gift guide | for the home

That’s right, it’s gift guides all.week.long.  I looooove gift guides.  It’s fun to check out the latest trends for home/fashion/tech. This year I found some great gifts that don’t break the bank. I especially love the pot holder..so hilarious and appropriate for DC!!  (you know it’s legal here, right?)  Enjoy!   1. pot holder $20.00  2. styled by emily henderson $19.96  3. hex wine rack $57.80  4. blue swirl cheese board $62.00  5. abstract #1...
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dirty santa gift guide

It’s December 1st and the holiday season is officially ON!  My first round of holiday events starts this week and it’s non stop till New Year’s Eve (eeks!)  Next week, I have my annual “dirty santa” (aka as a white elephant party but dirty santa makes me laugh every.time) party.  While I’m still not sure who’s hosting, I need to get my under $25 gift STAT.  Here’s a few ideas: heart tote $20.00           ringleader iPhone case $26.00        cheers bitches! coasters...
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father’s day gift guide

Can you believe Father’s Day is this weekend?  Where has June gone?  If you’re like me, you’re wracking your brains to come up with a gift for your Dad.  My Dad is tough because he buys everything he wants and he never “wants” anything.  Coming up with something he’d like is tricky but this year I have a couple of good ideas. 1. Hot Stuff Taster  $65.00  My Dad LOVES anything spicy.  While spicy food doesn’t agree with him, he doesn’t let that deter him. 2. Retro Radio $71.00  Every morning, my Dad listens to NPR on the radio.  I love this cute retro radio and it will look good on the counter. 3. Freshie’s Margarita Mix $7.99  Frozen drinks are a must at the beach house.  Lately, my Dad’s been on a Margarita kick and Freshie’s is the best mix out there. 4. Oggie Stainless Steel Double Walled Tumbler $14.99  If you’re drinking frozen margaritas at the beach, you want to keep your drink cold (and...
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mother’s day gift guide

Mother’s Day is two weeks away (!?!) I’m already thinking about gifts for my Mom.  This year I found a couple of fantastic options.  Adorable bedding from Serena & Lily.  Cute but comfy shoes for her upcoming anniversary trip.  Of course, baubles are always welcome in the Angotti...
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valentine’s day gifts your fellow will actually like

I know this is a laaattte post for Valentine’s Day considering it’s Saturday.  Life has been crazy and I’m behind.  Although every fellow is different, my guy would love any of these Valentine’s Day gifts. 1.  I’ll take a Manhattan $120.  Have you checked out the website Mouth?  I’m kinda obsessed with it.  It has small batch booze, fancy chocolates and spreads plus snacks.  The SNACKS.  For my husband, this Manhattan gift pack would be pretty cool.  It’s his latest cocktail craze and those cherries look yummy. 2. Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator $299.  One of our friends contributed to the Kickstater fund for this bad boy and gave one to my husband for Christmas.  He LOVES it.  I thought it’d be one of those gadgets that he never uses but he pulls it out at least once a week.  It cooks everything perfectly. If your guy likes to cook, this should be on his list. 3. Slim leg sweatpants $49.50.  My husband works from home.  His go to uniform is a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt.  I love this slim leg sweatpants because they don’t look sloppy and they fit.  I know many men prefer the “over sized” look but I don’t.  Surprisingly, my husband really likes his.  The down side: a lot of jokes about “how tight they are on his manly calves.”  Um yea..that conversation happens regularly. 4. Pappy Bourbon Balls $11.00 (4 pack)  This is probably my best discovery of the year.  Salt & Sundry on 14th had them in stock last week (call ahead) and I got 2 boxes for a dinner party. They are out of this world delicious and were a huge hit....
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holiday wish list | the mister

While I’m buying most of these gifts for my Mr., they could also work for your Dad or brother. jogger pant $36.50 (currently on sale!)  Skinny leg (but not toooo skinny) sweats.  So cute! mophie juice pack $59.95  For the guy on the go who always runs out of juice. kiehl’s starter kit $42.00  No man ever says no to Kiehl’s. cashmere beanie $29.00  Baby, it’s cold outside and a cashmere hat is the perfect solution....
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holiday wish list | home

The holiday shopping frenzy has begun!  I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite ideas for the home.  Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I’ve become obsessed with pour over coffee.  This glass coffee dripper and pot set can go in the dishwasher and the filter is reusable.  I love my Chemex but I’ve converted to the Carat.  Also necessary is a kettle that heats up quickly.  carat coffee dripper & pot set $65 hario coffee drip kettle $37.99 Everyone needs fun matches for their candles or their bathrooms (mine are in the bathroom for stinky guests. it happens).   skull matches  $7.00 This lucite trey is perfect for a bar or your coffee table.  lucite serving trey  $40.00 Who doesn’t love a fancy gold pillow to dress up your couch for the holidays?  fancy gold pillow $39.00 One of my favorite bloggers published her first book!  My copy is on the coffee table. elements of style book $22.14 I’m always looking for a good source for affordable art and I love print this from Buddy Editions.  Abstract No. 3 $50...
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father’s day gift guide

Father's Day is Sunday and if you haven't purchased a present yet, here's a few ideas.   My Dad loves his coffee hot.  This stainless steel mug has gotten rave reviews. zojirushi mug $33.40 He also fishes a lot but he likes to pick his own gear. A gift card to Bass Pro Shops is a perfect compromise.  bass pro shop gift card At my parent's beach house, there's always grilling.  This brine would be yummy. Apple Chipotle Bath Brine $8.99 Now that my Dad is retired, he reads!  A mini ipad will be perfect for his Jack Reacher books.  mini ipad $399  ...
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mother’s day gift guide

What are you doing for Mother's Day this weekend?  I'm heading to the beach to visit my folks and get the hell out of DC.  I can't wait.   I purchased my gift months ago (I'm a gift hoarder) but these are cool options too. Tile.  $19.95 This concept is genius.  You stick a tile on your keys or laptop and it tracks your belongings.  My Mom is constantly losing her keys.  This could be a game changer! A brightly colored tumbler with a straw.  $14.00 Perfect for cocktails on the beach, porch or roof deck.   Blue and white herringbone cotton throw.  $295.00 My Mom likes to read as much as I do.  There's nothing better than wrapping up in a cozy blanket.   Indigo dishtowels.  3 for $22  Colorful dishtowels for the kitchen.  Cute and...
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gifts for my mr.

Valentine's Day is next week.  Have you gotten your significant other a gift? I haven't but I have a few ideas.   1. Remember our free trip to Vegas? It was sponsored by True linkswear.  My husband is obsessed with these golf shoes and this is the latest style.  How cute are they? True Oxford $99 2. This is the softest, thinnest sweat shirt/sweater I've discovered.  Perfect for running around town or lounging at home. J.Crew Factory $39.50 3. This hot sauce is supposed to be better than sriracha.  Sunny Bang Probiotic hot sauce $14.95 4. I envision this as my husband's new gym bag.   Herschel Supply Company...
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dirty santa

Attending any dirty santa parties this year and need an affordable gift?  Here's a few that fit the bill.   1. pinch provisions minimergency kit $25 2. dog butt magnets $12 3. bar necklace $24 4. marc jacobs nail...
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gifts for your gent

The perfect gifts for your man, brother, dad or friend.  Happy shopping!  1. old fashioned cocktail set $110 umamimart.com 2. indigo chambray shirt $85 hughandcrye.com 3. play station 4  $459.98 target.com 4. john varvatos artisan cologne $82...
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