Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + designer living in North Carolina




Entries in holiday (44)


Little Bo Peep + Sheep

We went with a Little Bo Peep theme this year for Halloween and I'm so happy with how Glory Maeve's costume turned out! She loves to twirl in it and I can't wait to see her prance around on Halloween. I made it from this pattern by Simplicity using Crystal Arrowheads fabric by April Rhodes. Little sister got in on the act with an adorable crocheted sheep hat.


A Very Merry Christmas!

I'm signing off until the new year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This is not what it looks like outside my house in North Carolina -- I had to pull this snow photo from many years ago. Fingers crossed we get some kind of snowflake over the next few weeks!

Oh! And for a good chuckle, please take a look at a recent package I received in the mail.


Our Holiday Cards

Very excited to share with you the holiday cards I chose for our family from Minted! So many choices, but I finally went with a card that paired well with the custom wrapping paper and gift tags that I also ordered. We are all ready to go now, time to start stuffing envelopes and wrapping presents! Guys, it's only three weeks until Christmas!

Ribbon Noel Holiday Card - Meshed with Love Gift Tags - Silver Glitter Ribbon
(all from Minted)

Block Print Branches Wrapping Paper - Winter Pines Personalized Wrapping Paper - Vintage Type Personalized Wrapping Paper - Berry Kraft Wrapping Paper
(all from Minted)


Time for a Festive Giveaway!

It's already November, whoa -- time to put on your holiday hats! Minted recently launched a line of customizable wrapping paper that I've got my eyes on for gifts this year. Such a clever idea, yes? I love the patterns and that the paper doubles as a keepsake.

So on to the good stuff! I've partnered with Minted to bring you an awesome giveaway! Enter here for a chance to win a $150 credit to Minted to spend on anything you would like! I'm the process of picking out our Christmas cards this year -- question? For photo cards, do you prefer a photo of just your kids or do you include yourself in the Christmas card photo? 

Enjoy the giveaway! Ends Monday, November 11th.


Little Chef!

My girl likes to eat. She is the type of baby that you have to be very prepared to feed her at mealtimes or you're going to have a melt down. So I chose to channel her enthusiam for food into her Halloween costume this year. I used this pattern to create her tiny chef look!


Happy July 4th!

Hope you have a great weekend -- that's right, I'm starting this weekend early!


An Easter Dress...

..but not really though. Wishing you all a Happy Easter! 

Dress from Rodarte FW 2011. Photo by Tim Barber.


Happy Holidays!

What a year this has been! It was so difficult at times yet filled with the most remarkable blessings I could imagine. As I type this, I have a little baby sleeping on my lap and even though I'm not sure as to what the next year will bring, I trust that it will be full of laughter and happiness with this little one! I wish you all a wonderful holiday and I'll see you on the other side! 

Here is Glory Maeve all dressed up to visit with Santa for the first time. Gold shoes are essential.