Thursday, November 15, 2018

Stocking Stuffers For Her Under $50

Good morning friends and happy almost FRIDAY!! 

Is anyone else freaking out that there's only a little over five weeks until Christmas!?  I mean, how is this even possible? 

This year, unlike the past, I've already started my Christmas shopping!  Don't get me wrong, I've still got a long way to go before I'm finished, but the fact that I've already started is already making me feel so much more relaxed. 

And after listening to your requests last week on my stories in regards to holiday gift guides you all wanted to see first (stocking stuffers being a big one), I figured I would share my favorites "for her" first. 

Along with all the things I'm about to share that you could put in her stocking, another fool-proof gift for any woman are always cute pajamas (you can find my striped ones here) and a soft cuddly blanket!  The three blankets below are all super soft and the quality is amazing!  You can find my plush grey one here, cream feathered one here, and the grey pom pom blanket here

Okay, now let's discuss all the stocking stuffer goodies!  I am pretty sure almost all women would LOVE and want any and all of the items below.  That being said, if I had to pick my top two that I would say are guaranteed winners no matter her style or age, I would go with the cozy no-show socks, and the Thymes cedar candle

All of the products above along with this adorable pom pom garland are from Nordstrom, which all of y'all know by now is my number one place to online shop everything, and they have it all when it come to gifts for everyone on your list!! 

Thymes cedar candle - This candle is the perfect mix of Christmas and the smell of wood.  The glass container is gorgeous and it's the perfect size to fit into a stocking. 

Jo Malone London Ornament Duo Set - You guys know I am a huge fan of  Jo Malone London, and these two scents included in this travel size perfume and body lotion both smell divine! 

Skin Gym Eye Workout Kit - I don't know of any women that couldn't use a little extra eye love around this time of year.  I am a huge fan of the jade roller, and this is such a great value set to grab. 

Too Faced Sugar Cookie Eyeshadow Pallet - Too Faced makes the best shadows in my opinion.  This one is perfect for the holidays and it smells SO good!! 

3-Pack Feathery No-Show Liner Socks - Y'all know I'm your girl when it comes to finding the best no-show socks...haha!  And these are PERFECT for winter to keep your feet warm and to wear with all your booties.  

Too Faced Under The Tree Christmas Trio Set - Okay, this set is seriously unbelievable for the price!! It's a $230 value for $49 y'all!  It comes with this beautiful set of 18 eye shadows, bronzer, highlighter, blush, and mascara. 

* I hope these ideas will help some of you get an early start on your Christmas shopping or maybe at least give you some ideas of some things you may want to add to your own Christmas wish list ;) 

Also, below are a few more ideas that I am loving for stocking stuffers 'for her' as well! 

And last, since I've been getting a lot of questions about my holiday decor, you can click any of the products in the image below to shop them! 

Photos by : Todd Hewitt :) 

* Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post *

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Randoms On A Tuesday

// We are in full Christmas mode around here, and we are actually almost completely finished decorating!!  We decided to put everything up earlier than ever this year since we're leaving for Disney next week and staying for six nights instead of our usual four.  I know with my anxiety that having everything decorated and ready to go will make the holidays much more enjoyable when we return! 

I also wanted to mention that I am seriously loving all the holiday smells around the house.  You guys, the Thymes new scent Forest Cedar scent smells SO good! 

And I was probably more excited than I should've been when I found my favorite holiday Meyers kitchen set on Amazon!!!  FYI...for those of you that asked yesterday, you can use the cleaner on marble ;) 

// This past Saturday, Todd and I attended one of my dear friends 40th birthday parties and we had such a great time!!  Loved hanging and seeing all my favorite girls! 

And I was excited to bust out one of my new amazon dress finds! 

Dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 

And this little black dress was another Amazon score that was close contender for the night, but I decided I could eat and drink way more comfortably in the red...ha!  And stay tuned, because later this week I have a few more awesome and super affordable holiday dresses coming your way! 

Dress runs tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 

// Holiday pajamas are also in full swing and being put on with a glass of red wine around 5pm daily!

 Coziest and warmest pajamas you will EVER put on, y'all!!  Also, they run tts and I'm wearing them in a small. 

This set is so lightweight and so soft, and I love the shirred cuffs on the pants!  It runs small, and for reference, I'm wearing a medium.  

// And last random thought...if you're looking for something quick and super healthy to eat, I tried this yesterday and it was surprisingly really good!  I found it at our local Publix, but I also know that Target sells this brand as well. 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Unique / Useful Gift Ideas to go alongside and Personalize Gift Cards

Okay friends, we all have that one person (or persons) in our life that stumps us every year as far as what to buy them for Christmas.  I have quite a few people like this on my list, so this year I decided to get a head start and try to think outside the box on what to gift them. 

Gift cards are obviously the easiest route to take and one I often choose, but handing someone a gift card on Christmas always feels so impersonal and never exciting for the giver or receiver. 

All that said, here are a few Unique Gift Ideas that would be fun and exciting, and would also add that personal touch to gift along with your gift card! 

And with the exception of "The Entertainers"gift ideas, I made sure to include a charming and re-usable way to present the gift while also taking out the hassle of having to wrap it. 

Publix Gift Card // Cooper Measuring Cups and Spoons 

Inside Engraved Cuff (available in rose gold or silver) 

AMX Gift Card // Pink Stemless Wine Glasses

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

5 Things You Need In Your Life ASAP

Hello friends and happy hump day!!! 

I'm over here battling a major sinus infection, but I'm hoping and praying between my oils and my Neddi pot that I don't have to go get an antibiotic!  And if you all have any other natural remedies for sinus infections, please let a sister know!!  

Also, before I get started telling you about these next random, yet fabulous things you need in your life, I wanted to let you know at that at some point today I'll be finishing up my Amazon hit and misses try on session.  I did, however, share all three (under $25) dresses along with size and fit information right here on my blog last night

Can I get a whoop whoop for all the cozy fleece sets!!  And don't judge, but I would totally wear the black set out of the house ;)  And yep, at only $38 I'm totally ordering two sets! 

If you've never purchased a Thymes frasier fur candle, you need to right now!!  It's smells identical to a real Christmas tree without all the mess.  And I can't get over how gorgeous this glass gold holder, it's also available at Amazon here.

I have really been wanting a pair of the cute duck rain boots for a while now, but I didn't ever want to pay the $100 price tag.  That being said, I was super excited to find these (with a perfect 5 star review) for only $44!!!  

I love a good cape poncho in the fall and winter, and y'all, this one is only $34 and comes in six different colors and prints! 

And last, but not least, this baby will change your cooking life, especially when it comes to soups this fall and winter.  We've already used our at least five times this month, and besides the grill, it's the only thing Todd loves to use when he cooks.

Monday, November 5, 2018

This and That

Good morning friends and happy Monday!! 

// I cannot believe another Halloween has already come and gone!  It was such a good night watching Carson and Taylor trick-or-treat their little hearts out with all their friends.  Now I've need to figure out a way to get the overflowing amount of candy in our pantry...ha! 

// Last Thursday evening, Todd and I attended the Southern Style Now Showhouse oyster roast kickoff!  We had such a great time, and I can't wait to go check out the showhouse this week! 

To address a few questions about my dress.  Well, it's super old and sold out, but I found an almost identical dupe with good reviews and the price is amazing!! 

// I am finally getting my booty back in gym mode, and I was proud that I actually made three times last week!  Working out makes me feel so much better mentally, but I secretly hate it physically.  Does anyone else feel this way?!?  On a good note, I do love my "dupe" built-in bra Lululemon tank and leggings for all my barre and endurance classes. 

Y-Back Tank // Leggings (feel just like Lululemon) // Sneakers // Water Bottle

//  I had a baby shower to host in Columbia on Sunday, so Todd and I decided we would make it an overnight family trip and take the kiddos to the zoo on Saturday.  Todd hasn't been since he was a kid and it's been years since I took Carson and Taylor. 

Oh man, we had the best time!!  The weather was perfect and we loved getting see to see all the animals.  Watching the monkeys and the sea otters, along with feeding the giraffes were definitely our favorites, but honestly, it was all so much fun to watch and see. 

Carson and his love for a funnel cake!  But who am I kidding...we all love a funnel cake, and between the four of us, there was only powdered sugar left on the plate by the time we had enough. 

And sorry for the photo overload, I just love these guys and watching them laugh and have fun.  This is truly what makes me one happy mommy! 

Poor Tay with the bright sun in her eyes, but I still love this picture! 

And for those who were asking about my outfit details from Saturday, here ya go. 

// After we all woke up on Sunday, we relaxed in our hotel room and watched one of our favorite family movies, A Dog's Purpose.  If you haven't watched this movie yet, make sure you do asap! 

// Before Todd and the kiddos dropped me off at the baby shower, we headed to a fairly new brunch spot in Columbia called 1801 Grille.  Holy Moly y'all, it was SO good, and I'm pretty sure Carson ate more food than we've ever seen him eat!! 

What I wore

// After brunch, Todd dropped me off to help set up for the baby shower and then he met up with his sister and her family (who live right outside of Columbia) at a local park.  Todd said the kids were so excited to see each other and they had the best time.  I hated I didn't get to see them, but I was still so happy Todd and the kids were able to spend some time with them. 

// And last, but not least, the baby shower was great!! It was so good to see all of my girlfriends that I don't get to see very often while we showered our sweet friend Marshall with lots of love and goodies for her first baby girl!!