Holiday Shopping Roundup

Happy Friday ... can you believe it is already December 6th, it is like time is on a fast train speeding by.  I am doing really well on my Christmas shopping and found so many fabulous gift ideas and places I think you all will love as well.  Today is a roundup of sorts of all kinds of things that I think make great gifts ... for all sorts of reasons. I whittled down the list to include the really great things ... and it was still long, but oh so good.

I have included gifts for all ... men, women, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, best friends, car pool friends, teens, besties ... all the people!


Blue & White For The Tree

This year when I was planning out our trees (dining room + den) I knew I wanted to add blue and white pieces to both.  I didn't want solid navy or solid white ornaments, I wanted something perfectly chinoiserie.  I have a small collection of hand painted ornaments I wanted to use and expand on so both of our trees would feel similar even though in theory they are very different.  I started doing some research for myself and found such great options I knew I wanted to share.  Once I started down the rabbit hole of great blue and white ornaments I knew I would be writing this post and I am super excited to share it today.  Whether you are wanting just an ornament or two or a whole tree I have great options for you.


Our Den For Christmas

Today is one of my favorite days on the blog in December ... the beginning of the home tours for me.  I love partnering with other bloggers to share our favorite parts of our home all decorated.  I always feel like I am inviting you over for coffee or cocktails and opening up my fun spaces for you.  Today I have partnered with 11 Magnolia Lane and a slew of incredible blogs to share our homes.  If you are new to me, thank you for coming ... and if you are a seasoned reader ... welcome back for Christmas!!


All The Cocoa Please!

It's no secret that we love hot cocoa at our home and from the moment the first chill begins I set up a cocoa bar for all of us plus all the people who pop in to see us.  For weeks now I have been making cocoa for my daughter and our carpool.  I make two cups of cocoa for the girls and our son gets a vanilla latte as they all head out the door.  Since it is now December I changed the bar to be 100% Christmas and now I just think the hot cocoa tastes even better.  It is so fun for me to gather up some of our favorites + some new things and set up a station which I know will bring us all so many warm and yummy moments. 🤶


Cyber Monday Goodness!

image by Angie Webb Creative

It's December ... can you even believe it?  It is also Cyber Monday which is huge for getting all of your Christmas shopping done online today.  So many sales, so much goodness to be had!  I have broken down my go to shops, both small and big box, and listed their sale for today.  Most of these sales will end tonight and be the best sales you will see this week.  Yes, stores will still be having some sort of sale but the items will diminish in quantities and sizes and I always miss out if I do not get on it today!

I have my eye on some Airpods, gifts for the pups, Lawyer's gift and gifts for the kids!  I have a big list to conquer today and next week it will look like my doorstep won the lottery.  Luckily I already ordered all my gift wrap so I am ready when the boxes start arriving.  I ordered my gift wrap above from Ruby Stripe and the rest of it (pink stripe + blue pups) from the darling Sweet Caroline Designs!  It is all so good and so thick and I love it so! 🎄


Black Friday 2019

So first things first ... I make a list of items I wish to buy for gifts and then also those I am hoping to stock up on for our family.  This is a great time to grab things like luggage, boots, sweaters and pajamas.  I also think it is the perfect time to snag a great TV or anything else with a plug you either wish to gift to someone or you need for your home!  So, make your list and then click through the sales below ... there are some amazing things to snag!  Making a plan makes shopping so easy and takes the least amount of time to get what you want.  Also, if you forget something, just place another order.  I have done it many times and I find most sites are offering free shipping so it isn't terrible to make two orders!

Making a plan also helps to make sure I do not overbuy.  It is so easy to get sucked in and need about half of what I buy.  Make a list and stick to it if you can, if this is an issue for you. ❤

Gifts For Him 2019

I am not going to lie, shopping for the men in my life is always really hard.  They are pretty settled and grounded people and would prefer an adventure more than a gift most times and so finding them a few things to wrap and place under the tree is difficult for me.  I always find incredible things they would love ... but I am not always sure they need them.  Shopping for the males in my life is always a little bit difficult for me so I am tackling this gift guide first in hopes that I will find some really fun ideas to surprise them with this year.


Serena & Lily THANKFUL Sale

I am so excited to share with you that Thanksgiving came two days early with today's Serena & Lily sale.  I will admit I am little late to the S&L love, but I can tell you once you start a love affair with all things S&L it is hard to stop.  This current sale is incredible as they are offering 25% off almost everything with code THANKFUL so it is their Thank You, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale all wrapped up in one.  The sale runs from today (cue the confetti cannon) until December 3 and is the only sale you will see!  Since we are focusing on special and meaningful gifts this year I was so excited to partner with Serena & Lily and get a sneak peek a few weeks ago at this incredible sale.


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