100 Gifts Under $100

By Kate Riley November 21, 2017

Hello my friends! Today I’m picking up my turkey and doing the last of the grocery shopping. I’m also putting the final touches on my Thanksgiving table, making sure there are enough plates, napkins, glasses, etc. for the crowd of 12 that will be sitting around my table.

To jump start your holiday shopping, I pulled together a group of gift ideas. Everything here ranges from as low as $10 to no higher than $99. I’ve made it EASY to check the prices, simply hover over the items you’re interested in and the price is revealed. Sometimes shops or sites are having sales so clicking over may reveal further discounts.

For Him:


For Her:


For Entertainers, Teachers, Coworkers, etc.


For Kids:


For the Traveler:


For Game Players:


For Tech Lovers:


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8 Everyday Things + Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley November 18, 2017

Weekend hellos! I’m in Thanksgiving prep and gift buying mode this week, the same as many of you! I’m making my grocery shopping list and setting my Thanksgiving table. I also have some gift ideas I’ll be sharing next week.

I wanted to kick it off with 8 things I use every.single.day and absolutely love, these make great gifts for you or someone close to you!


I don’t carry a regular wallet, I carry this iphone wallet and keep my bank and credit cards in it. It also has just enough room for a few punch cards or gift cards. The baggallini crossbody is my go to everyday bag with just enough pockets, for cellphone, makeup, etc. The Mira double walled water bottle stays by my side from morning workouts to afternoon carpool. (Also cheaper than Swell).

This fluted contrast mug I picked up in Copenhagen. I love its design and it feels good in my hand filled with my morning coffee. This coffee vac keeps beans fresh and has a clean modern design so it looks great on my counter. I found the best daily SPF 50 sunscreen, it’s soft and super moisturizing and I’ve used it everyday for over a year. Pricey but WORTH IT. Every other morning I use one of these Peel Pads, they keep my skin glowing all day. I can’t live without POREfessional I apply it several times a day for flawless looking skin.

Favorite links from the week:


The One Room Challenge is always amazing. I especially loved this cozy textured living room makeover.

Six things to remember to tell your house guests.

Furniture retailers who value market share over profits.

Slow cooker Thanksgiving sangria, yum!

Want creamy mashed potatoes? Read this.

I’m a recent convert to brussels sprouts. Here are 15 recipes to consider.

How to win the game of Monopoly, according to math experts.

Interesting: modern day nomads.

7 things to consider before traveling with someone new.

Best inventions of 2017.

Also remember: Arrow Fastener is giving away $1,000 in cash and 100 tools every week until December 17th. Details here!