16 Things Every Pie Lover Needs in Their Life
January 23 just happens to be National Pie Day, although to be honest, we treat most days like they were made for pie. Cutting ourselves just one more slice until we somehow finish the pie has happened more times than we care to admit. Whether you prefer them strawberry, cherry, raisin or chocolate cream-filled, and in cookie crusts or pie-pop form, we have the must-have list of gear every pie head needs in their life. Hurry up — National Pie Day won’t last forever. Set your oven timer and see below for tasty, gooey goodness.
1. The Sparklette Miniature Cherry Pie Pin ($11): What’s better than Mom’s homemade cherry pie? Really, there isn’t anything better, but a close contender is a pin that resembles Mamma’s sweetest kitchen creations.
2. Shop NDS Cherry Pie Cats Vinyl Sticker ($3): Cats and pies seem like an odd combo, but it’s hard not to crack a smile at this feisty sticker. You could say that it’s the cat’s meow.
4. To the Moon and Back Toddler’s Sweet As Pie T-Shirt ($19): Chances are, if you have a toddler in your life, they really are as sweet as pie. Well, after their nap time anyway. How cute would your favorite little munchkin look in this adorable silk-screen top? Answer: too cute!
6. Grace Began to Grow Pie Fork ($20): You’ve heard of a dinner fork and a salad fork, right? So, why not have a fork strictly for pie? You’ll certainly get a lot of use out of it on National Pie Day.
7. This Paper Ship Easy As Pumpkin Pie Illustrated Art Print ($5+): Some pie is just what you need for your walls. Correction: a pie print! Don’t go splattering pie all over your apartment, as that can get messy quickly.
8. Art Goodies Mini Pie Pillow ($18): Mmm… berry pie! Be honest — when you’re not eating pie, you’re probably thinking about it. Hey, we’re not judging! Adding a mini pie-shaped pillow to your home decor is a good way to take the edge off when you’re not digging into dessert.
9. Mood for Wood Apple Pie Embossed Rolling Pin ($26): A sturdy rolling pin is any pie lover’s tool of choice. This one is embossed with tiny apple cutouts, giving you the most impressive pie crusts at any bake sale.
10. Freckled Flora Apple Pie Bath Bomb ($5): Like most pies, bath bombs couldn’t be any hotter right now. Relax in an apple pie bath with an apple, cinnamon and sugar-scented bath bomb. Aprons are optional.
11. Art Goodies Pie Apron ($48): This block print apron made with organic cotton not only matches the pie pillow above, but it will come in super handy when you’re rolling out your crust. You’re already a master pie baker, so you’d better dress the part!
12. Noa Design Co Mom’s Pie Shop Screen Printed T-Shirt ($20): Even if you’re an amateur pie baker, this slouchy tee will make you look the part. And if your mom really is a pie baker, you’d better buy her one too!
13. The Yellow Note Gold Foil Pie Napkins ($10): Isn’t it the truth that there is always room for pie? It’s true — no matter how much of the entree you eat, you could always go for a sliver of some deliciousness nestled inside a flaky crust. Now, pat your lips clean and start making room for seconds.
15. Williams Sonoma Pie Basket ($70): A tisket, a tasket, you’ll be needing a pie basket. After you’ve baked your all-American apple pie, place it in a basket for safe traveling and it’s off to Grandmother’s house you go!
16. Sweet Apronz N Cupcakes Pink Pie Adult Apron ($21): Just in case the last apron we mentioned gets a little dirty, you’ll have a pretty pink backup! This apron is so cute, you may not want to take it off.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)