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the weekly rings : garnet & gold

unruly things | the weekly ring : garnet & gold

quite appropriate considering garnet is the January birthstone AND the Seminoles came out champions last night in the most nail-biting game I’ve ever watched. I’m one happy alum!

the stack series will start back up next week.  if you or someone you know has an amazing stack that you’d like to share, submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

unruly things | the weekly ring : garnet & gold unruly things | the weekly ring : garnet & gold unruly things | the weekly ring : garnet & gold

{rings : Arik Kastan, arosha, Katie Diamond, Emily Amey}

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right this second… merry merry + family photos

family photos by Wreckless for Alyson Brown, Unruly Things

last weekend, we bundled up and headed to mountains for a little family photo session with my friend Kristy from Wreckless.  I just adore her so much and her photography is the best!  having family photos like these is always super important to me, since I’m usually the one behind the camera and rarely in pictures.  and Kristy nailed it.  the perfect combo of candid and posed shots.

I’ll be taking a little blog break between now and the new year to relax, play in the snow and spend time with family.  merry christmas, happy holidays and cheers to 2014, friends!!!

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{photos by Wreckless.  thank you, so so much Kristy!  if you’re in Bend or the surrounding areas – HIRE HER!  you won’t be disappointed.}

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bite + sip : mulled winter wine

unruly things : mulled winter wine / photography by Alyson Brown

one of my absolute favorite winter drinks is mulled wine.  a few weeks ago, while the snow was falling in buckets and the temps were barely reaching over 10 degrees, I made a little batch.  I may have even enjoyed some at 4 in the afternoon.  hey, it was Friday plus I’d been smelling it mulling on the stove for over an hour.  :)

Country Living asked me to submit one of my favorite winter drinks for their blog, so hop on over for the recipe.

unruly things : mulled winter wine / photography by Alyson Brown

mugs from Mazama and photography by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things.

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little things : decorating the tree + panache box

unruly things : decorating the tree | photos by Alyson Brown

last week we had quite a bit of snow in Bend, followed by ridiculously cold weather.  at one point during the night I reached over to check the weather app on my phone and it read -23 degrees.  so cold!!!  but we’d be determined to get our Christmas tree on Sunday so we bundled up and braved zero degree weather to pick out a tree.

Wolf was beyond excited.  he did more rearranging than helping last year, but this year he was such a big help.  he hung most of the ornaments at his height while we hung some up top.  and he’s so proud!  he keeps calling it “Wolf’s tree” with a huge smile on his face.

unruly things : decorating the tree | photos by Alyson Brown unruly things : decorating the tree | photos by Alyson Brown

speaking of being bundled up, Wolf got to test out his newest flannel shirt for tree gettin’ and decoratin’, courtesy of the folks from Panache box.  have you heard of them?  it’s a super sweet company curating little boxes of clothing for kids.  I played around on their site, and it’s really fun.  you click through a series of pages and basically build a box of clothes for your child.  there’s great brands, too.  ESP No. 1 {one of my all time faves!}, Frank & Lu, Little Traveler and Woolrich, which is where Wolf’s cute flannel/hoodie combo shirt is from.  check it out!  it’s gifting made easy.

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{Wolf’s shirt is Woolrich c/o Panache Box, his jeans are Old Navy skinnies for boys and his socks are Etiquette}

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gift guide : 2014 calendars

unruly things | gift guide : 2014 calendars

a calendar is a safe gift – almost guaranteed to please any one.  just finding one that suits them is the hard part!  here’s a broad list of some of my favorites out there for 2014.

one : herbs and spices for the foodie / two : year in stitches for your yarn loving friend / three : seasonal harvest for the gardener / four : the great american road trip for the adventurer / five : monumental cities for the traveler / six : beer and food for the beer lover in your family / seven : moon phases calendar for the dreamers / eight : take root for those who appreciate beauty / nine : the constellations of the northern hemisphere for the thinker

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gift guide : for your rad dad

unruly things | gift guide : for the your dad

why are dad’s so hard to shop for?  maybe because they’ve carefully acquired everything they need over the years leaving us to ponder things that they might want.  here’s a few things any dad would enjoy.

one : a flannel shirt in a stylish red plaid / two : an oversized mug for an oversized cup of morning coffee / three : a folding chair for relaxing riverside over the summer / four : pjs to keep him warm at night / five : marled socks for everyday / six : a wall calendar with a pic of his favorite grandson / seven : a tiny yet powerful camera for documenting all his adventures / eight : new boots that keep his feet comfortable and warm / nine : homemade ginger syrup / ten : a cocktail shaker to mix it with his favorite whiskey / eleven : a new dopp bag to replace his ancient one / twelve : a cocktail book for fancy mixology

 

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gift guide : for your beautiful mother

unruly things | gift guide : for the your mom

it’s always easy for me to shop for my mom.  I think about what I’d like and modify it for her taste.  here’s a few ideas to inspire shopping for your mother.

one : a gorgeous tote that she’ll cherish for a lifetime / two : a photo notepad calendar with pics of her favorite grandson / three : a delightful new perfume you know she’ll love / four : the softest cowlneck sweater / five : cozy slippers to keep her warm on the coldest nights / six : a new cookbook, filled with yummy meals / seven : new soap and / eight : bubble bath in the prettiest packaging / nine : a locket with more pics of her favorite grandson / ten : cashmere gloves / eleven : the cutest case for her ipad {and an ipad too, if you’re feeling generous} / twelve : a ring with your birthstone / thirteen : a fun throw / fourteen : a cast iron pan for perfecting german apple pancakes

more of the 2013 gift guide tomorrow.  see the 2012 gift guide right here.

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