Monday, December 12, 2016


I actually don't really NEED anything this Christmas but if I was to create a wish list these are the items I would add to it. 

1. CLUSE WATCH: I love the simplicity of this classic watch

2. MARBLE MAC BOOK SKIN: because why not cover everything in marble?

3. SOREL BOOTS: These are my absolute favorite winter boots and I basically live in them for majority of the winter. They've done their time though (6 years) and I'm probably due for another pair. 

4. MAKE UP BRUSH: I was in anthro the other night and could not stop touching this makeup brush. The softest I've ever felt!! Has anyone tried their make up line?

5. SKI BOOT WARMERS: since we're going to be spending a lot of time on the ski slopes this year these would come in handy. My feet are always cold! Just wish they weren't so expensive. 

6. CHLOE BAG: I need another bag like I need a whole in the head but this is one I keep loving every single time I see it. I love the gray and green one. 

7. MIRRORLESS CAMERA: I've been saying all year the only thing I want for Christmas is a new lens for my DSLR camera and then these mirror less cameras changed my mind (I think). I love the  pictures from my DSLR camera but it's so heavy and bulky to carry around. I have the iphone 7 and it takes amazing pictures so I thought about just asking for the Ollo clip for it but I wasn't sure how much better the pictures would be. I think this sort of serves the purpose of everything I'm looking for. But this may be my #1 wish list item this year. 

8. ROBE: my older son stole my really soft robe and with living in a house with all boys I NEED a robe.

9. CANDLEFISH CANDLE: I'm a bit of a candle hoarder but love this scent 

10. IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN: women rock! I've been wanting to read this book and the new DOMINO BOOK

11.WORKOUT PANTS: when I was browsing the new balance catalog these glam workout pants caught my eye

12. NEW BALANCE SNEAKERS: I love my current sneakers but they're thin and cold in the winter time and these would make a great replacement and would look cute with jeans too. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016


I've always loved little knick knacks and cute packaged things so I'm always on the hunt for creative stocking stuffers. I've included ideas for her, him and the kids and some more ideas below to help you out this year. 

1. Anthropologie gift card: because I want to buy everything there 

2. Met-sea hand and foot scrub: I saw these little glass jars with a wooden spoon attached the other day and they would make the cutest stocking stuffer. 

3. Pinch Provisions: Brunch so hard micro mini kit includes, stain remover, breath drops, dental floss, hand cleaning towelette, meal decision coin (they have a hangover one and a coffee one too) 

4. Sugarfina gummy bears: Infused with french champagne....yes please!! 

5. Tocca perfume sampler: these little roll one are great to throw in your bag. They sell them individually too. I love the Stella scent! (Hint hint honey) 

6. Carefree Organics lip balm: one of my gf's recently sent me these lip balms to include in chemo care packs we made and they smelled amazing!! They were gifts so I couldn't use them but I need to order some of these stat!! 

7. Sephora face masks: When I actually was ale the time to do a face mask these are some of my favorite face masks. They're under $10 so pamper her with a couple different ones. 

8. Makeup eraser: A reusable, ultra soft makeup remover cloth that erases makeup with only warm water.

9. India Hicks Tassel: I have a couple of these and love them. Use as a key chain or attach to a handbag. This gold color is part of their holiday collection.  

10. Cookie cutter candle: My favorite candles are from anthropologie and this one is super cute because the top is a cookie cutter. 2 in 1 stocking stuffer! 

11. Gap tech gloves: what good are gloves if you have to take off to use your phone? Give her a pair she can keep on and stay warm. 

12. Ornament: add a finishing touch to her stocking with a hand lettered ornament 

1. WOODCUT MEMORY GAME:  Based on the works of artist Bryan Nash Gillthis keepsake memory game includes paired prints of arboreal rings to challenge your mind and beautify your table

2. SUNDAY SOCKS: Funny socks for football watching. Lots of other funny designs on their site

3. NFL BEANIE: give him his favorite 2016 NFL hat

4. APPLE WATCH BAND: If he already owns an apple watch, he can switch out his watch band for the bowl games 

5. HINGED EAR BUD CASEThis compact hinged case will solve all your ear bud transport problems. Made of a durable and flexible vegan material with a soft linen lining, it opens easily with a simple squeeze and will prevent that frustrating ear bud cord tangle.

6. WIRELESS BEATS: A pricier stocking stuffer but these are husband approved! 

7. YOU ARE A BADASS BOOK: Inspirational reading 

8. WHISKEY WEDGEThis artfully shaped ice mold creates a custom wedge-shaped ice cube to perfectly chill but not water down your favorite spirits. Designed to melt much slower than smaller traditional ice cubes, Whiskey Wedge helps retain your drink's full flavor.

9. CRAB MULTI TOOL:Comes with a mini scissor, bottle opener, 3/16 flat head screwdriver, can opener, mini knife, and rope saw

10. PROSPECTOR CO COMPRESSED TOWELS:These travel-friendly cotton "pills" decompress with water and expand to a dish-towel-size cloth for convenient grooming when you don't have the conveniences of home. Perfect for long flights, long days at work or days when you just need a breather.

11. KRAVE BEEF JERKY: Skip the candy and go for the beef jerky this year

1. MAGICAL BUTTERFLIES: wind them up and watch them fly 

2. CROCODILE GAME: pull the tooth out that's bothering him without him chomping down on your hand 

3. PIRATES GOLD: Ahoy love pirates gold. My son still has some hidden in his nightstand. 

4. HEADLAMP: perfect for building forts and hiding in them

5. REVERSIBLE MAGNETIC TIMER: this is really cool. I may need one of these for my own desk. 

6. ELLA + MILA NAIL POLISH: Vegan nail polish so safe for your little girls who love to paint their nails. I wear barely pink all the time! 

7. FART IN A CAN: What is it about boys and farts? If anyone is in a bad mood just say the word "FART" and they instantly laugh. My boys would get a kick out of this stocking stuffer. Press button on horn to really rip one! Makes 6 classic fart sounds; Silent But Deadly, Loud & Proud, The Big Boy, The Squeaker, Booty Bomb, and Uh Oh! One Too Far

8. WET BRUSH: the best detangling hair brush out there. TRUST ME! I used to sit and cry when my mom tried to untangle my hair. I so wish these existed back then. The mini ones are cute for stocking stuffers. 

9. SPRINKLES MEDLEY: The prettiest sprinkles I ever did see. 

10. SUPER DOOPER REINDEER POOPER: speaking of potty talk this looks gross but I know the kids will think it's the funniest thing ever. I grabbed these are Michael's for cheaper btw 

11. COLORED PENCILS: cute little case of colored pencils for your budding artist

12. EMOJI KEY CHAIN: the wink and the happy tears are my favorite! 

13. HAIR WRAPS: I don't have girls but apparently these are a big hit right now. I know I used to beg my parents to do this when we'd go on vacation. 

14. FINGER PAINT PAINTING KIT: my brother got the kids these one year for Christmas and we had so much fun with them. Maybe I had a little more fun then they did.  

Monday, December 5, 2016


I sincerely apologize for the delay with the gift guides.  I was having technical difficulties with the blog and lost my gift guide for her/stocking stuffers and gifts under $25 and it disappeared from the blog....ahhh! I had to redo all of them so I hope I didn't forget anything good. Thankful for a brother who's an IT whiz and was able to get the new blog domain worked out for me. 

The gift guide for her is my favorite to put together. Although I usually have too many ideas! Picking my favorites is tough so I included additional favorites below. What are some items on your wish list this year?

These Baublebar earrings came the other day and I paired them with a red dress recently on our trip to Miami and they're so fun. I can't wait to wear them for the holidays too. They're not super heavy either. 25% off with code GIFT25

I have an attraction so faux fur things this time of year. This might be a gift for yourself. It's so incredibly soft and can be worn 3 ways. The fur side, flip it around to the black sweater side or wear as a cape. Perfect for holiday parties!

This Stella & Dot bag has been my everyday bag this season. I absolutely love it and get lots of compliments. It can be worn as a shoulder or cross body. Lots of great interior pockets and a cute tassel closure. You can also get this necklace for only $5.99 with a purchase 

Metallic earbuds. Cute stocking stuffer! 

We just got back from a trip to Miami and stayed at the Edition hotel which is beautiful! Totally up my alley. Lots of white, marble and natural wood tones and these rose gold pineapples! They have shakers, tumblers and even shot glasses. Cute addition to the bar cart. 

Kate Spade and Tory Burch recently came out with new fit trackers that don't look like fit trackers. I like this black and white striped kate spade one for a more casual look. 

Speaking of tech accessories that don't look too techie I love these Mark & Graham iphone charging bracelets that I spotted a couple months ago. They can be monogrammed too! 

I saw someone wearing one of these a couple months ago and thought it was such a great idea for when you're running around with your kids and want to be able to snap all those precious moments or if you're out for a night and don't feel like dealing with holding a clutch and your phone, etc. There are a lot of cute options for phone cross body holders but this one has an opening for the camera so you just lift it up snap it and that's it! 

Barefoot dreams blankets are sooooo soft! Perfect to cuddle up with this winter. P.S. they make robes too!

Looking for diamonds for the lucky lady but don't want to break the bank? These adorable initial necklaces by Covet come in gold, silver and black diamonds too. They also have other designs if you don't want to do an initial. 

Have someone to shop for that is a Jo Malone lover? Lots of greats scents in this gift set. They also have a great candle set I have in the link below. 

For the yoga lover this is fun. Although I think about pizza the whole time, hee. 

J.Crew striped thermal pajamas. Leggings are the best thing to sleep in because they don't move. You could also use these under your ski gear too! I like these striped ones from Boden too
This glass tea pot would make a great gift packaged up with some loose tea and a mug!

I love these Tassle slippers from One Kings Lane and these slippers are also super cute for the holidays and on sale for under $15

Eberjey makes the most beautiful stuff and this robe looks soooo comfy!

Pair this glass tea pot with some loose leaf tea from Davids Tea for the tea lover. 

Anti bed creases, anti bed head and anti aging pillow case made of silk...yes, please! 

I've seen these Sonia Kashuk make up brushes in Target and wanted to add them to my collection. So cute! 

Since I could make the gift guide for her with about 100 items I've included some more ideas here:


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