Restoration Hardware Belgian Track Arm Slipcovered-Two-Cushion Sofa | $3295
World Market Ivory Feather Filled Brynn Sofa | $900
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We’re gearing up for a cookie exchange party over here! Have you been to one before? It’s pretty amazing. All the homemade, delicious cookies you can imagine. I love a good cookie exchange, because I get to try different cookies that I usually make at home.
one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten
eleven | twelve | thirteen | fourteen | fifteen
Here are a couple of tips I’ve learned over the years to help make your party a success.
I always use Evite or another online invite service because then people can rsvp and let everyone know what cookie they’ll be bringing, so no one brings the same cookies. Other guests can also see how many people are coming, so they know how many cookies to bake. I usually plan to have each guest take around 6 -12 cookies of each kind home with them.
- COOKIE CONTAINERS
Speaking of bringing cookies home. You can either have guests repurpose the container they brought to store the cookies they’ve collected. Or these adorable santa-themed to-go containers would be perfect.
Totally not necessary, but guests always appreciate that little extra touch. This year, I gifted mini spatulas, cookie cutters and whisks with a festive ribbon and gift tag.
I always put out a bunch of empty platters so that guests can use them to display their cookies. And I also keep room available on the table for guests to use their own platters.
- COOKIE NAMES
I add a few blank cards to the table so that guests can write the name of their cookie, sometimes it’s just so hard to tell what is what!
Another great tip is to have each guest bring enough copies of their cookie recipe on a standard recipe/note card. I put it on a separate table so that the guests can compile their own little mini-cookie cookbook at the end of the night. All you need to provide is a decorative front cover and either a stapler or a hole punch and string or brads.
This time around I had the kids help out and decorate the shortbread and gingerbread cookies. Gotta love the enthusiasm, right? World Market made it pretty easy on us by offering ready-made shortbread, along with frosting and sprinkles. I also picked up this gingerbread gnome kit. Because the more the merrier right? World Market literally had everything I needed for the party. I love it when you can everything done in one shopping trip!!
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It’s here! It’s here! Black Friday is finally here! Time to check off all of your holiday and Christmas shopping. I’m actually prepared this year and know exactly what I’m getting. It feels good, you guys. Really good. Mental note, to do this every year 🙂
World Market is having a plethora of great sales today and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you – as well as some of my favorite products. Take a look in case you need some gift giving inspiration!
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Hey friends, I just finished prepping for our 17th annual Friendsgiving this weekend. I can’t believe we’ve been doing it this long! It’s really evolved over the years into something all of our friends look forward to all year. And when we first starting having them, it was during college with friends and roommates. It’s been so amazing to see it expand and contract over the years with new friends, old friends, new spouses and significant others, children, pets…you name it!
I figured I’d share my top 10 tips I’ve learned along the way!
Who’s ready for Thanksgiving? Aaaand Black Friday? November is here and it’s all about the sales you guys! World Market especially is killing it right now with their MONTH long Black Friday sale: 40% off on ALL furniture, plus free shipping on $75+ online orders (no code needed)! Time to stock up on all of those big ticket items you’ve been eyeing folks. Here are some of my favorites right now, including a few new furniture items that I’m adoring!