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Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year, New Me? Nah...

I've got a great love/hate relationship with New Year's going on. I love the fact that everyone around the world celebrates it and that fresh feeling of the new year. On the other hand, everyone is so quick to make resolutions to change things about them that maybe weren't so bad.

My resolution is to donate more things and live with less...but other than that? Yep. Sticking with what I have going on. As is evident by this (not entirely without alcohol) photoshoot from NYE with my best gal pal:




Chelsea's dress and jewelry from White House | Black Market
My dress from Anthropologie




Happy (sort of belated) New Year to you all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My Current Obsession

Calling Ikea my current obsession isn't exactly fair, since I've already had a little crush on the super store.

BUT. When I was there a few weeks ago, I found a new section with party goods and other cute items -- it was amazing! Think the Target dollar section on crack :)

They had these adorable notebooks in so many colors! I opted for the dainty gray and white polka dots:


So many wrapping supplies and gift tags! Seeing as my wrapping paper and gift bag selection is *ahem* very adequate, I grabbed a few of the cutest gift tags I saw:

  
 
That doesn't mean I entirely avoided the other wrapping supplies...


Honestly? I have no use for these stickers, but they were cute and just my style. I'll find a use for them, right? 


Everything in this section was super affordable. If you have an Ikea near you, I would recommend a trip just to see if they have a section like this. If you don't live near one...let me know and I'll make another trip for you ;)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Cutest Crocheted Necklaces

You know how you have you favorite few go-to blogs? The ones that either inspire you, make you laugh or help you relax? I definitely have several!

One of my favorite bloggers is Disney from Ruffles and Stuff. She has the most inspired craft ideas and the cutest little girl who helps out with projects. I just read tonight that her daughter is selling hand-crocheted necklaces on Etsy to try and raise money to buy her friend an American Girl Doll. Have you ever heard of anything sweeter? And look how cute the necklaces are:

Source -- and where to buy the necklaces!

Seeing as how I love all the pretty things in life (not to mention supporting a girl with such a sweet heart!) this seemed like the perfect thing to share. These would be adorable as stocking stuffers...or, you know...just for yourself ;)

Pop over to their shop and see these for yourself!