Fresh Flowers and Framebridge Valentine's Day

With love in the air and Valentine’s Day around the corner, February is off to a great start. Honestly, I love any excuse to fill the house with pink and red M&M’s and heart shaped everything, but if I am being honest, I have always been less interested in the big gifts the holiday brings. We typically choose experiences instead of gifts around here, but this year we decided to stay home and I knew I wanted to find the perfect gift for Patrick. So, instead of planning a trip this year, I framed three of our favorite lighthouses we photographed this summer on Nanutcket with Framebridge  This summer was such a special memory and it brings us so much joy when we walk into our dining room.

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Hint, Hint ;)

Every year at this time I start scrambling trying to figure out what to get all of my loved ones, and every year I try to think about those little hints that were dropped throughout the year.  Trying to find meaningful gifts is something I pride myself on, but it is hard to remember when your mom mentions that she is in desperate need of a new work tote back in June and you don’t write it down.

Thanks to Cuyana and their mission to give and receive fewer, better things, I am able to get everyone on my list something personalized and meaningful.  As I start making my holiday list, I sent out a few little hint cards to some special people to find out what they really love.  This Cuyana tote makes for the perfect gift for anyone who travels or likes to carry the kitchen sink with them.  The tote fits my laptop, camera and even a clutch with all of my must-haves.  Want to know my favorite part? My new initials monogrammed in dainty gold letters! It is the first thing I have had monogrammed since we got married in April and I am just a little obsessed with this perfect tote.

So are you ready to give/receive fewer, better gifts this season? Find out how to send your hints here.


Cuyana Classic Leather Tote (c/o) / Club Monaco Sweater (on sale)/ J.Crew Pixie Pant  (on sale with code: PRESENTS) / Rag and Bone Newbury Booties / Summer Steinfeld Tassle Earrings (c/o- must have for the holidays!) / Celine Sunglasses / Gorjana Ring

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Wear sequins, party all night or stay in your sweats and drink by the fire?  Are you the party girl or like to stay in with friends for New Years Eve? This year my plans involve the later. We will be spending the New Year up in the mountains.  After skiing all day the last thing I want to do is throw on a pretty party dress and heels.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cocktail dress, but this year is all about starting the new year off Relaxed & Rested (okay, let’s be honest it will actually start on Jan. 2nd because this girl loves her bubbles and I am sure I will have at least a few glasses by the fire).

If you are headed to a friend’s house to ring in the New Year; instead of bringing a bottle of champagne try a thoughtful gift that everyone will enjoy. I have teamed up with the folks at Sesame to launch their new CELEBRATE gift set. This “Party in a Box” is the perfect gift to bring to a party or even to buy for yourself. The box is filled with all of the essentials you would need for any NYE party.

If you are not familiar with Sesame, it is a boutique gift shop in your pocket and makes thoughtful gifting effortless for anyone on the go.  Each gift set is expertly curated and themed to deliver a beautifully unique gifting experience.  You can download SESAME GIFTS for iPhone here or browse gifts online here.  Sesame is giving ADOD readers not one, but THREE lucky winners their very own CELEBRATE Gift Set just in time to ring in the new year. The iPod speaker is my personal favorite, see the rest of what is inside below. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter for your chance to win.  The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve (December 24th) to make sure the gift sets are delivered before December 31st!

Thanks to Sesame, they are offering ALL A Dash of Details readers $5 off any gift set of your choice, just use the code dashofdetails here to redeem your discount. Happy Shopping!


6 Champagne Coupes / Celebrate Table Topics To Go / A Set of Party Beads / Confetti and Blow Horns (for midnight) / iPhone Silicon Speaker / Advil and Altoids (for the next day)

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photography by ALB for A Dash of Details

* This post is sponsored by Sesame Gifts, but all opinions of their amazing gift sets are my own. Thank you for supporting the businesses that make A Dash of Details possible!


Can you believe it is already time to start thinking about gifts? I think that it may be the stores or the town I live in, but I am already feeling that Holiday cheer.  My goal this year is to purchase all of my gifts early, so I can just enjoy the holidays with my family and friends.  Honestly, I am a big fan of the hustle and bustle around the Holidays, but this year I want to just enjoy the busy instead of waiting in hour long lines at the checkout or dressing room. I know there are a few of you out there that want to get a jump start too! 

I had so much fun making this years’ Gift Guides! So, to get you into the Holiday spirit today I am kicking off this series with the ladies! Whether it be for your BFF, daughter or you want to treat yourself, there is something for just about every girl in your life.  

Long Sleeve Sweater ($22) / Monogram Bracelet ($129) / iPhone 5 Case ($60) / Bridesmaid Fund Pouch ($38.50) / Nirvana Fragrance ($75) / Gingam PJ’s ($96) / Lucite Letter ($68) / I Love You Rings ($198 for 3) / Sneaker High Tops ($250) / Leopard Clutch ($195) / Lace Bralette ($25) / Angora Snood ($99) / Tres Chic Gloves ($58)

So starting in two weeks, I will be sharing an entire week of gift ideas that include Gifts for Him, for the Little Ones, for the Hostess, for the Home Owner, Gifts Under $100, Gifts Under $50, Stocking Stuffers and a few others that will make your list complete! Stay tuned! 

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Happy Birthday Patrick!

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful boyfriend around! While you sleep the morning away I will be baking you cookies and picking up donuts from your favorite shop and playing with our amazing puppies. I hope you have a fabulous day that is all about you and I will be there to share in all of the fun! I love you forever and always

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image via riffle 


So I know what you are thinking.. two birthdays, two days before Christmas! I am one lucky girl! 

Nice Rock

By now everyone knows I have a major girl crush on Anne Hathaway.  She is whitty, funny and beautiful and now has a sparkling rock on her finger and a man to share in all the fun.  Anne’s long time boyfriend, Adam Shulman proposed before Thanksgiving but were just seen together at the Kennedy Center Honors sporting her new sparkler, which was custom designed by her new fiance.  How cute!  

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images via huffington post 


Day 5: A Dash of Holiday Cards

Day 5 of 25 Days of Details- One of my favorite parts of the holidays is designing our yearly Christmas card.  It usually is my brother and I making funny faces, hugging, or laughing. Unfortunately this year we weren’t able to capture a great picture with me living in Kansas City.  I thought since I am now an “adult” it may be fun to send out cute postcards to my friends and family.  I have always loved Rifle’s designs but this years holiday collection knocked it out of the park for me.  I think I am going to get these

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images via rifle 

December Cheer

Happy December 1st! I think the month of December is my favorite time of the year because I get to enjoy the company of great people and family, wear cosy sweaters and boots, drink hot chocolate, and this year- decorate our own Christmas Tree! Hope everyone enjoys this month as much as I do.


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I’m Back

Hi All- Oh! I have missed you for the last month! With my busy season at work and vacations I have lost track of time. I promise I am back again and full of new inspiration. Hope you didn’t forget about me :) 

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I'm Back

Hi All- Oh! I have missed you for the last month! With my busy season at work and vacations I have lost track of time. I promise I am back again and full of new inspiration. Hope you didn’t forget about me :) 

xox- a dash of details

image via designlovefest