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December 13, 2012

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1. Moroccan Oil.  This is actually on my hair’s wish list.  But tomato, tomahto. $23.99
2. Eyelash extensions for your sister, mom, aunt, bff, and/or yourself).  I just got them for the first time and I feel ready when I wake up in the morning (!!) for all the Christmas and New Year’s parties on our calendar. Local? $75 for a full set ($35 for a fill in 3-4 weeks). Call Stefanie at 801-427-8853 or shoot her an email.
3. An Ampersand pillow she’s been eyeing for a year. $19.95
4. A book that she can feel good about dropping everything and reading. $17
5.  Every grown woman aspires to have a cookie jar, am I right?! $24.95
6. A chunky, gold chain necklace to go with everything. Similar for $28.
7. My go-to sweater this season.  I’ve already dressed it up and down…in a week. $24
8. The new “Hush” velcro silencer for Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper bags.  This is a game-changer for moms everywhere. $20
9. Sharpies in all the 80’s glam colors her heart desires. $16
1. There’s nothing sacrilegious about letting him go crazy with flavors and do all the cooking. $22
2. Chris has these VonZipper sunglasses and *swoon* they look gooooooood. $115
3. Convertible gloves for when he wants to bundle up or break open and…send you a text. $25
4. DoTerra’s “Balance” essential oil blends spruce, rosewood, frankincense, and blue tansy with fractionated coconut oil to create a warm, woody aroma and a tranquil and balanced man.  Win. Win. Win. $27
5. He wanted to see it on opening night–he’ll want to see it wrapped up, too. $15
6. You know he looks good in a tie, with this he’ll look real good in one. $60
7. A hip pack for his back to store his laptop, iPad, and organize everything else he currently stores in his messy bag. $100
8. A seriously cool smoke print for his office–photography at its finest, I tell ya. $78
9. Christmas isn’t Christmas for him without unwrapping a tool. This one is a must have. $100
1. Melissa & Doug’s Nativity Set, so they can play manger (were we the only ones that did that?) and be reminded what all the hoopla is really about. $21
2. We got this wheely cow for Greta last year and it is still a roaring rolling success and hit among all her friends.  Bonus–it looks good hanging around the house, too. $45
3. They hate the doctor, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t love to pretend they are one.  They will. $22
4.  I used to choose this as my library book every week and it is still a classic and a favorite.  And maybe, if you’re lucky, it will encourage naps. ;) $12
5. A cool, comic book pillow for their room. $49
6. Cuties for your cutie.  You know they’ll eat them up like candy. $3-$6
7.  Farm animal hand puppets and an Old MacDonald sing-a-long.  Old MacDonald sing-a-long not included. $4
8. Greta has these converse and they are cute, practical, gender neutral, easy-on shoes that we all love. $27
9. A little fox dress because how could you resist?! $62

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  1. Kim @ Yellow Brick Home says:

    I also meant to add this link:

    It’s expensive, but I only wash my hair about 3 times a week (which felt weird at first, but now, my hair has never ever felt so healthy!). This one bottle has lasted a couple months, so far.

  2. Oh, he’ll love this one. Chris loves gifting it to everybody!

  3. Thanks Nicole! Something for everybody. :)

  4. Thanks Nataley!! Merry Christmas!

  5. I looooooove The Napping Book! I forgot all about it. And! Adding to “Littles” list… they had Fisher Price Little People Manger Scene at the store! It was awesome.

  6. Kristen says:

    Thank you so much for the ideas! I spent so much time looking at cookbooks for my brother but coulnd’t find anything I liked. He loves to season things and grill. I’m so happy to have found your suggestion, I just ordered it!

  7. Nicole says:

    Great lists!!! I’ve been eyeing an ‘&’ for my wall…LOVE the napping house- one of our favs over here. And those shoes of Greta’s, I’m pretty sure one of my boys needs those! Josh & Jenna’s smoke art is absolutely gorgeous!!

  8. Nicole says:

    Hahaha, I guess I should have kept reading. Thanks! And Julia, your hair is absolutely gorgeous.

  9. Nicole says:

    Kim, what products do you use?? My 30 year old hair needs help!

  10. Great lists! I too absolutely LOVE the little fox dress! So cute!

  11. Nataley says:

    Love this! Can we talk about your eyelashes for a second? They look fab! And the Petunia Pickle Bottom velcro silencer? I need to order that asap- it is the worst opening that stupid diaper bag at church. Love all of these ideas- thanks for sharing :)

  12. That is what I’m looking for!! I don’t even recognize my hair anymore.

  13. Kim @ Yellow Brick Home says:

    Ooh, I’ve wanted eyelash extensions for years. My Asian eyes lack ANY sort of lashes, so mascara is my best friend.

    Also, Bamboo oil from Alterna is the BEST. I finally made the switch to really, really nice shampoos and hair products that are sulfate and paraben free about 3 months ago, and my 30-year-old hair is finally 18 again!

  14. YOU lucky. When I said, “she’s been eyeing for a year.” I was definitely referring to myself.

  15. Victoria Bradley-Morris says:

    I have the & pillow :)

  16. It’s my favorite toy of Greta’s for just that reason. I actually park it next to the couch in our living room when it isn’t in use because it is so chic.

  17. No problem!! He’ll love it.

  18. Let’s keep our fingers crossed together!! :)

  19. brdiget b. @ 623designs says:

    The fox dress is the cutest! And I love a stylish toy (the rolling cow).

  20. Laura @ Chaotic Domestic says:

    I’ve been wanting to read both of Gretchen Rubin’s novels! I also love the cow on the “littles” list. Great idea for my nephew! Thanks!!

  21. I have the happiness project & Moroccan oil on my wish list ;-) Great minds…

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