Festive wear for my Christmas baking of course!
December 23, 2015
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This is the best I could get out of her. She had to leave her shirt behind at the school so I couldn't get the full costume but she was a toy soldier for her part of the Christmas concert
Rae is second from the left and right beside her is my cousin Ryker. My Uncle Kenny is the baby of the family so some of his nieces are just a few years younger than him and have kids around the same age as his kids!
Graycie and her bestie Coco were the last two to come on stage. Those two together spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e (much like any girl and her bestie) but for some reason they always get paired together for things
This girl and her poses - I don't think I took a single normal picture that night because she kept 'modeling'. She cracks me up!
If you don't hear from me on Monday its because I had a breakdown over all the things that still need to get done OR because I'm sleeping off the busy weekend that I'm heading into with trying to get everything done before Christmas. And with that, I'm off to make a million Christmas cookies. Wish me luck...
December 17, 2015
So.much.food. And it was all so good
I almost forgot to put out the napkins that say 'Lets Get Lit' - I would've been SO mad at myself!
We're skipping January's Wine Club because Jayden is going to the Dominican, Millz is going to Jamaica and Kelsey will be going on her honeymoon so trying to pick a date that everyone would be around would be a nightmare. While they're all relaxing on beaches I'll be drinking enough wine for the 6 of us as I wallow in the fact that I have no vacations planned :(
December 16, 2015
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Gift Guide by krmathison featuring baseball charms
My Chi Flat Iron bit the dust last year and I haven't bit the bullet and bought a new one but Chi is definitely the best brand that I have used over the years
I have two pairs of Sparkle Ball Earrings - black and rose gold - but I really want the Bermuda Blue so I can wear to show my Blue Jays spirit. H&B is a Canadian company and I think every woman in Canada hopes for a pair of these under the tree each year. I know a girl who has almost every single colour of them!
I have a bit of a Kate Spade obsession and I've been coveting the Confetti Cream/Gold case for a long time now. The cases went on sale on Black Friday but the Confetti was out of stock online so I settled for the Diagonal Stripe/Cream/Gold/Blush case and I LOVE it. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed unwrapping one of these cases!
I've mentioned my love for my Fitbit a few
million times on here but I've had my Fitbit for almost a year and my band is starting to wear. When I saw the colours of these bands I fell in love - definitely much better than the plain black and can be accesorized with outfits much better
I love Alex and Ani bangles and I'm constantly finding new ones to add to my collection. I've been coveting the Toronto Blue Jays one ever since I stumbled upon it - I just haven't bit the bullet and bought it for myself yet. All of the bangles are great though and there is definitely something for everyone!
I love my Kate Spade planner and who doesn't use a planner these days?! Everyone has such busy lives - I know that my planner is the only thing that keeps me sane. The KS ones just have so many cute designs that its hard to pick the best one!
I first saw these Champagne glasses when in Winnipeg in November and I knew I had to have them. As soon as they went on sale I snatched them up and can't wait to drink mimosas out of them on Christmas morning! They would make a great gift for that Champagne lover in your life!
If you have a bit of a larger budget then this gift is right up your alley. I have heard really great things about this blow dryer and one day I WILL own one instead of my $20 blow dryer I've owned since High School...
Any Christmas obsessed person like myself would love receiving any kind of Christmas decor as a gift and this 'Merry and Bright' pillow is a must have!
You can never own too many pairs of slippers right?! I can't stand having bare feet in the house so slippers are a must. I own these slippers and they are so cozy. If you are able to splurge the Ugg Scufette slippers are ah-mazing too - I used to wear my Mama's all the time even though are shoe size is three sizes different... I just loved them that much!
As a sports fan I can attest that you can never have enough of your favourite teams gear!
Is anyone else finding it hard to believe that there are only TEN days left until Christmas?! I have to admit that I didn't achieve my goal of having all of my gifts bought before the 13th of the month, I still have a few left to buy and not much time - yikes!
I can't pick which one of the items above is my favourite because I love them all equally (and already bought myself three of them - whoops)! Which one is your favourite?! If you have already completed all of your Christmas shopping then why not treat yourself?! You deserve it!
December 14, 2015
I'm back for Part Two of my Holiday Gift Guide and today I've got some more Stocking Stuffer ideas for any budget - ranging from $6 items to $40 items. Like I said in Part One, pretty much all of these items are things I've been coveting or things that I LOVE and always buy myself but I think they would make great gifts or stocking stuffers for women of all ages!
Stocking Stuffer 2 by krmathison featuring scented candles
I can never have enough Scentsy bars and there are so many amazing scents that trying to pick just a couple is so hard. I had a Scentsy basket party recently and ordered myself 6 different bars - and I already have a ton of them. They definitely make awesome stocking stuffers (and would also make your stocking smell awesome)
I own so many Scenty warmers but some of them are holiday ones for at Halloween and Christmas and some of them have such nice designs that you can change them out to go with different decor so having too many is never a problem. The plug in warmers are a good price too at only $24. They definitely make awesome stocking stuffers
Essie is hands down my favourite nail polish brand - they are affordable but also good quality. My absolute favourite colours right now are Watermelon, Bachelorette Bash, Bikini So Teeny, and Licorice. I have sooo many Essie polishes that I've lost track but I'm always happy to receive a new colour. You can't go wrong with these!
Adult colouring books are all the rage right now - the Wal-Mart closest to me has been sold out of pencil crayons for months now due to the craze. I've heard they are good for combating stress though I have yet to try it out. I have one and just haven't had a chance to try it out yet but I bet that anyone would be glad to get this at Christmas!
It wouldn't be Christmas (for me anyway!) without some wine or champagne to celebrate the Christmas season and opening up a gift or stocking and finding my favourite kind is always a nice surprise!
I love getting Christmas pajamas to wear all through December and these VS 'Dear Santa I Can Explain' ones are adorable - I want one in every style. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the different styles when it comes to Victorias Secret
I'm a perfume snob - I won't wear just anything - so I only have a few different kinds that I rotate and the VS Noir Tease is in my top three for sure. The perfume is a bit pricier but the body spray smells just as good and is more affordable if you're looking for something a little less expensive to throw in a stocking
Bath and Body Works makes the best candles hands down and the Christmas scents are my favourite of them all. They can be a bit pricy but when they go on sale they go on for really good prices so its best to stock up then! They don't make a good gift to mail though because they are heavy - you wouldn't want to drop one of those on your toes! I always make sure Bath & Body Works is my last stop at the mall because otherwise I'll break my back carrying those heavy bags!
These are the only hand soaps I buy and I always give some away to friends/family at Christmas - the holiday scents are the best! My favourites are the Frosted Cranberry and Vanilla Bean Noel. I usually use the Christmas soaps all year round!
Reading socks are SO cozy and would be perfect for wearing while curled up by a fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. Sounds like heaven to me!
I am in LOVE with these earrings and love how they pull double duty. The Rose Gold are definitely my favourites
Tomorrow is the final Gift Guide so make sure to check back to see what I've been loving lately that I included on the list!
December 11, 2015
As you all know I LOVE Christmas. Every single thing about it. But one of my favourite things about Christmas is gifting presents. I love finding that perfect something for a family member or friend and seeing the look on their faces when they open it. I've got three Holiday Gift Guides for y'all (mostly aimed at women because the only man in my life is my parents outdoor cat Pepper Dennis...) - and today is part one, Stocking Stuffers under $20
Stocking Stuffers by krmathison featuring a polka dot coffee mug
Contigo mugs are my absolute favourite - I have sooo many of them but whenever I see a new colour/design I have to have it. It's a real problem
I'm constantly finding a new song that I love on Sirius/XM and then realizing that I only have $0.30 on my Itunes account and can't download it. Gift cards always come in handy
Gift cards aren't my favourite gift to give, if I'm giving a gift card its usually as a part of a gift as opposed to being the entire gift, but I think they make great stocking stuffers and who doesn't love Starbucks?!
I watch Zoella's You Tube videos from time to time and have wanted to try out her bath products since they were first introduced. I just finally found them in Canada a few weeks ago and bought myself the Soak Opera. I haven't tried it out yet because I've been too busy for relaxing baths (that needs to change asap!) but I've heard that its a good product
I own SO many coffee mugs and everytime I buy a new one my Mom says 'Another mug?' I just can't help myself - there are so many cute ones!
While in Winnipeg in November I bought a few Christmas gifts at Anthropologie - the ring dishes were so cute that I couldn't resist. I bought my friend Nikki the Umbrella Ring Dish - she's engaged so I thought it was perfect - and I also bought myself (whooops haha) and a friend the Monogrammed Garland Ring Dishes
I know what you're thinking - 'another mug?!' but these have been on my radar for awhile now and I finally got myself one at Anthropologie while in Winnipeg. I also gifted a fellow coffee loving friend, Mallory, with one for Christmas. They didn't have the Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug in store while I was there but I added it to my online shopping cart weeks ago and just haven't taken the plunge and hit 'purchase'. It may still happen though...
Make sure to check back for parts two and three of my Holiday Gift Guide. I really should just call it 'all the things I want or have bought myself within the last month'. It's pretty much a Christmas miracle that I haven't bought myself every single thing that I put into my Gift Guides - I normally see something that I want and buy it right away so actually having some willpower is a miracle!
December 10, 2015
It thunderstormed the morning of the wedding, it felt like +40 most of the day, and the wind was crazy but we managed to pull of the pictures with minimal hiccups.