Holiday Crafting with Silhouette

I’m very big into crafting. Especially around the holidays! I was just sent a Silhouette Portrait to try out and I had no idea it was capable of doing SO much! I’m slapping myself for not getting one a long time ago. Just playing with ideas for Christmas alone I came up with dozen of ideas. I wanted to share some of my personal favorites!


Creative Christmas CraftsIf you’re like me, when people ask you for your Christmas list, it’s always hard to think of something on the spot, right? I made a couple dozen “want” tags and whenever we get catalogs in the mail I use them to leave “subtle” hints around the house. I have noticed some of them have disappeared, so I’ll know if they’re working in a few weeks!

Creative Christmas CraftsWhen giving gifts, cute packaging is half the fun. It’s extra special when you make it personal. I used this gift tag template to create these fun designs. Tie on a little twine, and BOOM!

Creative Christmas Crafts


If you upgrade your software to the Designer edition, you can turn any file you create into a .svg file and the machine will cut out! I am obsessed with hand lettering and created this thank you card for after the holidays. Who wouldn’t want a hand lettered thank you in gold?

Silhouette Sale

Silhouette is offering their holiday Black Friday promotion through December 8th! At these prices, you can easily snag one as a gift and also treat yourself. During the sale, Silhouette is offering the following bundles:

Portrait Bundle - Portrait machine & 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $179.99

CAMEO Bundle #1 - CAMEO machine, Designer Edition software upgrade, Dust Cover, 4 Tools and $25 Download card to the Silhouette Design Store for $269.99

CAMEO Bundle #2- CAMEO machine, Design Edition software upgrade and 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $299.99

CAMEO & Portrait Bundle (One for you, one for a friend!) CAMEO machine, Portrait machine and 2, $25 Download cards to the Silhouette Design Store for $299.99

Simply use the code PRETTYBLOG to receive these prices. Already a Silhouette user? Use the same code to receive 40% off of your purchase from, PLUS free shipping on orders over $25.00!  (*excluding machines, design downloads, download cards, subscriptions and gift cards). You can also receive 50% off of all downloads on

This machine does SO much and it’s seriously worth the (very affordable) investment. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned crafter, the capabilities of this machine are well worth it! The sky is certainly the limit when using your Silhouette in your every day crafting!

*Disclosure* This is a sponsored post and I was sent product to review, however, all opinions stated are entirely my own. 

Chloe + Isabel Giveaway!

Chloe and Isabel OOTD

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Bow & Drape Giveaway!

Bow & Drape Giveaway

I am thrilled to be partnering with Bow & Drape today to award one lucky winner an “I Heart Pretty Things” sweatshirt. I stumbled across this shop one day while going through my Instagram feed and now I can say that I have an addiction. Bow & Drape is an online clothing boutique specializing in custom made to order appliquéd apparel. Seriously though, I must warn you, you’ll spend AT LEAST an hour configuring the most rad designs. I snatched up this sweatshirt and it is me to a T (or sweatshirt). See what I did there?

I Heart Pretty Things SweatshirtCheck out my Instagram account to enter to win this exact sweatshirt in a Medium! The giveaway ends this Friday at noon MST. A winner will be announced Friday evening!

Bow and DrapeThese are a few of my favorite designs. They’ll definitely be on my Christmas wish list. I invite you to go play and create something unique to you. The best part is seeing your design come to life in real time. We’d love to see what you come up with. If you’d like to share your designs, tag #ATPxBowandDrape on Instagram.

Bow and DrapeGood luck, everyone!

Olive Fall OOTD

Hello loves! It certainly has been a while since I’ve graced my blog with a post. But really… a 3.5 year old and a 4 month old don’t allow me to get the job done. Some of my favorite posts are style posts and let’s be honest, a post partum body simply doesn’t go back to “normal” for a while (in my case, ever). I’m always on the search for clothes that flatter me, but can be worn even after I lose additional weight (maybe someday, right?)

But anyway, I was elated to hear that two local ladies I’ve known for quite sometime opened up the most adorable, fashion forward (and TOTALLY affordable) boutique. Brittany and Lindsay of Patterns and Pops were SO sweet to bring me a surprise when we met for dinner one night. It was the leather sleeve tunic I had been lusting over for quite some time. Not only did it welcome fall with open arms with it’s olive tones, but it was SO comfortable and flattering. You MUST check out their shop. You won’t be disappointed! They also have the cutest Instagram account. Follow along for some great styling tips (and pretty pictures, of course!)

Fall OOTD featuring Michael Kors, Kendra Scott, Frye, Loren Hope and Patterns and Pops

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