Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Who is ready for Christmas?

I love Halloween. I swear, I do.

I love costumes and candy and I'm starting to recognize the fun in creepy decorations. I love It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and I love that Brigid is now old enough to curl up on the couch next to me so that we can watch it together. I love that we were able to take her trick-or-treating this year, and she was old enough to understand that chocolate is AWESOME!

And I definitely love that while she's old enough to appreciate the holiday, she is still young enough for me to eat all of that awesome chocolate she collected, all in the name of being a responsible parent.

Toddlers only need so much candy, after all. Helping her eat it is the least I can do, right?

But Christmas...well, it will always be number one in my heart. Christmas music starts November 1st, and runs through January 1st. Christmas decorations go up as soon as I can get the Halloween decorations down. And Christmast shopping is basically a year-round event in my life.

So, I get very, very excited when Style Lush posts the annual Holiday Gift Guide, because anything that offers a collection of amazing gifts at under $25 each is kind of perfect, in my book. If you're looking for gift ideas for anyone in your life, you can probably find something awesome on this list. Just at first glance, I see about 8 things, at least, that I want to send my husband the link for...

(And item #3 on the Style Lush list? The scarf? I can TOTALLY vouch for how amazing it is, as you can see below...
I absolutely plan to ask for it in green this year!)

T-shirt: Gap
Scarf: Land's End
Jeans: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Shoes: Cole Haan


  1. That is a great list for $25 and under! After walking down the toy aisle this past weekend, I am definitely doing my shopping early this year! The crowds were insane! I will take that scarf in red please!


  2. I cannot wait to see all your decorations for Christmas...
    Love a good cozy scarf...I am going to have to check out your picks!

  3. Oooh, definitely some great ones on that list. Imo, Sonia Kashuk's brushes are the best bang for your buck. I don't use much makeup, but the 2-3 brushes I do have are from her line <3

    I love the holidays too, but I absolutely hate the mall traffic :( I think I'll be doing all my shopping online this year and not step foot anywhere near a mall after Thanksgiving.

  4. I'm with you on Christmas, and I'm reading your post/typing this as I munch on my kids' candy from yesterday:-))
    Thanks for the link! That is pretty much kind of perfect!

  5. PS-the scarf is fab!

  6. Wow, she has a lot of really great ideas!! That scarf really does look fabulous on you-- and so comfy looking!

  7. Yay!!! Christmas season is upon us! Or at least, it nearly is. I love everything about this time of year! =) And that scarf is pretty fabulous. You look adorable, of course!


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