I love the cheerfulness of this spring-themed bow tie from Forage. It’s the perfect whimsical touch for a spring event, but it has just enough edge to it to keep it from being too sweet.
One of my favorite holiday activities is shopping. Despite the holidays crowds, I love hearing the Christmas music in the background and can’t wait for my free sample of hot cider. Plus, what better time of year than during the after Christmas sales, not only is everything inexpensive but there’s still one more holiday you need an outfit for – New Year’s Eve! Here are some of my favorite looks:
If your family is anything like mine, you probably spend a lot of the holiday season traveling from one family member’s home to the next! Here’s a few sweet ideas to thank your hostess!
Emma from White’s Books
Apron From Anthropologie
Monogrammed Mugs from Pottery Barn
Rose Soaps from Crabtree & Evelyn
Heart Shaped Tea Infuser from Pottery Barn
One of my favorite things about Hanukkah decorations is the gorgeous shades of blue on so many different items. I think it’s so festive and calming, the blue of Hanukkah is one of my favorite types of decor! Inspired by this New Light Hanukkah Hanukkah Holiday Card from designer Amy Smyth Made It are items that would make great Hanukkah gifts and have wonderful pops of blue in them.
I always struggle to find holiday gifts that my parents will actually use. That’s why I often look in cooking stores to try to find some new gadget or cook book that my mom or dad will enjoy. Luckily, Williams-Sonoma is currently offering a discount of 20% off all cookware through December 12 so anyone can take advantage of this great deal and find gifts that both inexperienced cooks and talented chefs will appreciate.
Traveling during the holidays can be hectic, but it doesn’t always have to be. Remember to book flights in advance and try to take afternoon flights to avoid long lines and delays. To ensure a smooth flight, also check out some of my travel necessities I always bring along when I go home for the holidays.
Now that Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas music has filled up every shop and café, I’ve started to think about what Christmas gifts to get for friends and family. Ornaments always make for a great gift, but creating it yourself makes it all the more special. You don’t need to be artistic or even know how to draw, just find some plain clear ornaments, paint pens or glitter glue, and some ribbon and you can turn a plain ornament into a personalized gift for anyone. Write Christmas greetings, favorite memories, or even draw a simple design for a simple, low-budget, and meaningful present. For more inspiration, check out this blog post on Etsy: Drawing-Free Glass Ornament.
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