Monday, November 28, 2016

35 Christmas Ideas for Her

It's Cyber Monday...one of my favorite days of the year! Nothing beats shopping from home in my opinion.
 
I had more fun rounding up this list of Christmas goodies for the lady in your life. I think much of it would work for a wide range of ladies: teens, co-workers, moms, sisters, or even yourself! ;) I know I'd be giddy if any found themselves wrapped under our tree!
 
Everything below is under $100 (lowest item is $11.50!), and I included the price beside the link so you can decide if it's worth a click or not! Have fun perusing!
 
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How cute are these earrings? I love the shade of blue, and the price is right at $11.50!
 
 
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If you know a lady into interior design or home d├ęcor, this would make a great gift. I have the first book by the Domino brand and would love to add this one eventually.
 
 
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A pretty necklace that makes a statement. Would look great with a simple tee and jeans.
 
 
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Anthropologie makes some of my favorite wine glasses. How beautiful is the etching on this one?
 
 
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What a genius idea! Everyone needs an extra USB cable, and I love that this one is hidden under the fringe!
 
 
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What fun are these earrings? They'd be like wearing a party on your ears!
Shashi Lilu Earrings ($58)
 
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This brand hands-down makes my favorite pajama pants. I adore the colors in this pair. Would be so cute on Christmas morning! They also come in 4 other prints. And for the men shopping for their ladies, they run true to size.
 
 
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This wallet is adorable and functional...I always like a wallet that opens all the way and has slots for all of my cards.
 
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This scarf is so festive to me. I really like the colors...it'd go with so much!
 
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Another lovely wine glass from Anthropologie! How cute are the stars?
 
Star Cluster Glass ($14 for one glass)
 
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I just love this set of bracelets because you can wear them alone for a daintier look or all together for a fun arm party.
 
 
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This cheese board is so pretty...it'd look lovely with a cheese spread on top.
 
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I love the color of this bag. It's so unique but is neutral enough that it would go with most anything.
 
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What a great way to display your jewelry...I really want this for myself. So sleek.
 
Jewelry Tree ($49)
 
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If you have a cook in the family this would make a great gift. Who doesn't love Ina Garten? This is her newest cookbook. To make this gift extra special, add a cute apron or pot holder (Anthropologie has the cutest!).
 
 
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I adore this necklace. It's simple but a little bit funky.
 
 
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Three pairs of earrings in one. They're so dainty and classic. I'd have a hard time choosing which pair to wear first.
 
 
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These slippers look so darn cozy and warm. I'm loving the color and the enclosed back.
 
UGG Wrin Slipper ($99.95)
 
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It's no secret that I'm all in on the pineapple trend. Is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen? It's practical but when not in use would look darling on your kitchen counter.
 
 
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These earrings are gorgeous and unique. Love the pop of turquoise.
 
Ciel Drops ($54)
 
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This is my favorite perfume of late. I got some a few years ago for a birthday gift, and it's still my go-to. The scent is not overpowering, but I catch myself smelling my wrist every time I put it on.
 
 
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A dainty necklace you could wear everyday. I love the grey star mixed with the gold chain.
 
 
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For the candle lover, what's better than a few candles to try out? And how pretty is this package? Voluspa makes some of the best candles.
 
Voluspa Japonica Embossed Votive Gift Set ($40)

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This nightshirt is the cutest and is particularly festive for this time of year. Looks so cozy!
 
 
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For the cat lover...a cute and quirky gift for the kitchen!
 
 
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I'm old-fashioned and like a good desk calendar. I imagine many of you are the same way? I typically pick one up from Office Depot each January, but this one might have to replace their version. It'd be so fun to look at on your desk!
 
 
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Rob and the girls gave me one of these robes last year, and it's seriously a perfect gift! It's pricey for a robe, but when you put it on you'll see why. It's the warmest and softest thing you'll ever wear. And if you're not into robes, check out the other things available by this brand...blankets, cardigans, etc.
 
 
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I actually have this pineapple trinket dish, and it makes me happy every time I see it. This would make a great gift for a teacher too since paperclips are included!
 
 
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I actually own this serving platter from Target, and it is just stunning in person. It looks similar to something I registered for when we got married but at a much cheaper price point. I love the embossing and the gold edge.
 
 
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What a fun way to perk up your keychain!
 
 
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I might like these slippers more than the Ugg pair above, and the price is definitely better! Plus, when you purchase TOMS a person in need always receives a pair of shoes as well.
 
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I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many throws. I'm sitting in our living room now and just counted four. West Elm makes great ones, and they're on sale right now for $19! I love the pattern on these. You can even add a monogram to make the gift even more special.
 
Warmest Throw -- Diamond Dot ($19)

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This is my favorite scented lotion and bubble bath/body wash. Lavender is just calming, and it's kind of unisex and not too sweet. I love a good gift set because you get to try a variety of products.

Lavendar Gift Set ($40)

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How gorgeous is this bracelet? Could be dressed up or down and worn alone or with a few other bracelets. I especially love the rose gold color.
 
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A reed diffuser is a great gift because the scent typically lasts a long time. You can't go wrong with any scents from the Nest brand, but my favorites are the Blue Garden scent pictured as well as Bamboo.

Nest Blue Garden Reed Diffuser ($42)

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So, phew...there you have it! A lot of ideas to choose among. I hope this helped you out, and let me know if there are some other items you might add to this list. What are you giving to the ladies in your life this holiday season?

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Lastly, I'm linking up with another friend today via her Mom Life Mondays blog link-up. Go check it out here and find some great reads from other mom bloggers!
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Hope everyone has a fabulous Monday. I'll be back tomorrow with an update on our Thanksgiving holidays. And later in the week I'll be sharing a gift guide for little girls...I'm also working on a gift guide for the man in your life so keep checking in!
 
 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Favorite Hair Product for Littles

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SoCozy. I'm very picky about sponsored content, so anything I share is something we truly love. All opinions are my own and were not edited by the sponsor.**
 
If you're a mom you probably find yourself in Target at least twice a week. Am I right? Next time you're there to grab a tube of toothpaste but find yourself with a cart full only 30 minutes later, walk on over to the kids bath products aisle and check out SoCozy!
 
I'm not going to sugarcoat anything...bath time is usually hard around here. It's the end of the day; the girls are tired; I'm tired. Bath time usually means fighting over who gets to get in the tub first and who gets to have their hair rinsed first...and who gets to hold the shampoo bottle. Seriously. You know the drill. And getting out of the tub is no fun either because both Lily and Hadley have hair that knots easily...which means brushing is something I truly dread. They plead with me to stop, and I debate whether or not they'd look cute with a shaved head. Every time. Anyway...our SoCozy products arrived at just the right time, and we genuinely ALL enjoy them and are happy for the change in our bath time routine!
 

 
I thought I'd round up a few of the reasons we fell in love with the SoCozy brand.

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1) How cute is the packaging? It's simple, but the colors are fun, and it just looks pretty sitting out on the bathtub ledge.
 
 
2) It smells divine. Not only does it smell good in the package, but the smell lingers after use. If you don't believe me come smell my girls' hair. (No, don't really do that.) Our favorite is the Detangler because it smells like a pina colada!
 
3) Absolutely no nasties! That means SoCozy products are non-toxic and are made without all those hard to pronounce ingredients, including parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, and propylene glycol. SoCozy products are also free of alcohol, gluten, wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts.

4) It works on a variety of hair types. Lily has thick, straight hair, and Hadley has fine, curly hair. The only thing in common is the color and the fact that both tangle very badly.
 
 
5) I know I'm a little biased, but I think both of my girls have such pretty hair. The SoCozy products enhance that because they're salon-quality. Below are a few pictures of my sweet babes post-bath.
 


 
6) The products are multi-functional! We loved the 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash because it was just that, which means fewer steps for a tired mama and her tired kiddos. Plus, it made good bubbles and left no icky residue behind.
 

 
7) You can get it at Target! For me, life is simpler if I can get almost everything I need at one store...especially if that store is Target. When my local Target starts selling wine I will officially be winning at life.

 
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There you have it, my friends! Do any of y'all already use SoCozy products on your little ones? If not I hope you'll try them out. I think you'll be as pleased as we were. You can check out the SoCozy brand and their wide array of products here.
 
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I hope everyone has a great day! We're gearing up for Thanksgiving, and I'm working on my gift guides. Keep checking back in for those...see y'all later in the week!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Weekend Update

Today officially starts our Thanksgiving break, and we're excited for some slower days and extra time together!
 
The break got off to a great start with a wonderful weekend, and I am f-i-n-a-l-l-y starting to feel better after starting my second round of antibiotics. I know, I know...I'm probably contributing to the antibiotic-resistant bugs out there, but if I'm no better after 14 days, it usually means I need to break out the big guns (and in this case that means Augmentin 875 mg twice a day).
 
Here's what we had going on...
 
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Friday, Lily's class had their annual Thanksgiving Feast. The kids are asked to dress up like a Pilgrim or Native American, and all the parents brought food for a picnic outside. I figured most kids would be Native Americans, so Lily and I opted for a Pilgrim outfit. I found it at Party City, and I thought it was so cute! (Major plus...Hadley will get to wear it one day!)
 



 
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Friday night the temps dropped drastically, and we woke up to really cold weather Saturday morning. Yay! Rob and Lily went on their weekly ritual for donuts, and we devoured those like we always do. Rob went with some friends to Starkville for the Mississippi State game that day, so the girls and I hung out at home and spent much of the day outside.
 
 
We made some turkeys with some craft materials we already had around the house. I thought they were darling. I love Hadley's turkey that has about 30 eyes.
 



 
We also went to Home Depot and picked out some plants for my pots. I love to dig in the dirt...there's something so peaceful about it for me. I spent the rest of the afternoon planting while the girls played outside. I was so pleased with the results!
 

 
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Yesterday was pretty much a repeat of Saturday, with lots of time spent outside. Aaah, this time of year rejuvenates me!
 
Y'all, I shared this jacket on Instagram, but is it not the cutest thing you've ever seen? And it was $19.99!! It's by Cat and Jack if you're interested!
 




 
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I'm looking forward to a few days of play with my girls before the holiday arrives. Thursday we're having lunch with my parents and aunt, uncle, and cousin...and then we're heading to North Mississippi to see Rob's family. I'm especially excited about that trip because the day after Thanksgiving we're taking the girls to the Polar Express! Has anyone been? Lily went last year with Rob's parents, and I can't wait to experience it with them this year!
 
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I hope everyone has a happy day and a wonderful week ahead. Tomorrow I'll be sharing details on a hair product the girls and I adore, and later in the week I'll be sharing a gift guide for HER. It's big, and I've spent a lot of time on it, so I hope you'll check it out!