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Christmas Gift Guide: Upgrade the Man Cave

Friday, November 16, 2018
By far, the most difficult person on my list to shop for is my husband.  He is a techie elitist snob!  I mean, the dude gets a new phone practically every 6 months.  He could use some new clothes, pajamas, socks and that kind of thing but those are not fun Christmas gifts.  I just always struggle with shopping for him. 

But this year, I thought about shopping for a room and not necessarily for him.  Does that make sense?  What if I search for items that can add value to his life via the media room or what others may call the "man cave"?  Brilliant!

I thought for the sake of this post, I would search for some pretty generic type of items that really anyone could use to spruce up a den, media room or “man cave”.  So this is a starting off point for me to get the wheels of comparison shopping spinning.  I hope you can use it as inspiration too if you want to get your guy some cool gear to make his game watching and video game playing life a little easier!

This Is 40: Winter Skincare Routine

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Don't hate me when I say this, but sometimes, I think I won the genetic lottery with my skin.  It's pretty dang good.  Well, let me rephrase that.  My skin was winning genetic lottery good up until now.  Up until I turned...


Now, it's still pretty good for an old gal like myself but I have noticed some things happened that are requiring me to take better care of said skin.  Like, crows feet.  Yup.  They pretty much crept up overnight.  And I've always had large pores on my schnoz but my goodness, can they get any bigger?  Don't answer that.  Oh, and my sad hooded right eye.  It just gets worse and worse each day, ha!

Three Looks to Take You Through Holiday Gala Season

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Attending an elaborate charity gala or even a more intimate formal affair?  Well, I've created three looks to get you inspired and started on your search for the perfect outfit.

All you need to know is the dress code (I'm thinking it's probably not themed like the Met Gala) and be aware of the weather, so you can perhaps add a chic coat or stole.  I will link to some of those at the bottom of the post.

I, at present time, have not received any invitations to any galas or regular old Christmas parties for that matter!  I'm still hopeful though.  Bahaha!  Who am I kidding?  My socialite days were over before they even really began.  And can I also say, if you are headed to a gala, I am jealous.  So many of us often only get to dress formally for our own wedding.  It's so nice to have an occasion to really glam it up.

So maybe I'll live out my #RHOD dreams vicariously through you, as I'm sure you will dazzle, delight and look just plain dreamy in any of these looks!  All collages are clickable for shopping.

Sunday Shopping: Early November Sales

Sunday, November 4, 2018
For all of you amazing peeps that get your Christmas shopping done early, I salute you!  I'm middle of the road.  I start shopping now (after Halloween) and I continue until Dec, 24th, ha!!

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However, I do know that getting it out of the way as early as possible really sets you up for less stress.  Black Friday is great (and I will be posting about all the great sales then) but you do not want to put all your eggs aka $$ and sanity into the Black Friday basket.  At least I don't want to.  I don't want to be stressed about what's in stock and waking up early, as I don't do actual stores on Black Friday.  That is not me.  Too peopley.
Love this funny tee shirt from Amazon!

The Best Fleece Pullovers for Winter

Saturday, November 3, 2018
I feel like Buddy from the movie Elf right now except my excitement and emotions are about shopping, not Santa.

Sorry Santa.

All month long I will be posting the obligatory Christmas Gift Guides and such but I will also post a lot of item specific round-ups and feature more beauty buys.  How does that sound??

First up, we have the coziest and cutest fleeces and pullovers to satisfy all your loungey needs.  You can literally do anything in a wintry pull over.  Ok, not literally but my use of hyperbole is part of my brand, k?  You can do a lot.

November Goals and Motivation

Thursday, November 1, 2018

So thankful it's here - see what I did there!!

The Cocooners Zyia Active Goals

I am excited to challenge myself to some new personal and work goals and help you with yours! 👊🏼 What kind of support do you need?  If it was easy it wouldn't be a CHALLENGE!  How can I help?

Any personal goals you guys want to share?  Here are mine! Making it happen y'all!!