Well we are just two days away and I still have a hand full of gifts to buy, ouch! I slacked. But there’s still time and I’m a clutch gift buyer, granted it won’t be the photo book that makes you sob or the monogrammed cocktail shaker (sorry Mom) or the perfect handmade gift but they’ll still like it and I’ll still enjoy giving it.
Here’s a list of essentials that I need to gather up and have on hand on the Eve of Christmas. Got your needs covered?
1 Wham/ 2 Elf/ 3 cozy throw/ 4 poker deck/ 5 swiss dot PJs/ 6 Christmas Vacation DVD/ 7 Grown-up games/ 8 Thymes Frasier Fir candle/ 9 Hot cocoa/ 10 Cranberry Ginger Fizz
I actually have a decent record collection and my vintage Bang & Olufsen kicked the bucket
3- Down Pullover
Must have to wear on gym days, people run in this thing in -10
I want to get to know Jo Malone fragrances and I want to smell like pomegranate
5- Pencil skirt
I need to try a pencil skirt, all of the ladies on House of Cards with the exception of Robin Wright were wearing them.
I can kick start my master bath looking a little better, baby steps.
7 - Robe
The robe I’ve been searching for! Cashmere blend.
9- Iphone case
I’ve been rolling the dice long enough, venturing out in to the world case-less
10 – Pajamas
Washable silk and I’m a sucker for swiss dot
1 Freaking Dress
I need a party for this. Too bad my only parties this season are gonna be for the Oncology Ward
2 Santa Barbara Vino Train
I love a quick adventure on rails, adding wine to the destination is that much sweeter. I’ll take the Dome Car please.
3 SkillShare Gift Certificate
There are so many courses available. I’d like to jump in on a few, to learn things from styling my bookshelves to the art of mastering my Sony Nex3.
6 Pretty much anything from this store
, but particularly the Toto T. Jeff and I love this band, and I know that Sarah would too, since she listens to 70s soft rock playing through her phone all day long in the office and she kills it at the 1990s Songburst game….remember that one?
I love me some state pride and my NC charm is my favorite, but now that I’ve officially adopted California as home, I’ll take the charm to rep it too!
8 Falconiere Hanging Garden Necklace
It’s time to be a big girl and really grow a decent jewelry collection. I’ve never really been that into accessorizing, and when I have it’s been with cheapo costumey pieces from Target. I’ll start with this one please. It looks like an indestructible piece to begin with.
9 West Elm Agate Box
The emerald green bug finally bit me with this simple piece. I’d like to see it on top of my clean well organized fantasy nightstand. I bet it would pair really interestingly with the deep sea green blue nightstand.
10 Kelly Wearstler 9 Sunglasses
I mean, not that I really feel okay about losing a pair of $550 sunglasses, as that is what I’m destined to do…. but they are badass. Okay, fine some RayBan stocking stuffers will do instead, just the classic aviators in gold and with a dark lens please.
Let’s get these two together,
Santolina Topiary / Italian terra cotta pot
Give someone a little holly jolly and they can fill their windowsills and carrera marble counter tops like so,
Mark Sikes kitchen featured in Lonny
I decided that I would like to give my oldest daughter DC my dollhouse that my grandfather Craig built for me when I was a kid.
A dollhouse was actually on DC’s list in addition to the hideous hunk of fuchsia plastic the Dream Castle. But I can’t complain because I wanted a Barbie dream house so badly as a child, Kristin you know what I’m talking about here.
After sitting in the my parent’s garage for almost 20 years, whaaatttt! It actually emerged from the depths in great shape. I guess I’d call it a Southern Colonial.
The tan and brown aren’t exactly happening and it I thought it would be a pretty quick and easy task to give it a paint job. After some consideration I decided that I would paint it the original exterior color scheme for the Indiana project.
Ben Moore’s Iron Mountain and a light blue accent like Wythe Blue,
Now finding a dollhouse family that is the right size and not creepy looking was a whole other challenge. I opted for this one but I think they will be a little on the big side but I don’t think DC will mind.