If you didn't know already, I work for stay-cute and this past weekend I was involved in this years winter photoshoot featuring two of my friends! Jared, and Melissa. I give major props to the photographer Carlos because he did a fantastic job. These aren't all of the pictures, but I just couldn't wait to show you guys!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
1 ♥ Wallet
2 ♥Thinking puddy
3 ♥ Energy gummy bears
4 ♥Caffeine mug
6 ♥ Bubble Hello-copter
7 ♥ Zombie glass
8 ♥ Grumpy cat book
Sunday, December 8, 2013
1 ♥ Tim and Eric "Shrim" beanie
2 ♥ Nine to Hive bag
3 ♥ Tim and Eric Season 5
4 ♥ Clarisonic Mia
6 ♥ Ipad Air
7 ♥ Cath Kidston Cross Body Bag
8 ♥ Cath Kidston Wallet
9 ♥ Cat blanket
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Confused on what to get your girlfriend for Christmas? I created two different 'styles' of things for you to look at and get ideas from! The first is more of a casual and comfy kind of girl and the other is more glitzy and glamourous. Remember to always put a personal touch on things so check out my DIY presents on fridays!
1 ♥ Bottoms pup mug
2 ♥ Lil hub book
4 ♥ Snow fairy
7 ♥ Totoro plush
9 ♥ Father Christmas10 ♥ The power of magic socks
4 ♥ Color me glossy
6 ♥ Beauty blender
7 ♥ Arm candy clutch
Friday, December 6, 2013
Things you will need:
♥ Hot chocolate powder
♥ Candy canes
♥ Bells (optional)
♥ Tags (optional)
♥ Mason jar
The first thing you're going to want to do is pour in the hot chocolate powder. You can use whatever kind or brand you'd like. I just bought this kind because there was a lot of it! Be mindful of how many tablespoons you need for one cup of hot chocolate so you can write how many people it serves on the tag. Mine serves 7!
Next pour in the marshmallows. You can put as many as you want or as little as you want. Remember to be mindful of how many people this will serve so you're not over doing it, or under doing it. You could also substitute marshmallows for gram cracker crumbs!
Next stick in some candy canes. I stuck mine in straight down instead of crushing them up because i'm planning on putting in 7 candy canes, one for each serving! The candy canes came in individual wrappers so I used one of them to put on top of the marshmallows to use kind of like a cover before you add more hot chocolate. If you don't put something to separate the two the chocolate will kind of take over and you won't be able to see the candy canes very well.
This is what it should look like once you add more powder, marshmallows, and candy canes. You could make this smaller by looking for a smaller jar or putting in bigger marshmallows.
I decided to add some lace to one of the jars to show you some possible ways you can decorate the jars! I added small amounts of glue to the lace so it will stick to the jar. Something fun you could also do is paint the lid a different color!
And this is what the finished product will look like. I'm really happy with how it turned out and I can't wait to gift it! The total cost to complete two jars was $6 which amazing. It took me less than 10 minutes to make both of them, too! Be sure to show me if you end up making a hot chocolate set! Xoxo
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I feel like moms are the hardest people to shop for because they always tell you that they don't want anything at all. But of course, we always get them something. I piled together some adorable little trinkets and household items that would work perfectly as gifts for moms, and really anyone who likes baking/cooking!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
It's so typical that boys always have messy rooms that are usually taken over by things his mom buys for him to decorate his room. Why not get him something totally cool that will add a touch of gaming flare to his room? (not his dusty xbox) These video game cartridge pillows are perfect for just that. Found on Thinkgeek these retro pillows would make the great addiction to anyones room (male or female, really!)
Something isn't right here.. Sriracha candy canes?! Thats right! These are not for the faint of heart. These hot sauce candy canes will make the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season. You could even hand these out at a party and pass them off as regular candy canes *heheheh… Found on Thinkgeek these hot sauce candy canes are sure to make someones day.
Have a boyfriend, friend, or co-worker who is a grumpy grouch? (or should I say.. cat) This grumpy cat mug is perfect for them! Grumpy cat is so adorable and so is this mug. It perfectly describes a lot of people in the morning. Found on Thinkgeek this mug would make a great stocking stuffer or secret santa present for that special someone.
Got a Star Wars lover on your hands? This Storm trooper alarm clock is super cool! He won't kill you in your sleep (I think) Gifting an alarm clock is great because who doesn't need an alarm clock?! We all want the cool version of everything. Found on Modcloth this cute little Storm trooper will keep your friend.. or special friend company!
Have a music lover on your hands? A record player is the best gift. For anyone, really! Pair this with a couple of cool thrifted records and you've got a whole gift on your hands! Having a record player is the most awesome thing because come on.. It's a record player! Found on Amazon this record player is very affordable compared to others and has great reviews, too!
Books can always be a great thing to give. This 75th Anniversary poster book of DC comics would make a fantastic gift for anyone interested in the DC comics or movies. Not only could this be a great coffee table book, but a great book to have for any comic book collected. Found on Modcloth.
Everyone needs a nightlight because lets face it, the dark is scary. I know I'm not alone here when I say this is the coolest night light ever! Found on Modcloth this nightlight would make just about anyone excited. If they aren't happy with this. I'm not sure what WILL make them happy.
Remember that personal gifts are always something that is adored. Notes, photo albums, and giving gifts that are little reminders of you or someone else are really great! I will be having a couple DIY's coming up so that could also be a part of your lovely gift. Stay tuned!
***Please note that this post was made in advance and items linked may be sold out. If that is the case, check out the website linked to the product. There will be more cool stuff there.