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Christmas was grand, now onto New Years! How’s your holiday going? (Photo via Madewell.) —Advertisement—

Christmas, Ballet & Tchaikovsky

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This post was inspired by two hours of listening to Tchaikovsky. It makes me wish I lived in a place where it snows. I also wish I’d stuck with the ballet classes. My posture would be better. Why do the holidays bring up so many regrets?

Ten Ways to Give a Gift Card

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The ever ubiquitous gift card has become my default holiday present for almost everyone on my list. It started a couple years ago when I was running behind, as usual, on my Christmas shopping. I just popped into a Vons grocery store and bought a stack of them. But then I was left wondering: How […]

A White Christmas

Not talking about the weather! Photos by the talented Dottie Angel (aka Tif Fussell) for her “12 Days of Joyfulness” series this month on her blog…. Among the things she’s joyful for this year: her partnership with Uppercase Publishing on her Grannie Chic crafting book, Dottie Angel. “I know this will be the year I […]

The Most Awesome Pinterest Book Boards

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Blogger Alaina Buzas is a collector of books and book photos. She has, I think, the most awesome collection of book boards on Pinterest. She explains in a recent post on her fantastic books blog, To Be Shelved: “Work has been a real whirlwind lately, and obviously blogging has been lacking. BUT I have been […]

Things Inside Purses

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I love this giant tote, filled with very cool things. It’s from the latest Anthropologie catalogue. I love to see what’s in other people’s purses. (Especially cosmetic bags! Is that weird?!) I guess it’s the sartorial equivalent of glancing inside windows on an evening walk. It’s fascinating to see how other people live their lives… […]

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Simple Holiday Decorating

I’ve been putting off holiday decorating this year, first because I was busy and now because I have a cold. It inspired my latest design post for Lamps Plus: Tips for quick holiday decorating. (Photo by Yvestown.) —Advertisement—

Happy Saturday

I’m hibernating this weekend, still fighting this cold. I haven’t done any decorating or Christmas shopping yet. Oh well. Humbug. Photo Credits: Schorlemädchen, Tiny Happy, Wild Goose Chase, Liivia, noele l. —Advertisement—

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