Honestly, I should have shared a chicken lady gift guide last year, but the thought didn’t occur to me! Now that I’ve befriend Kate from Drinking With Chickens (hopefully not against her will), it felt appropriate to curate a gift guide with her in mind. After all, she’s answered countless texts and Instagram videos from me about all the weird crap my chickens get up to… The least I could do is dedicate a gift guide to all the chicken ladies out there. Oh, and maybe include a shameless plug for her newly launched shop!
A few weeks ago, I asked on Instagram about the types of gift guides that you’d find most helpful. So many people surprised me by asking for eco-friendly, zero waste gift ideas! Clearly, I needed to curate some awesome gifts that can either encourage someone to try going waste-free or for someone already on that path. I hate to say it, but living green is such a trend right now. There were tons of great gift ideas out there. Let’s hope that everyone continues to examine their impact on the environment and how to improve our current climate situation!
If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, then you know I’m all about finding ways to reduce waste in pretty much every spot of our home. You might think the holidays put a damper on this, and they do a little, but there are still ways to stay on top of it! All you have to do is be a little bit intentional about your actions and it’s easy as pie. Here’s what we plan to do around #mytinybungalow this holiday season to keep our waste in check.
Every year that I curate a men’s gift guide, I pretty much only have Sean in mind. He’s a no frills, no fuss, outdoorsy guy so I like to make sure that any gifts I round up are something I’d proudly give him during the holidays. I also make sure that this list includes options that could work for any man in your life. From brother to dad to husband, this list of outdoorsy guy gift ideas should have you covered!
You all know by now that I have a major soft spot in my heart for beauty and skincare. It’s basically the one self-care thing that I can commit to on a consistent basis (although, I’m working on that). I feel like makeup is a really personal item, so I didn’t include much of that in this gift guide. Instead, it’s focused on anything beauty-related and tools to make a solid skincare routine easier and more fun. Today’s gift guide is all about taking the guess work out of finding the ultimate gift for the beauty buff in your life. I rounded up some amazing beauty and skincare gift ideas in a variety of price points and styles to make your shopping easier. Happy shopping!
When Sarah reached out and asked if I wanted to participate in the Blog Hop Cookie Swap, I was a bit hesitant… after all, we don’t have a kitchen currently! But it also felt like the perfect excuse to finally share my grandma’s Koulourakia recipe with you. And to indulge in some holiday baking since I haven’t gotten to do any of that yet this season. So I took over my soon-to-be father-in-law’s kitchen and made a batch of these delicious butter cookies over the weekend.