I love office supplies, and recently I’ve come across Poppin. It’s amazing. They have every office supply you could ever need in beautifully bright colors -plus GIANT sticky note pads. Needless to say, I’m totally crushing.
Few things are more exciting than moving into a new space! It can definitely be stressful (When Casey and I moved into the loft our air conditioner stopped working and we ran around town getting things we didn’t think we would need – like a new shower curtain rod). It’s always nice when you finally settle and can invite friends over to see your new space.
In honor of one of my best friends moving into a new space last weekend, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite housewarming gifts.
I love these striped candles – they are an easy way to add some pops of color to a new home! Find them here.
I’ll admit that I’m a vase fiend. I want EVERY one I see. These are super cute and you can find them here.
How practical (and hysterical) is this fruit/veggie slicer? This is great if your friend loves salads/baking. You can find it here.
And if you want something that is actually practical, I love this nesting bowl/measuring cup set. Find it here.
Boy is it cute! In terms of coffee options, it’s pretty basic (which I love – I don’t need a million ingredients in my coffee/latte/mocha). Plus the staff was super friendly without being annoyingly friendly.
I definitely want to go back when I have time to sit/explore Ten Over Six.
Image via Pinterest
So I’m going to be pretty stereotypical and say 2013 was an insane year. There was a lot of personal growth and trying all the new things popping up in Deep Ellum.
For 2014 I am focused on trying more new things and stressing less. This past year I tried out a calligraphy class and loved it so much that I want to go back for the advanced class.
I want to spend more days at the park with my dog and friends (Lola and Zaza are quite the pair at Klyde Warren!) I want to push myself to do things I’ve always wanted to try (like learning the ukulele or picking Chinese back up).
I am determined that this year I will get our loft very organized and hopefully add some new furniture, too! I’m trying to eat more veggies this year and take in less sugar (as I’ve gotten older, I’ve really noticed how sugar makes me completely crash).
What are you hopes for the new year?
I love picking out presents. I much rather find someone the perfect gift than build a list of my own (which leads to a lot of frustrating indecision on my part for my family and friends).
I was perusing Kate Spade’s gift guide and found some really adorable things (which is too bad because my holiday gift shopping is done)!
I can really appreciate a good candle, and I love the one above with stripes! I think frames are a great BFF gift and you can put a memorable photo of you and the recipient in it (I know, I’m a total sap). I also love practical gifts – like this fun USB and these glittery coasters.
Have you been decorating for Christmas? I know I have! Decorating in a small rented space can sometimes be a challenge, so I wanted to share some of my favorite decorations from around the loft.
Our tree is covered in adorable felt ornaments. That little penguin is so cute!
I feel like since last year bottle brush trees turned into mason jar snow globes have been HUGE! I made the below last year when I refused to pay an arm and a leg at a particular store for one…Plus super easy to make! Just hot glue a tiny tree to the lid of a mason jar, add snow and screw on the lid. Viola!
I adore that tiny tree ornament! It’s definitely one of my favorites!
Casey and I decided to go with a real tree this year, but to ease us into it we got a tiny table top tree from Whole Foods (they had a great selection and you don’t have to worry about a stand). We love this because it’s small-space friendly and hard for Lola to attack!
Last but not least are stockings. I got these at West Elm a while ago. I just added a blue ribbon to mine, but I’m thinking of replacing it with a huge homemade pom pom!