If you’ve been watching my Instagram stories lately, you’ll know a little secret about me: I love beauty products and skincare. While I’m not exactly a beauty buff, I do really love testing out new masks, serums, and creams. My best friend is way more of a beauty-holic than I am and frequently educates me about the hottest new beauty trends. I curated this gift guide with her in mind!
I’ve been waiting all year to curate this gift guide! After all, I’m sort of an expert at being a new homeowner at this point, right? Ha. While nothing can truly prepare you for the adventures associated with being a new homeowner, these holiday gifts help to easy the street just a tad bit. Here are my top picks:
Last year around this time we did DIY-ed cinnamon stick himmeli to make natural decorations inspired by traditional Finnish ornaments. This year we’re taking things up a notch and making a full garland of them! Perfect for hanging above the mantel or on your front door, this project uses a few things that might already be hiding in your pantry to invite festivities and natural elements into your space.
Have you heard the news? Apparently ‘plant lady’ is the new cat lady! I’ve got loads of these people in my life… and I’m probably one myself, let’s be real. Here are some gifts that will make your plant lady friend squeal with delight!
I’m so excited about this, you guys — I teamed up with the folks at eBay to share my guide for adding a personal touch to your holiday gift wrapping!
I absolutely adore finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list. I really take the time to think long and hard about what will be most meaningful for each recipient. But beyond finding the perfect gift, I also love thoughtfully wrapping it in a unique, special way. In the weeks leading up to the holidays, I’m often found thinking up creative ways to wrap presents. My latest idea for adding a personal touch is wrapping my gifts using sewn together pieces of paper! Get the step by step instructions here.
Some people are born entertainers — they are the people who assemble the best cheese boards, have a fully stocked pantry, and make the most delicious cocktails. They go beyond just being a great host, but also double as the finest home bartender around.
This is your ultimate shopping guide for the home bartender — from glassware and decanters to golden corkscrews and flavored toothpicks, one of these gifts is perfect for your recipient!
I’m one of those people who prefers to celebrate Christmas after Thanksgiving. I’m not really sure why, but I think some of it goes back to when I used to work for Nordstrom, a company that doesn’t display their Christmas decor until the day after Thanksgiving as a tradition. I always understood that sentiment and have incorporated it into how I celebrate the season.
That being said… when it’s time to celebrate Christmas… it’s ON. I’m so excited to share this Hot Buttered Rum cocktail with you guys. It’s the perfect sipper for entertaining because it covers all the bases, especially for all those picky eaters and people with allergies because it’s dairy free and gluten free! It’s also just a really lovely, cozy cocktail if you’re snuggling with your boo on the couch and watching Love Actually.