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A birthday giveaway.

To help me celebrate my birthday today, UncommonGoods is kindly giving away to one lucky reader a $50 gift card to buy themselves a present! UncommonGoods has all sorts of great  birthday gifts, entertaining items, handmade jewelry — you name it! I had fun browsing their site and picking a few of my favorites — like a sea salt collection and an anchor decanter set. And, I mean, how cute is that New England pillow? All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me your favorite part of birthday celebrations, and I’ll randomly pick a winner later this weekend!


New England pillow, copper mug, wine decanter, agate coasters, sea salt set, nautical drink set

The details:

  • Leave a comment below to enter to win!
  • For an extra entry follow @domestikateblog on Twitter and leave another comment below.
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  • This giveaway will end at 5:00 PM EST on Sunday, January 12th and is open to US residents only.

Please note that this is a sponsored post, all opinion are my own. 

Update: This giveaway is now closed, thanks for entering!

DIY Holidays: Painted Cork Coasters.

I hate to play favorites, but I think I saved the best handmade holiday gift idea for last this week — painted cork coasters. Using plain cork coasters, I painted stripes and color blocks in pink, teal, and gold, and then finished off the top of them with a matte sealer to keep them waterproof. You could play around with color combinations that match your gift recipients’ home and style to make a customized gift, and pair them with their favorite wine or spirit. Are you trying any homemade gifts this year?

Cork Coaster 1 Cork Coaster 2 Cork Coaster 3

Looking for more DIY present ideas? Check them out here.

Bar Cart Styling.

I finally got around to doing a little bit of styling of my new Society Social bar cart, it’s a work in progress, but I felt like it was time to share a few snaps of what I’m working with!  I propped up a vintage painting that my parents gave us as a wedding gift, and culled together a bunch of pieces I already had scattered around our apartment, like a green lacquer tray from Target, my Kate Spade coasters (that coincidentally were a gift from Roxy of Society Social!), my Mrs Lilien Cocktail Book, and lots of little drink accessories, like striped straws and flamingo cocktail stirrers (what, you don’t have those lying around your house?).  I also added my new ‘shake, rattle, and roll’ cocktail shaker which I get a total kick out of! I need to hang a few more pieces on the wall above it, and I’m hunting on Etsy for some more vintage barware, but it’s getting there! I get so excited every time I turn the corner now and see it as I walk into the apartment — it makes me so happy!DSC_0003DSC_0001 DSC_0004DSC_0002

Stocking Stuffers.

If you just haven’t had enough of the gift guides yet, I’m guest posting today over on La Vie J’aime sharing what I’d want in my stocking this year — and there are some fun (inexpensive!) ideas for your stocking too! Check it out here.



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