I have been busy tackling major Christmas shopping this weekend. It is make to tick the items off the list.  I am saving more for Cyber Monday with the great sales. I have a few more gift guides coming too.  J. Crew at 50% off has great items.   Thinking THIS will be nice for.. read more →

I come from a family and long line of practical stocking stuffers.   We do toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, chapstick, Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Cups and an orange in the toe. I always strive to do better. Here are the ideas that can help us all delight and surprise…Enjoy! (email subscribers open in a browser to.. read more →

I always have a ridiculously long list of wants. The toppers are always, an airstream, a farm, a pleasure horse with all the gear.   These big items always make the other stuff seem slightly more reasonable. I know how to work the system.  Here are just a few of my many wants… (email subscribers.. read more →

I am immensely grateful for a great day with my people. We cooked, laughed, watched football, movies, ate again, walked the dogs and even climbed some trees. It was a perfect day.       I am getting excited to spend tomorrow tackling my Christmas shopping. There are some amazing sales the next few days.. read more →

We could always use the latest gadget, a gravity blanket or a fun game. Our home is where we spend most of our time so shouldn’t we consider gifts that focus on this too? I am also always a fan of original art so be sure to consider that by visiting your local gallery in.. read more →

Most of us will be doing our holiday decorations this weekend and I cannot wait for this most festive season.   Here are some great finds including AMAZING WREATHS & unique lights from Terrain. I adore the tree skirts & stockings from OKL.  (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Be sure to check my other guides as.. read more →

Men are particularly easy to buy for I think.   Pick their hobby and build upon it.   I also think everyone needs great luggage so be sure to add AWAY luggage to your shopping list.  They are the best.  Here are my favorite finds for the men in your life. (email subscribers open in.. read more →

The Teen / Tween set is also easy yet hard to buy for. They are picky beyond compare but generally you are safe with any Apple product or just venmo them $.  I love trying to please this opinionated and spirited age…i have 3 of them. Here is my strongly critiqued list. My advice is to.. read more →

I am in need of a Gift Guide intermission. Today was a great day at the horse show and the NCMA for the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit (which I highly recommend) and dinner with friends. I didn’t carve out time to get the next one ready.  Instead let’s focus on some pretty.  I am always inspired.. read more →

Everyone knows bubbly or vino make a great gift but if you want to get creative or up your game for Thanksgiving at the in-laws or all the upcoming holiday parties. Homemade treats also show extra love.  I always welcome cheese straws or toffee.  I have you covered with loads of creative choices for anyone.. read more →

It is so hard to narrow down the items for the ladies. There are just too many wonderful things from which to choose. I believe I have hit most of the categories and will have even more to come with my upcoming personal list and stocking stuffers too.  (email subscribers open in a browser to.. read more →

These are the ones that are easy to shop for on your holiday list! They still delight in the opening of the gifts and the surprises galore.   Toys are such fun to give and to get but I am full on obsessed with these coats! Here are my favorite gifts for the younger set. .. read more →

It is a little over 40 days until Christmas.   I am putting together my gift guides to aid in your shopping. This is one of my favorite things to do on the blog and take pride in my gift guides. Everyone loves books and they always fit.   I have gathered the best new.. read more →

I am excited to introduce you to a talent that is headed south for a visit this week.  Virginia Johnson will be in Charlotte at Capitol on Wednesday for an inspiring talk about French life, culture and style. Be sure to join if you can, in the meantime enjoy getting to know Virginia Johnson Toronto,.. read more →