For the interior, I left the downstairs the natural wood and just added a door frame and hung a small picture. For the upstairs, I glued some paper down for a faux-wallpaper. I also bought a little bunny family to go in the house.
For the outside, I added a porch, door, some frames for the door and window, and some landscaping. I decided to make the porch and frames a forest green.
It’s still unfurnished, but her birthday is just around the corner in February.
I’m starting out my gift guides for this year with gifts for kids. I have three nephews, but I have to admit I prefer shopping for girls. Fortunately, Trevor has a niece, so I get the best of both worlds.
I wanted to post about my favorite places to do my holiday shopping, City Bird and the newly opened Nest. They reside next door to each other on Canfield St. in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit and are owned by Andy and Emily Linn.
We’ve featured a lot of items from City Bird throughout various posts on the blog, as they sell lots of great local and handmade gifts, from clothes, to jewelry, to prints, and much more. You’ll find a lot of their products are Michigan and/or Detroit-themed too.
Nest just opened this month and now resides in the space that used to hold The Bureau of Urban Living. Nest focuses more on general housewares, including kitchen, office, and even cleaning supplies, and sources much of their product from inside the state.
I started this gift guide with the idea of doing one for a grandpa, but after compiling the list, I realized these were all things I would love to have myself. So maybe these are just gifts for a classy, homebody gentleman of any age?
Winter is not even officially here, but as I’m writing this I’m wearing gloves inside my house because my hands are icicles. Today’s gift guide focuses on one of my favorite parts of gift giving: stockings. I love the idea of a fair isle stocking filled with old-fashioned sundries.