This may be my favorite gift guide yet. If you know me well, you know the kitchen is where my heart is at. I could spend a whole entire day shopping for just kitchen goods, no joke. Truth is, if you have a baker or food-lovin’ lady (or guy!) on your shopping list, there are endless possibilities. Here are some of my picks!
1. KitchenAid Mixer (Boysenberry Purple) | 2. Pie Dish | 3. Personalized Copper Cookie Cutter Set | 4. Maple Syrup | 5. Bistro Canisters | 6. Latte Bowls (Plum) | 7. Tapered Rolling Pin | 8. Apron | 9. Knife Block | 10. Barr-Co. Hand Duo | 11. Dish Towels
Check out the rest of the 2013 gift guides: Stocking stuffers for the Ladies, Stocking Stuffers for the Gents
Let’s face it, the men in our lives are just plain tough to shop for. I know Shawn is. He hardly ever wants anything so it’s up to me to get creative. The easiest part is replenishing his wardrobe and the basics… a leather belt, new wallet, pair of shades. But I also like to put something a little fun in the stockings. Here are my picks for the guys this year—small goodies that will pack a big punch.
1. Wallet | 2. Candle | 3. Ray Bans | 4. Watch | 5. Los Poblanos Essential Oil | 6. Wood Grain iPhone Case | 7. Leather Belt | 8. Bracelet | 9. Hook Tie Bar | 10. ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’ Cocktail Shaker | 11. Nautical Coasters
Check out the rest of the 2013 gift guides: Stocking stuffers for the Ladies, Sweet Treats for the Baker
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! My Mom and Memere were amazing helping me out and I was so thankful for them. Nonetheless, hosting for the first time brought on some unexpected challenges, frantic moments in the kitchen and me almost forgetting to say grace—the most important part! But once we joined hands and gave thanks, I felt a thousand times better. Maybe the few glasses of wine I had helped? In any case, it was wonderful to spend time with family and I enjoyed every single moment, even the stressful ones.
Now that Thanksgiving and November have come to a close, I’m ready to break out the rest of my holiday decor, start blasting Christmas music and finish up my holiday shopping. We’re big on stocking stuffers around here so I’m kicking off my gift guides this year with pretty picks for the ladies. Pinks, golds, preppy and glam all in one. Stayed tuned for more gifting goodies to come, including stocking stuffers for the gents tomorrow! Oh, and did you see? We’re giving away an iPad mini!!!
1. Passport Holder | 2. Monogrammed Note Set | 3. Gold Chain Bracelet | 4. Essie Nail Polish in Sheer Bliss | 5. Kate Spade Gold Stripe iPhone Case | 6. Kate Spade Live Colorfully perfume | 7. Lancome Paris Lip Gloss | 8. Earrings | 9. Rose Gold Eyelash Curler | 10. Cashmere Gloves | 11. Color Block Pouch
Check out the rest of the 2013 gift guides: Stocking Stuffers for the Gents, 2013 Gift Guide: Sweet Treats for the Baker
I’m a firm believer that we should celebrate every day. But today is an especially good day, for a couple of reasons. #1. The feasting begins in mere hours—the countdown is on to turkey, stuffing, pies, wine… need I say more? #2. I am celebrating with one of my fave blogger gals, the darling Cocorrina (on her recent 2 year blogiversary!) and a whole fabulous entourage of lovely bloggers to kickstart the holidays. We’re giving away an iPad Mini of your color choice! Sweet Christmas present, right?
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Hello lovelies! I hope you all stayed warm over the weekend. The temps here in New England were far below the 20′s with the wind chill, so we hunkered down, lit a fire and finished up our Thanksgiving prep. I picked up a few last minute goodies, finished up our place cards and polished up my great grand-mère’s silver. All that’s left to do is last-minute grocery shopping and picking up some pretty blooms tomorrow—my favorite part! And I’ve got the perfect inspiration for my Thanksgiving arrangement.
I spotted this garnet-inspired beauty on Lani Elias’ blog and fell instantly in love. I mean, how could I not? The whole entire shoot, styled pretty as ever by the lovely Ashley Nicole is absolutely breathtaking. But it was the florals from Heather Page of Academy Florists that really stole my heart. I was so thrilled when Heather agreed to be a part of the Bloom Bar series and give us a little peek into the petals that make up this arrangement. Keep reading for the ingredients!
Ingredients: Peonies, Dahlias, Garden Roses, Spray Roses, hanging Amaranthus and Kangaroo Paw, with a lot of emphasis on the foliage. The foliage included Ruscus, Sword Fern, Seeded Eucalyptus, Succulents and even some clippings from Heather’s garden.
Thanks so much Heather, Lani and Ashley for such pretty, pretty inspiration! Be sure to check out these ladies for more loveliness! xo
*Photography by Lani Elias | Floral Design by Heather Page of Academy Florists | Styling by Ashley Nicole