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Jessica Garvin

Gift Guide for Little Ones

It’s that time of year! Our holiday gift guide for little ones is here! Each year I look forward to putting this together, with a little input from my girls and the things they are asking for (aka. a kazoo, beanbag chair and stuffed octopus!) and lots of other cute things that I think would make for the most fun and magical gifts!

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This year, the girls will be getting some new dress up stuff, boots, fun jewelry & bags. They spend most of their time playing “concert” and just dressing up in general, so it is fitting that they get clothes & accessories. They will also get some books and art supplies (this jewelry set is going to be a big hit!!), and some outfits for their dolls, but keeping the toys to a minimum. The girls are also going to be using some of the money in their piggy banks to buy presents for each other which they will pick out completely on their own, I cannot wait to see what they choose!!

I have also created this list of favorite things for kids all from amazon, including tons of good stocking stuffer ideas & a few things for boys that we are buying for our nephews!

Hope this has given you a few good ideas as you are shopping this year! If you are interested in other gift guides (for men, for friends, for yourself, etc.) let me know & I would be happy to put them together!! XO


Halloween 2018

If you’re like me, it’s time to talk about all things Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I just couldn’t let the holidays come and go without squeezing in our Halloween recap. This was hands down our best Halloween ever. The new neighborhood, the girls ages, the perfectly crisp, ideal Fall weather. Everything!! The girls are still talking about it!

We really got to make the most out of Halloween, we hosted a party with a bunch of friends the Friday night before, couples costumes and cheese trays are always my favorite things! During the week, the girls had parades & parties at school and a trunk or treat at church. Then on the big night, we heated up some chili on the stove and got right into our costumes. We love doing a family costume, and since this year the girls costume choices already went together we decided to get in on the fun. Brandon was a good sport in his ghost attire, despite the overwhelming smell of sharpie! 😉

We had way too much fun trick or treating and stayed out until their buckets were full! My parents hung out at our house and handed out almost 800 pieces of candy throughout the night. Afterwards we did our annual “last viewing of Hocus Pocus” and went to bed in our Christmas pajamas!! 😉 So ready for all of the holiday festivities to begin!!

Hope you had the most fun Halloween ever, until next year! XO


Holiday Decor Favorites

It’s SNOWING in Kansas City & we decided there is no better day to start putting up some Christmas decorations!! The girls were all at school today so we decided to go have lunch at the Plaza & did a little shopping so I could grab a few more holiday items! I fell in LOVE with these vases which inspired my entire mantle, I can’t wait to share it all with you, as long as the sun shines tomorrow & I can snap some pics!!

In the meantime, rounding up ALL of my favorite decor items of the season right here for you!!

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One can never have too many bottle brush trees!!! A few more favorites that I am loving:

The cutest milk & cookies for Santa set.

The best copper twinkle lights, these create all the cozy in your house!!

These super cute mugs because there’s no such thing as having too many.

Found some similar pink mercury glass light up trees, like the ones I got at the end of last season, these are so fun for the mantle!

The best price I’ve ever seen on a wicker tree collar, we love ours!!

A most festive cookbook that is also too pretty not to display in the kitchen.

Alright, I have to know, are you a decorate right away kinda gal or wait until after Thanksgiving decorator?! We are hosting a small family Thanksgiving here this year and I think all the holiday flair will only add to the festive enjoyment!!! Cheers friends!! XO