Our 2017 Holiday Cards

This year I was ahead of the game on holiday cards. I was so ahead of the game, I had them ordered on November 1st. Who am I?! In the past we’ve taken photos especially for our holiday cards, but this year I thought it would be fun to share a few highlights of this past year. I love the instant photo design form Minted and thought it would make the perfect card of us. We included photos from trips to Charleston SC, Chicago IL, Barcelona, Dublin, Irvinestown and the pup even made it on the card.
Happy Holidays from Holly, Luke and Gracie!
(the card is showing up a bit fuzzy, I don’t have a high-res version of our design, but you get the point!)
I forgot to post our cards last year, but here are our holiday cards from:

What I’m Bringing to Greece

Our trip to Greece isn’t until the end of May 2018, but that’s not stopping me from gathering inspiration on what to wear on the trip. I’ve actually already purchased a few of these items (the rashguard, straw hat and both dresses) with plans to acquire everything else or as much as I can get away with soon!

A Dining Room Story

As I stated in my last blog post, we’ve been in our house for six years now. Over those six years we’ve done quite a bit of painting, decorating, re-decorating, furniture arranging and furniture re-arranging. I tend to get bored with furniture arrangements after some time, so my solution is to move everything around into a new configuration, so the space feels new and fresh.

I was recently gifted an old wood dresser that belonged to my dad and before that, by grandma. I initially had thoughts of replacing my not-so-well-made IKEA dresser with this new-to-me family dresser. When Luke and I moved the dresser from the garage into the house I instantly knew it had to go in the dining room to act as secondary storage on the first floor of our house #smallhouseproblems. Storage has always been a pain point for us, so this seemed like an easy solve. Luckily the dresser fits right into the space – and bonus points that the dresser hides all our extra belongings, therefore making the overall space look more put together. Win win for the Copeland’s!

I’ve always been drawn to more eclectic looks with pieces that have meaning and history, over a newly purchased item, so it should be no surprise that I’m happy with how this space has transformed over the years. See how this room looked just a few years ago.