Celebrating Ten Years Engaged with Big Little Gifts

This month marks a very special celebration in our house – our tenth year engagement anniversary. On Christmas Day ten years ago – during a horrible snowstorm Eric proposed. I’ve partnered with The Shane Co. to share how we will be remembering all of the milestones we’ve gone through as a couple since we’ve been together.

Eric and I have been together since high school – yes, you heard that right. You don’t hear about high school sweethearts very often anymore. We’ve been through so many incredible moments together but this one in particular feels extra special since it marks the moment we knew we would be spending forever together.

Every Christmas, Eric gives me a gift meant for our anniversary. He chooses a different restaurant each time for us to celebrate our time together. This year – being our tenth anniversary – he added a beautiful Rose Gold Pavé-Set Diamond Wedding Band and Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Earrings to the mix. And always wanting to surprise me, he decided to also surprise me by hanging the ring directly on the tree. He then texted me to find a surprise on the tree. When I found it, the tag told me to dress warmly for a ride on his scooter for dinner.

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Finding a way to bring a sense of wonder into a marriage is always a good thing. And what person wouldn’t want a lovely piece of jewelry for a gift? I found so many pieces at The Shane Co. that would add a sense of wonder for everyone.

There is something so enduring about a gift of jewelry that can’t be beat! So while I love to think about our past together, I also love being right here in the present with my kind, loving, and funny husband!

This post is a partnership with The Shane Co. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photo by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

December Moodboard

Merry, Merry – the holiday season is here and so is December! Can you believe it? I can’t. There is something about this time of year that is pure magic. I absolutely love it! Not only do I love the lights, gathering with family and friends, cozy layers (I’m loving knits, jackets and scarves this season), the light changing in the sky but watching Jackson get SO into everything makes it even more spacial. It brings so much joy to this time of year.

I’m excited to be here the entire month taking in our beautiful city and it’s surroundings. There is still so much to discover. A few things I’m looking forward to . . .

Baking Christmas Cookies
Holiday Lights
Cozy Evenings at Home (in these pjs)
Holiday Tunes
Watching My Favorite Holiday Movies
Wrapping, Wrapping, Wrapping

Have the loveliest December everyone!

Entertaining: A Winter Wonderland Tabletop

This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Since having children, I have always looked forward to shopping for fun table settings for the holidays. I love being able to start traditions with my own family, along with carrying on the ones my husband and I had as children.

One of the first things I do is try to figure out what our holiday table will look like. It’s one of my favorite things to create for the holidays. This year, I went with the theme of winter wonderland. I find World Market the perfect place to find fun and interesting items for the holidays. This year, I went with a black, gold, and white theme and in the end, it reminded me of a snowy day in Switzerland. I started with black plates. From there, I added black and gold candlesticks, a gold, silver, and white runner with a winter motif, gilded glassware, and gold beads with simple flowers in the center. But what made it the perfect winter wonderland, were the wooden chalet ornaments I placed at each place setting. They are just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

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The great thing about World Market, is that you can layer the table and not go broke doing so! I found everything there for this perfect table scape and I know we will be using it for years to come during the holidays. Jackson loves the snow village on the credenza and jumps up and down with glee when he sees it. There are many other items there to create your own layered table and begin new traditions for the holidays.

Photo by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

Interiors: Hollywood at Home

I try to take a trip down south to Los Angeles to source for design projects every quarter to get a shot of inspiration from design studios and stores. One of the most important stops for me is Hollywood at Home.

There is so much to get inspired by in this exquisite showroom. I also tend to find pillows already made with the Peter Dunham fabrics. This particular trip I was focused on finding pieces for Jackson’s room. I chose two different prints for Jackson’s room makeover –add The Globe print (LOVE) and The Mombasa print. In addition to the pillows, probably one of my favorite items I chose to layer into his room was a hand-woven bed cover I used to drape on the bed frame. It completely transformed the bed! I love it so much I’m considering buying another one to use on our dining room table for the holidays. Made in India, the design is so perfect. You can see the full room reveal here!

I also find their fabric displays to be easy to look through and filled with some of my favorite names – Peter Dunham, Carolina Irving, Lisa Fine, and so many others. I always come home inspired with new ideas for the rooms I am designing.

There is also the added bonus of great smalls and furniture at Hollywood at Home that can sometimes work perfectly in a home. I’ve found several items for my own home there! If you are in Los Angeles, make one of your first stops Hollywood at Home!