Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Decor: Chalet Style

Well, based on this week's weather; it looks like a lot of folks are in for another cold and snowy winter!  …. which hopefully means lots of cozying up indoors by a fire; drinking hot cocoa.  Here are a few of my picks for making your home feel a little more like a warm, inviting chalet this holiday season… 

boxwood wreath, striped stocking, tree basket, buffalo check mug, ornament, moravian star light, leopard faux fur throw; St. Moritz print, striped candles, coasters, table runner, wrapping paper, tartan pillow, tinsel

… now, here's to trying to keep all the "bah-humbugging' at Old Man Winter to a minimum. :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Party Animal...

…. ha!  That definitely doesn't describe me as I tend to turn into a pumpkin fall asleep before midnight... but I do love holiday gatherings with family and friends (not to mention a glass of bubbly).  I also don't mind having a reason to throw aside my casual daily uniform in favor of a something a little more festive.  I usually just buy one piece each season to mix and match with items already in my closet…. and this year's pick is definitely a party skirt… I love their femininity and how easily they pair with a simple button down or thin weight sweater and a pair of heels...


Ofcourse, you could go chic with an all black monochromatic look but I've opted for a splash of cheer in the holiday's signature color… bright red which I'll pair with a crisp white or tartan button down or a hot pink sweater and a pretty bauble or two...

Anything on your holiday party fashion wish list?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Make Mine Skimm….

…. my peppermint mocha and my news that is….

… absolutely love this daily dose of news with wit that a girlfriend introduced me to a couple of weeks ago…

… just a couple of minutes each day and I'm back in "the know" about what's really going on in the world outside our nice cozy blogosphere here….

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fool Proof Hostess Gifts….

Tis the season for lots of holiday gatherings both big and small…. and we all know that if you are the hostess; it usually ends up becoming more work than you originally thought it would be.  That's why I'm a big believer in always showing up at the door with a little token of appreciation….  And, with a mile-long 'to-do' list this time of year; I'm also all about keeping it simple and (no surprise) sticking with the classics that are sure to please….


  1. It doesn't matter if you're an excellent baker or not; she will surely appreciate waking up to a breakfast that doesn't involve messing up the kitchen again…
  2. Something she wouldn't necessarily buy for herself; a quirky yet useful item (especially if it doubles as a memento of the occasion) is sure to put a smile on her face
  3. No explanation needed…. there is always a reason to celebrate when there's champagne (she didn't have to buy herself) chilling in the fridge
  4. Again, whether she decides to share them with guests or hoard them away in her closet for later; she will be thankful you came bearing this love language
  5. Whether it's a potted bulb or one in full bloom; it will bring her several weeks of virtually care-free beauty
  6. And, finally…..Yes, a beautiful smelling soap in a nice container can make dish pan hands and germ protection just a tad bit more enjoyable this holiday season…
Now…. let's party! :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Inspiration Board: Yellow

While out walking this week; I haven't been able to take my eyes off the big piles of the last fallen leaves in the most spectacular shades of yellow and brown… I think I might need a little more yellow in my life...


Happy Weekend everyone!