Monday, November 25, 2013

Made in the 216 Holiday Shoppe

It's that time of year again!

The ever-fabulous Made in the 216 Holiday Shoppe launches with a bang this Friday, the 29th and runs until Christmas Eve. If you're interested in more local-focused Black Friday shopping, then head to Room Service for some handmade goods, a hot toddy, and some sweets!

I'm thrilled to have some prints and handmade ornaments in this year's shoppe. This event is not to be missed!

More details below - hope to see you all there!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Links

Happy Friday, everyone!

I've been quite busy over here, packing orders and getting new holiday items added to the shop. BUT I always have time to bounce around on the internet, and wanted to share some of the things that have me diving head-first into a pool of holiday cheer (vodka added).

Thanksgiving recipes you can make ahead of time.

These sequin track pants seem like a holiday season no-brainer to me.

This recipe for beer mac 'n' cheese would make a tasty post-Thanksgiving meal with that leftover Great Lakes Christmas Ale (wait, is there such a thing as leftover Christmas Ale?)

Anthropologie made a gold version of their signature monogram mugs – a perfect $10 gift.

I have a giveaway coming up on the blog – get to know Pattern Pod before December 9th.

A birch vase DIY.

A tasty last-minute gift idea for your Thanksgiving hostess: salted caramel bark!

Hope you are all getting excited about the short week ahead, and the "official" kickoff to the holiday season! I know I am...I can feel my little grinch heart growing by the minute.

Cheers, and see you next week!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Target Holiday: Cozy Luxe

Our pumpkins were practically still lit when Target came out with their holiday decor collections, which always seems too abrupt, but their decor for holiday is absolutely killing it (per usual) so I don't even mind. I'm so on board.

 I love decorating for the holidays but I like to keep it subtle. Anything I buy has to be flexible enough that it could pass as everyday decor (besides our Christmas tree, of course). Typically I keep things neutral and just add a lot of sparkle and metallics, which is why these Target finds are getting me right into the holiday spirit. Affordable and chic—there's really nothing better.

Have you started to decorate yet? I wanted to keep my pumpkins and wheat up until Thanksgiving, but I'm not sure I can wait much longer for Christmas to move in!