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Happy Friday!

I love the holiday season and part of what makes it so enjoyable for me is shopping for the perfect gift for friends and family.

Buying gifts for the men in my life can be tough and finding the prefect present for my female friends and family can be an even bigger challenge.

So after lots of shopping, in-person and online, I’ve pulled together a gift guide that will make shopping for you  {and me} easier this season!

Happy Shopping!

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You might not have ever thought about shopping at Pottery Barn Teen for the adult women in your life but these adorable faux fur pouches will change your mind.  These super affordable bags can be used to hold cosmetics, sunglasses, personal handbag items, pens and pencils or just about anything else you can think of.   And if the Snow Leopard pattern doesn’t appeal to you, there are other animal patterns available.

Snow Leopard Beauty PouchesPB Teen  $12-$15

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Expression Tea CupsSoft Surroundings $18.95

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I think everyone needs personalized stationery and these monogrammed folded notes are my pick of the season.

Personalized Folded Notecards-Horchow  $75.00

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Cute monogrammed plates like this one are great to use on a vanity or night stand to hold jewelry or you could pair it with a jar candle so it can be used as a stylish candle plate.

Monogram Glass PlateC. Wonder $14.00

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Buffalo Check ToteC. Wonder $78.00

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If you were planning to give someone on your list gloves this Christmas I say make them really special and give them a pair of the adorable ruffled gloves.

Ruffled Fingerless GlovesHirasu Accessories/Etsy–$24.00

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Personalized PencilsACDShop/Etsy–$12.00

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Agate stones have been a hot trend in home decor over the last two years and now the look has made its way into fashion.  These beautiful agate necklaces are a great gift for the fashionista on your list.

Agate NecklaceOliki/Etsy–$40.00

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Faux Fur Ribbed Infinity ScarfAnn Taylor–$59.50

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Treasure Cuff SetAnn Taylor–$39.50

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Faux Fur Pom Pom Key ChainBanana Republic–$19.50

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If someone on your list love to entertain and decorate then this book by blogger Camille Styles is a must.

Camille Styles Entertaining BookAmazon–$21.59

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Aren’t all of these gift ideas just great?  I love each and every item, so much so that a few of these are on my wish list.

Once you’ve got your shopping done and are ready to wrap them, embellish the package with a beautiful piece of jewelry to make it extra special!

Gift Wrap with Jewelry

Shelly

p.s.  Come back later today to check out my Holiday Gifts for Him!

ConfettiStyle Gift Wrap

Just popping in today with a few ideas that may inspire you as you begin your holiday shopping and gift wrapping.

If you’re anything like me, you have lots of wrapping paper and gift wrapping supplies that you use during the holiday season.  I’m constantly pulling rolls of paper out of the closet, getting ribbon from the shelf and looking for gift tags.  I’m on the hunt for a simple and stylish way to store my wrapping supplies and was inspired by these ideas.  I hope you’ll be inspired too!

Gift Wrap Storage

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Gift Wrap Basket

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Gift Wrap Storage Basket

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Shelly

Thanksgiving Table 2014

I mentioned last week that the hubby and I will be spending Thanksgiving day with good friends.  Since we won’t be preparing dinner at our house I thought we’d plan a special Thanksgiving Eve meal, which of course meant I had to create a pretty Thanksgiving tablescape.

Using items I already owned, here’s the Table for 2 that I pulled together!~

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I ventured out to Ikea last Friday after having stayed away for several months.

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A trip to Ikea is not typically something you just do on the spur of the moment.  There are a couple of things you’ll need to do before heading to Ikea…

 1) You have to think about the day and time to go (in order to maintain your sanity)

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2) if you’re married, you have to get the hubs on board at least a week in advance so that he can store up some patience for what is sure to be a few hours of browsing, oohing and awing and creative brainstorming. Oh, and you just might have to promise to take him out to lunch and you pay for it…just saying!

With both to-do’s check off my list the hubs and I headed to Ikea.

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It’s the season for entertaining and one of the best ways to keep each and every one of your parties special is by serving common foods in a unique way.

How about serving some hot cider and donut holes for breakfast on Thanksgiving day?  Sounds yummy to me.

Cider and Donuts

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Entertaining tip:  Dress up plain glassware with decorative wraps using scrapbook paper, ribbon or fabric bands.

Here’s a great slow cooker hot spiced cider recipe!

Shelly

p.s.  I haven’t been to Ikea in months so I’m headed there to partake in some retail therapy.  Follow me on Instagram to see what goodies I find.

Holiday Entertaining

Here it is…the second installment of the ConfettiStyle Holiday Gift Guide.

This week I’m sharing some really awesome gift items perfect for the person or family that loves to entertain!

Let the shopping and the party begin!

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I’m in the process of putting together our Thanksgiving table and one of the elements I wanted to include was Glitter Stripe Taper Candles.  I usually burn pillar candles as part of any table setting I create but I love the look of taper candles as part of the centerpiece.

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Spiced Pumpkin Punch

Earlier this year I started a series here on the blog called Anatomy of…

The goal of these blog post is to share the ins and outs, the details and tips and techniques for decorating different areas of your home.

Just in time for Thanksgiving and because the dinner table it such an important part of the holiday, I thought I’d share the Anatomy of a Place Setting!

Here’s a look at the components that make for the most beautiful dining table settings.

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