Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide Edition Two: Stocking Stuffers (Under $10)

Last year I comprised a few posts of the perfect gifts, organized by price.  Since it got such a great response, I've decided to try again this year in Holiday Gift Guide Edition Two.  Now last year I started with  gifts that were under $20 but looking back, I realized I never gave a comprehensive list of stocking stuffers.  So, here are the little gifts I feel will most brighten your holidays. 

This nail polish from Tilly's is only $2.99 and is just gorgeous.  I bought myself a bottle a few days ago and I love it! This is the perfect small present for any girly-girl!

On there are tons of discounted CD's.  While CD's are on the way out, sometimes it's nice to have the real thing, and one can always download the music onto iTunes if need be.  This vintage Dirty Dancing is only $6.99.

And if you don't know what music to give them, an iTunes gift card should work just fine. 
This candle from Paper Source is just $5.95 and will keep the holidays bright for whoever receives it.  Paper Source also has several other wonderful stocking stuffers like...

...this mini paper calendar to have them dreaming of the new year ($7.95, Paper Source). Plus...
...a reindeer that poops cola-flavored jelly beans! How cute! ($6.95, Paper Source)  Plus...
...this Santa Claus lip gloss and soooooo much more! ($2.95, Paper Source)

I hope this list gives you plenty of ideas for little ways to brighten the holidays ahead.


P.S. More Gift Guides are to come!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Has it Really Been a Whole Year?

It seems like just yesterday I was typing up posts about getting into the holiday spirit and exactly which gifts to buy.  And yet here I am once again poised to begin giving tips on preparing for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, etc. I mean, Thanksgiving has already come and gone!  Speaking of Turkey day, my Thanksgiving yesterday was wonderful (and I hope yours was too).  I baked apple pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie as well as several types of biscuits that turned out absolutely perfect.  For some reason, cooking/baking always calms me down and now that Thanksgiving is done, I think it's time to get into the holiday frame of mind.  Here is some inspiration to have you longing for December.

Adorable holiday gifts (including the most amazing Grinch mug) from the ever wonderful Paper Source.

Some delicious looking Holiday Butterfinger truffles from Epicurious.  

I don't care what you say, I love this song, it makes me happy, he is hot. And for all you loners who don't know who this is, the name is Bieber. Justin Bieber. Mistletoe by Justin Bieber.

And of course there are Christmas lights.  For some reason the colorful glow that is every neighborhood at Christmas time always makes me warm inside.  It reminds me of when I was a kid and I would drive with my parents down this one street in my town that always had the craziest displays.  I would be drinking hot chocolate and drawing patterns on the frosted windows of our car while Christmas carols played over the radio.  These are some of my favorite memories and whenever I see holiday lights they take me back to those wonderful days.  How about you? Any wonderful holiday memories to share?

I will finish this post with hot chocolate, because it is delicious and possibly the best holiday drink EVER! Try it with peppermint, it's pretty darn good. 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fab Feature

Remember a while back when I posted about craving a leather jacket?  Well, I finally got one (okay fine, it's not leather it's pleather....SAVE THE COWS)!  I know what your thinking, "It took you this long to buy one jacket?"  But I'm a busy girl and the right style just hadn't come my way yet.  Besides, I never feel motivated to shop for the next season, I always tend to buy things that I know I can wear right away, so it wasn't until I really felt winter approaching that I really went searching.  Yes, I'm a procrastinator.  But hey, at least I get stuff done eventually.  Anyway, the jacket is cute, brown, and sort of a play on a bomber.  I love it and I feel impossibly cool when I wear it.  I would highly recommend you get one too.

Above is the real Fab Feature here.  This adorable printed dress from Topshop has me falling in love. The only bummer is that the cold is coming, and little dresses are going to have to go away for a bit.  However, if you are willing to brave the chill, this dress with leggings and, yes, a leather jacket would be absolutely adorable.  As for me though, I think I'll stick to admiring from afar and dreaming of spring.  


P.S. Winter is my favorite season.  What's yours? Comment!!!!