Feeling Grown-Up & A West Elm Giveaway!!!

It’s so strange the little things that make you feel like an adult… isn’t it? For the longest time I didn’t feel like an adult, even though I was married. haha

Running our own business = Adults, for sure.
Getting to wake up without an alarm (almost) every day = Not so much. haha

Managing spreadsheets and paying the bills = Adults
Not being able to wait until any holiday or birthday to exchange gifts = Not so much. 🙂

And so it goes… you get the idea. 🙂 

Anyway, we recently updated our living room and oddly enough – the process of buying real furniture and a rug that cost more than $50 really made me feel like a grown-up! I’m loving the new set-up and especially loving that our new chaise sectional gives us PLENTY of room for all three of us (yes, that includes Chloe) to sprawl out comfortably!

Here’s a little glimpse into the new look, which I’m loving because it makes our home feel so much more cozy (especially during these COLD months)!




It feels like we’re updating everything lately between the new website, blog, and branding … to our living room …

So in honor of the new looks in home and online, I wanted to do a GIVEAWAY!!! We all know my love for West Elm, especially their throw blankets … ahem … which you may recall from this page on our new site…  haha


Screen shot 2014-01-22 at 4.42.02 PM


So I’m giving away a throw blanket I’ve been eyeing for a looooong time to one lucky blog reader!

The winner (generated at random) will get one of these beautiful Faribault Wool Throws from West Elm (pictured below in the photo from their website)!!


Screen shot 2014-01-22 at 10.00.43 AM


In order to be eligible to win the blanket you must do all three of the following things:

  1. Hop on over to Facebook and LIKE our page: Christy Tyler Photography (if you haven’t already).
  2. SHARE this post to Facebook (using the “share” link at the bottom of this post, or you can share it right from our business page on Facebook) and say something happy about the giveaway, the blankets, or our new branding (if you must!)… 😉 hehe
  3. Leave a COMMENT below to let me know you did so, along with what city (or state, if you’d rather not get specific) you are currently shivering away in with this crazy cold front we are having!  🙂


I’m going to give you guys one week to enter (so if some of you aren’t on the blog every day you won’t miss it!) and I will announce the winner of the throw blanket next Thursday, January 30th!

In the meantime, stay warm out there, friends! xoxo


check out OUR VERY



chicago & worldwide

Christy & James are Chicago based but happily travel anywhere in the world that beautiful love stories take them!