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Last-Minute Luxury Gifts for Her

We are getting down to the wire here, with just a little over a week before Christmas. It can be hard to find the perfect gift, but it doesn't have to be. With online shopping, you can find some really great items she'll love, and ones that  don't cost a fortune either.

Etsy can be a great place to find something beautiful and unique. Some items on Etsy have a longer processing time, but some, particularly the jewelry and candle shops, tend to have things ready-made. Thus you're bound to find some very beautiful and unique gifts. You just have to check the deadline for Christmas in each shop's announcements. Some will even work with you on rush orders, so it never hurts to ask! Pictured above: Chevron Kite Dangle EarringsModern Chevron Kite Laser Cut Earrings



First up on today's gift guide for women is a jewelry shop on Etsy calledLucky Tree Studio. At Lucky Tree, you can find gorgeous, one of a kind bamboo jewelry. With intricate laser-cut designs, this isn&#…

What I've Been Up To (In Photos)


The craziness began a month ago when my oldest daughter turned eight years old. I didn't have the time or money to organize a big party this year, so I gave her a whole birthday week to make up for it. I surprised her with a present each day, and on the last day before her birthday, I made her a scavenger hunt to another present she got to open early. On the day of, I surprised her with a new outfit to wear to dinner.


Then a few weeks ago my boss went on vacation and let me and my girls house sit so we could have our own little vacation. They have a big house with a pool, so we spent our time relaxing.


 They also have 3 horses and a pony, so we had fun brushing them down and giving them snacks.


Then my boss (and friend) needed me on a weekend trip to Deep Creek Lake. On Saturday we took all the kids to a man-made beach and soaked up some sun while the kiddos swam and played in the sand. 


The day we got back was the day before my 8 yr. old's first day of third grade. We still had a few things to pick up then squeezed in one last mommy-Kylie date with The Odd Life of Timothy Green (great movie!).


Meanwhile I took photos for several travel-tips posts. Between the military and all the weekend trips we take, I've learned quite a few things about traveling with children.


I've also been doing more cooking and baking with Kylie before the rush of school started. I took photos so I can share the recipes with you.


In addition to organizing and redecorating my daughters' room, I've been cleaning out my own closet (and doing some vintage shopping) to prep for a "shop my closet" type of blog. I had some success selling vintage accessories on Etsy, but the fees are not something I want to pay considering I'm not making a huge return.

Of course you can see I also reworked The Blog Entourage. It is no longer about other blogs. It is a lifestyle blog with new posts coming on the things I love the most - cooking, style, decorating, organizing and travel. Perhaps the biggest change is I no longer accept guest posts. It was taking up too much time, and time is money. It's time for me to get serious about freelance writing and whichever other side projects I have going on, and this site needs to function as a reference point for prospective clients.

I appreciate the readers who are still making their way to the site!

Comments

  1. A busy life, adorable children, and all necessary parts of living. Enjoy.

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  2. Looks like you had fun!

    Your girls are so cute!

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  3. Cake, tarts and shoes? Wow you have a great life with those cutie pies!

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  4. All your pictures are really nice. Your daughters are getting really big, too.

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  5. Thanks, everyone!:) Yup...busy, busy! And @Shelly, yes they are getting way too big way too fast!

    I'm looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs as I have a nice long holiday weekend!

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  6. Hi Krisztina,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Deep Creek Lake to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Jane

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  7. Hey girl My name is thomas bradley I go to buckhorn high school in alabama I just love your shoes they are really cute on you and I was wondering if you can do a stepp for me about 10 times

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  8. Hey girl My name is thomas bradley I go to buckhorn high school in alabama I just love your shoes they are really cute on you and I was wondering if you can do a stepp for me about 10 times

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