Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

I have some more holiday gift ideas to share with you today.  Whether you are shopping for your husband, boyfriend, brother, or best friend, these gift ideas will be sure to spread some holiday cheer! 

Men are actually pretty simple to shop for and please.  I usually select gifts based on their hobbies or interests.  Here are some examples:

Foodies: some men love to cook, ahem, or eat!  Let's face it, most are masters of the barbecue!  Therefore, a quick trip to find some kitchen necessities would be perfect!  [ideas: BBQ utensils, wine, bar sets, a night out to that fabulous restaurant in the city, followed by dessert!]

Techies: some men get a bit geeked out over hitech gifts and gadgets! [ideas: music, movies, computer software, digital photography, wireless anything!]

Sports Fanatics: there is an abundance of sports gifts out there!  Whether they enjoy football, golf, baseball, fishing, running, or hunting, you can find something for the sports fanatic in your life [ideas: visit your local sporting goods store!  My husband loves to fish so I renew his fishing license each year!  My brother loves baseball so I usually get him something from the San Francisco Giants!]

I would love to hear what gifts you have in mind for the men in your life!  I have selected a few of my favorites below and I hope they will give you some great ideas and/or inspiration!  

I hope you all had a terrific holiday weekend with your friends and family!  It's back to work today for me after the long 4 day weekend!  

Enjoy shopping!  

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him


Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Scarves

My favorite season of the year is fall and I'm sad it's coming to an end!  I love the rich autumn colors, textures, and patterns!  One closet staple I cannot live without during this time of year is a perfect scarf!  Scarves are the best accessory to dress up any outfit and I own a ton of them!  I'm not kidding!  I picked up this plaid infinity scarf on a shopping trip with my husband to a sporting goods store!  I figured I might as well make the shopping trip worthwhile for me and pick up a few holiday gifts at the same time! 

I'm sharing some of my favorite scarves below.  Don't forget to add some to your holiday wish list or get one as a gift for your mom, sister, best friend, or kid's teacher!  They make lovely gifts!  I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and scored on some Black Friday shopping deals!  I would like to personally thank all my followers and friends for sticking with me over the last two months while I have been absent from blogging.  I really love and enjoy this blog and hearing from all of you!  

Hugs and kisses! xoxoxo



Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall Giveaway: $260 Nordstrom Gift Card

Hello everyone!  As most of you know, I have been on a brief hiatus from blogging over the last few weeks.  Sometimes life can get a little crazy and we need to take a step back and focus on priorities such as ourselves, family, faith, happiness, and health.  

First and foremost, my beautiful mother who I adore and admire so much, passed away on Sunday October 26th.  She was diagnosed several months ago with a very rare degenerative brain disease called "Cortio Cobasal Degeneration".  It's never easy to lose a loved one, but my faith in God and the support from all my friends and family has been a tremendous help in the healing process.  

It's always hard finding the right words of comfort but for those of you who may be experiencing similar grief in your life, I leave you with this beautiful quote a friend sent to me on Facebook... 

 "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".          

On a more positive note, I will be starting a new job and company this coming Monday November 10th! I am a little nervous about this big change as I was with my former employer for 14 years!  It's always hard to leave something that you feel comfortable with.  However, change is what I needed and it was time for me to move on.  I am excited for my new role and looking forward to learning new things, meeting new people, and feeling re-energized. 

For those of you who are afraid of change...remember this...

"Progress is always the result of change"

Last but not least, my first blog post after taking this brief but necessary hiatus is something to celebrate!  I am participating in a fabulous Fall Giveaway hosted by TheBoxQueen and twelve other amazing bloggers and friends!  The lucky  winner will receive a $260 USD Nordstrom gift card to spend however they wish!  The giveaway is open to everyone!  Please use the form below via Rafflecopter to enter!  The deadline to enter is one week from today! 

Good luck and a special heart felt thank you to everyone who has reached out to me over the last few weeks to offer sympathetic condolences, emotional support, and well wishes!  Your friendship means more to me than you know!


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