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double dose wishlist! red + yellow.

Since Christmas is less than 48 hours away I thought I’d give you a double dose of color and wishlists today. Yellow and Red have to be two of my fav colors, and these little gift yummies are nothing short of awesome. Any of these gifts would be a happy compliment to our rather bare bottomed tree.

Good luck with those last minute shopping trips and Merry Merry Christmas! We woke up bright and early this morning to hit the road for our trip to CO. I hear there is snow waiting for us! YES! Pics surely to come soon!

Happy Friday friends!

RED LIST: photo cred: HIM – white snowflake patterned mittens {rokit} francis illy coffee machine {tesco direct} corgi lightweight pattern socks {jcrew} red aluminum eiffel stool by shiegeki fujishiro {fab.com} icade iPad arcade cabinet {think geek} HER: sequin heart {ban.do} wellies {joules} ray-ban rubberized wayfarer {barney’s} zippity rabbit wine opener {metrokane} chacha chocolate clutch {kate spade} johnny loves rosie crystal ball earrings {asos} oxblood satin collar jacket {topshop}

YELLOW LIST: photo cred: HIM – black diamond gizmo headlamp {REI} canvas laptop case {west elm} james perse v-neck tee {barneys} HER – chevron clutch bag {etsy} coltskin ballerina {zara} jonathan adler porcelain vase {nordstrom} all wrapped up pave studs {kate spade} mustard cable scarf {topshop} taylor by elizabeth & james {piperlime} sun stripe lidded basket {leif}

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assemble shop.

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a super adorable event at Assemble Gallery and Studio. I actually found Assemble during one of my morning run’s about a year ago when I spotted their bright apple red door from across the street and couldn’t help but peek in their windows.

Assemble offers loads of workshops for the crafty or crafty wanna-be’s – think sewing, painting, knitting, print etc. They also have a crazy amazing collection of letterpress greeting cards and fun little gifts perfect for your best bud or any special occasion (um, hello – if you’re still on the hunt for that perfect stocking stuffer you best stop into their shop quick!).

In the past couple months I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Andie (co-owner of the shop) a whole lot better, and boy can I tell ya – this chick is hilarious AND also one of those small biz owners whom I greatly admire and respect. I was all too happy to celebrate Andie & Emily’s 2nd birthday with them complete with cookies, milk and a book drive – it always feels good to give back, right?!

I soooo enjoyed the evening complete with Christmas caroling, an accidental self portrait, and a little present to check off my “I didn’t even know I NEEDED this!”  list.

photo cred: {moi iPhone and maggie’s iPhone}

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sunday dreaming / 32.

dreaming of…

a wintery stroll with my love.

Adam and I are packing up the car on Friday and driving the 20 hours back home to Colorado for Christmas. I’m crossing my fingers for good road weather (I hate driving in the snow!) and so looking forward to some chill days with my family. I’m also hoping to sneak in a snow stroll with Adam. There is nothing better than trekking through the snow in the evening when everything is super quite and serene and the snowflakes are brushing against your face. I can’t wait for Christmas!

photo cred: {paul sheaffer via society 6}

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the BLUE list.

Did you know there are only about 2 weeks left until Christmas?! Uh-huh. Those shopping days are trickling away faster than you can fa la la la la!

I’m heading out this weekend to find the perfect secret santa gift and some stocking stuffers for Mr. Blake & Bailie Bug. I’m definitely gonna keep this week’s BLUE wishlist in mind.

Adam and I actually exchanged our “gift” this week! I’m not even gonna lie. Our brand spanking new 50 inch flat screen television is pretty freaking amazing in our living room right now. And I think most of my excitement stems from the fact that the ‘old school’ t.v. jokes will finally subside from our friends & fam.

Happy weekend friends!

photo cred: HIM – Hand Powered Electric Razor {amazon} Yamaha PDX 11 Speaker for iPhone {yamaha} Lacoste Canvas Belt {lacoste} custom fit college striped polo {ralph lauren} royal stripe boxer {kings underwear} pass on sneaker {diesel} urbanears ‘plattan’ headphones {nordstrom} HER – steven womack scales iPhone case {society 6} honeydew flower lace bralette & undies {madewell} spotted snowfall headband & gloves {madewell} helen dress {wiksten} retro eames style rocker {vintage looks} kate spade dot to dot earrings {nordstrom} denim fitted shirt {topshop}

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sunday dreaming / 31.

dreaming of…

the real deal.

When I was little we had a fake tree. No bristles, no hastle, no yearly expense is kinda how I felt my parents thought about a real one. But I’ve always felt a little bit of sadness every time we pulled our tree from the box and manipulated its metal arms. And although I loved our Christmas celebrations, and hold them near & dear to my heart, they always left me wanting that fresh pine smell of a real tree.

When Adam and I moved to Seattle 4 years ago I was completely ecstatic when I realized that most people in the PNW buy their Christmas trees fresh. I remember getting teary eyed when we bought our 1st real tree together and had similar emotions when we bought our tree today. There’s nothing better than spending an afternoon inching your way amoungst the branches and picking the perfect one out with your love.

photo cred: {moi iPhone}

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the PINK list.

It’s that time of the week again! Wishlist time!

This week….PINK!

I know, I know, typically not the “guy’s guy” color choice but there are some pretty eye popping pink deals for her AND him.

Happy weekend friends!

photo cred: HIM – plum wool two left bow tie {forage} nixon time teller watch {zumiez} calf-high memphis sock {american apparel}  michael kors pink check shirt {bloomingdales} unisex spun poly leather belt {american apparel} northface reversible beanie {nordstrom} iTunes gift card {amazon} HER – hot streak tote {anthropologie} amazing face book {zoe foster via penguin books via the design files} insert collar blouse {topshop} matt & nat gemma plush purse {asos} pink pop herringbone women’s classics {toms} marc jacobs enamel logo disc earrings {nordstrom} nikon 10.1 megapixel digital camera {best buy}

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not so ugly.


Ooooooh I’m getting so excited! Not only is the season beginning to ooze of fresh Christmas trees, sparkly lights, and yummy smelling hot cocoa, but one of my most favorite things is just around the corner! Ugly sweaters!

Every year Adam and I search for the ugliest knitted wonders we can find. I not only love the hunt but I can’t resist the ones complete with tassels, buttons or working lights….so much fun!

In the midst of searching for this years uglies, I stumbled across these NOT so uglies. I’d love for the polar bear one to land in my closet.

Do you find yourself wearing ugly sweaters this time of year?

photo cred: {jonathan saunders} {burkman bros} {3.1 phillip lim} {proenza schouler} {vanessa bruno athe} {stella mccartney}

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the ORANGE list.

Who’s heading out for those early black Friday deals today?! Midnight? 6am? Coli and I will hopefully be snagging some super fashion deals around 5am and maybe I’ll pick out a few presents too!

Here’s this week’s wishlist….ORANGE!

Happy doorbuster weekend!

photo cred: HIM – colour stripe boxer shorts {zara} animal butt magnets {steph mantis via fab} timex men’s weekender gray and orange slip watch {amazon} patagonia better sweater jacket {patagonia} jones shoe {clae} DIY coil lamp {craighton berman} barnacle iPhone holder {i love handles} HER – o-check for top hat small planner {madewell} fleurs d’ecosse silk twill scarf {hermes} industrial garment rack {urban outfitters} the archive leather boot {madewell} design sponge at home {amazon} velvet crystal boulder ring chunk {helveta vyotlag} alicia + olivia daphney flat {nordstrom} natural habitat coral quilt {calypso}

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the GREEN list.

With the holidays right around the corner and my intention to shift this blog to a more male/female perspective blog sloooowwwlly gaining momentum, I figured there wasn’t a better time OR way to ring in the holiday cheer than with some him & her gift wishlists!

I’ve been all about bold pops of color lately and thought “why not” share some rad gift ideas for that guy or gal in your life?! For the next 7 weeks I’ll be sharing one color list a week…1st up? GREEN!!!

Check back next Friday for the next color wishlist.

Until then….happy shopping friends!

gift cred: HIM – marmot ama dablam down jacket {REI} architect lamp {crate and barrel} swivel video recorder {swivl} osprey aether 70 pack {REI} citizen canvas watch {via amazon} DODOcase for iPod {jcrew} onitsuka tiger by asics {zappos} HER – marni stretch silk-satin bra and briefs {net-a-porter} kate spade coin purse {kate spade} patent sidewalk skimmer {madewell} twinkle lights pencil skirt {anthropologie} rifle 2012 garden calendar {rifle paper co.} kendra scott drop earrings {nordstrom}

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