Friday, December 23, 2011

Items for Holiday Gift Wrapping....

Have you finished your Holiday shopping yet?  I sure hope so since we only have a couple more days until Christmas! Right now, I am right in the middle of a wrapping fiasco! I only have a couple hours until I leave for back home for the Holidays & I am doing some last minute present wrapping.

What type of yummy wrapping paper do you prefer? Something festive, creative, or simple?

I have to admit, I've always tried to cordinate the gift wrap or creatively wrap my gifts (at least recently)....I might even be a little obsessive about finding the right wrapping paper for each person. I want it to be very personal; made just for them. However, this time I don't think these are my best, but they are still creative!

Well today, I'm hoping some of you will be inspired to take a little more time wrapping your next present, because after seeing all this delicious stuff, I feel like I want to go buy more stuff to wrap a couple more gifts!

Hope this inspires you to wrap something a little extra nice this Christmas....

peace & love,

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas

After the usual red & green, white is our favorite Christmas color. So why not give your space a light, airy feeling this holiday season with shades of winter white? Textured pieces will add depth & dimension to your home, textures like feathers or botanicals create visual interest. The best part about white is that it looks beautiful in your home long after the holiday season is over.
Here are a few of my favorite pieces for a white Christmas.

Felt Ball Wreath in White by West Elm

Glass Ornament Wreath from Horchow makes quite the sparkly statement

Mariana Button Wreath from Ballard Designs

Mercury Votive Holders from West Elm

Recycled Canvas Sequin Pillow Cover from West Elm

Crystal Beaded 16in Pillow from Crate and Barrel adds some sparkle to any piece of furniture

Snow Globes from West Elm
Champagne Centerpiece- Wreath from Crate and Barrel with frosty needles and glittering beads would make be so elegant and give some sparkle when paired with white holiday decor

White Branch from Crate and Barrel could be a nice white addtion to a big vase over the holidays

Papier-Mâché Reindeer by West Elm

Antiqued Mercury Glass Candlesticks - Assorted Set of 5 from Ballard Designs

White Frosted Bark Candles from ZGallerie

Jonathon Adler Peace Sign Ornament adds a bit of the Beatles era to your tree

feather ornament from urban barn

advent calendar from say yes to hoboken

Marshall Pull Up Table from Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams would be great for extra guest at holiday parties

Here's to having a wonderful holiday season filled with lots of glitter & crisp, white snow!

peace & love,

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cozy Sort of Morning

Good Morning Everyone!

photo via pinterest
 It is Saturday finally- I don't know about you, but I could hardly wait for the weekend! You know that feeling when you were in school as a kid & the last two weeks before winter break went by entirely too slow? I am beginning to have that feeling- as well as my fellow co-workers! Luckily, our office gets the week in between Christmas & New Years off every year, so I am counting down the days until our mini winter break!

Well, now that I have gotten that off my chest, it is time to enjoy this lovely weekend! I hope everyone will enjoy your weekend...we only have one more after this & then it's Christmas time!

peace & love,

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fragrances of the Holidays

Who says you can have too many sweets?!?

This time of year the air is filled with the aroma of cookies baking, warm pies just getting out of the oven, & Grandma's yumy rolls! Here is a couple ideas to stir up your sweet treat aromas around the house!

these are my kind of cookies!
photo via 'feelin frosty' tumblr

A simple centerpiece add just a touch of Holiday cheer to any setting
 photo via Houzz

Set up a Hot Chocolate Station for guests & yourself to enjoy all season long!
photo via houzz

descorate with candy!
photo via midwest living

make a gingerbread house & set it out for display...& temptation!
photo via pinterest
I hope you enjoyed my sweet treats! Make time to bake cookies & hommade breads or enjoy a holiday treat this season...after all it's all about the yummy things in life! Have a delicious day!

peace & love,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

10 Top Picks for the Holidays

Stores have turned on the joyful tunes, shopping is getting just a bit crazy at the NorthPark Mall (not to mention the stalker vehicles following you to your car for your parking spot!) & festive décor is popping up everywhere. So how is your holiday décor holding up & have you finished...or started your shopping? Whether you’re faithful to traditional pieces or are considering a new holiday look, I’ve collected some of this year’s top holiday products for you to peruse & add to your shopping list.

Take a peek at the candies & see if anything tempts your sweet tooth. Happy shopping & happy holidays!

Color Wheel Holiday Cards from PaperSource fit me so perfectly that I had to get them this year

Ugly Sweaters Holiday Cards from PaperSource are too funny not to get

Hand drawn Holiday Cards by Inslee are colorful whispy sketches that will brighten your family & friends' day when they recieve them in the mail!

sign language peace ornament from CB2

Cheers Wine Jute Bags from Wisteria are on my want list because with a bottle of wine they would make a great hostess gift
peace wreath from Chiasso I bought this wreath last year when it was discounted after the holidays and got to put it up this year...I love it
This Cast Glass Menorah by West Elm looks like it was carved from a block of ice!
Egg Press® Dessert Plates from West Elm adds some pops of color to dessert time
Christmas Green Ikat Mug from CWonder

Mod Neville House Snow Globe from CB2 would be a great gift for any of the mid-century modern people out there
Red Holiday Womens Classics from Toms just scream coziness!
I would love to have these grey & red pair!

Good luck & enjoy the holiday season while it lasts!

peace & love,