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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year Emerald in Home Decor



Pantone's 2013 official color of the year for 2013 is emerald green! Thank God! Not that I didn't develop an appreciation for 2012's tangerine tango, though that relationship was equivalent to Stockholm's syndrome; I grew to love tangerine simply because I couldn't get away from it. While I'll always gravitate towards blue home decor above all other shades, green has always been a close favorite both in fashion and home decor. Like all the Pantone picks over the years, you can bet that emerald green will play a huge role in design and fashion this year. No doubt I'll get busy creating style and shopping guides for my lovely readers.

How to Incorporate Emerald Green Into Home Decor:

*Take baby steps with something disposable like an emerald green candle or reed diffuser.

*Bring in emerald green with natural elements. Next time you need fresh flowers for your home, opt for greenery or a green leafy plant.

*Upcycle green wine bottles by using them to hold taper candles or flowers or simply clustering the bottles on a display shelf.

*Use other shades of green. For example if you currently have muted tones in your decor, use a muted shade of green, like sage green.

*Swap out silver accents for shades of gold. Gold home accessories match perfectly with emerald green.

*If you're ready to incorporate emerald green in a major way, start with a large inspiration piece like an emerald-green area rug or emerald-green patterned curtains.

*Add emerald green to your kitchen and/or dining area with inexpensive green dishes and serving bowls.

*Put a touch of emerald green in your bathroom with glass apothecary jars.

*To incorporate emerald green into your current color scheme, add pieces that contain both green and your main color. For example, if you currently decorate with blue, find decorative accessories that are a mix of blue and emerald green.

*Update your clear hurricane vases or votive trays with emerald green gem accents.

*Decorate a room with a motif, like peacocks, so you can easily bring in other rich colors like purple and blue.

*Use it in a pattern as opposed to a solid-green item so you can easily mix it in with a neutral color palette.

*If you have neutral-colored sofas, try some inexpensive throw pillows and blankets in varying shades of green. Use an emerald square pillow sham  over an existing throw pillow so you can easily swap it out if you change your mind.

*Go bold and paint your walls in emerald green. Experiment with an accent wall to make sure you like it.

Shop My Top Picks in Emerald Green Home Accessories:

B003U2YBDW Green Glass Moroccan Lantern
B001AMQ8LW EXP Decorative Handmade Silky Green Cushion Cover/Pillow Sham, Chinese Lotus Flower Design
B007KU5EE0 Aimee Wilder 4008 Contemporary Rug
B005AL1BQ6 Shabby Cottage Chic Emerald Mercury Glass Votive
B009UBA5XM Luxe 13" Glass Charger Plate Color: Emerald Green

If you decide to incorporate emerald green into your home decor for 2013, you can do so knowing that this trendy color for 2013 is equally classic, so if you like it, go for it! What do you think about the 2013 official color of the year? Do you dig emerald green?


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  1. Now that's a lot of green!

    Fortunately it's a colour I like.

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  2. Funniest thing is I mention this color in my manuscript. I even list the Pantone numbers for my main character's eye color. I feel ahead of my time for once in my life!

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