Weekly Reads and Finds and a Gift Guide Under $25

Holiday Gift Guide for the under $25. #giftguide #giftideas #christmashopping #christmasgiftguide #christmasdeals #holidaygiftguide #christmas #livelovesara

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Nothing says parenting quite like driving through traffic and one of your kids yelling that the other is going to puke. So you turn quickly (Tom was driving), grab the nearest thing to catch it so it doesn’t spew all over the kid and car, and it just happens to be their winter jacket.

Side Note: jackets aren’t easy to catch puke in.
It was Roo who puked because she’s my puker, but not usually in the car. The car is Merle’s puke domain. We were driving to Merle’s birthday destination, so luckily I had gravel in my purse and coats weren’t necessary since it was indoors. All in all the rest of the day turned out well 😉
The gift ideas above are only from retailers that guarantee you’ll receive it this week. I can’t believe it’s 10 days away. 

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Basic Holiday Party Outfit Formulas

Holiday Party Outfit ideas | Holiday Party outfit formulas | party outfits | outfit ideas | #partyoutfits #holidayooutfitformula #christmas #christmasoutfits #outfitideas

Even if you are an introvert, you probably have at least one holiday party or get together that you plan to attend this holiday season. Holiday parties like all parties can range from very casual to pretty swanky (these ideas won’t really help you with swanky though), there is even the ugly Christmas Sweater party. There are so many ugly sweaters to choose this season. 

My outfit formulas are based on basic pieces that everyone has some combination of in their wardrobe. Because who wants to run out and buy something new if you can put together something from pieces that you already own. Right?

The formulas are based on these four key pieces:

  1. A structured blazer
  2. Black turtleneck
  3. Faux leather pants
  4. A nice black sweater

Each of key piece is then shown with the outfit options branching off of them. After the outfit is chosen you pick a pair of shoes that will work for the scene (heeled booties, black flat boots, heels, or flats), and a clutch (black or bold). To finish it off the look select some jewelry like either simple or statement earrings, a necklace, or bracelets

Outfit formulas

Breathe life in to your wardrobe by coming up with some creative holiday outfits from what you already have. 

Happy Party Season!


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Weekly Reads and Finds and and an Under $25 Gift Guide

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Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favourite Geek and Techie

Holiday Gift Guide for your favourite geeks and techies. Christmas gift guide | Holiday gift guide | gift guide | #giftguide #giftideas #geek #techie #christmashopping #christmasgiftguide  #holidaygiftguide #christmas #livelovesara

Beetlejuice Note Card Set | Bill & Ted Vinyl | Labyrinth Puzzle | Geode Puzzle | Toy Storey T-shirt | Beavis and Butt-head Tee | Scooby Doo T-shirt | Bellatrix T-shirt | Vinyl Covers Calendar | Bob Ross Sunshade | Led Zeppelin Book | Golden Girls Clue Game | Chewbacca Slippers | Harry Potter Slippers | Harry Potter Hobo Bag | Harry Potter welcome Mat | Grinch Mug | R2-D2 Teapot | A Christmas Story Baking Kit | Bob Ross Pint Glass | Chemist’s Cocktail Kit | Wonder Woman Umbrella | Mario Hand Puppet | Mario Light | Osmo Kit | Computer Kit | Typewriter Keyboard | Harry Potter Coding


How many geeks and techies do you have in your life? Me? My house is full of them, so this a basic template of my christmas lists every single year. 

It’s actually quite reflective of what types of things they are getting this year too…..except throw in a bunch of Fortnite stuff for my oldest. Her life is fixated on Fortnite and by the way everything seems to be selling out across the board I’d say she’s not the only one.

While I was in Hot Topic the other day I had to help a woman from Poland pick out a Fortnite t-shirt for her nephew to send back to Poland. It seems none of us adults know squat about it need guidance where we can get it 😉 

I wanted to get Merle the Osmo a few years ago. She’s aging out of it now, but I think it would have been a good purchase for a younger kid if you have an iPad to connect it to. 

I really enjoy the chemist’s cocktails set too. A few months ago Michael’s was having a big sale on their chemist style beakers so I have a full set of similar ones. We bought them for the girls to have for their Harry Potter “Potions” shelf, but I wonder if I can turn it into a cocktail kit? 

Do you lean towards geeky yourself? 


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Holiday Pyjama Round-up

Holiday pyjama round-up #giftguide #giftideas #christmashopping #christmasgiftguide #christmasdeals #holidaygiftguide #christmas #livelovesara

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