Holiday Gift Guide: Pets + Pawents

The puuurfect gift guide for pet owners and lovers!

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For your Pup

 

For Dog Moms/Dads

  

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For your Cat

 

For Cat Moms/Dads

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Holiday Travel Guide

Traveling during the holidays can be SO stressful! I don’t know anyone who actually likes traveling during the holidays. Sure, everyone loves getting to see their loved ones, or in some cases, avoiding their loved ones and going on that beach vacay to the Bahamas, but no one loves the “getting there” part. Am I right??

I’ve put together a holiday packing and travel tip guide to hopefully make your Thanksgiving and Christmas travel a little more organized and a lot less stressful!


What to pack:

Clothing:

  • 1 pair of jeans (don’t lie, you wear a pair of jeans more than once a week before washing them again, so why would you pack multiple pairs for a short trip??)
  • 1 pair of leggings
  • 1-2 dress(es)
  • 3 shirts or sweaters
  • 1 pairs of socks for every day you plan to wear footwear requiring them
  • 1 pair of underwear for everyday you plan to be away
  • 1 nightwear/loungewear
  • 1 pair of boots/booties
  • 1 pair of flats/sneakers
  • 1 coat/jacket/pullover

Toiletries/Misc:

  • Travel toothbrush (and unless you have a special tooth paste, there’s really no reason to pack a tube. 99.9% chance wherever you are going has a tube you can use)
  • Travel size deodorant
  • Razor
  • Face wash/care
  • Travel hair brush
  • Travel sized hairspray and dry shampoo
  • Snack-size baggy of cotton pads or balls (if needed for face care)
  • Straightener/Curling Iron
  • Phone Charger

Things to pack in your suitcase: Clothes, shoes, shampoo, razor, face wash, hairspray, straightener or curling iron

Things to pack in a carry-on/purse: Make-up Bag, deodorant, hair brush, charger

(based on 3-5 day trip)

Packing and Travel Tips

ROLL DON’T FOLD – Takes up SO much less space and keeps your clothes from getting creased or wrinkly.

Packing Cubes – Packing cubes are the best way to keep everything neat and organized in your suitcase, so you aren’t rummaging around when you get to your destination looking for that pair of socks or bottle of shampoo.

Check the weather before packing- This one’s pretty self-explanitory, you don’t want to be too hot or too cold.

Pack by outfit– Plan out your outfits before you pack. See my example below…

Wear your heaviest/bulkiest clothing when traveling – This will save you room in your suitcase and is especially helpful if you are flying and have to worry about the weight of your luggage.

Invest in a lightweight, but sturdy suitcase – The lighter the suitcase means the more you can stuff in it when flying! This is also really helpful if you are traveling with gifts… which brings me to my next tip…

If you are flying, HAVE GIFTS SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR DESTINATION–  This works great if you are going to visit family, just be sure to check if the package it is shipped in the original package (You don’t want the surprise to be ruined). Now, if you are going to a vacation destination, you will want to check with the hotel to see if they accept packages. If they don’t, I would either exchange gifts before or after your trip to avoid the trouble dealing with TSA.

Invest in travel-sized, reusable toiletry bottles– There is no point in packing your entire bottle of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and face wash for just a few days! Buy some travel-sized reusable bottles from Target or Amazon and you can thank me later.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Decor End-of-Season Sales

Anyone else LOVE shopping end of season sales to stock up on all the cute things for next year or even the rest of this season?! I’ve made a list of all the BEST halloween/fall decor clearance sales going on right now!!

To Shop: Click the name of store to go to main page of sales or shop my top picks by clicking the corresponding link listed below images (in order from left to right).

TARGET

Top Picks:

1. Halloween Hand Towels

2. Pumpkin-Apples-Hayrides Hanging Sign

3. Halloween Pumpkin Arrows Sign

4. Lit Pumpkin Sign

5. Wood Pumpkin String Lights

6. Fall Wood Tray

7. Fall Decor Truck (would be super cute filled with small pumpkins)


PIER ONE

Top Picks: UGH!! EVERYTHING in this sale is SO good! Made it SO hard to pick only a few!!

1. ‘Here for the Boos’ Wine Glass

2. Trick or Treat Yourself Pillow

3. Black Studded Pumpkin

4. Glitter Skull Twinkle Light

5. Pumpkin String Lights

6. Bow Door Decoration


HOBBY LOBBY

Top Picks:

1. Fall Cornucopia

2. Green Pumpkin Bowl

3. Gold and White Harvest Pillow

4. Fall Metal LED Sign


POTTERY BARN

Top Picks:

1. Cauldron Serving Bowls

2. Pumpkin String Lights

3. Glitter Bat Bundle

4. Glass Pumpkins (Various Sizes)

5. Skull Drink Dispenser

6. Trick or Treat Yourself Pillow Cover

13 Must-Watch Halloween Movies

Is it even October if you don’t cuddle up with a million blankets, light every fall scented candle you own, and eat all the popcorn and candy while watching spooky halloween movies?? That’s why I complied a list of my top 13 MUST-WATCH halloween movies that I plan to binge all day and night on October 31st!IMG_2876IMG_2874Ultimate Halloween Movie Marathon

  1. Halloween
  2. Hocus Pocus
  3. Halloweentown
  4. Scream
  5. The Conjuring
  6. Nightmare on Elm Street
  7. Insidious
  8. Children of the Corn
  9. Haunting in Conneticut
  10. Sinister
  11. The Ring
  12. The Univited
  13. As Above So Below (this one is not for the faint hearted!!)

While you may be too old to trick or treat, you are never too old to watch a good halloween movie. Lights, Camera, Spooky!!