Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Happy happy holidays! Hope you have a great time celebrating, whatever your plans might be! I'll be taking a little time off from blogging for the holidays and in the new year - see you all in 2015!


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Five Last Minute Gift Ideas

With lots of holiday parties, office gatherings and family get-togethers, it's that time of the year to be spreading lots of cheer - with your gifts! Here are a few last minute ideas to pick up before your next holiday shindig...


napkins // Always a nice gift to bring to someone who likes to entertain.

coffee table accessory // I feel like an adorable accessory can go anywhere these days - the coffee table, nightstand, living room mantel, entry console - these kind of accessories are what make a house look like a home!

candles // An easy gift to pick up at the last minute - and who can't use a new candle to spruce up their house for the holidays!

sweet treats // The gift of food is always a good one - sweet treats like cookies, cupcakes and muffins {especially when brought in cute packaging.}

coasters // Another entertaining staple - great to bring to a friends' house for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Beauty

With lots of holiday parties and events, it's time to change up your hair and make-up routine in exchange for something a little more exciting. Here are six ideas to spice things up for the holidays.

holiday beauty

1 // Bronze smokey eyes look special and different than everyday makeup {and less harsh than a black smokey look.} And the light pink lip and dewy skin keep this smokey eye looking fresh and clean.

2 // I love a slouchy hat with loose curls to keep you warm.

3 // Red lips and red nails!

4 // A sweeter, softer cat-eye.

5 // A polished bun will stay in place if you are running to multiple parties in one day.

6 // I'm not over a dark mani - black and navy blue are still two of my favorite polish colors. I think they look great with a grey sweater, just like in the picture.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bathroom Beauty

I really love the work of LA designer Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors - the way she's able to mix patterns and colors with pillow and rugs has always impressed me. And this bathroom she designed for a client - love it! I love the clean, neutral elements mixed in together with the patterned tile {and layered beautifully with a patterned rug.} I'd happily move in there!


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Spriit - All Year Long

When thinking of holiday colors, green is always at the top of my list: Christmas trees, wreaths, mistletoe leaves... Here are some gorgeous green interiors that would have you enjoying the holiday cheer all year long!


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Lettering

With holiday time coming up, it's a busy time for the mailman. Holiday cards, invitations, thank you notes, lots of things are getting mailed. So if you can't pay a calligrapher to address all your envelopes, here are some fun inspiration ideas to make your envelopes stand out {to your friends AND Mr. Postman.}

Clockwise from top left: 

image 1 // I love the way the lettering on these envelopes mimics calligraphy, without needing to use the special nibs and inks. Take your cues from calligraphy - the lines are thin when the pen is moving up, the lines are thick {or double in this case} when the pen is moving down.

image 2 // I love extending the lines all the way across the envelope. Draw a line and have that connect with the first letter on each line of the address, then at the end of each one, carry that line all the way to the end of the envelope.

image 3 // Mix colors and styles! I love that the name is in one color and cursive, while the address is in a different color and in a cleaner printing. 

image 4 // Mix sizes! Here the recipient's name is quite large while the address is much smaller.


Lots of ways to play and make your holiday cards stand out from the rest!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Living Room

Doesn't this living room just scream December? I just need a cup of hot cocoa and I'm all set.


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