Why I decided to skip the toys this year, and instead, gift memories.

Every year I spend countless hours shopping for and wrapping my kid’s gifts for the holidays. Christmas morning comes, they open said gifts, and all we’re left with is a heaping pile of garbage.  Literally, garbage.  I can tell you my kids don’t remember that dollhouse or that race-car they got, but what they do remember is that trip to the movies in our X-mas pajamas.  They remember decorating cookies at the holiday festival, and they remember story time with the Grinch at the local book store.  And before you lose your breath, I’m not suggesting you get your kids nothing–although I do believe the holidays are about much more, and that’s for another blog post on another day. Continue reading “Why I decided to skip the toys this year, and instead, gift memories.”

5 Essentials To Wrap Gifts For ANY Occasion

I don’t know about you, but the way I wrap gifts is a big deal to me.  There is seriously nothing worse than buying the perfect gift, wrapping it in some hideous paper, throwing it in some tacky gift bag, or even worse, (GASP) placing it the original bag you purchased it from.  Unless it’s some fancy brand with a super cute logo that you want to show off, no Susan, we don’t need to know you bought that frame from Target.  Please wrap that up like a proper adult.  And seriously?  Look like you put some effort into it.  Continue reading “5 Essentials To Wrap Gifts For ANY Occasion”

Wedding Gift Ideas + Inspiration

Wedding season is here folks.  We literally have two weddings this month alone.  And while that probably means I’ll be watching some of my favorite movies on repeat like Bridesmaids or Bride Wars, it also means good company, open bars, lots of dancing, and you guessed it, lots of gifts.  And who loves gifts more than this girl?  NOBODY. Continue reading “Wedding Gift Ideas + Inspiration”

Mother’s Day is coming, don’t be Becky.

 

This is Becky.  Becky gives lame gifts.  Don’t be Becky.

Ok, I know it’s literally 24 hours away from Mother’s Day.   And, I know the internet loves lists.  And, well, I LOVE gift giving.  And while some of these may be a little too late, you should definitely bookmark these for your next occasion. Continue reading “Mother’s Day is coming, don’t be Becky.”