Holiday Gift Guide – For Mom

We’ve got a gift guide for Mom that you don’t want to miss today! We tried to think outside the box with this one so you can give Mom unique gifts for Christmas!mom-2

1- We love this Dry Bar Blowout Kit. These are some of our FAVORITE hair care products and since Mom is super busy and can’t get to a blow out very often..she can do her hair up right with this at home kit!

2- We’ve been long time Chatbooks supporters and this is a MUST HAVE for mom this Christmas. This subscription service brings cheer to your door step in the form of books made up of your instagram pics! At $6/month this is an inexpensive gift for Mom that will keep her smiling all year.

3- Who’s says Mom doesn’t want technology? Since passing her phone to kids to get by during a Costco run, she’s probably pretty used to her phone dying. Not anymore with this Ventev Powercell Battery Charger that will give her 12 hours of additional talk time!

4- Silver Sneakers…..nuff said.

5- We love our Petunia’s and now this clutch is too much….LOVE it.

6- Sara Happ is the queen of lips and this lip slip is the best balm on the plaaaaanet. This stocking stuffer will make Mom FREAK OUT!

7- We love anything from Shop Ashley Lemeuix but this lace dress has our eye.

8- Sakura Bloom is gorgeous for Moms who love to wear babies…these baby wearing industry darlings make stunning prints out of gorgeous fabrics.

10- It might be December but that doesn’t mean Mom doesn’t need a swimsuit for her upcoming vacation. Our favorites, Raising Wild, are moms that make swimsuits for moms.

Hope you like some of these selections! Let us know some of your favorite Mom finds in the comments!

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Frye at Zappos

By Emily, brought to you by Zappos!

This month’s partnership with Zappos is all about FRYE! If you own a pair of Frye boots or shoes you already know this — Fryes are amazing. As soon as you slip a pair on you know that you’re wearing something expertly crafted with comfort in mind. The pillowy foot bed, the thick sole, that leather smell. As we prepared for this post and I was passing along info to both Jenna and Nicole we all said the same thing – “They just feel different than any boot I own.”      ncc_2675

Leslie Short

Maybe you’re like us and thought Frye would take a more western approach to all their boot styles,  but this season we are dying over their take on the classic Cheslea boot – the Dara or Clara styles – the over the knee trend and a slip on heeled boot!fryechelsea

I have two distinct memories of Frye boots. First, I remember when I was growing up my mom had a pair of Fryes in this oiled leather and she is a size 8 1/2 and I’ve always been a 7 1/2 and I would steal them anyway. I’d tromp around in these loose beautiful boots and feel like a million bucks. When I saw the same shade on Zappos website I knew I had to have them. jennazapposnov-2-of-6

Madeline Short

Then, as a struggling college student, I bought a pair of eggplant purple vintage Frye’s and lived in them! When I was purging my closet, I decided to sell them and did a bidding style listing. I actually made $100 off them! Frye’s hold their value so well it’s such a great investment!! Even better lots are on sale at Zappos right now!

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Madeline Short

If you’re looking for an amazing gift to give (or for yourself) we are so sold on Frye’s they feel so luxe and with Zappos return policy you can have confidence in making this kind of investment. They have hundreds of options on their site, too! Such a great selection.jennazapposnov-4-of-6Also Frye is such an amazing casual boot, it looks killer with jeans but we all love them styled with dresses and Sunday’s best! Obviously, since we all basically wore the same look – funny how that happens unintentionally. 😉screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-7-25-00-amSo what is your favorite? Shiny leather, lush suede? Tall, short? Classic, western? So many options! We hope everyone gets some Fryes under their tree this year because they’re the best boots we own, by a landslide!ncc_2706

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Sierra Trading Post: Manly Gift Guide

We’ve got a gift guide for the guys today! Since Andrew is OBSESSED with Sierra Trading Post I took this on one. Here’s what he picked:untitled-design-5Hoodie — Mountain Hardwear is Andrew’s fave and this is like half off! // North Face Hoodie — 30% off // Fill Power Jacket — another 50% off coat that every guy needs! // Down Vest — Marmot is an industry darling and this is 50% off too! // Moc Toe Boots — Red Wing is a must for the outdoors, if your man works construction or any other super active gig. They last for years! // Sweater Jacket — for date night when you want him to look less like he just got off the mountain. // North Face Zip Up — A perfect little half zip as a base layer or the only layer if you live in California. // Sunglasses — almost 60% off // Minnetonka Slippers — perfect Christmas gift and only $30! // Active Comfort Shorts — something cozy for home or the gym! // Mid – Winter Snow boots — an awesome snow boot option that doesn’t scream snow boot!

Note from the man himself:

Hey guys! Andrew here. The reason why I like wearing outdoorsman gear as my every day is because it’s durable and stylish. Sierra Trading Post makes it affordable too which is really nice since I’m kind of a jacket junkie. I think they are a cool online outlet to find top brands at super discounted prices. You have to be on top of it because the deals go quick but you can find crazy deals. I recently bought this Mountain Hardware jacket which I love because I prefer down jackets for warmth and weight, but the downside to down is you shouldn’t get it wet. Both of these jackets are synthetic and crazy light weight. Great for layering and quick drying. The micro is a windbreaker and light rain jacket so good for hiking, biking, climbing. Both jackets fold into themselves in one pocket for easy packing. Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia are my two favorite brands for outdoor gear and apparel

And didn’t you just die over all the percentage off?! SUCH good deals for your mountain man. But never fear there’s also great stuff for women and kids too! Buying all our family’s outwear this year from Sierra Trading Post, they’re also offering Free Shipping on $75 or more with code ACJDEC6. Valid through December 31, 2016.

Rammell Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving was so much fun this year. We have spent the last three Turkey Day’s in California and it’s such a special time just the five of us. I do love a kitchen full of family and friends but there’s also something super special about spending this holiday together with our little family. And in that case, I didn’t want to cook a ton of food…so we went to our family’s special place, Terranea. Andrew made this darling video I’m excited to share, hope you enjoy!

Music: City of Angels by The Head and the Heart. Purchase on iTunes.

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