Posts Tagged ‘christmas’


A Basket of Packages / Merry Christmas

So it’s the eve of Christmas Eve and I’m snuggled up in North Carolina, drinking apple cider and sitting by a fire. Just kidding. It’s only 8am – I’m hardly awake! But still, it’s been pretty magical up here so far.

I’ll be out for next few days and will pop back in before the new year with a couple of things. You know I can’t stay away long.

I hope you have a very happy holiday! And a very merry Christmas.

Be back soon!


*image by Sarah Eddy for Paper & Stitch


DIY // ombre glitter ornaments

I had so many other holiday DIYs on my list this year, I didn’t get around to making as many ornaments this year as I would have liked. *Though a few of you suggested that these would make good ornaments (and I agree). But I did make one. And it involves glitter…

These ombre glitter ornaments were made for iVillage’s 30 Days of HoliDIY and I’ve had them hanging on the wall since November. They look good in a cluster. I finally moved them to the tree the other day but if your tree is filled limb to limb with ornaments already, they would make cool gift toppers too. Or try the hanging wall art thing. You just need a nail.

ombre glitter ornaments tutorial

Full tutorial and more photos right here on iVillage.

Modeling by Amanda Toman // Concept, styling and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff


Last Minute Gifts // for the ladies

I know, I know. You had every intention of finishing up your Christmas shopping early this year, but for what ever reason, it just didn’t happen that way.

It’s okay. No need to stress!

I’ve rounded up the coolest Amazon items I could find to help you pick out some last minute gifts for friends and family. And they’re all Amazon Prime! So I’m really making it even easier for you to get all those presents to your doorstep with time to spare.

Last Minute Gifts for the Ladies

  1. Herschel Supply Co. Dollarton, Brown, One Size
  2. bkr® bottle
  3. The Kinfolk Table book
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch
  5. Kate Spade New York “Sailor’s Knot” Ring
  6. Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail Lacquer

Last Minute Gifts for the Home

Last Minute Gifts for the Home

  1. Block Table, Light Grey
  2. Geo Thermo Pot/Flask
  3. Urbio Wide Mouth Wall Planters
  4. DwellStudio Draper Stripe Throw

Last Minute Gifts for Guys

Last Minute Gifts for the Fellas

  1. Only NY: Uptown Wildlife Shirt
  2. Herschel Supply Co. Computer Sleeve 11″ 
  3. Fujifilm X-M1 16MP Compact System Digital Camera
  4. Goldcoast Complete Longboard
  5. Cronotime Desk Clock by Pio Manzù
  6. Vans Mens Sneaker

Last Minute Gifts for the Kitchen

Last Minute Gifts for the Kitchen

  1. Kobenstyle 2qt. Saucepan in Red
  2. Iittala Sarpaneva 3-Quart Cast Iron Casserole
  3. Bormioli Rocco Aquaria Jug with Blue Lid
  4. Joseph Joseph Nest Set
  5. Sagaform Stoneware Storage Container with Acacia Lid
  6. Peeler Vegetable Peeler, Coral
  7. Sagaform POP Stoneware Teapot

Okay. So that’s the list: 23 gifts for pretty much everyone on your list. Everything you see in this post is Amazon Prime, so if you have a prime account, you can still get free super-saver shipping if you order by this Sunday the 22nd. And you can do one-day shipping for Christmas delivery up until Monday the 23rd.

For even more gift ideas, be sure to check out last year’s last minute Amazon gift guide as well.

P.S. Today’s 24 Merry Days giveaway is from my friend Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel. Enter to win Walnut Society doll & necklace right here. Perfect for those of you with kiddos.