Wednesday, November 26, 2014

confessions of a snackaholic

{table is an antique - similar // olive tree via joss & main // lamp currently sold out c/o lulu & Georgia  }


I'm mentioned a time or thirty that I love to snack.  Even more so now that I'm pregnant again.  These cute little nibblr boxes are the perfect solution.  They're only $6 a box,  even lower if you commit to more boxes, + free shipping.  These would be PERFECT for new moms.  I would have loved to have this on my nightstand when I was nursing.  And how many times have you been spending the night somewhere and wished you just had a leeeetle something to tide you over but didn't want to raid your friends fridge or wake anyone up?   Just me?  probably.  But I plan on putting one of these on the nightstand for guests + a bottle of water.  They also have the perfect mix of salty and sweet - you never know what they'll be hankering for.   They'd also be great stashed under your desk at work when you need a little something for the hard times (;
- Want four boxes?  Just comment below for a chance to win!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas Gift guy-de


{need more ideas? last years gift guy-de // year before }

::Some ideas for the men in your life::

dive watch:  JB got this watch for his birthday earlier this year.  If your guy is a diver - this might be theee gift.

golfing and fishing vineyard vines tie:  I just wish there was a spearfish in this little design (: !  if your guy is into these things and has a desk job, this could be the tie for him.  I love vineyard vines ties - nice quality and not too expensive.  This one is on sale!

a nice seiko watch:  did you know most millionaire's wear a seiko watch?  This list is fascinating.

The uncommon life by Tony Dungy:  This book is awesome for anyone but especially for men.  365 devo's reside in this awesome book - so perfect to start the year with.

a nice plaid shirt:  this one is the most handsome one i've seen.

cocktail mixer:  this one is perfect for my older brother.  literally (;

cuff links:  i love these hammered silver "secret message" cuff links.

art:  i think both JB and I could agree on this fish one.

a manly holder for your coffee:  stanley of course - free shipping with code WARMTH

Compression socks:  JB had a blood clot last spring (it's gone now! PTL!) - which forced him to try a few different pairs of compression socks, and he cannot stop singing the praises of VIM & VIGR.  They are perfect for someone with a desk job or someone who runs a lot for recovery - they prevent swelling, aid in recovery, and energize legs.  But they also don't fall down and they don't change wash after wash - which is huge as far as JB's concerned.  His second favorite are these over the calf socks from brooks brothers.

Gramaphone:  I know the rage right now is all on the turntables right now but JB and I are not cool enough to own a single record.  I think you are so cool if you do!  The gramaphone wouldn't collect dust around here since we do have apple products + love music.

Go pro:  for the adventurer // underwater diver.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Giving the gift of #stanleyness


I actually had Stanley drinkware on last years gift guy-de.  It's the perfect, rugged, little container to keep drinks hot or cold.  My handsome grandpa had one and I always remember him packing it away with him for duck hunts.  And then Stanley sent us a few different ones and I got waaaaay to excited to have one.  It's funny to think of a canister maybe becoming a family heirloom but these things last for.everrrr. and I'm kinda hopeful it will.  JB has been taking his to work every morning - but I know he'll take it on his fishing trips too.  Or like yesterday, when he was painting one of our last rooms to be painted (yay!) he used it to keep his afternoon jolt hot.  
Here are three ways you could give the gift of Stanleyness (; to one of the men in your life.
{with a bag of his favorite coffee// or maybe his favorite fishing lures if he's into fishing}
{With his favorite whiskey.  Side note:  this is literally the only bottle of alcohol I have in our house.  And it's the girliest.  Replace with his favorite instead of st. germain (; unless he's into that! }
{I've been using this glass to keep my iced green tea or water super cold!  but it comes with a handy little bottle opener - so maybe give with his favorite six pack.  I know you can make your own six pack at Total Wine - which has been a hit with JB past birthday/christmases.  }
Big thanks to Stanley for sponsoring this post and thank you for reading!



Sunday, November 23, 2014

BEST THING EVER: Vasanti BrightenUp!



One of the products I've used and loved for at least two years now is, Vasanti's BrightenUp!
It's great for skin that is oily like mine and needs some extra exfoliation.  It also leaves your skin feeling sooooo soft.  It helps with fine lines, acne, large pores, and scarring, to name a few.  While it's only 99% natural, it is paraben free.  I use it once or twice a week.  It lasts for ages because you only need a dime sized.  BIG favorite - and one I wouldn't mind seeing in my stocking : psssst: jb (; 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Getting cozy for the holidays

What's better than getting cozy with your family?!  My favorite.  Especially when it cools down... that's when hot cocoa comes out, fire comes on, new Christmas cozies are worn, and flannel sheets go down.  This year has me so very excited, even more than usual, I guess a toddler + a baby in your belly does that to you!! We've been reading Song of Stars every night which is a beautiful book but I'd love to hear what you do to share that joy of Christmas with your family.  What books do you read?  Do you do an advent calendar (I just got ours!)?  Don't you love the candelight service at church?  Do you bake Christmas cookies?  I want to hear your traditions.  Plus get some ideas to add to our holiday family tradition (:    




What's better than getting cozy with your family?!  My favorite.  Especially when it cools down... that's when hot cocoa comes out, fire comes on, new Christmas cozies are worn, and flannel sheets go down.  This year has me so very excited, even more than usual, I guess a toddler + a baby in your belly does that to you!! We've been reading Song of Stars every night which is a beautiful book but I'd love to hear what you do to share that joy of Christmas with your family.  What books do you read?  Do you do an advent calendar (I just got ours!)?  Don't you love the candelight service at church?  Do you bake Christmas cookies?  I want to hear your traditions.  Plus get some ideas to add to our holiday family tradition (: