby Samuel has other ideas of what I should be working on (like my sleep), but I’ve managed to gussy up our living room shelves in some holiday flare with a little help from Wayfair.

I picked out some pretty goodies like those gold Dwell Studio animals, the Jonathan Adler peacock, and the black geometric vases that all work year round, but with the addition of some ornaments, greenery, and other gilded treasures, help make my shelves Christmas ready. Now as far as my Christmas tree goes… it still needs some attention, but I’ll share more photos of our house decked out for the holidays once I dust off the rest of the ornaments and get more than one string of lights on our sad conifer. :) Have you guys gotten your stockings all up and mistletoe in place?

P.S. Wayfair is also holding an instagram contest where they want you to share a photo of your holiday shelves for a chance to win a $500 gift card! Just post a photo of your decorated shelves, tag @wayfair and hashtag it with #holidayshelfie to enter. The contest is open until Christmas! Check out some extra “shelfie” inspiration here.

Image by Sarah Sherman Samuel


Home for the Holidays – Campbell’s Homestyle Soup Pinterest Contest!

If you’ve been following me on Pinterest you may notice I am starting to get into the holiday spirit. Here’s a little round-up of a few of my favorite pins that are getting me nostalgic and feeling festive for the holidays.

home for the holidays contest // campbell's homestyle soup // smitten studioI haven’t lived in Michigan for 8 years, but every time the holidays come around I head back home to the “Mitten State” and to the snow, my family, and my oldest friends. It’s the time of year that you get to slow down and enjoy each others company, take part in traditions and start new ones. You know I am BIG on traditions, so I get a little extra giddy decorating the tree with my mom, taking time to play in the snow until you can’t feel your nose and then warming up by a crackling fire, getting overzealous over board games, and baking traditional holiday treats together. I CAN’T WAIT!

And now here’s your opportunity to get home for the holidays…

I’m partnering with Campbell’s Homestyle soup this holiday season for the Campbell’s Homestyle Takes You Home Pin it to Win it sweepstakes. Check out their video here and then visit from now until 12/16 for a chance to win one of fifteen $500 airline gift cards to help you get home!

To enter select a photo on that reminds you of home (or you can upload one of your own images), then enter your email address, and lastly pin the photo that you picked to your Pinterest board of choice. Easy peasy… good luck!!

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Campbell’s Homestyle Soup

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