• Murphy Is Pug McScrooge {& Minted Giveaway}

    December 5, 2013

    Good morning!

    Check out this year’s Christmas tree!

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    Yay! I love the holidays!

    Decorating our Christmas tree was a lot of fun. We listened to holiday music, drank eggnog, and ate a million red and green M&Ms.

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    Seriously. A million.

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    And, of course, we reminisced about ornaments. Here are some of our favorites from the evening (clockwise from top left):


    • Sparkly pineapple from the Dole plantation in Oahu, Hawaii.
    • Tiny snowman from last year’s 24 Days of Togetherness.
    • An ornament from The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Mal and I bought it after we got engaged there in December 2006.
    • “New Home” ornament from my mom. She bought one for my sister too and my sister bought the exact same one for my mom since all three of us purchased a new home in 2010.

    And Day 3 of 24 Days of Togetherness fit in quite nicely: Dress Murphy in holiday garb and snap a photo of him. It was actually quite entertaining trying to get our little scrooge to look at the camera. Remember Pug McScrooge last year?

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    Apparently, he’s still not a fan of Christmas.

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    We eventually sort of got it right, but Murphy still doesn’t look pleased. He’s such a Grinch.

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    And he’s definitely not a fan of Christmas hats. Hates them.

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    Speaking of holiday photos, I ordered our holiday cards from Minted this past weekend and they arrived yesterday!

    What do you think? I really love them, and I can’t wait to send them to friends and family. I love exchanging cards during the holidays, and it makes me so happy when I receive one in the mail.


    Minted offered to cover the cost of our holiday cards as well as offer a giveaway to one lucky CNC reader for $125 worth of product from their website. Pretty sweet, right?

    If you’ve already purchased your holiday cards, Minted also offers greeting cards, invitations, and save the dates for all sorts of occasions as well as gifts, art prints, stationary, business cards, and much more!

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    Ready for the giveaway?

    To enter: Just click over to Minted, shop around, and leave a comment on this post about one product you would buy if you win the giveaway. I will randomly pick a winner on Monday. Good luck!

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    { 576 comments… read them below or add one }

    Allison December 7, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Totally wedding invites! I STILL haven’t found anything I love!


    kayla December 7, 2013 at 7:35 am

    i would love to make my own calendar with prints from trips i’ve taken this past year and fun memories. they seem to have a really awesome selection!


    stacey December 7, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I’m looking for 1st birthday party invites, and they have a lot that I love! Bronti Kid (we love dinosaurs in this house), Barnyard Crew, Five Alarm, Colorful One… all so sweet!


    Krista December 7, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I love the bright and chalky design! I love getting Christmas cards too and wish more people stuck to the tradition.


    kirsten December 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I would get the anchor moving announcements, so cute!


    MaryBeth December 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I’m getting married in July… This would be great to use towards invites!!!


    Kristen December 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I’d get the Holiday Map cards.


    Donnie December 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I love the personalized calendars! Would love to get that for the grandparents.


    Kristen December 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I would buy some Christmas cards to display our October wedding photos!


    LizP December 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    A photo calendar for my hubby!


    Christa December 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I like the Holiday Cards and would make one with the “hand-lettered wishes” theme!


    Krystal December 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I would use the feature where you load your photo and see it on different designs. With a new baby, this would make ordering our holiday cards much easier and faster :)


    Katie December 8, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I would love to do wedding or shower invites. I just orded our first Christmas cards from minted and they turned out awesome.


    Claire C December 8, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Love the Quilted Noel card, so adorable!


    Julie December 8, 2013 at 6:17 am
    Alaina December 8, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I would get New Years cards like Frosted Watercolor :)


    Crystal @ TriFoodieMD December 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I always enjoy giving photo calendars as a gift.


    Jessica B. December 8, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I would get Christmas cards. They gave such a good selection. Merry Christmas!


    Skye December 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Holiday photo cards! Definitely!


    Lacey December 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I’d buy personalized stationary for my Momma…maybe the Vine Monogram design. So pretty!


    Jessica w December 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I love your card so cute, I can’t wait till we have a dog and can take fun family photos! I have been slacking on the whole christmas card front, but I love minted’s white noel card, the fun shape is what draws me to it.


    rebecca December 9, 2013 at 7:58 am

    i would put the money towards our wedding invitations! i love all the stuff on minted, super cute!


    Sara Giresi December 9, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I love the Animals Alphabet and Numbered Animals Prints! Perfect for my sons room!


    Sara December 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Graduation invites!


    Katie December 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I love the holiday cards with pet designs. My favorite is the JOY card with a paw print in the O. Perfect for my two puppies & I!


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