winners + our beauty favorites



“And WHY is the carpet all wet Todd??”
“I don’t KNOW MARGO!!!”

- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

- Laura G.


“Have you been eatin’ that mistletoe?”

-Duck Dynasty Christmas special 2012

- Martha


“Not a finger!”

-The Christmas Story.

- Julie B.


“Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association?”

– Home Alone

- Sharon


Bob: “Well I got a letter from Benny Haynes! Do you remember the Mess Sergeant?”

Phil: “Freckle-face Haynes, the dog-faced boy?”

Bob: “He’s got sisters? – Claims he’s got ‘em.”

Phil: “How can a guy that ugly, have sisters?

Bob: “Very brave parenting!”

- White Christmas

- Grace


“Maybe Christmas perhaps doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”

- The Grinch

- Meredith


In case anyone was looking for some last minute Christmas stocking stuffers (apart from Clare’s beautiful work), a blog reader recently requested that we post our beauty favorites… so here we are…


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ALS fall 2012

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ALS beauty

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  1. Love your lists!!
    Erika, do you like the as much as the Wonderbar? They’re not going to make that anymore :(

  2. Candace Bertalan Horner says:

    Oh my gosh, I should have never opened this post after dinner with wine. My shopping cart is now chock full of these delightful potions and lotions…..!!! SO YUMMMMYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Holidays Urban Grace and company!!!!

  3. I wear Bond No. 9 “High Line” every day. It is my favorite perfume! I can barely even notice the scent anymore because I’m so used to it.

  4. oh, THANK YOU so very much! I am so excited to add a Tastes Orangey piece to our home. I’ll love it all the more that it came via UGI.

    Now… I am off to buy one of everything on your beauty must-haves lists! What fun!

  5. Hi Erika
    Would you mind sharing more about the method? I have oily, sensitive skin, & all of a sudden at the age of 31, I’m breaking out more than I ever did as a teenager! Definitely interested to hear about it from a source I trust :)

  6. Those FRESH products are so tempting! And rate pretty high on Sephora, too. Thanks for sharing! Happy Christmas!

  7. Hi Erika,

    I am trying to decide on an upholstered bed for my master bedroom. I love the look/design of the bed you used in the bedroom of the beach house (the bed with the green/cream/blue fabric). Do you happen to know the height of that bed? I saw a similar bed on Layla Grace and it measures 61″ high.

    Thank you so much!

  8. please disregard my previous post! I found your blog entry with the bed info! Thanks!

  9. Wow! Girls, this post made my day!

  10. That’s great post. Thanks.

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