Favorite Post-Christmas Sale Items

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! One of my favorite things after Christmas is all the sales! I normally hit up Dicks Sporting Goods and grab myself some cold weather gear but, this year I've been looking for very specific items (9ft flocked pre-lit Christmas tree, two arm chairs, new bar stools, new bed, etc). I haven't been very successful in finding things I'm on the market for but, I have found some other things I love I thought I'd share with you guys!

A lot of the items I will use for Christmas decor next year (if my style doesn't change this next year like it did this year... oops).

The runner that I got for Christmas is also on sale at Overstock. I absolutely LOVE it. If you have dark floors like me, this really helps brighten up the room. Baby Daddy got it for me in the runner and area rug.

Some other sales I've ran across:

World Market - Huge Furniture Sale

Joss and Main - Up to 75% off

Anthropologie - Additional 30% off sale items

Christmas Gift Idea for Loved Ones

We (as in my mom, dad, brother) hadn't had family pictures taken in.... forever. We had a family picture taken on a cruise 9 years ago hanging at the bottom of the stairs and it had the ex man in it so, my mom was desperately wanting an updated picture.

My mom's birthday is in November and she might be the hardest person to shop for because she buys most of what she wants herself (I get that honestly). I had the idea to do a family picture session and it just so happened that Shianne, our photographer that moved to San Diego was going to be in town the weekend of her birthday and so was my brother who is currently away at college.

My mom LOVED the gift and now she has photo's she can cherish forever. I wanted to think of a creative way to "give" the gift to her. I knew driving her to the photo location wouldn't work because she wouldn't of been "photo ready" (ie. outfit). I ended up just telling my mom that we were doing it but, later I realized I should of wrapped a picture frame with the details of the photography session.

If you are struggling with a gift for a loved one I suggest a photography session. It's unique, special and something that can be enjoyed more than just Christmas morning.

Here are our photo's from our mini session. Yes, it appears Aspen may have stole the show (she always does) but, we did two sessions  - My Moms Bday Family Session and Aspen's 6 Months.

Shianne does such wonderful work and I'm so sad she left but, I plan on having her take pictures of Aspen any time she is back in town. I've also found a photographer I like that's here as well for any milestone Shianne can't do!

What are some other sentimental, unique gift ideas you guys have?