happy thanksgiving + free print!

Howdy Y'all / Pencil & Paper Co.

Howdy y'all and happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is spent enjoying time with family and friends.... sharing a delicious meal with those you love. As a little "thank you" from all of us here at Pencil & Paper Co., we've created this free downloadable poster print of our "Howdy Y'all" graphic! Simply click here to pull up the 8x10 file, then print on card stock using your home printer. It's a cheerful hostess gift you can use this season, and a fun little reminder how incredibly thankful we are for each and every one of YOU! We love it in a simple frame like this one!

And, so you can relax this holiday season, we've rounded up ALL the Black Friday sales happening so you can get your shopping done in one weekend (from the comfort of your own cozy home)!  

1. Serena & Lily—20% off everything. (We'll take this!)
2. J. Crew—40% off your purchase. (Did you catch our "Mad for Plaid" post?)
3. Shopbop—Up to 30% off full-price purchase. (These are on Gen's Wish List!) 
4. Nordstrom—Lots on sale! (These are so cute!)
5. Moda Operandi—Extra 30% off Fall/Winter. (Need a dress for a holiday party?)
6. Ann Taylor—50% off everything. (We're buying these!)
7. The Mine—20% off orders over $199. (Refresh your entryway for guests with a gorgeous mirror!)
8. Gap—50% off everything. (These are in our cart!) 
9. West Elm—Buy more save more, up to 30% off. (These would be great for a guest room!)
10. Madewell—25% off your purchase. (These are our favorite!)
11. Neiman Marcus—Up to 40% off. (This may not be on sale but we want it!)
12. Banana Republic—50% off everything. (Pajamas are always a great gift!)
13. Rejuvenation—Buy more save more, up to 25% off. (This is a go-to for us, and we love these!)
14. Kate Spade—30% off everything. (We want this!)
15. Pottery Barn—30% off Decorating Event. (Love these year-round!)
16. One Kings Lane—20% off sitewide. (This is perfect for holiday entertaining!)
17. Tory Burch—30% off a purchase of $250 or more. (How amazing are these?!) 

 

gen's wish list

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It's the time of year that the kids are making their holiday wish lists, busily researching and discussing what should make the final cut! Well this year I think all the moms should join in the fun! 

Here are some of our very favorite things we've been eyeing (many totally affordable and some very aspirational). We thought we'd share in case you're too busy making holiday dreams come true for everyone else in your house! Pass this along to your loved ones, and just maybe, you won't have to do returns in January. Happy holidays y'all!

PS: If you need help with anyone else on your list, we've also rounded up our favorite hostess gifts and holiday decor

p+p holiday with southern living

Holiday Decor with Southern Living / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Decor with Southern Living / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Decor with Southern Living / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Decor with Southern Living / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Decor with Southern Living / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Decor with Southern Living / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Decor with Southern Living / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Decor with Southern Living / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Decor with Southern Living / Pencil & Paper Co.
photos by Alison Gootee Styling by Suzonne Stirling

photos by Alison Gootee
Styling by Suzonne Stirling

The holiday season is one of our very FAVORITE times of year. And each year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, we gather the kids to go pick out our Christmas tree and then spend the afternoon at home decorating and eating Thanksgiving leftovers! 

This year we are thrilled to give you all a little "sneak peek" of our holiday style in the December issue of Southern Living Magazine. Go grab a copy on newsstands now...it's filled to the brim with beautiful holiday ideas and yummy recipes. We believe that holiday decorating is really just an extension of your everyday style and what you love (like our Citrus Garden wallpaper, or favorite pillows)! So of course in true P+P Style, that means a healthy dose of color, pattern, and whimsy—all with an edited point of view!

We've pulled together some of our holiday decorating finds featured in Southern Living. Shop them below, just in time to kick off the most beautiful time of the year!

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mad for plaid (and a great sale!)

Nothing says "holiday" like a festive tartan plaid...and who does it better than J. Crew?! Today they're offering 40% off your full price purchase, so we're getting a jump start on holiday gifting! So many great options for all those on your shopping list, and even a few treats to add in for yourself too (like this or these)! And to help make holiday gift-giving simple, we've even curated some of our "Favorite Hostess Gifts"! Happy holiday's y'all!

holiday kick-off with chateau souverain

Holiday Kick-off with Chateau Souverain / Pencil & Paper Co.

Our team here at Pencil & Paper Co. has grown over the past few months, and we are so thankful for all the individuals that help bring P&P ideas to life. We were thrilled when Chateau Souverain reached out to help us throw a holiday kick-off party so we could show everyone on our team how grateful we are for them!

We absolutely LOVE the idea that Chateau Souverain has come up with for the holidays: they're giving away personalized wine labels! For our team gathering, we went to SouverainLabel.com, and created wine labels for each staff member using their last name. The labels arrived in the mail, and we simply applied them over the existing labels to create a customized bottle of wine! (And, on a practical note, the custom labels are a bit larger than the existing labels, so you don't have to worry about messing up when you're applying them!)    

We think Chateau Souverain is a perfectly delicious wine at a super accessible price point. We especially love the modern (and always classic!) black and white labels, and that Chateau Souverain has been around since 1944! For our party we chose the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Chardonnay—both easy to enjoy with all the Southern food we ate! 

The custom wine label is such a personal and affordable way to elevate your holiday gatherings. Our gathering was so fun, getting to share a meal and great wine with friends, and everyone loved getting to take home a personalized bottle!

Holiday Kick-off with Chateau Souverain / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Kick-off with Chateau Souverain / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Kick-off with Chateau Souverain / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Kick-off with Chateau Souverain / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Kick-off with Chateau Souverain / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Kick-off with Chateau Souverain / Pencil & Paper Co.
Holiday Kick-off with Chateau Souverain / Pencil & Paper Co.