Posts tagged ‘christmas’


holiday gift guide!

there are only 14 days left until christmas… have you gotten all your shopping done? if you have, more power to you! if you haven’t, then maybe you’ll enjoy and get some new ideas from the small gift guide i put together :]

this iphone cover looks so real, i almost clicked ‘add to cart’ before i read what it actually was! it’s a perfect stocking stuffer for the photographer in your family.

the astor bead and link necklace from jessLC is light, quaint and perfect for your little sister or best friend. if you don’t like the sky blue color, it comes in a honey color, as well as a cherry color.

i am so, so excited about diane keaton’s new book ‘then again’. in it she explains her complicated relationships with her mother, woody allen and al pacino. this book is the quintessential gift for your mother or grandmother [or anyone who loves diane keaton, like me!].

i don’t know about you, but i always lose my headphones. and when i find them, they’re always in the most random spots. what better way to keep your headphones safe, than with a headphone holder! or better yet, give the gift of color with urbanears. perfect for any music-loving teen.

why not give the gift of music? michael buble’s new christmas album is heaven. i have had it on constant repeat.

while we’re on the subject of music, who wouldn’t love this beatles poster? just saying…

i found these owl measuring cups from west elm on pinterest and almost had a seizure – they are so stinking cute!

have a person on your list that doesn’t need or want anything? bake them something! these eggnog cupcakes with spiced rum frosting will please anyone & everyone :]

i had so much fun making this list – hopefully you had just as much fun reading it!

good luck christmas shopping, everyone!


it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas…

the fact that chicago does not have snow yet, hasn’t stopped us from getting into the christmas spirit. we have been decorating the house, watching christmas movies & making christmas lists and plans. below are some of my holiday pictures from the last week via instagram :]



within the next week, i will be giving an in-depth christmas edition house tour, so you can see all our spirit! i am also working on a gift guide post for everyone in your family. originally i wanted to post a wishlist like i did for my birthday, but what fun is that for everyone else who reads it? inspirational ideas for others is so much more exciting, so stay tuned for that!

have you begun your christmas decorating? i would love to see pictures! you can send them to me at tttbelll [at] gmail [dot] com :]


music monday.

today is the start of the holiday season at starbucks! to amp up for it [because i will be doing the floor set this afternoon], i have been listening to she & him’s new christmas album :]

i love that their versions of the songs sound christmas-y, but not over the top – which is perfect, because it’s only november 14th! are you listening to christmas music yet?