Holiday Gift Guide for the Gals + Giveaway!

November 18, 2016

I know it’s early, but there’s nothing worse than waiting until the last minute to find that special gift! So i’ve done the hard part and rounded up a few of my favorite gift giving ideas! This year, I wanted to focus on featuring gift ideas from real artisans and makers. Not only does this support small businesses, but it assures that your gift will be unique and truly thoughtful.

WATCHjord wood watch glam vanity layout with candle

I received this watch and I am completely obsessed with it. When it comes to watches, I gravitate towards the traditional chain link look of the iconic brands because they are timeless and go with everything. Well this is that – except with a fun twist.

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Jord Wood Watches are all handcrafted from various types of wood – mine happens to be Koa wood from Hawaii. But fear not if you want glam – it has all the rose gold feels, a beautiful exposed window, Swarovski crystal markers and Sapphire crystal face. Oh and it’s automatic, so no need for batteries. Even Marlowe loves it.

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The watch will arrive beautifully packaged in a solid wood box, so all you have to do is add a bow.

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DISCOUNT & GIVEAWAY: If you aren’t already convinced, head on over to their site and take a look for yourself. The best part? I have partnered with them to give all my followers a $25 gift card for use on their site!! Simply fill this out and you will be sent your coupon. Do you want to WIN one?!? ENTER HERE

CUSTOM ART PIECE

I love scouring Etsy for gift giving and inspiration – the amount of creative artists out there is astounding. I may or may not have been searching for pet portrait artists when I came across this gem. Genevra Bell is an incredible artist whose whimsy and knack for the fanciful is uncanny.

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While she does have ready to purchase items in her shop, I can’t think of a more personalized gift than that of a custom piece of art. She will do anything you can dream up, but my favorites are her custom paintings of homes and pets. She will even add details like a flower crown or bow tie to your beloved pooch (or kitty) Head on over to my Instagram to see how you can win an adult coloring book, illustrated by Genevra as well as a 20% off coupon for a pet portrait of your own!

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TERRARIUM

Sticking with the Easy discoveries, I found these adorable terrariums and succulent gift boxes! They come with everything you need and would also be a fantastic host or hostess gift. They look beautiful everywhere – on the coffee table, bookshelf or desktop. And there are multiple sets with multiple price points to choose from!

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CHUNKY KNIT THROW

Nothing says winter snuggle time more than a super cozy blanket. Just imagine how cuddly the person who receives this hand knit throw will feel?! Make it the ultimate gift my pairing it with a good book and loose leaf tea…or a bottle of wine. Just sayin’!

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LUXURY CANDLE

I would be remiss if I didn’t encourage you to gift a candle this season. I truly believe that they are one of the easiest ways to create a homey atmosphere, lift your mood and treat yourself.

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This holiday season I have done something a little special – for a limited time, I will be offering hand dipped rose gold candles. Each vessel is hand dipped, one at a time to create a one of a kind piece. Once lit, they give off the most beautiful glow.

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This post was sponsored in part by JORD Wood Watches


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Gilded Autumn Tablescape

October 13, 2016

Gilded Autumn Tablescape

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Every season has it’s merits, but there is something so magical and cozy about fall that I just can’t get enough of. While pumpkins, mums and spicy tones usually take center stage, I wanted to create a more elegant and understated tablescape for a change!

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Professional Looking Flower Arrangement

April 20, 2016

 

IMG_5869My Grandma was the queen of everything clever, from her use of witty banter to her “why didn’t I think of that?!” solutions for everyday problems. She always had fresh flowers around her house, but didn’t always have the time to perfectly arrange them.  Thus came one of her many ingenious “hacks” before that was even a thing.  I’m going to share her secret to a full, lush looking arrangement without breaking the bank.

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White Lacquer Bamboo Dresser

April 15, 2016

White Lacquer Bamboo Dresser

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Every once in awhile, I’ll find myself scouring Craigslist for those elusive diamonds in the rough. This particular day, I majorly scored. I bought a pair of vintage Thomasville Bamboo dressers and a matching cane back chair (more on that make-over another day.) This DIY make-over is one of my favorites – the result is stunning and it only took an afternoon.

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Top Sephora Finds & 15% Off

April 8, 2016

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I’m taking a quick break from all things home to talk about one of my favorite obsessions – all things beauty! Any of my friends will tell you that I’m always on the hunt for that next “holy grail” product – whether it be a new favorite lipgloss or moisturizer, I’ve always got room for “one more”. But as I’ve gotten older, my beauty philosophy has changed from try as it all, to investing in fewer, better, and better for me products. And I see them as just that, an investment. It just so happens that now is the perfect time to stock up as Sephora is having a 15% EVERYTHING sale for all VIB members. If you haven’t signed up, do it! You earn points which get you free stuff, and you have access to lots of other perks. Below are the items I’m stocking up on – they are all natural, luxurious, cruelty free (this is huge for me!!) and most of all, they work!

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Designer Look Succulent Planter

April 6, 2016

IMG_5644One of my favorite ways to bring fresh spring style into my home is with potted greenery, like succulents and neutral toned orchids. I found this fantastic resin clamshell at my local Home Goods, and knew it would be the perfect container for a simple planter with a high end, designer look.

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Easy Spring Planter

March 12, 2016

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One of the first things I like to do as soon as the weather permits is refresh my front porch planters. It’s such an easy way to add some color and cheer, even before the rest of the gardens come alive. I have five easy tips that I have learned along the way that I’d love to share!

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New Spring Candles

February 25, 2016

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The time has come to put away the winter scents and bring out the fresh spring newness! I have launched three new candle fragrances that I’m so excited about!! Basil & Linden Blossom is a cool citrus that blends with fresh herbs and amber, Spring Rain is a delightful fresh floral that combines with a warm white musk, and Cucumber Mint is a soft, subtle and reminiscent of a relaxing afternoon at the spa. They make perfect baby and bridal shower gifts – tis the season!!

xx – Kate, Wynn & Roo

My Night Stand Essentials

February 5, 2016

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One of my favorite things to do in the evening when it’s cold out (or not cold, let’s be honest) is to cozy up in bed way early, and watch a movie (or Bravo as the case may very well be). I try and make my bedroom feel as luxurious and pampering as a room at a boutique hotel, and making sure my nightstand is stocked with a few necessities is essential in making this happen.

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