Did you know that my mom was born and raised in Ireland? I even have an Irish passport. If you’re celebrating on Sunday have fun and be safe. It’s also the L.A. Marathon, which goes right by our place, so we’ll probably cheer on some runners and then we need to look at some more houses.
Pictured is Jennifer Zeuner’s Clover Necklace With Diamond
For years my go-to stationery shop has been Sugar Paper. Their Valentine’s Day displays are too cute. Happy MLK Day let’s do something great on this special day.
My Dad got me a 50mm lens for my Canon Rebel for Christmas so I went on a little walk around the neighborhood yesterday to test it out. It’s amazing how many interesting flowers and plants are right outside our door. Hopefully I’ll be taking more images in 2013. I hope you had a warm and wonderful holiday.
I don’t have it in me anymore to hit the post-Christmas sales bright and early on the 26th (I can muster up the strength to do a bit of online shopping though). Sales have already started on some of my favorite sites so if you still have gift shopping to do or want to treat yourself check out these links:
Loeffler Randall up to 50% off sale
Serena & Lily 50% off sale
Madewell 30% off and free shipping sale
Kate Spade sale and free shipping
One Kings Lane
West Elm extra 20% off sale items
Photo via Anthropologie
I posted about this five minute fudge last year, but in case you didn’t see it or forgot how easy it was, I wanted to share. This is the perfect holiday treat to gift people especially when you are short on time.
You can use peanut butter chips instead of butterscotch and add in anything from walnut pieces to currants. It’s a guaranteed hit!
1 (12-ounce) bag of semisweet chocolate morsels
1 (12-ounce) bag of butterscotch morsels
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
8-inch square Pyrex or similar dish
Place a heavy pot on the stove over low heat. Add the chips and milk and stir until everything is melted. Then stir in the vanilla and remove fudge from heat (you don’t want burnt fudge!) Pour the melted goodness into the pan and chill covered in the fridge. It’s so delicious (and pretty rich) so you can serve in small slices or wrap larger pieces to give as gifts.
Remember I told you we ordered our holiday cards with Pinhole Press and couldn’t be happier? Well here is the inside panel (the cover is one of our favorite wedding images shot by Candice Benjamin). I love how the orange door and green box work together. Now it’s time to get these babies in the mail!
My sister Chelsea made us the cutest Christmas tree snow globe in a Ball jar so I asked her to share the easy steps so you can make your own this holiday season!
What You’ll Need: Mason jar / Small trees (Michaels sells a whole bag for $21; download the app for a 50% off coupon) / Little ornaments or pine cones that you may want to add / Hot glue gun / Glitter or fake snow (available at any craft store) / Twine or your favorite ribbon
1. Unscrew the lid from your jar and hot glue gun your trees (and pine cones if you’re using them) to the lid. Make sure you do not glue anything around the rim of the lid, to ensure that you will be able to screw the lid back on.
2. Fill your jar with approximately 1-2 inches of “snow” or glitter.
3. Carefully screw your lid onto the jar (the trees will be upside down during this step). Make sure the lid is screwed on tight.
4. Flip your jar over and watch the “snow” fall.
5. Tie a piece of twine or your favorite ribbon around the lid for an extra festive touch.
These make an amazing and affordable holiday gift. Or if you are really not crafty, Anthropologie sells these adorable versions. Thanks Chelsea!