Shop Local: Prime and Polish December 9, 2013 No Comments
In the last six months I’ve discovered some real gems in our neighborhood. From food to shopping to hardware stores and barber shops, I’m starting to feel very spoiled in our South Minneapolis ‘hood. One of my favorite stores has got to be Prime and Polish. It’s a small space but it packs a lot of punch in the form of affordable home goods, unique trinkets, great books and colorful decor. I first stopped in there only a few months ago, but I knew I had to return on Shop Business Saturday. Of course, I left with some items checked off my gift list! And just the other day I finally found a home for the table I got on sale there on my first visit. I think Drake approves.
Be sure to stop by Prime and Polish if you’re in the Minneapolis area!
Weeked Wrap Up 12.8 December 8, 2013 No Comments
Guess what I did this morning while working on my laptop? I dropped half a can of Diet Coke on the keyboard. That’s what I get for thinking it’s socially acceptable to drink a Diet Coke at 8 in the morning! Thankfully we’re back up and running around these parts, because it wouldn’t be a Sunday without a wrap up. While I watch the snow fall and my puppy sleep, enjoy these links from around the web.
- • It’s now officially the end of the year, the 2013 mash-up!
- • The best books of the year, definitely bringing this to book club next weekend.
- • An exciting work project that launched last week.
- • The best photos of the year (Warning: graphic content!)
- • I think I need a library embosser.
- • Cook book gift guide.
- • The latest faucethead playlist is pretty rad.
- • Gifts that give back.
- • Because who is perfect?
- • My go-to holiday decoration: ornaments in a bowl.
- • Can’t stop laughing at this GIF.
- • A strong man…
- • Very exciting BlogShop news!
Twelve Bars December 6, 2013 No Comments
The holiday tradition train has left the station, next up on the list tonight is 12 Bars of Christmas. If the windchill and temperature are any indication, we are going to need more than a few beverages to beat the cold. Seriously, friends, it’s frigid, take your breath away cold right now. Wish us luck and have a great weekend!
Source: *wit + delight
Christmas Spirit December 5, 2013 5 Comments
It took me a little while, but I’m finally in the Christmas mood and the house decorations are slowly coming together. I snapped this photo of our mantle the other day and realized that this might be the cheapest holiday decorating we’ve ever done. Let me break it down for ya…
- • Those stars and ribbon hanging from the top of our mirror are tree toppers from the dollar store. I just hung them upside down and affixed with red ribbon and tape to the top of the mirror.
- • This three glass hurricanes are leftover from our wedding and also from the dollar store.
- • The pair of wine glasses… you guessed it, dollar store. And the candy canes are leftover from last year (so if you come over, don’t eat them!).
- • The red garland, gold candles and greenery around the hurricanes are borrowed from family that’s out of town this holiday season.
So the truth is out, so far our decorations are topping out at about $8. I’m sorry I’m not sorry. Bring it on, Christmas, I’m ready for you!
fc gift guide 2013 December 3, 2013 No Comments
Have you guys started Christmas shopping yet? I’ve got a couple people checked off my list, but I’ve got a few more that are a struggle every year. If you’ve got some tough-to-buy-for friends and family, look no further than the faucethead creative gift guide for the creatives I put together this year. It has a good mix of quirky, cool, high-end and inexpensive picks. If you’re curious, I wouldn’t mind numbers 5, 17 or 15 (hint, hint!).
Source: faucethead creative
Christmas Cards & Calendar by Pinhole Press December 2, 2013 No Comments
If you follow my adventures on Instagram, you may have noticed some sneak peeks of our holiday cards and Pinhole Press projects the last couple weeks. Having ordered numerous calendars as gifts from Pinhole Press in the past, I was so excited when they reached out to me about making holiday cards this year. Of course, I was happy to accept and so excited to have beautiful well-made cards to send to family and friends across the country.
Having never sent holiday cards before, I was a bit overwhelmed at the idea, but Pinhole Press made it so simple and fun! And a perfect fit for our first year as a family. Of course, we had beautiful photos from our favorite guy, Brandon Werth, to help complete the process.
Of all the cards (there are so many GREAT options!), the Swiss Dot Holiday Photo Card rose to the top of our list. We placed the order and they arrived within the week, so I have no excuses for not sending these on time this year!
Can you tell we love our pup? Who wants a card of our face when you can stare at that mug instead?
To top it all of, I also made a desk calendar (to be used in the never-ending office remodel) for 2014 featuring some favorite photos from Instagram. I was a bit nervous about the Instagram pictures being poor resolution, but they printed beautifully and I can’t wait to relive the memories throughout 2014.
Before the holidays sneak up, be sure to place your order with Pinhole Press, you will not be disappointed, I promise.
Source: Family photos by Brandon Werth
Weekend Wrap Up 12.1 December 1, 2013 No Comments
Just a friendly reminder, guys, it is officially December! Eeks! I’ve spent a good chunk of time this holiday weekend addressing holiday cards (details tomorrow), unpacking Christmas decorations that have been stashed in the basement for a year, partaking in family traditions that went not as smoothly as planned (don’t ask the right bumper about it…) and enjoying the lazy pace of four days at home. Of course, I’ve gathered a handful links throughout the web for this week. So, enjoy! And thanks for hanging in there during the chaos that was my life leading up to Black Friday last week. Oh, retail, you silly, silly world.
Happy Thanksgiving November 28, 2013 No Comments
Source: Modern Day Hemingway
Friendsgiving Recipes November 25, 2013 No Comments
Above are three recipes I made this weekend for Friendsgiving! They were all so good I had to share:
If I had to pick a favorite, I would go with option #2. But I’ve never met a Nutella recipe I didn’t like. Enjoy!
Weekend Wrap Up 11.24 November 24, 2013 2 Comments
Friendsgiving is my new favorite! Good food, good drinks, good people, great times. I wish we could do it every weekend, but my waistline and my headache disagree. While I recover and dive into some leftover desserts, enjoy these links from around the web.
- • I’m sure you have all seen this, but I had to share again. Too cute.
- • This family is my favorite.
- • Ohh, I want to try this!
- • Beautiful abandoned places.
- • Adding this to my Christmas list (hint, hint Mom!).
- • What an unexpected laundry room project.
- • Can you believe this commercial?
- • A dancing traffic cop.