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Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Excited to share our round up of holiday gifts for HIM! This is a collaboration every year that I do with Brandon to bring you all of his favorite products and recommendations for the guys in your life! Hope you love it!

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Better Sweater Vest // Hands down, Brandon’s favorite item of clothing. He wears this all the time, over t-shirts, button ups, sweatshirts, everything! They run true to size and are so comfortable!!

Ember Coffee Mug // This is a temperature controlled ceramic coffee mug, you control the temp of your coffee with an app on your phone (say what!) and it keeps it hot all morning! Such a fun gift.

Bluetooth Speaker // We’ve had this speaker for at least five or six years, it’s our favorite because it’s small and portable and has AMAZING sound. We also always bring it with us when we travel (blog post coming on our travel favorites soon!) because hotel rooms are so much more fun if you have music!

Slippers // I had these on my gift guide for men last year because they are just so darn good!! They’re so cozy and have a hard sole so you can definitely get away with wearing them to the grocery store.

Aviator Sunglasses // Brandon loves these Eric Church aviators, he bought them during one of the concerts we were at and wears them all the time. And they’re only $20!!

Airpods // These are a must have for anyone who goes to the gym, travels, listens to podcasts or just needs to tune out the kids for a minute or two.

Duffel Bag // Brandon’s all time favorite duffel bag for traveling. He has it in navy but I’m obsessed with it in white! It also doubles as a backpack with the alternative straps.

MVMT Watch // This is our favorite brand of mens watches, they are super stylish yet affordable. Tons of them are currently on sale right now too!!

A few other ideas worth mentioning:

A bit of a splurge, but the Solo Stove Fire Pit is probably one of our favorite purchases of 2019. This fire pit vents so that there is no smoke!! It’s truly amazing and we love the look and size (we have the 19.5 inch).

This better sweater beanie for cold weather, Brandon wears it every day when he runs with Marvin!

Also what Christmas morning is complete without an annoying dad flying his quadcopter drone all around the living room and getting it tangled in someones hair?

Cheers, friends!


Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Our first holiday gift guide of the season!!!! You guys know I LOVE putting these together, especially this one since it’s basically a round up of all of my favorite things!!!! Let’s get right to it!!

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Ceramic Mug // This travel mug is my absolute favorite! It keeps my coffee hot and my hand not, and you can also sneak wine in it when necessary. Such a great gift at a great price point!!

Marble Serving Board // The scalloped edges give me all the heart eyes! The perfect gift for the hostess with the mostess, or to put on your own wishlist to add a feminine touch to your kitchen.

Striped Pajamas // I live in these pajamas!! They’re so soft & stretchy, I wear them around the house (and to Starbucks and preschool drop off), but they’re lightweight enough to sleep in and not get hot! The color is SO pretty in person!!

Leopard Twist Headband // Ok you guys saw me wear this during our entire trip to NYC last week, I didn’t expect to love this as much as I do but it is the cutest thing ever!! Keeps your head & ears warm without giving you hat hair, plus keeping it festive with all the SJP/Clark Griswold vibes. I also have the matching gloves and they have a super cute matching scarf as well!

Wine Glasses // Another thing every gal needs in her life, these amazingly oversized wine glasses!! These are the red wine glasses and the shape of the white wine and champagne glasses are equally as cute!! And they ship free!!!! Also love these for a little bit less expensive option!

Ceramic Diffuser // I love this ceramic essential oil diffuser, it’s so pretty and runs for 10+ hours. I also have a few of the smaller version and they’re perfect for smaller spaces like bathrooms or offices. If you want info on what essential oils we love, you can read more over here!

Espresso Machine // We spent quite a bit of time after our trip to Seattle this Spring researching espresso machines, it is one of my favorite purchases of all time!! I love this one because it is so easy to use & doesn’t take up a ton of counter space. Get ready to make all the lattes and hot chocolates of your dreams!! Pictured above with my favorite Christmas mugs of the season!!

Fuzzy Slippers // These fuzzy slippers are the BEST and everyone absolutely needs them! They are SO soft. I vote for the pink but there are a few other cute color options!

And of course a few honorable mentions:

The bomber vest of my dreams, this is at the top of my Christmas list. Fun fact: the black puffer vest that I wear daily is TEN years old.

This sherpa pullover hoodie that everyone needs in their life.

If you don’t have a Saranoni blanket yet, add this to your Christmas list immediately. If you do have one, then it might be time to upgrade to the robe.

And last, these adorable monogram pouches perfect for the person who is so hard to shop for, no matter their age or interests!! Love every single one of these!!!

That’s all for today! Stay tuned for our gift ideas for men, kids & stocking stuffers coming soon!! XO


Ten Fun Things to do Before November is Over

Where has this month gone?! November has been flying by and I’m convinced Christmas is going to be here before we know it. I wanted to share with you guys a few things we are planning before the month is over & thought they might be fun things you could add to your calendar as well!!

  1. Plan Friendsgiving. I love Friendsgiving because it is so much more casual and less pressure than the official Thanksgiving dinner. Invite over your besties or your neighbors and eat all your favorite food together, doesn’t even have to be turkey!! It’s also so fun to have a kids table and a menu just for them, let them indulge and plan the menu themselves!! Picture the scene where buddy the elf is eating his syrup drenched spaghetti.
  2. Make a holiday playlist. Then jam out to it allllll season long. May I suggest a little Kenny G. Our holiday playlist is coming soon!
  3. Start your holiday shopping. It’s never too early to grab some gifts and start stashing them away for Christmas morning. Or do as I do, and add all your favorite things to your cart now and check out on Black Friday when they have the best deals of the season!! I’ll be sure to share lots of gift guides & all of my favorite sales right here!
  4. Have a wine + cheese night and watch all your favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes. Fun to do alone, with your spouse or with your girlfriends!!
  5. Go on a long walk with a podcast & a coffee. Enjoy all of that fresh Fall air before it freezes, this is my favorite time of year to be outside!!
  6. Declutter & donate. It feels so good to do before the holidays & we love being able to donate to local shelters and community centers for those in need. And if you have the capacity, adopt a family this Christmas!!
  7. Cozy up your home for cold weather. It’s time for all the cozy blankets, twinkle lights & diffusers!! I also love putting flannel sheets on all the girls beds!!
  8. Try a new soup or chili recipe. We try to do this every Fall but this year it has truly just flown by too fast. We do make this white chicken chili every year and it is always a fave. Probably because we serve it with Fritos.
  9. Plan an intentional coffee date or afternoon with a grandparent. Grandparents are such treasures & seem to only be in our lives for a short amount of time. If you still have a grandparent living, be intentional about planning time with them, you will be so thankful you did.
  10. Host a “turkey & touchdowns” day after thanksgiving football watch party. Black Friday is one of the most fun days of the year, football on TV, leftover cold turkey sandwiches & online shopping in your pajamas from your couch! Why not make it an excuse to invite friends over to enjoy the fun.

My enneagram 7 is in overdrive during the holidays, can you tell? Ok you guys, I hope you are truly having the best November ever with your friends & family, tell me what fun things you are doing this month!!!