Sometimes you have your heart set on something, but life doesn’t always work out like you want it to. It is what it is. If Tory Burch boots allude you too, check out these cute Land’s End boots from Reader egray. They are $90 and a step up from the turquise Land’s End fleece you sported in fifth grade.
There is no substitute for hard work, but if we learned anything from high school, a little brown nosing never hurts. Need an idea for a fun an festive gift for a (male) boss? We like this Ultimate Grilling Rub set from Williams Sonoma (it rubs us the right way. Sorry, couldn’t resist), and we hope our boss does too!
Friends who like the exact things that you like are so hard to shop for. Need a new idea quick? Reader g-love sent these journals our way. We normally think a journal is not a great gift because it’s such a personal decision, but these personalized (ha!) journals are too cute to refuse. So presh!
Reader Betsy once mentioned that she had observed that sometimes single people get an inflated sense of self since they don’t have someone to reflect flaws back to them. We had no idea what she was talking about. Or why she would say this to us. However, this video is a HILARIOUS look at what the average woman might look like to the rest of the world. Our fav? (Shouting) “I had to get up at 6 this morning!”
Buying Christmas gifts for the men in our lives sort of stresses us out. Buying gifts for the emums and g-loves? No sweat. We just go to Lenox and find things we like and then force ourselves to wrap them and give them away (ode to the days when every time elaney had to go to a birthday party, emum got a gift for the honoree and a matching one for elaney. #thatdidn’tstopuntiliwas10 #firstchild #parentscan’tcallmeentitledwhatdidtheythinkwasgoingtohappen?).
However, dads and brothers are another story. HELP us. We don’t want to do something totally boring like a tie or socks, but every time we try to get creative (last year we did a nice restaurant gift certificate for dad), we see dad toss it into the bottom drawer or just give it back to us within 48 hours (Chops was great, dad!). Pretty much if someone gave us anything from Kate Spade or Tory Burch we’d like it…should we just go to filson.com and get something? Help! What are the best tips for buying gifts for boys??
“I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing I need…”
The holidays can be a lonely time. And let’s face it, some single women probably get Christmas cards and start to think about the things in their lives they don’t have. But not our Reader Melby. Nope, Reader Melby doesn’t get cards of weddings and babies and lab puppies and feel sorry for herself. Instead, she thinks about the best thing that happened to her in 2011, and she shares that with the world.** That’s right Melissa. You may not have a relationship, but you are never alone when you have a bad a pair of Tory Burch boots.*
And now we have major boot envy!! These tall, dark, and handsome boots are basically the embodiment (embootiment?) of our dream man! Dear Santa, will you please bring elaney a pair so we can stomp around Atlanta with Reader Melby??
*Reader Melby (who arguably gets called out on elaney more than anyone else) graciously gave us permission to write this post with the caveat that we must explain that the Christmas card is a complete joke only to be shared with a few of her close girl friends (and now the Internet).
**The runner up idea for her Christmas card was a picture of her with a man with his face cutout and the words “Your face here in 2012.” (Sorry Melby. We had to.)