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Friday, September 21, 2012

15 fall essentials

Fall is my favorite season: a time to cozy up inside by the fire, crunch fallen leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch and countless Starbucks runs for PSLs {double, tall, 4 pump with whip is where it's at}. Here are some other essentials for the season...



Pink peacoat. Just because it's fall doesn't mean it has to be drab. I love this warm peacoat from JCrew in a bright hue with sparkly gold buttons.
Knit sweater. A big, loose sweater is so charming.
Boots with hardware. Adds interest and edge and keeps your feet dry walking through the inevitable puddle.
Home sweet home print. I'm focusing on sprucing things up around our house since our afternoons will now most likely be spent under a blanket on the couch.
Scented candle. Around the holidays, Matt's mom lights up her entire home with scented candles. I love walking in the front door to the yummy scents and am going to start lighting up our house too.
Match holder. For our fireplace and those candles. Isn't the squirrel too cute? He'd be like our little helper.
Colored clutch. Adds a little pop of color to your outerwear neutrals.


Long sleeved jersey knit dress. Perfect for layering under a coat paired with wool tights.
Infinity knit scarf. Keeps you warm without the unecessary dangle of a traditional scarf.
Wool socks. Best suited with a chic pair of boots.
Patterned silk blouse. A dose of feminine style to break up the heavy world of knits.
Red lipstick. Pairs perfectly with flushed cheeks from the autumn breeze.
Colored toe ballet flats. I live in my ballet flats, and a little colorblocked toe is an easy way for these flats to be a little more special than the every day shoe.
Wooden serving platter. I always put out snacks for our guests, even if they're coming over as a casual stopby. Cheese and crackers would look so handsome on this board.
Emerald colored jewelry. I'm obsessed with pairing this stone with so many neutrals...especially with the charcoal grey of that jersey knit dress!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

NEW in the shop >> 2013 Wrapping Paper Calendar

Yay! The brand spankin new 2013 Wrapping Paper Calendar is here! I've spent countless months designing patterns, laying out pages, soucing vendors and materials and am super proud to be able to show it to you today!


The 16 month wall calendar features a monthly full page grid to write down all your notes and appointments. When the month is over, reuse the backside of the sheet to wrap your gifts in a pretty and original wrapping paper!


A little bit of 2012 is in there too, I've already been jotting down all my to-do's for the next few months. Aren't the elephants so cute?? They're my fave, that's how I was able to justify looking at them for the next four months.

A big thank you to Unicorn Graphics for working with me to bring this calendar to life! Head on over to the etsy shop to order yours and have a year full of pretty gifts! {it makes a great gift itself too!}

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

happy birthday to 'ya!

This month my dear sister, Saralyn turns 25!! Yay!! We're all super excited to be able to celebrate her birthday properly this year {last year our older sister, Katie's wedding pretty much trumped her birthday weekend}, and it's such a milestone age that it seems only appropriate to make a big deal out of it.


SO in honor of the Birthday Girl, for the month of September I am offering my Happy Birthday cards for just $1! Pretty nice, right?


I'm so lucky to have my best friend and my sister rolled into one little package. I love laughing with this gal, deliberately going to teeny bopper movies, consuming dangerous amounts of ramen, hiding sharp peg boards under each other's covers, and in general obsessing over Teen Wolf. I'm pretty sure we're gonna turn into Selma and Patty when we get older...if we aren't already. Happy Birthday Saralyn! xo

Monday, September 3, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Free download >> September desktop calendar

We were in Carmel last weekend for Matt's friend's wedding. The morning of the ceremony we had to be checked out of our hotel by 11am and had a few hours to kill before heading over to the wedding site. We went to breakfast and took leisurely strolls down Ocean Avenue and plopped ourselves down on in a park situated in the center of town. I snapped this shot of these twisted tree branches in the park. So pretty. The pace of Carmel is so wonderfully slow, we totally want to retire in this little beach town.

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