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I found this jaw-droppingly beautiful gingerbread house on Amazon (pictured below on the top shelf), and I paid a pretty penny for it! It’s been a while since I’ve had my hand at crafting, but I thought some white hot glue sticks and a paper mache house might be able to replicate it! On Thanksgiving […]

DIY Gingerbread House (Faux)


Have you ever been to a favorite things party? I have to explain it so you can try it with your neighbors, friends, or family this Holiday season (or whenever you feel like it)! First, gather up a group, and have everybody bring two of their favorite thing (not two different favorite things, but two […]

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Giving gifts can be fun, but it can also make a meaningful impact in more than one way. For Giving Tuesday, we wanted to share some shops and products that “give back” to a good cause when you make a purchase! It’s the perfect time of year to make a difference in the world and […]

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These Cyber Monday sales are even better than Black Friday! Sharing some of our favorite finds. Be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Guides too–most things are on sale! Home Amazon: Cyber Monday Deals (Shop our storefront here!) Anthropologie: Up to 50% off! (Coziest gift for the holidays.) Up to 50% off + extra 5% off (We […]


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It’s Small Business Saturday! After a wild Black Friday yesterday, we wanted to give highlight some of our favorite small businesses with some gift ideas for your friends, your kids, or even yourself! 1. Ceramic Serving Platter $84 There could not be a cuter, handmade serving platter! The edging is so charming, and this would […]

Gift Guides!

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So many of our favorite shop’s Black Friday sales have already begun! We will continue to update this list, so check back in. Most things on our Holiday Gift Guides are on sale, too, if you’re doing some Christmas shopping. Home Jules Lagoon/Brick Runner: Our Jules Lagoon/Brick runner is $78 (was $169) I know I […]


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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]

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