Gift Guide for Her

So this Gift Guide is a mixture of items for the woman who loves to take care of herself, take care of her family and then a couple of items that just make her feel pretty. Like always these items are linked in each paragraph as well as Shop the Latest. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Maker. I love this idea. Morning time is a rush, trying to get out the door but I’m a big believer of a hot breakfast for my daughter. But lets face it we get into a rut with what to make and to be honest I eat the same breakfast every morning and it’s time for me to shake up my own breakfast. The Sandwich Maker will have you out the door in five minutes with a breakfast […]

Gift Guide for the Techie

  I love a good gadget. If I even think some gadget may make my life easier it is an easy sell. Make it look pretty and you might as well go ahead and grab my credit card because it is sold. Y’all know I’m an exercise freak. I’m at the Y every morning at 5 when the doors open so I’ve got another head phone for you. These wireless headphones control your music and your phones with a tap on the ear. Urban Ears have come up with a wonderful way to listen to music and take calls without getting tangled up in a cord. Plus how pretty is the blue color. Not feeling the blue, Urban Ears comes in a rainbow of colors. Plume Pods. Do you walk around your house and hit a dead […]

A little online shopping

Sorry I meant to get this out earlier but between too much tryptophan and and a little football game called the Iron Bowl (as well as my Vanderbilt Commodores!), I got a little behind. But with computer in hand I’ve got you hooked up on some of the best deals for you and the ones you need to find the best gift. Ann Taylor 50% off purchase + Free Shipping. I love the plaid tartan scarf in this camel color combination, a little twist on the usual red. Banana Republic 50% off (no exclusions). How often does this come around when Banana Republic offers a discount but there is no exclusions…uh never, so go take advantage of it. I love this Side Tie Camel Blazer with a touch of faux fur. But like […]

Gift Guide For Him

Once again I turned to the experts for ideas about the young men in your life. Since I don’t have boys I look to my friends with boys for ideas and did they come through. Honestly I think most of these ideas could work for the young women in your life too. Colonel Littleton No. 18 Leather Business Portfolio Notebook. I love this idea. One of my friends said that her son wanted to look professional when attending school meetings. What a great idea for a gift and one that will last him/her for a long time. Have it embossed for a personal touch. I also love this travel size. Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit. Do you have a driver yet? I’m getting closer to having one and when my friend suggested […]

Gift Guide…Family Games

During the holidays when you and your loved ones have just about had enough of each other that is the signal to pull out the games. I love games.  This year I’ve got a few more for you to try with family and/or friends. I promise I only pick ones that you will make you laugh. Watch Ya Mouth. We played this game the other night with friends and I swear if I didn’t think she would disown me I would post the video of my friend giving us a demonstration of how the game works. But I’m not that mean. The gist of the game is that you put a cheek retractor inside your mouth and your teammates try and guess what you are saying. Have fun and bring a towel. […]

Super Fly Mother’s Day Gift Guide

A well curated collection.  Word.  Why not forward this email to your significant other (with a simple note “Number __???”) who is probably desperate for an idea of what you want or would like or think is cool????  Better get crackin’.  The day is next Sunday.  Good luck!! xo, cg 1. PB 0110 Tan Leather Shoulder Bag (because she wouldn’t buy it for herself and she deserves a beautiful everyday bag) | 2. Farmgirl Florist Burlap Wrapped Bouquet (these are amazeballs and you can never go wrong with jaw-droppingly gorgeous flowers) 3.  Charlotte Chesnais Gold Plate Bangle (because it’s classic and a keepsake – and so is she) | 4.  Beyonce Formation Tour Tickets (because all girls love Sasha Fierce) | 5. Cire Trudon Josephine Candle (perhaps the loveliest in the world) | 6. Sleeper […]

Easter Basket Ideas

I feel a little funny blogging about Easter baskets on Good Friday and moreover why is it called Good Friday when Christ died on the cross on this day. (here is an article I found that gives some insight) But we will be celebrating on Sunday and Easter baskets are certainly part of that tradition. When you have a teenager, Easter Basket ideas seem pretty remote but no teenager wants to give up the Basket; they know a good thing when it hits them. But with Spring Break upon us plus a teenager’s birthday, the Easter Basket is the farthest from my mind. But so I won’t have a disappointed teenager on my hands here are a few last minute gender neutral ideas that you can pick up at any drug store […]

BHG – Valentine’s Day Hook Up

Check out the latest issue of Birmingham Home & Garden and my What To Wear Now column (available inside the back cover of the mag) featuring The Valentine’s Hook Up. That’s right, Christmas just ended and I am already talking V-Day.  But, it’s just a month away . . . will you be ready???  Find some fab gift ideas and some amazing houses, too! XO, cg    

Stocking Stuffer: YOU!

Charlotte Tilbury Mascara

I’ve saved the best for last. We are one week away from Christmas. You’ve been running around taking care of everyone else, here is the blog post that you simply forward on to someone who will either fill your stocking or make sure it gets filled. Here are a few ideas… Bobbi Brown Instant Smokey Eye Set: Y’all’ know I’m all about get in and get out. This smokey eye set by Bobbi Brown is easy peasy. All you do is take the cream stick and smooth with your finger and done! Add mascara for an extra oomph. The other Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow that I love is the Sequin Eye Shadow. I recently bought the brown and purple but the green looks just beautiful. This eye shadow looks dark but I […]

Stocking Stuffers: Teenage Boy

Zippo Hand Warmer gift idea for teenage boys

This was a little more tricky than I thought. Boys are tough and trying to find items that are small enough to fit in a stocking is an extra challenge. Again a mixture of necessities and fun. But here goes… Oral B Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush. What teenage boy doesn’t need an extra brush. We all know that boys spend about a millisecond on brushing their teeth so let’s make it count. Led Flashlight/Key Chain/ Bottle Opener. How great is the multi functional gift. It has everything for the teenage boy to feel like MacGyver; a flashlight, a key chain and a bottle opener. They will think you are the coolest ever. I chose a college theme but lots of options for you to choose. 39 Piece Tool Kit. I know I had […]