Murphy Is Pug McScrooge {& Minted Giveaway}

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):


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!


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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 🙂

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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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