GIFT GUIDE 1 – For the gal that has everything

GIFT GUIDE 1 – For the gal that has everything

Hi hi,

Happy Friday! Here is my first of many installments for the greatest holiday gift giving experience of all time.. and maybe receiving??

I decided to dedicate my first one to the hardest person to shop for.. someone like me. 🙂 Now do I take pride in being overly difficult to purchase something for? Maybe a little. BUT I am here to take the guess work out of it for you and guarantee you find the perfect gift for anyone and everyone out there. To shop the collage, just hover over the specific item and click the ‘plus’ to follow the link. Super easy and simple just like that.

I hope you enjoy, and happy gifting.

To shop anything in the carousel, just click the photo and it will take you right where you need to be. 🙂

So better get to shopping, dear friends.

Xo, Ciera

Dad bod not required, but recommended

Dad bod not required, but recommended

Hi friends,

I woke up in a panic today realizing that not only had I not gotten anything for my father dearest for Father’s Day, but I also hadn’t given you guys any ideas for what to give your padre.. how rude of me, I know. But the good news is that there are still 5 days until the big day so last minute shopping is in full effect. And before I even start this I would like to point out that grillin’ spatulas, ties, and homemade bookmarks are all great gifts, but we are going high class around here because my father would expect no less.

Now sometimes I wonder why there is not a daughter’s day.. I am a wonderful daughter, I should be rewarded. But then I realize that dads get their own special day because they have spent 18 years providing places to live, food to eat, and dad jokes to laugh at. Now moms are wonderful at back-scratching, making chicken enchiladas, taking their daughters on countless shopping trips to Ross, and helping pick out the perfect prom dress (or maybe that’s just my mom, she’s pretty great). But this post is about the big poppas out there holding it down for the fam. Where dads may lack in maternal instincts and the ability to hang dry their dau clothes after countless times of telling them they get ruined in the dryer.. they make up for it by saying yes when mom says no, commenting on how ripped your jeans are and asking where the rest of your skirt went, and even killing small, life-threatening insects and rodents.

If it weren’t for the whitey-white skin, huge quads, and sarcastic manner, we may never be sure that Jimmy boy is my dad. But lucky for me Jimbo is the best bodyguard, ATM and Cabo club dance partner all wrapped up into one (see video below) daddy-o. So ya know I won’t really get too sappy about him, but I do love the big fella and he may even grace us with his presence for a blogpost later this week.

All of this was the longest intro ever into a gift guide for your pops, so sorry I got a little wordy today. Enjoy this gift guide, buy some gifts and hope that dad subtracts the gift from the running tab of everything you owe him throughout the years.

Have the best of evenings and we shall chat tomorrow.

Xo, Ciera

Gift guide #2: For the girl who has everything

Gift guide #2: For the girl who has everything

Hi dear friends,

First thing: thank you all for the love for Justin’s guest post on Tuesday.. that boy thinks he’s a damn celebrity now. So if we could all begin to remind him that he’s not THAT great to bring him down a couple pegs, that would be cool! It’s always good to break him down before building back up. 😉 Also, he did acknowledge that this post writing thing is a lot harder than he anticipated, so I wouldn’t expect any more guest posts from him anytime soon.. he’s exhausted. Second thing: if you ever want to shop anything on my blog, or find out where it’s from, click the blue underlined text (or the photo in gift guides) and it will bring you to the direct link! Third thing: 18 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. My goodness, less than three weeks and my favorite time of year will be over.  Fourth thing: buying Christmas presents is exhausting, especially if you are stuck on that one person who already has everything/will buy whatever she wants by the time Christmas comes around.

If I am being honest, I am most definitely that difficult person you dread shopping for. First of all, I hate surprises, so I would much rather you tell me what is coming my way, and I can then mentally prepare my reaction. Trust me, you don’t want to see my real reaction if you don’t warn me beforehand that I am getting an ice scraper.. Second, if I want it, I buy it. It is really that simple. I am not much of a gal that can patiently wait, so if I ever tell you I want a cute new sweater at dinner, just know that shortly after sharing this information with you, I already went to the bathroom to order it on my phone, and you’re now out of a gift idea.

Soooo if you are currently wondering whether or not you should get that difficult person a candle for the 6th year in a row, I am here to tell you NO. I am also here to help you all with some gift ideas for the girl that literally has everything. These gifts are perfect for when you have officially run out ideas and want to get them something that they never even knew they need! And even more conveniently, you can get all of these things in one spot, Nordstrom! Here we go!

Also to anyone currently wondering, this guide can double as my Christmas list if you’ve been searching for the perfect thing to get me… if I don’t already buy it all right after writing this post.

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Nobody likes cold toes, but it always seems to be something ladies overlook on buying for themselves.. but they will be eternally grateful to you when they have toasty toes in these furry beasts.
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The absolute best lash and brow serum. I currently use the lash serum and have seen a huge amount of growth and fullness in my eyelashes. The brow serum is so great for those of us that have parts of our eyebrow that refuse to grow.
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Message boards are currently all of the hype in home décor. This one is perfect to put up in the kitchen with the menu posted, or add some quotes and hang it on a wall in your bedroom. Super cute & simple design.
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Good pajamas are severely underrated. I had always (and still am most of the time) been the girl that wears some old shorts and a ratty t-shirt to bed. But wearing a nice pair of pajamas to sleep or even just to lounge in is such a nice & cozy feeling.
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I am not sure if everyone has heard about T3, but there’s a lot of hype about it currently. At first, I was a non-believer.. but I just received my flat iron and curling iron in the last couple of weeks. AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO EXCITED ABOUT A HAIR PRODUCT IN MY LIFE. This curling iron literally heats in 10 seconds (I learned this lesson through a pretty painful burn when grabbing the barrel open-handed, so be careful and just not dumb like me), helps your hair hold curl 10x longer, and even has the ability to change out the barrel size. I cannot say enough good things about this, just buy it.
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Skip the bottle of wine and candle for the hostess and get something fresh like this snack box with cool combinations like S’mores and gummy bears. There’s even a good chance they will open that baby up at the party and you will get to eat your own gift!
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Clear skin is a gift that everyone deserves. This kit includes my FAVORITE mud mask, which pulls out impurities, along with moisturizing and purifying cleansers.
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This adorable necklace is the grownup version of the Limited Too “letter” necklaces some of us owned. This version is a little more polished and looks great stacked on top of other necklaces. Love the rose gold too!

Get out there and buy me somethin pretty. 😉 Just kidding, but get to shopping, and check that difficult woman right off your list!

Xo, Ciera