Archive for November, 2012

Gifts any hostess would love

November 30, 2012

I know you all are headed to some sort of a holiday party and showing up with a little something in hand is an Emily Post must. Here are some of my favorites that you would love to have too!

Anthropologie has the most magnificent ornaments. I always stock up on few to pass out when needed.

I love this quirky bunny. Surely for that quirky gal!

Pottery Barn has a pretty etched mercury glass candle pot and the proceeds benefit St Jude Children’s Hospital.  Not to mention once the candle is gone this will make a beautiful little jar

These darling Paper Placemats are such a fun gift. You can get them in a few styles at West Elm

For the lady (or man) with the sweet tooth this Williams Sonoma 12 days of Christmas Candy Globe is perfect.

The Taste of Vermont Syrup Sampler from Crate and Barrel

for the mom of many!

Shop Small Gifts

November 29, 2012

Shop small this holiday season and support the little guys! Give something that only your recipient will have a treasure for years to come

Sail to Sable 

napkins, pillows and tunics are finished off with a touch of ric rac love these for the preppy gal in your life

Proud Mary 

“PRIDE NOT PITY. We want our goods to be seen as a celebration of the peoples and cultures that created them! “

Love the personal and home accessories from Proud Mary adding  an eclectic touch for that bohemian girl on your list.

The Design Darling Shoppe is full of  unique gifts from trays to cosmetic cases to a needlepoint cuff.  Perfect gifts for the girls that has everything already!

Do you know someone who wears the yoga pant/workout clothes uniform? Well spiff them up a but this year with some of Thomas Kelly’s cute exercise to errand collection of clothing. Love this!

Gifts for a cook

November 28, 2012

Do you cook? Someone you love cook? I love to cook when I’m in the mood…once in a blue moon! Oh I wish I cooked more and I wish I were better at it. Maybe if I had a few of these kitchen must haves I’d bee a better cook.

This iPad stand with speaker is awesome.  Play pandora while cooking up your favorite treats.

get it here

I personally use the Green Pan form West Elm and swear by it. It is the perfect frying pan without all the worry of weird stuff you are cooking into you food. Pricing is a plus too!

get it here

We cook at pizza at least once a week in our house. Yes most are of the frozen sort because it’s a quick and easy way to feed my kids but when I get the chance grilling a pizza is my favorite way to cook a pizza at home. Use this grilling stone from Crate and Barrel to cook that crust to perfection.

get it here

Holy herb! Now you know we are all about growing stuff in Colorado but how about having this vertical garden right in your kitchen? This is such a fun idea and it’s almost decorative!

Now the one above is kind of pricey but I love the chalkboard version too.

Let the gifting begin!

November 26, 2012

Whoa sorry I have been out of the loop the past few weeks! I went on a great trip and had a very wonderful Thanksgiving. Fill you in on that next week. This week nothing but gift ideas! Did any of you brave the malls or small businesses this weekend? I did not partake. I had a mean stomach bug and spent most of the weekend on lock down…which helps you keep up on Pinterest 🙂

Today 5 things you can totally DIY for that special someone. Honestly sit in front of Bravo and DIY. I love the multitask!

Sharpie embellished ramekins. Now I wouldn’t take these back into the kitchen but I think they would make a cute ring dish for the bath or bedroom.

more how to here

Chic iron on monogrammed napkins (you can find tons of iron ons at Hobby Lobby)

Color up that old gold bracelet. I’d love to get this!

Personally doodled journals. I love this. I could just sit around and doodle on the front of these journals and how nice to get something so personal. Love!

A little higher on the difficulty scale but love these braided scarves made from t-shirts

get the whole how to –here

Petite Suite

November 12, 2012

So when you think of Restoration Hardware small is not the first thing to come to mind right?  But they have introduced a line that is perfectly tailored for that small space and the pieces have great impact and longevity. The latest Lonny featured a one bedroom Brooklyn apartment that turned to the collection to solve the tight space needs. Love it!

the apartment in Lonny

5 of my favorite pieces

The Kensington sofa

the Bauhaus chair 

the Milano bar cart

the Devon chair

the Iron French Secretary