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give thanks the glitter life

Happy thanksgiving! 2015 has been an especially wonderful year for us. We celebrated Jennifer and Jay’s marriage in April, we welcomed Baby Ed in September… and there have been countless other small victories and miracles in between. And of course we are thankful for all you who read this blog! We are truly blessed beyond measure. We hope you all have a relaxing day with family or friends (or maybe both!), with plenty of time to reflect on your own blessings as well. xo

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’tis the season.

We woke up this past Sunday like it was Christmas morning… Sugar Paper Holiday for Target had ARRIVED. We legit couldn’t get our orders in fast enough. Here are a few of the gift-wrapping goods we scooped, but let’s be honest… we scooped pretty much everything.

Psssst Order today and get 10% off the prices below! 15% off if you order 3 items! Ridiculous…

Merry Must-Haves
star wrap | mitten wrap | bell tie ons | mint box | foil gift bag

Now, time to buy presents to wrap! Shouldn’t be a problem…

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gift guide | oh la la.

Having trouble finishing up your wish lists this year? Just pass this little post on to your gift givers and your days will be merry and BRIGHT!

TGL Gift Guide
pop fizz highballs, cable knit hat, minimergency kit, kraft journal, perfume, thermal mug, copper mugs, pen, candle, mocs, polish.

 

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happy thanksgiving + printable place card.

The Glitter Life Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards

Happy Thanksgiving! Words can’t express how thankful we both are for our wonderful families, friends (especially each other!) and (of course) our readers. If you haven’t made place cards for today’s feast, check out this printable from Almost Makes Perfect and get everyone talking about what they’re most thankful for this year.

 

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bourbon maple apple cider.

We absolutely love experimenting with cocktails during the holidays. This bourbon maple apple cider is totally on our radar:

Bourbon-Maple-Apple-Cider
image by leah bergman.

Bourbon Maple Apple Cider
Makes 2

6 ounces Bourbon
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
4-6 teaspoons pure maple syrup to taste
1 cup spiced apple cider
apple slices for garnish
ice

Directions:
1. Fill glasses and a cocktail shaker with ice. To shaker, add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and apple cider; shake vigorously.
2. Strain into glasses and garnish each with a slice of apple.  Enjoy!

via freutcake.

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how to: pink and red.

Happy Valentine’s Day, glitter girls! We heart you.

Inspired by Valentine’s Day and this cute feature on The Glitter Guide, we have pink and red home decor on the brain.

Mary McDonald
one of our favorite rooms by mary mcdonald.
Erin Featherston
erin featherson‘s living room, as seen in an old domino via moodboard. [domino, we MISS YOU.]
Pink Painting
this pink oil painting would also look fantastic against a pale grey wall. image: martha stewart.
Strawberry Living Room
bright strawberry walls are the perfect backdrop for a chinoiserie mirror and pop art in this miles redd room.
Miles Redd Living Room
another fantastic miles redd room.
Pink Parsons Desk
a pink parsons desk pops against a blue wall. image: design manifest.
Mary McDonald Rooms
more by mary mcdonald.

L says:

Over the years, my home decorating style has evolved from a strictly neutral palette (cream, black and khaki – classic to be sure, but also pretty boring) to one with more and more colors (a little green here, some turquoise there). Over the last year, I’ve added a few red and pink accents to my home. Here, my two faves.

Red Jenny Lind Bed
inspired by this Land of Nod catalog photo, i painted joe jr’s Jenny Lind bed from Target red. bed no longer available.
Robert Abbey Gourd Lamp
this robert abbey gourd lamp sits in my living room next to a stack of books.

And now, a few things on my To Buy list. Joe, stop reading.

For Like Ever
i’ve wanted this poster for…like…ever. buying it!
Red Metal Chairs
wouldn’t these be perfect on your patio for this summer? they’re on SALE.
West Elm SMEG Refrigerator
west elm smeg refrigerator. just, love.
Fucshia Chevon Rug
this land of nod fuchsia chevron rug would be amazing in a neutral kitchen OR funky office.

What do you think? Are you a neutral-only person, or is your house a riot of color? Tweet us @glitter_blog _xo!

XO

L+J

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sparkle and shine.

Hi Glitter Girls!

We are in serious recovery mode from Christmas. Serious. We’ll report on our holiday happenings soon. In the meantime, let’s start thinking about New Years. Here’s what we’re feeling for a glittery, glam ensemble:

Dress to Shine
sparkle and shine as you ring in 2013!

L to R:

Adam Folded-Sequin Silk-Organza Dress

VINCE Sequin-embellished crepe top

H&M Chiffon Skirt

Deborah Lippman: Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? 

Valorie glitter-finish leather clutch

Christian Louboutin Glitter Pump

What did Santa bring you for Christmas!? What are you wearing on New Years!? Let’s catch UP! Tweet us @glitterblogxo

X0

J+L

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friday five: gift wrap.

Hi hi hi, glitter girls!

Happy Friday! Our shopping is basically done (phew!). We’re tying up a few odds and ends this weekend, and then…THE WRAPPING BEGINS. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites wrapping ideas for today’s Friday Five.

1. For the ladies in your lives: We rarely have a white Christmas in Georgia. We’ll take pink instead!

Pink Christmas
use any combo of brown kraft paper and pink trimmings. how pretty is that gold feather?

2. For bottles of wine: Use this genius idea from Martha Stewart to wrap your bottles of vino. No wine bag required.

Martha Stewart Wine Wrap
just wrap the bottle in two layers of tissue, then use wrapping paper for the outer layer. tie a tag to the tissue ends on top!

3. For the eco-friendly giver (or receiver): Another idea from Martha. Layer vintage or re-purposed papers like wallpaper scraps, grocery bags or newsprint pages and use fabric scraps or ribbon remnants to make a unique bow.

Vintage Wrapping Paper
reuse and recycle: put those old grocery bags to good use.

4. For the men: Um, how cute is this idea from blogger Sweet Paul? Wrap gift boxes in an old plaid shirt (or just buy cheap plaid fabric) and use a glue gun to secure the folds. Don’t go crazy with the glue–it only has to hold for a few days! Finish with a bow tie.

Vintage Bow Tie Wrap
manly.

5. For children (or the young at heart): We love this idea for re-purposing holiday cards into monogram gift tags (save this year’s to use next year!). Stencil the child’s first initial on a holiday card, cut out, and hole-punch. Secure with ribbon.

Monogram Gift Tag
you could also use one color wrapping paper for each child or family member–they’ll have fun sorting out their gifts!

We also like this cute printable gift tag–have fun guessing the gift!

Printable Gift Tag
we hope our gifts are SPARKLY and PINK.

BONUS: Check out these wrapping tips from Better Homes and Gardens.

Wrapping gifts is one of our favorite holiday traditions. If we lived in the same city, we would totally grab a bottle of wine and wrapping supplies, turn on “Mariah Carey Christmas” on Pandora, and make a night of it.

Enjoy your last minute holiday preparations!

XO

L+J

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