scandinavian-inspired hostess gifts.

gifts

sometimes it’s difficult to surprise loved ones with just the perfect gift, and i like to put a little thought into my holiday presents and hostess gifts — with so many parties this time of year, it’s nice to bring something unique to the event to thank a hostess properly. i like to give vintage gifts that i know my friends and family will really cherish... 
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pssst. most moms love flowers.

FM1

mother’s day is just around the corner. i never forget, because i was actually born on mother’s day — such a nice gift, eh, mum? this year i thought it might be nice to create some DIY bouquets myself, for so many of my deserving, hard-working mom friends out there. i was invited by flower muse to offer you some special deals, a reader discount, and to select... 
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that’s a wrap.

chic wood grain wrapping paper / sfgirlbybay

’tis the season and it’s time to start wrapping up all those lovely gifts we get to give to friends and loved ones. wrapping has always been the assigned task my mum gives me at the holidays and it’s one i really enjoy. putting care into the ribbons and wrapping papers i select is fun for me, and adding a personal tag is important, too. Pier 1 imports invited... 
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A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS.

01 NM Gift Guide

the holiday season is here folks & if you’re anything like me you are taking advantage of all the seasonal cheer. in fact, i’m currently sipping on a large carton of egg nog & listening to mariah carey’s christmas album. life is good. as we all know, stress levels can get a fat boost this time of year…especially¬†when trying to find the perfect... 
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fab friday.

5ff

fluxus. oh yay it’s almost valentines day. my enthusiasm for this day knows no bounds. it never fails to remind me of the time my ex-boyfriend sent me roses to the office and added the note “eat these if you get hungry”. way to shine, passive-aggressive nut job and completely diss the gift (at a whopping 110 lbs., he always wanted me to diet). so yay, valentines... 
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