Christmas recap, 2014

Anyone who knows me knows that a Christmas proposal was right up my alley. I love Christmas and family more than anything, and Ryan was able to pull off a perfect, fabulous surprise. I will tell the whole proposal story in an upcoming post, but I first wanted to share some photographs and my favorite […]

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Adorable gifts

The LNE holiday gift guide this year will be a little different. Mainly because the writer of LNE has no money. This year I’m going to focus on inexpensive, happy, thoughtful, or homemade gifts, and they’re all going to be small. Because although it kills me that I cannot afford my usual Christmas extravagance, I […]

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LNE holiday gift guide, part 4

Here are some more gift ideas for the awesome people in your life. This edition: Crap I like. 1. On The Rise Wine Glasses, Anthropologie, $18 each — you can’t tell from the picture, but these are beautiful in person. They have lovely little dots in the glass. Also, one personalized special wine glass is really […]

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The LNE holiday gift guide, part 3

Today’s theme is: I have no idea. Ladies again?   1. Fiestaware Tervis Tumblers, Tervis, Starting at $11 (Get the 24-ounce size, perfect for alcohol water!) (These things are amazing, if you don’t have any, you’re missing out) 2. Amazing Grace Layering Collection, Philosophy at Sephora, $49.50 (this is the best smelling stuff on earth and it reminds […]

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The LNE holiday gift guide, part 2

This post’s theme is: Geography Gifts! 1. Scratch Map, Uncommon Goods, $24 (scratch off the places you’ve gone and it reveals colorful areas underneath!) 2. Custom State Necklaces, Uncommon Goods, $180 (place the diamond over the city where you live) 3. State Cutting Boards, from AHeirloom’s Etsy Shop, $40 4. Heart City Love prints, from […]

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I have the BEST friends.

(And family.) Thank you for all the birthday wishes and cards and sentiments yesterday! After spending a weekend with my family and friends in LBI, last night I got to have a glorious GF dinner at a delicious restaurant in the city called Nizza with awesome people. I scarfed down gf bread, a meat and […]

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You might be jealous

Jules, my hero and personal role model (Cougar Town) drinks wine out of very large receptacles. Big Joe died (broke) and she replaced him with Big Carl.   Thanks to CCH, I am the proud owner of my very own Big Carl. I’m pleased to present Big Gavin: So tonight, like the 26-year-old grandma I am, I’ll […]

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