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Holiday Gift Ideas & My Christmas Wish List

Holiday Gift Ideas & My Christmas Wish List

If you’re still in need of some last-minute gift ideas, here are 11 things I think would make great gifts. I’m also sharing my Christmas wish list so you can see what I’m wishing for and maybe you’ll find a good gift idea there too!

Holiday Gift Ideas 2020

1. Sourdough Kit  Sourdough has taken the world by storm this year! I have yet to jump on the bandwagon personally, but maybe if I had this kit and this 2. Sourdough Book,  I would!

3. Slippers You can’t ever go wrong with slippers and I love this suede version.

4. Apple HomePod Mini We recently invested in the HomePod and a few mini versions to put around our house. We struggle with acoustics because of the openness of our home but these babies have helped tremendously! I love that you can play music in the entire house or if you want to play something different in another room, you can do that too.

5. Cheese Knives Because who doesn’t love cheese?

6. Butter Bell This little gadget will forever be on my gift guide because it’s unique and so useful.… Read more

Black and Green Edgy Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Black and Green Edgy Farmhouse Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year! I’m excited to be participating in the My Home Style Christmas Tree Blog Hop again this year hosted by my friend Stephanie. If you’re hopping over from Tag & Tibby, welcome! A total of 30 bloggers shared a variety of Christmas tree looks! Each blogger and their Christmas tree blog post is linked at the end so please hop around. This year I brought in some drama and added black accents to create an edgy farmhouse Christmas tree. Let’s get into it! 

Black & Green Edgy Farmhouse Christmas Tree

We have a 12′ mixed needle Christmas tree from the At Home store. This tree really calls for some large bulb ornaments so I used my existing white glitter ones and added smaller ornaments in black, white and green.

Black velvet ribbon adds a little drama and edge to the tree but I balanced it with white ornaments, white snowflake ribbon and some wood-toned ornaments.

I like to change up my shelf styling on the built-in to match the tree so I used existing bottle-brush trees I had from last year with a few new purchases sprinkled in.… Read more

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration with DIY Dyed Table Runner

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration with DIY Dyed Table Runner

Did you know you can use Rit dye to dye something any color you can imagine? For my Thanksgiving tablescape, I decided to dye this mesh table runner I have a deep mustard color for my fall themed table.

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DIY Dyed Table Runner

The Rit website gives you formulas and instructions for a plethora of colors. I chose “blooming marigold” which called for golden yellow and tan Rit dye.

After my experiment, I was left with a gorgeous, rich ochre-colored table runner perfect for a fall-themed table.

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration

For my Thanksgiving tablescape, I shopped my house and didn’t purchase anything besides some grocery store flowers.

For my tablescape, I started with the table runner and spread it down the center of the table keeping some folds and ripples in it for movement and interest. Vintage brass candlesticks hold tapers for an ambiance that only candlelight can provide. A large DIY floral arrangement in the middle using supermarket flowers and some dried eucalyptus I had on hand.… Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas & What’s on My Christmas Wish List

Holiday Gift Ideas & What’s on My Christmas Wish List

Holiday Gift Ideas

Tis’ the season! I wasn’t sure about doing gift guides this year but after conducting an Instagram poll, it seems you guys find them useful so here ya go! I did one gift guide of products I really like (I have some of them) and I’m also sharing my Christmas wish list below. I hope you find some great gift ideas!

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1. Pajamas – These lightweight linen PJs are so cute and cozy. They come in a variety of colors and prints like this striped version.

2. Butter Bell – You guys went crazy over my butter bell! I did a whole post on it with lots of butter bell options. A butter bell is a great unique gift for anyone. Here are some other options:

3. Weekender Tote – I have an Away luggage suitcase and would love to add this weekender to my luggage collection.… Read more

Black Friday Deals & Steals!

Black Friday Deals & Steals!

Black Friday is here, friends! What are you shopping for?!? I’ve rounded up sales from some of my favorite places to shop. Check it out and happy hunting!

Black Friday Sales from my Favorite Retailers

This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using my link, I may receive a commission for the referral at no additional cost to you. This post is in partnership with Serena & Lily to promote their Thank You Event, during which almost everything is 25% off!

Serena & Lily:

Serena & Lily is hosting their Thank You Event where everything is 25% off until 21/3 using code THANKFUL. I have this gorgeous floor lamp on the way and have been eyeing this throw. They also have great gift items like slippers, pajamas and these candles that come ready to gift in an illustrated box. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some gift items or if you’ve had a piece on your wish list, now is the time to pull the trigger.

My Serena & Lily favorites:

Pottery Barn:

Pottery Barn is offering 25% off for Black Friday using code BLACKFRIDAY.… Read more

Mixed Metal Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Mixed Metal Farmhouse Christmas Tree

I’m excited to be participating in the My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition hosted by my friend Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living. I’m teaming up with a group of talented bloggers to share our Christmas trees, and how they represent our personal home style. If you’re hopping over from Kelly’s blog, hi! Thanks for visiting! I hope you like our mixed metal farmhouse Christmas tree!

This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using my link, I may receive a small commission for the referral at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Mixed Metal Farmhouse Christmas Tree

My home style is all about farmhouse living with a modern twist. Our home is decorated in warm, earthy tones. I wanted the tree to fit in and feel right at home in our living room so I incorporated gold, white and green ornaments and mixed silver, gold and brown metals. 

This year we upgraded to a 12′ tree. I purchased and started to decorate a 9′ tree but when my hubby returned home from a trip, he vetoed my 9′ tree and we un-decorated it and exchanged it for a 12′!… Read more

Fall Home Decor and How I Decorated Our House

Fall Home Decor and How I Decorated Our House

Fall is my favorite! The crisp weather, terra-cotta and earthy hues, pumpkin everything, I live for it. I thrive in fall and our home accepts fall decor so well because it’s basically my decor palate year-round. I didn’t get too wild with fall home decor this year, but I did add a few touches around the house and I thought I’d share.

Fall Home Decor

I always start with seasonal decor on the porch. Our home has a lovely wrap-around porch and I love to spruce it up and decorate the entry stoops. For our main entry, I used corn husks attached to the posts framing our front door and added a few mums, pumpkins and fall wreaths from Target a few years ago. In October I put the skeletons out and simply remove them after Halloween.

For our side door, I layered the cutest “hope you brought wine” doormat over a  buffalo check indoor/outdoor rug. I love to decorate for fall with heirloom pumpkins. Little did I know my chickens would enjoy them for a snack!… Read more

A Simple Easter Table on the Patio

A Simple Easter Table on the Patio

Easter is right around the corner! If you need an idea for a simple Easter table check out this one I put together. The weather has been so nice so consider taking your Easter gathering outside and set up on the patio or another outdoor area in your home.

A Simple Easter Table on the Patio

I used the outdoor dining table on our patio. To elevate the look of the dining table, I covered it with layered tablecloths. I used a light weave nude cloth over a white tablecloth. I happened to have two vintage folding garden chairs that fit into the color scheme so I used them in place of two of the stools. Use what you have, friends!

You don’t need much to make a beautiful tablescape. In my simple Easter table, I used a gorgeous floral arrangement as my show-stopper moment (thank you Florist Fire) and used what I have to create the rest of the table decor.

If you’re hosting an Easter brunch, consider mini smoothies for everyone. Not only are they cute but smoothies are delish and perfect for a spring gathering.… Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Table Centerpiece Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day Table Centerpiece Ideas

Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day Table Centerpiece Idea? Impress your guests with these ideas for unique St. Patty’s Day entertaining that are anything but cheesy.

St. Patrick’s Day Table Centerpiece Ideas

Remember our pretty St. Patrick’s Day tablescape? We’re so excited to have it featured over on Pizzazzerie today! Head over to Courtney’s blog to see the entire feature.

For our soft, elegant St. Patrick’s Day table centerpiece we used a minty green linen runner with white and green florals in a large urn as the focal point with smaller flower arrangements along the table.

St. Patrick's Day

This St. Patrick’s day table centerpiece was inspired by an Irish garden and features a living runner of moss and florals along the length of the table.

St. Patrick's Day table centerpiece

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I love the idea of incorporating green cabbage for a St. Patrick’s Day table centerpiece. Use the cabbage as a vessel to hold a small floral arrangement or use small heads of green cabbage mixed in with florals to create a unique centerpiece.

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I love the use of the green handled tin in this example.… Read more

A Sparkly NYE Rosé and Dessert Party

A Sparkly NYE Rosé and Dessert Party

NYE Rosé and Dessert Party

Ladies, what better way to ring in the new year with your girlfriends with a NYE rosé and dessert party? For NYE inspiration this year we created a heck of a party, right in the Daly Digs dining room, proving you  too can deck out a space at home for some festive entertaining. For our celebration, we took a traditional approach to New Year’s Eve and created a sparkly, confetti-filled NYE rosé and dessert party with an edgy twist. Check out all the shiny details, you’re not gonna wanna miss this one.
Huge thanks to Courtney for featuring our shoot on her fantastic entertaining blog, Pizzazzerie! Head over to see more from the feature 🙂

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know my number one tip for entertaining starts before the actual party with stationery. Sending an invitation not only makes your friends feel special but is a great opportunity to set the stage for the party while keeping an organized head-count and encourages your friends to take your party seriously!… Read more