Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Stocking Stuffers for her...

Stocking Stuffers for her...

Kate Spade stud earrings

Kate Spade bracelet

Michael Kors circle scarf

Body moisturizer

Essie nail polish

Capri Blue sugar jar

Stoneware mug

Timeline Planner

I'm linking up again with these ladies for their My Favorite Things Series. 
Go check out the other links to get great ideas for those on your shopping list....
or for items to put on your personal list to Santa as well.  


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A few of my favorite things...

I always have the hardest time coming up with ideas for myself when asked to put together a Christmas wish list.  I mean don't get me wrong, I ALWAYS have something that I want, and trust me, you let this girl shop, and I won't come home empty handed.  It's just when I'm put on the spot that I have a hard time.  This year though, I'm linking up with a few of my fellow bloggers for their "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" series, which will be a wonderful way to see what others love and get some good ideas for those on your shopping list...or if you need help coming up with your own personal wish list.  I put together a collection of items I already own and love and some that I wouldn't mind receiving in the near future.

A few of my favorite things...


1. Michael Kors Wallet - I would love to own a new wallet.  Currently I have a mini wallet that only holds my license and a few bank cards.  I'd love to own a real wallet again and feel like an adult.

2.  I recently received these Kendra Scott Earrings - They are the Elle (the smaller version of the Danielle), and in black, they are classic and go with so many things, casual or dressy.  They are perfect!

3.  Kate Spade Perfume - I only own one perfume right now, Chance by Chanel, and I'd love to add this to my collection.  The beautiful bottle is an added plus.  How gorgeous would that be sitting out on a vanity?!

4.  Uggs - So I've never ever owned a pair of Uggs, and I would not wear these out of the house.  I would love to wear them around the house though as my husband likes to keep our house like a freezer.  These would also be great with cozy leggings while lounging around, and I do think this sweater style is pretty adorable!

5.  Stella and Dot crossbody or clutch - This purse is so versatile and can be carried in different ways, which would make it perfect for date night or shopping when a big bag is not convenient.  I need this!

6.  I also received a monogrammed initial necklace over a year ago and wear it all the time!  It's so pretty and delicate, and I always receive compliments.  It's a great personal gift!

7.  I never owned any Tory Burch flats until this past year I purchased a brown pair, and well now I wear them all the time.  I would like a black pair now too.  I wear them to work often as well as for casual events, so the nice quality is appreciated as they'll certainly last longer.

8.  I've had my eye on these Steve Madden pumps.  I think they'd be a great fun addition to my closet.  I have all of the nuetrals, and well, it's time to spice it up.  Enough said.

9.  I purchased this Michal Kors Large Hamilton Tote right before our Napa trip and loved it.  It does have a snap on top to keep it closed and was roomy enough for me to fit my big camera in along with other travel essentials.  It is big, but it was perfect for traveling!

10.  This Anthropologie green ruffle blouse is gorgeous.  I love this color, and it would be festive for the holiday season as well!

Join these other ladies in their link party to see what their favorite items are by clicking the link below.


Happy Shopping!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Houston Nutcracker Market

It's the most wonderful time of the year - can you believe it's here already?!
This past weekend my mom and sister were in town to visit, and while they were here, we checked out the annual Nutcracker Market.  It's a huge market with hundreds of vendors ranging from home decor accessories and christmas decorations to specialty food and clothes.  It has just about everything you can think of and is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season!  The carolers singing Christmas carols and all of the Christmas trees decked out definitely made you feel like the holiday season is in full swing.  The downside is that it is crowded with people and can be a bit overwhelming.  I say though it's definitely fun to check out, just know what you are getting into!  I think there were times we were just walking in the middle of the aisle, not even bothering to look at the booths on each side to just make it to the end of the aisle...quite a bit like zombies.  We would then have to re-group and get ourselves ready to dive back into the madness and get busy shopping! 
{Me, my mom and my sister}
Here are a few sample pics of the goodies that are at the market.

Loved these lamps!  But they were display only. boo!

This was a really cute idea to display Christmas cards.  I think it could easily be made for those of you that like to DIY.
I also liked this canvas as an advent calendar.  I might do a similar design on my big chalkboard!

My favorite vendor to visit is Paul Michael.  They always have tons of furniture and Christmas decor galore with ribbon, ornaments and wreaths and all sorts of fun stuff.  It takes a while to look through this section.  Or maybe it does just for me because I ooh and ahh over everything.  These bar stools almost came home with me!  They had them in charcoal too, which I was tempted to go with to add some color in our living room.  These might have to be on my list for next year!

I actually didn't buy any Christmas decor this year.  I did however find a round mirror for our office and two big lanterns to decorate our front entryway.  Here are the lanterns below with my fall decor.  Just don't judge my dead mums...I never said I had a green thumb. I think the lanterns will be beautiful at Christmas time with candles in them or filled with oversized ornaments....so I guess I kind of bought something Christmas decor related afterall.
To top it off, we finally have cold weather here in Houston this week.  Now it really feels like the holidays.