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I’m back in action after a truly awesome couple of days celebrating Christmas. I got to see a little dusting of snow on the ground while visiting my parents in NY — which just makes the holidays feel a little more special, am I right? Vintage gifts seemed to be the theme this year, I gave my mom a vintage milk glass ice bucket with sparkly gold details for her bar, and she surprised me with an antique silver footed bowl, some shiny-brite ornaments, and teeny-tiny framed painting (the bow detail in the frame stole my heart). Hope your Christmas was just as lovely!
I spent this weekend working up a little holiday cheer — from addressing stacks of Christmas cards, to tackling hours upon hours of gift-wrapping I can say that the Christmas spirit has finally arrived at our house. And now I’m super excited about heading home for the holidays — did you tackle any holiday tasks this weekend?
In the next few weeks there are office gatherings, cookie swaps, white elephant parties, cocktail hours, and of course, Christmas day celebrations. So I’m sharing a handful of entertaining tips over on the Wayfair blog to get you through the holiday entertaining season that will make you look like a pro; check them out here!
I’ve been having a bit of a squeal-fest after seeing my little ‘ol blog show up in the December issue of Ladies Home Journal! I’m thrilled to be included in a fun article with blogger tips all about effortless holiday entertaining. Seeing my name in print is a bit of a *pinch-me* is this for real? moment… you can read all of the great tips here!
We have a very special holiday giveaway today; my friend and talented jewelry designer Katie Bartels is giving away one of her sparkly creations from her holiday collection to one lucky reader! With sparkly metallic beads and rich velvet ribbons, these pieces are perfect for dressing up a classic little black dress to wear to holiday parties!
- Just visit Katie’s website and leave a comment below telling me which velvet ribbon color you would choose for your gold Shira necklace.
- For an extra entry follow @DomestiKateBlog and @knbsparkle on twitter and leave another comment below.
- This giveaway will end at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, November 30th and is open to US residents only. Good Luck!
This holiday gift guide is all about little luxuries in a crisp winter white. Don’t you just want to cozy up in that chunky anchor scarf and light one of those lovely diptyque candles?
I’m kicking of a new series: Handmade Holidays to share some crafty ideas for making DIY presents this year.
First up, some festive bottle stoppers! I bought plain, unfinished bottle corks in the kitchen section at Target and colored in the stopper with a silver metallic Sharpie, followed by a light brush of glue and matching silver glitter. Once they dried all you need is a drop of super glue to hold an ornament in place on top of the stopper! These took under an hour to make, and cost less than $10 to make the whole set — I think they’d look great tied to a bottle of wine for a hostess gift during the holidays!
It was a truly relaxing weekend, filled with all the signs of summer. I broke out some Americana-inspired color palettes and a new white lace dress, all the girls in Boston have officially switched from Sperrys boat shoes to Jack Rogers sandals, and sweet tea vodka with lemonade was my choice concoction for outdoor drinking. Plus the very best thing about a long weekend? A short work week! How did you celebrate?