November 2021 - Dimples and Tangles

FALL AT BLACKROCK HILL

I'm thrilled to be sharing a little Fall tour of my sister and brother-in-law's property with you today.  One good last look at Autumn before we move on to alllll the Christmas pictures!  

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DIMPLES AND TANGLES FAVORITES- HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2021


Hello everyone, I'm so happy you're here today!  Today I'm sharing my Dimples and Tangles Favorites Holiday Gift Guide.  I have a few smaller ones sprinkled in this season, but each year I do one main guide full of things that my family has helped my curate.  Most are our tried and true favorites, but a few are on our own wish lists this year!  (*This post contains affiliate links, including Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  Read my full disclosure policy here.)

Gift Ideas for Her, Gifts for Him, Gifts for Teen Guys, Gifts for Teen Girls, Misc. Gift Ideas
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DIY CUSTOM GIFT BAGS

This post is sponsored by Walmart. 


It's that time of year when we're all making our lists and checking them twice, then shopping, shopping, shopping!!  But do you put much thought into wrapping all of those carefully chosen gifts for your family and friends once your list is all checked off?  I love wrapping a beautiful gift in a box with festive wrapping paper and a lovely bow and do most of my gifts that way for Christmas, but practically speaking some gifts are just awkward shapes that aren't well suited for a box.  And so, a gift bag it is for those presents!  However, rather than generic, your gift bag can still be just as beautiful and special as a gift wrapped box if you make your own!  Today I'm sharing some DIY custom gift bags that I had so much fun making, and I think you will too! 

painted brown paper gift bags with pom poms
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PINK AND GREEN THANKSGIVING TABLE

It's hard to believe that we are just days away from Thanksgiving- my kids arrived home from college yesterday and we're looking forward to the week together!  I enjoyed putting this together and am excited to share my pink and green Thanksgiving Table with you today.

Pink and Green dishes Thanksgiving Tablescape with Carnations and Brass Candlesticks Centerpiece
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FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES

Happy Friday!  I can't believe we're less than a week away from Thanksgiving already.  I'm curious, have you pulled out your Christmas decorations yet?  There's such a hot debate on about when the "right" time is to decorate, but I say decorate whenever you want to in your own home!  I'll be pulling mine out in the next few days to begin getting things ready to share with you... so excited!  (*This post contains affiliate links, including Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  Read my full disclosure policy here.)


1) Plaid Chargers- 'Tis the season for setting all the tables!  I'll be sharing my Thanksgiving Table with you tomorrow, but I came across these plaid chargers and they reminded me that they are some of my faves!  Both the red tartan and black and white gingham patterns are so versatile and can be used for multiple holidays and occasions rather than just Christmas.  

Tartan Plaid Charger Here or Here
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SWEATER WEATHER: STYLISH AND AFFORDABLE SUPER CUTE SWEATER ROUND-UP!

This post is sponsored by Walmart. 


It's sweater weather and I couldn't be happier about it!  Walmart Fashion has a huge selection of stylish sweaters for any occasion this Winter, both classic and trendy.  Today I'm sharing a few of my favorites that are sure to be on heavy rotation in my wardrobe this season! 


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OKLAHOMA/WESTERN THEME BANQUET STAGE AND TABLE DECORATIONS


Every year our church holds a special banquet for our widows and widowers.  Each of our deacons is matched up with one to watch over and care for, and this is always a special night where we all come together to honor them.  The program, menu, and decor change each year, ranging from more formal to more lighthearted themes.  Since we weren't able to hold this event last year, we were especially looking forward to it this year.  I generally don't have a role with helping with this event, but one of my friends did this year and asked me to join in and help her decorate for it.  We quickly settled on a casual theme and today I'm sharing what we came up with for our "Oklahoma"/Western theme banquet stage and table decorations.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE EARLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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Well, we're officially into November so although I never want to rush Thanksgiving, it's time to be planning ahead for Christmas, right?  I've already got a few gifts stashed and lots of ideas floating around in my head, and as I've started my shopping online I've found that Walmart's Gift Finder has the perfect gift ideas for everyone on my list!

The guys in our house are going to be excited about this early gift!  Only 2 out of the 4 members of my family are coffee drinkers.  We currently actually rotate between 2 different coffee pots... when my son is at college my husband uses a little 4 cup pot.  But when Caleb is home that's too small so we switch out to the 12 cup pot.   When I came across this Keurig K-Duo Essentials Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker I thought it might be the perfect thing to streamline our coffee situation!  With it, we can easily make a larger pot when needed or when we're back to my husband only grabbing an occasional cup at home he can make one in a flash with the single serve setting.  And, my daughter and I can enjoy the single serve option for hot chocolate, cider, or tea!


I'm also super excited to have this machine since we entertain so often, now we can make one main pot of coffee but everyone can make their own decaf, tea, or hot cocoa if they want something different.  Having a variety of K-cups on hand is so perfect for holiday hosting and entertaining! 

I tend to lean heavily towards sharing mostly fashion and home ideas for women and girls, and while I've included several fantastic suggestions for them here this gift guide has some helpful suggestions for men too! I for one think they seem to be the hardest to come up with ideas for.  Since there's a little something for everyone here, I'm certain that there's something on this list that each person on your list would be so happy to receive!






Lightweight Heated Vest with Battery Pack-  I had never heard of a heated vest before I saw this one, and let me tell you I think it jumped right to the top of my own wish list!  I'm always cold and a heated layer to wear anywhere sounds dreamy.  This would be perfect for outdoor sports fans, dog walkers, cold office workers... so many people!   It has almost 500 sparkling 5-star reviews, 3 heat settings, is machine washable, can charge your phone, is water and wind resistant, and can last up to 10 hours on a charge!

Gold Floating Photo Frame with Metal Easel- I love the simple, clean design of these frames and used a few in my daughter's dorm room.  A pretty frame is always a nice gift to receive, even better with a special photo already inside!

Free Assembly Women's Tunic Sweater-  what woman or teen wouldn't love a soft, cozy sweater?  I'm especially always drawn to these fair isle style designs.  

Classic Nerf Foam Football and Nerf Vortex Aero Howler Long Distance Ball-  I don't think there's been a year in our family's history that sports balls haven't been on someone's list, and it's usually my daughter's!  These are two family faves that are always a staple on our back patio and packed in the car when we're on a trip.  

Cuddl Duds Stretch Fleece Long Thermal Top and High Waisted Fleece Thermal Leggings- You might have read me express my love for Cuddl Duds in the past, and it's still going strong!  And when I share, many of you are always sure to let me know how much you love them too.  I literally wear one of the thinner shirts as a base layer probably 6/7 days through the cold winter months, and added some of these fleece pieces to my closet last year as well.  On really cold days or days when I knew we'd be outside for an extended period of time they were fantastic,  I've got my Mom hooked on them too!  I also have a few pieces of the bottoms that I like to layer under thinner leggings or joggers- sometimes even jeans- on those colder days and these fleece pieces are also excellent base layers under ski gear.

Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Heater- another personal favorite in our home.  My husband has had this heater for several years and we use it when working in a cold garage,  camping, and it's even been a lifesaver indoors various times when we've lost power.  

Time and Tru Women's Cozy Hiker Boot- these are the cutest boots and this light color is so popular this year, however it comes in several other colors too if you're looking for something else.  I have a pair of these from last year and they truly are very comfortable and a great price point! 

ChapStick Candy Cane Peppermint Lip Balm-  These multi-packs would be perfect to split up for stocking stuffers, or how fun would they be for party favors if you're having a holiday gathering?  Or stocked in your guest bathroom or nightstand?  

WeatherReady LED Folding Light-  I don't think we can ever have enough camping or emergency type lights around here, and I know my guys would love this one! Its folding design makes it easy to transport and store.  With several different light modes this battery operated LED lantern comes in handy for virtually any use.  

Topps 2020 Topps Baseball Cards Update Series Value Box- according to my son who is a baseball card enthusiast, this would be a good set for any collector! 

Ancestry DNA Kit- My husband did one of these kits several years ago and the results are fascinating!  Such a great gift idea for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list.  

Better Homes & Gardens Scented 2-Wick Candle- I've recently been burning my first BH&G candle, and I'm so impressed with the scent!  It's so disappointing when a candle smells so good when you sniff it, but doesn't smell at all when it's lit.  The scent from this one fills the room like what you would expect from a much pricier candle.

Keurig K-Duo Essentials Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker- As you read above, we're happy to have added this to our kitchen counter! 

Holiday Gift Guide Gift Ideas for Everyone  ||  Keuring K-Duo Single Serve and Carafe Coffee Maker


I hope this list has helped you get your gift-giving gears turning!  I've already contacted everyone in both families asking them to get me their wish lists... I'm ready to click click click at Walmart and knock some more things off of my list!



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