It’s December and that means it’s time for holiday party-packed weekend, sparkly clothes, and more food and drink than you can imagine! So just in time to shop for what kind of wine to bring to your next holiday party or what kind of wine to consume just because you want to be merry and bright, here are my friends’ top wine picks under $15… and a couple of mine too.
I have not tasted all of these, and prices vary by seller, but you should be able to find them for $15 and under. I look forward to enjoying them all! And have some fun while your wine shopping, serve it up in my favorite red swirl glassware from Pier 1. Perfect for the holidays! Cheers!!!
Every Friday, I’ll (try to) post a favorite find to share with all of you. I seem to like a lot of things, so I think I’ll have lots to share. Today’s find comes from Etsy. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this ipad case from Pink Oasis. It comes with front pockets to store your headphones and your iphone… and best of all, it comes in a ton of super cool fabrics. Check it out, I ordered the one in the pic below. And use the coupon code “pinkoasis” to get 10% off!
It’s that time of year where we’re all scrambling to think of something creative to get our teachers. Here are some of my favorite ideas:
These are just some ideas that you may be able to use and build on. There are so many things to do on your own, like cookies in a to-go box or the uber-popular cake pops. Whatever your idea, in this case, it’s the thought that counts. I’m so grateful to have the teachers we have and we can’t thank them enough! What are some of your favorite teacher gifts?
A quickie post…. Check out Shutterfly’s photo books, I have enjoyed making these for my boys and Shutterfly’s books are my new faves. I love their idea pages and embellishments. New moms, check out the custom path “Year of Firsts” book. You can use just one photo of your little one for each month of their first year of life with a small caption on each page. It’s simple, fast and a beautiful keepsake for you and your family. I’ve already started working on my holiday book!
Right now, buy one, get 50% off on your next book.
So one thing you should know about me, is that at Christmas, I go big. I love to make this time of year a huge thing. I decorate every corner of the house, have holiday sheets on beds, and drink coffee out of Santa cups. I love it. And when it comes to Santa, I want the experience to be magical. I want my kids to come down and be floored with what they see… that one time out of the year, they got everything they wished for. We’re blessed and grateful we can do this for them and with that, the planning begins early.
Step 1. Meticulous development of Christmas list. There is much research and prioritization to be done.
Step 2. Communication. After multiple revision cycles, the final communication to the “big man in red” comes. It’s an exciting time…
Step 3. Visual invoicing. Some proof that the exchange occured.
And so with that, here it is, the top 10 gifts on our list this year:
And that’s it for now. Happy Cyber Monday and happy shopping! Make sure to buy the Michael Buble Christmas album so you can enjoy it while you’re driving to the store… or ordering online!
For awhile now, other than my all-too-frequent trips to Target and quick purchases on Amazon, my favorite thing has been browsing (and purchasing) from Etsy. I LOVE it!!!! I’m totally addicted. Everything is pretty, unique and handmade. You can find amazing things for birthday parties, personalized stickers and beautiful jewelry. So here is my nod to my top ten favorite shops. Tell them I sent ya :)
Before you go crazy and start maxing your credit cards, be armed with a few tips for successful Etsy shopping:
(speaking of shopping, stay tuned for my top Christmas gifts for 2011)
After much encouragement from my friends, I’m starting a blog. Apparently, I’m full of useless information like where to find the best winter hoodies, slight differences between 12 types of sippie cups, where and when to find the best deals… on you name it… and on and on and on. So here goes.
First, a bit about me so you know your novice blogger.
33. In marketing. Two (gorgeous) boys that drive me totally insane. Together with my hubby over 17 years (don’t do the math). Perfectionist. Crafty. Favorite color purple. Can’t walk in heels. I love sparkly things, scarves and headbands. I decorate for every holiday, but my favorite is Christmas. Favorite superlative: super. Sometimes super duper. I go to Target like 12 times a week. Organization is calming to me. I love to plan parties… used to be dinner parties, but now, it’s my kid’s birthdays that I start planning an obnoxious 6 months ahead… I can’t help myself. In love with interior design. Live for the moments I can sit down with a big glass of wine (malbecs are a fave), an over-sized mug of coffee, or an ice-cold diet coke.
I take on too much all the time. I want my children to have the best life ever. And I work hard to try and balance it all… which I understand is completely unachievable. Life is crazy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.