Gift Ideas for the Ultimate Procrastinator

Good morning! Thanks for stopping by. I had a very busy weekend filled with great friends and holiday cheer. I felt just a little extra thankful for all of my friends and family in light of the recent horrendous event in Connecticut. I hope it will make us all get along a little better with family over the holidays, and maybe not sweat the small stuff as much?
Whether you are looking for gifts for golfer or your geeky cousin, here is my list of presents that you can still get on time even if you are the absolute worst procrastinator ever (like me). However, some of these are only available to Chicago area residents, sorry about that!
Do you have any other ideas to share?
1. I’m hooked on these and never print pictures anymore. Who has time to put them in an album? Just upload the pictures from your computer and change the layout to suit your preferences.
Shutterfly photobook – get it in by Dec 19th to get the gift guaranteed by Dec 24th.

2. Skulls and more skulls – for the decorator -update some rooms with one of my favorite trends- skulls!

3. Golf lessons by PGA certified instructors at Golf Galaxy. Indoor lessons where they videotape your progress, great for a novice or pro golfer in the winter. You could also consider the possibility of buying an indoor golf launch monitor (shop now) or related gadgets that would allow them to practice from the comfort of their own home, and have plenty of fun doing it!

4. Fifty Shades of Chicken – a parody of the hit novel, for your cooking enthusiast. Shipping free if ordered by December 19thguaranteed delivery by Christmas.

If you live in or near Chicago:

5. For the Bears fan – my puppy was named after this player! Lance Briggs will be signing autographs @ Sportsline Distributors
$60 Per Autograph (Any Item)
$100 For Two Autographs (Any Item)

Sportsline will have Items For Sale:
Chicago Bears Football: $25 + Signature
Chicago Bears Mini Helmets: $30 + Signature
Lance Briggs Nike Jerseys: $110 + Signature

*Mail-in Items Available @ $50 Per Signature plus prepaid UPS Return

Visit for more info & ticket purchase.

6. A few more ideas from Gilt City Chicago ( Give an experience instead of just a gift!

Located in the heart of Chicago’s historic Gold Coast, Exhale Chicago is host to a full schedule of Core Fusion and yoga classes as well as an expansive, accommodating spa.
-60 minute fusion massage
Retail Value: $130
Gilt Price: $85
The Gift of Fine Dining:
The casual elegance of art deco and contemporary classic cuisine come together in deca RESTAURANT + BAR, a brasserie-inspired experience on the Magnificent Mile in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel.
-Choice of any two cocktail
-Choice of any two hors d’œuvres (excludes seafood tower)
-Choice of any two entrees (excludes lobster thermidor and steak au poivre)
-Choice of any bottle of wine under $50
Retail Value: $189
Gilt Price: $99
The Gift of Celeb-Worthy Mani
A newly opened boutique spa located right in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Indulge yourself with our professional services including massage, facials, and mani/pedi. Our licensed massage therapists and aestheticians will have you leaving pampered, invigorated, and feeling youthful with our signature facials, chemical peels, and more.
– DeLuxe manicure treatment
Retail Value: $35
Gilt Price: $25

Hope you are inspired! Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!