February 2, 2016

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Valentines Gift Guide | La La Lovely

Valentine’s Day is upon us, lovelies.  I’ve compiled a few gift ideas for the favorites in your life, or maybe a little something for your sweet self.

Here are a few things I’m la la loving for Valentine’s Day:

1 / Swirl Heart Secret Box / I love a good secret and this sweet little box could hold one. It’s made of cherry wood and has a sliding dovetail lid.  Great for hiding a little love note, a tiny gift, a precious keepsake, or maybe a poem.

2 / Saddle Bag / A great looking bag is good gifting on any holiday, if you ask me.  This classic saddle bag is edgy.  Some years black is better then red or pink on Valentine’s.

3 / Olio E Osso No. 2 / Give your lips or cheeks a kiss with this dreamy colored balm.

4 / La La Love You Pouch / Because “La La” Love!!!!!

5 / bkr glass water bottle / Sometimes practical gifts are the best.  For a friend, for a sister, for yourself.

6 / Aloha Chocolate / Chocolate.  Always chocolate on Valentine’s.  But, have you tried superfood chocolate?  I haven’t, but I’m hoping my honey gets this for me.

7 / Love + Peace Sparkling Pink Butter Bath / Love and peace.  Couldn’t we all use a little more of that?  This love and peace comes by way of a bath.  I’m becoming a bit of a bath addict.  Soaking in salts is my new night time ritual and this muscle soothing mix is divine.

8 / Measuring Spoons / These measuring spoons are anything but average.  “A dash of humor,” “A heap of happiness,” “A pinch of kindness,” and so on.

9 / Engraved Bangle / The next best thing to tattooing yourself.  I love jewelry that is not only gorgeous, but meaningful.  I love these engraved bangles that can be inscribed with names, dates, roman numerals or any word that holds a special meaning or memory.

10 / Cherry Blossom Jewelry Box by Heartwood Creations/ How about a special designated place for keeping all of your gorgeous jewelry?  This jewelry box is top notch.  It’s designed with removable drawers and top inserts, and it can be arranged to fit your unique collection.  I personally am a fan of having a place to put my very special pieces of jewelry.

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This post is in collaboration with Heartwood Creations.  All opinions are my own.

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December 15, 2015

Wish List, Gift Guide for Girls, Wish List Gift Guide, Christmas Wish List

10 days until Christmas!  Stressed or super excited?

Or somewhere smack dab in the middle, like me?  I still have some online shopping to wrap up and some old-school store shopping to do to.  In the meantime, I made a little wish list.  I’m on the other-side of life where it’s more fun to give then receive, but one of the most fun things about Christmas when I was a kid was looking through catalogs and making lists.  So, I thought why not.  My hubby and I usually don’t do gifts, anymore, so this was for pure fun, and maybe it will give you a few more ideas if you are stuck on what to give.

More ideas for girls here, guys here and littles here.

1 / Let’s Stay Home Banner : I’ve always been a bit of a homebody, and these days I almost feel a bit recluse….so why not declare my love for home with a banner?

2 / Tata Harper Aromatic Stress Treatment :  I’ve heard this stuff is good.  Real good.  I’ve been wanting to try anything Tata Harper for awhile now.  I’m looking for ways to deal with stress immediately and this sounds right up my alley.  There is also an Irritability Treatment and a Bedtime Treatment.  I’d love to try the entire trio.

3 / Yoga Block : I can’t get enough yoga these days.  Since I’m practicing I’m finding I need a few accessories, a block being one.  Here are a few other yoga things I could use – psychedelic yoga pants, a pretty mat, and an eye pillow.

4 / Electric Kettle : I’ve always loved tea, but these days, while I’m off of coffee (might give it a try tomorrow and see what happens!) I’m drinking tons of it.  I’ve never had an electric kettle, but all the Brits do so I don’t know what I’m waiting for.  This is the cutest one around.

5 / Thick Frame Sunglasses : I lost my cool sunglasses and really would love to replace them.  I’m la la loving this pair.

6 /  Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing : I’m getting better at decluttering but I still could use some serious help.  Everyone says this book worked for them.  Books are my favorite, so I’m always happy to get books.  Erin even has me convinced I need a an e-reader.  I’ll add this one to my list.  And, for a Christmas break fiction, read, I’m planning on The Lake House (Kate Morton is one of my fave authors).  More good reads here.

7 / Slippers : I’ve taken to wearing my birks around the house and I think winter rather requires slippers, don’t you?

8 / Chunky Knit Raglan : I don’t have anything from Everlane.  As a blogger, I’m kind of embarrassed by that.  Kidding.  Kind of.  I hear their t-shirts are the best.  But, since it’s chilly out, I’m eyeing this sweater.

9 / Slow Cooker : Years ago, I would have probably cried if someone gave me this, but these days I’d rejoice.  My old crock pot is about to croak and with a family of six, I need this super duper sized one and it’s 50% off today!!!!!!

What’s on your wish list this year?

PS-  I should admit that I usually buy a little something for myself.  Do you do this too? Nothing big.  Maybe a book, maybe some pajamas.  Maybe I’ll pick something from my own wish list this year.

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December 10, 2015

Gift Guide, Gifts for Guys

Let’s be honest the hardest ones to buy for at Christmas are guys.  At least they are for me.  I hope the Mister Gift Guide will help you out if you are feeling stumped.  It gave me some good ideas for my own guy as I was searching high and low for man things.  Whether you are hunting for husband, boyfriend, father, brother, friend….these items are perfect for any mister in your life.

1 / Camping Survival Tool :  If an outdoors type is on your list.  My husband doesn’t camp, but he hunts and is out in the woods and I think this would be a great gadget for him to have on hand.

2/ Breakfast Sandwich Maker :  I usually am not for gadgets, but we make egg sandwiches a lot in our house.  As in almost everyday.  And, guess who eats them?  The boys.

3 / Alarm Clock :  If you are trying to get your guy to not take his phone to bed, then a good old alarm clock might just do the trick.  Love the design of this one.

4 / Leather Catchall :  I’m certain my grandpa and dad had one of these.  I think all men should.  And, this particular one helps give sustainable work to women in Africa.

5 / Travel Kit : Such cool design.  And, who knows maybe this will get your guy thinking about taking you on a trip.

6 / Zippo Hand Warmer :   The perfect stocking stuffer for guys.  Whether the mister on your list likes to go to outdoor sports games, hunt, camp this hand warmer will keep him warm as it stays warm for 12 hours.  I want one.

7 / Marine Layer Bixby Socks :  Because when else is he going to buy cool socks for himself?

8 / Ion Pro Sound USB Vinyl Record Player : Seems like record players are all the rage.  This model does some pretty cool things.  Some other cool models here.

9 / Sorel Boots :  What guy wouldn’t love these?

10 / Bacon Spread :  Because bacon.  I can just hear the man cheers as this gift is being opened.

Do you find it hard to shop for guys?  What are you getting the guys in your life this year?  

P.S.  My fave places to shop for men are here, here, here, here, and here.

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