We made it to Sunday y’all and we are happy to be here. While we’re all trying to enjoy the holidays and not overwhelm ourselves, that comes less naturally to some of us:) But we are grateful to be here with you all and hope you all have as many fun plans as you see fit (like Em’s incredibly sweet cousin crafting party). But for now, let’s link!
This week’s house tour is going to truly steal everyone’s hearts. If you think you’ll be immune, we hate to tell you that you are wrong. We don’t think we’ve seen a house this charming, this happy, this inviting, THIS COLORFUL, and yet still elevated and incredibly put together in a while. But no one should be surprised because this house was designed by the incredible Frances Merrill of Reath Design. You also might be delighted to find out that the homeowner, Katie Jordan, and Frances also worked together on this infamous home project🙂 So please go get your big dose of eye candy and have a great rest of your day!
From Emily: The DIY ornaments (inspired by one of my favorite bloggers) that my kids and I are tackling this weekend. We are having another crafting party but with older kids (today, actually) so I wanted to come up with something that was slightly more grown up (some of the kids are tweens and teens). My hope is that they can make multiples for themselves and to give them as gifts (and hopefully they’ll turn out really pretty?). At the same time, I still don’t want a ton of mess, clean up, risk of paint on the sunroom floor, or huge costs. So when I saw Grit and Polish’s post about these DIY wallpaper sample ornament baubles I thought they looked pretty doable and fun (especially if I go to the craft store and get really colorful paper that I know our kids will like – not just wallpaper samples).
From Ryann: I can’t stop wearing these leggings. I have heard amazing things about Alo but now I can tell you firsthand that their quality is unmatched. These ones hold their integrity so well which is very important to me and the waistband doesn’t slip down like others tend to do. I would even go as far as to say that Alo leggings surpass Lululemon!
From Caitlin: I just flew through Season 2 of the Cover Story podcast. Let me set the stage for you real quick: two ex-spies drag some New York Magazine reporters to Montana, claiming that an esteemed billionaire/venture capitalist is running a perverse trafficking ring in the middle of this formerly-sleepy town. And, well…it only gets stranger from there. (Spoiler: turns out that the accused AND the spies are all pretty crummy guys!) If you’re going to be sitting on a plane, on a train, or in the car over the next few weeks, download this for the ride. It’s a well-paced, pretty shocking, and well-researched listen.
From Mallory: I bought these snowmen from CB2 and I am in love with them!! So simple and sleek but make awesome winter/holiday decor. I love them so much!!! They are sparking so much joy for me rn.
From Jess: I have two go-to/favorite skincare brands. Shani Darden and Dr. Dennis Gross. I tend to mix and match their products such as Shani’s Retinol Reform and Dr. Dennis’ Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel Pads. Both incredible! But after I finished my SD moisturizer, I wanted something a bit richer for the cold dry winter months. So I decided to try Dr. Dennis Gross’ Vitamin C Lactic Dewy Deep Cream and his Vitamin C Lactic Firm & Bright Eye Treatment. I’ve been using them for a few weeks and LOVE how they make my skin feel – super hydrated and bright. And because I clearly have a problem, I bought his Stress Rescue Super Serum with Niacinamide during Black Friday. I’ve only used it a little but it feels great and none of these products irritate my sensitive skin. I know these are pricier brands but if you have the budget I can’t recommend them enough.
From Albie: To know me is to know that I love tea, which is part of my gardening motivations — to have my own tea garden. As much as I love tea, it only dawned on me just the other day that I don’t have any good “old-fashioned” teacup sets. I ended up falling down a rabbit hole & coveting Spode’s Creatures of Curiosity collection. And by the way…the collection is more than just tea wares…hence the rabbit hole. The color combinations & pattern play…it’s all so good! This is also how I was introduced to the Spode brand — where have I been — and now I have way too many things in my shopping cart.
Again, have a great rest of your Sunday and see y’all tomorrow. xx