FRIDAY FAVORITES....GIFT GUIDE 2021 INDEX

I’m still spending Thanksgiving time but with all these gift guides I have created this season, I thought it would be neat as a favorite, to give you an index with links where you can find some of them in case you are still shopping or just getting started. I’ve worked my tail off to find affordable things that everyone will love!



*AMAZON GIFT IDEAS HERE


*PINK GIFT IDEAS HERE


*CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS HERE


*BOOKS AS GIFTS HERE

(This one has beauty and guy gifts too)


*COFFEE GIFT IDEAS HERE


*GIFTS FOR MOM HERE


*HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSHERE

(This one has kitchen, food and Game night too)


*WILLIAMS & SONOMA HERE


*WALMART CHRISTMAS DECOR HERE


*FOR THE PLANT LOVER & SHOE LOVER HERE


*GIFTS SHE REALLY WANTS HERE


*HIS & HERS GIFTS HERE


*ULTA BEAUTY SETS HERE


*GIFTS FOR HIM & STOCKING STUFFERS HERE


And this isn't even all of them. Follow me on the Free LIKEtoKNOWit app for access to the latest shopping and all the gift guides I've created.


  Also, the Red Aspen Press on nails I sell and LOVE are on sale for 25% off

BUY THEM HERE




Have the BEST weekend officially kicking off the Christmas Season my friends!

I'll be back Monday with my Holiday Home Tour!!


Linking up with 
 Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday

xoxo



HUFFIN’ FOR THE STUFFIN’

I had a completely different post scheduled for today but when Mr. Nine and I got these graphic tees, I knew Thanksgiving eve would be the absolute perfect time to share them! Look how cute our Huffin' for the Stuffin' and Feast Mode T-shirts are! My dear friend Dee at House of Tees is collaborating with we Nine’s to bring you the cutest in graphics offered from her Etsy store! These designs are literally ones of dozens of cute and unique ones that Dee has to offer! And side note: The Stuffing is my FAVORITE!!! What's yours???

 

 We love Chris Stapleton and country music so the Smooth as Tennessee Whiskey and Sweet as Strawberry Wine His and Hers Graphic Tee set is perfect. With the sets of tees, Mr. Nine and I have created some Instagram Reels. Make sure you check out my Instagram Grid today for a Thanksgiving one we created. I happen to think it is so cute! We’ve got another set of custom tees coming at you soon that we might just use for our Christmas cards. I will share more soon but make sure you check out Dee's House of Tees from precious Sulphur Springs, Texas and all the cuteness she has to offer! You'll quickly see why she is a Star Seller with so many 5-star ratings!! 


Get Our Tees HERE // My Skirt HERE // Boots HERE // Earrings HERE // Mr. Nine's Boots HERE


CHEERS MY DEARS!!

And Get My Apron HERE

I hope you enjoy a meal with your loved ones, be grateful and thankful for this life we have, and may many blessings be bestowed upon you 

and all those you love!

I know that I am grateful for each and every one of you and I raise a glass to Cheers you all. BIG THANKSGIVING HUGS!!


xoxo




 

GIFT GUIDE 2021...THE GUYS GIFTS & STOCKINGS

It was much easier buying for my sons when they were little, now that they are adults, it’s more challenging but it’s still so much fun to pick out just the right things for them. Mr. Nine usually gives me a list but I like to get him some surprises too! I hope you find some inspiration in this one for the guys in your life!







Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit ~ I was reading that these men’s grooming products are sound the best on the market, all five-star reviews, I think Mr. Nine needs them!

 

Craftsman Tool Box ~ Our family loves craftsman tools, I grew up with a dad who loved them and now my husband and sons love them. This is the perfect sized toolbox

 

Zella Fleece Joggers  ~ Did you know that selling makes clothing for men? So many women love them so why not create some joggers for our guys, these are awesome and such a great price.

 

Carhartt Pullover ~ One of our sons is getting this, you know how I loved Carhartt and so many guys do too!


Cord Roll Up Case ~ Keep all those cords in one cool and tidy place! This roll out leather pouch is a huge winner. 


Wireless Headphones ~ I got Mr. Nine a set of these for when he’s on the lawnmower and he absolutely loves them!


Acqua Di Gio Cologne ~ I forgot about this cologne. I remember I used to love it so much! It smells absolutely divine and is a winner for men of all ages.


Yellowstone DVD Set ~ Have you seen the show! This is a great first three seasons set to get started if you haven’t heard binge watch again if you’d love it! It’s so good!

 

Carhartt Beanie~ My boys own several of these and wear them all the time in the winter. Girls love them too! You cannot go wrong with the price point below 20 bucks.


Conveyor Belt ~ I love getting unique belts for guys and this one is really really cool.

 

Apron ~ How cute is this for your chef or grilling man?


Yeti Hard Cooler ~ Need I say more? Except I will say that the slim to color is absolutely gorgeous!

 

Battery Daddy ~ My dad and the boys all got this last year and it’s perfect keep all your batteries in one place. They love them.




STOCKING STUFFERS

I just love stuffing the stockings! The best place for stuffers is Amazon and Target or Walmart for little things like Chapstick and gift cards and lottery tickets. You can find some great ideas at the Dollar Tree like car air fresheners and candy. I have gotten all my guys the stuff below and it's been huge hits, especially the Candle LighterUSB Charging CordsManly Soap and Happy Nuts Cream.




AND A gift I got Mr. Nine for his birthday this summer can to fruition This past weekend. Concert Tix to see a favorite band of his in Grand Rapids called The Cadillac Three. Here are our concert outfits.

Mr. Nine's Outfit: Shirt HERE // Jeans HERE // Boots HERE
My Outfit: Jacket HERE // Top HERE // Skirt HERE // Tights HERE // Boots HERE


Happy Shopping for your GUYS!!


xoxo


FRIDAY FAVORITES...FESTIVE FUN

Hey friends! I am so excited because something I got Mr. Nine for his birthday in June is coming to fruition tonight! You’ll have to check out my Instagram stories for more details but let’s just say I can’t wait for tonight and this weekend! Let’s just get to some quick Favorites my Fabulous friends! Hard to believe next week is Thanksgiving isn’t it, I know we always say it about the whole-time thing but it does go faster with each week it seems. I'm sooo in the FESTIVE SPIRIT!!!!


1. Family Time

So excited to get our kids together in Indianapolis where one of them lives! We had the best time! We started out at a restaurant on Mass Avenue called Bakersfield with the best margaritas and best tacos! Then we headed to a new place close to our sons apartment called Pins! It is a duckpin bowling establishment and it is huge; they had all the college games on TV, there was pinball and bocce ball and the three hour wait to do duckpin bowling was worth it! I love those little balls!





Not only did we get to spend time with the kids but we got to see Mr. Nine‘s sister and our brother-in-law for breakfast on Sunday morning.




2. Gift Guides

Here are two of my favorite gift guides! I’ve been keeping up with sharing a gift guide every day on my Instagram stories.  I cannot believe how many I have created LOL! I’m starting to wrap them up, but I’ve saved them all on a highlight reel and I will be doing a gift guide index soon.

 

HIS AND HERS



ULTA BEAUTY SETS


3. Week's Attire

Sweater HERE // Jeans HERE // Shoes HERE

Cashmere Sweater HERE // Jeans HERE // Sneakers HERE

Sweater HERE // Jeans HERE // Boots HERE



4. Plaid Jacket

Oh, this Plaid Jacket is just the best with the faux fur collar and such an affordable price a good old Target! I love the colors for the holidays, it’s a nice light weight, has really cool front pockets. You do want to go up one size in this.


Jacket HERE // Jeans HERE // Boots HERE // Shoestrings HERE



5. Misc. Fun

POSTS OF THE WEEK

Monday ~ Gift Guides... Home for the Holidays

Wednesday ~ Chicwish Shopping Review



MEMES





Have the BEST weekend my friends!

Linking up with 
 Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday

xoxo



CHICWISH SHOPPING REVIEW

Oh, what fun and feminine style inspiration is what I think of when I think of Chicwish! There are hundreds of fabulous selections that will have every woman feeling good in her own skin and confident about all their cute outfits! The styling possibilities are endless! This is my honest Shopping Review from Chicwish Part 1. Today, I’m going to include some fabulous outfits that would look especially wonderful for Thanksgiving and all year long!

Soon I will share part 2 of my review with even more fabulous outfits from my beloved Chicwish. Remember when I got my first sweater from them, the chunky knit your love V-neck pink heart one and shared it here? I have been swooning over Chicwish since then not only for the upmost trends and timeless fashion but for the affordability, ease of the website navigation and spot on customer service from the chic wish team!

 

These are all my own 100% honest personal opinions and since I was literally giddy with excitement and perfect fits of all 10 items I received, I will be directing all my friends to order from them and cannot wait to partner with them again!

 

I often hear a chatter about this brand. I get questions like will it take a long time to get my items? Are they high-quality? Is it easy to return an exchange? There’s some websites you order from and the quality is not that great but I’m here to tell you that not only are chic west price points spot for the fashion pieces but the quality is indeed wonderful! There may have been a few loose threads here or there in packaging and maybe a couple wrinkles in the items but were very easy to get out.

Another great thing about chic which is they always have fantastic sales going on! Shipping is faster than you would expect and There’s always some kind of promo code you could use to get a discount.

 

The four outfits I’m sharing today are rich in color, fabulous in flow and impeccable craftsmanship especially in the chunky knit sweaters!

 

As far as sizing goes, things may vary in sizing so something you may wear a small in normally, may be a Medium at Chicwish. My biggest bit of advice is to measure. I stuck with my normal sizes on just about everything after seeing the measurements and the fits were perfect. Some of the items come in a small/medium or large/extra large giving you some room and that is really nice.

 

PURPLE TULLE OUTFIT

You know how much I love tulle skirts and the first outfit is literally swoon worthy with the beautiful purple hues. With the

MY SECRET GARDEN TULLE SKIRT IN PURPLE, I’ve included the KNIT YOUR LOVE CARDIGAN IN LAVENDER. This particular style comes in 4 different sizes which is extra small/small, small/medium and large/extra large as well as 2XL/3XL




FLORAL MAXI DRESS

This dress you guys! This WILD BLOOM BUTTONED DRESS was solely purchased based upon the reviews on the Chicwish site about how much more vibrant and beautiful they are in person and perfectly it fits and boy were they spot on! That is something else you could count on from Chicwish is the fabulous customer reviews and photographs they submit.



CHUNKY POM POM CARDIGAN

Here is another one of their knit chunky sweaters to love

Called the STITCH FLORAL HAND KNITED POM POM CARIGAN

that I have been covered teen for months. This sweater for me, will be a three season winner! I think not only does it look great to dress it up with a skirt like I did here, but it will look beautiful with jeans or maybe even over a sweet dress in the spring. Lots of styling possibilities with this floral embroidered cutie!




PLAID WRAP COAT

And let’s talk about this plaid wool blend asymmetrical hem coat called the PLAD PATTERN RABATO COAT in Coral. The wide turn down shawl collar adds such a sleek element as well.

This comes in several color ways and it’s perfect to wear with a pair of leggings and boots.



Check out their website HERE. Every single thing I’ve gotten from Chiwish, I have gotten a complement on in some positive form or another. I think that you will too and I also think these items would make great gifts for the ladies and girls in your life! Some of the chunky knit sweaters and swimsuits even come in mommy and me like this one! How cute is this!



I can’t wait to come back and review more Chicwish and show some more items that will be fabulous for the Holidays and Winter.

Happy Week Before Thanksgiving Loves!!

xoxo


GIFT GUIDES 2021...HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

These are away some of my favorite Gift Guides to do because home for the holidays and cozy at home; that’s what so many of us want to be! I think the pandemic really made us look at being more comfortable in our own homes and spending more time there. Today I’ve included 3 great guides not only for usefulness but for comfort, yumminess in the kitchen and being at home sharing a family game night! I think you’re going to love these and the price points. 


OVERALL COZY

Something for everyone right here to get your cozy at home on. I really love giving and getting candles and we watch way more movies during the holiday Season.


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Nest Holiday Candle ~ Candles just make every home cozy and so included two different ones on this guide. The first one is the ever-popular Nest candle, worth every penny and this is their holiday blend it smells delightful plus it’s so pretty.

 

Skillet Set ~ While I have a guide here below strictly for food type items, I had to put these two skillets here because not only are they an affordable set that they are really really good ones. Skillets are not created equal as you may know this is a fabulous set and brand.

 

Sheet Set ~ I Especially love crisp white sheets and I haven’t had any new ones in the Damascus stripe for awhile. Love a great crisp cotton sheet!


Fuzzy Socks ~ I can't believe these butter socks from Macy’s are on sale for six bucks! What a great stocking stuffer and I love the colors and the prints. Got to have some cozy fuzzy socks .


Slippers ~ I’m sure lots of different fuzzy slippers before but you really cannot go wrong. These are on Amazon is so incredibly affordable was such a great colors! Fuzzy and so so cozy!

 

Movie: Home for the Holidays ~ I don’t know if you’ve ever seen this movie, Home for the Holidays but I had to include it with the title of this gift guide. It is such a good movie, and you can get this DVD for like five bucks!

 

American Cozy Book ~ Ok, if you’d like all things cozy, you absolutely have to get this book! It is so cool, just trust me on this one such a great gift!

 

Peet's Coffee ~ I have a few different coffee roasters that are my favorite and Peet's is one of them especially at the holidays! They also offer a fabulous monthly coffee subscription.

 

Cuddl Duds Blanket ~ Plaid AND Sherpa! I’m in. Another great blanket that family may fight over and quite festive!  

 

Yankee Candle ~ My very first favorite candle company was Yankee! Truly is the best! I recently got my mom and I some Christmas candles and what I really like about Yankee is the Personalized ones you can create. My dear friend Kellyann from This Blonde's Shopping Bag got me my first one which was dedicated to my sweet Daisy and in my favorite candle scent Home Sweet Home. Great gift ideas!

 

 

KITCHEN, FOOD & BEVI

Our family tends to gather in the kitchen around the kitchen island. I have included some kitchen things we use on the regular as well as some yummy things to eat and drink. 


Serving Board ~ You literally cannot go wrong with any kind of personalize board. I love this one is marble as well As wood with the three sweet little bowls on the left

 

Hot Chocolate Bombs ~ Gosh, hot cocoa bombs are all the rage at this one’s so luxurious and decadent. 


Dash Mini Donut Maker ~ I shared this one before, but I had to share it again it’s the newest Dash product on the market which are all great and how fun to make sweet little donuts!


Olive Oil and Vinegar Set ~Olive Oils and Balsamic, say no more. YUM and such high-quality ones.


2 pc Baking Dish Set ~ How sweet are these baking dishes! They are from the Pioneer Woman and the colors and quality are so great!

 

  DIY Root Beer Kit ~ What? Making your own root beer! I have heard people do this and they say it is delicious!

 

Kabob Grilling Baskets ~ I have fun memories of the chicken steak and vegetables kabobs that my mom and dad used to make on the grill. These little baskets make things so much easier!

 

Infuse and Pour Alcohol Kit ~ These aged and infused cocktail kit bottles are so cool! My friend Jill from Doused in Pink got me one for my birthday and it was delicious! You just add whatever liquor you want to what’s in the bottle and let it sit for about a week for all the flavors to infuse they are fabulous! Several different ones to choose from for the four pack that makes such a great gift.


Movie Night Popcorn Pack ~ You cannot go wrong with a sweet little popcorn kit for movie night!

 

Stonewall Kitchen Batter and Bowl Kit ~ One of my family ideas for a gift! This would be especially awesome for the chef in your family to whip up Holiday pancakes or for grandma who might want to whip them up with the grandkids! Stonewall Kitchen products are amazing anyway! 


Air Fryer ~ BEST kitchen purchase we have ever made. LOVE IT!! This one got great reviews!



FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Game nights are the best, many of these games we have in love with our family and others I want to get because they sound and looks so fun with great reviews. 



What Do You Meme? // Slappy Camper // Phase 10 // Giant Connect 4 // SkyJo // Bounce Battle // Skip-Bo // Beat That // Carpool Karaoke // Giant Jenga


Happy Cozy Shopping!!

 


xoxo  













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