Tag: friday finds

Only 9 more sleeps until Christmas!

Ah Gift Guides…the bulk of my google history in December. I love them, mostly because I find all sorts of fun things that I normally wouldn’t have thought of. When I put together my gift list for Michael this year, all of these things were on it. I love all things pretty, and I tend to gift my girlfriends with that in mind.

1. 52 Lists Journal: I am hooked on this journal, and now that I’m almost finished with my 2016 version (found here) I cannot wait to start this one on January 1! They’re not limited by years, I just chose to do one in 2016 and the other one in 2017.

2. Lighthearted Candle: I switched to only natural wax candles this year (soy, coconut, etc) and I’m loving all of the fun candles that Anthropologie sells. This one stuck out to me in particular because it’s lovely, and the glass can be reused once it’s finished!

3. Write Drunk Pencils: If you follow me on Instagram (@elle.at.home) you may have seen my post about these. I love a fun literary theme, and these made the top of my stocking-stuffer list! They have a bunch of fun sayings and so many other pretty things to browse through.

4. Bring Me Wine Socks: I mean, who doesn’t need these socks?? Super cute, super useful, super affordable. All of the wins!

5. Let’s Do This Notepad: Are you a list maker? I am…lists for all of the things, plus lists for my lists! You get the picture. I adore all of Rifle Paper Co’s products, but I love the list pads in particular. Plus, the flagship store is local and right down the street from me! You can’t beat getting to meet Anna Rifle in her very own design studio!

6. Garance Doré Book: I have been a fan girl of Garance Doré for YEARS. As a matter of fact, I have many of her prints in my bathroom! This book was a fun read; filled with tips, designer gems, and beauty. It makes a great coffee table edition!

7. Gold Flask: I tend to gravitate towards anything gold or rose gold, and this pretty little flask caught my eye! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t pack this baby in my purse for work drinks. But it’s fun to have in case you’re heading to a get together and aren’t sure if they stock your favorite gin (mine is St. Augustine Distillery gin, shop local!) and you need to doctor up your club soda with lime!

I mainly put this together because it’s so much fun, but I do hope you liked my picks. I’d love to hear what’s on your wishlist this year! Any future Gift Guide requests? Leave me a comment and let me know!

 

 

My First Love – Shopping!

One of my favorite blog topics to browse are “Friday Favorites and Style Guide” posts. I’ve decided to combine the two with my new segment, Friday Finds! Because I’m a rebel like that.

http://www.target.com/p/women-s-eve-quarter-strap-sandals-merona/-/A-50013792#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=096053032 , https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/accessories/hats/PRDOVR~23793/23793.jsp , https://riflepaperco.com/shop/notepads/rosalie-notepad/ , https://www.amazon.com/How-Parisian-Wherever-You-Are/dp/0385538650 , http://www.sephora.com/sun-safety-kit-P408684

I love to shop, hate to have what everyone else has, and don’t like to search too long to find items that fit my style.

  1. Sandals: Turns out, my husband is even more amazing than I previously thought. Not only did he secretly book a cruise for us, but he planned with my family to have ALL OF MY SIBLINGS AND MY BEST FRIEND come with! More on this later. While browsing Target for the perfect swim suit to hide my extra beer weight, I stumbled upon these perfect sandals and I couldn’t get them in my cart fast enough.
  2. Hat: Thanks to my Scottish heritage, my skin may be olive, but I am not down with extra freckles and skin cancer isn’t really my style. Enter the sun hat, one of my summer must haves. J. Crew can be a bit pricey, but for a classic that I wear year after year, I’m good with the cost if it means it will hold up over time!
  3. Rifle Paper Notepad: I’m slightly obsessed with being organized, which means that I make lists for every-damn-thing! Bills, To-Dos, reminders on how to breathe in and out slowly so that I don’t lose it when my kids are mortal-combat-style fighting…you get the picture. I also am a sucker for anything from Rifle Paper Co, because just look at it! I use this notepad everyday, but I’m not worried about running out because guess what?! They’re having their semi-annual sidewalk sale in Winter Park tomorrow from 10-5!!! You’re welcome locals. You can find their website here.
  4. How to Be Parisian: Anyone who knows me knows that while I rarely watch TV, my nose is ALWAYS stuck in a book. This book may sound a little silly, but it’s a really fun read! I’ve been in love with Paris since my first french class in the 7th grade, and this book read like some of the stories that my fabulous french teacher told me about her college days exploring France with her Parisian girlfriends. Classy, rebellious, witty, and just snobby enough to be cute.
  5. Sun Safety Essentials Kit: Okay, I’ll admit it. I used to go to tanning beds. GASP! Come on, it was before everyone was becoming aware of skin cancer and premature aging! For the past 5 or so years, I’ve been diligent about sun protection, both for myself and my children. I’m also in head-over-heels love with Sephora, and each year they roll out their new Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit and I always snap it up ASAP. The products are all travel size, but they all pack a punch and are super effective. My favorite from this year is the Coola Makeup Setting Spray. It’s on the expensive side, but it works like a charm! It dries immediately and protects your face (and make up) with SPF 30! Win-win in my book!

Strawberry Basil Mule recipe in my last post! And yes, that is a Harry Potter lightening bolt on my mule mug…

Michael is traveling this weekend to help my parents and little sisters move down to Florida (finally) so I’m flying solo with Laila and Carson…and my growing to-do list. While searching for easy and semi-healthy breakfast recipes for the kiddos, I stumbled across this recipe and wanted to share! Cheers to the weekend friends, I hope it’s relaxing and way too much fun!