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Holiday Gift Giving: A Year of Firsts

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With our family spread across the globe, we often find ourselves on an airplane during the holidays. Finding gifts that are easy to pack or send that can also bring us closer together, is what made Shutterfly the perfect destination to find gifts that would be loved and cherished by our family members.

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What to give so many of my friends and family was a whole lot easier this year. Since Jackson will turn one year old in December, gifts celebrating his first year of life seemed perfect.  We were able to make calendars for our family and document the special moments of the year – first smile, two adorable teeth starting to show themselves, and his first visit to buy a pumpkin.  We uploaded all of our favorite photos of Jackson and instantly into calendars for 2016.  We chose 2 of the Modern White Wall Calendar and 2 Classic White Wall Calendars. They very nearly turned me into a teary mom – how could my baby grow so quickly? As I wrapped them, I added a personalized Adventure Awaits Luggage Tag for a more personalized package.

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For my own needs in and around the holidays, I chose to create the Gold Leaf Wreath Thank You Card, Address Stamp, and Flurries Postage Stamps. The quality of the paper is excellent – and the stamp is so easy to use – saving you time at this busy time of year. Probably my very favorite item are the postage stamps with a photo of the three of us! What a special surprise to add to your holiday correspondence.

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I was able to chronicle the first year of Jackson’s life in several photo albums for the grandparents.  It’s always so difficult to know what to get for them and these are something I know they will treasure. I chose three books: the Everyday Watercolor Photo Book, the Modern White Photo Book, and the Simply Black Photo Book. They were so easy to put together and worth the effort.

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Finally, I’ve always found shopping for stocking stuffers is my favorite thing to shop for. I went crazy at Shutterfly getting goodies for my loved ones. Since so many of my loved ones are frequently in an airplane, I chose items that will keep their loved ones closer to them.  I chose the Bold Destination Portable Charger, the Circle Overlay Monogram Faceplate for Charger, the Wanderlust Luggage Tags, and Adventure Awaits Luggage Tags.  I know my family will be delighted when they open up their stockings this year. I encourage you to head on over to Shutterfly for all of your personalized gifting needs!

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly. Share and celebrate your family update. Shop Shutterfly for personalized holiday cards that are    unique, meaningful and that are just the way you want.

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Black Friday + Cyber Monday Bargains!

Holiday Magic

Thanksgiving is always one of my favorite holidays – being surrounded by family and friends – cooking, eating, and laughing. What’s not to love. Today, the day after, we’re all a little slow to get started but all of us are now pulling out our computers for some Black Friday magic!

A bounty of bargains are to be had. You can shop from your computer and check off gifts from your list without leaving your comfortable sofa. Happy shopping!



THE BIGGIES (You shouldn’t miss!):




PAPER (Have you ordered you holiday cards? Now is the time):





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One Entry, Three Ways with Pier 1

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I think I’m a child at heart, as I definitely get excited as the winter holiday season approaches.  I love when the air begins to have a bite to it, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and even the darker days as of winter approach. I find this is the perfect time to enjoy the holiday season with gatherings of both family and friends. This year, we will have extra reasons to celebrate with Jackson turning one in December.  I’m already planning how to change up my décor throughout the holidays to keep it fresh and new.


I’ve teamed up with Pier 1 to decorate my entry three different ways.  The entry is an easy place for you to restyle and have a little bit of fun in the process. One thing I like to do is decide what my theme will be.  In this case, I decorated my entry three different ways: Winter Solstice Party, Christmas Traditions with the Family, and Champagne Festivities. You’ll see even more details in the video I created with Pier 1 below that I’ve remained true to my love of a neutral palate in all three cases. It definitely got me in the holiday spirit!

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First Look – Winter Solstice Party


This décor is perfect to celebrate the shortest day of the year. The twinkle of candles, stars lights, and ornaments will give you the perfect start to a party that pays tribute to our long winter ahead.

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Second Look – Christmas Traditions with the Family


Growing up, one of my favorite memories were the traditions we did together as a family – the cookies we baked, the crackers that launched our festivities, and always bringing nature indoors.  All of these were key elements for making this time of year special in our house. I wrapped our gifts in birch paper that adds texture and keeps with the neutral tones of my décor.  Remember, when you have a neutral palate, you need to be sure to have texture and a variety of shapes to keep the look interesting.

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Third Look – Champagne Festivities


Whether you are planning a small soiree with close friends or a huge blowout celebration for New Year’s Eve, champagne never disappoints.  In this entry arrangement I decided to create something called the landscape effect, where the items displayed go up and down.  I loved adding a bit of whimsy into this by having ornaments hung on branches. This is something you can also easily recreate in other rooms of your house.

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Now it’s time to gather all of your favorite people together and let the holiday festivities begin!

Pier 1 Products Used:


LED Shimmer Tree | Crystal Cut Glass Votive | White Reindeer | Snowflake Glimmer Light Strings | White Star Glimmer Light StringsRattan Star Ornaments | Brich Gift Wrap | Glass Drop Ornament | Metal Serving Bowls | Santa Cake Stand | Snowflake Bottle StopperPinecone Wreath | Mercury Glass Candle StandsNatural Penguin Ornament | Holiday Wishes Appetizer PlatesBeaded Snowflake OrnamentShimmer White Garland | Jumbo Party Cracker | Furry Owl | Quatrefoil StemwareBeaded Gold Snowflake OrnamentScalloped Cake Stand | Frozen Branch WreathPinecone GarlandMercury Candle Holders | Crackle DecanterShimmer WreathWire Charms Party Cracker Set

Photos by Suzanna Scott for Sacramento Street

This post is brought you by Pier 1 Imports.

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Gift Guide: For the Globetrotter



We’re kicking off out 2015 Gift Guides, with one of my favorites – items you’ll be wishing for as you pull out your rolling suitcase and set out for your holiday travel. As an avid traveler, I’ve pulled together some of my must haves that I can’t travel without. No matter how long the trip is, you can always find my bringing these travel cases, a small candle and my new favorite is the Aesop Jet Set kit (it’s amazing!).

Shop the Gift Guide:

Modern Zip Backpack | Carry On Cocktail Kit | Shinola Shearling Neck Pillow | Monocle Travel Guide: Tokyo | Apolis Transit Issue Travel Candle | 2016 Travel the World Calendar | Travel Ready Perfume | Frends Taylor Headphones | Aesop Jet Set Kit | Cuyana Leather Travel Cases


It’s time to pull out your gift lists (and wish lists) because we’ll be sharing the rest of our 2015 Gift Guides over the next few weeks!


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Entertaining: This Year’s Thanksgiving Table

Holiday Entertaining: Thanksgiving Tabletop

This year I wanted to create my Thanksgiving table with as many things possible that I sourced locally. While November 28th is shop local day, I try to shop locally all year long. What I love about this particular holiday is that it is about family and gratitude and very little commercialism has seeped into it. As we lose the leaves on our trees and we prepare ourselves for winter, we give thanks for the things that matter and take pause in our busy lives.

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Product used: Heath Ceramics Opaque White Dinner Plate and Salad Plate 

Erica Tanov Napkins | Hudson Grace Bronze Pewter Flatware 

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As I prepared the table for Thanksgiving, I turned to three local sources to put the space together – Erica Tanov, Hudson Grace, and Heath Ceramics. These are all local businesses located in the San Francisco area.  I wanted a natural look for this particular celebration with a “less-is-more” approach. An abundance of light by way of candlelight and a simple bouquet of dried cotton are all the adornment there is. The simplicity of Heath dinnerware was the base of the design. Added to this were the stunning napkins designed by Erica Tanov and artist Emily March Payne. For flatware, I turned to Hudson Grace and chose a stunning set of copper utensils that contribute to the simplicity and at the same time add to the elegance of the table.

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Whatever Thanksgiving décor you choose this year, I hope you are able to take the time to enjoy family and friends together!

Photos by Emily Scott for Sacramento Street

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