Monthly Archives: December 2013

12/13/13

I’ll be seeing you…

Ladies,

What a privilege it is to share my heart, my thoughts, my recipes, and my funnies with you all each and every week. Thank you for inviting me into your living rooms, kitchens, cubes, and offices… it’s been fun so far hasn’t it? Thank you for your continued love and support. I am blessed by each of you!

Well, now it’s time for the next level. I have recently contracted with Maiedae Designs to redesign my little corner of the www and they are just truly spectacular! I cannot wait til you see the BIG unveiling. Such talented young women that have truly taken the time to get to know me, my thoughts, my dreams, and my ideas.

So, I will be away for a few days as they redesign, play, and implement beautiful things. So, this is goodbye for just a bit.

Stay connected with me via my Facebook Page, remember to “like” and follow A Still Magnolia Blog for special posts, giveaways, recipes, and little nothings.

In the meantime, I will be working on some posts to share with you when I return. I will be furiously recipe testing delicious tasties for this upcoming holiday season and cannot wait to share with you what the Lord continues to reveal to me and wants me to share with all of you too! And, just maybe there will be some giveaways in there too?

So, check back in with me in just a few short days. You will definately know when I am back in action. I certainly won’t be quiet about it. 🙂

So, “I’ll be seeing you”….

xoxoxo

Jamie

 

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12/09/13

Perfect holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list!

I always love putting together this post.

This compilation of ‘a few of my favorite things’ that everyone on your list will love too! I am sure of it! I think I get just as excited about giving these gifts to others as I do if I were receiving them.

Funny how that happens sometimes.

These are things that I use. That I love. That I find veru useful. Things that I love to give and to receive.

Le Pavillion Large Munuela from Kate Spade, final sale for $82

 Hands down the very, very best travel toiletry and makeup kit I have ever owned. Mom and Dad purchased one for me 3 years ago on CHristmas and it still looks like new! Mom loved mine so much, she purchased one last year on sale too! Keeps everything so well organized.

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Art prints from Jones Design Company, from $7.50

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Purchase one of your favorites, have it framed inexpensively in a fun picture frame from Hobby Lobby or Michael’s and you have a fanstastic hostess gift or encouraging gift for a friend! Mom has one framed and sitting on her counter in her kitchen. I just love it!

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Check out all of Emily’s designs at www.jonesdesigncompany.com. She is so talented!

 

Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate Set, $33

Williams-Sonoma Classic Hot Chocolate & Mini Marshmallow Set

I use this classic hot chocolate over and over for so many of my hot chocolate recipes like Mexican Hot Chocolate.

This delicious set and so much more great, foody ideas at www.williamssonoma.com. Peppermint Bark is another family holiday favorite!

 

Printed Headbands from Emi Jay, $5.99 + Shipping & Handling

Printed Pattern Headband

Love the leopard and metallics! Great way to dress up your head and hair while bopping around town runnign errands or while you are in the gym. Check out all the designs at www.emi-jay.com.

 

Women’s Polartec Aircore 100 Haplfzip Pullover from Land’s End, from $34

I love this pullover, in fact, I have one that is a half-zip and one full-zip from Land’s End in 2 colors. It is light-weight so, so warm, and ultra-cozy. Packs easily, is practically wrinkle resistant and does not peel like other fleeces I have purchased in the past. It is a staple for me on cold days and on weekend getaways to the mountains.

{comes in a variety of colors; check them out at: http://www.landsend.com/products/womens-polartec-aircore-100-half-zip-pullover/id_242010.}

NEST Holiday Candle, $34

See all their delicious flavors at www.nestfragrances.com. I also love the grapefruit & Wasabi Pear scents!

 

Rummikub Board game, $11.79 on amazon.com

I am truly old-school when it comes to classic fun and board games. My favorites are Catch Phrase and Rummikub, as pictured above. My family and I have been playing this game for years!

 

Mini Appetizer plates from CWonder, a set of 8 for $48

What better item to take to a dinner party as a hostess gift?

I love the rectangular, modern shape and the very glam white & gold designs. Perfect for an open house, dinner or cocktail party. So cute and very festive.

 

Global Social Stationary Set, $22

Global Social Stationery Set

Oh Rifle Paper Co… you do make such cute stationary and this set is no exception. With adorable etchings of New York to Paris to Barcelona, this set will whisk your recipient away to exotic and exciting adventures!

This set and load of other cute stationary can be found at www.riflepaperco.com.

I get Mom a new set each Christmas to go in her stocking.

 

Lodge Mocassins from JCrew, for $49.50

Truly my favorite house shoe of all time. Great sole four outdoors on in, sheerling lined for extra warmth and coziness, and the ease of just “step in and go” can’t be beat. An absolutely fabulous gift and I love this navy color too! {also available in men’s sizes}

 

What are some of your favorite gifts to give during the holidays?

Share it with me… there just might be something in it for you! 🙂

Have fun!

 

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