Posts tagged "gift guide"
The Transitional Table: 15 Design Buys To Get You Through The Holidays

The Transitional Table: 15 Design Buys To Get You Through The Holidays

Getting the table dressed for the holidays can sometimes start off as an overwhelming assignment. Place cards, napkin rings…formal or casual flatware sets. When is it too much and why does it all have to be overly thematic for the occasion? As novel, lovely and prized as our vintage / family holiday-specific sets are, they...
Autumn Inspired Kitchen Designs :: Swooning With The Season

Autumn Inspired Kitchen Designs :: Swooning With The Season

Oh Autumn! Sigh. At last you’ve shown your lovely rose gold face. Even if it’s still 80 degrees outside, you’re glowing in a new hue! The light has shifted and the mornings are starting off a bit crisper. Starting the day off with tea, the thoughts of pumpkin hunting and even the potential of finally...
Message In A Bottle: Unique Wine Gifts To Accompany Your Summertime Vino

Message In A Bottle: Unique Wine Gifts To Accompany Your Summertime Vino

For me (and most), summer is a mandatory time of year when wine should be enjoyed outdoors on the daily. Yes, I know that not all parts of the world have as mild of weather as California, but even us temperate-tamed peeps take special note when the days start getting longer and the wine is...
Hey Daddy-O! Father's Day Recipes & Food-Centric Gift DIY For HGTV.COM

Hey Daddy-O! Father’s Day Recipes & Food-Centric Gift DIY For HGTV.COM

If you follow along on instagram, you’ve probably noticed a whole bunch of crafty business happening behind the scenes around these parts. As an independent creative, it’s pretty exciting that each week brings an array of surprise work your way. You never know what new projects you’re going to be tackling (be it recipes, local...
Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Sparkle Inspired Design For Your Home

Shine Bright Like A Diamond: Sparkle Inspired Design For Your Home

Sure. Fine. This song has been on the billboard charts for weeks…reality: months! That doesn’t mean I’m still  not playing it full blast, eight times on repeat and dancing like no one’s looking. Because that’s what I’m doing…hard. Is there anything else that screams new year /new hustle jam like Rhianna’s Diamonds? I think not....
Bing In The Holidays: Food Inspired Gifts For Kids & Pets

Bing In The Holidays: Food Inspired Gifts For Kids & Pets

How is Christmas only a week away!? How is it that every year the season sneaks up on us even when we’ve started planning (at least what was thought to be) earlier than usual?! Bah!! Santa – you are a winter ninja! As you may know, my holiday gift hunt was challenged this year by...
Gothic Galley: Halloween Inspired Kitchen & Home Design

Gothic Galley: Halloween Inspired Kitchen & Home Design

Confession: I am not a fan of Halloween. Sure costumes can be fun. I love an excuse to buy Almond Joys and Nerds…but I could do without the haunted hey rides and corn syrup blood splats (Yikes). I could also do without all that drugstore kitsch that yells out from the aisles begging to be...
Lobster Risotto Dinner Party: Recipe & Tabletop Design

Lobster Risotto Dinner Party: Recipe & Tabletop Design

Summer is still holding on tightly around these parts and you won’t hear me complaining about the extra weekend evenings eating outdoors. I am, however, feeling a bit conflicted. Romantically craving the crisp autumn air and heartier meals…but not quite ready to let go of the ridiculously flavorful tomatoes and beefy avocados that seem to...
Feeling The Love: Heart Shaped Design For Your Kitchen & Table Top

Feeling The Love: Heart Shaped Design For Your Kitchen & Table Top

I’ve got a thing for my kitchen…we’re in a relationship, actually. She treats me well and I like to shower her with gifts to show my appreciation. I also rent a house and let’s just say this 1940s darling is charming, but girl’s gotta get a design update up in this place! Holler at me...
Style Servings: Floral Denim, Wine Popsicles & Bloom Design For Your Home

Style Servings: Floral Denim, Wine Popsicles & Bloom Design For Your Home

I’m a pants kind of gal. There, I said it. I’m also really into this whole printed denim craze that’s taking over autumn. Leopard Print! Polka dots! Flooooooraaaaaals!!! Now, I know myself too well to get attached to such fleeting moments in fashion, so I pick trendy items with caution. Like test drive a pair...
Mushroom Growing Kit: Oyster Mushroom Pintxos & Fungi Inspired Design For Your Kitchen

Mushroom Growing Kit: Oyster Mushroom Pintxos & Fungi Inspired Design For Your Kitchen

(1) Did you know you can grow beautiful Oyster Mushrooms straight out of a box?! (2) Did you know that said mushrooms are massive, only take 10 days to mature and make for one bang-up meal?! (3) Do you realize how incredibly fun it actually is?! Answer: Obviously Yes to all the above. The fine...
Design Crush: Nicole Porter's Painted Wood For Your Tabletop

Design Crush: Nicole Porter’s Painted Wood For Your Tabletop

Do you ever have those moments while floating around the internet and you see something that makes you literally gasp out loud? Oh man, I love those discoveries!! I know that the painted and dipped wood trend has been all over the place, but Nicole Porter Design’s Etsy shop stopped me in my tracks. The...