Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays

Sending you the warmest wishes for a very Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sparkling NYE

Big news... We just found out we are off to Ireland pre-NYE!
The bird & I are headed to Dublin, Ireland for about a year, and we will be leaving in less than a week! We are so excited for our adventure there and what better way to kick it off that NYE!

Do you have any suggestions for us... NYE or otherwise?

Here are a couple lovely numbers for our NYE:
one :: two

I think long sleeve is probably best... since the weather lately has been in the 30s at night.

We would love to hear if any of my readers have been to or live in Ireland!

Happy Friday! 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Pinsday

I have been so excited over all the Christmas pins seen on Pinterest lately!

And today, I am here to share.
red & white decor | via

peppermint bark thin mints | via

red & craft wrapping | via

peppermint eggnog shake | via

chocolate & peppermint covered marshmallows | via

I love getting in the Christmas spirit. And I love that these are so easy to diy!

And I have to share this gorgeous clutch with you:
 holiday clutch | via

So perfect for holiday parties & nye!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Cards

This is the first year I have ever sent out Christmas cards! Its very exciting. So the bird and I chose a lovely photo from our wedding via Vero, our wedding photographer.

I also dolled up the envelopes a bit with address tags.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

Monday, December 17, 2012

Presents to me... and you!

I am in love with my new iphone case from Meant to be Sent!

And I think I am just as in love with her pretty packaging.

Its like a present within a present!

In addition, Robyn at Meant to be Sent is offering my readers at 20% discount on her entire shop!
On top of the lovely iPhone cases, Meant to be Sent has wrapping paper, cards and more!

Visit her shop and enter BIRDIETOBE20 at checkout for your discount! Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 14, 2012

All dolled up!

NYE is upon us again (in a couple weeks, that is)! Among other things, its always a fun excuse to get dressed up and hit the town! I have been scouring the web for outfit options. Here's what I've come up with so far:
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

I have also been loving this combo seen across the web lately:
Sequin peplum skirt, with a lace bodice and bow tights via

Any other suggestions to throw into the mix?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Home for Christmas!

As you may have read a couple weeks back, the bird and I will be off to Ireland soon! So very exciting!

We have been in limbo mode, waiting on our visas/permits, not knowing when we were going to go. But we found out just yesterday, that we will still be home for Christmas. FABULOUS news!

So I immediately broke out our Christmas decor boxes and put up a tree!

Now it feels like Christmas!

And our tree!

And our favorite new ornament, from Lovely Little Details! (by Paloma's Nest)

We're going with the minimalist approach this year, as we have to be out of our house the day after Christmas!

We got renters for our year in Ireland and they're-a-moving-in quick!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Happy Wednesday!

I have another fun filled Pinsday for your viewing pleasure ;)
tulle + blazer

gray peacoat

peppermint bark marshmallows


Just a few of my favorite things from the week. Xo

Monday, December 10, 2012

Recent 'grams

I wanted to share what I have been up to lately through my recent Instagrams.

1. A sweet wedding ornament from lovely little details
2. Thanksgiving with the bird
3. Thanksgiving tablescapes
4. Celebrating my step-dad's birthday
5. Enjoying some qt with a bestie

I'm @birdietobe if you'd like to follow along!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pantone Color of the Year 2013: Emerald

That's right... the decision has been made. And Emerald it is!

I have to say, its a little serendipitous for me.

Our year ahead in Ireland
my birthday is St Patrick's Day
(and this year will be my 30th!)
Pantone color of the year: Emerald
 a little stroke of magic

To kick off the festivities, I put this board together of all things Emerald via Kate Spade.

In preparation for 2013... its safe to say these items should be added to your wish list this holiday!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pinsday: Gift Wrap

After a fun filled week of gift guides, I wanted to share some unique gift wrap ideas I have recently found.

Always makes the present that much better, right?

And all are simple enough to diy!
Washi Tape designs. via

Craft Paper + doily + twine. via

Stamped gift wrap. via

Chalk paper wrapping. via

Pretty tags. via

Those tags are amazing!
You can even print them, with your favorite font and cut to size!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Animal prints

I am loving these animal print flats and loafers seen all over the place lately!

And in my search... I found a few different varieties and big savings!
one $100 // two $20 // three $110

What's your latest trend crave?