Gifts for The Gardener

The great thing about gardening is that all you really need are some seeds and a shovel. Alternately, that makes buying gifts for gardeners trying at times. I’ve put together a few things that I think any gardener would be happy to see under the Christmas tree.

Gifts for The Gardener

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Gifts for The Foodie

We all know that person who would rather be in the kitchen than anywhere else, and in my family, that’s usually me. I’ve gathered a few bits and pieces that I thought might be a bit unique, that could surprise the seasoned chef (heh heh) and the newbie.

Gifts for the Beauty Junkie

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Gifts for The Gentleman

There’s nothing more irritating than spending hours of time and hordes of mental energy trying to find the perfect man-gift, only to find it sitting, unused, in the hall closet that we only open when we need Scotch tape. This year I’m trying to take a different approach, and I feel like I’ve chosen a nice selection of products that are beautiful (or soft, or smell amazing), while still being completely functional.

Gifts for The Gentleman

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Gifts for the Beauty Junkie

Despite getting a head start on my Christmas shopping this year, there are still a few people I’ve struggled to find gifts for. Boys, mostly, because you know, boys are hard. Anyway, I thought I’d do a series of gift-guide posts for the person (or persons) in your life who are consistently hard to shop for. First up: The Beauty Junkie.

Gifts for the Beauty Junkie

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November 2013 Birchbox

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I’ve been in Holiday mode, 100%. I’ve gotten a jump on my Christmas shopping, so I’ll be sitting pretty while everybody else is fighting throngs of miserable people and screaming kids at the mall come December. So I’ve been on the eagerly awaiting the mail every day for a week, but I completely forgot that I should be expecting a Birchbox as well. Bonus, as I was starting to get jealous of all the cool stuff that was coming for everybody else haha.

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October 2013 Favorites


I feel like I’ve totally been neglecting my blog lately, but it’s so hard to sit down to write when you have the cutest baby in the entire universe running around your house :p. But, The Family Circus is gone now, and it’s already the third of November (!!!), so I figured it was time to buckle down and get a favorites post up.

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October 2013 Birchbox


Spoilers are my nemesis, and I will never understand people who go in search of them. I mean, what’s the point in building hype and excitement about the third book in your favorite series only to ruin it because you can’t hold out for the last 48 hours? The same can be said about Birchbox. I spend about two weeks of every month actively avoiding all instagrams, Facebook posts, blogs, videos, etc. about Birchbox, because they, and their loyals, are blowing my phone up with photos and giveaways. A girl just wants a surprise to stay a surprise, is that so wrong?!

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Summer 2013 Empties

Empties posts and videos are my favorite by a long shot. I love to see what products people are actually using up, and whether or not they’d repurchase. That’s the seller for me. If someone is willing to stick with a certain product, there must be something great about it, right?

So I’d been wanting to do an empties post for a while, but I wanted it to be meaty, none of that one-or-two-products business. I’ve tentatively decided to do a seasonal empties post, because not only will it have a decent amount of products in it, but you’ll get an idea of what products I gravitate towards as the weather changes. Plus, my empties bag was starting to get embarrassingly full, so it’s time haha.

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September 2013 Favorites


I’m never going to be that person who lives to work, and I will probably always complain about it. But despite my excessive whingeing, I’ve really loved this month.  It’s been getting progressively cooler (I say “cooler” – it’s still in the 90s most days, but that’s better than 100s, eh?), and there’s the build up to The Englishman’s visit, and I don’t know what it is about autumn, but it feels so fresh and amazing to me. I know most people start to really get into the swing of the year in the spring, but for me it’s always been fall. It makes me feel giddy and bubbly inside. Does anybody else feel that way, or is it just me?

I’ll stop rambling. I feel like I’ve been using and loving a really great mix of products this month, and am super excited to share them.

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What’s In My Travel Bag?

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I’m a chronic over-packer. I like to tell myself that it’s just preparedness, that I’m ready for any situation I find myself in whilst away from home. In reality, it’s just my hoarding tendencies rearing their many ugly heads. I like variety. Can you really blame me for that?

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