Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Home for the Holidays with Glade® at The Home Depot

This post is sponsored by Glade® at The Home Depot.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!

Well.  I caved.  I decorated the house for Christmas before we had even eaten Thanksgiving dinner.  In my defense-the girls have been begggggging us to put up our tree!  And I really just wanted to and I'm a grown up so I can do stuff like that ;).

The holidays are just magical with kids.  The girls LOVED decorating our tree!  We put on Home Alone, drank hot cocoa, and crossed our fingers that Phayre didn't drop any of the glass ornaments!  She only dropped and broke one so it felt like a major success.  Once we finished decorating the tree, Sloan kept standing back and admiring our tree which is exactly what I've always done!  It was the best night and I'm so glad we didn't wait to put our tree up.  I mean we get an extra week and a half to enjoy it!

We have an artificial tree that we've had for years.  If you're a fellow Oregonian you're thinking, "Shame Marisa!! Most of the countries Christmas trees are grown in Oregon, how can you have a fake tree?!"  Well, you're not wrong.  And while I love the idea of a real Christmas trees, there is about a 0% chance I could keep a tree alive for an entire month.  Also not super down with the pine needles and bugs.  So we have a fake tree and I love pulling her out of the box each year and fluffing her big beautiful branches :).

The one thing I miss about a real Christmas tree is the amazing smell.  I solved this problem though when I found the new holiday limited edition fragrances from Glade® at The Home Depot!  The Enchanted Evergreen scent makes our entire house smell like a Christmas tree farm.  I light one three wick candle in our living room and it makes our entire main floor small amazing.  I also love the Nutcracker Delight scent, it's a delicious hazelnut and praline scent.  Both scents are available in three wick candles and PlugIn scented oil air freshness refills.

Our holiday Glade® candles are spread out around the house.  I love that the candles come in a clear glass container.  There aren't any ugly stickers or anything on the container so it looks nice displayed.  Plus they're only $4.88 so I can't stop buying them!!  And the best part?  You can order them online from homedepot.com and have them shipped right to your door!

Happy holidays friends!

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Friday, November 23, 2018

2018 Black Friday Sales

Hi friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had so much fun spending the day with loved ones.  I went to bed with a very full belly and and even fuller heart.  We are driving from one festivity to the next and I've got the next two hours in the car (a car that happens to have wifi!) so it's time to get my Black Friday shopping on!  I thought I'd share my favorite deals with you guys!

Abercrombie and Fitch: 50% off the entire store and free shipping.  My favorite coat is on major sale!

Anthropologie: 30% off your entire purchase.  I grabbed a blanket, Christmas mugs, gloves, and three of these candles to give as gifts!

Boden: 30% off with code V4N9.  Grab this darling dress while you're there!

Cotton On: 40-75% off the entire store!  Sooooo many cute things!!  For the girls I love these flats, this rainbow dress, sweatshirt, sweatpants, and unicorn purse.  For Briar I love this Mickey tee and these jammies.

Crate and Kids: 20% off black friday event and free shipping over $49.

Gap: 50% off your entire purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY, no exclusions!

Gymboree:  50-75% off the entire store!  For the girls I love this beanie, vest, sweater, and sweater.  For Briar I love these snow boots, sweatshirt, and fleece jacket.

H&M: 30% off your entire purchase and free shipping with code 3238!  I grabbed the girls these Minnie sweatshirts for our upcoming Disney trip!

Hanna Anderson: All kids jammies are $25, plus 30% off everything else!  Time to grab the whole family Christmas Hanna jams!

J Crew: 50% off your entire purchase with code TGIF.  My all time favorite slippers that I've had for years are under $25!!

J Crew Factory: Up to 80% off, use code ADD2CART for additional discounts!!  I got Eric these slippers for $11.97!!  I also got him these sweats and this pullover.

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase with code DEALWITHIT.  Favorite items are these earrings,  mules, beanie, and jeans.

Nordstrom: Up to 60% off select items.

Old Navy: 50% off your entire purchase!  I grabbed my kiddos these ornaments.

Pottery Barn Kids: 25% off and free shipping with code GIFT25!

Target: Lots and lots of Black Friday door busters!

Urban Outfitters: Buy one item, get one 50% off!

West Elm: Tiered savings with code SAVEMORE.

Happy Shopping!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

2018 Men's Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for my kids is always so fun and easy.  And then I try to start to shop for Eric and I feel stumped!  I searched the far corners of the internet to make this list ;) and when I showed it to Eric he said he definitely approved.  Phew!!  Happy Shopping!

2018 Women's Holiday Gift Guide

This is hands down my favorite gift guide I've ever made!  I either have or need every single item on this list.  You're sure to find something here for you wife, sister, friend, mom, or... if you're like me and do ALL of this Christmas shopping, yourself :).  Happy shopping!

Cheetah scarf.  Hello most perfect scarf ever, I heart you!

Cashmier beanie.  I tried this on in store and fell in love.  It's so soft and darling on.

Candle.  Smells uhmazing and looks so pretty on our table.  I have one for myself and will be ordering more to give as gifts!

Stars and moon bracelet.  This bracelet caught my eye in the store, it's even more beautiful in person. Eric Brown-this would make a great stocking stuffer ;). 

Tassel earrings.  I have wanted earrings like this for awhile, but the tassels are always so massive.  These are just the right size, I love them!

Piñata ornament.  We each pick an ornament every year and as soon as I saw this one, I knew it was mine for this year!  This would make a super cute present for your sister or best friend!

Throw blanket.  Eric, go ahead and order me this ok?

Slippers.  I have had these for years.  One of those items that every woman should have!

Parka.  I have this coat in navy, but want it in mustard so bad!  It goes with everything and is SUPER warm!

Lounge pants.  These are crazy comfortable.  I have them in the marled black color and wear them way way too much.  You will love them!

Mascara.  This is my FAVORITE mascara that I have used forever!!  Every woman needs it!  I also love this contour palette if you are shopping for a makeup lover.

"Start the day with a smile and end it with champagne" dishtowel.  This is seriously so darling and needs to live in my kitchen.

Busy AF 2019 planner.  I need need this, I need this, I need this.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

2018 Toddler Boy Holiday Gift Guide

As promised, here is my gift guide for toddler boys!  We didn't really get much for Briar last year because he was such a tiny baby so I'm super excited to see him open presents this year!  I found soooo many cute boy things, I seriously wish I could buy them all!!

P.S. Someone please buy this airplane ride on toy so that I can live vicariously through you.  Eric might kill me if I buy one more ride on toy and it is seriously the cutest toy I've ever seen!

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Snow boots.  We are visiting Mt. Hood this weekend and I got these snow boots for Briar.  They're so darling and sure to keep his feet warm (and you can't beat the price!!).

Beanie.  Briar has had this had since last year and it's still my favorite!

Footed "alls" pajama.  These are hands down my favorite jammies for B!  If you follow the "need, read, want, wear" philosophy for buying gifts, these fit for the wear or need category!  The fabric is so soft and the little bum flap on the back is too cute.  I love the new  Wee Gallery collaboration prints that goumi just released, make sure to check those out!  I highly recommend these jammies PLUS you can save 20% with code HBB20.

Vehicle stacking blocks.  I ordered these for B, I have a feeling the "knocking the tower down" part will be his favorite part ;).

Construction vehicle utensils.  Are these not the cutest ever?!  Grabbed these for B too!

Light up doodle board.  I have been wanting to get Briar one of these for awhile.  I think it would be a great toy to bring on car rides and outings.

Remote control race car.  Another fun one that I think Briar would totally love.  It's like the toddler version of a remote control car!

Go Go Fire Station.  Briar is absolutely obsessed with the  Go Go cars so I've been wanting to buy him the fire station for awhile!  There is also  spiral town track that looks super fun!

Go Go cars.  These are B's absolute fave!

Ball.  These are the cutest balls EVER.  We have the vehicle one and the construction one!

Toddler crayons.  These were my girls favorite when they were younger.

Blue push car.  This is Briar's "big" gift this year!!

Junior basketball hoop.  I think Briar needs a basketball hoop and a  football this year :).  

Thursday, November 15, 2018

2018 Girls Holiday Gift Guide

HOW are we already talking about Christmas, friends?!  This year whizzed by and we're already nearing the most magical time of year!  I love looking around and planning what I'm going to get my kiddos.  Here are the things I'm loving for my own girls and a few things that we already have and love.  I hope you find something fun for your little lady here!

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Legos in case.  My girls could play with these legos forever.  I love that these ones come in a case!  We also have these  lego baseplates that the girls love building on.

Bicycle with basket and baby carrier.  Sloan wants a bike for Christmas so she's getting  this bicycle in pink.  We are actually going to get the smaller size in  purple for Phayre.  The price is awesome and I know they'll freak out over the little baby carriers in the back!

Roller Skates.  My mom already got Sloan these roller skates and they might just be the cutest things I've ever seen.  She also got her  these knee and elbow pads.  I keep seeing the price creep up on the  roller skates so if you're eyeing them, grab them fast!

Unicorn helmet.  This helmet comes in a few different colors!

Caboodle.  My girls need a place to keep all of their jewelry and lip gloss so I think these will be perfect.  I plan on putting some new  Poppy Lane and Co bracelets in them for Christmas (you can always save 15% on Poppy Lane and Co bracelets with code HELLOBABYBROWN15).

Microphone.  If you only buy one thing on this gift guide, buy this  microphone!!!  All three of my kids are obsessed with it (yes, even Briar loves singing into it)!

LOL Surprise Dolls.  No secret that my girls love LOL Dolls!!  I like the  Bling series because they come with a little loop on them so you can hang them like an ornament on the Christmas tree.  You can only order three at a time so I made two separate orders and got each of my girls three.

Knitted rainbow pillow.  We've had this pillow for awhile and my girls constantly play with it when they're playing make believe.  Plus is looks super cute on their beds!

Rainbow purse.  I ordered this for Sloan, but it's pretty small so I'm going to give it to Phayre instead.

Make a unicorn face stickers.  These are so cute, I ordered them for both of my girls.

Princess puzzle in purse case.  Sloan is going to love this puzzle and I love that it comes in a cute case.  We have several Crocodile Creek puzzles and love them.

Unicorn glitter color pencils.  I always get the girls art supplies for Christmas and I know they'll really love these because they have glitter.

Sparkly cat ear headphones.  Sloan has these already and Phayre is getting some for Christmas.

Knitted rainbow beanie with pom.  I had to get these for the girls, perfect to throw in their stockings and I know they'll wear them all winter long.

Dollhouse.  This is the dollhouse that we have and I cannot recommend it enough.  My girls play with it every single day.  There is also a  modern farmhouse one available that's super cute!

Unicorn snow tube.  CANNOT wait to use this in the snow this winter!!!

Books and workbooks.  I included a few of our favorites in the links below!

If you're looking for more gifts, I found a few things for my girls at Maisonette!  I love this  doll stroller and this  kitty doll!  You can save 15% with code HELLOBABYBROWN15.

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