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Galentine’s Day, aka Ovaries Before Brovaries

Girls! If you don’t know what Galentine’s Day, let me explain. According to Leslie Knope (nee Amy Poehler) on Parks and Rec, it’s the day before Valentine’s Day when you celebrate your favorite girls – your besties, your mom, your work ride-or-die who’s always got your back.

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This is the day to show just how much you freakin’ love each other, how much you appreciate each other, just cause!  Oh yeah, and you TREAT YO SELVES.

We love this idea ’cause Valentine’s Day, well… it can be fun and romantic and all that jazz, but it can also be a real pain in the ass. So this year, let’s do ourselves a favor and celebrate those absolutely fabulous women who’ve helped shape us. You know who you are. Below are a few ideas for what to get and do for your mom, your girlfriends, and DUH, for yourself – your truest Valentine:

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Love You To The Moon and Back! framed photo printAlso, see this photo art collage we rapped about in December. Both would be super sweet for the lady who never forgot your Russell Stover chocolates when you were a little thing. Hurry and order today!:

Minted I Love You To The Moon and Back print

She’ll love this company’s Plant of the Month gift, which is exactly what it sounds like: A different set of flowers delivered to her each and every month(!).  And they’re all potted, so they’ll (hopefully) continue to grow as the year goes on:


A dozen (or two) order of Shari’s Berries ‘cause they’re just so d*mn delicious. Ignore the fact that those gigantic strawberries probably take up half of California’s water supply to grow.  It doesn’t matter, IT’S FOR MOM.

Sharis Berries

A gorgeous Amethyst Druzy Necklace she can wear until she loses it in a pile of clothes on her dresser (just kidding Mom, love you!):

Amethyst druzy necklace

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This vibrant oversized leather fold clutchwhich we LOVE cause it’s not only buttery soft, but it’s surprisingly versatile. It can be worn with your favorite LBD or even a cute little casual summer outfit.

Oversized leather fold clutch

A handmade subversive cross stitch cause they’re just so funnnnnn-y. Seriously, we can’t quit these.

Home Is Where No Pants Is

whatever bitch

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The perfect mug for your feminist or heartbreaker of a friend:

Male Tears

A custom framed “Heartstagram”.  Just print and frame your memories directly from Instagram. Voila!


A t-shirt that speaks your and your bestie’s language… because you’re both slobs:

If It Requires Pants Then Nah

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Ninja Professional Juicer – It’s time to treat yo’ self to super delish smoothies that have way more nutrients, thanks to the multiple blades of this bad boy. Oh yeah, and did I mention it’s HUNDREDS of dollars less than the Vitamix?

Ninja Professional Juicer

A print/poster to hang on your wall and light a fire under you when you need it:

Well Why The Hell Not

A vibrant, stunning, flawy dress that you can hang in your closet and gaze at like a beacon of hope, a beacon of hope to remind you that summer is only three months away:

Maaji Longchamp Maxi Dress

And lastly, this quote isn’t really a traditional gift per se, but it’s appropriate for this week when we’re meant to tell people how much we love them. I pinned it a while ago, and each time I come across it, it makes me catch my breath just a bit.

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Here’s to telling those you love them.  Here’s to telling your LADIES just how much they mean to you. Happy Galentine’s Day this week, lovelies!

Galentines Day

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Uteruses before duderuses,

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Gift Guide #4: For Mom!

Wash your mouth out and wipe your tears. Today we’re wrapping up our Gift Guide series, and some might say it’s the most important gift guide of all, as it’s the Gift Guide for Moms! I mean really, who’s gone more outta their way to ensure you and your sibs were hooked UP each and every holiday… that you got your Barbie Dream House which was precariously assembled at 2 AM? Our poor moms didn’t get a wink of sleep on Christmas Eve for, oh, about 30 years and we want to recognize that.  So let’s all agree to splurge on Mom a little bit this year, shall we? Because she deserves it. She really does. So heeeeere we go:

1 – LEATHER WALLET, CUYANA, $120. This functional yet chic wallet is dyed THE perfect shade of red and feels like soft, soft goodness. You know, being made out of Argentinian pebble leather and all. Time for mom to throw out the wallet from Hot Topic she found in the backseat of her car and upgrade to this.

2 – ‘THEY SEE ME ROLLIN, THEY HATIN’ KITCHEN APRON, ETSY, $40. Before the term gangsta, there was just the word “Mom.”  Show her some respect by outfitting her in the baddest apron in the land.

3 – Flask Bangle, Cynthia Rowley, $225 or $38 for 6 months. Who said flasks should only be used by sweaty frat guys on the prowl for pizza and freshmen girls? No, this flask is for a classy lady. A classy lady like Mom who after metaphorically wiping her kids’ a*sses for two decades deserves a sleek and discreet nip every once in a while. It’s pricey, but your mom’s love for you is invaluable.  Show up your siblings this year with this golden gift.

4 – Satin Flats, Tory Burch, $206.50. Because there are two types of moms: Those who’ll appreciate making a statement by wearing this pair of super vibrant, Oz-chic slip-ons, and the mom who will look at these, blankly stare and say, “What am I supposed to wear these with?!” We can’t wait to hear our moms chime in on these. Take it away, Tina and Jayne.

5 – Candy Stripe Fringed Throw, Bixby & Ball, $98. She wrapped you in your d*mn blankie all those years, now it’s time to bundle her up and make her feel safe and warm. Mom will love this suuuuper soft cotton blanket, wrapped around her as she watches Nancy Grace or America’s Got Talent, or draped across a couch or chair.

6 – Keurig K-130/B130 Brewing System, $69. Just a happy little single use coffee maker for the woman who “can’t be seen in public unless she’s had a cup of coffee.”

7 – Opalite Round Studs, Pigment, $48. Help her shine a bit with these purdy little studs. A subtle touch of sparkle will look lovely in her ears. Handmade with semi-precious stones found around the world.

8 – Heart Photo Art Collage, Minted, prices vary. A really lovely way to display 30 photos in a cute heart-shaped collage. So sweet, so sentimental, so perfect for Mom.

9 – Ice Cream Pint Club, Jeni’s, prices vary. According to Steph, this ice cream is just “de-freaking-licious.” Actually she used the actual “f” word but as this is a Gift Guide for Moms, we thought we’d keep this post respectable. So this here Jeni’s Ice Cream is supposed to have the most random, yet most mouthwatering flavors of any ice cream you’ll taste. And better yet, you can have it delivered to Mah by signing her up for the Pint Club!  Every 3 months, she’ll receive 3 flavors shipped directly to her doorstep. And get this – according to the website, “Recipients will be notified by a keepsake letterpress (with a handwritten note) and a set of four ice cream spade…”.

10 – Matching Infinity Necklaces, $32.99.  Your mom’s your best friend, right?! So show her she is by getting her this modern day BFF necklace – and get one for yourself while you’re at it. So sweet, and so appropriate for the woman whose love is truly never-ending.

That’s it for this year, friends. We hope you’ve loved our suggestions and please feel free to pass on to your friends and fam! We’ve so loved vicariously shopping for you all through our gift guides.


“Be a good boy and show Mommy how the piggies eat!” – A Christmas Story