2019 Holiday Gift Guide…A little something for everyone

Hi friends! Thought I would try something new this year and put together a little gift guide to (hopefully) help you guys come up with some ideas if you find yourself scratching your head when it comes time to start that Holiday shopping! This guide is for everyone, and I included a few ideas for Him, Her, and the kids as well. Also, I only included items that I either own and love or am hoping to see under the tree on Christmas morning…Nate, are you reading this? Well, let’s see if he does! Here’s my round-up!

  1. Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue cologne for men – This is Nate’s favorite cologne and prefers it over all others. I’ve tried to switch it up and buy him something different, but he always goes back to this scent. It’s fresh and not too cologne-y…I’m not a fan of those super heavy scents. $68-$116
  2. Women’s Herschel Mini Backpack – I own this backpack and it’s my favorite! I love having my hands free to wrangle kiddos and it’s mini size is just too cute. $50
  3. Men’s Fossil Neutra Chronograph Leather Strap Watch – Nate loves wearing a watch and this one feels just right with it’s blue face and casual leather strap. $90
  4. The Essential A&F Sherpa Pullover – I’ve been watching everyone scoop these cozy pullovers up and I’m thinking I need one in my life ASAP. Super good price too! $39
  5. Iconic Brick fitted two-piece pajamas – My two little boys would go crazy for these and I think everyone loves a new set of pajamas at Christmas. $39
  6. Prancing Reindeer fitted two-piece pajamas – I went crazy for the pink and red design on these jams. So cute for girls! $39
  7. Ugg scuffette Lil Leopard slipper – I don’t have these adorable and cozy slippers, but I WANT them and Ugg slippers always seem like the best quality! $94.95
  8. Women’s Teva Convertible Slip-on – I just bought these sneakers (in the green color) and I have been wearing them non-stop…they are so cute, so warm, and feels like you’re wearing a slipper. I’m thinking about getting the purple color next! $74.95
  9. Voluspa Candle – As a candle hoarder, I can say with confidence that these might be the best smelling candles around. I’ve tried lots of their scents and this one might be my fave. These also make great gifts! $33

And I think that’s it for now. I had so much fun rounding these up! Leave me comment below and let me know what you think! Happy Shopping! XOXO

One Room Challenge – Modern Mountain Kitchen and Family Room – Week Five

Oh my gosh it’s week five and I can’t believe it! How do we only have one week left until the big reveal? Well, whether I like it or not, we have one week left and I’m gonna finish this dang space up even if it kills me! And it just might! I joke, I joke. For now, lets talk week five and what has been going on during this fuller than full week. But just in case anyone is new here, we are just one week away from finishing our One Room Challenge, a six week challenge where you renovate/re-imagine a space from top to bottom! I was very ambitious this round and committed to a very big, kitchen and family room overhaul. Here’s a visual of the space that I’m planning, to help you picture what this crazy lady is picturing in her head.

A few big things happened this week and LOTS of little things too! The kitchen cabinets are finally installed, thanks to Jennifer and Chris at Nelson Tile & Stone, who came and walked us through the install process when we were struggling. We were supposed to have our cabinets installed and ready to measure for counter tops when they arrived. But since we have been running behind schedule, and instead of leaving us high and dry (like ANY other countertop place would have), they helped us get the cabinets installed and Jennifer even helped me tear out the old carpet on our stairs. Seriously!!! I mentioned in Insta stories the other day, but if you live in Central Oregon and are going to be remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, GO TO THEM! They are the best!

Also this week, I have been busy painting, painting, and painting. After our drywall was finished last week, all the fresh walls and ceilings needed paint. And my black staining project from last week didn’t come out how I had hoped, so I decided to paint it. The stain was shiny in some spots and matte in others and I was just not feeling it. But now it has a fresh coat of black paint and I’m loving it!

That cute face gets me every time I see that pic. And check out the fireplace progress! Here’s what it looked like when we moved in.

And now…after the paneling was replaced with fresh dry wall and everything was coated with bright, white paint.

Now, I just have to tile the hearth with those cute cement tiles from Zia Tile, and install our new fireplace. Cross your fingers that it shows up in time as it’s shipping out of California, and we have been warned that everything is running way behind schedule due to all the fires that have been burning there.

Another fun project that we have been working on this week was updating our scary stairs….seriously this carpet was keeping me up at night. SO BAD! LJ Smith offered to help us do just that, and I am very grateful! Here’s what they looked like before we started.

And here’s how we look after removing the old carpet and stair railing. Look at those gorgeous hickory treads and risers!

We are almost finished with the treads and risers and are set to begin on the railing portion of the project this evening when the hubs is finished with work for the day!  It’s going to make such a big impact on the entire space!

And lastly, instead of writing a very LONG to-do list for the next week, I will just touch on a few of the big items left to take care of.

  • countertops arrive on friday morning
  • tile fireplace hearth
  • tile backsplash in kitchen
  • install appliances
  • open shelving install
  • there are many more but if I keep listing them, then I’m afraid I might have a cardiac episode of sorts, and then I’ll be in the hospital instead of finishing up this project. HA!

Ok….that’s it for now! Cross your fingers for me and send me all the energetic, caffeinated and positive thoughts! XOXO

Ps…don’t forget to check in with the other 19 designers to see what they’ve been up to this week! I linked them below for ya!

At Charlotte’s House | Design Addict Mom | Erika Ward Interiors | Erin Kestenbaum | Girl & Grey

Gray Malin | Hommeboys | I Spy DIY | Jewel Marlowe | The Learner Observer | Making it Lovely

 Nicole White Designs | Old Brand New | Oscar Bravo Home | Place of My Taste | The Rath Project

Room for Tuesday | SG Style | Undecorated Home | Veronica Solomon | Media BH&G | TM by ORC