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postcard from Sydney – Christmas

Merry Christmas! I'm posting this late after a long, happy, rainy day in Sydney, Australia. The kids were up early but waited (mostly) patiently until everyone else made an appearance. There was an abundance of gifts, so it was nice…

postcard from Sydney – Christmas Eve

Arriving in Sydney was sheer bliss for me. The sound of cicadas, smells of the beach and summer BBQ's, and the cacophony of happy kids excited for Christmas was exactly what I'd been hoping for. (more…)

DIY hostess gifts – links

DIY polka dot napkins These unique host(ess) gifts are inspired and can be whipped up fairly easily. What a thoughtful way to say thank you for a party or a shared meal this holiday season.  (more…)

Kylie’s rocky road christmas tree

My sisters are both great cooks. They're particularly good at cakes, cookies and desserts. This delicious treat has been the centerpiece of our family Christmases for many years now. My sister, Kylie also makes mini versions for teacher and hostess…

gifts for (grown up) girls

1. Banana Republic slouchy beanies  2. Banana Republic metallic shaker stitch infinity scarf  3. Banana Republic long colorblock gloves  4. micro pave bangle, Chan Luu quartz wrap bracelet, Vince Camuto cuff  5. Banana Republic headband  6. Kenneth Jay Lane black and gold cocktail ring, oblong amazonite…

modern christmas – links

Gray & white mantel I'm running a little late getting my decorations up this year (much to the frustration of the youngest member of my household), so I was excited to find so many cool ideas to inspire and delight...happy…

gifts for guys

1. Nordstrom logo tees $35-$48  2. Nordstrom black tech gloves $80            3. Banana Republic charcoal wool skinny tie $69.50  4. Banana Republic casual shirts $70  5. Banana Republic blue poplin dress shirt $60  6. Banana Republic Sutter boot $158  7. J.Crew sweaters $90-$168 Buying gifts for guys…

Free-quent flyer points – not just for flights

Earlier this year I realized that I could be a lot more focused on paying bills using my credit card to earn frequent flyer miles. I was already putting work-related expenses on a credit card but those didn't add up…