TTD faves: Christmas stockings

Now that the halls are decked, it’s time to focus on the hearth. I love how the stockings hung by the chimney with care can have such a sentimental attachment to them. I know ours growing up did, how about you?

In our home, we hang traditional needle point stockings from Lands’ End. At my parents’ house, they are more of a smattering of different stockings collected over the years. What do you hang at your house?

TTDFaves_ChristmasStockings2018one // two // three
four // five // six
seven // eight // nine

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Download: Thanksgiving 2018

I’m still recovering from a festive and cozy Thanksgiving holiday. How about you? Everett woke up yesterday asking if he could stay in his new elf jammies (see photo towards the bottom) to go to school. Sorry buddy, we all have to get back into the routine!

[love these cookies from Brookies]Thanksgiving2018_27Thanksgiving2018_32Thanksgiving2018_12Thanksgiving2018_33
[I feel the same way about mashed potatoes bud]Thanksgiving2018_22
[Everett ‘FULLER’ Branstad]Thanksgiving2018_25
[yes, that is me in the background]Thanksgiving2018_30Thanksgiving2018_37
[walking off some of those calories]Thanksgiving2018_06[making a plan]Thanksgiving2018_03
[Toodles is back]Thanksgiving2018_02
[the boys are obsessed with their Polar Express train]Thanksgiving2018_01
[obsessed with my new mug]Thanksgiving2018_13
[lots of pajama time over the long weekend]Thanksgiving2018_38[my favorite view]
[gotta love our Hanna Andersson jammies]Thanksgiving2018_48Thanksgiving2018_56
[one of the log home’s previous owners stopped by and brought us this]
[checking out the goodies at our local Hy-Vee]Thanksgiving2018_68
[Bass Pro is a fun place to check out during the holidays]Thanksgiving2018_62Thanksgiving2018_65Thanksgiving2018_60Thanksgiving2018_69Thanksgiving2018_74Thanksgiving2018_71[pit stop to help grandma decorate her tree]Thanksgiving2018_72Thanksgiving2018_58


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Cyber Monday // my favorite deals


It’s HERE, and I’m back (still stuffed from the long weekend) to share all of my favorite steals and deals on this Cyber Monday. Let’s get to it!

H&M: Everything is 30% off + free shipping. No code required.

J.Crew: 50% off everything + Extra 60% off sale styles. Use code CYBER.

Hanna Andersson: $25 jammies (one of our favorites) + extra 40% off everything else. Oh, and free shipping!

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase with code SHOPALLDAY.

Vineyard Vines: 40% off sale styles and 25% off full-priced items. Enter code HOLIDAY18 at checkout.

Old Navy: 50% off everything, no code needed.

Gap: 50% off everything, plus an extra 10% and free shipping with code YOURS.

J. Crew Factory: 60% off original prices + up to 80% off on sale styles. Use code ADD2CART.

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(Black) Friday faves


Happy Black Friday (even though most store sales started last night or even earlier this week). For today’s round-up, I thought I would share some of my favorite deals out there right now!

One of my favorite brands for the boys, Childhoods Clothing, is having a sale (which they rarely ever do!). Get 25% off super cozy gear for your littles using code: BLACKFRIDAY18

Vineyard Vines is having 25% off all items, plus an additional 40% off sale! Use code HOLIDAY18.

Jonas Paul Eyewear (where Ev’s darling specs are from!) is having a great sale until November 26. Get 25% off of your entire order using code JOLLY25.

In need of an uber cozy blanket, then definitely check out Saranoni‘s biggest sale of the year! Using code SARANONI25 will get you 25% off your order.

I love a good J. Crew sale and right now you can get 50% off most items by using code TGIF! Two things I’m currently eyeing as I sip my coffee: this mockneck cable sweater and a Polartec fleece pullover.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

BranstadBoys[my two little turkeys // photo by Poppy Photography by Chelsy]

I’m signing off for the week, but wanted to just drop by to share a few things and wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

In need of a few last minute tablescape touches? I love these darling hand drawn place cards from one of my favorite illustrators, Riley Sheehey.

Bringing some wine to your family’s gathering? Print out one of these wine tags that I created last year to dress it up.

Need something a little stronger, skip the wine and whip up a batch of homemade Bailey’s.

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TTD home: holiday favorites


Now that you are cozy and so are your kiddos, why not focus on your house? There is nothing I love more than decking our log home out in festive decor. It truly makes my heart so happy.

Belham Living hanging decor // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Stoneware Mugs
Pottery Barn Santa Magnetic Advent Calendar // JoAnn Fabrics pillow 
Better Homes & Gardens Sherpa Throw // Capri Blue Fir & Firewood Candle
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Mailbox // Nordstrom x Cathy’s Concepts Decanter
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia House Lantern // Duluth Pack log carrier

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Download: Amelia Island

It’s not often that Marcus and I can get a little time away for ourselves, so when he mentioned tagging along on his annual work trip to Florida I jumped at the opportunity. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and it was the perfect backdrop for some serious relaxation!

[I’ve never seen so many shells!]AmeliaIsland2018_07
[enjoyed a delicious French white at Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro]AmeliaIsland2018_08AmeliaIsland2018_09
[Fernandina Beach has the cutest shopping district]AmeliaIsland2018_13AmeliaIsland2018_14[I spy snow…]

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