Holiday Gift Guide: For the Sporty Fashionista & Gift Wrap Open House!

My shopping is almost done… I’m not sure what qualifies as “almost”… but, I have some done, so I think that counts! I do have a good bit left to do.  I don’t mind shopping though, I actually love going out and picking out gifts and bringing them home to wrap them!

I’ve got one, final gift guide for you… this one for the Sporty Fashionista!

Inspired by Macy’s winter fashion guide

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1. Makeup Palette / 2. Floral Sweatshirt / 3. Nail Polish / 4. Cluster Clip-Ons / 5. Gold Ring / 6. Bow Ring / 7. Drawstring Pants / 8. Woven Sneakers

My very favorite item from this gift guide is the gold and onyx ring- you might know that my wedding ring is a black diamond, and I really love all black stones!  I think this circle cut with gold is spot on!

The Craftery PA

A few weeks ago, I shared the Evolution of East Coast Creative and mentioned that Jess has opened a part-time business called The Craftery.

If you’re local, tomorrow night there’s a Wrapping Open House at The Craftery from 6-9pm.  It’s such a fun way to wrap presents.  All the supplies are provided for you- what the what?!?  Yup!  You bring your gifts and Jess will provide all the paper and accessories you need to wrap your gifts Martha Stewart Style!!

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If you’re interested, it will be a super fun GNO with food and drinks provided.

Click HERE to register for the Gift Wrap Open House

Can’t wait to see all the pretty presents!!  

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Sporty Fashionista & Gift Wrap Open House!

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My shopping is almost done... I'm not sure what qualifies as "almost"... but, I have some done, so I think that counts! I do have a good bit left to do.  I don't mind shopping though, I actually love going out and picking out gifts and bringing them home to wrap them! I've got one, final gift guide for you... this one for the Sporty Fashionista! Inspired by Macy's winter fashion guide   1. Makeup Palette / 2. Floral Sweatshirt / 3. Nail Polish / 4. Cluster Clip-Ons / 5. Gold Ring / 6. Bow ...

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