Gifts for your Host!

Hi Friends! I can't believe it is the holiday season already, but I am very excited for this year I do have to say! I wanted to put together a gift guide.  In the past, I have done a gift guide for him or her. This year I wanted to do a gift for the hostess in your life! Hosting an event take so much, effort, time and sometimes even money.  So I think it's important to give back to your friends and family that are hosting you! 

All items are under $25 so you won't break the bank but you'll let them know what your thinking of them! I found all these items in Anthropologie, I am not sponsored by them, I just really liked their variety and gifts!! 

Remember to use Ebates or Honey for your holiday shopping! It saves you money and give you cash back!

Home Items:

A candle is never a wrong way to go, and I love this one because it is packaged super cute already (less work for you). Their scents are perfect for the holidays too! 

I love candles for Target, Anthropologie and bath and body works! 

I thought the dish towels were super cute too, and its fun to get a festive dish towel because I feel like a lot of people won't buy it for themselves but would like to have it! 

Lastly, I liked this lavender planting kit.  I think its super cute and lavender can be used for so much! For example teas, DIY spa ideas or drinks! 

If you could find a mint one too that would be fun! 

Coffee Table Books:

I thought these books were really cute and there's something for everyone. One of your friends that loves baking Christmas cookies.  The host that just moved into a new home and is designing! Or your family member that makes a mean cocktail! I think these books are cute as coffee table books or something more useful for friends! 

Hot Chocolate & Tea

Of course, you can always get a nice bottle of wine and wrap it cute! ButI like the idea of something a little different. I found some tea items and hot chocolate.  I love tea in the winter time and having hot chocolate every once in a while is so nice when baking cookies or something! I think it's a fun little treat that's different. Plus the way these hot chocolate packets are packaged is genius.

For After the event:

I like the idea of giving you gift a little spa something for them to relax after the holidays! The bath both pictures is a cold and sinus one, which I just thought was perfect since colds are usually going around in the holiday season! But a lot of different ones are offered and they are only $10!

I also liked these eye patches! There are a lot of masks at Anthropology and I think getting one there is better than say Ulta or Sephora because they are general relaxing ones and cute as gifts! 

Like these since they come in a pack of 3! 

Tell me! Are you going somewhere for the holidays? Are you getting something for you host?! I'd love to hear! 

Some of the products mentioned! 

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What's in my carry on

I have been traveling a lot lately and I feel like I finally have got my carry on down pat!  So I wanted to share with you some of my favorite items and what I must have while traveling!

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Take a look:

My favorite bag! 

My favorite bag! 

  • Change of clothes (just in case)
  • Computer or now Ipad!
  • These bags to hold my cords and these to hold my chargers and headphones!
  • An extra charger
  • Trail Mix - So filling and easy to eat
  • Chapstick
  • Gum - Love the natural trident gum! 
  • Water Bottle
  • Makeup wipes
  • Underarm wipes - I just got these but I think they are a good purchase because you can just feel a little refreshed 
  • Notebook - In case I think of things or just want to journal
  • Downloaded shows and podcasts - Henry recently got me an Ipad so I have been downloading Netflix episodes. Been loving my juicy scoop, goal digger and PHP podcast! 
  • Guilty pleasure magazines - Of course, I have been loving the knot magazine and other pop culture tabloids! 

Some of my products! 

 

My Favorite outfit to wear is this! I go for comfy and try to be cute but I can't promise that ;)

 

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Traveling Tips

So I have been traveling a TON recently and Im going to continue to.  I just wanted to share some things that I have been helpful to me! I'd love to hear some of your tips and things that you use! Ps by nature I am an over packer, I think once when I was little I forgot socks and so now Im a horder when it comes to packing.

Ps. I used Ebates to make these purchases and got money back.  You can too and get $10 immediately for signing up!

Packing cubes - First off Im loving these packing cubes form the container store! I got these compressions ones, H got the packer folders and we got another one for both of us to use!  It helps save so much room, keeps things more organized, and lastly our items don't wrinkle nearly as much.  Apparently your clothes wrinkle because of all the moving around. 

Lay out your outfits - Having a visual helps me to make sure I have everything and also to see when Im overpacking. 

Travel with your bulky stuff - If you have a bug jacket or sweatshirt you want to bring it takes up so much space in your bag that I often bring it with me on the plane. 

Toiletries - These travel pouches are awesome.  I love it because one they are already TSA approved so the guessing game gets taken away two it's my items.  Whenever I travel and I don't bring my shampoo or conditioner I always regret it.  I have also found my skin doesn't freak out as much with traveling if I continue to use my products! And how cute are these, they also have little stickers so you can label your items?

Versatile Shoes - Try to bring shoes that go with several outfits and can be dressed up or down.  I get sometimes you just need those heels but maybe try to wear them twice? 

Question yourself - There are so many times that I'm like IM GONNA WORK OUT EVERY DAY! And I never do, so now I've packed workout clothes and shoes that I never touched and took up so much space.  I have to do the same for when I pack 5 shirts for the same day.  

Pack the day before - Frequently if I pack a day before or I have a few extra hours to marinate and think about what I packed I remember REALLY important things I forgot.  I am someone who needs that extra time to double check.

Make a list - I find it helpful to write down the activities I have planned and then outfits I want to go with.  This really cuts down on over packing and helps to make sure I have everything since I love checking things off my list. 

Dry Shampoo - My hair always feels different in different water, so I have to bring dry shampoo.  I usually don't like how it makes my hair feel but it saves me from feeling like my hair looks greasy! This one or this one is my current favorite especially because it comes in travel size. 

There are other crazy list of things you can do to store your items but these are these are the ones that I have been using every time and I wanted to share them with you! 

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