paperless post holiday cards

Paperless Post PAPER Holiday Cards : photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

this year we used Paperless Post for our holiday cards and they turned out really great. I had a really hard time choosing just one style of card so we ended up with two different ones. {so I’m not totally blowing it by showing family this little peek here!} I’ve been enjoying taking pics of my boys so rather than booking a family photoshoot, I decided to take a stab at it by myself. what you don’t see are the out takes, which were a pretty hilarious combo of pouting and crying and goofy faces. but this photo, the one good one from about 50 pictures I took of them, turned out so good.

Paperless Post is pretty great. you can send out ONLINE versions of your cards to your email contacts if you’d rather go the green route and be truly paperless. but if you enjoy the actual paper cards, check out their PAPER line. bonus : if you haven’t sent out your cards yet, or your one of those families that typically procrastinates, like me, and sends out New Years cards, you can save 20% off PAPER through December 25 with the code HOLLYDAYS. check out their beautiful cards and have fun designing!


last minute gift idea : instantly framed + discount

last minute gift idea from instantly framed | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

hi friends!! have you heard of Instantly Framed? it’s a super cool framing service and app that allows you to print {and frame} any photo right from your phone. I just love the quality of the photo and the framing is so nice. plus, pretty gift packaging is free!

the last day to order your photos with regular shipping in time for Christmas in December 21. use coupon code CIUNRULY10 for $10 your order – good through January 4th. enjoy!


gift guide : for him

2014 Unruly Things Gift Guide : something for him

this one’s for all those lucky guys in your life.  it might be your husband, your brother or your very best friend.  it’s straight-up guy stuff that he’s bound to love.

one : a new fleece / two : the raddest bike lights to not only make his night rides more safe but more stylish too {save up to $30 off with coupon code UNRULY} / three : a new saddle to complete his bike / four : a simple time piece / five : a new cologne, that he’ll pick out / six : a beanie to keep him warm all winter / seven : socks, because they’re an easy stocking stuffer / eight : a hydro flask to fill up with his favorite brews / nine : sweats for lounging and early morning coffee runs / ten : a duffle for hitting the gym after work or for weekend jaunts / eleven : a soap that smells like mountains / twelve : comfy shearling slippers


gift guide : something for the jewelry lover

2014 Unruly Things Gift Guide : something for the jewelry lover

one of my favorite gifts to receive is jewelry. whether it be simple, fancy or symbolic, it’s such a lovely gift and makes a wonderful addition to any gal’s collection. this year I’ve got my eyes on a sapphire ring {Orin’s birthstone} to pair with my emerald {Wolf’s birthstone}. here’s a few other things that have caught my eye and would be lovely gifts.

one : an edgy watch / two : a ring for her other hand / three : a gorgeous wedding band, in case you’re proposing / four : a black diamond ring that she’ll never take off / five : a locket, in brass or colored enamel / six : a delicate yet statement worthy necklace / seven : a grown up friendship bracelet / eight : a beautiful bronze pendant adorn with garnets / nine : initial earrings so she can celebrate her faves {I’d get O&W} / ten : turquoise and diamond earrings / eleven : a curved cuff for her wrist / twelve : a bold necklace that she’ll wear on the most fancy occasions / thirteen : the most dainty staple earrings / fourteen : the moon and the stars for her ears / fifteen : heart studs that she’ll wear every day / sixteen : a classy watch so she’ll never be late / seventeen : classic pearl earrings with a twist

a few special offers from my favorites…
Satomi Kawakita – save 15% on any earrings or necklaces with HOLIDAY2014 at checkout, today through December 11.
Julie Cohn – save 25% on any order with UNRULY at checkout, today through December 14.

more from the 2014 gift guide next week!
see our additional gift guides: 2013 and 2012.

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}


bite + sip : Quench Handcrafted Beverages & a giveaway!

Quench - Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste and Occasion by Ashley English | a post on Unruly Things

I’m a big fan of beautiful drinks as you can see on my Pinterest board. be it non-alcoholic or dashed with spirits, if it’s pretty and sounds tasty, I want to try it out.

I received a copy of this incredible new book by Ashley English called Quench from Roost Books. it’s filled with an assortment of handcrafted beverages to satisfy every taste and occasion. and let me tell you – it’s gorgeous. just check out a few photos {by the amazing Jen Altman} here. today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes from the book: Caramelized Apple Cider Punch. you can see that below.

and in the spirit of giving, we’re giving away one copy to a lucky Unruly Things reader to gift to a special someone on your list. for a chance to win, leave a comment here with who you’d like to give this book to before the giveaway closes Sunday, December 7 at 5pm PST. don’t worry – self-gifting is totally acceptable! good luck!!

Quench - Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste and Occasion by Ashley English | a post on Unruly Things

{top photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things | books and recipe courtesy of Roost Books}


gift guide : something for their home

2014 Unruly Things Gift Guide : something for their home

when I’m unsure what to get someone, something for their home that they could enjoy every day always comes to mind. it’s practical and beautiful and ranges in a huge variety of pricing. you can find something super lovely at even the most modest price. here’s a few great gifts for the home.

one : gorgeous hand-carved wooden spoons for a variety of things / two : a fun set of napkins / three : introduce them to the joy of cooking with fresh ingredients delivered right to their home / four : a new cookbook to inspire more delicious meals / five : the two in one pot in a bright color / six : a sexy hammer for home improvements / seven : a splash of green in a terrarium / eight : hot chocolate on a stick / nine : and a mug to drink it from / ten : the softest throw to snuggle with / eleven & fourteen : a few pillows for their home / twelve : a fancy new chair, if you’re feeling generous / thirteen : abc cookie cutters for entertaining the kiddos

more from the 2014 gift guide tomorrow!
see our additional gift guides: 2013 and 2012.

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}


gift guide : something for the kiddos

2014 Unruly Things Gift Guide : something for the kiddos

this year we have TWO kiddos to shop for. Orin will just be getting a few necessities and fun goodies but he doesn’t really need much. Wolf however has made it very clear what he wants for Christmas: a tow truck, a bike basket and a punch buggy. here’s a few things that have made our boys’ lists and would be great for any kiddos.

one : a warm body suit to keep the littlest ones warm / two : a ball pounder to keep the babies busy / three : a set of magnetic tow trucks for imaginative play / four : a fun letter game to encourage spelling / five : a colorful beanie / six : a soccer ball with a sweet bell inside / seven : a warm hoodie for the big kid / eight : a snuggly critter / nine : go to sleep little farm / ten : a colorful stacker / eleven : a sweet new ride / twelve : once upon an alphabet / thirteen : a bike basket for collecting leaves, flowers and other things along the ride

more from the 2014 gift guide tomorrow!
see our additional gift guides: 2013 and 2012.

{watercolor gift tag by Lauren Spencer King for Unruly Things}