Category Archives: Holidays & Seasons

Fun and Unique Hostess Gifts

Compensation for this post was provided by UncommonGoods, however, all opinions expressed here are my own. Read my full disclosure.

It seems that everyone has a gathering or two to go to during this time of year. And what better way to show your appreciation for the host than by bringing along a cool gift? Whether you are having your own get-together or heading out to one, there are some great gift ideas from UncommonGoods that would be perfect for almost any host or hostess. Here are 7 Fun and Unique Hostess Gifts!

Fun and Unique Hostess Gifts

Have you heard of UncommonGoods before? They have so many distinctive gifts, jewelry, and home decor items. As a privately-owned retailer, their mission is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers (hence all of those nifty and fun things.) Plus, with every purchase you make, they’re proud to donate $1 to the non-profit of your choice. How cool is that?

Slate Place Card Set

I love the simplicity of these place cards and, as you can see, they can be used in different ways. Write names, numbers, or get super crafty and draw some fun holiday pictures on each!

Cheese & Crackers Serving Board

What gathering is complete without cheese and crackers?  This ampersand cheese and crackers board is wonderful for displaying all of the yummy selections the host/hostess may have.

Homesick Candles

I think that this unique candle is probably my favorite idea on the list. I have yet to smell the Ohio candle, but I can only imagine how comforting it will feel for visitors to get a scent of their home state. Plus, a candle always adds to the ambiance!

Cocktail Hour Chocolate Gift Box

You can’t really go wrong with a box of chocolates, right? Especially when they are flavored like your favorite liquor. I’ll take the champagne flavor, thank you!

Bag of Coal Soaps

These little lumps of coal are really quite the cheeky gift and perfect for even the naughtiest (or nicest) host on your list. What a fun way to keep hands clean and moisturized.

Entertainer’s Gift Box

Jelly and almonds and chutney, Oh My! This yummy gift box is certain to please a crowd with its variety of delicious goodies. Just add some cheese and wine! (It would go great with the cheese and crackers serving board above.)

Life by Definition Coffee Mugs

Keep the conversation going with some descriptive coffee mugs. Whether you fill them with coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or even mulled wine, the guests will surely be talking about these clever definitions.

So, which of these fun and unique hostess gifts will you be grabbing from UncommonGoods?

 

 

 

Neutral Fall Vignette and Fall Festival Blog Hop

Hello Friends! I’ve had a nice little break from the blog, but I’m back. And I’m so excited to be participating in the Fall Festival Blog hop, hosted by my friends Kendra (Joy In Our Home) and Lindsay (My Creative Days). There are so many fun themes/posts to hop through over the next week and you can check those out at the bottom of this post. I’m sharing a little neutral fall vignette that I whipped up for the occasion.

Neutral Fall Vignette

If you are stopping by from My Creative Days, WELCOME!

In my opinion, fall is best season and is so much fun to decorate for. I love all pumpkins, but the white ones are by far my favorites.

Mini White Pumpkins Decor

To create this little vignette, I pulled together random decor pieces from our home, keeping the color pallette simple. An old window anchors everything, while a white cake stand and a few books help group items together. I also added in some greenery to vary the height.

Fall Decor Books Succulent

This cute book page banner was so easy to make! Just type out your letters in a Word document and print out on a book page. Then cut them out in whatever shape you want and tape the backs to some string. Easy peasy!

Welcome Autumn Banner

Look at the cute curly green stem!

Curvy Green Pumpkin Stem

So what do you think of this neutral fall vignette?  I love how it came together, using just a few pumpkins and other pieces from our home. Seems like the perfect way to welcome autumn!

White Green Fall Decor

I hope you enjoyed this stop on our Fall Festival Blog Hop! Now it’s time to hop on over and check out the beautiful vignette from Jen at Noting Grace, as well as the rest of the awesome posts this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Vignettes on MondayMy Creative Days
Elizabeth Joan Designs
Noting Grace
2 Bees in a Pod
Belle Blue Interiors
Farmhouse On Elder Hill

Front Porches on Tuesday

Little Brags
Life Love Larson
Hood Creek Log Cabin
Poofing the Pillows 
White Arrows Home
Celebrate & Decorate 

Fall Recipes on Wednesday

 Joy In Our Home
With Two Spoons 
Honey n Hydrangea
Brooklyn Farm Girl
Crisp Collective
Calli Girl In A Southern World

Tablescapes on Thursday

Repurpose and Upcycle
Timeless Creations
Kingsbury Brook Farm
Back to Blueberry Hill
Dining Delight
Lemons To Lovelys

Mantles on Friday

Anderson + Grant
Personally Andrea 
Beesnburlap 
The Mountain View Cottage
Making it in the Mountains
Lemons, Lavender & Laundry

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Projects & Printables

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you have yet to plan anything for your loves, I have some great ideas. Here some of my favorite Valentine’s Day Projects & Printables that have been shared on the blog over the years.

DIY Moss Valentine & Printable

A fun and unique way to show someone you care about them.

Moss Valentine's Day Card Valentine’s Day Projects & Printables

Red, White, & Black Valentine’s Day Cards

Simple cards with a modern flare.  Perfect for kids to take to their friends!

2015 Valentine's Day Cards

Simple Ribbon Heart Place Card

An easy project to dress up a romantic dinner at home.

Ribbon Heart Place Card

Frayed Heart Pillow

Add a little holiday fun with this festive Valentine’s Day decor!

Neutral Couch Sofa Pillows

LOVEly Heart Candle Holder

Simple to make with a surprising outcome at the end!

Heart Candle Holder 1

Heart Stamps

The perfect project for kids to do and give to a parent or loved one.

Heart Stamp 5

Simple Valentine’s Day Printables

Share the love with the fun designs.

Feb 2014 Printables 1