Christmas

back to our regularly scheduled consumership….

December 3, 2015

gift

as nice as the response was to giving tuesday, i still received requests for a “goodnite irene holiday gift guide.”

ask and you shall receive, you insatiable, credit card maxing, commerce-happy, everyday-santa’s.

so if you just can’t bear to show up empty-handed to the ugly christmas sweater party, here are a few gifts i think are swell:

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for the champs lover in your life, add a little more bubble to theirs with personalized veuve clicquot stationery from minnie and emma.

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and how cool are these smeg toasters?

this is definitely over-the-top, and most people don’t need a new toaster….but they will dig setting this out on their kitchen counters come christmas morning.

jamand who will pass up a gourmet peanut butter and jam collection from blackberry farm?

who will pass up ANYTHING from blackberry farm?

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i was given these japanese hand towels last year as a thank you gift.

who knew hand towels could bring such joy?

they are a gorgeous addition to our powder room, and i can attest a lovely gift to receive.

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for the hippie in your life these smudge sticks make for a fun and unusual present.

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and this beauty dust from moon juice is an outside-of-the-box gift for your beauty product junkie.

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for that manly man in your life these matterhorn glasses will make their gallant, after-work scotch appear even more strapping with its carved crystal alps.

so there you go…a little gift giving guide courtesy of goodnite irene….

i must admit babbling about stocking stuffers and beauty dust given yesterday’s tragedy seems vulgar and off tempo to say the least.

at the end of the day the real gift we can give each other is our kindness, our attention, and empathy.

love to all,

katie

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December 26, 2013

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and just like that.

{poof}

christmas is gone.

we’re exhausted.

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it’s over so fast.”

jones is wrapping his giant head around the fact that, like milk bones, christmas is gobbled up in seconds.

best to savor every morsel, taste, and chew of the magical day.

hoping your holiday was delicious m’loves.

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’round here….we hail to the kale.

December 23, 2013

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monday happy to you my kin o’sugartown.

were you naughty or nice this weekend?

my lump of coal showed up early last week in the form of a beautifully, gift-wrapped stomach flu, tied up with a sore throat and no return receipt.

for close to 5 days this nasty, superstorm of a bug typhooned my world; ravaging real estate {in the form of popped eye vessels,} and wreaking havoc on my already flimsy, internal eco-system.

although my doppler radar is finally registering a calm 98.7 degrees, it’s been a battle of the gut {literally,} head, & heart to find the christmas spirit around here.

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yesterday was the first day i felt the mood of merriment; a wee tickle of mirth coursing through my veins and the home speakers, dashing crumbs of fa-la-la-la-lahtinsel on my bah-humbug soul.

 imbibed with a vigor to be out amongst fellow festivity-seekers, i ventured to my local shoo-in for jolly: trader joe’s.

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nothing like a trip to trader joe’s to get the holly hollering…..happy, smiling, cider-sampling faces are the standard; it’s like they pump out opiate air and put oxycontin in their pre-packaged, rbgh-free products.

whatever it is, i’ll roll it, smoke it, and deal it to suburban moms {my version of leaning in,} i need all the help i can take.

as you can see, yesterday i bought trader joe’s out of their ornamental kale bouquets.

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totally unconventional, these vibrant greens perform little holiday miracles throughout the house. like bitty, helpful elves, our home was instantly christmas-fied with bundles of mint-speckled shrubbery dotted into every nook and cranny.

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 in addition to the kale salad decor, i’m also silly happy about this new chrome app: momentum.

a personal dashboard for your computer, momentum opens with a changing landscape {always stunning and inspiring,} a motivating set of words, and a customizable to-do list…gotta return those shoes.

to-do list aside, i just love the fact that someone, ok a computer, is finally able to say good morning to me so friggin’ early.

as prompted by momentum, i’ve decided my main focus for today is to count all of the toe-curling, tears-streaming-down-my-face, hand-to-my-head blessings in my life.

you’re all included in that calculation.

merry merry to you m’loves.

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