sparkle from within

NOTE TO SELF: Never leave a draft post up on the computer screen…because my 2.5 year old daughter somehow managed to actually post an unedited and unfinished draft. My apologies for the early, not-yet-complete email you received last night of this post. Kids…gotta love ‘em.

As I was saying…

Sparkle from the Light Within…and it doesn’t hurt to add a little sparkle to your wrist too. :)

We are big fans of Stella and Dot jewelry, and with a wide range of prices, there is something for every gal on your list. This year, we’re loving the simple, dress up or dress down, Light Bracelet FRIENDSHIP TIES, Sparkle From the Light Within. For only $19 , you can apply the one for me, one for you motto for this one.

You don’t have to attend any party, or even charge your credit card for this one, because Christine Morris, personal stylist for Stella and Dot, is offering Tutto Bella readers the Stella and Dot Light Bracelet for free. And, this giveaway will still be happening after Dec. 25…yay for more fabulous things after Christmas!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends on December 28. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!{images via Stella and Dot}

favorite things continued…

We’re not done yet…our magic number for this year was 12 for the 12 Days of Christmas, so here’s the rest of our Favorite’s List.

7. Logitech iPad, Logitech or Best Buy – makes typing e-mails and documents on the iPad SO much easier. {$99}
8. Norwex Cleaning  Supplies – I know, its ridiculous that we have a cleaning product in here, and believe me, none of us enjoy cleaning, but its a fact of life and its so important to use non-toxic cleaning supplies for our health, our children’s health and our environment. Plus, these products make it so easy!
9. Stella & Dot Light BraceletFRIENDSHIP TIES, Sparkle From the Light Within {$19} - our friend and fave Stella and Dot stylist, Christine Morris, may be hooking you up with this lovely bracelet if you’re nice, not naughty, and read our blog tomorrow for a giveaway opportunity.
10. MukLuk Slippers, Target {$44} – love this style too.
11. Vino2Go, The Wine Sippy Cup – genius and everyone needs one of these!
12. Santa Poo, Ho Ho Ho, Oh No, Gotta Go, Poo-Pourri – we love all Poo-Pourri products and love that they actually work, but this is just too fun for the holidays.

{images via The Product Farm, Target, Norwex, Logitech, Stella and Dot, Poo-Pourri}

a few of our favorite things…

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes. Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes. Silver white winters that melt into springs. These are a few of our favorite things.

Yes, still obsessed with that movie, Sound of Music, and song. It just makes us happy.

It’s the time of year for our Favorite Things again.

It was hard to agree with one another :) and limit the list to just 12, but we did it. Maybe you can treat yourself this year to one of our favorite things, buy for a friend….OR, wait a minute, EVEN BETTER, we have two giveaways from our list 1-6 and 6-12. So stay tuned every day this week for the giveaways.

1. For the Sex & the City fan and all-around fabulous lady: Brevity Custom Name Necklace, available at Fleur de Lis, a paperie {$195}
2. For the wine lover: Corkcicle, for the perfectly chilled glass of wine {$24}
3. For the hostess: friend: LAFCO House and Home Candle, available at Fleur de Lis, a paperie
4. For a friend: UGG Classic Boots for Women, available at Nordstrom {$195}
5. For the techie/mac product lover: iCHARGE All Backup Battery, available at Fleur de Lis {email jenna@fleurdelisapaperie.com} {$48}
6. For the new parents: Canon Rebel Camera

{images via Give Simple, Corkcicle, Brevity Jewelry, Canon, UGG, LAFCO House and Home}

sweater weather

We busted out the sweaters this weekend as the first flakes flew. As I put on my sweater, I thought about how cozy sweaters are, and how they feel like the warmth of “home,” curled up on the couch with my kiddos and hubby, with a cup of tea or coffee close by. So, why not incorporate a sweater’s feeling of “home” into the home. Some fantastic ideas below…

1. Sweater Box, Thrifty and Chic {DIY tutorial here}
2. Sweater Candle Holder, Knick of Time
3. Sweater Pumpkin, Confessions of a Plate Addict {DIY tutorial here}
4. Sculpted Origami Sweater Knit Pillow Cover, West Elm {$34}
5. Sweater Pumpkin, The Painted Home {DIY tutorial here}
6. Cable Knit Napkins, Elizabeth Anne Designs
7. Mug Cozy, Knit Storm on Etsy {$17}
8. Recycled Sweater Vase,Under the Table and Dreaming {DIY tutorial here}
9. Sweater Yet Vase, Modcloth {$17}
10. Sweater Lampshade Cover, Thrifty and Chic {DIY tutorial here}

{images via Modcloth, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Knick of TimeThrifty and Chic, West Elm, Elizabeth Anne Designs, A Painted Home, Under the Table and Dreaming, Knit Storm}

steal vs. splurge {bag}

I am loving the steal vs. splurge idea new to our blog! And more importantly, we hope you are enjoying it too.

Our steal vs. splurge this week is 100% bag-ulous. We love Longchamp tote bags – they are great for school bags, business bags, travel bags, and even diaper bags. You can find Longchamp at all the great department stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, etc for anywhere from $125-$500. New at Fleur de Lis we have look-a-like bags, and can be ordered with your monogram for only $90! These bags are versatile for every age and every lifestyle, and are available in every color of the rainbow. We also have matching (and monogram-able) make up bags. Great gift idea for holiday, graduation, teachers gifts, sororities, baby bags … and any occasion!

bags steal vs. splurge

{images via Neiman Marcus and Fleur de Lis}