Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gifts for the Host & Hostess (and some hosting tips!)

hostess gift ideas




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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thanksgiving Decor & Thanksgiving Cocktails

For Thanksgiving this year, the beau and I are going to visit my sister and dad in Monterey. While my sister will be tackling all of the food (I will be there to help slice and dice), I am in charge of the decorations and cocktails! The first step in brainstorming? Why pinterest of course. Here are some of my favorites: 
Glitter Pumpkins by Spray Paint & Chardonnay
Bunting by the DIY Network
Pinecones via Modernly Wed
Natural Table Setting by Lemon Thistle
Gold Details via A House in the Hills
Falling Leaves by Sunday Suppers
Some other decor ideas...

// Thumbprint Place Cards by Make it Your Own // 
Great for any holiday - eggs at Easter, Turkey and Pumpkins at Thanksgiving, Bats at Halloween and a string of lights at Christmas. 


// Wine Cork Turkey Place Cards by Almost Makes Perfect // 
You could even add a face onto the wine cork or leave "as is" - a modern Turkey. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Musings

Hi and TGIF. I needed you here, Friday. Yes, needed. Some musings for your Friday morning. 



// Sleeping Positions //  
I sleep, most often, in the foetus/fetus position! How about you?

//  Milk & Honey Soap Bars //  
I definitely want to make these this season! Heidi has multiple soap bar "how to's" on her blog 
{Happiness is Homemade}, in addition to these bee and honeycomb ones.

//  Fall Celebrations //  
Beautiful traditions across the globe. {original photo via John Shedrick}.

 // Hair Styles for Fall // 
2014 versus 2015...it is always fun to see how style changes, or stays the same. 

//  Etiquette Tips //  
To prepare for all of the upcoming holiday parties!

//  Perfume //  
Tips to make the scent last longer! I definitely needed these tips as my scent seems to disappear 
almost immediately.

Thank you for stopping by! xo

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Morning Blues + Wednesday Woes

It seems like weekends just fly by (even weekends where I have zero plans besides cleaning the apartment and doing laundry) and the weekdays go at a snail's pace. The blues + woes associated with the work week have gotten a little extreme for me; not only am I grumpy on Sunday evenings, I am really unproductive. Some close friends of mine even "wrote" a short blues-y song about Mondays {why does Sunday always have to lead into Monday}. What is even worse? I also experience Wednesday woes! This is not good and I know things have to change. I plan to implement a spa day on Sunday evenings (and throughout the week, as needed) to make the work week more pleasant. 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Etsy + Fall

While I am not a huge online shopper (I prefer going to a brick & mortar, sipping on coffee and browsing the aisles), I do love myself some Etsy. It is so user friendly with its' various categories, price range options and 'suggestions for you' links. Here are some of my favorite Etsy finds for the fall season.

fall etsy finds


Friday, September 4, 2015

oh, hello

She believed she could and so she did. -William Shakespeare

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Hi and welcome to 'breakfast with juliette'. I hope this space becomes a place that reminds and encourages you to celebrate who you are {at this exact moment in time} and all that you have accomplished, while simultaneously inspiring you to become the person you want to be and start living the life you want to lead. Read more about me and the blog's concept here. Please let me know in the comments what 'juliette' means to you...let's start this journey together.