GIFT GUIDE 2020: little ones

1 // LEGO City Central Airport
2 // Schoenhut Classic Wooden Toy Guitar
3 // Husqvarna Toy Leaf Blower
4 // National Geographic Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit
5 // Kids Made Modern Kids Art Supplies Set
6 // Sunnylife Jumbling tower lucite game
7 // BlissLights Sky Lite projector
8 // VIRO Rides VR 550E Electric Scooter
9 // Franklin Sports Pro Hoops LED with Basketball
10 // Educational Insights Artie 3000 The Coding Robot

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GIFT GUIDE 2020: for the gents

1 // Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ice Fishing Reel & Rod Combo
2 // Simms Single Haul Fishing Cap
3 // What’s Gaby Cooking Mini Rub Set
4 // J.Crew Highland Skye jacket
5 // Veja SDU Lace-Up Sneakers
6 // Grand Grill Daddy Grill Cleaning Brush
7 // JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth speaker
8 // Mud Pie Christmas Deer Bust Bottle Stopper
9 // Fjallraven Classic Knit Hat
10 // Camp Chef Flat Top Grill

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GIFT GUIDE 2020: for the ladies

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it’s on to the most wonderful time of the year – GIFT GUIDE time! Ladies first…


1 // Adrienne Landau beanie
2 // Mark & Graham Terminal 1 cosmetic case
3 // OFFLINE Packable Puffer Jacket
4 // L.L. Bean Wicked Good Shearling Slipper
5 // J. Crew velvet bow
6 // Lululemon Everywhere belt bag
7 // Dudley Stephens Park Slope turtleneck
8 // Made By Mary knot ring
9 // HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style
10 // J. Crew Dreamy cotton pajamas

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Download: Thanksgiving 2020

2020 has definitely looked different. And Thanksgiving was more of the same. Marcus cooked a bird and stuffing, and I whipped up some fresh sourdough, my grandma’s spitzbuben cookies and homemade Bailey’s that we shared from afar.

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TTD faves: festive and cozy 2020

Tis the season to get seriously cozy. And on top of that, it’s 2020 and cozy is one of the only ways we are getting through things some days. There is nothing better than a new set of thermals and a pine scented candle to get me in the mood.

Snuggle up with a few of these items and enjoy the season ahead!

Stars Above Thermal Pajama Set
Urban Outfitters Plush Teddy Slipper Sock
Club Monaco Birdseye Pom-Pom Beanie
Capri Blue Fir & Firewood Jar Candle
Ralphie Holiday Mug By Anthropologie
L.L. Bean Moccasin Slipper
Saranoni XL Throw Blanket

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Friday faves

United States of Karl

Thanksgiving is going to look a little different for us this year, but we are planning on making the best of it. I received an e-newsletter from local illustrator Laura Palmer of XO-LP this week and she shared some of her darling free Thanksgiving printables. I think the boys and I will do these this weekend to use for our tablescape.

‘Tis the season to sip some spirits, and in honor of that, I whipped up a batch of homemade Bailey’s this week to prepare!

I was served an ad on Facebook today for a Home Alone BarkBox and I’m not sure how I didn’t buy it. I mean, ‘Ya Little Jerky?!’

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Friday faves

[not a single spot undecorated this year]

Our halls are decked and one of my absolute favorite additions this year is this wireless remote control electrical outlet switch for our indoor Christmas lights. “Number 664 will be going on right about… now.”

I love snagging delicious cheese to go from The Cheese Shop in Des Moines, and I made a beeline into the store on a recent Thursday to grab one of the best I’ve ever had, the elusive Black Betty. It only comes out around this time of year, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

I stumbled upon this photo exhibit in an old magazine I finally sat down with this week. It served as a reminder of how quickly time goes by and to remember to cherish the little things.

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TTD home: holiday favorites 2020

My halls are already decked. I mean, it’s 2020 and this year has been a doozy, so why the heck not! I have snagged a few new things this year to add to my Christmas decor collection. Have you gotten a jump start on your decorating this year?

Threshold x Studio McGee Cylinder wooden tree
Williams Sonoma Winter Forest Candle
Hobby Lobby mini cedar wreath
Anthropologie Jingle Bell Bottle Opener
Hobby Lobby wooden nutcracker
Anthropologie North Pole Juice Glass
Wondershop Tinsel Christmas Tree
Wondershop Sleigh Rides Hanging Sign
Wondershop Santa Sleigh & Reindeer Garland
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Holiday Advent Calendar
Anthropologie Holiday Tree Teaspoons
Threshold x Studio McGee 3ft Artificial Plain Wood Vessel Tree
Ashland Seagrass Tree Collar
Celebrate It Grosgrain Stripes Ribbon

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Little looks: Christmas jammies 2020

It should come as no surprise that as the clock struck midnight on Halloween, my children’s pajamas magically turned from bats and skeletons to trees and elves. Well, not literally, but the change was abrupt! We love festive jammies around these parts and I would love to share a few of my favorites with you. But act fast, these seem to be going fast these days.

one // two // three
four // five // six
seven // eight

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Friday faves

[Nothing cuter than a Fitz in a tree]

Christmas decorating is in full force at our house. Spreading cheer is number one on my list this year! As soon as I saw a sneak peek of these wooden trees on social media, I knew I had to have them.

I’ve been on the lookout for some fun holiday print face coverings for the boys to wear to school during the month of December and I love these plaids from Old Navy. And they have them for adults too!

Doing meal planning on Sundays is something that is a work-in-progress for me ALWAYS. Some of my recent favorites have been coming from Half Baked Harvest though and just felt like I should share. You know, just in case you are struggling too!

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