Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide & Blog Hop 2015

Are you ready for some shopping?  I am excited to be teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers today and sharing some of my favorite gift ideas!  
First up, gifts for her.... 
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For the man in your life.... 

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  1. The North Face Pullover
  2. Tumi Wallet
  3. Fitbit Surge
  4. Bose Headphones
  5. Moccasin Slippers
  6. Cotton/Cashmere Sweater

Some great ideas for that sweet girl who has everything (can't help with the boys because I don't have any and wouldn't even know where to start!)....

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  1. Illustory (Make Your Own Book) Craft Kit
  2. The Orb Factory Pillow Craft Set
  3. Shopkins Beados Set
  4. SpinArt Studio
  5. Razor Scooter (other colors available)
  6. Boogie Board Writing Tablet (other colors available)

Gifts for the hostess or home décor lover...

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   1. Bottle Drying Rack/Mug Holder (add a mug and wrap up cute)
  2. Mason Jar Caddy (fill jars with hot chocolate mix, marshmallows and chocolate chips)
  3. Initial Mug
  4. Initial Pillow
  5. Vintage Inspired Bread Box (cute filled with goodies!)
  6. Faux Fur Throw

What is on your list this year?
For more ideas, visit the other hostesses linked below!

Holiday Gift Guide Blog Hop 2015
Don't miss our other hostesses in our Holiday Gift Guide Blog hop!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Our New Christmas Tree: {Sponsored by King of Christmas}

Happy Monday to you!  I know it sounds so cliché, but I cannot believe it is Thanksgiving week! I was going to hold off on decorating but we decided to re-organize the attic (after some attic visitors were taken care of) so instead of putting everything back in it after we cleaned it out, I started bringing things downstairs.

This year I ended up getting a new tree.  Long story short, we've had a little pest problem (gross, barf, gag)  in our attic for the past few weeks and I wasn't sure if my old tree that was in the attic had been messed with.  Gotta love living in front of a huge open field full of critters!  About the time the pest guy told me the critters could have gotten into anything that was in a cardboard box, which is where my tree was, King of Christmas contacted me asking if I would like to review one of their products!  Perfect timing!  Good news, we checked yesterday and everything in the attic was untouched so we may just have 3 trees up this year!

I was very  impressed with the selection King of Christmas offers and ended up going with this tree: 8 foot Prince Flocked Pre-Lit Tree

It arrived very quickly and was really easy to get set up.  Honestly, the flocking does cause a little mess as you are putting it up, but it is so much easier to vacuum up then pine needles!  I find that the flocking keeps the needles from coming off. 

The first thing I noticed is how full the tree is.  In the past, I have used burlap and ribbon to create a full look but that isn't necessary with this tree.

A lot of times the photos online look better than the real deal, but that was not the case with this tree.  It exceeded all my expectations! Last night, I started "fluffing" the branches and couldn't help but to add few ornaments.  I also started decorating the top so here is the "during" photo...can't wait to share the "after" photo!

If you are in the market for a new tree, I highly recommend King of Christmas!  You can check out all their trees HERE and take advantage of the great sale they have going on right now!  If you order one, I would love to know which one you go with!  I know you will love it!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Friday Finds: {Lidded Storage Baskets}

Happy weekend!  We will categorize this post as a Friday Finds post since I found these last night even though the post had to wait for this morning!  Pass the coffee! ;)

I get asked all the time about the side "table" / basket in our living room and unfortunately, it is no longer available.


 After being asked about it so much,  I decided to do a little searching for you and came up with some great alternatives!  Now, to be honest, mine was around $80 so these are a bit more expensive but I still find them to be priced fairly!  I love how these add texture and interest to any space and are a great alternative to a traditional side table or ottoman!

Affiliate Link: Rectangular Lidded Basket

Affiliate Link: Barrel Table

Affiliate Link: Barrel Basket

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!