December 5, 2013
Lotus Cake Stand / If you bake a snazzy looking cake for a little get-together, it's really only fair to the cake if you display it appropriately. I'm diggin' this cute little cake stand by Anthropologie.
Gilt Chevron Paper Table Runner / Give your holiday table a little pizzaz. The hostess knows all about this task. Make it a little easier and gift a chevron table runner!
Honey Dipper / This one? I'm not even sure why anyone would really need it, but look at how adorable it is! And at $3? This adorable honey dipper is a steal.
Dapper Bottle Stopper / The hostess is sure to have a bottle of delectable wine or fancy champagne.
Why not gift a little bottle stopper? This one by BHLDN takes the cake for cutest, for sure.
Ice Crushing Kit / I have found myself stomping on a bag of ice more than once...which is really just one too many times. This simple ice crushing kit is sure to make the task a little....cuter.
Imperial Cheese Knives / Because why not? If you're looking for a little bit of an over-the-top gift this year, pick up a set of these Anthropologie cheese knives for the hostess who already has everything else.
Acacia Rectangle Tray / Your friend is hosting a little shindig and he/she doesn't own a serving tray?! Preposterous! This personalized tray by Mark & Graham is sure to be a winner this year.
American Mini Cheese Board / Well, now that your friend has a small collection of cheese knives, the only logical next step is to pick up one of these mini cheese boards! Plus you can add a monogram - could Mark & Graham be any more perfect?
Silver Street Coasters / You never want to be that friend forgetting to use a coaster and leaving water damage in your wake. Bring a package of these drink-inspired coasters by Kate Spade to make sure it doesn't happen again!
Mule Mug / After a long evening of hostessing/hosting, a delicious cup of morning coffee is in high demand. Wouldn't drinking out of one of these nifty mule mugs from Urban Outfitters make it even better?
Two-Tie Apron / An apron is a sheer must when hosting any type of event in your home. Keep that LBD clean by throwing one of these personalized linen aprons over your party getup.
Ball Mason Jar / I am thoroughly obsessed with my mason jar. Though I use mine as a coffee mug, they have a ton of different uses! Candle holder, salad jar, vase, etc.
Mingle Bar Glass / Planning on whipping up your very own drink recipe? What better way to serve the creation than in an adorable glass like this one from Crate & Barrel?
Mingle Decanter / If your gifting your hostess/host friend a nice set of glasses, might as well add on a matching decanter!
The Hayworth / Okay, this gift takes the cake. This chic bar cart by Society Social is on the pricier side, but just look at it in all of its glory. All you need is some gin, St. Germain, a decanter and you're ready to take on the holidays.
December 4, 2013
I've been playing around with different patterns, typefaces, etc., and thought it would be fun to throw together a cute little December calendar wallpaper....so here it is! Enjoy!
Posted by Gabriella at 7:50 AM
December 3, 2013
It's finally here! The annual month of shopping, gifting, and wrapping (it's by far my favorite...after my birthday, of course). To kick off this year's set of gift guides, I thought it was only appropriate that I start with a list of gifts for the blogger in your life. Even though this is, essentially, my wish list, I think you just might find it helpful this season. Enjoy!
Geometric iPhone Case / If you're a blogger, chances are you're also at least semi-obsessed with social media. And, if you're as obsessed with social media as I am, you're always on the hunt for the cutest new iPhone case. This month, I'm loving this case by TonCase.
Kate Spade Planner / On the hunt for a new planner? Look no further, this golden dotted planner by Kate Spade is simply the cutest.
Kate Spade Bow Push Pins / Push pins are by no means a necessity, but they sure are a blogger favorite. How else are we going to hang up all of our favorite prints, photos, and fabric swatches? Try these golden pins by Kate Spade - they're sure to be a win!
Studio Carta Metallic Ribbon / Not to make any assumptions, but bloggers can be pretty crafty. Little trinkets like this metallic ribbon are sure to please! Include a little "suggestions" card - gift wrapping material, makings for a fabric bow, or even just a cute little piece of décor!
Rifle Paper Co. Botanical Journal / I have one notebook for meeting notes, one for my to-do list, and another planner for my schedule. Overboard, you might think? I'm going to stick with organized. My favorite of the pack, is this botanical journal. It's the perfect little organizational assistant!
Anthropologie Golden Monogram Mug / I have this mug in black, but audibly gasped when I found the same mug in gold. Your blogger friend can use it for some much-needed caffeine or even as a little holder for her/his collection of "le pens."
J.Crew Waffle-Stitch Infinity Scarf / This is simply in here for good measure. Who wouldn't want a soft mint scarf from J.Crew?
J.Crew Ceramic Jewelry Tray / Us bloggers sure do love Instagram. And you know what makes an Insta even better? An adorable little jewelry tray in the background! (Is it awful that I think like that?)
The Simplified Planner By Emily Ley / I spend at least four weeks each year looking for the perfect planner. Then, when I finally find one, I keep looking! It's like this fear that there's always a better one out there. Luckily, this year I found The Simplified Planner and I haven't looked back.
Pencil Shavings To Do Notepad / I don't know what I would do without a to do list each day. But, I do know how much I'm loving this to do notepad by Pencil Shavings Studio.
We Love To Create Confetti Mouse Pad / Productivity (in my book) can't start until I have a clean and adorable workspace, confetti mouse pad included!
So, what's on your "blogger" Christmas list this year?
Posted by Gabriella at 8:00 AM
December 2, 2013
My Thanksgiving was a blast. I spent quality time with my family (and friends!) baking, playing board games, and watching some Thanksgiving morning football. Yes, it was 29 degrees and windy, but we still had a fantastic time. We even made three desserts! M&M cookies, apple crisp, and salted caramel cheesecake. Sure, we ate way too much, but it was totally worth it.
What did your Thanksgiving look like this year?
ps. Starting this week, I'll be posting my holiday gift guides! I already have a few lined up, so stay tuned!
Posted by Gabriella at 9:00 AM
November 26, 2013
If it were up to me, my Thanksgiving table would be chock-full of gold, glitter, stripes, and sequins. Don't get me wrong, I love the way my family does Thanksgiving, but I think when I'm hosting it'll be a little more.....sparkly.
GOLD GLASS CHARGER / My first question: how is this under $20? My second question: how do I not already own this? Williams-Sonoma, you're a store after my own heart.
MIRROR TRAY / In my humble opinion, I think everything looks prettier on a mirror tray, especially this West Elm beauty.
GOLD CONFETTI PAPER NAPKINS / Because when can you ever go wrong with gold confetti paper napkins from Anthropologie?
ELYSEES COCKTAIL SHAKER / I would be more than happy to whip up a few St. Germain cocktails this Thanksgiving, especially if they were made with love in one of these shakers by Anthropologie.
GILDED SNOWFALL COASTER / I literally couldn't think of a more adorable spot for my champagne glass. Thanks for being you, Anthropologie.
GOLD STRIPED STRAWS / Even your drinks should be pretty on Thanksgiving! My favorite this year are these gold striped straws via Not on The High Street.
GOLD CHEESE KNIVES SET / What is Thanksgiving (or any special occasion for that matter) without a big cheese platter? I'll take brie and chèvre, please! Just use these West Elm knives when serving!
MERCURY VOTIVES / No need to get crazy with lighting, try something simple and small (and affordable!) like these mercury tealight holders from West Elm.
What's a must have on your Thanksgiving tablescape this year?