gift guide

holiday gift guide : for the jetsetter



the holidays are less than 2 weeks away now — so you really need to get a move on for your shopping! luckily the majority of these gifts are amazon prime (and pretty inexpensive too, meaning you could get a few of these for a super nice travel themed gift set!) here are some fun ideas for the traveler in your life.  Read More


DIY leather luggage rack


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with the holidays totally here, i wanted to share this simple DIY for all you hosting relatives in your guest rooms. i’ve always wanted a luggage rack for our guest room, but have never liked any — so we decided to just make it! and now i think this is the chicest luggage rack ever.  Read More

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happy weekend



how are you guys?? starting to decorate for the holidays? i’ve been very sad that we didn’t have a place for a tree this year with most of the house covered in plastic during the kitchen reno, but we’ve decided that we’re just going to decorate the shit out of our bedroom where we spend all our time right now anyway. so we’re going to get a tree tonight and i’m happy. hope you guys have a good weekend! here are some fun links.  Read More

gift guide

holiday gift guide : for the entertainer



i am kind of obsessed with hoarding entertaining items, like 90% of what we registered for was servingware even though i really don’t even entertain that often (hoping that’ll change once the kitchen is done). this gift guide was particularly fun to do because being a host is fun af.  Read More

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mudcloth gingerbread cookies



i’m super excited about todays project! i’ve discussed collaborating with my sister-in-law lauren for years now, because she’s super creative and i think she’d make really cool things for the blog. and we finally teamed up! she suggested making mud cloth gingerbread cookies and i was like shut up lets do it right now and then we did it.  Read More

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happy thanksgiving


thanksgiving menu printables | almost makes perfect

i’m taking off early this week — we have family coming into town and i’m very excited to unwind and eat and all be together for a few days with no plans. we’re going to do dinner at my moms for 14 — without the kitchen we’re contributing very little, but i’ve designed place cards lol. i hope you guys in the US have a good holiday! and here are some last minute printables in case you need ’em.  Read More


DIY photo recipe cards


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everybody who cooks has a shortlist of their greatest hits, and whenever i discover a recipe i love (whether its from a cookbook or a relative or the internet) i like to make a recipe card so i won’t forget. you might already know that i love recipe cards. now i’ve decided that adding your own photos is the best way ever to make them super personalized and special.  Read More