Christmas in California feels different every year. Last year, it was filled with Christmas festivities and weather to suit. This year, the semester is winding down and yesterday was 70 degrees. What are great ways to celebrate when it’s warm out? If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you know we love all things coffee. Recently we were walking through Target and stumbled upon a cold brew filled with mulling spices. While I was initially skeptical, after a few sips I was sold. It was truly Christmas in a cup. With a quick glance at the label, I realized I could make this cold brew at home with less refined sugar and lighten it up a bit. We loved the result and think this would make the perfect handmade gift for loved ones throughout the holiday season.
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Every time you see me talk about fashion, you’ll hear of my love of timeless everyday pieces and you’ll notice similar accessories almost every time. There isn’t a day that goes by where I’m not wearing my Cluse Watch. I discovered these watches a few years ago and loved the affordable price point they offered. They look stunning and are effortlessly elegant.
One of my favorite parts of this year, is the ability to find seasonal decor right outside my door. Whether it means upcycling Trader Joe’s bags as gift wrap or foraging eucalyptus or pine for decorations, it’s the adventure and walks outside that add a bit more fun to this DIY. When it comes to living in Redding, it’s somewhat challenging to source craft supplies and floral, making being resourceful and utilizing the web all the more important.
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Today we’re giving away to one lucky reader our favorite sweater coat. We love this coat so much we own it in two colors and wear it at least twice a week throughout the fall and winter seasons. It’s one of our favorite pieces of our capsule wardrobe and we couldn’t love it more. Why is it so great, you ask? With the cut and texture, it’s polished, great layering and finishing piece, while simultaneously feeling like pajamas. It’s what maxi dresses are in the summer to the winter months. Whether layered with a little black dress at a dinner party or placed with a white tee and legging running errands, it’s the piece that’s on constant repeat in our closet.
It’s almost time to place a stack of gifts in your living room and get started wrapping! Every year I have a wrapping marathon where I put on a few good Christmas albums, make a delicious hot chocolate, and wrap until the wee hours of the morning. It’s one of my favorite traditions and a great way to knock out holiday wrapping quickly. Every year I try to spice up my wrapping- so this year I made 7 tags just for you!