Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I have had so many awesome questions this week that it was hard to get it narrowed down to three. I try to email everyone back that sends me a question, but if you haven’t had your question answered hold tight because I promise I will try to get to it. Okay, so on to this week’s questions.
WHAT TO PUT ON MY WEDDING REGISTRY
I have had a couple of my sweet readers emailing me that they were getting married and were wondering what I thought that they should include on their registry. First of all, congratulations! What an exciting time this. So here are a few of my suggestions and recommendations. I know this will shock no one, but I highly recommend going classic and timeless on the bigger pieces. You want a piece of china or an everyday dish that you will love for years to come. My other recommendations is to spend a little extra money for the stuff that you are going to use a lot- for instance your mixer, your iron, your knifes, etc. These are the types of things that you will use forever and shouldn’t have to replace for ten or more years.
As for some of our other favorites, we love the Fieldcrest Towels from Target, Restoration Hardware Sheets, Henkel’s knives, we love our Jura coffeemaker and Miele vacuum. Both of those last two are definitely pricier then you might want to ask for. I did find this Miele vacuum has awesome reviews and is more in the price range of a Dyson. Also, you guys know how I feel about making pretty choices in the things we buy and use everyday so I say go for those gold measuring cups and get the pretty whisks. They will make you smile every time you use them.
NEWLYWED STARTER KIT
GIFT IDEAS FOR MY GALENTINE’S
What is Galentine’s Day you ask? It would be a legit question- especially if you don’t watch Parks and Recreation. I don’t, but maybe I should. Apparently it’s a fictional holiday that we should all be celebrating. As Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie herself explains on the show: “Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” Still confused…….
Basically it’s like Valentine’s Day, except instead of spending it with your significant other, you spend it with your best girlfriends, whom are your soulmates. Kinda does deserve it’s own holiday, don’t you think? What a fun way to make pretty choices by honoring the friendships that are so important in our lives. One of my thoughtful readers was looking for suggestions on gift ideas for their girlfriends. I have found some fun things that I know I would love to get. So invite your besties over on February 13th or go grab yourselves some brunch and toast to your SOUL-SISTER LOVE. Cheers!
WHAT DO I DO WITH THESE DANG CURTAINS
photo/ west elm
I’ve recently gotten quite a few questions about how high to hang your drapes, and where are some good places to buy hardware. While I’m not an interior designer, I do have quite a few friends that are and I’ve learned a lot over the years. When you move nine times, you figure this out…the hard way. Let’s just say…..hang + remove + patch + paint and repeat. Ha! When it comes to hanging curtains there is ONE basic rule. Hang your curtains as high and wide as you can. It makes your windows appear larger and lets in the most light. Below is a great illustration to show you what a difference this can make.
LET THE LIGHT IN
How do you deal with multiple windows spread out across one large wall? I personally love the idea of extending an extra-wide curtain rod from wall to wall and hanging multiple panels, creating a soft repetition. I really love this look. Also layering panels with different textures can create drama and depth.