gift guides for the kiddos

I’ve been very busy rounding up all my favorite things for “sarah’s picks” which is essentially an ultimate gift guide, but I’m posting a few gift guides here for the best of the best and we are starting with the kiddos. I’ve broke them down into themes below with gifts for the little artist, the builder, the helper and explorer.

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FOR THE LITTLE ARTIST

Maybe my favorite category… the little artist.

SHOP THE PIECES:

 

 

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FOR THE LITTLE BUILDER

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

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FOR THE LITTLE HELPER

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

 

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FOR THE LITTLE EXPLORER

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

 

2021 gift guides by recipient

 

FOR THE BEST DRESSED

for the one who always looks good…

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

 

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FOR THE BOOKWORM

for the one who loves cozying up with a good book…

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

 

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FOR THE CAREGIVER

for the ones who care for us the most
SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

 

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FOR THE DESIGNER

if you wondered what was on my wish list…

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

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FOR DAD

for all the dads…

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

 

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FOR MOM

and all the moms too

FOR THE HOST/HOSTESS

for the one who uses any excuse to gather friends and family…

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

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FOR THE TECHY

for the one who is always has the newest gadget…

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

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FOR THE COOK

for the ones who feed us…

SHOP THE GIFTS:

 

 

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FOR THE TRAVELER

for the one with a suitcase forever half emptied in their closet…

SHOP THE GIFTS

 

Happy gifting. :)

sss fall style

It’s been a warm fall this year which means my summer dresses are still going strong but I’ve also been throwing on this pair (and a few others) of paper bag pants with a cropped top. It’s supposed to get cooler this week so I shopped hard for all the warmer cropped sweaters. I rounded up some of my favorites to share with you!

start with the perfect paperbag pant

add a cropped sweater

and if you missed our Gaia House Cafe reveal, head here

check out my other favorite picks here

artist spotlight re jin lee

I first saw a piece of Re Jin’s work in Sarah’s house. A stunning sculptural piece that made it in the cover shot for Sarah’s feature in Domino Magazine! Re Jin is one of Sarah’s favorite ceramic artists, and I fell in love with her work too. I was especially excited about her plant series. Re Jin’s work is influenced greatly by the softness of nature and from her past. She is a multi-faceted artist with a background in fashion and a passion for home and product design. It was a joy to chat with her about her work, and now we are dreaming of attending one of her retreats!

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anastasia’s DIY cement fireplace

Ok, I DID IT! Finally, our first home project and my first DIY project! Yes, first. I have painted a few rooms in my days, but I don’t count that as DIY. I follow many home DIY accounts on Instagram and have witnessed many of Sarah’s DIY projects; I just never thought I had it in me to do it! I am pretty impatient, and I doubt the process too much.

BUT Sarah’s determination is contagious. She doesn’t hesitate with what she envisions. She goes for it and makes it happen. I admire this so much about her.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do first. Our fireplace!

When we moved in, I knew immediately I wanted to do something to our fireplace.  The previous owners painted the original brick white and left the grout lines. The grout was too harsh and made it look tiled. It was much too perfect looking.

Sarah suggested using SureCrete. Sarah had never used a concrete overlay before (and obv I hadn’t either), so we watched some tutorials online and decided we would give it a try! It would have taken forever to order online, so I contacted a concrete dealer, and he directed us to a similar product called Flex-C-Ment. He also gave us a premixed, unlabeled primer in a half-gallon lemonade bottle, haha, so not sure exactly what it was. This primer would work the same.

With 3 people, we completed this project in about 2.5 hours!

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summer dresses

We all know dresses are my go-to in all seasons. This blue one from Mango got much love this summer and will be coming into fall with me.  I’ve rounded up some other favorites from the summer and ones currently in my cart!