Gift Ideas

Loving Paper Flowers for Mom

Loving Paper Flowers for Mom

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I always give my mom flowers for Mother’s Day. She and I both love flowers so it’s really perfect for her. But this year, I’m just totally in love with the notion of crafting up gorgeous paper flowers for Mom that she can keep and cherish for years to come. So over at Babble, I’ve rounded up 10 DIY paper flower tutorials that are honestly just perfect for moms on this special day that’s all about them. And it appears …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 35

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 35

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Well. You already know that I’m pretty convinced you should skip fancy Valentine’s Day gifts and go right to the heart of the matter with something sweet and simple. That said, if your Valentine’s Day traditions dictate otherwise, I really couldn’t resist sharing a few gift ideas for dudes. Because, let’s face it. Dudes are a little trickier to shop for than us lady folk. My suggestions? A growler of his favorite craft beer, a steak dinner (or an awesome …

Love Art Prints from Minted

Love Art Prints from Minted

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So here’s a random Tuesday afternoon confession. I am obsessed with art prints. You could categorically call it a condition. A condition that has me constantly seeking out new and beautiful art prints for basically every room in my home. I was really excited to get my hands on a few of the new art prints from Minted. I’ve been eyeing them for quite …

Last Minute Handmade Gift Ideas

Last Minute Handmade Gift Ideas

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If you’re like me and you still have a few people left on your Christmas gifting list, why not consider making a pretty little handmade gift or two? Today over at Babble, I’m sharing 15 last minute DIY gift ideas perfect for everyone on your holiday list. Most are pretty simple, too, and could easily be whipped up before the big holiday rolls in next week. So why not bust out your favorite holiday movies, make a mug of Nutella …

The Gift Guide: For The Littles

The Gift Guide: For The Littles

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Let’s talk about the kiddos today, shall we? Shopping for the littles in my life is definitely one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. When rounding up my gift picks, I went with a good combination of keepsake gifts, colorful toys to stimulate the imagination and a few essentials like an awesome electric toothbrush and the perfect winter hat. The only problem for me? Knowing when to stop! Spoiling the kiddos is absolutely something I love to do. …

Handmade Holiday Gift Baskets (Part II)

Handmade Holiday Gift Baskets (Part II)

Sweet ideas for holiday gift baskets from The Sweetest Occasion

The Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

The Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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My mom is famed for making the most amazing stockings. Even now that all of us are grown, she loads our stockings with the best goodies. She never fails to include a few of those things you “need” but don’t love to spend money on like my favorite mascara, and she also scavenges for those completely random yet utterly charming things you’d never buy for yourself like this chicken kitchen timer. So today’s stocking stuffer picks are an ode to my …

Handmade Holiday Gift Baskets (Part I)

Handmade Holiday Gift Baskets (Part I)

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This week I am working on putting together a few holiday gift baskets for family. I know gift baskets get a bit of a bad rap for being a touch cliché as the old standby when you don’t know what to get someone, but I’m here to challenge that notion! I think lovely gift baskets with a few handmade touches, loaded …

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

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As promised, today’s gift guide is all about gifts for her! I won’t lie. A lot of these picks are on my personal wish list right now. I love giving gifts that are a bit sweet, sometimes a touch luxurious and a true reflection of what I know someone is passionate about. Think an amazing cookbook with incredible photography or a super luxe body wash. Or for the coffee aficionado? Why an awesome mug I know she’ll keep at her desk and …

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

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You may have noticed that I never managed to get Friday’s gift guide up, so I’m making up for it today! I blame a surprise visitor and loads of laughter shared with some of my favorite people for that one. So today, it’s gifts for the guys! All of these picks are perfect for the favorite dudes in your life. There are some fun novelty items and a few luxury pieces that any guy will love. Don’t forget that you’ll …

The Gift Guide: Picks for the Hostess

The Gift Guide: Picks for the Hostess

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As promised, I am officially kicking off our gift guides this morning! Each Friday morning for the next several weeks you can pop by for loads of gift ideas. Today it’s all about picks for the hostess! All of these pretty finds are priced at under $50, making them lovely little gestures that don’t break the bank. You’ll also be able to find all of these and many more gift ideas if you follow me on Pinterest where my Holiday …

Pretty Housewarming Gift Ideas

Pretty Housewarming Gift Ideas

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This week one of the items on my to-do list is hunting down the perfect housewarming gift. When seeking out great gifts, I like to think about the person I’m shopping for and choose something they’ll love for a long time to come. Think a beautiful cutting board for the avid home cook, a growler of favorite craft brew for the beer connoisseur, or a handmade mug for the perpetual coffee drinker. Or for the friend who lives at the …