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Star Lights

I am in love with these Stargazer Lights from Terrain! I have visions of light filled apothecary or bell jars lining my mantle for the holiday season. These sweet little strands are so versatile you can find ways to use them year round. For me, I am planning on getting a few different strand lengths so I can use them for things like the aforementioned jars, but also for larger projects like lighted garlands or table runners. I really liked that Terrain included a number of different decorating ideas on the purchase page.

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Lighted fire pit anyone? You wouldn’t be able to make s’mores, but you wouldn’t have to worry about getting the smoke smell out of your hair and clothes either. Pretty and great for outdoor parties with little ones or clumsy larger ones. *coughAndycough*

All images from Terrain.

Some Holiday Magic

I may have a case of the Wednesday grumpies, but this cute little video by Anthropologie made me thing about all of the fun holiday things I have coming up.


It may be all reports and paperwork now, but there will be tree decorating, hot chocolate and Christmas lights later.

A little last minute inspiration

Even though I am way past the age of Santa and flying reindeer, there is still something magical about Christmas.  If you can look past the frantic last minute shoppers and the horrible holiday traffic, there are so many wonderful things happening.  Time with loved ones, cooler weather, delicious holiday beverages, and oh, so many lights.  I still remember my mom bundling up my bother and me and driving around the different neighborhoods to look at all the lights. The cool air coming in the windows we’d crack to hear the holiday music, pricking at our nose and cheeks, and the contrasting warmth of the heater making our jackets and thick socks seem so very snuggley. Before long the lights would start to blur and the music would get softer, our eyelids would feel so heavy, and then we’d wake up at home in our beds which made it seem all the more dream-like.

So if you are having a hard time getting yourself into the Christmas spirit, check out this party featured in Green Wedding Shoes and see if you can’t find the giddy five year old within that is just begging for a sleigh ride.

Now, I honestly have to say that I never knew about the mythical holiday unicorn before now, but I think it’s a great idea.