Holiday Gift Guide — The Hard To Buy For

We all have that one person — the one you wrack your brain and drive yourself crazy over during the holidays. Finally after a month of stressing out, you wind up just chucking an iTunes gift card at them. I’m talking about the hard to buy for person. The one who only buys from obscure unique stores. The one who has everything. Since I’m queen of the hard to buy for, I’m sharing some of my super secret shops.

Holiday Gift Guide – Unique gift giving ideas for the hard to buy for people.

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Holiday Gift Guide — Cyber Monday Deals

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big Black Friday fan. The crowds, the lines, the waiting. This gal’s got no time for that. But Cyber Monday, well, that’s a whole nuther ball game. However, to be honest, I kinda shop Monday for myself. The biggest discounts at my favorite online stores all happening on the same day. I can’t not help but make it partially about me. So what is it that I’m eyeballing? Well that’s what I’m here for. I’m sharing all the deals and steals.

Holiday Gift Guide – Unique gift giving ideas on Cyber Monday

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Holiday Gift Guide — The Etsy Lover

How is it this time of year already? I’m not really sure where 2017 went, but holiday gift giving is upon us. Since I’m always poking around the internets, looking for unique items, I thought why not round up some of my favorites! For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing my ultimate holiday gift guide series. Basically it’s everything I want for Christmas, Hanukkah, my birthday, Valentine’s Day, really, any occasion. Just give me all the things. Today’s holiday gift guide is for the Etsy lover. Oh, and even better, everything should be under $100! No time to dilly dally, ’tis the season!

Holiday Gift Guide – Unique gift giving ideas for the holidays. Etsy finds.

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Warm and Cozy — Roundup For Your Home

You know that old weather saying, “in like a lion, out like a lamb”? That’s pretty much every Fall here in Chicago. There is no easing into the cold weather. One day it’s 95° and the next, bam, it’s 21° and snowing. Which is presently what’s happening outside my window. But there’s something about that first snowfall. It’s magical. I curl up under a warm, cozy blanket and sip my wine slow.

Tis the season for warm and cozy home decor. Velvet tufted sofa and fur blanket. Image Via Anthropologie

To help ease my body into the frigid temps, I tend to treat myself. Something to make the next few months couped up inside a little more special. Here’s a little round of the warm and cozy home decor I have on my wishlist.

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My Top 7 Thrift Store Shopping Tips

It wasn’t until recently that I started shopping thrift stores. The smell kinda skeezed me out, and they are full of discarded junk that no one wants. Broke vases, mismatched glasses, bad holiday decor, old pots and pans, 100s of vases you get from the floral shop, fake Coach purses…shelf after shelf after shelf of down right garbage, right? WRONG!

7 Thrift Store Shopping Tips - how to find the best stuff at vintage shops

You’ve read my estate sale post and online estate sale shopping post…so how do you find the diamond in the rough when thrifting? The hidden gems? Here are my top 7 thrift store shopping tips.

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