Around here, we don’t always go for the traditional spooky jack-o-lantern. Instead, we’re more about putting a creative, boho twist on our Halloween decor. This year, instead of carving a traditional scary scowl, we’re celebrating the end of October in true boho-chic chic style. We headed over to NW Crystals to look for inspiration and found these gorgeous agate geodes. The concentric rings reminded us of a spiderweb design and glowed beautifully when lit from behind — just the thing for our free spirited jack-o-lantern!
Don’t blink or Thanksgiving will sneak up on you… I know I can’t be the only one who feels that way, right?? Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing lots of inspiration for your tabletop, from my favorite dinnerware to some incredible recipes. To start, I want to share my favorite sources for cloth napkins. These are a year round staple in my home because we’ve totally done away with paper napkins in an effort to be more earth-friendly, but also a little bit more civilized. There’s something that feels grown up when you use a cloth napkin instead of paper one! I also think of cloth napkins as jewelry for my table — easily swapped out depending on your mood and preferred style that day.
Keep reading for my favorite sources for cloth napkins!
This time of year every grocery has bins brimming with gorgeous pumpkins and it’s just so tempting. Imagine our excitement when Sara from Cake Over Steak reached out with an invitation for a virtual pumpkin party, aka finally giving us an excuse to pick out the perfect little pumpkin pie pumpkin to take home!
Our amazing recipe contributor Claire came up with two recipes you can make from one pumpkin! The first is a ginger spice trail mix made by toasting the pumpkin seeds. The second is a treat for your four-legged friend made from the actual meat of the pumpkin. Plus, both make wonderful handmade gifts during the holiday season.
I think by now we all know I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to vintage pieces, but I still find myself curious about new sources and techniques for my favorite pastime: vintage shopping! My friend Erica Reitman recently launched her pet project, Vintage Shop Camp, and I knew I had to tell you guys all about it. She’s going to teach you loads of amazing tips and tricks on how to score BIG at the flea market and on Craigslist, among other things!
Lately I’ve been diversifying the type of work and projects I take on, especially into the styling realm. So you can imagine my excitement when one of my most favorite shopping sources, the Seattle Goodwill, reached out to me about putting my styling skills to the test. The ask was simple: shop the local Goodwill stores and pull together 3 different tablescape looks to inspire people for the holidays! Armed with $200 in gift cards (which goes a loooong way at the Goodwill), I loaded up many carts with some amazing goodies. During the Fall Fashion Event, bloggers, social media rockstars, and editors were also given a sneak peek of the goods offered at this year’s Glitter Sale, plus tips for Halloween makeup by Tiffany Lowry! It was an awesome event, to say the least.
link: Allure Pullover from Free People.
Sweater weather is officially upon us! As I write this, the rain is pitter pattering against my window, making me want to snuggle with some wiener dogs. Instead, I’ve got a long to do list ahead of me. I’m finding some small comfort in my snuggly oversized knit sweater, an essential on days like this. There are so many options: cableknit, cashmere, hooded, cardigan, v-neck… I want them ALL.
Get ready, you guys — there are some amazing sweaters out there right now. It’s gonna be a long post!
I’m always on the lookout for new cocktails to share with you guys, especially if it’s a twist on a classic. While I’m usually a whiskey drinker, I’ve found myself loving mezcal more and more lately. Must be the smokiness! I’ve found that mezcal and tequila pair quite nicely with those true tastes of fall: ginger and apple cider. Our resident recipe guru Claire whipped up this Spiced Mezcal Apple Cider cocktail and added something a little bit surprising… a dash of chili powder and ginger on the rim!