Last-Minute Love Notes

In need of a last-minute Valentine's Day card? You're in luck! As a lover of greeting cards, I've rounded up a few of my favorite quirky and cute love notes that are perfect for the special someone in your life. Happy Valentine's Day! lovenotes

 

Tip: Did you know that you can find greeting cards in many of your favorite stores? Anthropologie, J. Crew and Urban Outfitters all carry adorable cards that look like they are straight out of a boutique. Also, their inventory is less likely to be picked over because they are not a traditional card store. Happy shopping!

1. Hello Valentine Letterpress, Sugar Paper 2. You're the Cat's Pajamas, Rifle Paper Co. 3. I Pine For You, Anthropologie 4. Radishing Letterpress, Papyrus 5. You're My Addiction, J. Crew  6. Look at my Phone Valentine Card, Paper Source

Mother's Day gift ideas

Hi everyone! Wondering what to get your wonderful mother/grandmother/wife this Mother's Day? Here are a few items that I've found (and love) that hopefully mom will love too!gift_for_mom1. Show mom she's queen bee with this Savannah Bee Company travel kit that includes body butter, lip balm and hand cream made with beeswax and honey - $24.95 from Crate & Barrel 2. For the mom with the green thumb -- this Foodie Basil Garden kit allows you to grows sweet basil, lemon basil and siam basil right in your kitchen - $22.95 from Paper Source

3. A little secret? Women love skincare - and that love only grows fonder with age. Give mom the gift of great skin with this philosophy am/pm skincare collection - $157.32 from QVC

4. These cute and stylish Color Block Stripe Picnic Towels are perfect for a trip to the beach or a picnic in the park - $39 from West Elm

5. I absolutely love these adorable designer tea cups - you can never have too many! $39.95 from Crate & Barrel

6. How cute are these Sunny Life Beach Radios? They come in 4 fun, vintage colors and are the perfect accessory for your family beach trip this year - $49.99 from Anthropologie

7. This Baggu Dipped Weekender Bag is simple, stylish and durable enough for all of your weekend getaways, and they can be monogramed! - $99 from West Elm

 

Happy Mother's Day to all of the fabulous moms out there, especially mine!

xo Court

 

Frenchie Friday!

Hello! I'm super excited this morning because I'm picking up my best friend, Lauren at the airport in an hour! She lives in Dallas so we don't get to see each other that often, but she's coming in town for my bridal shower this weekend! I can't wait - I'm sure I'll have lots of pics for you next week. Now I know I'm not supposed to know that my shower is this weekend, but when you have someone coming from out of town who has to stay with you, you kind of have to know...but all I know is that it's on Sunday. I don't know where or any other details! I can't wait to wear this fab dress I got from Anthropologie. Paired with tights and some black booties? Perfection! Anyway, something interesting happened this week with Franklin. I actually caught him sitting like a normal dog! This NEVER happens. He always has one or both legs out like a little frog, or he does this side sit thing...so naturally, I was very excited. He looked so cute!frankEnjoy your weekend everyone - I know I will!

xo Court

 

Holiday Gift Guide: for her!

It's that time of year again! Shopping nonstop, trying to find the perfect gift for your friends, family members, coworkers, etc. It can be tough - especially when you have a budget or have to buy a general gift for secret Santa or something. Well look no further - I'll be highlighting gift ideas over the next 2 weeks for the special people in your life - best friend, brother, pet - you name it. The best part? Everything I feature is under $50 and available online. Today I'm featuring gifts for "her" - applicable to sisters, moms, friends, coworkers, teachers and more from a few of my favorite stores including Anthropologie, South Moon Under, Kate Spade and J. Crew. Check it out!gift_guide_for_her1. Northern Flicker Infinity Scarf ($48) from Anthropologie, 2. Colorblock Leather Pouch ($49.50)  from J. Crew, 3. Pop Clink Fizz Resin iPhone5 Case ($40) from Kate Spade, 4. In the Light Palette ($39) from Stila, 5. Long Great Shapes Neckace ($45) from Kate Spade Saturday, 6. Larabee Dot Flutes Set ($50) from Kate Spade, 7. BCBGeneration Attitude Fingerless Gloves ($28) from South Moon Under

 

Gifts for your Thanksgiving Hostess!

Hosting a holiday as big as Thanksgiving can be a lot of work - and chances are, if you're a 20-something with no kids like myself, you're not hosting the entire family at your place. Show your host or hostess how much you appreciate their hard work (and delicious meals!) with one of these great little gifts. Don't have time to shop beforehand? Grab a fresh bouquet of flowers from your local grocery store for the table!Thanksgiving_MB1. Turkey Compote Bowl with Ladle from Sur La Table, 2. Embossed Thanksgiving Serve Platter from Sur La Table, 3. Boulangerie Jar Candle from Anthropologie, 4. St. Germain from your local liquor store, 5. Gratitude Journal from Paper Source and 6. Turkey Linen Dishtowel from Crate and Barrel