Baby Gingerbread

I will be the first to admit that I would be terrible at putting these tiny things together. I am not much of a details girl. But these things are pretty darn cute. Click the link above for directions and make them for me!

Modern, Cheeky or Natural Hostess Gifts

Holiday parties are probably taking all your spare time right now and every prepared little party goer has a stash of hostess gifts ready. Here are a couple of our faves....
Roost Birch Wine Cylinders For the Austin Nature Lover.
Cheeky Wine Bags and Coasters will get a laugh from die-hard beer drinkers and
can match the mood of all your wines.
Modern Folks will love these silicon wine tags and coasters. Reds wont stain them and you can even write on them with a pen and wipe it off.

Sunset Magazine Easy Dinners...

Inspired by the cold winter nights and the resolution to heat healthier and actually cook, Ive got my recipes for the week. Mixed with a super packed salad and we are set! and healthy!!

Rustic dining style inspiration from Living Etc.

My Friend Steph is dying for the perfect dining table for her new fabulous house redo, designed by Lindsey Arthur of PlayHouse
I was flipping through the Living, etc. site today and saw a few ideas that made me think of her and my future dining room as well!

Amy Atlas Pink Paradise

Amy Atlas must have had me in mind when she made this....
Did you see that the flowers are lollipops! So clever!

ENID designer Lara Collins Joins Sanctuary list of Top Designers

I just go these amazing leather necklaces in.... They are designed by Lara Collins who owns a beautiful store called Enid in Fredricksburg. I am dying to get out there and see it. Stop by a support a local if you are in the Fredricksburg area.

Ikea Couch Covers

Everyone knows how much I love Ikea, but when they stop making the covers for the couch I have, I do have a bone to pick. Fortunately a couple of new sites have a quick and not to expensive fix....

Imelda May.....My Idol

I was listening to NPR.. and fell in love with the voice of Imelda May. My new years resolution is to learn.... 1. the words of an entire song....2. how to sing that entire song in tune. Hopefully I can sing like her... ( I won't hold my breathe)
In the meantime, visit this talented singers website.

East Austin Studio Tour Find: Kanokwalee

Look what I found at the East Austin Studio Tour....exquisite
Kanokwalee's graphic scarves are my newest find at Sanctuary. These are amazing.

American Cancer Society Holiday Shopping Card and Shop787!

Big Events on the Horizon!!
Shop787 at Mueller Nov 8th... all your favorite shops in one cool location.
Holiday Shopping Card Starts Nov 5th with a huge Party at Sanctuary Nov 12th!

American Cancer Society Holiday Shopping Card "Local Style and Flavor Party"

Facebook Local Style and Flavor Happy Hour: "Join Sanctuary, Izzy and Ash, Duncan and Boyd, Kid Genius, and Breed and Co for a holiday shopping party benefiting the American Cancer Society. Each store will have their own special twist such as cocktails and appetizers as well as raffles, swag bags and more. Use your Holiday Shopping Card and save 20% on many great items! ( Cards will be available at all stores) At SANCTUARY be one of the first 50 people and get a Victrola Design screen printed bag stuffed with great items from local artists including awesome earrings by Summer Ellis! Enjoy cocktails by Treaty Oak Rum and appetizers by Sprouts Personal Chef Services. Of course the entire store will be 20% off with your Holiday Shopping Card! Check out the Amazing artists donating to our bags or raffle..... Victrola Design Summer Ellis Leah Duncan Jewelry Vine Creative Chick Designs Ornamental Things Linda Ketelhut Snuggle herd Ld Design Lisa Crowder Peace in a bag Micah Yancey Kandle Kidswear Anna Swanson Clarebelle ..... and the list is growing"

Scarlet Fig Textiles!

Scarlett Fig are original textiles designed by Laurie Wisbrun of our very own Austin. This town always amazes me by how many talented people are living here. I had been coveting her line after seeing her on Decor8 and now she is coming to Sanctuary. Soon you will see her amazing pillow covers perking up our little boutique. I can't wait!

Austin Rain are you here to stay? Tray 6 and Swims will kepp you dry and looking good.

Either it never rains or it never stops in Austin.. Now that we are in perma Seattle mode it got me thinking about all the cute accessories that go with the rain. We've got the Fancy Umbrellas covered at the store and I think I am developing a crush on the high heel galosh covers. From SWIMS these the handy guys slip over you shoes and are supposed to protect and add traction. Whether you dig them or not you have to admit they are pretty smart.

Halloween Goodies

Amy Atlas is AMAZING... the following are couple of pics of her Halloween Spread... from my favorite party planner resource..Hostess Blog! Seriously, when I am going to get this clever?
Cupcakes need accessories too! Need inspration? ... get boo-terrific with these little darlings perfect for your little darlings. You will be the coolest Mom at the school party!
Want a touch of Halloween without digging out your old witches costume. Spider studs add just a touch of scary, while you stay stylin.