New Year’s Eve 2018

What’s your New Year’s Eve plans?  Since we have had kids, our NYE celebrations always include our children…because there will be many more to celebrate once they are all grown and on their own!  We seemed to alternate from spending the evening with friends or a cozy night in.

This year our NYE will consist of going out for a movie and dinner, and home before midnight to toast in the New Year, and honestly I could not be more excited!

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I set a fun casual table with some of the cutest paper goods from Design Design, Inc.  I love LOVE the mix of stripes and polka dots with the touch of metallic gold!

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I love mixing high and low’s in my decor, and in this case, the paper plates and napkins mixed with crystal and candlelight.

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Whatever your plans are this year, I wish you a 2018 full of good health and many wonderful memories!

Cheers!

xoxo

Dawn

*I was provided product free of charge, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.”

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Bunny Napkin Tutorial

Are you hosting Easter this year?

Need a cute napkin ideas for the table?  I did these for my table(s) last year, and they were so darn cute, I’m doing them again!  This is all over Pinterest, but I thought I’d share it with you here!  Now, this is a little easier with paper napkins, but I’m a white cloth napkin girl when it comes to holiday tables…so it’s a little trickier folding these, but it works!

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Fold your napkin in half and then half again..so thirds!

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Take one end and bring it straight down the center.  Do that again on the other side.

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Take your corner and fold it back up to the center.

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Repeat on the other side.

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Take your two outer points and fold them in to the center…you’ll see that you are creating the ears here.

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Flip your whole napkin over….

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Fold up the point to create the tail.

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Turn the napkin over and tuck one corner into the other.  This is where it gets a little tricky with the cloth napkin because it’s thicker, but just keep adjusting, and it will hold.

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Cute huh??  Even if you add nothing else to your place settings, these make your table look adorable!

Happy Easter!

xoxo~Dawn

 

Holiday Gift Guide for the Girl Boss

I have so many amazing girls in my life, and each one brings their own unique talent and flavor!   To kick off my Holiday Gift Guide Series, I wanted to start with gifts for the Girl Boss.  Is she a college student, a full time Mom, a full time Employee or is she working to fulfill that creative passion inside her?
Below are some of my favorite Girl Boss Gift Ideas…a couple I have myself and ALL the rest are on my wish list!!
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Madewell Tote Bag – need I say more??  This tote is leather and the most gorgeous yummy cognac color.  Perfect for toting a laptop, books, etc to the coffee shop to get some work done!
Purposeful Planner – Hands down, Corie Clark’s planners are my favorite!   They are well designed, have inspiring quotes tucked inside, and Corie just nails the covers beautifully!  I have the  Coco Luxe leatherette (pictured above) in the weekly version, and LOVE it!
Amazon Echo – Black“>Amazon Echo – I need this!!  I want Alexa to be my new best friend!  Every Girl Boss needs a little music throughout her day or a news update, right??
She is Clothing Tee – I have several She Is tees and feel empowered every time I wear one, not to mention the fit is spot on!
Ringly Bluetooth Connected Smart Ring- Gold / Onyx“>Ringly Smart Ring – OMG…I just discovered the Ringly and I might be a little obsessed.  I am not a fan of the “smart watch” …definitely not my style, but this ring…I love that it will vibrate when your phone rings or you receive a text..perfect for when you cannot carry your phone on you, but still stay connected!
So, there you go…my top 5 Girl Boss picks!
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
xoxo~Dawn
P.S. you can check out my Gift Guide for the College Guy from last year too!
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