It is December so it is time for another COMPLETE gift idea (complete with a 25% off discount code). This week, Watches! For your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, baby daddy, uncle, WHATEVER you have- alike. Now, lets address the wives’ tales that comes with watches right off the bat for kicks and gigs. I have heard two. The first, which we are going to choose to ignore, is that if you buy your significant other a watch, prepare to WATCH them walk away.. IGNORE. or I guess, you could buy it for someone you want to break up with after the holidays??? I DONT KNOW and I am going to leave it at that. The second wives tale being that it is the last gift you get for someone before you get engaged… PLOT TWIST, talk about a turn of events here. So. you pick the one you want to believe. Or follow my own personal tale that giving a watch is a nice way to treat someone to luxury because you want to be the cool friend. Again, your choice.
The most anticipated post in all of Pursuing Posh’s history, a follow up from the most popping post of all time.. How sad. The only person happy about this is Weston and all of his fans. Just kidding, I am hyped. And now that I don’t have to fight off all of the Thanksgiving activists, I can FINALLY share the adventures so far of Weston’s first Christmas!!!
My first totally awesome and more importantly, totally steal-able COMPLETE gift idea.
My favorite gifts are the ones from someone that has fully thought it through and come with everything you need. There was nothing worse as a kid than getting a sick new toy and having no batteries for it- you feel me? Same Idea.
Happy November lovelies! The start of great cheer and early Holiday celebrators. To a flaw I have always been a passerby to the Holidays, they don’t start until a few days before they happen (most likely for the reasons I told y’all about in my first Holiday post here, Football leaves no room for the Holidays). And that is just not going to be the case this year.
A lot of my friends just had their first baby or just got engaged and are having their “First Christmas with” or “Baby’s First Christmas”. Well I don’t have any kids, and no one will let me get a dog, but I do have a WESTON (my roommate) and I have decided that this Christmas is going to be themed in our apartment as WESTON’S FIRST CHRISTMAS! **A little disclaimer here, Weston is a 25 year old male, more mature than me, nicer than me, AND TOTALLY going to be annoyed that I am calling this his first Christmas–making it all the sweeter**
I am doing it. I am going all in on Christmas decor this year. and by all in I have a pretty tight budget for it but FUCK IT. (messed up to curse in a Christmas post??? Too far??? Hope so)
So, in honor of Weston’s First Christmas, we are getting FESTIVE, and by God we are doing it too early.
Its Monday, I got back from Utah late last night & its raining here in Cbus = Today is one of the days where I can write off anything as a “coping justification”. Nordstrom wasted no time in taking that queue right upon themselves in my time of need for retail therapy. I literally hate to love you, Nordstrom. I got on and looked at my $800 cart I racked up (despite a 40% off sale), and further resented this gorgeous store. To help with my despair of not getting all 27 things I wanted in my cart, I am sharing with you in hopes that we all collectively get the 27 things, because that’s what friendship is, correct?
In the football industry, we ignore a lot of holidays – straight up pretend they do not exist. One of them that we skip (in addition to Christmas, New Years, Halloween, Easter, etc.) is my all time favorite, Thanksgiving. Yep. The two holidays we DO get off?? Try to guess them. No guess since I ruled them all out?? I’ll tell you – Memorial Day Weekend and Fourth of July. The two best holidays of the year for me personally. HOWEVER, I have moved past the days of complaining, and into the days of obsessive over-planning. I too can have a Thanksgiving and feel thankful if I plan it that way. In college I hosted one of the best Friendsgiving’s of all time. We had our, less than beautiful, five tables pushed together in our 1950’s campus home that spread from the dining room into the kitchen lined on both sides with all of our dearest girl friends. It is a memory that I will hold forever dear (in addition to beating Michigan for the fourth time in a row a few days later). So that being said I am bringing it back. Friendsgiving on the Tuesday before most people go home for the Wednesday to get their official drink on.
My office was plagued, pardon me- “blessed” by pregnancy. Out of the three full time staff women, two were pregnant.. YIKES whose the sorry bastard that was left with no baby bump- yes, thats me, and lets just say I avoided drinking the water in the building for months.
Back to the blessings- Our office is going to be blessed with two MORE boys (an addition to the other 140 in the office). Naturally we wanted to torture these two mama’s with a nice an awkward work baby shower (can you feel the blessings continue here???)
I normally work hard and drink hard with these two mommy to be’s, so I let the personality and friendship shine through the gifts.
A natural place to start was a place where we always start: a liter of wine. On here, I customized my own label “knocked up no more” just for a touch of class and good taste.
It is only right to end this month the way we began it. The Nordstrom Sale. For the full two weeks of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, #NSale is about all that came up on my feed. Every “Like it to Know it” blogger in America had their best #NSale items linked up and ready to roll and I carefully strategized what I was going to buy for days (yes, I had to wait until it opened to the general public because I am not Nordstrom Royalty, yet.) After weekly scheming and a few returns here are the glam finds that made permanent places in my wardrobe AND that are worth their current full price (I had three things I bought that did NOT make this “full price” post. Cause they aren’t. Just being honest.)
Nothing says TREND ALERT quite like a picture back drop. They look intimidating by all the pinterest queens of America but I am here to tell you that you too can be a #bloggerbetch. Honest, if I can do it in ten minutes, you can..
To all you beautifuls that have no idea what to get the special man in their life, I feel you. I swear that I have the hardest man to shop for- If he wants it, he already bought it. I have toiled with what to buy every single holiday and occasion and because I am a peach I am here to share with you some of the places I start at.
1. Make Something
-I have an overly competitive boyfriend who keeps score of EVERYTHING. There are post-it notes all over his house of scores from Cornhole from two years past, but Lord knows if you were to throw away the evidence of a victory it could no longer exist……. **dramatic eye roll** To combat my competitive hoarder- I crafted a score book out of a mini binder from Target with matching mini binder dividers and paper. Threw a few stickers on it for my clever title of the book “Play to Win” and his initials BAMMMM instant homemade gift and counter de-clutter-er (yes, a word) all in one.