Stocking Stuffers for the Ladies & Gents

This gift guide is my favorite every year!! Stocking stuffers are so fun and my mom always nails our stockings. Often our favorite gifts were tucked away in there! Usually this is where we'd get experiences, like sporting events, concerts, or when I was younger, my dad would get us tickets to the ballet for our dad & daughter dates. So special!! My mom usually tucks in undies, something beauty-esque (polish, scrub, hair clips, etc.), a book and a couple other trinkets. 

Ladies first!

one: my favorite Lemongrass Body Scrub and Body Butter. The smell is so fresh and the scrub gets your hands and feet so soft! On sale until Wednesday!
 two: I always get socks in my stockings and for good reason-- I love being cozy! These are so soft.
 three: if you're not using a foundation brush to do your foundation, you should be! These fit perfectly in a stocking.
four: I love these soft hair more ouch!
 five: 3 different, yet equally amazing mini face oils. On sale now!
 six: Growing in Gratitude-- I got this book in my stocking last year and it was so, so good. Highly recommend!
 seven: Recipe cards for the one who loves to cook and bake.
 eight: I think this velvet clutch just might fit in a stocking and you could fill the clutch with some fun littler items! It comes in a bunch of colors.
 nine: love this portable wine mug...and monogram it for a special touch!
ten: tortoise shell hair clips, practical and cute!
 eleven: I tried these North Face mittens on last week at the mall and they were amazing...promptly added to my Christmas list ;) I think mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves. The inside is all fuzzy polar fleece.
 twelve: monogram purse pouch. So sweet and vintage!
 thirteen: my friend recommended this hydrating mask the other goes on this deep green color. So fun! It's made in Kauai, one of my family's favorite places on earth, and it's all safe!

Filling my husband's stocking is so fun for me! (Not sure if he feels the same about putting mine together...ha!!) I always do Christmas boxers, his favorite candy, a bag of coffee beans, maybe a pair of gloves, a hat or something wintery that he needs, and a couple other fun things. This year he's getting a new silicone wedding band because his recently broke and he likes to wear that kind the most...go figure! ;)

one: we've wanted this Ring doorbell camera for a while. I think it'd be great in a stocking! Under $100.
 two: some tech savy driving gloves.
 three: Air Pods are at the top of my husband's wishlist! They'll make such a difference in experience for someone who likes to work out a lot. 
four: beautiful and functional wood and marble coasters.
 five: this Charcoal Cleansing Bar is great for ladies and gents (it's for your face), but I think it's a perfect stocking stuffer for the guys. It will last upwards of 8 months!
 six: if you have a hubby with a beard, this beard oil is awesome!
 seven: we got the Meater+ for my dad this year! He loves to grill meat and this thermometer connects to your phone so it keeps you posted on how the meat is doing and when it'll be done to perfection!
 eight: my dad swears by these Tiles-- you connect them to your keys or a suitcase, or whatever you don't want to lose ;), and then you can find it through wifi. If you lose your keys then you can use the app on your phone to make the tile sound so you can find it. If you lose your suitcase in travel, then you'd use the app to locate it's location. It's so cool!
 nine: like I said, I always get McCann Christmas boxers in his stocking. I love these and for under $10...yes!
ten: this is a great gift for the ski lover. It is padded, so it protects your skiis while they travel!
 eleven: a handy little speaker so your guy can blast his music wherever he goes ;)

Is there an item you ALWAYS get in your stocking or put in someone else's?! I want to hear!

Happy Stocking Stuffing, friends!

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O Christmas Tree 2019

Oh, friends! I'm so excited to be here sharing our Christmas tree this year! We went to a sweet tree farm on Black Friday to get it and my husband picked it in about 4 minutes of being there. I had some anxiety on the way home that we didn't even look at other trees much, but once it got put in place I really loved it! It's the perfect size (ironically, it's smaller than our apartment trees because we don't have the best place for it here).

Here she is!

Lincoln looking thrilled that a tree from outside is now inside ;)

I ordered some matte navy ball ornaments to tie in the blue from around our house and I love them! I only got 12, I wish I got more! Maybe I'll add to the collection next year. 

While I didn't win the flocking debate (my husband didn't grow up knowing what a flocked tree was so he didn't want one) I did stuff some flocked branches into our tree to give it a bit more of a "full look". If I had it my way, our whole tree would be flocked ;) Maybe next year...

I draped white wooden beads as garland around the tree and I think it's really cute! Usually I do ribbon, but I like switching things up from year to year.

I got this pretty garland from Hearth & Hand via Target and I love it! It has some blue berries in it to tie in with the blue colors we have throughout the house. I wrapped some twinkle lights (battery operated) around it and filled in some holes with real greenery and viola! 

I'm a sucker for white roses! I just add some holiday greens this time a year and it's so festive.

There you have it!

Past Posts:
Living Room Before & After
DIY Fireplace Hearth
Christmas Tree 2018
Christmas Tree 2017

Have you put your tree up yet?

Happy Wednesday!

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My Favorite Cyber Monday Sales 2019

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an wonderful and restful long weekend! I'm excited to show you our tree this week, as that's what we did on Friday, then I got a sore throat Saturday and I've been resting since then. Hoping I feel better soon! 

Anyways, today's the last chance to shop the sales, this time for Cyber Monday! Below are all the sales I love with their discount codes. Some of these might have to updated throughout the day, as they don't share the deal until Monday morning and I'm writing this Sunday night ;) 

Serena & Lily: 25% off everything with code THANKFUL. This is one of my favorite design stores and this is their biggest sale of the year, so take advantage of the offer, friends! Check out their bedding and pillows for a little refresh. You can see our bedroom design plan here & my favorite pillows here
Anthropologie: 30% off
McGee & Co.: 20% off sitewide with code SNOWWHATFUN
Minted: 25% off everything + free shipping
Crate & Barrel20-30% off sitewide
Pottery Barn25% off + free shipping with code CYBER
West Elm20% off sitewide + free shipping with code SHOPFAST
MagnoliaFree shipping on orders over $49. Plus donating 25% of every sale to end youth homelessness.
Lulu & Georgia: Buy more, save more 

Abercrombie50% off everything + free shipping
Anthropologie: 30% off everything // extra $50% off sale
J.Crew50% off your purchase with code MONDAY
J.Crew Factory60% off everything + extra 10% off with code SOAWESOME
Macy’s: Receive an extra 20% off, plus free shipping at $25! Use code BLKFRI for all Black Friday specials. 11/27-11/30
Madewell: 30% off your purchase + an additional 10% off! Code: YAYINTERNET
Nordstrom: Spend $125 get $25 Note, Spend $250 get $50 Note, Spend $400+ get $100 Note. Cyber Sale: up to 50% off.
Nordstrom Rack: Spend $100 get $20 Note, Spend $150 get $30 Note, Spend $200+ get $75 Note // Extra 50% off clearance.
Shopbopup to 25% off everything with code MORE19
Lululemon: Select sale items. Free shipping and returns. My fave Align Pants are on sale!
LOFT: Get 50% off your purchase + FREE shipping with code CYBER. 

Beautycounter: 15% off plus FREE shipping over $50. Bonus from me: If you sign up for our Band of Beauty Membership, I will cover your $29 enrollment fee with a $125 purchase or more. Just email me!
Baublebar: 35% off purchase with code FESTIVE25.
Kendra Scott: 25% off everything or 30% off when you purchase $300+. No code needed.


A couple Cyber Monday Deals for the Guys:


Catch past posts & Gift Guides here:
Black Friday
+ For the Home 
+ For Her
Gift Guide: Beauty
Have a great day!
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