That's right - it's Monday. That would be Monday the 22nd of December. I sure hope you've gotten all your last minute gifts all buttoned up over the weekend - I did. Phew! Now this week is going to be a lot of busy work around food prep - finalizing my list of items to make and then going food shopping. I love cooking and always approach it with a creative flair, especially when it comes to presentation. I feel presentation is just as critical as whether or not your dish tastes good! I love the idea of serving my dishes on beautiful platters and I've presented 6 options which will each help you show off your delicious creations. This holiday season, serve it up in SYTLE!
We've entered the final stretch where in just one week, we will land on December 25th. Your holiday check list might be looking like a crazy crossword puzzle that's been stuffed in your pocket and gone through the wash - one where you've got all bases covered from gifts to decorations. Yet, I wanted to take a moment to get something else ready - YOU. Yes, you! Let's take a moment to step out of the holiday blaze towards next week and take some time to get Y-O-U ready for the holidays. My post today highlights seven all natural facial scrubs to gently exfoliate your skin while leaving you feeling refreshed! I'm a huge lover of all natural skincare products and I was just swooning over the amazing ingredients found in these scrubs - rosewood, lime, raw honey, pure cane sugar. Yummy, right?
Take a little "Pamper YOU" time this coming week in preparation for having a super fabulous holiday season!
Living in New England during this time of year where the sky gets dark at 4:30pm, one turns to the holiday lights which come twinkling on to conjure a magical feeling within. Add to that some beautiful snow and as it shimmers, it creates that sparkle effect during the holidays. Building upon that holiday sparkle which is everywhere during the holidays, I've put together a Fashion Forward Holiday Outfit. It's a snapshot of a glam outfit to wear to a fabulous holiday party hosted in the city - where merry is the theme! Isn't that vintage silk dress simply jaw dropping-ly stunning? Chris - your vintage dresses always evoke such beauty and elegance! So, let's get those holiday outfits ready because both Christmas and the New Year are around the corner, folks!
When we began the process of putting together our 82 page Etsy Holiday Gift Guide, we first began by choosing categories. Thinking like a gift giving divas, we laid out the basic framework for the gift guide to be built upon. One category we debated was the art category. We had to consider whether or not people would feel comfortable giving art as a gift, but we splashed some cold water on our faces and said, "Well heck, why not??" We wanted to take the mystique out of buying art and make it very approachable through our handpicked selections. Amber, Cinne and I curated art walls based on different themes. One page from my spread is featured above. Can you guess what my theme is?
Be sure to check out the full layout in our Elite16 Holiday Gift Guide and let's do away with the notion that art is challenging to give as a gift!
I happened to look at the calendar today and looked down 2 rows. My eyes landed on the big day - the 25th. That would mean that Christmas is just 2 weeks away! Did that day just come into focus real fast or what? Hopefully you've done all your holiday shopping and now it's time to start thinking about getting your home ready to entertain. Is everything in place? I've put together a full collection of 16 items to get you ready for holiday entertaining - giving you the handmade and vintage touches to bring home the spirit of the season!
There are so many super fun and creative ways to wrap gifts and the holiday season offers up the perfect opportunity to present your gifts IN STYLE! Do you have all your wrapping paper and gift tags in order this year? Each day we're inching closer to the 25th, so let's get things ready to be sure you're a gift giving rock star this year! Our Elite16 Holiday Gift Guide has a section on wrapping and cards - cool items that we've hand selected from over 40,000 Etsy items! Don't fret if you haven't gotten all those gifts to even wrap yet! Our Holiday Gift Guide is filled with beautiful handmade and vintage gifts all from shops right on Etsy. Now - let's get to work so we're not doing the last-minute-gift-panic-shuffle!