I’m not exactly someone who decorates a theme Christmas tree, but I do like to hang a variety of ornaments that are inspired by my interests… like chickens! Sean doesn’t really participate in the decorating (more on that here), so the decisions are left to me. As always, I’m a chicken lady at heart. So I’ve been on the lookout for chicken ornaments to add to my collection… and there are so many! Here’s some of what I found that have me questioning the difference between ‘want’ and ‘need.’Continue reading “18 Chicken Ornaments I Want/Need”
Here’s the thing about Thanksgiving, I love it because it’s the perfect excuse to bring everyone together. But when you live small, that can definitely be a challenge. We always have Thanksgiving with Sean’s family in their own homes, but I styled this tablescape to inspire anyone who lives small and is hosting this year! Plus, the aesthetics of this table feel like a departure for me… because it’s sort of traditional. For some reason, I am really feeling the cozy, warm autumn tones this year. We’ll dig into that more! First, let’s talk about all of the details of my Thanksgiving tablescape.Continue reading “A Traditional Thanksgiving Tablescape for a Small Space”
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just over a week away. How are you preparing? When I’m creating flower arrangements in the fall, I really enjoy incorporating the beauty of the rich golds and browns and the crispy textures of dried foliage and florals in my designs. I used to balk at dried botanicals as I mentally categorized them with bowls of potpourri and lace doilies (all of which have great potential in the right context). But now, each autumn I’m more and more inspired by the beauty they exhibit and I think they can actually be used to create a very modern Thanksgiving centerpiece!
BTW, I’ll be hosting a wreath workshop on December 3rd at OOLA Distillery in Capitol Hill. If you live in the Seattle area, we’d love for you to join us. We’ll be making wreaths from blue spruce, cypress and juniper to create a unique, fragrant beauty to adorn your home for the holidays, all while sipping on hand crafted hot toddies featuring OOLA spirits. Click here for more details and tickets.Continue reading “A Modern Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Dried Flowers | DIY”
Wanna know an easy way to impress holiday guests this season? By mastering a handful of classic holiday cocktails you can whip up in a moment’s notice — with things you already (or should already) have in your bar. Because here’s the thing when it comes to the holidays: you already have enough on your plate without monkeying around with specialty drinks that require an extra 25 ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a fancy, festive drink, and have spent plenty of time infusing spirits, concocting simple syrups, aging shrubs, and mixing up punches. But nothing tops the cool factor of serving up a classic drink like it ain’t no thing.Continue reading “4 Classic Holiday Cocktails Every Host Should Know”
Entertaining is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. I looove a good dinner party and making a meal for guests. When people talk about love languages, mine is preparing a delicious dinner! But what about the place setting on the table? As a stylist, I always take the extra amount of time to curate a beautiful tablescape when I host. If you’re like me, you have white dinnerware that gets used on a daily basis. The holidays call for a little bit more style, so I figured it’s a good time to share some tips on dressing up your everyday plates! No matter the color palette of your home, one of these 4 looks is guaranteed to work for you.Continue reading “4 Ways to Dress Up Your White Dinnerware”
I cannot believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! If you’re like me, you’re still planning your dinner menu and looking for a few new recipes to wow your friends and family. To make your planning easier, I rounded up some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the blog archives. There are SO many delicious appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. Truth be told, it was quite difficult to choose only 12 recipes — so if you’re looking for more, there are plenty of other Thanksgiving recipe ideas to choose from here!Continue reading “12 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes We Swear By”
When I polled my Instagram followers about what gift ideas they need this year, there was one suggestion that was repeated over and over again… gifts for him! From husbands to boyfriends to fathers, cousins, uncles and more, it seems like everyone is at a loss about what Christmas gift to give this year. I spent tons of time scouring the best sources to curate these lists — and just like all the other gift guides this year, they are grouped by budget!Continue reading “Gift Ideas for Your Husband, Brother, & Dad”