Monthly Archives: December 2011

Tips and Tidbits

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: The Baker

December 20, 2011

One of my absolute favorite things is a house filled with the aroma of fresh baked goods… bread, cakes, pastries… yum! My mother and grandmother both loved to bake and my mother-in-law makes the BEST bread – perhaps one of these days my skills will be up to par. These fabulous gifts are sure to inspire any baker… both the amateurs and the pros!

– gia

Gift List:
1. KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer in the color ‘Ice’ ($299.99)
2. Mini Pastel Tulip Cupcake Liners from Gygi ($2.49 for 50)
3. Teak sugar scoop from Merchant No. 4 ($12.00)
4. Milk Bottle Measuring Cups from Anthropologie ($24.00)
5. Kitchen Magic Twisty Whisk from Anthropologie ($8.00)
6. Cooking Complexities Apron from Anthropologie ($38.00)

Party Inspiration

Glistening Holiday Gathering

December 14, 2011

Twinkling lights and glittery details are just the right touches to make any holiday party merry and bright.

– gia

Featured Design: Holiday Sparkle Party Invitation

Photo Credits:
row 1: Holiday Sparkle Party Invitation via Betsywhite Stationery | beth retro photography | Sandra Austoni via L’esprit Sud Magazine
row 2: Mrs. A in the Cove | Martha Stewart
row 3: source unknown, pinned here | Better Homes and Gardens | Kate Spade slingbacks shot by Ever Whim Photographs via Ruffled

Tips and Tidbits

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: The Gardener

December 13, 2011

I am thankful for the people in my life who love to garden. They notice the beauty in the small things and also make the environments they are in beautiful as well. So whether you want to help a friend begin her first garden or lavish the long-time grower, here’s a gift guide for the gardener in your life. Enjoy!

– aimee


Gift List:

1. William Morris Rose Garden Labels from Ruche ($4.99)
2. Effortlessly Sown Herb Kit from Anthropologie ($16.00)
3. Lavender Gardeners Salve by Terrain ($12.00)
4. Lotta Jansdotter’s Echo Tote ($58.00)
5. Five Year Garden Journal by Mimi Luebbermann from Barnes and Noble ($15.96)
6. Hunter high gloss rain boots from Nordstrom in vintage yellow ($125.00)
7. Garden Window Button Poncho from Ruche ($42.99)

Color Coded

Color Coded: Blush

December 12, 2011

Hello everyone! I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner. I’ve started to notice this beautiful color emerging in many stores while holiday shopping.

Not pink, not tan, but a deliciously delicate color than can still pack a solid fashion punch. Blush is a feel good hue that can make you feel alive and is a perfect winter pick-me-up.

china


Photo Credits:
row 1: Holly wedding dress from Vera Wang | Garland via Yan Photography
row 2: Macaroons via Style Me Pretty