Holiday Gift Guides: Odds & Ends

Are you stumped on gift buying for anyone?  I’ve gathered up some items that I think might work or at least point you in the right direction.

  1. Voile Spaghetti Measure, Moma Store
  2. Jubilee Hoops, Sundance
  3. Ugg Scuff, Zappos
  4. Multicolor Ceramic Mixing Bowl Set, Williams-Sonoma
  5. Bose Noise Canceling Headphones, Amazon
  6. The Pajamas Warming Pouch, Hammacher Schlemmer
  7. The In Your Own Voice Storyteller, Hammacher Schlemmer
  8. Xyron Create A Sticker Machine, Amazon
  9. Pearls in the Stream Bracelet, Sundance
  10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse DVD, Amazon
  11. Mad Men Season 1 DVD, Amazon
  12. Toy Story 3 DVD, Amazon

Holiday Gift Guides: The Parentals

If you are like me, you struggle every year with what to get your parents for Christmas.  Generally I can get by with finding something for my mom, but for my dad–that’s a tough one.  As I went on the hunt I found some pretty cool things….granted, some of these are out of my price range but they may not be out of yours so I thought I’d pass them along!

  1. Frontgate, Amplified Phone with Answering System-check out the HUGE numbers and the PHOTO speed dials!
  2. Old Navy, Cable Knit Cocoon Cardigan
  3. American Apparel, Circle Scarf
  4. Sur La Table, Moistly Grilled Cast Iron Grill Humidifier
  5. Amazon, Vacuum Seal Marinizer System
  6. Williams-Sonoma, Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand
  7. Crate and Barrel, Pixie Candleholder
  8. Sundance, Mason Jar Snowglobe
  9. Crate and Barrel, Fiesta At Rick’s Cookbook by Rick Bayless
  10. Sur La Table, Jura Cup Warmer-OMG this is so cool!
  11. The Home Depot, Wireless Rain Gauge
  12. The Home Depot, Ames Water Genie

Holiday Gift Guides: The Home Cook

I’ve said before that I’m not the cook in the family, I can cook but my husband loves to cook so I let him take the lead on that.  So I know come Christmastime that he’s going to want some sort of cooking/kitchen/cutlery gadget or tool of some sort.  I asked him what would be his cooking wishlist this year and these were the items that he hand picked.

  1. Star Wars Sandwich Cutters, Williams-Sonoma
  2. Eco Coffee Cup, Amazon
  3. Ad Hoc at Home, Amazon
  4. Microplane Rasp Grater, Williams-Sonoma
  5. Kyocera Red Ceramic Santoku Knife, Sur La Table
  6. Char-Broil Oil Less Infrared Turkey Fryer, Amazon
  7. SousVide Supreme Water Oven, Amazon

Herb Garden

These totally inspire me to grow herbs on my window sill…you know, the window sill with the cute curtains that is always open so you can see the kiddos playing in the yard while you’re inside doing dishes…you know, that one…the only problems is:

A) I can’t grow anything plants to save my life.

B) I don’t have a flippin window sill!!!! (or kiddos…actually, I don’t “do” dishes either…)

But aren’t these inspiring????

  1. Etsy, Vintage Silverware Garden Marker
  2. Etsy, Custom Garden Markers
  3. Etsy, Mini Burlap Bag with Rosemary
  4. Etsy, Illustrated herb vintage silver spoon garden markers
  5. Williams-Sonoma, Aerogarden Elite Garden: Only buy this if you’re a serious, I repeat, serious her grower….
  6. Etsy, Mini Oak Plant Holder with Chalkboard Stripe

Platters and Trays and Stuff OH MY!

I have an affinity for trays and platters but I don’t use them in the traditional sense.  I’ll just throw out some of the ways I use trays: candles on a pewter platter on my coffee table, soap dispenser and dish of soaps on a metal tray in the guest bathroom, wii and playstation remotes in a red basket tray in the game room, talavera containers that hold q-tips and cotton balls on a wicker tray in the master bathroom.  That’s just to name a few.  If I have a tray, I can and will find a use for it.  Check out a few I have fawned over lately:

  1. Wisteria, Colorful Wooden Tray
  2. Pier 1, Walnut Photo Tray
  3. Pier 1, Lombok Tray
  4. Target, sengWare 2-pc Oval Platter Set-Heaven
  5. CB2, scroll green tray
  6. Pier 1, Zebra Tray
  7. CB2, cuatro platters
  8. Williams-Sonoma, Wood Dashboard Rectangle Tray
  9. Direct from Mexico, Mexican Talavera Appetizer Boat
  10. Target, Mirrored Tray

Christmas Wishlist: Sarah Edition

The Mission:create a list of fabulousness that I wouldn’t mind showing up under the tree on Christmas morning if  $$$ were NO object!

The Result:

sk-xmas list

  1. Tiffany & Co., 1837 Interlocking Circles Ring: I have been in LOVE with this ring since I first tried it on. Why am I trying on jewelry at Tiffany’s you ask? Because it’s fun…that’s why! Another thing that draws me to this ring is the rose gold, anyone else out there as obsessed with rose gold as me?
  2. Amy Butler, Carried-Away Everything: These bags are a tad pricey, but they are super-cute. I would also like several of her tote bags as well, but that’s for another post…
  3. Allens Boots, Old Gringo Cruzadas: Ok, this is the 2nd time I’ve mentioned these boots in this blog…don’t you think it’s time someone bought them for me?
  4. Anthropologie, Fire Within Posts: Simple, classic, and just plain cute.
  5. JCrew, Salon Bracelet: Truth be told, I wanted to put all of the JCrew jewelry line on this list…
  6. Williams-Sonoma, Le Creuset 6 and 3/4 Qt. Oval Dutch Oven: I just feel like I need this dutch oven because a) the Pioneer Woman uses one a lot when she cooks and b) who doesn’t like a lime green pot in their cabinets!?!
  7. Amazon, KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer: This needs to be on my counter in my kitchen…it will break up the absurd amount of red that I have!
  8. Crate & Barrel, OXO Pop Containers: My pantry has become disheveled…these should help…
  9. Williams-Sonoma, Le Creuset 12″ Fry Pan: Geez, you would think cooking was my hobby with all these kitchen items on my list!
  10. Pottery Barn, Tuscan Urns: These would look really neat in my house.
  11. Anthropologie: Shocking, but this jewelry box is no longer available, but I do like this alternative!
  12. Nordstrom, Michele ‘Deco’ Customizable Watch: I seriously have not had a new watch since I was in high school…

It Doesn’t Get Better Than Sprinkles

While strolling through my local mall Christmas Shopping, I stepped foot into Williams Sonoma and discovered what is going to quickly become an addiction. Excuse me while I wipe my drool. Sprinkles Cupcake Mixes! It was so tempting not to purchase each and every one of the flavors. What an awesome gift for yourself or for someone else… OR serve them at your holiday parties and watch how fast they go!

Turkey-Day Decor

Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Etsy, Harvest Letters Pumpkin Glitter Decoupage Autumn Fall
  2. Etsy, Thanksgiving Turkey Fondant Cookie and Cupcake Art
  3. Etsy, Give Thanks Banner for Thanksgiving
  4. Etsy, This awesome outdoor decoration was listed on Etsy, but in no longer there because some one, who wasn’t me, bought it. This is an IMPORTANT lesson in you snooze you lose…
  5. Williams-Sonoma, Also another lesson in you snooze you lose, but these are equally as cute: Fall Leaf Wreath and Garland