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Thursday, December 4

Krafty Holiday Wrapping Ideas

Sorry for the obvious pun there with kraft paper and crafting, it was just too cheesy good not to use in the post title. As I've already been knee deep in wrapping my holiday gifts, I'm willing to guess that many of you are as well. In the past I've used various preppy plaid and tartan patterned gift wrap but this year I'm channeling my inner crafter/ hipster and breaking out the kraft paper. Gone are the days of Sally Foster. Parcel paper is the perfect base for any and all wrapping needs, not just the holidays. That I only have to store one roll of gift paper in my minuscule closet is another bonus. From red ribbon to greenery to vintage postcards, I've pulled together a few of my favorite ways to turn ordinary kraft paper into a festive and beautiful masterpiece. 

Wish I had time to have some instagram images printed after seeing this idea from Artifact Uprising!

Be sure to check out my instagram today to see how I'm accenting my kraft-wrapped packages this season!

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Tuesday, November 25

Cold Weather Accessories

It's time. Time to unearth all your heavy duty winter accessories from where you buried them last spring. All the hats, gloves, scarves and socks. If you're like me you'll realize that all your socks have holes in them, your winter white cashmere scarf that's served you for the past five years is a lot less white and you can't for the life of you find your iPhone approved gloves. Never fear, I've rounded up a selection of cozy accessories just in time to add to your holiday wish lists!





Friday, November 21

Throws: A Winter Home Essential

This weather, what to do? It's hateful. As Very Mary Kate would say "its freezing cold under all these layers." I may be wrapped up in my faux fur blanket while writing this post. Blankets and throws, you can never have too many. Year round my living room sports two but in the winter I make room for a couple more. This plethora of blankets helps to maintain optimal coziness while lounging in the evening (or even while I'm working at my desk) and also ensures that when guest are over they, too, can wrap up if they so choose. 

But not just any throw will do, I definitely have my favorites in terms of comfort and quality. A year round go-to is my Herringbone Throw from Brahms Mount. Friends fight over who gets this throw when I'm hosting movie nights. Made in Maine, these woven cottons come in a variety of colors and neutrals. I've been eying this larger blanket for my bedroom, too.

Woolen throws and blankets from Fairbault Woolen Mills Co., hailing from Minnesota, are another favorite. Especially for the doldrums of winter. Their Trapper Wool Throws and Box Weave Wool Throws are personal favorites, reminding me of the old wool blanket I used on my bed when I lived in Scotland. I'm also loving the throws from their collaboration with Target, especially the Port Stripe throw.

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