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November really kicks off the season of holiday visiting with Thanksgiving and friendsgivings and “let’s do something before the holidays” get together which are really just holiday get togethers incognito. I never like to arrive empty-handed, and while I’m certainly guilty of “let’s just bring a bottle of wine,” I want to do better. I love making people laugh, and for the right people, here are my picks to give a gift with a giggle.

I watch entirely too much Housewives. I’m working my way through the franchise and just finished every New York season on Hulu. These cocktail napkins were inspired by probably the best Dorinda moment of all history.

Candles make a home. I stand by this. The scent of champagne is pretty inoffensive as scents go, and this candle don’t lie!

If you do want to go the wine route, check out these instant download labels to sass up your bottles!

Butter my butt and call my a biscuit. This is something that is actually said quite often at Pride Rock. A butter knife would be adorable to bring to Thanksgiving with something homemade to spread butter on.

Another gift that would be cute to bring with something hot and yummy you make yourself-  a potholder with Nelly lyrics!

Olives are one of my favorite snacky foods. Tie an olive fork to a jar of olives for something for your hostess to put out pre-dinner.

Dish towels are great because they get used. Bonus points if you help your hostess with cleanup.

Hangry is one of my favorite words and a serving spoon is another great gift to accompany a homemade dish.

What’s your favorite kind of gift to give or receive?

 

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Tying ribbons up in your hair
Wishing that I could be there
Stay awake, stay aware- The Ready Set


I have to be totally honest here- I got the inspiration for this post from DC to a T. I follow Sarah on Instagram, and actually messaged her to see if she would mind if I stole her idea from one of her posts. Thanks girl!

I loved the idea of wintry items that don’t scream holidays. When I think winter, I think icy blues, cozy scents, and cuddly knits. It’s been a pretty mild winter thus far, specially considering that our one day with teen temps was technically in fall, but I’m hoping for at least one big snow so that Kendall and I can have a snow day together. Our plan is to somehow make it from Glover Park to the Lincoln Memorial to enjoy the snow- whenever it gets here. I also have my mom’s beef stew recipe so on this fantasy snow day, I’d put the stew in the crock-pot while we went out to play so it would be nice and hot and ready for us when we got back.

Until then, we have our cozy little apartment, an arsenal of scented candles, and warm wishes for days. What wintery things can’t you live without?

the carolove winter picks1.Blue Crystal Choker Necklace||2.Lafco ‘Feu De Bois – Ski House’ Candle||3.Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater

4.Women’s Sperry ‘Saltwater’ Duck Boot||5.Ivory Shaggy Sherpa Throw||6.Gift Boutique Reiko Kaneko Lip Tease Mug

7.Jane & Bleecker New York Jane & Bleecker Cat Critter Slipper Socks||8.Coral & Tusk S/4 Woodland Winter Cocktail Napkins

9.kate spade new york 14k Gold-Plated Glittery Purple Square Stud||10.Women’s The North Face Minna Beanie & Mittens – Blue||11.Kate Spade New York ‘Metallic Snowflake’ Tidbit Plates

12.Demeter Snow Cologne Spray for Women (4 oz/118 ml)||13.I am Freaking Cold sweatshirt||14.Mudd® Chunky Knit Faux-Fur Pom-Pom Hat

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OK, so today might technically be Halloween, but it’s also Monday so for all intents and purposes, Halloween is over and it’s officially time to start preparing for The Holidays. I’m of the opinion that you should never show up empty handed to a party where the host(ess) has put in the effort to create a sweet event for friends and family. Even with my parents for Thanksgiving, I bring an app or dessert plus flowers. Side note: I prefer to bring potted flowers that can be planted later or that my mom can add to her kitchen window collection. Not a huge fan of cut flowers because they die. I love the idea of bringing a goodie with a present that can be used again and again for future get-togethers.

I learned about Mark And Graham from one of my best friends who understands my love and appreciation of all things personalized. I’ve actually gained a reputation among my friends with weddings and babies for monogrammed gift-giving… not a bad rep to have! While Etsy  is amazing for finding just about everything I need, the shops can very in quality and shipping time and sometimes I just do not have time for that. I’ve been scoping out Christmas presents from Mark And Graham already, but I’m adoring everything they have for host and hostess. As Thanksgiving is less than a month away, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to start considering what you’re doing for the holidays and who you’ll be thanking with a little somethin’ somethin’. All of the Mark And Graham gifts I’ve picked out are under $100.

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1.Copper Beer Mug||2.Copper Shot Glass, Set of 4||3.Copper Wine Holder||

4.Preppy Plaid Cocktail Napkins||5.Typographer’s Linen Coasters||6.Typographer’s Seersucker Cocktail Napkins||7.S/6 Multi Color Napkin Set||

8.Shield Cheese Board||9.Double Wooden Wine Crate||10.Striped Wood Acacia Tray||11.Acacia Circular Tray||

12.Set of 4 Gold Rimmed Dessert Plates, Preppy Plaid||13.Set of 4 Gold Rimmed Dessert Plates, Navy Gingham||14.Maybelle Calligraphy Ceramic Dessert Plate, Set of 4||15.Maybelle Calligraphy Ceramic Dessert Plate, Set of 4, No. Collection

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