My Xmas Wishlist & Wrapping Style

Thank you so much for all your kind words about my home yesterday! Sorry for the server issues too, hopefully everything is/ will be ironed out soon. Now that gift guides are over, I thought I’d post what I’m eying this season.  Of course in reality my list read more like this: my reproductive system to get it’s shit together already, funding for my husband’s start-up, some nice strong lasers pointed at my sun damaged face, a solidified second book deal, the ability to save all the sad puppies in shelters and of course, world peace (cue Miss America wave). But alas, Santa may have some trouble with those.  So here are some fun material things I’d love to see under the tree!

But Santa, seriously, it’s all about lasers.

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Gift Guides 2014: Stocking Stuffers

Here it is, the last one of the year!  Andrew and I always love doing fun, funny stockings for each other so I had fun finding small, inexpensive gifts for this reason!  I hope you’ve found these guides helpful for your shopping list this year- if you need to review here they are : FOR HER, FOR HIM, FOR HOME, FOR KIDS & PETS and UNDER $100!

And, it’s a Christmas miracle, I finally got my new master suite and addition photographed yesterday so the big reveal will be coming early next week!!!!



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Fashion Friday: The Joy of Holiday Dressing with J. McLaughlin

Many of you who follow me on Instagram asked about my outfit in a picture I posted of us on Thanksgiving.   This holiday we decided to do the “casual dress up” for our small, cold Connecticut turkey day in fabulous finds from J. McLaughlin.  I always trend towards preppy during holiday season, something about it brings out the Miss Porter’s graduate in me. I opted for an amazingly comfortable and flattering zip neck dress (that I now want in every color) with boots and a hint of fur and Andrew went the typical “dude” route in a plaid flannel paired with a a zip neck sweater and grey dress pants.  We’ll probably rock something very similar for Christmas too…


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