In My Home

Favorite Ways to Elevate Gift Wrap

It’s here. It’s wrapping time. If you’re like me, you’ve been chipping away at it bit by bit but and only have a little wrapping left. If you’re like O, you’ll be up until the wee hours of the morning on Christmas, still wrapping because you just started. Either way, I wanted to share a few little tips for how to make those gifts stand out, all with Kraft Paper wrapping.

“Sweet as Can Bee” Baby Shower

When planning a party for someone, I try my best to bring in a personal element that ties the guest of honor to the party. A random theme always does the trick but there’s something special about taking that time to really make it about them. It doesn’t have to be crazy personal or monumental -I’m not talking about planning the color scheme around their birth stone or anything- but just dig around for any source of inspiration you can find from intimately knowing the mama to be.

This baby shower is for my sister, Brooke. She is an incredible baker (see her work here) so that “bun in the oven” route was pretty tempting, but I dug a little further to find a more personal detail. She and her husband are Texas dreamers that hope to one day own and run a bee farm and for whatever reason, the second this popped into my head I knew it was the perfect theme for them. I have such fond memories of cooking with her when we were younger and drizzling honey over brie, making her tea with big dollops of honey- honey became the main inspiration for the shower and I settled on “Sweet as can Bee” for the name.

In My Dreams: Autumn Cravings

Now that fall is officially here, I can whip out some items on my dream wishlist! To me, there is nothing more fun than trying out a moodier look for fall. My favorite ways to embrace the vamp trend is by coating my usually natural nails in navy or oxblood polish, trying a deep burgundy lip and becoming instantly more mysterious in an oversized hat.