Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Favorite Things 2014

I thought I would share my favorite things that I really, really loved in 2014...some were favorite gifts and others were things that I splurged on for myself, big or small. I finally made some headway on my gifts yesterday. Seeing all the thoughtful gift guides online has definitely helped prod me along, what about you?

Fitbit Flex
I love my fitbit!! I know I've mentioned it before several times, but it really is kind of an addiction to see my activity. I actually had to have mine replaced earlier this year and the company was great about that.

Electrolux Vacuum
On a practical note, this little vacuum is so handy to have around, especially with dogs and kids! I could clean my floors every day I swear...

Jo Malone Perfume
Obsessed with my new perfume!! It needs no explanation. Another longtime favorite scent is this, my signature scent pretty much!

I spoke about this last week, and seriously this thing is awesome. Amazing sound quality and so nice to be able to listen to your favorite music right from your phone. We also have the mini in our bathroom. I use the songza app a lot for a variety of music! 

My latest lens...I have barely begun exploring it but I think I am really going to enjoy this addition to my camera bag.

I am loving my new boots I received for my birthday. They are so comfortable, even with a little bit of a heel. I can wear them all day and be fine. And, they are on sale now!!

I am now obsessed with Zella leggings. I wish I had a pair for every day of the week. I line dry mine and they are holding up extremely well with all of the wear they have gotten this fall. I even sneak them  as real pants sometimes, with flats and a sweater. Total Mom move!

This is a fun addition to your kitchen and makes breakfast sandwiches so easy. We usually use an english muffin, egg, piece of cheese and sometimes a slice of canadian bacon. Everyone in my family got them for Christmas last year. 

What were your favorite things for 2014? 
I can't wait to see what everyone gets for Christmas and loves this year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Our Christmas Home Tour 2014

Welcome to our home, Christmas 2014. Hope you enjoy the was so much fun to decorate this year and I really feel like it's a reflection of our style. Lots of pops of bright colors, of course with lots of gold {my have!} It feels warm and inviting, and perfect for our family. Enjoy! 

-the living room and the tree-

-the dining room-

-the den-


Merry Christmas! 
love, Katie 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Shopping for the men in your life...

I don't know about you, but all I'm thinking about is crossing gifts off my shopping list. Who is left? Well, Stephen hasn't given me a ton of gift ideas this year so I have resorted to going out on my own. But, I did pull together this list. I believe most men could find something they would love on this list. Stephen is a big fan of J.Crew shirts- these are all so handsome. Everyone deserves a pair of Ugg slippers- am I right? The duffel bag would make travelling easy and stylish {since men are obv worried about that!}. One thing the hubs asked for was a pair of sunglasses- what do you think about these honey? We have this speaker in our bathroom and are completely obsessed with it, making it so easy to stream music from our phones. We also have this speaker in our kitchen {Stephen's last birthday gift} and use it almost every single day. So worth it! Last but not least, I bought these personalized beer mugs for Stephen last Christmas, along with both of our Dads. On Stephen's I put our last name and the year we were married in the established blank. I think everyone loved them! I know for a fact the ones in our house get some great use ;) 

Lots of these items are on sale today so make sure to check the links and sites for specials!
....And I'm back to shopping- enjoy your weekend!! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Cheer Here and There...

I found this beautiful, downloadable print while browsing pinterest. After following the link, I found such a neat post on a woman offering these Christ-centered prints available for free downloading. Her goal is for us all to share them and enjoy them. Make sure you check them out, all of them are beautiful! Such a wonderful message as well.

All I have left to do with my Christmas decorating is add the garland to my stairs! I had such a fun time decorating this year and I feel like it is truely a reflection of my style. I can't wait to share the pictures! One of the finishing touches on my tree was big gold, Kate Spade-ish bows.

Now look, I love, really love giving gifts. I love brainstorming, finding them and wrapping them. So  I really enjoy posting things that I may find this time of year, in hopes that you could enjoy them or give them as a gift as well. I know there are TONS of gift guides that are bombarding you everywhere you look, so I understand if you are over it. But I'll still post a few things that stick out to me that I feel like are worth mentioning. 

C.Wonder is having an incredible sale on things that would be PERFECT for stocking stuffers. Things usually over $30 are available today for 9.97. I love this little dish so much and how can you beat the price?

Nordstrom just marked more giftables down like this Keepsake Box. So dainty and fun!
I also love this crystal bowl. We received a beautiful crystal vase with etched polka dots for our wedding and it is still one of my very favorites to use! So elegant but fun.

For the men in your life, this is a great deal on this Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Shirt. You had me at non-iron, and Brooks Brothers is great quality.

Amazon is offering some amazing deals today for Green Monday, including the newest version of my camera. Have I ever told you how much I love that thing!? Photography has become so fun for me. 

Happy Monday!! xo.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My Christmas Style 2014

Every year mine gets tweaked a little bit. I leave few things out and add a few more in. {That makes for adding at least one more plastic storage tub to the attic. ay-yi-yi} But, it is way more fun to tweak what you have and emphasize certain colors/themes than do the same exact thing every year, right? This is what has spoken to me this year, my inspiration:

Style At Home
{This tree is so cheery and is the perfect amount of color in every way!}

Chinoiserie Chic
{So inviting with layers of patterns of stripes and plaids, with greenery and gold}

{We have done a boxwood wreath for years...I just change the ribbon every year. I would love black and white this time around}

{The blooms that match the chest/that wallpaper...what a festive look}

{A girl after my own heart. Obsessed with this room....I love mixing in the magnolia leaves too, 
they look fabulous on the mantel...and such a fresh touch!}

I'm seeing a healthy dose of black and white for a little edge, pops of fun colors: red and pink, all mixing in with my favorite pieces in traditional blue and white. Of course, you can't  forget to add the metallics to the look as well...I'm a gold lover but I'm softening on some touches of silver too. 

Laura Wyatt Design