Handmade Holiday Gifts: Wrapping Paper Framed Prints

This is a gift you could give to any friend, sister, or relative who has their own place and appreciates decor:) Its as easy as it sounds. Find some fun wrapping paper (or even wall paper) with no shine finish.
I picked out some printed paper at Midori. Its nice and think with no gloss or shine finish.
Instructions: Find a matte and frame that will compliment your paper well. (I found a great one at Pottery Barn, but usually find frames at thrift stores.) Measure and cut your paper accordingly. Tape the wrapping paper to the back of the matte frame using acid free tape if possible. This is a fun way to personalize a gift for a loved one. You can get a couple prints out of one gift wrap sheet or roll.Would love to see your outcome if you choose to make! (Last weeks handmade holiday gift here.)
Love, Anna

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Giveaway: Bellafusion Bubble Necklace + Shop Credit

You know I love finding boutiques with loads of cute finds at affordable prices right?
Well here’s your official introduction to Bellafusion:) I have a list of favorites but I highlighted a few above. Excited to team up with Bellafusion to give away this stunning Ornella Necklace + $15 shopping credit! Easy ways to enter via Rafflecopter below. Open to U.S. and Canada only.
Best of luck!

True Beauty Files: The Senti-mentalist

{Sweater: Gap (similar), Tank: Guess (thrifted), Coated Jeans: H&M (similar), Flats: F21 (similar here or here), floppy hat: H&M , Necklace: c/o LYLIF, Tote: Asos}
Gabe bought this hat for me on our last date.
I am drawn to hats (surprise- its an accessory;)) and I like to think of it as something I inherited from my grandmother. She has quite the collection of hats of all shapes and sizes, and they each have a story to go with them. My grandparents never had much money, but she always made sure to look her best and wear her finest to church on Sundays. This hat made me think of her as soon as I tried it on. 
I am realizing more as I get older how much of a sentimentalist I am.
I don’t think I will be sleeping much in the next few days as the elections approach. 
So much is at stake, and never has the country been so divided on moral issues in my opinion. (Well at least not since the Civil War.) Gabe and I already voted with early voting here in GA. Trying not to stress, and just keep praying God will allow us a strong leader for our country. I think with young children, the future has never felt more important.
Happy voting! 
The True Beauty Files
A lookbook for the modern modeste.
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” 
~ Audrey Hepburn