A Perfect Neighbor Gift

Giant soft sea salt chocolate chip cookies.

This post is sponsored by Miss Jones Baking Co.

I’m finding more and more that when a special occasion comes up and there is baking required my mind always goes to the same place: delicious and easy! Whether I’m baking for a birthday, holiday, or other special occasion I find that more and more I lean toward using a mix instead of trying to bake something from scratch. A long time ago I discovered Miss Jones Baking Co. and not only are the products organic, almost all of them can be made dairy free (which is a big deal when you are allergic to dairy like me). Over the years I’ve tried the brownies, cake mixes, frostings, and cookies but I think these Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite by far.

Read More

Guide to a Simple Halloween

Halloween spooky floral arrangement from a guide to a simple Halloween.

Just because it’s a popular holiday doesn’t mean that celebrating it has to be overly complicated. Popular holidays can have so much peer pressure and marketing surrounding them that it can sometimes feel easier to give in than it does to just enjoy a simple holiday. With costumes, candy, parties, and decorations crawling into every inch of your life, Halloween is no different. Even though Halloween is my favorite holiday, we typically try to keep it simple. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite low-key ways to celebrate Halloween and the fall season in general.

Read More

Halloween Entertaining Inspiration

Halloween Entertaining Inspiration

1. Crate & Barrel Black Branch Wreath / 2. H&M Home Glass Display Dome (I feel like a skull is appropriate here, or perhaps a dead rose?) / 3. Sugarfina Pumpkin Patch Gummies / 4. Charcoal Gray Table Runner / 5. Washed Linen Beige Tablecloth / 6. Low Glass Display Case (perfect for displaying spooky treasures) / 7. CB2 Marie Coupe Smoke Cocktail Glass / 8. CB2 Marta Gold Luster Double-Old Fashioned Glass / 9. Crate & Barrel Bash Graphite Hammered Tray / 10. Washed Linen Gray Tablecloth / 11. CB2 Grey Taper Candles / 12. CB2 Pitch Dinnerware / 13. Crate & Barrel Helena Graphite Linen Dinner Napkin / 14. CB2 Knight Flatware Set (I have this in my house!) / 15. Branch Candleabra / 16. Dark Gray Waffled Bedspread / 17. Washed Linen Cushion Cover in Rust / 18. Dark Charcoal Velvet Pillowcase.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and although I haven’t worked up the courage to host an adult-centric party yet, I’ve hosted quite a few for my son’s school parties (so chic, I know). I always drool over the idea of hosting an adult party one day, but until then I’ll just dream. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite finds to get my home into the Halloween spirit, and a few of my favorite pieces for hosting an ultra-spooky (and stylish) Halloween Haunt.

Read More

My Work At Home Office

Work At Home Office, 5 easy tips to make your home office the most productive and happy space in your home.

This post is sponsored by Capital One.

Moving is always stressful, but with settling in lately I’ve been trying to find my silver lining. Aside from having air conditioning again (after not having it for 9 years), one of my favorite things about our new place is that my office is no longer in a closet. Awhile back, before the big move, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Capital One at their office in San Francisco to hear about the results of their 2017 Work Environment Survey…

Read More