Gift Guide 2016

Hey y'all!

Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving! We ate way too much, spent a lazy afternoon letting my 3 year old watch Beauty and The Beast for the first time (spoiler: she loved it!), and took a long walk to the playground before dinner. Great mix of family time and relaxing!

Since Christmas will be here before we know it, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things. Some I already own and some some are on my wishlist. Every year I scour Pinterest for blogger gift guides, so I though it was time to add my own!

Starting off is this book. This amazing book. It's one of my favorite books of all time. Shauna has a way of making me feel like she gets me. Like realllly gets me. She believes there's two kinds of people: those who eat, and those who are thinking about their next meal while eating their current one. I'm just gonna let you guess which one I am...


Justin gave me this necklace a year or so ago and I love it. It's just the right size and works as a great everyday necklace. In case you're wondering, I have both girls names and J+J with our wedding date on the back. 

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Ina. Oh how we love Ina in this house. The girls gave me her newest book for my birthday and it didn't disappoint!  

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I live in Toms. My mom outfit is yoga pants, whatever shirt is actually clean (or cleanish), and Toms. When I saw these in coral I knew I had to have them! 

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My friend Lori owns a company that makes gorgeous prints. When I saw this one, I fell in love with it! Grab an inexpensive IKEA frame and you have an awesome gift! (Check her out here https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyBeautifulByLC

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I need to start this one off by saying that I am NOT a crockpot girl. I've rarely used one, and when I did, I wasn't very impressed with the resulting meal. Enter the Instant Pot. I adore this thing! Sure you can use it as a slow cooker (I haven't), but you can sauté a piece of beef, add a few ingredients and pressure cook it to perfection in under 45 minutes for amazing Cuban shredded beef. Or cook brown rice in 22 minutes. Or make delicious chicken stock in an hour (my old method took hourssss). I didn't expect to fall in love with a kitchen appliance like this, but hey, I'm happy I did!  

Oh- and those nights where it's 5 o'clock and you just remembered you have to make dinner and everything is frozen. Yeah, it'll cook frozen chicken in under 30 minutes. And all God's people said, Amen! 

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I love these leggings. I bought them last Fall and they're still going strong! They're thick, comfortable, and the wide band at the top covers a multitude of sins. Seriously, worth every penny. 

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We get a lot of catalogs around here, and after looking at the CB2 catalog separately, Justin and I both mentioned loving this McGuire hurricane. It's neutral enough to go in any space, but adds some fun texture! 

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I'm loving the pattern (and price!) on this throw. It's a great statement piece for a small price! 

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Well, that wraps it up! What's on your wishlist for the holidays??