Holiday Gift Guide



It’s been super busy here preparing for Thanksgiving and the holidays ahead!  We have family coming in, parties galore, and our busy work schedules to contend with :/ so I am getting a jumpstart on shopping and holiday decorating starting this weekend.  Today I received my first shipment of greens and magnolia leaves.. what a mess when I opened the container!  Anyway, it will all look pretty when I get things in place.  Paper Whites are easy to grow and a traditional flower in my home over the holidays.  Mine are growing so fast!   (Tina, I love this planter and use it for so many things.. thank you)  Single bulbs also look cute in Diptyque  and mint julep containers.


Nordstrom and Amazon are my on-line resources for holiday shopping.  Free shipping and being able to stay out of the crowded stores is sometimes my preference.  Many stores will be starting to mark items down even before Black Friday so make sure you take a look;)

Shopping for your mom or mother-in-law can be a challenge but who doesn’t love a great skin care product?! Help her get a healthy glow with  this “daily essentials” set from Tata Harper (one of my favorites!).  A wonderful all-natural line and really hydrating for the winter season.  I also like this limited edition Eve Lom Lip Balm ornament and this rose all purpose balm  (gift with purchase offer!).

Okay, I know this is not your typical gift idea .. a Drone.  Yes, most guys like those gatchets this is  going to be popular this holiday season.

For your  BFF or sister, this lip gloss trio   and I also like this one!

The Burberry style is so classy and this tie is beautiful.  I bought it last year for my husband and he wears it all the time.  These slippers are also a great gift idea for the man in your life.

I just ordered this camera and I’m not sure if it will be for my daughter or if I’ll use it as a family gift!  No one in my family is camera shy so this will get lots of use over the holidays;)

Teens .. and their phones.  How about a new IPhone case?  This one is so cute and there are more ideas here!

The little ones are so much for to shop for!  This is one of my favorite lines.  Love these adorable moccasins?

A lux robe is always a wonderful gift for her.  I have this one and wear it all winter!

This simple and classic cable bracelet is one of those items you might want to suggest as a gift idea to your husband ;)  Sometimes they appreciate a little help.  If you’d rather have something a bit more delicate, this one is very pretty.

Most little boys are obsessed with the large and powerful dinosaur.  How cute is this bicycle helmet?!

If you like to have one open gift  (Santa gift perhaps?) wouldn’t this be fun to have out on Christmas morning?

Last, don’t forget about your favorite Pup!  Layla may be getting a new bed amongst other food related items .. these are perfect;)

xo Leslie

Date Night


Happy Friday! Are you headed out to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping or maybe a romantic dinner out with your significant other?   Regardless, it’s getting cold out there (it was 30 degrees here this morning!) so plan on bundling up!

Sweater dresses are perfect for this weather and I’m  obsessed with this one! Grey Dress

For extra warmth, add a Scarf    (who doesn’t love the warmth and comfort of cashmere?!)

We all need a warm coat and this one is 40% off!  Coat 

You can wear a  Tan Bootie  or Rain Boot with this dress.  Both of these items are priced well so check them out!

This Leather Satchel is my favorite and I’m trying to decide which color to get;)

A  Moisturizing Mask is so important when the weather gets cold and dry.

I loving this MAC make up set to go with this look.  What do you think?

Finally, don’t forget a little Love Potion!

xo Leslie






Plaid and Tartan






Can you believe Thanksgiving is  one week from today!?  I’ll be hosting and have lots to do over the next week.  Every year I browse through magazines and cook books to see if there is anything new out there that I’d like to add to our traditional menu.   This year I’ll be trying… these sweet potato fries.  They look so good! 

The long weekend and holiday season is the perfect time to put on a soft cotton or flannel tartan and maybe an apron to do a little holiday baking;)  I found lots of tartan on line and ordered a few things as stocking stuffers like these over the knee cable knit socks.  Perfect for my daughter (and me!) for the holidays.  I can’t wait  to mix up some holiday cookie dough in our tartan!   You can  find a  huge selection of night shirts here and I also like these .  

xo leslie

Click on the links below for shopping information!

 Knee high cable knit socks |  Night Dress  (huge selection of inexpensive night shirts here and I like this one) | Eyes (Palette) |Lips (Dior) | | Gold Bowl  Gold Spoons  | Throw: PomPom |

xo Leslie

More Tartan and gift ideas ~

Plaid Wool Throw (more ideas here)

 Check Cashmere (25% off!)

Infinity  Scarf  

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Hi Everyone!  Today I’m sharing a few gift ideas.  Calypso is marking winter items down so make sure to visit the site!  Love this hand knit cardigan  to wear on a chilly evening and how cute are these little snow boots?  Make sure to add COZY30 at checkout.

xo leslie

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Beanie | PomPom | Infinity Scarf | Flip GlovesTea Light SetClutch |Earrings | Tank | Sweater | Denim | Sweater Jacket | Cardigan  | Snow Boot | Ballet Flat |