Monday, November 30, 2009
Welcome back from the delicious Thanksgiving Holidays! I hope that it was a warm and wonderful time for you all. I ate until I could not eat any more! It's such a bummer when you are so full and the eating frenzy must come to an end, isn't it? But then again, there are always yummy leftovers that taste just as good the next day! Now... ready or not here come the Holidays. Hanukkah is just 11 days away and Christmas will be here before ya' know it. Below are a couple of new entries with a few things that I have found to get you started.
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 1:32 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Today is going to be a very random, all over the place kinda' day. I have a lot on my mind as I'm trying to get the Thanksgiving details wrapped up and although we haven't even made it to Thanksgiving Day... I'm rushing ahead and moving onto thoughts of Holiday/Christmas time. Here are a few inspirational photos from a new blog that I found through one of my favorite tried and true blogsites, This Blessed Nest. The new blog is called Full House and it is wonderful. Enjoy it!
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 2:43 PM
I need for someone to just shoot me if I ever get to the point where I start crocheting little jackets for rocks and stones. However... aren't these the most beautiful little collections that you've ever seen? You know what, I'm changing my mind! This will be what I do in my spare time when I move to that fantasy house on the beach. Just after dinner, I'll go for a nice long walk on the beach. Then, in the lazy morning times that I will have I'll sip coffee and crochet these pretty little covers for all of the beautiful stones, shells and sea glass treasures that I collected the night before. All this while listening to the sound of the gentle rythmic surf in the background :) Dream on Stacy! It's time to go pick up carpool.
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 1:53 PM
I saved this article from Southern Living's August 2009 issue. I love love love crab claws and this place... Grimm's Stone Crab of Everglades City is apparently the place to get them. Stone Crab season is from October 15th - May 15th, so order your stone crabs now. Grab some newspaper and beer and invite 10 of your friends over to enjoy this fun feast!
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 1:34 PM
Monday, November 23, 2009
You know, I'm famous for finding all of these precious little treasures from far away places. This company, Maileg, falls into this category. Established in 1999, Maileg is a danish design company selling products available in Asia, Australia, South Africa and luckily...the U.S!
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 1:57 PM
Friday, November 20, 2009
I thought this was an interesting product made by Pup To Go. The people in these photos clearly love their "babies"! I'd be curious to see what my labradoodle Addie thought of strollin' around town in one of these (she'd probably love it).
images: Pup To Go
images: Pup To Go
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I am really needing a new laptop bag for my computer and I've been waiting to find something a little different and more stylish than most of the stuff out there. Well, my wait is over. I just spotted some of Amy Butler's newest designs on the decor8 blog and I'm in love. The patterns...the colors...genius! I am definitely buying one of the laptop bags, and I think I may have to ask Santa for one of the travel bags, too. LOVE!
Images copyright Amy Butler Designs
Images copyright Amy Butler Designs
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 1:26 PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Pictured clockwise from the top: Christmas in the City invitation from Stacy Claire Boyd, Ribbon Champagne Flutes from Real Simple Celebrations, Winter Holidays invitation from Stacy Claire Boyd, Chocolate Cupcakes with Gingerbread Toppers from Martha Stewart Holiday Sweets, Merry Stripes invitation from Stacy Claire Boyd and Paper Angel Name Places from Cox and Cox.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I'm thinking that the Zoku Quick Pop Maker looks like a fun gift for the whole family this holiday season. Watch this video and see what you think. It looks like instant gratification to me... can't wait to try it! Available at Williams Sonoma for $49.95 - $79.95.
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 12:53 PM
Friday, November 13, 2009
One of my favorite Christmas memories as a child was when my family would visit the home of the Metz's. Every year it was their family tradition to sit down together and fill what seemed to be hundreds of walnuts with treasures and hang them on the Christmas tree. When their family and friends would visit during the holiday season, each person would choose a nut from the tree, crack it and see what they got. Is that fun or what? I don't even have to tell you how magical it was and how much we looked forward to our visit at their home. Their walnuts were simple with looped red yarn hanging from each. I have since embraced this tradition. Some years I keep them simple and others I spray paint them in silver or gold. This year I decided on plain walnuts with natural twine and finished with a little red and white gingham knot. Inside they are filled with gold coins, fifty-cent pieces, a few pretty postage stamps, tootsie rolls and even some folded money. The winning walnut has a ten dollar bill! You could fill them with sweet holiday messages. It doesn't have to be money and you don't necessarily have to hang them from a Christmas tree either. You can hang them from a wintery branch that you use as a centerpiece on your table. You can really get creative with this. For many years I would decorate a tiny little topiary and use it as the centerpiece at our annual holiday party at the office. It was fun to have a nice lunch together and then pass the nutcracker around the table and see who got the treasured walnut. So on behalf of the wonderful Metz family, I give you their fun tradtion which I have enjoyed for many many years.
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 9:24 AM
Thursday, November 12, 2009
In my December 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine, two projects relly stood out for me. We'll see if I get a chance to do either one of them... I hope so! The entire magazine is just full of terrific holiday ideas as always... but here are my absolute faves. Directions on the decorative candles can be found here and the pinecone elves here.
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 3:12 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I love to find new online stores with quirky and cute unique items, and I just found a new one...Ferm Living. Here are some of my favorites...
Clockwise from top left: Bindweed Wallpaper, Keys Wall Sticker, Velo Tea Towel, Peacock and Fern Silk Pillows
Posted by Stacy Claire Boyd at 2:28 PM