Saturday Stuff: ten things + A WINNER!

I’m going to be honest. I’m gonna be super-duper honest and say what I think a lot of people feel.

TRUTH: I like presents. I like receiving presents just as much as I like giving them. I especially love when someone totally surprises me and gets me something I never would have dreamed of. It’s not that I expect gifts… I just like the suspense and then there’s the whole tearing the paper off thing! Am I alone? Doubt it.

So here are my top ten gift ideas, some I own and some I want {desperately}! You do with it what you like… a gift for you or a gift for a loved one?! Nobody judges.



1. Rice Cooker! This is actually on my list this year. I’m hit or miss on the rice thing… it’s either over cooked or under cooked and I’m sick of serving both.

2. This curling iron.  I’m going to try to achieve Jennifer Aniston’s hair if it kills me!

3. FAIR TRADE! From apparel to wine… find something for everyone here!


4. I want these rings SO BAD! I can just feel them on my right ring finger *sigh*!

5. I LOVE BOOKS! I read about two books a week, and hands-down the best I’ve read all year are these books. These have it all. They’re haunting, witty and will keep you in suspense from page to page to page. I read the first book in 24 hours, I don’t think I slept but for 3 hours total, which was totally worth it. The third to this trilogy doesn’t come out until next year and I’m not sure I’ll make it! Michelle Hodkin is a genius! There’s a reason she’s a New York Times Best Seller… and I’m spreading the word whenever I get the chance.


6. Essie makes a great stocking stuffer. I.LOVE. THEM. ALL!

7. These boots.

8. This bag. {ignore the price tag}


9. A subscription to Cook’s Illustrated! I got this one year as a gift and I LOVED it. The perfect gift for a foodie!

10. Give a gift of linen!! Napkins… bedding… or how about a gift card to Pine Cone Hill! It’s my newly discovered obsession! If only the home and furniture come with the bedding?!

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Speaking of Pine Cone Hill… the winner for the $100 gift card from Annie Selke of Pine Cone Hill is…. Comment number 102 : “Lovin me an egg in a nest!! My faves and so fun to eat!!” Kaitlyn Richards check your inbox!

Stay tuned for more giveaways!

Happy Holidays… and Happy Shopping… Happy Present Opening!!

Now… what’s on you’re wish list?

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8 Responses to “Saturday Stuff: ten things + A WINNER!”

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    Aimee — December 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I love presents too! Haha! love your list 🙂

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    Carrie — December 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    What other books do you recommend?

  3. #
    Gina — December 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Those rings… OMG!

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — December 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks for the book rec Laurie! I’m totally obsessed with Essie nail polish and those rings are adorable!

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    Carolyn Sullivan — December 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Well I have a rice cooker, it was a gift, and I would love to REGIFT it. proabbaly it will go to Good will.

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    Sheree P — December 16, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Thank you for all your delicious recipes and your generosity with giveaways throughout the year. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and yours.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 17, 2012 at 3:20 am

    I love everything on this list! And I also totally want Jennifer Aniston’s hair!

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    Sarah S. — December 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I love #4, the rings, the most. But great picks on this list! Any girl would be lucky to have 1, if not all!

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