Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Written on December 25, 2012 at 8:25 am, by

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See y’all in 2013!

Twas the Night Before Christmas…

Written on December 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm, by

While we’re busy finalizing and shipping orders, cleaning and packing up our house and getting read to make the trek home, I can’t get out of my mind Christmas Eve! It’s the time we go to my parents house, put on the 24 hour marathon of a Christmas Story and open presents! It’s a traditionContinue Reading

I’m dreaming of a…Christmas Dinner

Written on December 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm, by

While I’ve never hosted my own Christmas dinner (we make an annual pilgrimage back to our childhood homes for the celebration), I still dream of gold chargers, fancy cloth napkins and cascading holiday bouquets! Here’s my idea for this year. I like the idea of mixing traditional and modern. I’m in love with the tartanContinue Reading

Inspired by the Nutcracker

Written on December 12, 2012 at 8:47 am, by

Last weekend we went to see the Rockettes in Nashville. It was a good show, but my absolute favorite part was the small sequence of Nutcracker ballet performances. Granted they were done with ballerinas in stuffed animal costumes, but I’ll take any of it! Looking back, my whole childhood and teenage years were surrounded byContinue Reading

2013 Color of the Year – Emerald

Written on December 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm, by

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 Pantone announced their color of the year this week and it’s stunning! Obviously I’m already obsessed since it’s in the green family which is a personal favorite of mine. But emerald is so much more than green! It just drips with richness, elegance andContinue Reading

Little Adventurer Shower

Written on December 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm, by

One of my dearest and most talented friends Melanie (from La Dolce Vita Studio),  just had her adorable little Camden a few days ago and I wanted to share the baby shower that we did for her back in September. Her nursery theme was ‘the little adventurer’ and I wanted to keep with the themeContinue Reading

Gifts that Give…

Written on December 4, 2012 at 8:37 am, by

In all my Christmas’ I have done my best to ‘give’ to those in need. But this year especially, God has laid on my heart the idea of giving to others like never before. With that in mind I wanted to create a gift guide specifically for companies that did just that with their products.Continue Reading

A Weekend in Review

Written on December 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm, by

After Thanksgiving I spent a few days debating if we should decorate. In my defense the past few years we have not been home for the holidays for at least half the month so I never wanted to put everything up, just to take everything down and not get to enjoy it. But after persistenceContinue Reading


    I’m Erin. I’m the work force behind Be True Designs & The Beloved Shop. I’m a child of God, like to be spontaneous when planned and drink out of striped paper straws every chance I get.
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