Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Hi everyone!!  I hope you are all doing well.  I have been in major shopping mode this weekend. Getting down to the wire, right?  As the mother of two girls, I have definitely been doing a ton of kid shopping.  Here are some of my favorites for those little boys and girls in your life.   ob-kids-gift-guide-2017

USA Blocks / Cape / Play Food / Book / Sleeping Bag / Doll / Magic Kit / Pop Artsy Beads

Are you done with your shopping?  Please say “No.”  It will make me feel much better.

Also, if  you haven’t had a chance to check out our 2016 Holiday Home Tour, you can check it out here.  You are sure to find something to inspire your holiday decor.

xoxo,

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Hi all!!  Well Thanksgiving is over and it is time for major shopping madness.  I have a pretty good start on my shopping this year, but still have a ways to go.  I also keep buying little things for myself while I am holiday shopping which is dangerous!

Here is this year’s gift guide for her.  I know that I would personally love any of the items on this list! All of these are pretty reasonably priced as well.  Stay tuned as I hope to pull together a few more gift guides before Christmas!
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Earings / PJ’s / Cuff / Cachepot / Hat / Cross-body Bag

xoxo,

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Currently Coveting: Amorium Jewelry

Hi friends and Happy Monday!!  If you know me well, you know that I hoard accessories and jewelry is no exception.  I was recently contacted by Amorium Jewelry in New York. They make silver jewelry by hand in elegant and modern designs.  Let me tell you, if you love to layer and coordinate pieces of jewelry, Amorium is for you!  They sent me their Ires ring in rose gold to try out.

The ring is so beautiful.  Timeless and modern at the same time.  It also comes in silver and gold, but the rose gold is so on trend!

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Here is the ring on.  It is very challenging to photograph yourself wearing jewelry.  I had to have my husband help, so you can thank him for the photos 🙂

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Here are a few other pieces from Amorium that I adore.

This V Pendulum necklace could be layered with so many pieces.

 

Armorium Necklace

Their Mimosa bracelet is like three bracelets in one with the multiple layers.

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This arrow necklace is so fun and whimsical.

Armorium Arrow Neklace Amorium also offers unique pieces such as stackable rings and ear cuffs.  Head on over to Amorium to check out all of their unique pieces.

xoxo.

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**This is not a sponsored post.  Amorium did provide the ring.  All opinions, as always, are my own.

Gift Guide for the Gourmet and Design Lover

Hi friends!  I have a last-minute gift guide for the epicurean and decor lovers in your life (nothing like waiting to the 11th hour, right?)

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Mortar and Pestle / Utensil Crock / Trays / Copper Mules / Candle Holders / Pencil Holder

Have you finished your shopping???  Every time I think I am done, I realize I forgot to buy for someone, so I still have a few more to buy.

Despite the hustle and bustle, I hope you are taking time to enjoy the holiday season!

xoxo,

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Gift Guide for Her

Hey hey hey!  Hope you all had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!  Since it is s officially December and I have been busy shopping for Christmas, I thought I would share some of my favorites.  Below see my favorite picks for her.

 

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What are you asking for this year?  No worries about the others on your list, as I will also  have gift guides for kids and for the hostess/decor lover out stat!

xoxo,

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Hey all!  I am popping in today to share my picks for Mother’s Day this year.  I actually do these gift guides for personal reasons because sometimes the hubs actually reads the blog and takes the hints.  Last year I got the adorable flamingo flats I wished for here.  Apparently, compulsively dropping hints verbally does not work!  Getting this up later than I planned, but better late than never! OB-Mother's Day Gifts

Tote / Pajamas / Necklace / Perfume / Trinket Box / Throw

Aren’t the macaron trinket boxes adorable?  What is your favorite pick?  Anything special on your wish list this year?

Have a great Monday!! xoxo

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Gift Guide for Him (AKA Mr.Hard to Buy for)

Hi everyone!  I am so proud of myself.  I have managed to put together not one, but two gift guides.  Although, this one was put together for purely selfish reasons.  My husband is sooo hard to buy for, so I had to come up with a list of possibilities.  He won’t even take the bait when I ask him what he wants or hint at possible gift ideas.  I on the other hand could not be easier to buy for.  I drop hints left and right and even put together gift guides for her (okay me).

So, here are some ideas for the husband or man in your life.

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Scarf / Barware / Toiletry Case / Shirt /  Chess Set / Jacket

Do you have any hard to buy for guys in your life?  Do you have a “go-to” gift for men?  Do share in the comments.  We women must unite and share ideas!

xoxo

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DIY Faux Fur Wine Collar

Faux Mink Wine Collar 4 Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I was surprisingly productive despite my family being under the weather.  I was flipping through holiday catalogs over the weekend, and was inspired by this cute faux mink wine collar from Grandinroad. I thought it would make a fun bar cart accessory or hostess gift.  However, at $19.00 I could live without it. Mink Wine Collar I started to think about purchasing some faux mink fabric to do a knockoff, but it was upwards of $20 per yard everywhere I looked.  That is when I realized I had this old toddler coat my girls had outgrown (sorry for the lame iphone pic.) Perfect, right?  I also ended up using the rest of the coat as a tree skirt on a mini tree I am decorating for Christmas.  Stay tuned!! photo I used a seam ripper to detach the collar and then just pinned it and sewed a few stitches with my sewing machine to close up the frayed edges.  I also had an old brooch my grandmother had given me a few years back.  I think it adds just the right amount of sparkle and has special meaning to me. This is how it turned out.  Not bad for free!! Faux Mink Wine Collar 2 . If you are not in a DIY mood you can get a very affordable version at World Market for only $6.99.  It even comes with a hat topper! *_478067_WINE_BOTTLE_FUR_HAT-SHAWL Did you tackle any fun projects this weekend?  Stay tuned in the following weeks as  I have a ton of easy holiday DIY’s coming your way.  In the meantime, you can check out my DIY faux fur tree skirt from last year!

 

Linking up over at the DIY Showoff, Thrifty Thursday and the Creative Collection!

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He Reads The Blog!!

I posted here about a list of mother’s day gifts I would LOVE to give or receive.  I jokingly said it would be the true test of love if I received one because it would mean my hubs actually reads the blog.

Well, what do you know . . . I received these adorable shoes on that list from CWonder on Mother’s Day!

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All of my hint dropping, subtle and not so subtle paid off!  The best part was the card that said to the “best mom and blogger on the web.”

I hope you all had a wonderful and special Mother’s Day!

xo

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Hey Y’all!  I am sorry I dropped off the face of the earth this week.  I would love to say went on a tropical vacation and have been sipping mai tais, but alas, I have not.  Just one of those fun weeks where life catches up with you!

Speaking of life catching up with you, can you believe that Mother’s Day is almost one week away?  I am so not prepared and I bet my husband and kids aren’t either.  So, to help them out, I have create a list of wonderful mother’s day gifts that anyone (ok, I) would love to receive!

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Print / Glasses / Decorative Box / Trinket Holder / Beach Tote / Flats

So there you have it, a list of items I am currently coveting.  I am almost too late in dropping my shameless hints to my husband.  So, here is the true test as to whether he reads my blog!

I hope you have had a wonderful week and I will be back next week with more design inspiration!

xo