Every time I search for a men's gift guide, I end up coming across the same things: leather wallets, dark knit beanies, beer soap, and wooden everything. I get it, America - men like manly things! But, some also like colorful things that are funny and lighthearted and don't degrade women or mention farts. Since I've been with an artist for over 8 years, I'm used to having to search outside the box for interesting and fun gifts. Though I'm not sure Brandon would choose a cat iPad holder, I do know some man somewhere would appreciate it. So...color-loving men, this one is for you.
1. Urban Outfitters, Love Myself Pin, $10
2. Madewell, Areaware Bottle Opener, $12
3. H&M, Donut Shirt, $24.99
4. Etsy, Cat Stack, $44
5. Harry's, Truman Set, $15
May your holidays look like rainbows and kittens! You do you.
I'm a huge wine fan. I'm not picky though - white wine, red wine, pink wine....I'll drink any of it. If I'm not sure which bottle to buy at the store, I'll typically grab the cutest label in the shop. I'm all about making my bar cart look cute (including the booze on it) so I was excited to and create new wine charms for my cheapo wine glasses. This craft is easy to change up and so simple to do. You only need three supplies to get started!
I love the holidays! One of my favorite parts of winter is cozying up on my sofa listening to music and drinking hot cocoa. I'm kind of a hermit, but it's OK..right? Winter is for bundling up, getting some good old crafts done, and forcing my husband to watch Christmas movies with me. I created this gift guide with exactly that feeling in mind!
1. Ban.do, Back Me Up Charger, $30
2. Urban Outfitters, Cat Headphones, $40
3. Target, Fur Throw Blanket, $24.99
4. J.Crew, Lodge Moccasins, $49.50
5. J.Crew, Skinny Jogger, $49.99
Just mix in your favorite snack, a mug filled with marshmallows (and a little cocoa for good measure), and your favorite Spotify playlist for a wonderful night in. Add these to Santa's wishlist or just treat yo'self.
Our Halloween party was tough to plan this year. Brandon and I struggled coming up with a cohesive theme and costumes that worked for us (I hate wigs. He hates shaving. I had to wear a wig, so he won this one). After much deliberation, we decided on a Bob's Burgers theme. If you're not familiar with the show, it's a cartoon about a middle-class family who owns a burger shop. The show has of great voice-actors, perfect comedic timing, and a punny yet subtle "burger of the day" every episode. Brandon and I went as Bob and Linda Belcher (the dynamic mom and dad duo).
It was a halloween party, so I went full out sweet mode for the snacks. The menu consisted of:
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1. my new favorite twins tee from ban.do
2. a shelfie from our kitchen shelf
3. date day with my friend Brittany and some chickens
4. fall decor and cozy sweaters, modeled by the hubby
5. my fabulous ex-coworker on her last day - check out her work here
6. flowers for turkey day
Hope you all have had a fabulous fall and a special Thanksgiving. I've been busy busy with a new promotion, planning events, and visiting my beautiful niece, Sadie Grace. My brother and sister-in-law welcomed her into the world 7 weeks ago and my whole family couldn't be happier! For more day to day happenings, follow me over on Instagram!
When your best-friend is returning home after a 10 month long journey with Americorps, the welcome home party has to be a good! My friend Sarah's mom (Michele) reached out to me with hopes we could successfully throw a surprise welcome home/belated birthday party - one big party to celebrate the last year. The event was a collaborative effort between her friends and family and was perfectly tailored to all things "Sarah"!
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