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Posts from the ‘Gift Ideas’ Category

Why Don’t You… June 4 & 5

diy painted votives artistic wedding ideas; Why Dont You... June 4 & 5… create your own painted votives? Seen on Oncewed, this DIY project would make a lovely addition to a summer dinner party, or could be a really cute gift any candle lover would enjoy. Pick out your favorite colors and this craft would be so fun on your own or with a group of crafty girlfriends.

052711 markettote1; Why Dont You... June 4 & 5… make your own market tote? There’s nothing I enjoy doing more during the summer months than going to the local farmer’s market and having a picnic. With this DIY market tote in hand, this simple activity immediately becomes stylish. Seen on momtastic, this tutorial isn’t too tough for non-sewers like myself, and the final product is too sweet to pass up.

Sweet Mothers Day Inspiration

Soft pink flowers pretty much scream Mothers Day! I love this Mothers Day card to suit a feminine, elegant mom. Here’s a couple of gifts to match!

pink mothers day; Sweet Mothers Day InspirationCardstore.com Three Dot Pink Rose Mothers Day Card by Delphine

Pink Rose Wallet from Anthropologie

Pink Flower Ring from Kate Spade

Miss Dior Cherie Available from Sephora

Pink Flats by Jimmy Choo available at Nordstrom

White Bow Top from Anthropologie

Cardstyle Find #87: Spring Bow Tie

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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.

New Year’s Eve Inspiration

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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:

Best Blog Posts: December 13-20

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1. A Little Challenge – This post from A Cup of Jo has a great idea to just stop complaining for a week, and to see what it can change. What an inspiring and cool idea!  

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2. Hot Chocolate Gift Basket – I absolutely love this ides from design*sponge for a sweet DIY holiday gift that won’t break the bank.

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3. Photo Wrapping Paper – I think this idea from Sweet Paul would be such a cool personal touch to add to any holiday gift; it’s beautiful!

Cardstyle Find #79: Chalkboard Placemats

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This set of 4 Chalkboard Place Mats from b.a.friend is sure to keep your little ones entertained at the dinner table!  Plus, you’ll have a homemade piece of art to put your plates on when they’re done!

Inspiration Board: Elegant Hostess Gifts

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!

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Cardstore.com Thank You Card by Tori Higa

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

Feeling Blue

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.

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New Light Hanukkah Hanukkah Holiday Card from Cardstore.com

Shortbread Cookies from Martha Stewart

Blue Beach Glass Bath Accessories from Pottery Barn

Lorene Dress from Anthropologie

Lauren Jones ‘Zinger’ Pumps from Nordstrom

Jambox speaker from Jawbone

Cardstyle Find #76: Cookware Gifts from Williams-Sonoma

cardstyle find cookware deal; Cardstyle Find #76: Cookware Gifts from Williams SonomaI 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.

Cardstyle Find #75: Air Mail Mighty Wallet

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This wallet from {far 4} is one of the coolest wallets I’ve ever seen! It looks fantastically retro and would make a fantastic gift for the holidays. And look at that price; not much could be better!