Friday, December 16, 2011

Accessories for Women- Gift Ideas

Wrapping up the week of gift ideas with accessories!  Who doesn't love a pair of shades, a favorite cosmetic, or a piece of jewelry you've had your eye on.  Below is my little list, I'm sure you all have your own.

Lash Primer (a must)- Clinique
Pave link bracelet- J. Crew
Skitch aviators- Von Zipper
Hanging earrings- Etsy
Miss Dior Cherie- Sephora
Jewel brooch headband- Etsy, Blustarfruit

Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Home Gift Ideas

What do you give when it comes to house related gifts?  I feel blankets or throws are always a welcomed yet safe option, whereas monogrammed towels are a must 'luxury-felt' item.  Everyone should own a monogrammed towel sometime in their lifetime.  As simple as it seems, it's something that feels as if it's yours, you have the right to it on a daily basis.  One of the very first things I purchased when I moved into my very own place were monogrammed towels.  What would you like to receive as a home-related gift?

Enamel canisters- Farmhouse Wares
Pendant- Restoration Hardware
Monogrammed towels- Pottery Barn
Alpaca Throw- Canvas Home Store
Striped bedding- West Elm

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Etsy- Are your favorites public?

This gifting idea is mostly Etsy related.  If you are and Etsy member, do you choose to have your favorite items listed publicly?  Personally I do.  I like to also view my friends favorite items, if we have the same taste, I know that most likely the things they save will be items that I will dig too.

And when you have really sweet friends (*insert- Margo)- they can get quite sneaky and look up your favorite saved items, surprising you with a gift they purchased from the very list.  SO SWEET!

I like to save both items and specific shops, always knowing they can quickly by re-visited come time to make a little purchase for a friend, a specific event, or to treat myself.  What's saved in your favorites?  I've also recently been following the same procedure on Pinterest when it comes to favorites.

Some recently saved favorites of S&S are:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Guy Gifts

What are guys into you ask?  Apparently if it involves leather, something loud, or a 'man bag'- they're all in.  My husband dreams about these things (I guarantee day and night)!

Shadow Backpack - Nixon
Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Military Motorcycle - Enfield Motorcycles
51-30 Chrono Leather Watch -Nixon
Schott leather Jacket

Monday, December 12, 2011

Five Days of Bad A$$ Gift Ideas

Hola!  I thought it would be a great week to have a bit of fun and feature a few Bada$$ gift ideas for this holiday season, or really it's just an excuse to post a bunch of things things I like.  Fun, no?

Today is a compilation of items which I've personally sent to Santa this year on my wish list (aka Husband of the Lifetime):

Bow pin:  Etsy- Green Eyed Bird
Vintage Blue Table Linens:  Etsy - Kerry Can
Amazing Idea that will change the World Book:  Etsy - Sparrow Nest Script
Jungle Leather Slouch Tote (diaper bag)- OiOi
*not preggers, just like to plan early*


What's on your list?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Need to Keep Spirits Bright

Feeling a little bummed.  A little disappointed.  Need to keep my spirits up.  A few things that have come up have made me feel taken advantage of.  Tomorrow's a new day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's Friday Peeps

Thank goodness it's Friday!  It's sunny today, not a cloud in the sky, bright and beautiful with a chill in the air.  LOVE December, love that it's Friday.  Grabbing my caffeine and out to get this day in the books.  Have a great one :)

photo via  etsy  The Cozy Project

Isn't this cup cozy rad?  May have to try my hand at making one with my new crochet skills!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Crocheted Cowls

Alrighty now, I've had my faith restored that it's not cheesy to make handmade neck cowls for my friends for Christmas  :)  I hope they all like them as much as I do.  Of course the ones I've made so far are all in my classic 'go to' colors- grey, beige, and aqua (what's new).  I just finished a red one to match my new wellies, can't wait to rock it this winter.  Just thought I'd share the progress:

My Mom started out making the grey one for me, I then made my first one (the aqua), then made my first gift one, the beige.  Got more gift ones to go, better get on it!

Didn't lay it flat or quite even top to bottom, but here's the first gift:

And a peek at me enjoying both my grey cowl, hugging tightly my new white vase. After Hubby D took this pick, he said he wish he got hugs this tight (awww).  Guess I really had a 'thang' for that vase. 

What handmade items are you into?