I love giving gifts. It’s so much fun to find the perfect item for someone, just the thing that they need or want. For special occasions, I find that personalized gifts that commemorate the moment can become the most meaningful items to share. Living overseas, it can be hard to to provide these kind of thoughtful gifts– so thank goodness for shopping online!
Uncommongoods is now offering Handmade and Personalized Gifts, making it so much easier for me to find the perfect gift for friends and family. From jewelry to entertaining items, home decor to slippers, you can find something for everyone. Just check out some of these items…
1. I met 4 new babies while I was home in the US. These pillows would have been perfect gifts for those families.
2. These shark slippers make me laugh. These would be great for a nephew or a brother.
One of my favorite followers on Twitter asked for some party ideas for her 3 year old’s birthday. This little lady loves Disney’s Frozen (I mean, really, who doesn’t?), so I put together a party that I’d like to attend!
One of my good friends celebrated a birthday this week, so even though it was wet and rainy, I had her over for a little cake and tea.
I used a tea towel for the backdrop, one I got in Florence, Italy. I don’t remember what is says exactly, but something about preparing and cooking food for enjoyment, love and family.
I found these simple gold birthday hats at the grocery store and livened them up a bit with twine. I also grabbed the beautiful white flowers to freshen things up.
I really loved these washi tape stirrers with the pop of neon color. You just can’t beat washi!
It was just the two of use, so I made a little cake, and spruced it up with mini oreos. Not heathy, but oh so good with the yellow cake. And I made the T2 quince tea that mentioned in my last post, which was a big hit.
Overall, it was a fun afternoon, even dodging the rain.
February was a little crazy for me, so I’m just as glad to see it go. I’m hoping March will be better. My husband and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary mid-month with a trip, so it’s already looking up. #needavaca
That being said, there were some great ideas floating around the web world in February. Here are some of my favorite and I hope you like them, too.
Since we’ve missed out on each other’s recent lives, I wanted to give you a snapshot of some our celebrations lately. December was busy with birthdays, advent activity calendars and holiday cards (we created our own!)– then we headed to Australia for Christmas and New Years. I decorated our beach rental then we headed out to watch the fireworks in Sydney, over the Opera House. It was a jam packed month but full of wonderful!
What did you do for the holidays? Any other fun recent celebrations? xoxo