Thursday, December 18

free calligraphy holiday tag download // printable

7 days! and if you have all of your presents neatly under the tree… you deserve a pat on the back… and a glass of wine… and an award. but if you're still getting it together, i made you something to get one step closer. some gift tags!

there is one page with all 4 tags, download and print as many times as you need to wrap all of your gifts. i'm writing names on the back and leaving just the designs to show under the tree.

they're easiest to cut with an x-acto knife and ruler, so grab those and download the 8.5" x 11" sheet here. print on a heavy card stock for best results!

so who's done wrapping and who is going to get a lot of use out of these?!

share your gift wrapping skills using these tags with #afabulousfete!

printable is for personal use only. cannot be reproduced, sold, or given away in any promotional situation.

Wednesday, December 17

duck tape calligraphy glasses for the holidays // diy

yesterday i shared a really fun tutorial for jazzing up your cocktail glasses with duck tape on osbp! i used my calligraphy to create the phrases, but you can use fonts or your own hand writing. come up with some clever phrases then stop by oh so beautiful paper to get the full diy instructions. the best part is that the tape comes right off with no residue, so you can use glasses you already have! enjoy!

Monday, December 15

on the road for the holidays // style + travel

who's traveling this holiday season?! did you all just raise your hands? probs.
i was just telling a friend the other day, if a car ride is going to be over a half hour long, jeans are out of the question. i'm not sure that there is anything i dislike more on a road trip, than an uncomfortable outfit. well, maybe traffic, but i can't control that. what i can control is putting on a cute, but incredibly comfy outfit for a long drive. i like to stay somewhat looking put together, because of course, there are lunch stops, gas station stops, and who knows, maybe a stop to shop. boden sent me some of their new activewear to try out. not only was it the silkiest workout gear i've ever worn, it looked great on my last trip out of town.

i paired it with my favorite sweatshirt and a long tank.

these are really my favorite things to wear on a regular weekday as well, especially when your day is jam packed and you don't know when you're going to get that workout in. look cute, but be prepared to get that 3 miles in on your lunch.

so, what do you guys like to wear when traveling?

[product provided by boden for use in this post. get this look and check out all of their other pieces right here. it's all 20% of right now too!]

the weekend update // life

this weekend was a little mixed up, in a good way. i started it pretty early on thursday heading to palm springs with the girls for a little shoot + inspiration. so fun, but more on that soon (pic from that day). we came back friday after a delicious breakfast at the ace and i continued on as a normal work day, worked a bit on saturday then continued my "weekend" that night. i don't feel like we've had a day to relax with each other and do nothing in a while between work and travel, so ryan and i spent most of our free day shopping, hanging with the pups and testing out some delicious recipes for the blog. my perfect sunday! 

some links you might like as much as i did //

make: dip dye stationery, the perfect gift for a friend (or yourself)
sip: 14 takes on the moscow mule (my favorite!)
read: this quote, and believe it
learn: a beautiful mess and their thoughts on young industries (blogging specifically)
buy: these calligraphy cheers balloons for your nye party i collaborated on with the flair exchange

Friday, December 12

3 gifts guides for your girls // style

ok, i know people started getting their gift guides up in like, april, but you still have time!! i really just started shopping this week and delivery is not a problem. so i went ahead and put together a few fun ideas for the ladies in your life. ok fine, these are basically just my wish lists.

for the blogger! 2015 planner for obvious reasons, instax mini… with a digital screen, what?! because if you're a blogger you must own a polaroid, leather file folders for important blogging ideas, these wood pieces are perfect for styling posts, a gorgeous leather mousepad for drafting up your stories, and again this plate would be a gorgeous styling prop for recipes!

for the fashionable entertainer. a comfy dress that will keep you moving while mixing cocktails and serving appys, amazing bobbies to keep your hair out of your face while prepping for guests, a phone case… because it's cute… plus everyone will see it when you are taking pics of your fab party, i've wanted this watch for a loooong long time, have you guys tried this oribe hair refresher? life changing (thanks natalie!), and tees are my jam with cute skirts plus oh so comfy to entertain in.

for the hostess with the mostess, she needs all of this. find your scent! my fave is this voluspa makassar ebony & peach, a polaroid printer for your iPhone… how perfect would this be to set out for guests to use at a party backdrop, the dinner diaries because it's cute and potentially useful for those of us with limited manners, my calligraphy on balloons… duh, love this marble tray for making simple snacks fancy, poufs for extra seating, always a must, this pretty notebook because you must always make lists for your party and plan out decor, and finally i'm obsessed with these rose colored gold rimmed glasses.

what's on your wish list? um, i mean, what are you gifting your friends this season;)