Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F!! It’s cold & rainy outside (they’re even calling for a little bit of snow here, crazy!) today. I’ve been busy (who isn’t, right?) with doing all sorts of happy Christmas things for our boys, and I’ve also been trying to finish up some Christmas shopping too. Time is flying by over here. How’s your Christmas shopping coming along?

Here’s another edition of “Friday Favorites” for you!

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Herringbone Throw

A monogram throw is a perfect gift for anyone on your list, especially that “hard to buy” person. Who wouldn’t want to cozy up with this throw & a warm cup of coffee every Saturday? I would.

Minnetonka Suede Moccasin

My husband gets a new pair of these every year. Such a great buy, again & again! They come in three colors.

J.Crew Velvet Foldover Clutch

Still have lots of parties on your calendar? This velvet clutch (also comes in a bright red) is the right finishing touch to your holiday outfit. Love the stripe ribbon.

J.Crew Merino Wool Cable Pompom Sweater

Classic sweater, under $100 with pompoms? Sold! There are so many outfit options with this one. It also comes in red.

J.Crew Sequin Ball Drop Earrings

How fun are these earrings? A fabulous gift for that glitz & glam friend in your life (or for yourself!!)!

And, an extra one, because I always like to end my posts for you with a great quote!


Happy Weekending, Friends!


Let’s chat about Etsy…

We have a large family (which is wonderful by the way), but between the birthdays and the holidays it gets hard to find things for everyone that are truly unique gifts. Problem solved: Etsy. Sign up today, if you don’t already have an account. I don’t like to buy gift cards unless I’m completely clueless about what to buy someone. I really do love to find that perfect gift every time, and I always know it when I see it.  Typically, I will think on gift ideas for a few days and then once I have an idea, I go on the treasure of hunt for each person. Well, lately, I have been doing a lot of hunting on Etsy. There are so many kinds of fun gift ideas that you can get for those hard to buy for people in your family. And, the best part, it’s affordable, you can personalize the gifts if you want to, and you’re supporting small businesses. What’s not to love about those three things? And, there’s honestly something for everyone on Etsy.

Below are just a few gift ideas I am loving lately. What’s your go-to shop for gifts items? Have you had a lot of luck with Etsy?

Monogram Wreath Mugs


These are really pretty mugs, and you won’t mix up coffee mugs ever again.

Greek Key Initial Pad


I don’t know about you, but besides these being super cute, who couldn’t use another note pad? I’m always looking for a notepad to jot something down on…

Beaded Tassel Bracelets


I cannot stop thinking about these tassel bracelets. They just scream “fun!”

Children’s Name Signs


This sign couldn’t be more perfect for a little one like a niece or nephew. I had one when I was a child (carved in the shape of a bunny rabbit). I still have mine, and I plan to hang mine in my laundry room today.

 Monogram Letters


Monogram letters…adorable on a door, over a headboard or just hanging on a wall in a kitchen or den. You can order them unpainted, and paint it yourself, if you want to. It also makes a fun art/craft project for kids. My Mom and niece painted her initials over Christmas time together.

Art Prints


Who doesn’t want to be inspired everyday? These prints are colorful and have happy messages that are good reminders for your loved ones.

 All images via individual boutiques