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{DOWN TO THE WIRE} HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Friday, December 18th, 2015

down to the wire | Where is June?

Oh boy, it’s getting real!  Time is ticking and you are running around like a crazy person.  You are existing on little sleep, too much caffeine, and not enough workouts.  You have lists.  Many lists.  With only a week until the big holiday, it is somewhat risky ordering something online.  I thought I would share a few “down to the wire” gift ideas that I have seen while out and about.  Many are still available for shipment as well.   In my opinion, they are all winners!

1.  Instax camera.  Instant camera fun for kids, teens and adults.  Shake it like a…..

2.  Pocket square.  For the gentleman in your life.  Keep him classy.

3.  Marble candle.  Smells woodsy and looks beautiful on your bedside table. #targetdoesitagain

4.  Faux fur vest.  In black or pink, this little vest is fantastic.

5.  Wild Hog Popper.  The gift of the season, in my opinion.  Tons of creatures to choose from.

6.  Salted caramels.  Good food is always a great gift.  Buy local.  Shop small.

7.  Swell water bottle.  Keeps liquids cold or hot.  Many colorways for everyone on your list.

8.  The 52 Lists Project.  A diary of lists.  Out of stock at Amazon, but many stores have it stocked.

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 18

Friday, November 20th, 2015

In the Details No 18 | Where is June?

How is Thanksgiving next week?  And how is it almost December?  Mind boggling.  I have no hosting duties next week and I am still awaiting my assignments.  Maybe I will just be bringing wine!?  My boys {all 3 of them} and I are going to enjoy four whole days together.  I am praying for no homework and lots of time on the couch.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends or family.

A few things that inspire and interest me this week:

1. Simple wrapping paper ideas. {I will be deciding upon my palette very soon!}

2.  Wow.  I, mean.  These shoes!

3.  Loving the cat eye and healthy glow.

4.  I came to get down. -Blitzen.  Read Between the Lines wins again with this gift bag.

5.  3 ways to style a lob.

6.  Big Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramel.  Ummmm…..

7.  A structured jacket, a soft silk skirt and bad ass boots.  Brave outfits like this one inspire me to try unexpected things with my wardrobe.  {Those boots!}

 

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 17

Friday, November 13th, 2015

In the Details No 17 | Where is June?

I feel it.  The anticipation that begins to build as the holidays approach.  In the last couple of years I have dreaded the season {which is extremely unlike me}, but this year I feel energized by the thought of spending time with family and friends, building memories with my boys, and the festivities that come between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  In the weeks to come I hope to share that excitement with you!

Things that inspire and interest me this week, heavily influenced by Buenos Aires:

1.  A simple fall place setting.

2.  The most amazing butterfly chairs at the most amazing shop in Palermo.  I wanted to bring this baby home!

3.  How beautiful is this little spot?

4.  This holiday wreath belongs on my front door!

5.  I fell in love with this chalkboard wall.  The lettering, the design, all of it.  Plus, it was the store front of a speak easy in Buenos Aires.  Well, done.

6.  A Caipirinha in the mid-afternoon sun is perfection!

7.  Ummm, this outfit is on point!

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 16

Friday, October 30th, 2015

in the details no 16 | Where is June?

I am so, SO excited for the weekend.  I love to watch my boys prep for Halloween night.  The night is really not my favorite, but they are totally into it and seeing them happy is always a good thing.  I had not allowed mini-sized candy into my house until this week.  And for good reason!  Who can resist a Snickers bar?  Not me, obviously.  Sunday afternoon we are Buenos Aires bound.  {Whaa?}  One whole week of exploring the South American city, eating steak, drinking Malbec, and maybe a little hiking and dancing the Tango thrown in for good measure.  I won’t be posting here on the blog next week, but please follow my trip and adventure on Instagram.  {@seattlejune}

Haircut follow up:  You know when you go on a blind date and the minute you meet him you instantly know he is “the one”?!  Yep, pretty much the same thing with my new stylist.

A round-up of things that inspire and interest me this week:

1. Anyone been to Buenos Aires?  We would love any recommendations.

2.  To know me is to know I am obsessed with cross-body bags.  The fringe on this bag is everything!

3.  Do you follow Garance?  We would be best friends if I lived in NYC.  Her new book is out this week.

4.  To travel is to live.

5.  First item to go on my holiday wish list:  these gloves.

6.  Peanut Butter Crispy Bars.  That’s all.

7.  A large graphic print fills a room with interest.

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 15

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

In the Details No 15 | Where is June?

What do you have planned for the weekend?  I am looking forward to taking the kids to get pumpkins.  Our beloved farm is open again and so we are making the trek for pumpkins, mini doughnuts and cider!  I couldn’t be happier!  Little Man wants to make cut-out sugar cookies, so I will dig up the fall cookie cutters and whip up the dough today.  I love baking with the boys.

A collection of things that inspire and interest me this week:

1. This room screams cozy and comfortable.  Those woven IKEA poufs are pretty awesome and totally affordable.

2.  Stacks of baskets.  Wouldn’t these be great for blankets?  Or possibly a smaller one to hold TP in the bathroom?

3.  If you have tape and spray paint, you can start and complete this pumpkin DIY in no time!

4.  OMFG!  I am still obsessed with having a neon light somewhere in my house.

5.  A Dia de los Muertos inspired skull candy bowl is spot-on!  {And only $12}

6.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Jars.  They are perfect!

7.  Hoping this little white jacket fits perfectly.

PS//  I had to reschedule my hair appointment.  Getting it cut this week.  I will update accordingly.  xoxo

 

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IN THE DETAILS – NO. 14

Friday, October 16th, 2015

in the details no 14 | Where is June?

It has been such a busy and exciting week.  New things on the horizon for me and it is thrilling to be challenging myself in different ways.  We are never to old to push ourselves.  To move outside our comfort zones.  That is when great things happen.

And in super important news…….

I am getting my haircut next week by a new stylist.  It is kind of like going on a blind date, isn’t it?  One is so full of hope and praying that “this is the one”!  Wish me luck.  You know how these things can go.

A collection of things that inspire and interest me this week:

1.  Two-ingredient pumpkin brownies.  Making these this weekend!

2.  Emily Henderson’s new book Styled was released this week.  I can’t wait to read mine.  Digging this room she styled with neutrals.

3.  How beautiful is this nubuck leather messenger bag?

4.  French girls just seem to have it, don’t they? {This “uniform” is spot-on.}

5.  Yep, pretty much in love with these baubles.

6.  This cut and color are so amazing!  {That is her natural color.}  I found my new stylist on Instagram.  Is that creepy?

7.  After sending out a Facebook SOS to source this wire grid, I can’t wait to have it on my new desk!

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 13

Friday, October 9th, 2015

In the Details No 13 | Where is June?

And just like that it is the end of the week.  Hell ya for Friday!  We just finalized all of our travel plans for our trip to Argentina.  And yes, I am counting down the days.  Have you been to Buenos Aires?  I’d love any recommendations if you’ve got them.

I am still reeling from The Martian and having fantastic conversations with my boys about the film!   {Yesterday Little Man and I discussed how Watney pooped in space.}  If you haven’t already, you really must go this weekend.

A collection of things that inspire and interest me this week:

1. Instagram worthy!  The colorful buildings of the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires.  {Stay tuned.}

2.  Black, white, gray, gold, and wood.  The perfect palette for a home.

3.  Mismatched cutlery in mason jars is pretty on display.

4.  A pennant to show my love!  {Other cities available.}

5.  I would love to wear my hair in this braid to an evening event.

6.  Chocolate chip and Caramel Sandwich Cookies.  That’s all.

7.   You must {MUST} watch the documentary, Iris.  She is the coolest bird around!

{Image of Iris Apfel via Vogue}

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 12

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

In the Details No 12 | Where is June?

Guys, it’s October.  This week was awesome and not for any reason in particular!  I’m hoping this weekend is just as fun and productive.  I want to change the chalkboard wall, catch up on reading the latest magazines on my coffee table, and bake a delicious fall dessert!

A few things that inspire and interest me this week:

1. That pool!  The weather is still gorgeous here, but that pool at The Parker!

2.  High heel denim ankle boots.  It is officially boot season again.  {Only $69.90}

3.  We are looking for colorful art for our family room.  I {heart} this Agate print.

4.  I really need a day between Saturday and Sunday.  Who doesn’t?

5.  Totally in love with this front door.

6.  Pumpkin Spice Snack Cake with Maple Glaze.  That’s all.

7.  Nine years ago, I wore a pair of 7 For All Mankind “Dojo” jeans everyday for a year.  Wide legs are back.  Should I buy them again?

{Boots via designlovefest}

 

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IN THE DETAILS – NO. 11

Friday, September 25th, 2015

In the Details No. 11 | Where is June?

Happy Friday!  It has been a fast-paced, busy week.  With school and kids’ activities in full swing, life is a bit of a blur.  Weekends are always a welcome respite.  What are your plans?  I am hoping to switch my closet over to fall and squeeze in a movie matinee.

A round-up of things that inspire and interest me this week:

1.  A friend is leaving for New York on a red eye tonight…..wish I was going with her.

2. Mirror, Mirror.  That strap is too good.

3.  A new podcast.  Perfect for a long run or a long commute!

4.  This formula for getting dressed and looking great is brilliant.

5.  Dying to see the new movie, The Intern.  Matinee anyone?

6.  Possibly a new signature drink.  An Old Cuban.

7.  Time to break out the beanie.  It is always a great solution to a bad hair day.

{Podcast via Cup of Jo}

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 10

Friday, September 18th, 2015

In the Details No 10 | Where is June?

Next week it is officially fall and I can feel it!  The weather took a hard shift and the very cool mornings make it undeniably so.  But every season brings its own delights.  Fall ushers in cozy blankets, lazy Sundays and delicious comfort foods.  What are you up to this weekend?  Our little family is recovering from a very long two weeks, so low key and healthy are all I am looking for.

Inspiration surrounds us.  This is what inspires me this week.  Remember, love big!  It’s in the details.

1.   A fall hike on a piece of the Pacific Crest Trail.  I watched Wild again and the PCT is right in our backyard.

2.  Suede booties.  Wear them with cut off shorts now and a pair of skinnes later.

3.  Loving the colorful faux fur.  Bundle up in style!

4.  It is all fun and games until your jeans don’t fit.  {Truth hurts!}

5.  Moody and gorgeous.  The most beautiful print.

6.  Meyer Lemon Tart.  That’s all.

7.  Do you think I could teach myself to knit?  This blanket is amazing.

 

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