Good luck red color

1. Silicone Lips iPhone 5S/5 Case | 2. Scallop Lace Top | 3. Royal Doulton Bright Colors Salad Plate | 4. Kate Spade Apple Bank | 5. Hearts Getaway Duffle Bag | 6. "Falling Fast" Top Shop Lipstick

Red is an extra lucky color today for my peoples, so I hope this post brings you a bit of good juju :-) Happy Chinese New Year, friends!

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Big Dog Purse by Carmichael Collective

When I first started pining for a French bulldog to call my own, I often dreamed of all the fun we would have traipsing around NYC together. I would tuck my pup into a cute tote bag, and off we would go onto the subway! Umm yeah, this definitely didn’t work out quite as planned… Toby turned out to be a 35 pound beast with the density of a black hole, whose travel bag is the size of a large duffle bag I can’t carry more than a few steps at a time.

My dreams of having a purse dog were shattered until I spotted this hilarious “Big Dog Purse” by the whimsical experts at Cargo Collective! “Hey girl, what are you up to?” “Oh nothing, just out for a walk with my dog.” Check out the site for a cute video of Milo the dog turning shoppers’ heads as they nonchalantly peruse a boutique clothing store!

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Friday Grab Bag

Happy Friday the 13th! We’re planning a little jaunt to California next month, and I can’t wait to leave my puffy coat behind to bask in all that glorious sunshine! We’ll be driving up the coast from Los Angeles to San Jose over the course of a few days – any must-see stops we should make along the way?? This week I’m loving…

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animal themed decor and gifts

1. IMM Living Hedgehog Container via Amazon | 2. Swan Necklace from Bottica | 3. Duck Leg Mirror from Clayton Gray Home | 4. Cat Breadboard from Studio Orijin | 5. Oink Ceramic Piggy Bank from GSelect | 6. Hoof Legged Accent Table from Z Gallerie | 7. Shark Bowl via Amazon

Toby tearing around the place like a wild beast is usually enough chaos for me, but I must say that I wouldn’t mind welcoming a few of these quirky critters into our home with open arms!

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cinnamon bun butter

Confession time: I really like bread. And by “like” I mean my roommates in college used to call me the “bread monster” due to the alarming rate I would eat all the doughy goodness in the house. To this day, a simple slice (or three) of golden brown toast topped off with a bit of butter is enough to make it a good day for me. And yet there are times in life when you need to take things up a notch, and in these instances, I break out the cinnamon butter! I mean, a delicious mix of cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla swirled together onto your toast in one fell buttery swoop? Pardon me while I drool on myself over here. Learn how to share this sweet slice of heaven with your valentine below!

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Sweet Cinnamon Butter

1 stick of salted butter
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp light brown sugar
1 4 ounce mason jar (optional)

  1. Zap the butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds so the consistency becomes super soft, but not yet melted
  2. Plop it into the food processor along with the cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar, and pulse until smooth
  3. Jar up that delicious butter mixture (my whole batch fit perfectly into one 4oz jar), and surprise your schmoopy with a sweet treat!

And don’t forget to top off your jar with one of these “For my butter half” labels – your valentine totally LOVES terrible puns, right? I made some gift tags too in case you want to package it up in something other than a mason jar!

Download a printable label here!

cinnamon bun butter

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love art prints

Apple of My Eye from Old English Company | Better Half from Hands Off My Dinosaur| XO Love from Rain City Prints | You're Mine and I'm Yours and the World is Ours from Shuffle Prints | You and I Ampersand from Budi Satria Kwan | I Like You from Gemma Correll

Couples everywhere will soon be showering each other with chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day, but who needs a calendar to remind you to be nice to your snuggle bunny?! Celebrate your love all year round with these cute love-themed prints

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