Our 2015 Christmas Card

Introducing our 2015 Christmas card! 

This year I was going for a classic, elegant look that incorporated our new home in the picture. I went with Tiny Prints again because of their variety of options as well as the high quality I have always received (remember last year's card?!- it was a hit!)

Christmas card

I am in LOVE with the red foil calligraphy design; as well as the custom backer and matching liner. I also used an embosser for our return address and I think it gives it that extra special touch.

christmas card
The black polka dot envelope liner matches the back of the card

christmas card
 I went with the 'Charming Curls' embosser from Tiny Prints because it had a timeless look and we will be able to use it for many years to come.

red foil christmas
 I choose the red foil design to go along with my favorite pair of red Kate Spade heels!

plaid christmas

 Last year I did a Holiday Card swap with a few of you and it was so much fun! If you would like to swap cards this year please shoot me an email (missandrealee {at} gmail {dot} com). 


DIY Banana Leaf Lampshade

I've admired the banana leaf print on interior design blogs for quite some time now but I could never figure out how to incorporate it into our space.
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I love the pattern because it reminds me of Hawaii! But it also adds a bit of fun to a space. I already had the lamp base and it was in desperate need for a new shade so it worked out perfectly.

lamshade diy

You will need:

-A self adhesive lampshade, currently $5 at Hobby Lobby
-Banana Leaf fabric (or any fabric of your choosing!) I found mine on Etsy for just $3
-Hot glue/gun

I followed the directions on the lampshade, but basically you follow the pattern (below). The shade itself has adhesive so it is easy to stick on. I added an inch extra of fabric all the way around the pattern so I could fold it under and glue it.  That's it!

banana leaf diy
And the end result:
DIY banana leaf

 I'm loving how simple and easy this project was!


Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was lovely.
Saturday morning we were invited to a private screening of the new James Bond movie! It was fantastic. Then we spent Saturday afternoon taking photos for our Christmas card and I can't wait to show you the results! (hint: we loved last year's card so much that we are using Tiny Prints again!)
I found a matching puffer vest for Mr. Kitty at Target (only $3!) so of course I had to have it. Doesn't he look handsome?!
Speaking of Target, I'm obsessed with the Sugar Paper line of wrapping goodies that they currently have. So many cute options!
We also finally put up our Lucite rods and curtains in the family room. It was drizzly all day on Sunday, making it the perfect day to watch movies and test out our new dark room.
I am planning on doing a full post on the rods/curtains once I steam and hem them, so stay tuned!
The chilly temps have arrived in these parts (well 60 degrees for this California girl is quite chilly!) and I wanted to share a recent outfit favorite.
This sweater is from JCrew a few seasons ago (a current version at the factory store) but I love how warm and cozy it is! The heathered look is perfect for a casual weekend outfit.

Did you do anything fun this weekend??! Do share! XO