Gift Ideas from Etsy

November 25th, 2014

This week there are competing ideas swirling around in our heads: gift giving and turkey dinner making! I love the handmade quality of gifts from Etsy, they’re more unique than big brand items which add that extra special touch.

It’s a few days until "small business Saturday" but don’t let it stop you from shopping small business now! Here’s a look at some of my favorite gift ideas from Etsy. 

gifts for couples etsy

mr & mrs glasses / personalized cutting board / popcorn flavoring sampler / etched ice bucket / ice cream spoons

  etsy gifts for him

monogrammed leather shaving kit / natural beard balm / iphone speaker made from reclaimed skateboard / man cave personalized bottle cap catcher / spatula bottle opener combo / personalized multi tool pocket knife

  gifts for her etsy

geode necklace / 2015 spotted day planner / monogram necklace / fingerless cashmere gloves / cuff bracelet / scarf hanger

   Find more lovely gift ideas in my 75+ Favorite Shops, many I’ve featured before!

P.S. Is anyone else shocked at how big box stores have completely taken over Thanksgiving? I saw Kmart is opening is doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and so many others on Thanksgiving afternoon. Ugh! Makes me crazy…

BOTB 11.24.14

November 24th, 2014

I’ve been out of the loop for a few days between traveling to Las Vegas with the family, enjoying the night life, hanging out with cousins, and working on the house here …  forgetting a blog that needs attention. :)

This week, we’re replacing a shower door, building a fireplace mantel, and preparing bedrooms for future guests. All of that comes to a halt come Wednesday evening for more hours with friends and family. I just love Thanksgiving, that opportunity to pause and enjoy a day that’s all about food and family before the rapid pace of the Christmas season. Today it’s a belated version of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ that’s long overdue. Here are the favorite projects spied across the internet to inspire you! 

Build your own upholstered wing bed with a step by step at Four Men 1 Lady.

diy upholstered bed


Tour a beautiful neutral nursery with gray and gold touches at DIY on the Cheap. 

neutral nursery


I love Daniel’s rustic bench fabricated with Target stool bases!

diy bench with target stools


See how Nate and Michelle built this wall with bookcases and a mantel frame with a stunning result from D├ęcor and the Dog.

diy built in bookcases


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