31 Gifts

I’m sure most of you have heard of 31 Gifts. They’re a catalog company that’s pretty popular with the ladies. I have a friend who just joined as a consultant and I’m having a catalog/online party.

Christmas is fast approaching (umm, where did October go?!) and it’s not too early to knock some of your shopping out of the way from the comfort of your keyboard. I actually ordered a Christmas present for my niece back in August when I went to a 31 party hosted by the same friend. Shipping was much faster than I expected – so you’ll definitely have your items in time for the holidays. I know lots of moms are in love with this stuff and the quality is really high (with some great prints to choose from, too). You can browse the catalog online by clicking this link.

If you’re interested, you can order as a part of my “party” by clicking this link. Ordering is open until November 22nd. There is a promotion right now where if you spend $31, then you get a carry-all caddy for only $1.

And who knows, if I end up getting anything for free, maybe I’ll do a giveaway!


Favorite Things: EyeFi

One of my Christmas gifts this past year was a 4GB EyeFi SD card. This memory card is configured on my home’s wireless network. When I take pictures with my camera, the card automatically transfers them to my laptop {if it’s on} and to any number of configured online photo sites. This means no more hunting for a USB cable or going to the closet to retrieve my card reader from the camera bag.

eyefi photo destinations

As you’re snapping away, the card automatically starts transferring your photos. Once it’s done transferring any new photos, you can configure EyeFi to notify you via email, SMS, twitter, or facebook. Here you can see an email that was just sent to my gmail.


This is a tech gadget that I’m starting to wonder how I lived without. Do you have a piece of technology that helps make your life easier?

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, all! Do you have any big weekend plans? We’re heading out to Green Front Furniture again to shop for nightstands and perhaps a sofa for the foot of the bed. I’ll have pictures of the master bedroom next week – the new bed, paint, and furniture layout.

But for today, let’s do some internet window shopping at Pinterest! {if you’d like an invite for pinterest, email me by clicking on the envelop icon at the right or leave a comment with your email address}

First up, a floating ladle. This is just so cool!


Homemade pretzel dogs. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at pretzels and these pretzel dogs might be a good first step.

Source: via Leigh on Pinterest


Love this candle holder


This onesie slays me!

Source: etsy.com via Leigh on Pinterest

This bread? Looks delicious.

Umm, these iPhone cases? I need one in a bad way.

Source: daninotes.com via Leigh on Pinterest

Have you found anything awesome online lately?

What I’m Loving…

For some Friday fun, here are some things that I found while Internet window shopping yesterday. I’ve added these on Pinterest. You can follow me on Pinterest here or if you need an invite, let me know and I’ll send you one.

I would love these candle holders for pretty much any room of my house:

Source: westelm.com via Leigh on Pinterest


Or these adorable votive holders:

Source: zgallerie.com via Leigh on Pinterest


These hurricanes would be gorgeous paired on the piano:

Source: zgallerie.com via Leigh on Pinterest


And this bedding would brighten up the guest room:

Source: zgallerie.com via Leigh on Pinterest


While these wine signs would be adorable behind the bar:

Source: zgallerie.com via Leigh on Pinterest

Source: zgallerie.com via Leigh on Pinterest

Have you done any Internet window shopping lately?

Review: Lola, by Epiphanie

Now that I’ve had Lola for about two months, I figured I owed you an update. Basically, I love this bag.

It easily holds everything that I need when I want to take my camera out on the town. I have:

  • Canon Rebel XSi with 50mm 1.8 lens attached
  • 17-85mm lens
  • 85-200mm lens
  • Battery charger
  • Filters
  • Memory cards
  • Memory card reader
  • Lightscoop
  • Wallet
  • Headphones
  • Chapstick
  • iPhone

On top of all of this, there is still plenty of room to pile in extras if needed. It really is huge. I’m not used to carrying such a large bag, so it throws me off some times when I’m trying to get in the car with the bag still on my shoulder. The fabric is faux-leather, but it’s high quality. Some people can’t believe that it isn’t real leather.


So if you’re in the market for a camera bag that can double as a purse, save up your cash and get yourself an Epiphanie.

Belle Fleur

I just recently got some china, silver, and crystal from my mother. I’ve loved this china since I was little, seeing as my favorite color has always been blue. I’m so excited to finally use the china cabinet for its intended purpose. I think everything looks great in there.


The china is Wedgwood. The pattern is Belle Fleur. It’s discontinued, but you can still find pieces on the Internet if we ever decide to add to the collection.



I can’t remember the name of the crystal, but we’ve got water goblets, white and red wine glasses.


We also got some place settings of silver. It’s Old Master by Towle.


It all needs to be polished, but that’s a task for another day.


We didn’t register for any china for our wedding, so I’m excited to have something other than our basic white Crate & Barrel every day stuff. Do you have any china? Do you use it often, or are you too nervous to eat off it it?