December Around The Web

Hello, friends! December is always a whirlwind and this month I was extra grateful to be able to spend so much time with family and friends. We celebrated my mom’s birthday, I went to a gingerbread decorating party, went to several other holiday parties (including one with Dale’s co-workers, an ornament exchange with college friends and the Jingle Ball), and ended the month with all our traditional Christmas festivities. I also love all the holiday inspiration around the web this time of year. While some of these finds will have to be put on hold until next year they are just as lovely!

  • First up, this adorable A-Frame DIY. Definitely on the list to make for next Christmas!

  • Also, these cookies.

  • One of my favorite Christmas presents I received. Our kitty Otto has been extra ornery lately, only fair to warn visitors.

  • Hoping to make this recipe with the pecans I received this season from my mother-in-law.

  • My all-time favorite pants in a new pattern.

  • Already re-labeled all my spices with this handy label maker!

  • Loved this article, Dale and I watch Love Actually every Christmas Eve Eve when we exchange our gifts.

  • Just what I need to head into the new year.

  • Maybe Miami needs to be on my travel wish list for 2019?

  • This recipe is one of my new favorites, easy and healthy.

Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving Mantle Wishlist

Now that Halloween is behind us I’m dreaming of some special mantle decor for Thanksgiving! I also would love to be able to transition some pieces on to the Christmas season as well. Here are a few quick favorites:

Letters Are Lovely | Thanksgiving Mantle Wishlist

1. Kraft + Glitter Garland from West Elm
2. Papetal Bouquet Decorative Object from Anthropologie
3. Give Thanks Balloon Garland from Just Simply
4. Marble Fruit Decorative Object from Anthropologie
5. Gold Metal Wishbone Decor from World Market
6. Brushed Brass Wire Peace Wreath from CB2

August Around The Web

Hello, friends! This month I went to the lake with college friends,  attended a wedding, spent a weekend at our family lake house, and went to a Royals game with Dale — the perfect end of summer fun! I'm just beginning to crave Fall, having wrapped up a bunch of projects at work this month it almost feels like back to school. One thing I will miss about Summer is all the flowers — I loved this floral centerpiece inspiration pictured below. Here are a few of my other favorites this month:

Letters Are Lovely | August Around The Web


Sunroom Inspiration

Hello, friends! I'm finally sharing another roundup of inspiration for the house. One of my favorite rooms is a tiny sunroom off our bedroom and Dale has given me free-rein to decorate! The whole room is based upon the Globetrotter Wallpaper from Clarke & Clarke — my mom used this wallpaper in a hallway at her house and happens to have extra that will hopefully fit the space. Other than that I have ordered the bookshelf (it just shipped) and all the other details are just ideas for the time being. I will be sure to share photos once the room has come together! Also feel free to pass along any tips for keeping a real Fiddle Leaf Fig alive, otherwise I might have to resort to the faux one below. Enjoy! 

Letters Are Lovely | Sunroom Inspiration

1. Jaya Floral Embroidered Velvet Throw Pillow from Urban Outfitters
2. Ikea Tejn Faux Sheepskin from Amazon
3. Nichols Standard Bookcase from Wayfair
4. Globetrotter Natural Wallpaper from Clarke & Clarke
5. Decorative Globe from Anthropologie
6. Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant from West Elm
7. Moroccan Leather Pouf - Small from West Elm

House Wish List!

Hello, friends! I recently shared our exciting news that we have purchased our first home! I've been dreaming about owning/decorating a home for quite awhile, and it is still sinking in that we will be living there so soon. During the process of buying some repairs were completed, and we also decided to go ahead and get our fireplace in working order. I am so excited that we will be able to use it next winter! Another initial decision we made was to get all our wood floors refinished, and wood floors added in the kitchen. The floors have already made such a huge difference, and now we are getting ready to move in our furniture!

Letters Are Lovely | House Wish List

I've gathered together some of my favorite inspiration and wish list items that we would love to get for our home. I'm going to focus on the first floor for the time being, but there are a few other items in mix for other parts of the home as well. Enjoy!

1. Woven Edna Pillow from Anthropologie
2. Angelica Lamp Ensemble from Anthropologie
3. No. 1 Classic Sputnik from Lucent Lightshop
4. Andes 3-Piece Chaise Sectional from West Elm
5. Brass Medallion Toilet Paper Holder from Anthropologie
6. Vortice Sconce 12" from Lucent Lightshop
7. Dalmatian Pillow, Gold from Lulu and Georgia
8. Case Study Large Cylinder with Stand from Modernica

October Around The Web

Happy Friday, friends! It has finally started to feel like Fall but I definitely enjoyed the warmer weather we had most of the month. This October had some big moments — I moved back to my original team at Hallmark in the lettering studio, we celebrated Dale's 26th birthday, my sister Sophie spent her birthday weekend visiting us in St. Louis, and of course we attended a Halloween party (with our whole group dressed as Mario Kart). Here are a few of my favorite finds this month:

Happy Halloween!

August Around The Web

Happy Wednesday, friends! This August was pretty work-focused as my team had a big deadline for Mother's Day cards and Dale spent his month on a time-consuming rotation in his last year of medical school. We enjoyed a few lazy weekends at home in St. Louis, and I was lucky to have a visit from my mom last week. Dale and I also traveled to Ohio for our friends' wedding, which was the perfect way to end the month!

This month was full of inspiration around the web – my favorite discovery was the work of Tom Abbiss Smith. I have been really inspired by his abstract collages, and this is one of my favorites. I would love to order one of his prints! Here are a few of my other favorite finds: 

Letters Are Lovely | August Around The Web: Artwork by Tom Abbiss Smith

Enjoy the last few weeks of Summer!