I enjoy being creative so I am drawn towards art work that evokes feelings, is modern with a heavy frame or mixed with traditional decor. I love photographs mixed other eye catching art. To me a frame is the bow on how the image is presented and enhanced. One of my most favorite things to do is create an eclectic collection of images and art that hang together. They don’t have to be like one another, but how they relate to each other or how you feel when you look at the pictures together. Here are a few collections that I appreciate and admire.
Love the different sizes and styles of grouped art.
One giant piece of work surround by various frames.
Black and white photographs that are the same size and same frames, but matted differently!
Similar color pallet, gold tones and art famed and unframed. The the various sizes but all rectangles.
A mass of pictures that are symmetrical in style.
All this colorful art is created with white backgrounds. Pops of color!
Framed the same!
Similar color pallet
Styles are very much the same and mostly unframed.
I tend to create photo collections that are of different styles and mixed medium.
As I think about this past year I have a lot of happy and accomplished feelings. I honestly feel like this has been one of my best years, as everything seemed to fall into place, with family, friendships and business decisions. I feel so much gratitude with how balanced this year turned out with love, my family, relationships, friendships, the blogging community and my ever so grateful clients.
A few of my favorite moments of 2012
James using his Red Ryder BB gun!
Night Before Christmas
Celebrating Michelle’s 40th
Getting our Christmas Tree
Ugly Sweater Day
Leigh & Kate
John making his Gingerbread House
Yankee Swap Fun
My 41 Birthday Party
James loves fishing
First day of school
Mohr Family Reunion
Jacobsohn Family Reunion
Mark & I
John turns 5
James & Mark
Susan & I
Tasha, Arianne & I
My family getting to meet President Obama
Kim & Lyn
Happy New Year from the Jacobsohn Family!
1907 The New Year’s Eve Ball
Martha always knows how to decorate!
The perfect NYE dress
I love having party hats & horns to ring in the new year!
There is nothing like fireworks at midnight!
There is nothing like champagne on Dec 31st!
And of course….the F*U*N!
(The Last Day of Disco – New Year’s Eve Studio 54, 1978)
Happy New Year 2013!
Giving a gift is one of my most favorite things ever, and for me the wrapping or presentation is just as important as the gift your giving. If you’re giving a thoughtful gift, don’t stop there, continue to make sure the wrapping is just as stunning as the gift. Using a bag and shoving your great gift inside is tacky. Don’t do it, unless the bag is just as good as the gift. I admit I picked up some fun snarky lady bags that have a fun saying on them, which only works because I am giving a gag gift (wine glass that fits an entire bottle of wine)!
In order to prepare for your wrapping you must do a few things first. Think about who and what you are giving, I even think as far as where I giving the gift. I wouldn’t give a glass bowl filled with goodies at a restaurant, but in their home or workplace is fine.
Items to make sure you have:
1. Pretty paper and different colors
2. Various ribbons- sassy, classy, and pretty in all different colors
3. Natural twine or ribbon
4. Various tags or small cards
5. Stickers or sticky rhinestones
6. flat ornaments
The way you style your hair is just as important as your outfit. These hair styles are stunningly festive! Just make sure you give yourself enough time to style your hair. Pretty from head to toe!
I find most of these products worth using or absolutely gorgous, so why not give them to your own family. I always wrap my stocking gifts and I like a lot of little gifts in a stocking, since they’re like the icing on the cake, why not make all your gifts sweet.
22k Gold & Turquoise Earrings, Aurum Jewelry $350
St.Germain, Liquor Stores (nip) $4
Organic Coral Ring, Pale Fish NY $64
Tom Ford Noir Eau de Parfum for Men, Nordstrom $90-$125
Candy cane bark 5 small, The Sugar Forest $5
Burberry Tie, Bloomingdales $15o
Nars Soft Touch Shadow Touch Pencil, Making Faces $24
LOVE bracelet pink gold, Cartier $5,579
Cocktail Picks, Dwell $30
Tea cups, Erin Moran Designs $34-$66
L’Oreal Inoacolor Care Products, Salon Sabeha $30
Leather Wallet, Clover Art $220
Tory Burch Silver Logo Earrings, Neiman Marcus $68
Diamond Studded Solo Cup, Fashioneta $45
reasons I love you stones, Red Envelope $30
Art Deco Ring, Luxe Deluxe $385