Wishing You All…

…Been a busy season and life in general these past few weeks (pretty sure you’re all nodding in solidary agreement, yeah?). And now that Christmas is upon us, I’d like to wish you all the merriest and happiest of everything, always. I was back east in my old stomping grounds of New England last week and it was a wonderful all around time visiting with family and friends who I adore. Have a peek of some highlight pics over on my IG, if you’d like! It snowed while I was there and I totally loved it (after I got over my initial disdain for the freezing cold, but alas…snow, lovely fluffy snow!). Nostalgia in full force, my friends. A perfect segway into Christmas. And now that the wildfire is mostly contained (♥THANK YOU, DEAR AWESOME FIREFIGHTERS!!!♥) I am feeling tremendously thankful and hoping of all hopes for ample resources for those who have lost homes, businesses, and property. Hug your life, friends. Hug it good. [via society 6)

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Intermission

Heads up that I’ll be taking an intermission, along with my shop, through til next week. California locals, stay safe during this crazy fire…help your neighbors, keep your masks on when you’re outdoors, and hug those you love. Love, Cath [via darling clementine]

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Christmas Candy Bark Recipe

It’s been a week of wildfire overstimulation. Feeling way thankful that loved ones are safe-save for the devastation of homes, property, and wildlife. And watching it inch up toward Santa Barbara has me on high mental alert, compounded with worry for those who have already been displaced. As I prepare a pile of belongings to go with in the event of an evacuation, I realize that nothing is more important than just being alive and for those I love to be alive. Simple as that. But I do need to chill my mind, so this post is really all about candy and color and holiday spirit…you know, all good and wholesomely happy stuff. I present to you, via Bespoke Bride, a super stylin’ pretty yummy Christmas candy bark recipe to up the ante on feel good necessities. The full diy is right here. Go. Make. Breathe. Enjoy.  

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Art Crush / Ceramic Hand Painted Rainbows by Eloeil

I am willing to bet my favorite rainbow over-the-knee socks that you’d be hard pressed to find a sweeter nugget of home decor than these hand painted ceramic rainbows by Eloeil. Given the resources, I’d buy them all up to gift to friends, family, and totally random strangers. And then I’d buy more to strategically place around my home. Thoughts? And I’m also willing to bet that you feel a little better than you did before seeing this post, am I right? Shop the collection over on Darling Clementine!

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Make / Holiday Wrapping Party

I’ve vowed again this Holiday season to keep the consumerism to a minimum. But I’m thinking of having a gift wrapping party for donated items for shelters and the like. I also understand that some organizations require unwrapped gift donations, so maybe I’ll switch it up a bit and make it a fundraising gift wrapping party. That’ll be sweet, yeah?  And anyhow, I thought this post on Oh Happy Day would be a helpful start. Either way, it’ll be a fun way to amp up the goodwill…and I’m always all for that.  

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