gift guides

seeing red


In a good way! When we were kids, every Valentine’s Day my mom would put a tiny pile of red gifts on our place mats at breakfast. Small things, like a red wallet, gloves, red pencils with my name on them – Anabela’s post totally reminded me to finish this post, ahhh nostalgia – a […]

gift guide no. 3: ireland


These are so fun to make, I’m sad this is the last one I was planning on doing & it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, jeez. I guess I’m pretty excited for the holidays. I’ll have to think about other places I went to last year – maybe an elegant grandma gift guide inspired by Palm […]

gift guide no. 2: paris


Next up – Paris inspiration. I’ll take one of everything on this guide, thanks! Is it weird to want beauty products? I like giving & getting tiny luxurious things I might not spring for myself. That Huiles & Baumes dry body oil is absolute heaven, btw. I had a tiny sample from a Parisian pharmacy […]

gift guide no. 1: vermont


While I’m not a big shopper, I do love playing pretend and making gift guides. I’m inspired by three of the places I traveled to this year: Ireland, Vermont, & Paris. While obviously some of the items are inspirational & not realistic cost-wise, they are possible to find in handmade or lower priced iterations. I […]

2009 greedy goblin gift guide


There are lots and lots of blogs out there that focus on Stuff. In fact, it is a leeetle mind boggling just how many! However, it’s the holidays! Everyone likes Stuff! I tend toward vintage/antique or handmade prizes (getting & giving, please) but sometimes one is just too plum tuckered out to whittle all of […]