Wishing you all the best for 2011!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I saw these at William Sonoma and thought they were precious but hem and hawed about spending $12 on something that was intended to go in the trash after 5 minutes.
As I waited for my coffee at the Starbucks via Safeway this morning these caught my attention. They were only $2.09 so I bought 4 packs so that I have the gingerbread, santa, reindeer and candy cane version. They are gonna be stocking stuffers.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
All right I have to admit something. The items listed in the guide to giving for guys on this here bloggy will not be making it under my tree this year. In a dream world the fellas in my life would tear open the package and beam at me saying "how did you know?" with their light filled eyes and toothy smiles, but frankly the items are too designy for my crew and would be met with blank stares. I just spent the last two hours on the road in the snow, during rush hour, going from store to store looking, and looking, and looking and looking, and looking! You know where I am going here. I walked away with nothing. The other problem is that what the guys do like is $$$$$$ or they don't even tell us what they want and when you get them something else they open it, look at it and set it aside and you can tell its gonna be circulated in a different gift circle next year.
The ladies are so much easier to shop for, I mean my mom and sister are always telling me just to buy 3 of everything so that we all have the same fun stuff because we share tastes and styles. And when you go out to the stores looking for gifts for ladies my own private monologue is something like this "Cute. Cute. KEWT. Super cute. Adorbs. Cha- ching and done." I leave the store bag in hand and mission accomplished.
So all I have so far is this tshirt and while it is sweet and the dudes will like it my shopping is not complete and I am back to square one. All right rant over.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Turns out we know some people that are doing some really great things and we want to share them with you - so here it is, the final Guide to Giving, enjoy.
Cold Weather accessories are always a great gift for the holidays and these days scarves are staple in most gals closets. Jazz it up this year with a scarf from ash&dans they do the infinity scarf or snood very well.
Champagne/Camel Sparkle Infinity $150
Grey Infinity with Crystal Necklace $150
Infinity with crystal broach $110
Oversize jersey wrap scarf $88
Since we are making a "wishlist" how about a little "frosting" this season in the form of some fine jewelry by the fantastically talented Dana of the hugely successful Dana Rebecca Designs
I hope that Santa will bring me this
Lauren Joy necklace $275
These Sara Elizabeth Amethyst
$600 earrings are stunners
The Anna Beth earrings $1,210 are sparkly goodness
And giant unique cocktail ring should round things out nicely
Kristen Holly Ring $3,190
If you are headed to a holiday party and need to bring a hostess gift we suggest First Blush.
It is a varietal grape juice that comes in flavors like Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah but it's non alcoholic and quite delicious alternative to pop or even a standard bar option like Cranberry juice. Suggestion mix it with a little Pellegrino or if you want to booze add vodka, it is a great mixer.
Our friend Kate and her pals at The Cravory have been BUSY baking up cookies for your holiday needs. 1 dozen for $24, I am thinking a mixture of flavors for the holiday. They pack them up hot and fresh and send them right to your door! Yummy.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Kahlua and Cream