On Building a Gift Basket

We had the coolest thing happen in our family recently.

My hubby’s Aunt Ivey got engaged. The cool thing about it was that she has NEVER been married before. And she’s 67 years old. 

The family has been absolutely beside themselves! I’m sure you can imagine! We have been having SO MUCH FUN celebrating this awesome news, and one of our recent events was a bridal shower for the bride-to-be!

Normally I’m a huge fan of bridal showers, and I have my go-to gifts. But in this case…I was stumped. What on earth do you get for a 67-year-old engaged woman who has never experienced a bridal shower before?!

I called one of the other aunts (there are 9 siblings in all – what a family, right?!) and quizzed her on what would be a good gift. She ended up telling me, “You know what, Kristen, just do a little shopping around and when you see something that reminds you of her, just get it.”

Oh, the agony! HA! The struggle was real – everything I saw I thought, well, she already has that, she doesn’t need another one. Until I rounded the corner at Walmart, of all places, and came across THIS:


Is that not the most beautiful thing! I audibly gasped in the store! SO pretty! I wanted it!!! It’s from the Pioneer Woman collection, which is just plain beautiful, if you ask me.

But I had nowhere to use it, an it doesn’t really even match anything in our house. So I was about to walk away from it in despair when I saw…THESE.

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On Organizing with Boxes and Baskets

If you’ve been reading the blog for any amount of time, you know how much I LOVE organization! I don’t mind organizing just about anything – something I’ve organized countless times before or a brand new challenge – I care not! Bring it on! But, I have to say, two of my favorite organizing tools are boxes and baskets.

Why, you ask? Okay, so you didn’t ask, but I’m gonna tell you anyways!

1. They’re great for cubbies! (This is from my home office)


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