Christmas Gift Guide for Him

Hello lovelies!! Here is the post that many of you requested. The gift guide for the lucky men in your lives. Just like my gift guide for the ladies, I will provide you with some general ideas that range in price ranges. For most of us, men in general are easy to buy for. They’re into sports, or a techie, or arsty, or the love being at home. Let me share with you what I think are same great gift ideas.

wine tour

bar ware

bath & body care

game tickets

sports gear

kitchenware

homeware

art mediums

video games

Apple products

cooking classes

dvds & blurays

tools

Those are my ideas to gift your men. If you know that they are looking for something more specific or you are really unsure as what to get them, giftcards are always a great idea. I personally think that giftcards or gift certificates are great gift ideas because while you know they like certain things they can go and pick out exactly what they like and be appreciative that you thought of them. That’s everything! If you’re still trying to figure out what to get the men in your life, feel free to send me an e-mail. I would love to help brainstorm gift ideas for you. Have a great day! I’ll see you in my next post.

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Hello lovelies! Happy Day 1 of Blogmas!! Today I’m sharing you my picks for all the wonderful women in your life or even yourself. Everything ranging from stocking stuffers to some “big” items. The price rangesĀ  I have to admit it’s December 1st and I have almost all of my shopping done. This year I want to make sure I spend time with my friends and family, doing fun things and making memories. Let’s jump into these great gift ideas!!

 

FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER:

face & sheet masks: Sephora Collection, Glamglow, Boscia, Peter Thomas Roth

hand & body lotion: Aveeno & the Body Shop body butters

eye shadow palettes: Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Palette, Anastasia Prism Palette, Urban Decay Naked Palettes

lip products: Blistex lip balms, BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor, Maybelline lipsticks

fragrance: Elisabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon & Black, Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ Beach Walk, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Kat Von D Sinner

FOR THE FASHION LOVER:

hat and gloves set

slippers

fashion scarf, rather one for warmth, or for warmth too!

cozy sweaters

leggings

trendy clothing item

FOR THE FITNESS LOVER:

fitbit or other fitness watch

weights

new pair of gym shoes

sports equipment, i.e. skis, snowboard, skates, etc.

FOR THE TECH LOVER:

apple tv

apple watch

movies to add to their collection

camera

computer/laptop

nook or kindle

FOR THE FOODIE:

baking sheets

cookie cutters

cooking classes

wine tasting

stand mixer

hand mixer

cookbooks

FOR THE HOMEBODY:

candles

throw blanket

coasters

ornaments

coffee/hot cocoa mugs

books

I know I didn’t share too many specific items, but I think that to go into something specific in each category is what I prefer not necessarily what would work for you or your loved ones. If you have any questions about something specific, leave it in the comments or send me a message. I would love to talk with you more one on one. I hopeĀ  you have a wonderful month. Do you know anyone else doing Blogmas?? Who should I check out?! I would love to find more people who share things similar to what I do.

That’s everything! If you would like to see me do a gift guide for the men in your lives, let me know. If you’d rather see it on Instagram stories or Snapchat instead let me know about that too. Thank you all for sticking with me through the last few months. I appreciate every single one of you. Let’s have fun this month. See you in my next post!

 

The Great Fall Clear Out: Clothes Edition

Hello lovelies!! Today I am sharing what I did to go through all of my clothes. This included my purses/bags, undergarments and socks which I do not include photos of. Like I said in the introduction post of the series, I am trying to apply the Marie Kondo method of cleaning out. She suggest to stick to a category rather than going room by room, but my bedroom is my primary focus. I have two closets six drawers of clothing to go through. When you see the after photos you will see that I got rid of a lot. I had 1 bag of purses/bags and 3 bags of clothing. Almost all items were donated to charity or given to friends and family.

Before:

img_1909 img_1910 img_1911Top to Bottom: Closet 1, 2, & 6 dresser drawers

During:

I emptied out both closets and drawers all out onto my bed. I then picked up one piece of clothing at a time and made my piles.

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After:

Once I went through everything. I felt light and accomplished and really love everything that I kept. You’ll notice that you can see everything hanging in my closet, which I really am enjoying. As far as the drawers go, I finally accomplished the task of fitting all of my t-shirts into one dresser drawer. I was also able to go down to 5 drawers instead of 6. (More room for beauty products, haha)

img_1937img_1936Top: Closet 2 Bottom: Closet 1

img_19354 of 5 drawers that now house clothes

Well that is round one of the Great Fall Clear Out. What do you want to see next? Let me know! Have any of you recently done a clear out? I know this is a popular thing to do when spring comes around, but I like to do this a couple of times a year. Subconciously I think that I moving sort of toward a more minimalist lifestyle. That is all for today. Have a great week!

Cleaning Out the Closet

As I tackled cleaning out my closet, I had a little bit of a problem. I realized that about 8 months ago I had gone through my closet, and I was brutal. So I knew going into this I wasn’t going to have another 3 bags of clothes to give away. I ended up with about a garbage bag full of clothes plus the very filled bag of shoes that I will be giving away on Thursday. I will be taking you through my process I went through when going through my clothes.

1. I pulled out only a section at a time so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed.

2. I tried on each individual piece that I own with the exception of a few items that I have just wore in the last 2 weeks.

I then asked myself, a few questions as I looked at myself in the mirror.

1. Does it fit?

2. Do I think I look good in it?

3. Is it in good condition or has it seen better days?

The last few thoughts I have before making my decision and it’s an important one ladies…..

4. Do I like this piece of clothing?

5. Have I worn this item in the last year?

6. Will I wear this in the next year?

I have to be this brutal because I tend to “hoard” my clothes. I’ll hold onto things from college and high school. Now, I do have some things from way back then, but I do actually wear them.

That is all ladies! There will be only a couple more posts in the Spring Cleaning Series. What would you like to see as the next series? What will you like to see me talk about next? I welcome any suggestions. Have a great rest of the week!