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What Do You Do With Heart: Molly Madfis of Almost Makes Perfect

She puts a new spin on ultra-creative with sweet style and positive vibes. Almost Makes Perfect talks making with meaning and gifting with love.

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What are you making this holiday season?

I love designing printable gift tags, because I usually hate the ones i could buy. i also love pretty presents under the tree, so this year i decided i’m going neutral and using brown kraft paper with black ribbon and elements from nature like leaves. the prettier the outside of the present, the slower they’ll unwrap it.

Do you have a favorite holiday dish? To eat and/or to make and why?

My husband makes the best chestnut sausage stuffing EVER. i look forward to it all year long. i’m always in charge of dessert and usually try a new thing ever year, but i recently decided i’m starting a new tradition that i’ll being making bread pudding, and then it will be molly’s famous bread pudding and someday mom’s famous bread pudding. i just have to try making bread pudding first.

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Tell us… what’s on the ‘Almost Makes’ holiday mixtape?

I love christmas music so much — the second we pull out the decorations box i blast ‘em. my all time favorite songs are happy xmas (john lennon), santa baby (eartha kitt) and santa clause got stuck in my chimney (ella fitzgerald).

How do you add heart to your holiday? What are your uniquely-you holiday traditions?

I’m reaaaaally into thoughtful gifting. I keep notes on my phone all year long and write down anytime someone mentions wanting or needing something. If someone in my life mentions they don’t have a trivet, they’ll be getting a trivet next christmas.

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What Do You Do With Heart: Stephanie Liu of Honey N’ Silk

 

With a lovely mix of polished and cozy classics, she’s perfected California style. Stephanie Liu, of Honey and Silk shares with us what she cherishes the most about the holidays.

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In Southern California, where it’s fairly sunny year-round and the weather rarely differs tremendously, how do you get into the spirit of the holidays?  

I get into the holiday spirit as soon as I bring out my Christmas decorations, like my garlands and gold reindeer statues, and set them around the house. Also, the beauty of sunny weather all-year-round lets us Angelenos explore outdoor malls like The Grove, where décor like giant star lanterns, a Santa Claus riding in his sleigh statue suspended above the fountain, and the occasional flurry of snow set the holiday spirit.

 

Pretty polished or perfectly cozy? What’s your holiday style?

My holiday style is a mix of polished and cozy. My perfect holiday uniform would be a chunky turtleneck sweater over a maxi dress or skirt for lounging in front of the fireplace and I’d top that off with astructural long coat for going out on a chilly night.

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What was the last gift you received that touched your heart?

A collection of printed art books featuring some of the best moments between my boyfriend and me and one that photographically revealed his journey in finding my perfect present. The moments were so perfectly captured that they made me cry!

 

How do you add heart to the holidays?  What are your uniquely-you holiday traditions?

 Holidays are about celebrating and being closer with the ones you love, so every holiday activity like putting up Christmas decorations or picking out the tree is done together with my family and my boyfriend. I make it a point to spend more time with my younger siblings since they’re on Winter Break, whether we’re home watching Netflix or going out to a holiday concert. On Christmas Eve, my boyfriend and I visit one another’s families and at my house, we feast on a huge Chinese dinner and finish the night with opening presents with my younger siblings.

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Good Things Wrappin’

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So hopefully, you’ve picked up all of your presents (not yet? Try Dogeared On Your Doorstep – Same-Day Delivery in L.A.) and you’re getting ready to start wrapping! We asked some of most creative employees how they are wrapping their Dogeared gifts this year and got some great responses! Here are 5 easy gift-wrapping techniques that will save time, some money and the planet!

1. it’s in the bag:  dogeared lil’ zips filled with jewelry, wrapped and tied in burlap (above)

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 2. stack ’em up:  stack smaller boxes and throw a bright ribbon around the whole thing! who doesn’t love opening lots of boxes!

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3. stay seasonal:  we love the look & feel of butcher paper wrapped with twine and seasonal accent leaves

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4. keep in fresh:  “love using a sprig of something that smells good when wrapping – rosemary, lavender, mint” – Marcia Maizel-Clarke, Dogeared Founder

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5. recycle, reduce, re-use:  save time & the planet! recycle a box you already have & make it festive with some bakers twine and a handwritten note!

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Flower Girl Necklace

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She’s the one most likely to steal the spotlight on your big day. The one leading the walk down the aisle. The one who completes your big day in the most adorable way. Now we have the perfect keepsake for your favorite flower girl! Complete your bridal party gifts with our new 14″ Flower Girl Necklace.

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Pretty Smart

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It’s always so thrilling to see the excitement on the faces of new graduates. So much to look forward to, new beginnings, new challenges. Graduating is definitely one of life’s most monumental milestones. Celebrate with something sweet and sentimental.

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Moms Love Pearls

 

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There is just something about pearls when it comes to gifting Mom… Maybe it’s the fact that they’re beautiful like her, or classic like her. Maybe it’s something about pearls that feels special, like they have a built in history or story. Regardless of the reason, they are definitely our go-to each season when we think about celebrating the moms we love most!

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With Mom in mind, we put together a Limited Edition Online Exclusive mini-collection for Dogeared.com of long pearl and tassel necklaces. Enter for a chance to win one here: #MyDogearedMOM

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VDay Round-Up

 Dogeared is getting a lot of LOVE this Valentine’s Day season! Here’s a round-up of the latest:

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Teen Vogue picked Dogeared’s Love Is Out Of This World necklace in their “32 Super Sweet Valentine’s Gifts Your BFFs Will Love” gift guide!

Lucky-MagLucky Magazine & The Luxury Spot picked “Beautiful Valentines Under $50” and chose our adorable Heart Ring. We love their reason why:

“Don’t go diamonds. Show your sister or best friend how much you care with a chic, simple heart ring.”

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It’s not always about the gifts, what’s a girl to wear this Valentine’s Day?! SheKnows.com chose our Pearls Of… as the perfect dainty necklace to compliment your Vday look.

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StyleCartel.com cut right to the chase: “For the lady who thinks Valentine’s Day is the universal code for ‘JEWELRY!!!!!’”. They describe Dogeared as being made for stacking, and encourage you to make sure you receive more than one this year! We have tons of Heart Jewelry for you to wish for!

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Our Valentine’s Day Obessesions

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It’s about that time! We’re all starting to look for those perfect little gifts that tell someone how much we love them! So we pulled together our 14 for the 14th! 14 Valentine’s Day obsessions everyone will love!

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Vday Gifts Your BFF Will Love

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Teen Vogue names Dogeared’s Love Is Out Of This World necklace in their “32 Super Sweet Valentine’s Gifts Your BFFs Will Love” gift guide!

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The Bachelor Wedding

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Did you catch the Bachelor Wedding live on ABC last night?! Former Bachelor, Sean Lowe, married his bride, Catherine Giudici, in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by family, friends, bachelor nation, and a few million viewers. The couple was absolutely glowing!

Catherine gifted her 12 bridesmaids with Dogeared, going a less traditional route with Balance necklaces, bracelets & earrings. She wanted to stay true to her down-to-earth style and we thought Balance was a perfect fit! Check out some behind-the-scenes pics of the Catherine & her bridal party getting ready for the big event!

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We loved watching our jewels walk down the aisle! Dogeared is always grateful to be included in such special moments.

Congrats Sean & Catherine!

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