Merrily Minear With Hazen & Co.

This day is finally here and I am literally bubbling over with excitement.  I wish I could pop the pink champagne with each of you to celebrate this super fun collaboration.  I have partnered with my darling friend Taylor who owns Hazen & Co. for a limited edition bracelet stack. Taylor is truly one of my favorite people and if you know her personally you immediately know why.  She is truly a powerhouse of a business owner and one of the kindest and most faithful people I know.  I am inspired by her daily in her personal and professional lives and having the opportunity to work on this project with her was a joy and a dream come true.  I am very excited and extremely proud to introduce to you the Merrily Minear Trio. 🎉


Wreaths + Bows, Oh My

When it comes to decorating the outside of our house, and definitely the inside, I start with a good wreath.  I love how a simple wreath can make so much of a difference.  When I posted our Halloween wreath you guys flooded by emails and DMs about a full post on my thoughts on wreaths and bows.  I really do think a bow on a wreath is such a fabulous look and doesn't have to be hard or complicated.  Since this is Thanksgiving week I think it is the perfect time to publish this piece as this is the time of the year I buy the most wreaths and most definitely the most ribbon.  I hope to inspire you to make easy wreaths that you will love for weeks to come. 🎀 


Gift Guide ... Gifts By Price Point

Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is bright, sunny, and full of something fun. I was supposed to be in Thomasville this weekend for the Wild Life Arts Festival but the Hubs isn't feeling well and I am happy to stay home and be with him.  So instead of my original plans I am getting ahead on work, organizing for the week ahead and taking advantage of the extra time at home.  So far this morning I have enjoyed two wonderful cups of coffee with the Hubs in bed and we just watched the new Netflix release The Princess Switch.  It was so sweet.  I consider the cancelled plans to be a blessing and I will never be sad about being given a blessing.  ❤


Punch For Thanksgiving

Anyone else thinking of how amazing next Thursday's meal will be?  Since we are staying home this year and avoiding traveling (and germs) we are all about the meal, the family time, and how we spend the day.  I was group texting the family earlier this week about what everyone wanted as their favorites and when I was adding in mine I decided that one of the things I was most interested in would be an evening movie (any recommendations?) with a big charcuterie board and some yummy punch.  Well, that is after a lunch of turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes + cranberry sauce which is my favorite part of the meal.  🦃


Gift Guide ... Shopping For Him

Oh, the men in our life.  We love them so.  Whether they are our spouses, fathers, brothers, sons, best friends or family they mean everything to us. I know for me I have such a special place in my heart for all the males in my life.  Just like this Gift Guide For Her I have taken great care to choose some amazing gifts you will want to purchase for that special set of males in your life.


Bows, Tassels + Bees

Anyone else super excited about celebrating the holidays in all its glorious fashion?  I love getting dressed up and doing things like coffee with friends, attending parties, and sitting fireside with holiday cocktails with those I love.  I have been very into the classics lately ... as in classic music, classic movies and wearing classic pieces, even more than usual.  I have found myself craving more loafers, more classic sweaters, and an all black outfit with a twist.

ps ... how amazing are those shoes?  All the details of how to create them are here in this blog post!


Gift Guide ... Shopping For Her

The days of me being done with all my shopping by December 1 are rolling along perfectly and I am doing really well getting things crossed off my list.  There are some things I have purchased and others I have marked to make sure I snag on Black Friday knowing for sure they will be on the best sale.  Last week I attended a local Holiday Gift show and knocked off four gifts.  I love buying some personal for those closest to me and I got a darling bunch of things at the booth of an artist.  She was darling and helped me choose a few things that are perfect for a few friends.  I am super excited.


The Perfect Fall Table

Happy Monday!! I hope your weekend was amazing.  It is pouring rain in Atlanta and is quite chilly, but the weekend was a stunning one with blue skies and a wonderful breeze.  I have been dying to set a table on the deck and eat outside.  I love alfresco dining, it just makes the meal and time so much better for me.  It was quite chilly on Saturday so I waited until Sunday to plan an outside meal.  We have such pretty falls in Atlanta and I wanted to make sure we took advantage of the beautiful days.  I will say I had to pick quite a few leaves off the table when the wind blew, but it was worth every second to enjoy the incredible weather.  I don't know about you, but for me eating outside just makes the food taste even better!  🍊


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