We might be past the days of giving ourselves “natural highlights” with lemon juice and unabashed sunbathing, but having a bowl full of lemons on hand is always a good idea. They’re beautiful to look at, particularly in a glass or our bamboo cane bowls, but also incredibly useful for everything from cleaning your microwave to making pancakes. Read on for our favorite lemon uses, from the sublime to the… pragmatic.
Winter mornings, when we rise before the sun, have to bundle up the minute we leave our cozy beds and then again before we dare leave the house, are rough. A warm and filling ‘stick-to-your-ribs’ breakfast is just the ticket to help put a spring in your step—until we actually get to spring. And including some goodness like antioxidant-rich blueberries, protein-filled nuts and fiber-filled seeds is guaranteed to keep your bod happy. Read on for three favorite, no-cook winter breakfasts.
No one would fault you for not making a new year’s resolution this year—we’ve had a lot on our plates… But there is something to be said for putting down some goals for the new year, starting with a fresh slate and trying to stick to them. Our resolutions, however, are a bit kinder and hopefully a bit easier to accomplish. And we’ve tried to come up with ways we can help. Read on for our 2021 Resolutions and shop the New Years Resolutions Collection now.
We’d like to propose a new national holiday, and one that should last for at least a week. The seven or so days after Christmas, before New Years, when pure exhaustion has overcome even the perkiest of Santa’s helpers, we think those very elves should treat themselves. We could even call it Treat Yourself Week. Maybe you didn’t get what you wanted after all, or maybe that $20 from grandma is burning a hole in your pocket—whatever the case may be, this is the time to go ahead and get what you want for yourself. Read on for our favorite Pomegranate pieces that will be sure to make you feel “treated”!
It feels like the holidays snuck up on us this year, and if you’re in need of some good ole holiday spirit, you’re not alone. From movie streaming and holiday snacking to mini road trips and paper snowflakes, this might be the year for some lay-it-on-thick traditions—old and new. Read on for our favorite ways to feel the spirit.
Your mom has enough fancy hand cream, your dad doesn’t need any more socks, your bff doesn’t want another set of gloves… So what to gift your loved ones this year? How about some cheerful items for the place they’re spending the most time these days: home! From placemats and candle holders to throw pillows and bottle openers, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our Pomegranate holiday gift guide.
Gingerbread houses! Making gingerbread houses is one of those holiday traditions that is an event in and of itself (hello, cozy family gathering), results in homemade holiday décor (hello beautiful table centerpiece) and produces the most festive scent (hello wafts of gingerbread whenever you pass). Depending on your level of craftiness, you can really go for it and make your own gingerbread, roll and cut the pieces for a custom home, OR you can buy kits with the house sides pre made and cut. As everyone knows, the toppings are the star of the show… Read on for our favorite gingerbread house decorations and pre-made house kits.
Let’s be honest, a really good dinner roll or slice of bread with really good butter is sometimes better than any dinner you can have. And with restaurant dining not so much a thing these days, we’ve been making our own to serve alongside supper (or sometimes in lieu of it!) Our best recipes are easy enough to be whipped up for a standard weeknight dinner, or to offer at your holiday table. Bonus: rolls or bread looks particularly gorgeous sitting snugly in a couple Blue Spruce napkins. Read on for our dinner roll and flavored butter recipes, and shop the Blue Spruce collection.
As we head into cooler weather and are looking for safe ways to entertain ourselves and our families, our families seem to be spending even more time around the fire pit. There’s just something about gathering around an open fire that seems to bring everyone together in a cozy way—and without any screens. So in honor of the start of holiday season, and with portable fire pits so widely available now (I’ve seen them at Home Depot and local hardware stores), we thought we’d round up our favorite family activities for fire pit fun. Hint: s’mores are recommended.
This Thanksgiving might be one of new traditions and with fewer people traveling, you could even find yourself hosting your own festive feast. All to say—you’ve got enough to think about, so let us make sure your table feels welcoming and festive. While we’re always appreciative of pulling out your grandmother’s linens and the wedding china, we figure this is the year to play around with some more modern pieces—and mix and match patterns and colors while we’re at it. Read on for some of our favorite combinations.
Our latest print features potted pear trees, which got us thinking about the beauty of preserved fruit—particularly at this time of year, when horns of plenty, wreaths and centerpieces are top of mind. The best preserved fruit maintains a vibrant color, dries stiff, and lasts for more than one season. Best of all—making them is a fun craft project! Read on for some favorites—both available to buy and DIY… and shop the Partridge Pear Tree collection.