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new year's breakfast

Since we have little ones at home, it’s fun to brainstorm and think about new traditions we’d like to begin, and ways that we can make special events memorable.  I’m always a little sad when Christmas is over, so I wanted to think of a way to make New Year’s a fun event for all of us, especially since it can be a challenge for Chip and I to get out when most babysitters are having fun themselves!  We did this early so I could share it here, but it was still just as fun.

new year's breakfast

My plan was to do this in the morning, but it’s a challenge to get ahead of the day with small early risers, so we did it in the evening, and it’s always a treat to have breakfast for dinner.

new year's breakfast

(Since some of you asked, here is a link to that rug!)  We just had pigs in a blanket, yummy fruit, and pancakes.  It was simple, but just right, and we dined on the low table my dad made for Vivi’s birthday (he later cut it into two pieces, so we have a 4 foot table!).  Even Brigie could sit at the table, which made her feel like a big girl.

new year's breakfast

I even pulled out the china and the silver (because when else will I do it these days?) and I’m happy to report nothing was broken!  That gorgeous vase from Target made the perfect centerpiece.

new year's breakfast

I also think it made it extra magical to dine in front of the Christmas tree, with all the twinkling lights.

new year's breakfast

new year's breakfast

Chip and I really wanted to talk about 2014 for our family, so I made a little poster (we’re calling it the “Lay List”) and we talked about things we’d like our family to do together next year.  I wrote down our ideas with a sharpie, so we can keep track of it.  At the top of Vivi’s list is camping!  It was fun to hear what she thought would be awesome ideas for our family to do

.new year's breakfast

new year's brunch

I think the hit of the party were the little noisemakers!

(You can find links for all the Christmas decorations here, if interested.)

COMMENTS

Stacey A. W."I'm a little late to the party, but I love this whole set up! One question...what is the paint color …"

Anne Marie"Ridiculously beautiful Joni!!!!! Happy New Year! "

Joni Lay"Hi there! So sorry for the delay - I bought the giraffe's at a local monthly antique market. …"

Joni Lay"Hi Julie! So sorry for the delay in my response! I bought the mirror at one of my …"

ALH"Gorgeous! I didn't see the gold giraffes on the link to all the items - can you please share where …"

Julie"Love this idea!! So sweet! Joni - where did you buy the mirror piece above the fireplace. I adore that!! "

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Dec
17

diy banner

THEMES

happy-banner-3Have you seen that lovely “Cheers” banner floating around Pinterest?  Apparently it isn’t available any longer, but I added a little DIY effort to re-create it on BHG Style Spotters today.  Be sure to check it out! Also, take a look at some ways to add fluffy flokati into your house or parties from my last post here.

Dec
12

one last list

THEMES

favorite thingsOne last wish list: a few of my favorite things, and a few others that would make fun surprises! (1) Marmont Pendant; (2) Marva Sunglasses; (3) Utility Shears; (4) Scarf; (5) Vintage Brass Bookends; (6) Letter Holder; (7) She & Him Album; (8) Wonderful Pillow; (9) Apothia Candle; (10) Fluffy Pillow; (11) Vintage Landscape; (12) Salt Tasting Dish; (13) Brass snail; (14) My fave booties; (15) Ring; (16) Tulle Skirt; (17) Hourglasses (These are on our mantel - love!)

And one last thing – I added a new color option for the singing animals prints with a more neutral, wintry feel here and here.deer singing prints

COMMENTS

Gwen, The Makerista"The sunglass option…you can certainly justify that. :) "

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Dec
10

brigie's gift guideToday is a little guide inspired by Brigette, my 10.5 month old who follows fast on the heels of her big sister.   There are a few baby toys pictured above, but overall, toys they both can enjoy are the best way to go, because inevitably they will be shared, and Brigette prefers Vivi’s toys to hers, anyway!  (1) Cuddly Bear hat (my favorite!!); (2) Wooden Popsicles; (3) Wooden Toaster; (4) Handprint Ornaments; (5) Pretend Camera; (6) Watercolor Leggings (available soon); (7) Redheaded Doll; (8) Circus Train; (9) Lollacup; (10) Red Moccasins; (11) Silver Tiny Toms; (12) Red Push Cart; (13) Cloud Pillow; (14) Hello Kitty Dress; (15) Stacking Toy

(Gifts that Keep Giving Guide; Man Gift Guide; Vivi’s Gift Guide; Expectant & New Mama Gift Guide)

COMMENTS

EHayes"the popsicles... amazing! "

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Dec
09

gift guide:

THEMES

gift guideToday’s gift guide features gifts that help with social justice, or aid others who are in desperate need.  There are so many awesome ways to give that it can’t be overlooked at Christmastime!  Do you have any favorites?  I’d love to know about more.  Many of the sites linked to here have way more beautiful products than I featured, so be sure to look around!

Warby Parker EyeglassesCharity Water FilterHope Necklace; Be a Whistleblower; Kaleidoscope Glass RingOperation Christmas Child via Sevenly; Clothe Your Neighbor Tee; The Gold BraceletToms Sunglasses; The Base Project Bracelet; Chocolate Mint CoffeeBeauty PosterBuy a Goat or a Chicken for a family via World Vision; Living Water Gift CardSilver and White Storage BasketTo Write Love on Her Arms Tee; Yellow Storage BasketNixie Twist Necklace; Fourth Estate Tote

COMMENTS

Brianne Heape"It was too hard to pick just one. So I went with a fun pair and a sophisticated pair! ;) …"

Joni Lay"Aww, thanks Brianne!:) So fun that you have two pair - they are the best! "

Joni Lay"I know - I love them!!! Makes me wish I wore glasses. I would love to have a pair! "

designRoundup"The Warby's and weaved baskets! I'll take them! "

Brianne Heape"I've got 2 pair of Warby's and I couldn't love them more. It's just an added bonus that they give …"

Gwen, The Makerista"I can't get those Warby's out of my head. They're so different, but I think they would still go …"

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