Scene: Saturday Night. Our evening plans were canceled and we had an unexpectedly quiet weekend night at home. Billy sits at the table filling in his pilot’s log book with the trip we took earlier the day, drinking his craft beer. I’m next to him drinking a blackberry and honey concoction we dreamt up the night before for dinner. In front of me lays a deliciously thick, never-been-read-by-me Anthropologie home catalog. In summary, it was the perfect night.
Anthropologie catalogs are treasured. When perusing the catalog, I think it’s really sweet to see how Billy and I’s style has merged over the years. When I showed him the below jaw-dropping armoire. His reaction, ‘Only $4,000? That’s a deal for something that awesome!’ and during my game of “Which Would You Choose…” (out of these hooks/knobs/silverware) we were pretty close on all our picks. So. Below. Some heart-stopping, ‘oh my gosh, so pretty!’ moments from the 2016 Anthropologie home catalog.
Tis the season for parties. As a girl who just can’t help but put on parties, I can say they are a ton of fun but a lot of work! Cleaning, cooking, decorating then plus pre-party primping? It’s a lot! While hostess gifts should never be expected, I think a small gift is the sweetest gesture and it will ensure you’re invited back year after year. Here are some things I would be thrilled to receive (that tea towel says it all and is so cheap – I’d buy 10!)
I’m so excited to share our beadboard pantry, built from the ground up! It was a long process – we started the project in March (although it was a brain child for a year before then), and it is done, done, done. Not almost done, or just needs finishing touches. I mean done. And it feels good.
First, the pretty photos:
With so many parties and social engagements during the holidays I think it’s well worth it to buy a special dress to make your feel pretty all holiday long. To feel festive, you should look festive (and I’m not talking about ugly Christmas sweaters…) with a touch a bling, a swatch of red or green or a classic navy blue. Or go the super glitz route and recycle your Christmas look for New Years! With work parties, holiday dinners and events, you’ll get a lot of mileage out of it! Below are my picks for a festive holiday season.