Weekend Wrap Up & Hostess Gift Ideas

Happy Monday, happy everything! Here’s hoping your weekend was a good one and that you are ready to take on the new week. Today I thought we’d take a look back and I’d share some hostess gift ideas as well. ICYMI, I also published a Teen Girl Gift Guide on Saturday, I hope you’ll check it out!

Friday started off just like every other Friday. With my 5:30am boot camp class. Then it was home to work amongst the construction mess! On Instagram I shared my new shacket.

I ordered it months ago and it has been on back order but finally arrived! On Friday I ran some errands and wore it with my faux leather leggings and wedge sneakers.

Friday night we met our friends for dinner and then went back to their house to play games. It was so good to be with them! I wore the same base outfit but switched to a long cardigan, added a necklace, and booties.

Long Cardigan + Faux Leather Leggings

Our construction crew worked on Saturday and my husband had errands to run. I stayed at home and worked on graphic for gift guides, laundry, and sorting through boxes. I am determined to purge before we move into the new bathroom and bedroom.

Saturday afternoon I ran some errands. I had to pick up an order I placed in AUGUST from Kirkland’s. Can you believe it took almost 3 months to arrive??? Anyway, it’s this print for my dining room. Not that we can hang it now but we could have 3 months ago!!! Ha!!!

Not in its finally resting spot, but nothing is in our house right now! Real life during a renovation, the struggle is REAL!

We ordered bbq for dinner Saturday night and watched football. Go Gators!

On Sunday we went to my new happy place, Lowe’s! Then on to Target and back home to do some chores. We grilled burgers for dinner and called it a night. How as your weekend?

Don’t let my mask fool you, I am smiling big in my happy place!

While you may not be doing quite as much socializing as years past, no doubt you’ll have need of at least one hostess gift. Listen, I never expect my guests to bring me gifts but when they do, I am always touched. It’s such a sweet gesture. So, I’ve rounded up a few ideas that would make any hostess smile!

Personalized Wooden Cutting Boards – these would be great displayed in any kitchen and would serve as a great base for a charcuterie

Williams & Sonoma Soap Set – not only do I love gifting this set, I love using it myself. These soaps smell divine and look wonderful on the counter.

Cozy Slippers – who wouldn’t want to slip her feet into these after a long night of hosting?

Rae Dunn Sugar Rush Canister – Fill this with some homemade sweets or store bought for an extra special gift!

Couples Mug Set – For that special couple friend, they’ll look adorable sipping coffee or cocoa in these!

Christmas Greenery in Mason Jar – Charm for days with this cuteness, this will go with any decor!

Santa Wine Stopper – perfect with a bottle of wine!

Liquid Therapy Stemless Glass – I am willing to bet we could all use a little liquid therapy – alcoholic or non-alcoholic will work just fine!

Bourbon/ Scotch Classic Glasses – I purchased these for myself and am blown away by the quality. They look so much more expensive. Great glassware is appreciated by anyone who hosts!

Kitchen Towels – I am not a snob about anything EXCEPT kitchen towels. These are the only ones I use. My best friend, Melodie, turned me on to these several years ago and now they’re all I use. They last forever and don’t leave any lint behind. They make a great gift!S

Thanks for stopping by today friends, make today marvelous!

It’s time for a Christmas giveaway! Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don’t we all!

It's time for a Christmas giveaway! Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don't we all!

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It's time for a Christmas giveaway! Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don't we all!

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