Friday Faves {April 10, 2015}

Cheers to the weekend, the weather in New England finally starting to feel like spring today. Now time for my Friday Faves…

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1. Home office perfect for city living. Why didn’t I discover this mini desk before I put a not-as-perfect desk into a tiny random room we have that doubles as an office and storage? This desk is both a functional desk and nightstand – great for a spare bedroom. Buy it here in white or chocolate – it’s even on sale. #iwantit {popsugar.com}

2. DIY floral arrangements. Is there anything Blake Lively doesn’t do? She has a trick for creating her own floral arrangements, and all it takes is heading to your local grocery store and picking up a few of their generic, pre-made bouquets. Then you rearrange into prettier bouquets for around the house. {brit.co}

3. Make-ahead Chipotle-style burrito bowls. That says it all, doesn’t it? I’m all about a mexican “bowl” of any type, but mine usually consist of lettuce, taco meat, veggies and the usual toppings. This recipe takes it up a notch but is still pretty easy and can be prepped ahead of time (and it can even be stored in the freezer). You just make chicken, cilantro-lime rice, black beans and corn salsa, then add toppings. {today.com}

4. More habits of organized people. I do a few of these (write everything down… check – I’m a crazy list person)… but I could use some work on others (having a home for everything, having less stuff, etc.). This is a good, realistic list of things that do work if you commit to them. I’m organized when it comes to productivity, but my desk and house certainly don’t look like they belong to an organized person… {refinery29.com}

Friday Faves {March 6, 2015}

Friday Faves

1. Pasta deliciousness. If I could, I might eat pasta every day – or at least rotate it with pizza every other day. This round-up of easy pasta recipes is now bookmarked on my computer and I can’t wait to try some out. {camillestyles.com}

2. Perfect black wedges. I’ve had my eye on these black suede wedges for a while, and now that the Shopbop sale is on, I might have to get them. The sale ends tomorrow – more sale finds in yesterday’s post here{shopbop.com}

3. Lennon & Maisy. I’m addicted to the show Nashville and also happened to go to the city last weekend (love). The two sisters in the show aren’t acting when they sing… they are amazing. Love their cover of “That’s What’s Up” – listen below! {Lennon & Maisy YouTube}

4. Coffee table inspiration. Our coffee table looks nothing like this, but in a perfect, more organized world it would, especially when entertaining with vino and apps. So pretty, right? {fashionablehostess.com}

Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts & Teleflora Giveaway

Tis the season for holiday parties, and you don’t want to show up empty handed. I usually go with a bottle of wine or bubbly with an ornament tied to it, but this year I wanted to step it up a notch. Check out lots of great ideas below – and head down to the bottom of this post to enter to win a festive holiday bouquet from Teleflora!

Hostess Gifts

 

  • Teleflora Celebrations by Radko Starry Ornament BouquetWho doesn’t love a fresh bouquet of flowers, especially around the holidays when your home is nicely decorated for the holidays? This bouquet is a perfect centerpiece, with red roses, carnations, holly and other florals, complete in a limited-edition ceramic Celebrations by Radko keepsake. Once the flowers have reached their prime, you can use it to hold Christmas cookies, flowers or other treats. I love Teleflora because each bouquet is hand-arranged and delivered by a local Teleflora florist.Scroll down to enter to win this bouquet for you or a loved one!{teleflora.com, $52.95}
  • Kohler Chocolates Holiday CaramelsChocolate is another hostess gift that you really can’t go wrong with. These caramels are covered in a creamy chocolate shell and are inspired by the nostalgic winter traditions, tastes and smells of Wisconsin. I love how they come in festive colors and are available in different quantities and price points too. {kohlerchocolates.com, $9.99 – $59.99}
  • Landmark Vineyards “For the Holiday Host” Gift SetNot only is this Pinot Noir the perfect red wine to relax with on a cold winter night, but this set truly is perfect for a hostess because it also comes with a gift-ready package of Wonderful Pistachios, which pairs perfectly with Landmark Vineyards’ 2012 Overlook Pinot Noir. This wine is crafted by hand-selecting grapes from the finest pinot noir vineyards in California and pairs beautifully with holiday meals. {landmarkwine.com}
  • B. Toffee Gift Wrapped CanistersThis toffee is delicious! And it comes in their signature B. toffee canister, nicely wrapped up with crinkle paper and a chocolate brown ribbon, making it easy-to-gift. It comes in both milk and dark chocolate, but if you can’t decide, just get both! {btoffee.com, $19.99}
  • JOCO CupThis is not your everyday travel mug – it’s made from strong borosilicate glass, so it’s both stylish and sturdy. It comes in lots of fun colors and different sizes, is microwave safe and BPA free, and the shape is modeled after standard disposable coffee cup sizes so it’s easy for you or a barista to brew right into it. Gift this with your favorite coffee or tea – or keep it for yourself and use it every day like I have been! {jococups.com, $24.95 for 12 oz}
  • Sharper Image Kitchen Tablet StandThis is perfect for the hostess that loves to cook – especially if they are like me and get most of their recipes from Pinterest. When you’re in the middle of cooking, you don’t want to be touching your iPad over and over, so use this stand to make it much easier. Just put your tablet into the stand and use the self-standing stylus to navigate the touch screen. {sharperimage.com, $49.99}

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Giveaway! Now through December 24, 2014, you can enter to win a Teleflora Celebrations by Radko Starry Ornament Bouquet, valued at $52.95. There are lots of ways to enter below – open to U.S. residents. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

And in case you missed my other holiday gift guides and giveaways, you can view them using the links below. Lots more to come, so check back now through Christmas!

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**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, all opinions are my own.