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Gift Guide: For the Littles

gift guide best ideas for babies

magnetic airplane // bucket of blocks // wonder walker // wood drum // mittens // reversible hoodie // striped dress // lost my name book // reindeer book // blanket (on sale) // chair //  boot // tower playset // book // squeeze blocks // cake slice bag // fleece onesie // teak step stool // leopard footie


Long, holiday weekends are the absolute best. Of course that makes the Monday after a little rough. Luckily it’s Cyber Monday so you can spend part of your day on holiday shopping (many of these black friday sales are still going on).


This gift guide is full of the best ideas for babies and toddlers. Some are Lawson’s favorites, like the walker and drum (it actually isn’t that loud, I promise!), and others are on his or Sybil’s wish list this year.


Lawson is fascinated with airplanes (he’s always pointing at the sky when he hears one) and this magnetic one is so cute. His tower playset might be my favorite toy. It’s fun to see which car goes the farthest! These 10 squeeze blocks were one of the first toys he ever received and he still loves stacking or lining them up.


Lately Lawson has started “helping” in the kitchen. He normally stands on a chair, but this step stool would be functional and stylish.


I couldn’t resist including this cake slice bag. Wouldn’t it be perfect for a little girl? It also comes in a pizza and donut.


Sybil recently received this leopard footie (now on sale + an additional 25% off). I promise it is even more adorable in person! While we don’t put a blanket in her crib yet, she needs something to keep her warm on walks and in the car now that it’s finally getting cool. This barefoot dreams blanket is so, so soft!



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Gift Guide: For the Traveler

Gift Guide Best Ideas for Travelers

Today I’m sharing my next gift guide of the best ideas for the frequent traveler in your life. How genius is this luggage with a built in phone charger?! When I travel I always want a crossbody bag. It feels more secure and leaves my hands free for taking photos, eating and drinking, etc. Two of my girlfriends have the Madewell transport crossbody and love it (currently 25% off). Bonus points if you get it monogrammed!


It’s no secret that I love Cuyana’s #fewerbetter mantra. I included three of their items in this gift guide: the travel case set, cashmere scarf and jewelry case. I have the travel case set in blush and cashmere scarf in grey. I’m currently pining over the navy scarf. It is so pretty and would look great with a grey sweater.


I always carry a truffle clarity pouch with a few key essentials: travel size hand lotion, the lip balm that moisturizes better than anything I’ve ever used before, a dry shampoo that actually smells amazing and my travel charger (because I don’t have that luggage with a built in charger and my phone is always dying). I love the travel charger because it’s compact, delivers a full charge quickly and is less than $15.


They’re definitely a splurge, but my bose noise cancelling headphones have saved my sanity on more than one occasion. You literally cannot hear anything when you wear them. I’ve even used them at home when the kiddos are screaming. #badparent?


There’s something about staying in someone else’s home that makes me want to have cute pajamas. These lake pjs are on my wish list this year.


For a truly unique gift, I love the idea of creating a custom map of a location that is meaningful. Maybe your hometown, a special vacation you took together or where you got married.


carry on luggage // travel case set // custom map // lip whip // gloves // pajamas // facial mist // tote // noise cancelling headphones // clarity pouch // jewelry case // laundry travel bag // dry texturizing spray // scarf // phone charger // hand cream  // eye mask // travel journal // weekender bag


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Gift Guide: For the Trendsetter

Gift Guide Best Gift Ideas Girls


lace top // stan smith sneakers // perfume // hand balm // moon juice // pom pom hat // faux fur cropped coat // striped shirt // leather pants // serum // leopard tote // lip conditioner // sweatshirt // earrings // jeans // plaid cape // hair pins // choker necklace // leggings


It’s Thanksgiving week and that means my first gift guide is here! Hopefully they’re just in time for you to start planning your Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping. Unless you’re the unique person that’s already finished with your holiday shopping. In that case, I’m jealous.


I’m kicking it off with the best gift ideas for the trendsetter in your life. This is my personal favorite because it’s everything I want (or in a few cases already have). Of course clothing is always high on my wish list from the perfect pair of jeans to a cozy faux fur coat. I firmly believe a girl can never have too many stripes and St. James is rumored to be the best of the best.


This lace top would look fantastic with a pair of leather pants and would work equally well for date night or a night out with your girlfriends. Add a leopard tote and it’s pretty much my dream outfit.


If I’m being honest, these days I’m all about comfort. Most of the time you can find me in a soft sweatshirtleggings and my shiny white stan smith’s.


When my friend and I were in LA this summer, we stopped at The Detox Market and found so many natural beauty products. They carried the full line of Moon Juice products. There’s one for all the important things in life like sleep and sex (hopefully not at the same time).


The Aesop hand balm is the best hand lotion I’ve ever tried and I’m saving up my pennies for the Vintner’s Daughter serum since it wins every award. The way these kiddos are aging me, I need it. My lips have been parched lately. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to find a lip conditioner in my stocking this year (hint, hint). (If you need a Beautycounter consultant, my friend Kia is your girl.)


Last, but not least, every trendy girl needs a choker necklace. I learned long ago to never say never to a trend from the 80’s! Balance it out with a pair of gorgeous earrings and set of hair pins. Not all at the same time though!


I’ll be back tomorrow with another gift guide for the traveler. Make it a great day!


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Happy Halloween!

Hostess Gifts Ideas


socks | candy | cheese cutter set |  hand wash | candle | cookbook |  wine glass markers | camera | cutting board



Happy Halloween! Did you have a good weekend? We visited a pumpkin patch on Saturday morning. It was fun, but hot. Lawson picked out his own little pumpkin, which was really cute. Yesterday morning we went on a long, 4-mile walk. I couldn’t believe how much it tired me out. I had to follow it up with an afternoon nap.


Can you believe Thanksgiving is 24 days away and it’s just 55 days until Christmas? This is one of my favorite stretches of the year. It’s such a festive time. The holidays bring parties, visits to family and maybe even a vacation. I thought I’d round up some hostess gifts, both those you can bring to others or have stocked if you’re the one doing the hosting.


My go to hostess gifts are local favorites, whether it’s a candle, goat milk caramels or special sea salt. I also love the idea of stocking a cozy pair of wool socks for guests. Wouldn’t you love to arrive after a long day of traveling to put on some cozy socks?! How fun would it be to have a modern day polaroid camera for your guests to use, especially those with kids? Such a great way for them to explore. It would also be fun to bring to a holiday party!


It’s hard to go wrong with a bottle of wine. Pair it with wine glass markers that can be used that night for an extra touch. If you know the hostess well, a beautiful cookbook is a great gift. I love to use mine as coffee table books. Personally, I’d love a luxe hand soap with pretty packaging that can be used long after the party ends.


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