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December 2020 Mood Board

Hello there! Amanda here today to share this month's mood board. I never miss an opportunity to put together a full on Christmas board in December. I can't help it, it's my favorite time of the year! I am a big fan of non-traditional palettes for Christmas and this one is no exception. It's a little vintage, a little modern, and a whole lot of fun! Vintage Blue, Candy Pink, Forest Green and Gold Image Sources: Pinterest I can't wait to see what you all come up with using this holiday palette! Be sure to share your creations on Instagram with #brimoodboard for a chance to win a $20 credit to the shop!  The randomly selected winner for last month's mood board is Beata! Congrats Beata! I loved all your entries but I think this one is my favorite! I love how well these colors worked for a Christmas scene! Thanks for looking! ~Amanda
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Oh So Jolly with Mama Elephant Little Agenda Friends

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Sparkle and Shine

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