Hello, my friend! I have some fun things to get you in the holiday spirit. Such as easy homemade dog treats (fun gifts for dog parents), my favorite gift to give (I already have it and love it), sublime vintage French finds, another goodie from Trader Joe’s, and an activity for the family to get you out of the house. So let’s go!
1. Faux Fur Throw From Pottery Barn
This faux fur throw is incredibly soft! I love it. I bought another for my mom (shhh!), who is hanging in there after serious health issues. This will keep her cozy and warm.
2. Elsie Green For Vintage French Finds
I’m honored to be featured on Elsie Green’s blog with my gift edit. Please check it out! Cool gifts.
Elsie Green has a beautiful way of styling things with simplicity. Love these classic Champagne coupes.
You may want to follow the Elsie Green Instagram feed!
3. Trader Joe’s Wreath
What a blessing during lockdown to have a socially distanced trip to Trader Joe’s. The wreath comes with little twinkle lights–pretty at night. I put it in my own pot.
4. Easy Homemade Dog Treats With Mix From Trader Joe’s and Custom Gift Tags
My friend Katherine and her daughter had fun making these dog biscuits, so I gave it a try. Chief is allergic to chicken (and so many packaged treats have chicken in them). They give suggestions for different flavors. It calls for 8 strips of cooked bacon and 1/4 cup of peanut butter…but that was enough for a double batch. Chief LOVES them!
I learned about custom Gift Tags Using Canva from that clever Cindy Hattersley.! There is a free version of Canva, but I upgraded to premium for the blog since I use it a lot (like for the above collage). I chose the dog graphic that looks most like the recipient 🙂
We are including toys from Chewy.com. Do you know about them? They are well priced and arrive quickly.
5. Christmas Lights in Your Neighborhood
Ahhh…lockdown. But Christmas isn’t canceled! We can get out and take a walk to check out Christmas lights. This is in my neighborhood.
If you are in the Bay Area, you and your family might want to hop in the car to check out:
Those are easy homemade dog treats for gifts, a lush faux fur blanket, vintage French finds, and other goodies.
Let’s see what my friends’ faves are…
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Also, come back on Thursday when I will be joining some other bloggers to bring you our Christmas Brunch ideas (even if it is just a tiny gathering–it can be special).