BLACK FRIDAY SALE ROUND-UP #2

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ABLE (formerly Fashionable) has an AMAZING deal this weekend and I am so excited to be able to do some shopping.  I have sourced my favorite products that I have from them.  They are doing a buy more, save more sale that begins at 6pm on Thursday night and runs through midnight on Cyber Monday, the 27th.  They are offering 15% off purchases under $50, 20% off purchases $50-$200, and 30% off purchases over $200.



Babule Bar has so many great pieces right now. They are always my go-to for fun costume jewelry. I love all their dainty rings + necklaces to wear daily and all the statement necklaces + earrings for the holidays are All The Things! Don't miss the VIP BLACK FRIDAY 12 HOUR SALE ends 5am Nov. 24th use code VIP35 for 35% off! 



The CHILLEST BLACK FRIDAY EVER- 25% OFF your purchase when you use code DONTSTRESS. Here's what I'm loving from a retailer that does effortless so well. 



Ann Taylor is offering 50% OFF EVERYTHING using code THANKFUL for a limited time only! This is the perfect time to scoop up some classic goodies. I'm really digging their shoes and THAT belt! Grabbed a few things for myself. 



Major sale going over at Gap. Like basically 60% OFF. Here's the scoop.... BLACK FRIDAY SALE 50% OFF use code BLKFRIDAY and the an additional 10% OFF use code: JUST4YOU |That means that THE LEGGINGS I'm obsessed with were $79 now $35. Plus Free Shipping on all orders over $50. Hurry over there! 



West Elm is offering a BUY MORE, SAVE MORE sale now through Sunday.  In addition they have Black Friday Bonuses + Free Shipping.  If you are looking for a big ticket piece of furniture this holiday season, then now is the time to buy it!  They are offering 15% of $100+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $1000+, and 30% off $3,000+ purchases with the code SAVEMORE.



I feel like CB2 is a little hidden gem. They have so many beautiful modern pieces. I found so many perfect under $25 hostess gift ideas for you (and me) Not to mention their home decor. OMG. And I *may* or may not have gotten most of all my holiday decor from here this year. Use code SAVE15 at checkout and if you spend over $29 it's free shipping. Go see for yourself! 



Vince Camuto is one of my absolute favorite shoe brands and they have an amazing deal right now.  They are offering 50% off select styles with the code STEAL50 and 40% off everything else with the code BLACKFRIDAY40.  That means the amazing booties that you see me wearing all the time are only $83!

Apple Cider Mimosa

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This simple and festive cocktail is sure to be a hit on Thanksgiving straight on through New Years. It was recently featured in the World Market FUNsgiving post I did on their blog a few weeks back, and you can see it in it's entirety here. This drink is one I've been serving for years and everyone always asks for more. So I thought I'd share it with you. I'll be serving them tomorrow for all my guest. Now, the Champagne + Apple cider ratio is totally up to you. Ha! 

Xx
Landyn

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED


  • apple cider
  • champagne
  • apple, sliced thin
  • cinnamon sticks
  • pretty gold straws
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WHAT TO DO 


  1. Fill glass 1/2 way with apple cider.
  2. Fill the rest with Champagne. 
  3. Float a cinnamon stick and garnish with apple slice.

See, so simple...is it even really a recipe. lol
Happy Thanksgiving! 
Xx
Landyn


BLACK FRIDAY SALES ROUND-UP POST #1

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jacket (similar) | denim | boots | hat | glasses (similar)

On your mark, get set, SHOP!  Alright ladies, let's see if between the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales we can get the majority of our Christmas shopping done.  I have published some of my favorite gift guides (with more to come next week), so your lists should be all drawn up and ready to go.  I have scoured the web for all the best Black Friday deals and I am here to share them with you.  Are you excited?  I know I am!


SHOPBOP

Shopbop is having a huge buy more, save more sale right now that ends on 11/26 at 11:59 PST.  You can get 20% off purchases of $200+, 25% off purchases of $500+, and 30% off purchases of $800+ with the code MORE17.


J. CREW

J.Crew is offering 40% off full-price merchandise with the code THANKU now through November 26 at 11:59 EST.  Now is a great time to snatch up my buffalo check cape if you didn't get it earlier.  That also means that the parka jacket on the gift guide for her is now only $219.  I would also check these New Balances that I got last year for Christmas.  I love them!


BOBBI BROWN

Bobbi Brown is my absolute favorite make-up brand and they are offering a really great Black Friday Deal.  While their make-up is not on sale, they are offering a make your own 5-piece gift set if you spend $50+ and the kit includes a full-size lipstick and full-sizes mascara or eyeliner.  If you spend $75+ you get a free make-up bag.  They also are offering free shipping and gift wrap.  You also get 15% off if you join their newsletter.


BANANA REPUBLIC

Banana Republic is offering 50% off all full-priced items without any restrictions now until 11/27.  Let me tell you, their necklaces are something else this year!


EXPRESS

Express is offering 50% off all merchandise + free shipping.  No code needed.

GIFT GUIDE FOR YOUR FATHER-IN-LAW

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It's Mister's turn! You guys know how much I love Mister and I love that you guys love him so much too! I have enjoyed letting you get to know him through my blog. I am blessed to have a father-in-law, and mother-in-law that have watched me grow up and love me like a daughter.  If you have a father-in-law who has some of the same interest as Mister, then you have just hit the jackpot.  Even if you don't, there are so many awesome gifts for your father-in-law that you will for sure find something for that special father-in-law (or dad) on your list.

1.  Popcorn on the Cob:  You guys all know Mister pretty well, but what you probably didn't know about him is that he LOVES popcorn.  Well really he loves salt, but popcorn is his favorite vehicle to get salt into this mouth.  You pre-butter and salt these corn cobs, place them in the paperbag, microwave them, and viola you have popcorn literally right off the cob.

2.  Adventure Wagon:  Mister builds a lot of things and is constantly hauling supplies around.  They also live in the mountains, so he is always having to bring wood up to the house for fires in the fall and winter.  This wagon is absolutely perfect.  It has huge tires so it is great off-road and it folds up for easy storage.  They RV all the time, so this would fit great under the bus.  As a side note, it is also perfect if you go to the beach frequently and don't like schlepping 18 loads of stuff like a human donkey.

3. Popcorn Maker:  Is two popcorn related gifts out of the first three gifts on the guide too much?  This bad boy can pop 10 cups of popcorn in 3 minutes, but it is small enough to sit on your kitchen counter.  It also would be perfect to go in a movie room or basement, if your in-laws have one.  Best part, now through December 25th you can get it for 25% off with the code POPCORN.

4.  Where Chef's Eat:  Mister loves researching places to eat when they travel to different cities.  If you father-in-law is a foodie, then this book is definitely for him.  It provides restaurant information and reviews by actual professional chefs to over 3,000 restaurants in over 30 countries.

5. Copper Fire Pot:  How gorgeous is this fire pot.  It would be perfect for grandpa to roast marshmallows with the grandkids or make yummy smores. 

6. Electric Firestarter:  No this is not some fancy blowdryer or curling iron for your father-in-law.  It is an awesome electric firestarter that you can use to start the charcoal or woodchips in your grill or smoker.  Steve has one and loves his and I already have one in my cart for Mister.

7.  Dress Shirt:  I literally buy at least one of these for Mister every year.  He actually calls them his Landy shirts because I have given him so many of them.  They are the perfect shirt.  They are no-iron and less than $50!

8.  Shaving Kit:  If your father-in law has facial hair like Mister does, then you are definitely going to want to get him this fancy shaving kit.  It comes with a shaving brush and full-sized bottles of their most popular products.

9. Desk Organizer:  Grab this for all of the Mr. Fix-it's in your life.  It would look so cute on a desk or in a workshop organizing all the screws and nails he keeps in there.  The cool part is that they are made of recycled steel and salvaged tool parts.

10.  Thermos:  Speaking of the woodshop, this thermos is perfect for keeping your coffee hot while you are away from the kitchen.  Whether you father-in-law travels, loves to tailgate, has a commute or spends his day in his workshop, this is the perfect gift for them.

11. Grill Prep Tray:  Perfect for the grill master!  These trays are so cool.  They come as a set of two- either white and black or red and black- and they stack together and interlock.  You can carry your raw meat out on one tray and then snap it under the bottom tray and put your cooked meat on that tray.  No worries of cross-contamination.

12.  Fleece Pullover:  A great basic staple that you can't go wrong with.  It comes in 8 colors and I have seen it in store.  It looks so soft and warm!

13.  Orbit Key Locator:  Okay, this thing is so cool.  You can clip it onto your keys or slip it in your wallet and it will help you find it.  Always loosing your phone?  All you have to do is press the button on your phone and it will ring the phone for you...even if it is on silent!  Need to know they last time or place you had your keys; this system has GPS so you can identify exactly where your keys or phone was and the last time you had them.

14.  Hammock:  This hammock is awesome!  It is made out of a performance yarn that is hand woven and is UV resistant and weather safe so it will hold up to the great outdoors.

15.  Flannel Lined Slippers: These slippers are so handsome and a great price at under $50.  The best part is that they have over a 4.5 star rating and 2000+ positive reviews.


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GIFTS FOR YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW

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Mother-in-laws can be tricky to buy for.  You might not be exactly sure what size they wear and lord knows you do not want to guess wrong on that.  Or maybe you are newly married and you aren't sure exactly what your mother-in-law likes.  Or maybe your mother-in-law always tells you the dreaded, "I don't want anything" when you ask her what she wants.  Luckily, below are some gifts that are SURE to guarantee you favorite daughter-in-law status.

1.  Family Cookbook:  This cookbook is absolutely perfect for a family that has a lot of family recipes that should be shared or written down for posterity.  I love that it has a place to put a picture of the dish and who the recipe originated from.

2.  Herringbone Striped Throw:  When in doubt, buy a throw.  I love the subtle herringbone pattern in this throw combined with the gray stripe.  Perfect for cozying up on the couch with a good book.

3.  Intersection of Love Photo:  This gift is so unique.  It allows you to put the names and the important milestone dates that matter to your mother-in-law.  Maybe it is their date they were married, an important anniversary date, the date her kids or grandkids were born.  You can also change the frame material to match how many years your in-law's have been married.

4.  Earrings:  You might not be able to buy your mother-in-law diamond earrings, but you can buy her some really great knock-offs.  Two carat earrings for less than $50; that's a steal.

5.  Luggage Set:  If you have in-laws that love to travel or live out-of-town and visit frequently then a good set of luggage is a must.  I love the chevron detail on this set that comes in four colors.

6.  Slip Pillowcase:  I have this pillowcase and it is my absolute favorite.  It is made of pure silk and it helps prevent wrinkles, pillow creases on your face, and helps keep your hair from breaking.  The perfect gift for the mother-in-law who takes great care of her skin.

7.  Apron:  This beautiful gray apron from William-Sonoma is so beautiful and well made.  Perfect for the mother-in-law who is always in the kitchen.  The thing I love about this apron is that because it is plain you can have it embroidered with her initials or the names of all of her grandkids.

8.  Water Can: Could this water can be any prettier?  I would almost be afraid to use it it is so gorgeous.  I would love it just for display. Perfect for the gardening grandma.

9.  Cardigan:  If you are looking to buy clothes for your mother-in-law you, you know you can not go wrong with a cardigan.  This circle cardigan is perfect because it is shorter in the front and longer in the back, so it covers the bum.  It also has over 1300 reviews and an almost five star rating.  #winner.

10. My Life Story Journal:  Has your mother-in-law lived an extrodinary life so far?  Does she have a story that you want to live on after she is gone?  Is your family into memory and record keeping?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to get this journal.  It is divided into 9 different sections and offers written prompts, it provides a way for your mother-in-law to share her story for generations to come.

11.  Cozy Throw:  This throw is a little bit pricey, but I felt it when I was in the store the other day and it is the softest thing you have every felt.  Plus, aren't her kids all grown-up now?  That means she finally gets to have nice stuff in her house.  Treat her!

12.  Tassel Necklace:  Jewelry is like a cardigan or throw...always a safe bet.  I love the combination of the tassel and the disk on this necklace.  I will say that the disk and tassel are much larger then the scale of this picture shows, so click through to check it out on the model.

13. Jewelry Travel Case:  I really should be getting this for myself.  The way that I travel with jewelry is a travesty.  I am typically sticking things everywhere.  I love the champagne pink color of this case and the fact that it has so much storage space for larger pieces like statement necklaces and cuffs.

14.  Eyeshadow Palette: This is the perfect neutral eye shadow palette if you have a make-up loving mother-in-law.  These colors are so beautiful and so high quality.

15.  Reading Glasses Holder:  If you have a mother-in-law, or father-in law for that matter, who is always loosing their reading glasses, then you need to get them this little device.  It is a magnet with a hook on the front piece that you can slip your glasses through.  The magnet stays in place and your glasses stay within easy reach.


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GIFTS FOR THE TWEEN GIRL

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Raise your hand if you have a tween or teen girl in your life?  As you know, I have one that is straddling that line between tween and young teen.  These can be tricky waters to navigate because they are starting to grow up and like the same kinds of things that the "big girls" like, but they are also still holding on to a little bit of the young girl.  If you find yourself scratching your head on what to do for this girl, then this gift guide is for you.  My gift guide for the tween and teen girl has all sorts of ideas that will made shopping for your hormonal, sweet, infuriating, loving girl a blast.

1.  Unicorn Hair:  Okay, what tween girl doesn't want the unicorn mermaid hair that this product promises.  Heck, maybe even I do.  This awesome product allows your daughter to experiment with dying her hair wild colors without any commitment.  There semi-permanent vegetable dye process is completely safe and washes out over time.  They have tons of different colors if pink isn't for your girl.  This would make an AWESOME stocking stuffer.

2. Spend the Night Bag:  I am going to be honest, I basically want every single item from the Emily and Meritt line at PB Teen.  This duffle bag is the perfect bag for your girls spend the night invites or weekend trips.  I love that it is stylish and sophisticated, but still totally appropriate for a tween or teen.

3.  Unicorn Onesie:  Okay what is it with unicorns this year?  It must be a thing.  Lily has a unicorn onesie that I swear she never, ever takes off.  This one is fabulous because you guys know I love stars.  Best part, it is 40% off right now and still available in all sizes.  Move fast!

4.  YAY Wall Sign: Lily is asking to re-do her room for Christmas again this year.  What can I say?  She comes by it honest.  I love this wall sign from, you guessed it, the Emily and Meritt line at PB Teen.  If you are interested, snatch it up now because it is on sale.

5.  Adidas Gazelle Sneakers:  Adidas is making a huge comeback and it is fun to see my kids wearing what we wore in high school.  These retro sneakers are so cute and I love the color choices they have.  Note that they do run really big so you want to order a size down to make sure they fit.

6. Phone Case:  A teen girl can never have to many phone cases and I am loving this pink marble case.  It is made of a silicone material, but it is very durable.  A great stocking stuffer idea because it is only $20!

7.  Adidas Hooded Sweatshirt:  Remember how I said Adidas was making a major comeback?  My kids wear uniforms to school, but we are always looking for things that will keep them warm over their uniforms.  Lily also plays sports, so this is the perfect thing to wear to and from volleyball or softball practice.

8.  Distressed Jeans:  Question, do you think an adult could fit into girl sizes of these jeans?  Asking for a friend.  My Lily is already wearing women's sizes, but there are so many cute girls clothes out there right now to choose from.

9.  Gold Butterfly Chair:  Basically I should have just made an Emily and Meritt gift guide because that I how much I am loving everything in their line.  I have included even more ideas in my selections at the bottom of this post.  How cute would this look in a girls room or a "play room".  What do you call your playroom once your kids get older...?

10.  Magenta Pouch:  Whether they need to have something to put their pens in (see number 11) or just need a pouch to throw in their purse or book bag, this is the perfect solution.  What teen girl doesn't love fun, bright colors?  I love that is is created by an artist who employees other artists and give them the opportunity to grow their own artistic careers. 

11.  Coloring Pencils:  Pencils, gel pens, markers, art supplies.  I am not sure what it is about tween girls, but you can NEVER go wrong with getting them art supplies.  Lily is constantly asking for new sets of pens and pencils. 

12. High Top Wedge Sneakers:  Since my kids do wear uniforms, Lily is constantly looking for ways to express her since of style within the boundaries of the uniform guidelines.  A great way for us to do that is through shoes and accessories.  I love these wedge suede high tops.  Hopefully Lily is not looking at this post, because I think she is going to find these under the tree on Christmas morning.

13.  Wireless Photo Printer:  I am 100% getting this for Lily this year.  This wireless photo printer is amazing because not only can you print off all of your social media photos, but it basically serves as an on-the-go photobooth.  Through the app, you can personalize your photos with borders, text, emojis, and different designs.  Since it is wireless, your friends can connect to the printer and print out all of their favorite social media pictures too!

14.  Make Your Own Nail Polish Kit:  They might as well have called this every tween girls dream.  Seriously, why did they not have things like this when I was growing up.  It comes with 8 different colors to create any combination you want, plus all the mixing tools and bottles you need to make five of your own custom nail colors.

15.  Polaroid Camera:  All that is old is new again.  Isn't that how it always goes.  If the wireless photo printer in #13 is to new fangled gadget for you, then this Polaroid camera is the perfect solution.  Just point, shoot and shake.


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GIFT GUIDE FOR BOYS

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It is time to get shopping for the boys in your life.  Luke is ten and I would say that this gift guide for boys is perfect for boys anywhere from five years old to thirteen years old, although there are a couple of items that even  your teen boys would like.  Buying Christmas gifts for boys is usually easier for me because they want specific things typically, rather than clothes.  I feel very confident that you guys are going to find something on this gift guide for all the boys on your list.  I know I did!

1.  Walkie Talkie's:  Luke and Lily have a set of walkie-talkies and they love to play with them.  They are really in to adventure and the outdoors (see gift #8), and these are perfect for that.  However, the kids are so cute and will use them just talkiing to each other from their bedrooms.

2.  Spike Ball Game:  My kids LOVE this game.  They will play it out in the driveway but it is also an awesome game to take to play on the beach or at the park.

3.  Dri-Fit Compression Tights:  I  know boys aren't typically dying to get clothing for Christmas, but they will love getting these.  Luke literally wears them EVERYWEAR and under everything.  He would literally wear them to church if I let him.  I promise when your little boy will love them as much as Luke does.

4.  Over the Door Basketball Hoop:  We have a nerf basketball hoop over Luke's door, but I think it might be time to graduate to a sturdier hoop. 

5.  Nintendo Switch:  What gift guide for boys would be complete without a gaming device?  The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest gifts of the year, so you will need to move fast.  This one is cool because it is both a home gaming system and a handheld gaming device all in one.

6.  Darth Vader Bedding:  I am obsessed with this brand of bedding I just discovered.  They have the cutest bedding that includes duvet covers with matching pillows that help complete the design.  They have designs for girls and boys that range from ballerinas mermaids to dinosaurs, astronauts, and more.  This set would be PERFECT if you have a Star Wars loving son.

7. Goal Post Set:  We are obviously big football fans in this house and if you are too, then this gift is a must buy.  Your little guy will be outside non-stop playing with it...and isn't that every mother's dream.

8. Outdoor Exploration Kit:  If you have followed my Insta-stories for a while, then you know my kids love to play outside and basically pretend that they are on an episode of Survivor.  In fact, Lily is 100% convinced that she wants to be on the show.  I have basically bought each of the items in this kit individually for my kids and I wish that I had found this kit before I did that.  If you have a wilderness explorer, then this definitely needs to be on your list.

9.  Vivofit Jr.:  This watch and activity tracker is great for kids.  Not only does it track their activity, but it always you to set chores and task reminders as a parent through the app.  the other thing that is really cool is that when they reach different activity benchmarks and tasks they are able to advance through a game that is attached to their watch through an app on mobile devices.

10.  ENO Nest Hammock:  I guess the theme of this year's boys gift guide is outdoor adventure.  These ENO hammocks are so cool.  They are easy to put up and very portable.  They are perfect for the backyard, the park or camping.

11.  BB8 Lego Kit:  This is basically every Lego lovers dream and every mother's worst nightmare.  The cool thing about this kit, besides the fact that it is really cute, is that it comes with a display stand, decorative display plaque, and small BB8 figure.  Be warned though.  This set is not for the faint of heart.  It has over 1100 pieces!

12.  Nike Hoodie Jacket:  This is another one of Luke's favorites.  Perfect for over the uniform or to and from cold practices and games.

13.  NFL Red Zone Game:  This is Luke's #1 favorite game.  You get to choose from all the teams in the NFL and then play against your favorite or least favorite teams.  You pull offensive and defensive cards and have to develop your game strategy to outsmart the opposing team's "coach".

14.  Light-up Hoverball:  Who is sick from having your walls beaten up by balls being kicked around in the house?  This is apparently the solution for all of us.  It has over 300 reviews and a 5 star rating on Amazon and all those people can't be wrong.

15.  Glow in the Dark Bike:  How cool is this glow in the dark bike?  It will glow for over an hour after dark when it has been exposed to the sun for at least one hour.  You won't have to worry about your bike rider not being visible after dark.



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GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM

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Do you get anxiety just thinking about what you should get the man in your life for Christmas every year?  Is your husband, boyfriend, brother, father, the hardest person in the world to shop for Christmas for each year?  I know mine is.  Luckily I have you covered with every type of gift you can imagine.  Whether you are looking for a gift for your fitness lover, your grillmaster, or your techie, you will find it and more ideas right here.   And guess what, this year I have stepped up my gift guide game and now each item on the guide is clickable.  All you have to do click on the picture of the item on the guide and it will take you straight there.


1. Watch: I think that watches make the best guy gifts.  Steve and I are actually doing Apple Watches this year, but any other year I would totally be down with this watch.  I love the light strap and the really masculine looking face.  It is a perfect casual, everyday watch.

2. T-Shirt:  These are literally Steve's favorite t-shirts of all time.  I can not even begin to count how many I have bought him over the years.  They are a little pricey for a t-shirt, but I promise they are worth every penny.  They hold up so well, even after repeated washes.

3.  Travel Coffee Mug:  If you have a commuter who is a coffee lover, then this is the gift for you.  Made by everyone's favorite water bottle maker, this mug will keep his coffee hot no matter how long his commute.  No need to heat his morning cup up in the microwave anymore.

4.  Gray Leather Sneakers:  I love these sneakers.  The color is perfect and I love that they are leather so they are a little dressier.  Best part is that they come in a size 15 so I can actually get a pair for Steve.

5.  Wireless Charging Pad:  This is a freaking genius invention.  I might actually be buying one for myself.  All you have to do is lay your phone down on the pad and it charges without even having to plug it in!

6.  Wi-Fi Plug: Okay, this is another one I am totally geeking over.  Basically with this plug you can make any outlet in your home Wi-Fi enabled.  That means you can turn lights on or off, turn the coffee maker on or off, turn a fan on all without having to get up from the comfort of your couch or bed.  It also works remotely, so you can turn lights on and off without even being home. 

7.  Backpack Briefcase:  I got this for Steve for his birthday earlier in the month and he LOVES it.  He travels during the pre-season quite a bit and this is backpack is so comfortable.  He loves being able to have his hands free and it is a lot easier on his back then a messenger style bag.

8.  Lightning Charger:  These portable chargers will make sure that your guy is never in a bind if any of his devices loose battery power.  It has two different charging heads so it means you can charge with any type of USB device.

9.  Apple AirPods:  Steve has these as well and loves them.  It is so nice to have earbuds in without all the cords.  These are another great option if you have a guy who travels a lot or has a long commute.

10. Tommy John Underwear:  This type of underwear and the Lululemon are the only underwear that Steve will wear.  These are so comfortable and will keep thing nice and snug...if you know what I mean.

11. Bluetooth Speaker: Every guy needs a good Bluetooth speaker.  This one is great because its cylindrical shape means that it projects sound 360 degrees rather than just forward. 

12. AG Twill Pants:  You guys are all familiar with my struggle to find clothes, in particular pants, that fit Steve's build.  Well look no further than these pants.  Steve absolutely loves these pants and we buy them in every single color.  They are a great option if you are looking for a pant that is cut like a jean but is a little dressier.  Steve even wears his into the office.

13.  Bluetooth Key Locator:  How many of you have husbands that loose their keys all the time and then turn the entire house upside down looking for them?  If you have one of these, then this is the gift for you. The best part is that these can be put in or attached to anything that frequently gets lost, not just keys.

14.  Laser Cut Stadium Map:  If you have a sports nut in your house, then this is the gift for you.  These laster cut stadium city maps are so cool and the level of detail is amazing.  As you guys know, Steve played for the University of Michigan and I think this would be the perfect gift for him to put in his office.  Michigan holds so many wonderful memories for him and I love that this could be a reminder of them for him.

15.  Steak Knives:  We have Hammerstahl knives and they are the absolute best.  If your husband is a meat lover like mine, then you have to buy these.  Their knives are so high quality and will last you forever.


FOR THE TECHIE



FOR THE GRILL MASTER



FOR THE MAN ON THE GO



FOR THE WELL DRESSED MAN



FOR THE SPORTS ENTHUSIAST



FOR THE GYM RAT



LANDYN'S WISH LIST

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I am so excited to share my wish list for this year with you guys.  Hopefully my husband and the rest of my family will take a little looksie and find a gift for me.  I mean I am practically teeing it up for them.  Hopefully you will find something on my wish list that will end up under your tree too.

1. YSL Purse:  I put a couple of major splurges on this gift guide, but hey a girl's gotta dream.  I have had my eye on the YSL purse for a long time.  I have ogled them in the window and I may have danced around in the store with it on.   Who knows maybe Santa has a big budget this year.

2. Northface Quilted Jacket:  I need a new long jacket and I was on the hunt and then stumbled upon this one and had to change my mind.  I love the quilted body and the sweater knit sleeves.  It is absolutely perfect for Nashville's climate.  Even if you live in a colder climate you could probably wear this under a heavier jacket.

3. Versace Crystal Noir Perfume:  I have worn this perfume for 15 years, but haven't worn it in a couple of years.  I recently walked by someone who was wearing it and it made me miss it so bad.  So, on the list it went! 

4.  Tennis Shoes: You know I am always down for a new pair of tennis shoes and I am loving these all gray Adidas.

5. Pajamas:  One of my favorite brands of all time makes pajamas!  Have you guys been holding out on me and knew this all along or is this a new development.  Regardless, I have to have them.  I can only imagine how soft and comfortable they are.

6. Leather Collar Blazer:  This blazer is pricey, but amazing!  I am in love with the leather detailing on the collar.  I didn't think they could make a style of blazer that I didn't have already, but they proved me wrong.

7.  Hat Box:  You guys should see me when I am traveling.  I basically have to wear every hat that I am taking on vacation because I don't have a way to pack them without them getting smushed.  Well not anymore.  My favorite Calpak luggage now has a matching hat box!  I can  not even!!!  They also make matching packing cubes that I have to get too!

8. Joggers:  Yes, these totally look like MC Hammer pants.  Yes they will be your new favorite go to joggers. They are even made with Nike's Dry-Fit fabric so you won't break a sweat while you are running around town doing your errands.

9. Ear Cuff: Am I too old to wear an ear cuff?  I sure hope not because I am totally getting these.  I love that it is small and tasteful, but still a little edgy.  Just like me.  Best part...it's less than $24.

10. La Mer Foundation:  My dear friend Melissa Schleicher, Carrie Underwood's make-up artist, just told me about this and absolutely swears by it.  I don't think I could ever pull the trigger on a $100 bottle of foundation, but that's what are gifts for?

11. Louboutin Pumps: This is another I wish item, but I am obsessed with these shoes.  I love, love, love the spike detailing around the shoe and the heel.  So cool.  Again classic, with a little bit of edge.  Sign me up!

12.  Cropped Sweatshirt:  Can a girl have too many sweatshirts?  Wait, I don't want to know the answer to that question.  In my world of athlesiure wear and joggers, you can't.  I love that this one is cropped and has thumb holes.  They would look perfect with a high-waisted legging.

13. Electric Griddle:  My griddle has seen better days, but it is a must have appliance in my house.  Perfect for all manner of breakfast food.  Best part is that it has a warming drawer that you can keep your pancakes and bacon while you are making your next batch.

14.  Apple Watch:  Okay this is a bit of a cheat item because Steve and I have already agreed to get each other an Apple Watch for Christmas.  I have a first generation one and it is time for an upgrade.  I am super excited about this one.

15.  Apple Watch Bands:  No one wants just the basic band for their brand new Apple Watch.  The best part is that I found these for less than $20 and they come in eight different colors and a couple of different styles; although, I am loving the wrap band on this one since it is really on trend right now.

 

 

 

GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

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Today is the day that we have all been waiting for.  I am launching my 2017 gift guides this week and I have so many fun things to share with you.  I am going to kick it off with my gift guide for her, but I will be publishing multiple gift guides per day, so make sure you check back often.  I will also be doing a complete round-up of all of your Black Friday deals at the end of the week.  I will be sharing more details on that towards the end of the week, but I just wanted to give you a heads up. So without further ado, here are all the fun things you need for the women in your life...or maybe to put on your own wish list and send to the hubby.

1.  Sorel Boots: I have had a pair of Sorel boots since I moved to Minnesota and I absolutely love them.  They are a must if you live in a cold or wet climate, but I still wear mine even in Nashville.  They are such a great staple for you winter closet.  I absolutely love this stone gray color, but they have this same style but different colors and patterns.

2. Plaid Flannel Pajamas:  I think every girl should wake up to a new pair of pajamas under the tree.  Last year one of the best selling items of the holiday were the Moonlight pajamas, (They are still awesome and come in a couple new patterns.  I love mine!) and I think this year these pair are going to be a big hit.  They come in 8 different patterns/colors for you to choose from.

3. Cream Sweater: I have been eyeing this sweater for forever.  Anne-Claire has it and I covet it every time she comes in to the office wearing it.  I love the loose turtleneck and bell sleeves. It is going on my list and should definitely go on yours.

4.  Sunglasses: My absolute favorite sunglasses are back in stock!  And here is the best part, you can get 10% off with the code LANDYN10.  You better grab these quick because people have been begging for these to come back.

5. Pavé Ear Climbers:  These earrings ares so gorgeous and subtle.  I love that they are a cuff earring but they also have a back in them so they are easier to put and keep in.  I am a huge fan of Stella and Dot jewelry and these are a great price for less than $40.

6. Black Leather Gloves: I don't know why, but I always think that gloves, hats and scarves make such great gifts.  These leather gloves aren't just functional though, they are so chic with the star detailing on them.  You know I have a thing for stars, so I couldn't pass these up.

7.  Gold Ring Purse: Guys, this is a dead ringer dupe for the Chole Nile purse that has been the it purse of the season.  This dupe is so good and the best part is that it is under $100.  I promise if you carry this, no one is going to know the difference between it and the Chole.

8.  Wrap Leather Strap Watch: Leather wrap watches are super hot right now and I am loving this one.  The gold stud details are so cool. 

9. Layered Necklace:  This is the perfect gift if you have a newlywed or new mom on your gift list.  This beautiful layered pendant necklace is actually engravable, so you can put initials or dates on the necklace.  Here is the other cool part.  The two necklaces are detachable so you can wear them together, alone, or give one to someone else and keep one.  They are like a grown up BFF necklace!

10. Parka Stadium Coat:  This one is for all of my cold weather friends.  This coat is a little pricey, but it is so gorgeous and totally worth it.  I love the faux fur hoodie and it is actually detachable if it is not cold enough to need it.

11.  Druzy Double Ring:  I have this ring and I absolutely LOVE it!  Seriously, stop what you are doing right now and go ahead and just buy it for yourself.  We all need a Christmas present from ourselves to ourselves.  That's a thing right?  This ring is gorgeous and makes such a statement.

12.  Faux Leather Moto Leggings:  I have these and they are everything you would ever want in a pair of leggings and more.  They are made by Spanx, so you know they are going to suck you in and hold you up in all the places that you need to be tucked and sucked.  I love the moto detailing on these too.  It gives them a little edge.  Trust me, you need these in your closet.

13. Charger Bracelet: This thing is genius.  I have to have one.  First of all, it is the cutest, most stylish bangle bracelet.  Then BAM, you open it up and it is a phone charger.  Seriously amazed.  The perfect gift if you are a girl on the go!

14. Hunter Plaid Shirt:  You guys know that my love for Rails shirts is for real.  There are three new patterns this year that I am loving.  This one that I have featured, the ash/bone which is a washed out black, and the midnight pine.  Definitely scoop one up.

15. Marble Sneakers:  Really do I need to say any more.  Who does not need a marble sneaker in their life?  It is basically combining my love of marble and slip-on sneakers.  How cute would they look paired with black joggers!?

 


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