actually we probably all do. watch this video and realize how much we’re actually missing out on.
the holidays are here! while i am actually jewish, i am in loooove with christmas. there’s something about pajamas and lots of food and the smell of the tree and wrapped presents. omg i love it.
after i begged gideon not to, he bought grand theft auto 5. and now as i predicted, all i want to do is play it. this is causing my blog posts to go up late every day this week, and i’m way behind on DIYs. so this weekend i am determined to play MORE of it so i can become less obsessed. because that’s possible right? it’s really bad. all i want to do is take a week off and sit in bed playing it eating hamburgers. hope you have way more productive weekend plans!
one . i’m determined to make some ornaments this year, and these geometric gold leaf ornaments are very inspiring
two . the holidays definitely bring out the glitter side in everyone right? normally these placemats would be too girly for me, but not 2 months a year.
three . shanna murray did some dishes for west elm, and my favorite is definitely this pumpkin pie dish
four . i find most stockings hideous, but these ones make me think of christmas in the beverly hills hotel
five . obsessed with the smell of the tree, so candles that smell like christmas trees are OK WITH ME.
six . target has a huge array of cheap and modern stag heads that i’m loving
you may have seen it already, but if you haven’t — watch the weirdest video ever late for meeting (via youtube)
i loved this post about whether or not you should go to design school. personally, i did go and i think i learned more than just design, but real career skills too. i don’t think that it’s necessarily crucial, but it can only make you a more well rounded designer (via the house that lars built)
with thanksgiving a few weeks away, i am now looking at all my pie and dessert options that i want to try. this maple custard pie with candied bacon looks insane (via raspberri cupcakes)
i love this simple leather personalized keychain that will take you 20 minutes to make by the very talented rachel (via 52 weeks project)
using tools you have around the house, you can make these artful diy wrapping paper designs yourself. your gift getters would probably avoid opening their actual gifts. (via oh happy day)
it might be old — but this tumblr page of cats wearing tights makes me so happy. and laughy. look how long their legs are. so good. (via meowtfit)
now that my brain is set on all holiday all the time, i can’t help but only want to look for pretty holiday decorations and diy projects on pinterest. check out how pretty all these projects are.
one . sending your guests home with a little thank you gift is such a nice gesture, that it could make you feel ok about bogarting all the leftovers for yourself — rosemary sea salt favors by best day ever (via poppytalk)
two . these simple and totally customizable place settings using feathers and herbs are so gorgeous and modern — by kara roselund
three . our rosemary is the only herb that survived the season change, so i was thinking of incorporating some into a place setting, until i saw these rosemary wreath napkin rings and place settings by spoon fork bacon. perfect and simple.
four . neutral and simple goes a long way when you’re doing your holiday table. some cinnamon, herbs and twine will make your table stand out — perfect place settings by vintage house
five . using washi tape and paper clips, you can make your own feather place cards perfect for thanksgiving — by a fabulous fete
six . my mom and i used to collect pinecones outside for place settings, but some neon paint takes it to the next level — by jennifer rose smith for camille styles
i had the week off of work last week, so for some reason — we decided to go to san diego for the night last minute. we usually go to palm springs for getaways, but our anniversary is in a few months so i figured we’d save it for next time.
we stayed at this tiny boutique hotel — the pearl, which was SO cheap and really cute.
we didn’t do much since we were only there for half a day, but we did visit some really cute places. san diego is kind of a weird place to do a quick visit, because everything is pretty spread out — so we walked around the gas lamp at night.
we had an amazing brunch at the cutest diner ever called great maple. they have a long list of bloody marys (our favorite was the pickle) and warm maple bacon donuts that were so rich and so good. also the chilaquiles were delicious.
we went to this shop pigment that i could have easily spent a million dollars in.
we had yummy cocktails in the fancy bar at the us grant hotel.
and then we got home and celebrated halloween. after alllllllll those movie costumes i put together, i chose another costume — saul from pineapple express. here i am trying to look stoned. i look asleep.