Real Life Gifting
August 18, 2016

Real Life Gifting: Bridal Shower




finished product ready for the party!

I recently went to a bridal shower for one of my best friends at a local hotel pool. It was one of the best bridal showers I have ever been too! Swimming, lounging and poolside cocktails is a great shower idea for anyone in the market.

For showers of close friends, I like to skip the registry and get something a little more personal.  I went to a studio favorite, Anthropologie, for a nightgown and some lotion, something I knew should wouldn’t treat herself to normally.


floral shimmer wrap, ticking strip ribbon and recycled tag

I chose our Floral Shimmer wrap, the glitter adds just the right amount of sparkle, Ticking Stripe Ribbon in Slate and a pale green Recycled Tag from Out on the Boardwalk collection.  The soft gray organic feel of the ribbon complements the soft gray in the wrap and brings a new texture next to the glitter.  The pale green tag brings out the greens in the wrap without being overwhelming or competing. Please enjoy this great pic of the groom too!


the groom enjoying himself!


Real Life Gifting: Making Common Gifts Special

When you have so many gifts to give, the common go-to’s seem to be the easiest to grab, like a scented candle or a small jewelry item. Want to escape the feeling of giving an unoriginal gift? Turn it into a showstopper with wrap and embellishments! Here are 3 examples of how to turn go-to-gifts into stand outs:


Adorn a scented candle with your choice of ribbon and a festive ornament to take it from drab to fab!


Dress up a CD case by wrapping it in pleated tissue. Add some burlap ribbon and a wooden die-cut to top it off!


Make gifting jewelry fun by wrapping the keepsake box. Top with organdy ribbon and a tag with a personal message!


Wrapped up pretty for presentation, but also easy for opening!

What are your go-to-gifts this holiday season, and how do you dress them up? Comment below to let us know!

REAL LIFE GIFTING: Wrapped 3 ways

Wrapped 3 waysWe love variety and versatility here at the studio. With a little creativity and some fabulous products from TGWC, the wrapping possibilities are endless! Here are three different wrapping styles for one gift: 1. a simple holiday option 2. a bit more elaborate “themed” embellishment 3. an everyday choice.

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Support Small Businesses This Saturday!

shop small business logoAfter you finish feasting on Thanksgiving Thursday, and fighting the crowds on Black Friday, save some energy to shop Small Business Saturday! Mom & Pop shops are owned by our friends and neighbors, and they work hard all year to keep their small business running! Show your appreciation this Holiday season by making their day on Saturday November 28, 2015!

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Real Life Gifting: Holly’s First Birthday

IMG_9364This past Sunday, I had a 1-year-old birthday party to attend and they requested we bring a book instead of a card so I chose to get a few books as my gift.

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