Friday Fancies (on a Sunday)

Posts I'm LovingThis letter from Leslie Knope is giving me life right now // Walnut the whippet takes his final trip to the beach with hundreds of his friends  // Owl riding a toy pony will make you believe again // Jennifer wrote a post, and it's exactly how I feel right now // Tis the season for ALL THE COOKIES

Get In My Closet/House Please : I love the look of this jacket // This kid's cat shirt, I want // I don't know when I would ever wear this hat, but I love // The shirt dress will always be my jam // This dress // This jacket color is my everything // Bunny sweats why you not for adults?! // Fun coffee mug // This calendar would be perfect in my office

We got back from our annual Dallas Thanksgiving on Tuesday and while we had an absolute blast with family, I'm very happy to be home, even though our furnace died on us and the house is pretty cold. It's crazy when we left the temperatures were still in the 80's and high 60's at night, but now highs were in the low 60's and in the low 40's at night! At least it makes it feel a lot more like the Holiday season and now I don't have to crank down the AC to drink my hot cocoa, haha.

How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Can you guys believe we are already in December? What do you guys have planned for this Holiday season?

x's and o's

Game Night - Escape Room


Game Night - Escape Room - littleladylittlecity.com
Now that baby man is here, getting out of the house with friends has definitely been a little harder. Thankfully, both we and our friends are huge board game fans, and we're always down for a fun game night at home. Instead of playing video games endlessly (not always a bad thing) we like to mix it up and try new types of games, so this time we gave Escape Room the Game a shot!
Game Night - Escape Room - littleladylittlecity.com
Inside this game there are four different stories to pick from: Prison Break, Nuclear Countdown, Temple of Aztc, and Virus. This night we chose Virus, and began by reading the short included back story to set the mood. The game officially begins with 60 minutes on the clock leaving everyone to work together to solve quite a few intertwined puzzles before the time is out. Your task is to move through the story by solving each puzzle, identifying keys, and using the keys to stop the clock. The pressure is real! To make it extra fun there's an app you can download to add a little soundtrack to each of the different themes. It really sets the mood. I'm not going to lie, it also made the game a little more stressful, but in a totally fun way.
Game Night - Escape Room - littleladylittlecity.com
I think what I loved about this game the most is that once the game starts you don't have any real directions. There is no "Start Here", you're just given several different pieces and left to piece it all together. It definitely took all of us a little bit to get the ball rolling, but once we got the hang of it we were scribbling down notes on pieces of paper and having a blast deciphering all the puzzles and key codes. While we tried our very best to put together all the clues before "dying", we unfortunately got stuck on Phase 3 where our time ran out. It didn't matter, though, we had a great time trying. It took us another 13 minutes or so after losing to figure it out and stop the clock from counting, haha, but we're already planning our next game night so we can tackle one of the other themes.

I had no idea what to expect, but this was a really fun hour of gaming, definitely excited to play another theme this Thanksgiving weekend with family. If you guys are looking for a new game to add to your game night rotation I highly recommend Escape Room The Game!

x's and o's

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Baby's First Holiday Card - Tiny Prints



Since Baby Man's arrive in April I have been trying to lay out what I hope to be some fun family traditions, and that includes getting physical Holiday Cards sent out to all of our family and friends. For the past couple of years, Will has been making some beyond amazing holiday illustrations for us to share online (which we are going to definitely keep doing), but this year I really wanted to get a photo of the whole family mailed out to everyone. We have some many wonderful photos of just Baby Man or with one of us and him, I thought this would be the perfect "excuse" to get one of everybody together, cats included, of course. Once we took our photo Tiny Prints made the rest of the process so wonderfully easy. 
Baby's First Holiday Card - Tiny Prints - littleladylittlecity.com
Tiny Prints has always been my go-to shop for everything card related, they have such amazing templates to choose from that just make every card so beautiful, and this year's holiday selection is no different. I narrowed it down to their new personalized foil stamped cards, the glitter cards, and the classic foil stamped cards. What I love about each type of card was that the personalized foil stamp makes your name stand out in a beautiful way, and the glitter cards are just so freaking fun and sparkly. We picked out Tiny Print's classic foil stamped cards because I thought it just looked perfect with our photo. 
Baby's First Holiday Card - Tiny Prints - littleladylittlecity.com
To make things even easier Tiny Prints now offers free receipt addressing on all custom envelopes! I'm pretty sure they must have read my mind because writing out all those addresses is probably one of the major reasons I don't get out all the holiday cards I want to. Now I only have to put the stamps on, seal those bad boys up, and place them out in the mailbox. Easy peasy.
Baby's First Holiday Card - Tiny Prints - littleladylittlecity.com
I just have to say I love how everyone, including the cats, is looking at Baby Man while he is smiling at the camera! It was just a happy little accident that we all ended up doing that. And I just have to mention that we might have some of the best-behaved cats out there. They are just so tolerant of all my photo taking. Everything together just makes my heart smile!
Baby's First Holiday Card - Tiny Prints - littleladylittlecity.com
Want a chance to win $100 credit to TinyPrints.com?! Just follow the in the Rafflecopter widget below. It's super easy, so don't miss out! Winners will be randomly selected and notified by CLEVER by Friday, Dec 16th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winners will be randomly selected and notified by CLEVER by Friday, December 16, 2016. Terms & Conditions: The official Terms & Conditions are included in the widget; here is the high-level eligibility criteria: Age 18+ US resident only Only one winner per household. 

x's and o's

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.