Beauty Gift Guide

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Last week we shared our gift guide for men, then we shopped for the women in our lives with our women’s gift guide and now we have fabulous beauty finds in our beauty gift guide. Many of them make excellent stocking stuffers, and most are some of our tried and true favorites. Let’s get right to it.

  1. Uncle Bud’s HempFace Mask: Jenna does this face mask weekly, and has been obsessed with it for over a year.
  2. JR watkins hand cream: This lotion smells wonderful (several scents to choose from), and it’s a rich cream for those dry, winter hands. Jessica keeps one next to her bed, and Jennas keeps one in her purse at all times.
  3. Sara Happ lip gloss: This is a pretty shade of pink for those luscious lips.
  4. Nars cream blush and eys stick: This make up stick is a make-up bag necessity. We’ve had it for years, and use it for blush, and sometimes eye too.
  5. Rosebud Salve: Dry lips no more with this set of lip balms.
  6. Living Proof Dry Shampoo: Jessica has oily hair and has tried many different brands of dry shampoo to combat the grease, and this is her favorite. This is the best dry shampoo we’ve found and perfect for those non-shower days.
  7. Billie razor: This is our favorite razor. Jessica has been using for over a year. They send refills every 6 months or so. One less thing to think about from the store, and a colorful package that arrives in the mail at just the right time (you can set the frequency).
  8. Dime perfume sampler set: Try all the lovely scents in this set for $20. This is a great gift for those teens in your life.
  9. Native deodorant: Keep the smells at bay with a more natural approach (aluminum free), and it smells yummy. We use this everyday.
  10. Botanic Tree Glycolic face wash: This is our favorite face wash. It’s affordable, smells good, and has small beads for exfoliation.
  11. Steamer and exfoliator: This is on our list this year for that at-home steaming, following by exfoliation and black head removal. Can’t wait to try it.
  12. This is not in the photo above, and we cannot even believe we forgot it when we put together the collage, but these Mighty Hero acne patches are our nightly heroes. These are amazing for tweens, teens and husbands, too. Seriously, amazing!

Happy shopping.

 

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Christmas Shopping: Women’s Holiday Gift Guide

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Yesterday we shopped for the men, and shared our Men’s Gift Guide. Now let’s shop for the women. Below are some of our favorites.

  1. On Shoes: We are obsessed with these shoes. We have a pair, and want another!
  2. Vuori Performance Joggers: These are so comfortable, we cannot get enough and recommend them for every woman. Seriously, amazing.
  3. Vetruvi Diffuser: This is so pretty. The black and terracotta caught our eye. We love our essential doTERRA oils, so this would be a pretty addition to any room.
  4. Gigi Pipp Hat: We invested in a Gigi Pipp hat early this year, and we are still thrilled about the splurge. Give that trendy woman in your life a beautiful hat she can wear around town. Brook will help you pick out the perfect hat, and she ships within the U.S.
  5. Quay Sunglasses: We love our Quay sunglasses, and this new color is fabulous. Second favorite sunglasses are Carrera and third (most affordable option) are Goodr sunglasses. Goodr are an awesome gift for kids, too, and a perfect stocking stuffer.
  6. Milk Frother: Jenna swears by this frother. Nothing like a coffee shop-like coffee in the morning.
  7. Electric Tea Kettle: This is one of our most favorite things. We have one similar to this, and it’s worked for years, but this one from Crate and Barrel is so so chic.
  8. Snap-up Fleece: Jessica bought this last year, and it’s still a favorite of hers. It’s warm and cute!
  9. Authentic Antlers: Maybe it’s because we’re Colorado born and raised, and spent a lot of time in the mountains, but we LOVE authentic antlers from LA Antler Co. Jessica has one in her house, and loves it! Addie will get you the antlers of your dreams – just message her on IG.
  10. Layla Weighted Blanket: We’ve yet to try this sweeping trend, but we love the feel of a heavy blanket on us at night, so I can imagine how much we would love this.
  11. The Midnight Library: This is a great book on the perspective of life and the choices we make. It’s a quick read. Whether you get this book, or a different one, make sure to give her book’s greatest accessory – this neck reading light. We use it every night, and it’s rechargeable.
  12. SodaStream: Fizz the season with a sparking water machine! If you have a girlfriend in your life that likes bubbly during the day (or evening), this is a great gift. In fact, the whole family will like this one. My kids use ours every day, all day. Black Friday Deals available now.

Happy Shopping!

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Shopping for Christmas: Mens Gift Guide

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The holidays are our favorite time of the year. Being together with loved ones around good food, and making precious memories are what we hold most dear. Our family has beautiful traditions, and we want our children to hold those close to their hearts (just like we have), more than the presents and all the “excess” the media and retail outlets prioritize.

Having said that, we like to give a good gift like anybody, and we are going to get our holiday shopping done early this year. As we run around trying to clean and cook for a lovely holiday, we want to have those shopping items off our list. Plus with all the struggling supply chains, shipping delays and job vacancy woes, there’s not time to waste.

We’ve put together Christmas gift guides to get those ideas flowing for you. We hope it’s helpful and you find something for the man/men in your life.

Men’s Holiday Gift Guide

  1. No Bull Shoes: These are so good looking, and Jessica’s husband loves them. He had them for a year, and they’ve held up great. No bull shoes:
  2. Vuori Joggers: Just like we love being comfortable, the men do too. These feel like butter, and your man will thank you.
  3. G Shock Watch: These watches have such rugged look, which we love. Plus, they are excellent quality. We avoid the apple watch, so this is a perfect go-to for us. Perfect for teens, too.
  4. Theragun: This is actually on our husbands list this year! If he’s extra nice, he will wake up on Christmas morning to this.
  5. Stanley Water Bottle: This is our favorite water bottle, so let’s hydrate the men, too!
  6. Greenlights Book: We absolutely LOVED this book. It’s a wonderful read/gift for any man or woman in your life.
  7. Men’s Cheyanne Sorel Shoes: These almost look like Converse, but they look warm, comfortable and not bulky at all. Plus, they are water bottle for the winter elements.
  8. Huk Waypoint Hoodie: The men in our lives LOVE these shirts. They are so comfortable, they wear them year-round. If your husband loves to fish, they have fantastic fishing shirts, too!
  9. JBL Speaker: We have both big and small JBL speakers, and bring them everywhere. We love them, and the quality of sound. Also, a good gift for the teen in your life (our 13-year-old is getting it this year).
  10. Microspikes: If you live in an area with snow, these are a must. We like snowshoes, but use these way more. They are easy to travel with, quick to put on, and provide great traction. Great for women, too.
  11. Carhartt Beanie: There’s something about a man in a Carhartt beanie that we love.

 

 

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Gift Guide: Game Night For Everyone On Your List

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Some of our favorite gifts to give (and receive) are games. This year, we are spending more time indoors with our families than (perhaps ever) before, so it’s the perfect year to give the gift of an entertaining “Game Night.” It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Get the whole family together for night full of laughter and friendly competition. It’s budget-friendly fun, and we more of that this year! You don’t need to spend an enormous amount of money on the newest video gaming box to entertain your kids. Instead, spend time together playing a game. Those memories are often the most priceless ones.

We’ve rounded up some of our personal favorites*. We hope you enjoy them, too!

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1. Flipside: This is one of our favorite gifts to give, and one of our kids favorite’s to play. It’s awesome! It can go anywhere, and all ages can play. Sometimes we get addicted as adults, and want to get to that next level. Think rubix cube meets fast-paced lights and a timer. You can play individually or as a team. There are a couple game modes to choose from.

2. Crazy 8′s, Go Fish: Sometimes a deck of cards is all you need for good old-fashioned fun. This set has something for everyone, and you can stuff the decks into stockings.

3. Uno: You can’t go wrong with this classic card game. Try to be the first to get rid of your cards before your opponents try to pin you with a Wild card or a +4. The more players you have, the longer it lasts. Ages 7 and up will like to play this one.  This UNO Attack takes it up a notch if you are ready to mix it up.

4. Yahtzee: This is a classic. We played when we were young. This is a great price at under $10, and fun for the entire family. See if your lucky, or have dice skill to get a Full House, three of a kind, or the ultimate 5-of-a-kind, known as Yahtzee. Kids have the opportunity work on their math skills as they count dice, too. Our kids, ranging from age 7 to 12 love this game.

5. Star Wars Monopoly, Mandalorian: Our boys are big Star Wars fans. We have a Star Wars Monopoly that is either unavailable online, or more than $75. So, if we can’t get that same version, this Mandalorian version will work. Who can resist that adorable baby Yoda, the Child?

6. Kanoodle: This is an all-time favorite. It can travel anywhere, requires zero wi-fi, kids have to use their brains and it’s so much fun for ages 7-99. This makes an excellent stocking stuffer, or birthday party gift. We always like to have extras of these on hand to give as gifts. The price is right on this game, too, for under $10! With just 12 puzzle pieces, challenge yourself to follow the puzzle book (with 200 challenges) with a couple pieces shown, then complete the puzzle.

7. Guesstures: This is another Christmas gift for our family this year.  It’s a fast game of charades the whole family can play. We played it when we were younger, and hope our kids love it like we did. Get ready for lots of laughs.

8. Guess Who: This game is good fun! Our kids have loved this since age 4! The object of the game is to ask Yes or No questions to determine who the opponents person is. Kids will learn strategy with this one.

9. Code Names: Spy agents on opposing teams provide their team with code words to guess words on the board. It’s engaging, and fun for ages 10 and up. The rules seem somewhat overwhelming at first, but the more you play, the more fun it is. There is a Disney variation of this game, which our kids really liked.

10. Clean Slate: This is a new discovery for us. We like to get our kids a new game every Christmas, so shhh, our kids are getting this one for Christmas, along with Taboo, Kids vs. Parents.

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Merry Schittsmas: Gift Guide For All The Schitts Creek Fans On Your List

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Ew, 2020! Are we right?? Ok, there was definitely some amazing #silverlinings in this crappy year. More time with our family. Longer vacations. Appreciation for fresh air. Good books that gave us an escape from everyday reality. And, yes binging on Schitt’s Creek. We LOVE this show. Moira speaks Jenna’s love language with all the hats, and black and white everything. Jodi loves all things Alexis (ew, David!) and of course, David. Jessica loves them all. It’s light and funny – definitely belly laughs and humor at the end of our day.

We know this gift guide is ridiculously early – hello, it’s only October. However, as a general rule of thumb, if we see something we like for a gift, we get it, no matter what month it is. We hear shipping is going to be somewhat of a hassle this year, and lately, we don’t know what each day will bring. So, we hope to take away some of the stress from December and start shopping now. If you’re unable to spend money on people this year, because, well, it’s been a very difficult year for many…that’s more than ok. A card, a letter, a hug, time (time is the biggest gift we have) is sometimes the best gift of all.

Merry Schittsmas!

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  1. Wine glass: This Wine is Awful, Get Me Another Glass: Cheers with this hilarious glass this holiday season, and every season.
  2. Best Wishes, Warmest Regards doormat: Welcome friends with a smile and and ode to David, and send them off with that fuzzy Schitt’s Creek feeling. If your guests don’t know about Schitt’s Creek, first tell them to watch it, and second, they will still think is a welcoming mat, regardless if they are fans or not.
  3. Ew, 2020 David Rose Christmas Ornament: Um, yes to this! It’s a funny gift, and a good reminder to pull out every year to remember that cursed year, 2020.
  4. Schitts Creek Holiday Card Pack: Say Merry Schittsmas to friends and family this year with some hilarious cards.
  5. Simply The Best Stickers: At just $3.50 this gift is not only awesome and simply the best, but affordable.
  6. Rosebud motel key ring: Every time you look for your keys, you’ll find them immediately with this bright red Rosebud Motel keyring. It’s a good reminder to laugh, too.
  7. I’m trying very hard not to connect with people right now face mask: Channel your inner David with all this mask BS, and the mask is enough said.
  8. Sunglasses: Make a David statement in these look-alike glasses he pulled off so well!
  9. Boop tote: No one shops or does a little nose touch (boop) better than Alexis. Carry around essentials, or even better, bottles of wine, to a friends house in this adorable bag.
  10. Bébé, it’s cold outside mug: No one quite says anything better, and with such flair, than Moira. Sip coffee or tea with this holiday mug.
  11. Very uninterested in that opinion, make up pouch: Oh, David. You say the words we want to say, and often don’t. Love this!
  12. Love that journey for you wall banner: Alexis makes us laugh with her quirky hand movements, and expressions. This one is a fave, and it’s actually cute decor. Love that journey for me stickers is a little bit more Alexis on a mug, computer, or anything you want to put it on, and we’re here for it.
  13. Have a blessed day shirt: This shirt will get a good laugh, plus lift your spirits every time you wear it. Pair it with a pair of jeans, or leather pants like David would do.