holiday gift guide

i have loved seeing everyone's gift guides lately. gift-giving has evolved over the years and there are some pretty schnazzy things out there. even gifts for the gasp! dare i say....friends who have everything.

here are a few things that have caught my eye:
{all of which are found on etsy. huge fan of supporting small businesses}

                                                            the wheatfield


                                                             hilary frazier


                                                              Soul Peaces


holiday cheer

we love christmas. like a lot. derrick and i were looking back through previous Christmas pics. ohmygoodness our first tree was hideous. it was bad & not kidding. it was all sorts of pokey and leaned terribly. we've come a long way and learned there is a reason we shop for trees at night.

anywho. i pulled up pinterest and came across this great idea for repurposing driftwood. its rather simple and i loved that. so i grabbed my driftwood and my 5 gallon glass jug and got to work. the untraditional has been catching my eye lately.

i'll share more Christmas decorations throughout the week.


blank space

i've had a blank space over our couches for a very long time. just waiting for that perfect piece to jump out at me and demand to be taken home. its been just about a year with a boring blank space over the couch. i just couldn't decide what i wanted. until now. thankfully i have an awesome cousin with similar taste. she knew i've been on the hunt for a certain print so when she came across it, i knew exactly where this beauty would go. so worth the long wait....

the wreath i added was old thanksgiving decor with some faux flowers/pumpkins/not my style so i just removed all the add-ons and let the wreath hang in all its bare glory. it hangs from a long piece of twine that is secured at the top of the wall where the ceiling meets.

i've done this to a few others and have them hanging on bedroom doors as well. even used it last year as my door wreath....added a little tree scrap to sass it up. {i daring}

i feel like i need another something is needed but am happy with it for now.