A Few of My Favorite Things…at 50% off

There’s no need to wait until Friday (because that’s when the sale ends). Everything’s half off before Thanksgivings! (but only through Friday, Nov. 23, 2012)

For your best friend : Custom batik quilt set and pillow sham. Originally $84 for the quilt and $24.50 for the sham – now just $56.25 for both. Now through Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2012. No code or coupon needed. Yay!!

Housewarming gift : A monogram pillow in various colors – now just $14.50!

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Three DIYs for Holiday Decorating

With Thanksgiving and shopping season right around the corner, there’s nothing to get you into the holiday spirit like a little home decor – especially if it’s homemade. Here are three that I’m loving at the moment.

I just stumbled across this wreath and it looks too frilly and sweet to pass up. Thanks to Bon Temps Beignet for this very do-able DIY.


Do you love the expensive look of large, metal zinc letters? Achieve the same gifts with some paper macher letters and some metallic paint! See the full instructions at 346 Living. Pop them over the living mantle or hand out monograms to your friends as favors. So simple and inexpensive!

 

Are you having people over for dinner and feeling a little shy in the decor and objects department? Don’t fret! Here’s a fabulous recipe for luxurious looking enamel glass from Sugar and Charm. Groyup small vases together in varying sizes and pair with a contrasting color object like piles of fruit.

These also make wonderful housewarming or hostess gifts. You never have to show up empty handed! Happy Friday and crafting this weekend! xo

 

Very cute DIY via the beauty department : glitter bobby pins

Just had to share this – a cute DIY that you can make for yourself or for your bridesmaids and slip into their thank you bags. It’ll add a little something extra to a bachelorette party or day-after brunch without being too matchy-matchy. All you need is a some glitter, bobby pins and creativity. See the full instructions here.

The Classics : Wedding Looks that Never Go Out of Style

BRIDESMAID GIFT : You can’t go wrong with rhinestones and pearls, Discreet Necklace, $30  |  CAKE : Delicate frosting and piping will get oohs and aahs on your wedding day, Martha Stewart Weddings

ACCESSORY : Satin matte gloves get a lovely update with floral, $29  |  SHOES : Your something blue, slingbacks are a classic, $300

KEEPSAKE : A family tradition continues when you get your own custom monogram hankies, custom colors available, $27  |  FAVOR : Frame the seating card and then let them take home a handsome silver frame, $3.75

 

 

What’s Your Shade? Blush Rose Pink

Now that everyone’s seen Jessica Biels’ blush wedding Giambatista Valli wedding dress, I’m sure it will be all the rage for next spring. See all the shades of pink, blush and rose.

BRIDESMAIDS : Peonies Monogram handkerchief, from Tenereze, $27  |  DINNER : Rose wines are making a comeback. Would you serve it at your wedding?

BRIDAL : Manolo Blahniks, BB patent leather pumps, $595  |  FLORAL : Luscious blush peonies from Fifty Flowers, $139-$329

BRIDAL PARTY : Well Dressed, the softest blush pink from MAC Cosmetics, $20  |  BRIDAL BOUDOIR : Bridal nightwear, Ikebana Babydoll from La Perla, $494

What did Anne and Adam’s Wedding Look Like?

I’m enamored with the blurry photos of Anne Hathaway’s nuptials to jewelry designer, Adam Shulman this past Saturday. With around 100 guests they supposedly spent a whopping $100,000 on floral alone. Good for them! Here’s my vision of their day in Big Sur.

Headpiece from Arabia Weddings

There was definitely champagne – that’s a no brainer! Swirl toasting flute set, $28 per pair

Lily and hydrangea arrangement from Blossom, via Chin-Azzaro

Branches from the Bridal Circle

Anne wore a delicate off-shoulder Valentino ballgown

 

 

 

 

Frivolous and Totally Affordable: Custom Dinner Pieces

Your friends don’t have to know. The in-laws will be so impressed. Monogram glassware and candle votives can be affordable! Get a set of 4, 8, 12 with a letter of your choice and don’t say a thing. Just let them ooh and aah…

Red wine, set of 4, $34

White wine, set of 4, $34

Chalkboard frosted tea lights, set of 4, $11

Stemless glassware, set of 4, $20

 

Yes, I’ll Take Two of Each…Fall Gifts for Me!

When I woke up to walk the dog this morning I lazily slipped on my flats and ran out, no mind to the gloomy clouds rolling through. I was halfway down the block when I wish I had worn socks. Fall is definitely starting to settle in, (officially in two days on September 22nd), I get teary-eyed thinking about nostalgic apple picking and donuts and jumping in piles of leaves. I may not have that anymore with apartment living, at least not the raking part, but I do love a Fall wardrobe change! What’re you adding to your closet and home?

GIFT : An easy gift and a great hot cocoa companion. Custom Monogram mug, $12  |  SHOES : Snuggly and lots of character for everyday wear. Mizo Boots, $12

CLOSET : I WISH I could get these! Joseph leather front leggings, $830  |  BODY : This is a must-have for easy carrying. Dooney & Bourke leather cross body bag, $198

HOME : Such a great mantra, perfect to wake up to. Live, Laugh, Love pillow, $27

 

 

#MuseMonday : White &…

BRIDESMAID : Can a bridesmaid wear white? Marianne dress, $480  |  DECOR : Not just for birthdays anymore White balloons via Martha Stewart Weddings

FAVOR : Square flower pots, set of 5, $15   |  FLORAL : Subtle and sophisticated White bouquet via Botanical Brouhaha

FAVOR : Easy and effortless favors Porcelain heart dishes, set of 10, $11  |  CAKE : Meyer lemon cake via Martha Stewart

DECOR : Eye-catching poms from Pom Love, $13  |  GIFT : A keepsake for everyday, I Do pillow in custom colors, $27

Gifts For…Everyone! Custom Pillows for Everyday

You can never have too many pillows. Ok, even when I’m going to bed at night and tossing extra throw pillows off, I still love stacking them as I’m making the bed the next morning. There’s just something cozy, comfy and sweet-looking about them. Don’t you think? Even better, imagine having your own color-coordinated set of custom pillows. Go from this…

To this!

Custom monogram and colors

Choose your own color

Adorable! Choose your dog breed and add a name. Perfect for the dog lover!

Classic custom monogram and multiple colors to choose from

“I Do” pillow with your special date.

All of them can be customized by color, date and more! And any time you order two, you automatically get 15% off. Yay! Order gifts for others – and yourself – here!