happy tree trimming weekend + call for holiday gift guide submissions

I have been meaning to go tree shopping all week but between back-to-back styling projects and meetings I just haven’t found the time. After attending the West Elm and Etsy handmade holiday workshop last night {such a fun + creative bunch} I simply cannot wait any longer. I really wanted to get a live one that I could plant in my yard after but it wont get here in time; will have to order in advance next year. So this weekend I am clearing my schedule and am going to bring home a 8′ fraser, get a few friends together and have a tree trimming party. With lots of bubbly and one of my favorite holiday movies, Love Actually in the back, of course. Plan to make things extra special this year, after all it IS Dexter’s first Christmas.


I will also be putting together holiday gift guides and thought why not ask you stylistas for your favorite picks. Especially from your local go-to boutiques and stores. Would be great if we could get a good mix of picks from around the globe. Send me 5-7 gifts that you would either love to get or gift. A simple collage with links to my email: mochatiniblog (at) gmail (dot) com. Each guide will link back to your blog/Etsy store or website. Cant wait to see your selections so send them to me asap.

What are you looking forward to this weekend? Have you been braving the malls or doing most of your shopping online? Have a splendid weekend and dont forget to send me your holiday gift guides.


images: 79ideas, michelemademe and my pinterest board