Hard to believe Christmas will be here so soon! I’ve put together some Christmas gift ideas 2014 for you today! Mostly my favorite things that would make great gifts for the women in your life. A couple of these things are great for the guys too!
Loooove the new Poloroid Cameras. I keep saying I am going to get one and just haven’t yet. Urban Outfitters has this one and some others available.
My favorite slow cooker makes a great gift! Love this one from KitchenAid.
Obsessed with these Red UGG Slippers
One of my favorite scents this year is Georgio Armani Si. Light and so pretty. Check it out, makes a great gift. Some of my other favorite scents are Vanille from Antropologie, La Vie Est Belle from Lancome and Nectarine Honey Blossom from Jo Malone.
These Anthropologie Scalloped Cake Stands! Beautiful!
The boys and I are so excited to try out this Chocolatebar Maker kit. Check out their fun website HERE for more information.
I can’t say enough about the Madsen Cycles! I’ve had my bike since the spring and the boys and I love it. Can’t wait to go look at neighborhood Christmas lights in the bucket soon!
One of our favorite healthy protein bars is Quest Bars. I love having one of these in the morning and or snack time. They are packed with protein and oh my gosh they taste great! Trust me, this would be a great stocking stuffer! Some of my favorite flavors at Cookies and Cream, Cookie Dough, and Peanut Butter Jelly. The new S’mores flavor is awesome too. Tastes like Cookie Dough to me. Quest Nutrition also started selling healthier chips. We’ve tried them and really liked them.
My Tiek obsession continues with these amazing Leopard Print ones! Can’t even tell you how much I love these ballet flats. I wear them every single day. I love dressing them up or wearing with my lounge clothes and they are my favorite travel shoes. Comfortable and so cute. They would make the perfect gift if you ask me!
Love these fun Hello Apparel Hoodies. I need to add these to my wish list
Love this pretty Albion Fit Pullover.
Kate Spade never lets me down. I mean, how adorable are these favor bags?!
….and this fun Kate Spade Mug. This saying never gets old, lol!
Have a wonderful weekend! See you Monday with a new recipe!
Happy Friday to you! Another Chit Chat Edition today
Flour was flying in the kitchen earlier this week with all of the cookies I was making! Had a fun cookie exchange with some of the ladies in my church Tuesday night.
I used my friend Amanda’s fun decorating ideas from her post HERE.
I know Thanksgiving is coming up sooooo soon. I’ve got to remind you, my all-time favorite Stuffing recipe is HERE. I will be make a double batch for my family. It is AMAZING Definitely going to try to get as much cooking and baking that I can on Wednesday night. I could use a good workout Thursday morning before all of the eating festivities begin, lol! We literally have a Thanksgiving lunch with my family then dinner with my husband’s family. Hope I can pace myself!
So, I’ve had my tree up for over a week now! It was a little early, but for some reason I couldn’t wait to have it up this year. I went with a red and white candy-ish theme. Glad we get to enjoy it a few extra weeks
Don’t know what’s overcome me…I’ve even started my Christmas shopping. I am usually queen of procrastination. It’s kind of a nice change.
Trying to explain to my 2 year old Pax that the chocolate chip cookie ornament is NOT to eat is obviously not working. He tries to eat it daily.
How fun are these foodie gifts from Minted? Personalized wrapping paper, sweet framed art and customized kitchen tags. You can literally include one of your favorite recipes on the wrapping paper. Looooove these!
I’ve been using Minted for my Christmas Cards for years. Some of my favorite Christmas Card designs this year: This one, this one, this one, this one, and this one It all kind of depends on what picture you use right?
Here’s an outtake of our family photos for Christmas cards this year. I didn’t end up choosing this one…not sure why I left my pointer finger out while holding my husband’s hand. Charlie’s Angels? Brady wasn’t smiling that great either.
Pax would not have smiled if his life depended on it….for the entire photo shoot, looked kind of like a little deer in headlights in all of our pictures, stinker!
I’ll share the photo I ended up using in an upcoming chit chat post.
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Have a great weekend! See you Monday with a new recipe!
Nov 14, 2014 | Tags: chit chat
So happy to be back from my crazy travel schedule last week. I went from Nashville for the Pillsbury Bake-Off to New York City for a Fisher Nuts event with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli back to back. Both were great, but was I ever glad to get home to my boys!
There really is just something about NYC this is so exciting. As crazy as Time Square is, I LOVE walking through the streets. It’s nuts, but amazing.
Nov 7, 2014 | Tags: chit chat
So excited to share my trip to The Pillsbury Bake-Off in Nashville!
Insert live honkey tonk country music blaring in the background for these adorable contestants….Nashville is awesome! People were dancing and cheering this group on as they took their “Grand March” before starting the competition.
Some of you might remember that I …
Oct 24, 2014 | Tags: chit chat
Happy Friday to you! A little chit chat today!
Anyone watching new shows on TV this season?! While I edit my photos and write my …
Happy Friday to you! Sharing my Newport Beach Vacation with you today, beach, sunshine, donuts, boardwalk bike rides and Disneyland
Lots to catch up on this week! I’m missing the beach already!
Talk about feeling so lucky last week. I got to spend time in one of my favorite places with my family for Fall Break…Newport Beach, CA and of course Disneyland. We just moved less than a year ago from this beautiful place. Hard to believe it’s been almost a year!
We found this cottage like beach house on VRBO.com with the most perfect location. We were right on the sand with views of the ocean all around us. I would wake up early with Pax and walk out to the sand to watch the early morning surfers. Doesn’t get better than that.
Oct 3, 2014 | Tags: chit chat
First off it’s Fall Break here in AZ. The boys get a whole week off of school and that can only mean one thing…..we’re headed back to the beach. I’ve been looking forward to this vacation for months. Can’t wait for the salty air and sandy toes this week. We’re hitting up Disneyland too. We’ve had withdrawals since moving to AZ late last year, lol!
So grateful for my sister retreat Four Seasons Scottsdale AZ last weekend. Sunshine, good food and total relaxation.
Last weekend my sister and I had a stay cation at the beautiful Four Seasons Scottsdale AZ. When I want to get away, there is no other place I’d rather be. So many fun …