Macy’s Holiday Windows Unveiling

Macy's Holiday Windows - 2014

Growing up in the Bay Area, the Macy’s Holiday Windows have always been one of my favorite delights of the season. The only thing better than puppies and kittens are puppies and kittens for a great cause. In case you aren’t familiar with the holiday windows program, every year Macy’s Union Square puts together the most elaborate holiday window displays for adoptable puppies and kittens to romp around in. The windows bring joy to holiday shoppers but also much needed awareness of the San Francisco SPCA and the abundance of adorable animals available for adopting. Over the past nine years, this program has helped over 2,300 animals find homes and raised over $400,000 for the San Francisco SPCA.

Please join me, Q102 radio host Freska, and the one and only Grumpy Cat, this Friday at 5pm for the unveiling of the 28th annual Macy’s Holiday Windows display.

Macy’s Union Square

at the corner of O’Farrell & Stockton Streets

Friday, 11/21 at 5:00 pm

Early arrival is recommended because the streets will fill up quick. Be sure to follow and tweet @Macys for all the action. I hope to see you there!


p.s. if you’re not in the area, check back soon for the live puppy and kitten cam on


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Starting the Holidays with Shutterfly

Shutterfly Holiday at Brit + Co Make Shop - Shutterfly Holiday

Once November hits, the holidays are essentially here. My first holiday party of the season was a fun one spent with Shutterfly at the incredible Brit + Co MakeShop. Shutterfly treated several bloggers and I to some customized photo gifts and a fun wrapping party. Each station around the U-shaped classroom was set with our gifts, DIY tools, and probably more X-Acto knives and spray adhesive than I can be trusted with. Led by the crafting experts at MakeShop, even this clumsy girl made it out alive without any accidents. We made clocks, tassels, and other awesome crafty things.

Of all the gifts, my favorite  was the 5×5″ customized acrylic block. I’m kind of jealous that I have to give it away! And the ordering process was super simple. If you don’t have stockpile of high quality photos readily available, you can import your Instagram photos directly into Shutterfly in seconds. Since Instagram photos are already in a square crop, the image placement will be perfect for this product. This block will look so cute as decor on your dresser, mantle, or nightstand, or even as a paperweight. I hope the boyfriend likes it!

Shutterfly Holiday Blogger Party

Shutterfly Holiday Crafts

Shutterfly Holiday Gifts

Shutterfly Holiday

Shutterfly Holiday Ornament

Shutterfly Holiday Bloggers

Shutterfly Holiday DIY

Brit + Co Make Shop

All photos by Sarah Deragon from Portraits to the People

So, have you gone to any holiday parties yet? I’m already feeling the crunch, but loving the excuse to buy more party dresses!

Disclosure: I received these gifts courtesy of Shutterfly. As always, this is my honest opinion.