Holiday Gift Guide: For Her (A.K.A. My Wish List)

Gift Guide for Her | A Girl Named PJ

Putting together a gift guide for her is always a favorite activity because I get to curate a list of items I already have and love (6, 11) and items I'd love to have (almost everything else). If shopping for your sister, mom, or best friend (or maybe me?) is on your to-do list this year, here are some holiday gift ideas to get you started … READ MORE!

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Kids (Preschoolers, Mostly)

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids | A Girl Named PJ

The week of Thanksgiving feels like the perfect time to officially kick off holiday season on the blog. First up, a gift guide for the little kids on your shopping list. When buying presents for preschoolers ages three and up, look for toys that encourage problem solving, pretending, building, and creating. Activity toys to practice physical skills (kicking, throwing, climbing, and riding) make … READ MORE!

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How to Mix and Match Pillows

how to mix and match decorative pillows | a girl named pj

Hanging out in my sister's apartment in New York City earlier this month, I had the sudden urge to redecorate -- or, at least, rearrange a few things. First, a gorgeous (and enormous!) painting by her friend, Angela Costanzo, that was hanging in the hallway replaced the gallery wall over her living room sofa. These photos seriously don't do justice to the beautiful artwork. Then, I moved a tall … READ MORE!

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Home Tour: Basement Playroom

Colorful basement playroom home tour | A Girl Named PJ

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I took a train into New York City on Monday to visit the #nodfamilyhome -- a gorgeous 5-story brownstone furnished entirely by The Land of Nod. While I was there, I got a sneak peek at Nod's Spring '15 collection (amazing!) and got crafty with the incredibly talented Lotta Jansdotter. I had so much fun exploring the kid-friendly home and … READ MORE!

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Making healthy choices during the holidays

Making healthy choices during the holiday season | A GIrl Named PJ

My sweet tooth loves this time of year. Starting with Halloween candy and ending with Christmas cookies, there's no shortage of confections to be eaten this season…which is why my waistline is usually less than thrilled during the holidays. This year, however, I have an excuse to enjoy a few extra treats. I'm still breastfeeding Asa, and since milk production burns approximately 500 calories a … READ MORE!

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