I promise to resume blogging after the New Year, post on our trip to New York, & hopefully I will have my new banner (designed my very talented friend…more on that to come) up! Until 2010…CHEERS!
I leave you with some New Years Eve entertaining ideas:
1) Simple Sleek Decor
Spotted On: http://www.marthastewart.com
2) Standout Champagne Glasses:
Edge Flute: Available at http://www.crateandbarrell.com
3) A very well stocked (albeit makeshift) bar:
4) And a very cool way to remember it all for next year:
Entertaining Journal to record seating charts, recipes, notes, etc…to assist you in re-creating the party again or to just remember the good times that were had. Available at http://www.graphicimage.com
Happy New Year!
Cool stuff to help capture all of the events of 2010:
1) Fuji Instax 7S Film Camera
Availiable at www.urbanoutfitters.com
2) Adorable Camera Strap
Availiable at www.etsy.com/shop/shaelynn
3) Super Cute We R Memory Keepers Albums
Availiable at http://store.scrapbook.com
…is my plan for Spring and Summer Makeup (Even though thick eyeliner is so not practical for Sring and Summer).
P.S. Something you should know about me…my name is Niki, and I am a Season Jumper. As soon as one season arrives, I am over that season and already on to the next. This is somewhat acceptable, if not actually necessary, when it comes to fashion…however, it gets a little dodgy when I am listening to Christmas music in September or trying to wear tank tops in January. I just get excited for what to come and forget to live in the moment. But I am working on it. I waited until October for Christmas music this year.
Make like Jessica Stam, brush it off, smile, and enjoy the newfound adoration people will have for you.
Love these pieces from Sanna Annukka, a little ‘spensive but AMAZING. They have so much detail and I love the retro folkish vibe they have. They remind me of the illustrations in a Christmas Little Golden Book I have that was my mom’s when she was a little girl.
My perfect life includes myself and my husband (and eventually our kiddos) living on a farm basically. I want nothing more than to grow all my own vegetables, raise chickens for eggs, grow grapes and make wine, milk a cow every morning, and shear sheep in the spring (or whenever it is you shear a sheep…I have alot to learn). These pictures by Valerie Shaff remind me of what I want to see when I look out my windows…lots of happy animals.
I love myself a cute wreath, but fresh wreaths don’t last forever & faux (aka silk) flower wreaths are generally yucky. However, there are endless options for fun wreath alternatives that are unconventional but also adorable. And unless you live on a street of super chic crafy etsy-aholics, you are probably bound to be the only one with a wreath like these:
Next time I am trying to explain to someone how much I love my husband I am going to show them these photos, taken by Jose Villa, of a couple who has been married for 65 years. I am in awe of the love this couple must have for eachother, agreeing to get dressed up and pose for pictures to honor their relationship at their age. Soo cute!
I previously waxed poetically about my obsession with using Kraft Paper for wrapping gifts. I also have an obsession with everything Faux Bois. This idea from my main gal Martha puts a fun spin on it, and jazzes it up a bit for the holidays.
Check out the how too here:
And for any fellow Faux Bois lovers, there is a whole blog dedicated to it that pretty much rocks: