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My Week via Instagram

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I got a haircut this week…probably my last one for awhile, seeing as how my hairdresser works Tues. – Thurs. and I will be commuting to and from NY for my new job. I suppose I could try to find someone knew, but I love my hairdresser. She is the first and only one I have ever trusted and she does a fantastic job every single time! So, for now, I will let it grow until I can get to her again.

 

I worked on some fun DIY projects this weekend, including a Valentine’s Day shirt for my sister. I am really excited to share the other project with you – stay tuned for a tutorial this week!

 

My fortune from Chinese last night…It’s so true! But, fortune cookie, you’re a little late in telling me this because they’ve already begun developing!

 

I hope everyone has a great Monday! I am SO excited because tonight I’m seeing Ben Howard in NY with some friends! (If you’ve never listened to him before, please check him out. He is amazing.) I think it is going to be a fantastic show. He is so talented and I can’t wait to see and hear him live! I will let you all know how it is tomorrow 🙂

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My Week via Instagram

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Top Left: On the train, coming home from the city (used this photo with Ben Howard lyrics)

Bottom Left: Dana dog

Top Right: Late Christmas present came this week – cute hand-painted owl mug from Anthropologie!

Bottom Right: Hoboken – view of the Freedom Tower

Happy Monday!

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If you liked this post, you may want to check out last week’s instagram recap.

A Curiously Chic Handmade Gift Guide

I can’t believe that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. I have not yet bought a single gift and time is quickly ticking. If you are at a loss as to what to buy and where to buy, I have put together a little handmade gift guide of my most favorite Etsy finds that I think would make curiously chic gifts! And when you buy from Etsy, you are directly supporting the artists that made each product! How awesome is that?! So this year, join me in skipping out on the hectic mall scene and shop handmade from the comfort of your cozy home!

(All links are numbered below)

(All links are numbered below)

For Your Best Girlfriends:
1. Fingerless knit gloves with bow from gertie & baxter
2. R O S E GOLD Pink Sequin and Ruby Red Velvet Clutch from Gift Shop Brooklyn

For the Home:
3. Woodland Chic from BROOKLYNrehab
4. Feather Vase from BROOKLYNrehab
5. Ceramic owl from claylicious

For the iPhone User:
6. Cherry wood iPhone case from Not a Scratch

For the Book Lover:
7. Novel Idea – Pair of Hand Stamped Bookends from Joshua by Oak

For the Caffeine Junkie:
8. Espresso cups from claylicious

For the Ornament Collector:
9. Green swirl blown glass ornament from Bluejays & Bumblebees

For the Dinosaur Lover:
10. Dinosaur Planter from Boy-Girl Tees

For the Beer Lover:
11. The Very Many Varieties of Beer Print from Pop Chart Lab

For the Jewelry Lover:
12. Lace earrings from This Ilk

For the Ramen Noodle lover:
13. Noodle bowl from One Clay Bead

For the Candle Lover:
14. Blown glass votive candleholder from Bluejays & Bumblebees

I hope this guide has given you some great gift ideas and if you’ve never shopped on Etsy before, try it this year! It’s very easy to use and it’s amazing to see how each seller puts so much time and consideration into not only the product, but also the packaging and of your purchase. Some even include a personalized thank you note! Most importantly, real, talented artists are making the products so each one is special. Now, go do some shopping!

Stay Curiously Chic! xo…Alane