It a winter wonderland here...

Does you back yard look like this?
Mine Does!

is a warm one

Mr. Ace surprised me with these on Christmas evening.  I was supper excited because I had no idea.  A few months back we were looking on backcountry.com and I spotted these and simply said, "those are sweet".  Little did I know he made a mental note (which is rare) and this is what I opened...

Tecnica Vinil Boot - Women's

Price: $124.95

Where can I get it?

Backcountry or Amazon 

 What does b* say?

Well I thought two things when I opened them up... 

1) Send them back.. you may get made fun 

2) Rock 'em.. 


I am rockin 'em folks...  with the greatest black skinny jeans which I will post soon.

Stay warm and carry on!



Organize Organize Organize

I am full swing in to after Christmas organizing.  And it feels oh so good!  I got some storage bins a few years ago at target and really like them.  They are durable and fit quite a few items in them.  I was strolling through Target yesterday and noticed they were on sale and bought us some more.  Very exciting and here they are...


Price: $5.99-$11.00
(all bright colors, natural, and black are on sale at the $5.99 price)

Where can I get it?

What does b* say?
We have quiet a few open spaces in our cabinetry at home and this is the perfect simple box to fill the spot and still look nice.  It is great in a playroom, garage, and\or living room.  Plus it is a good price.  
Happy Organizing!


A Winter Fresh Bronze

Unfortunately, I am oh so pale this time of year and I have stopped tanning (indefinitely)!  Which is huge because I love me some UV rays.  I have been hunting for a great dewy bronzer and think I have found my new fav...
Product Description: Get gorgeously glowing cheeks in your own perfect sunkissed bronze shade. This innovative creamy cheek bronzer instantly transforms from white to your own custom shade of bronze. O-Bronze is packed with our exclusive Goji-Berry C-Complex, ginkgo biloba, and pomegranate seed for antioxidant protection. Apply a small dab to cheeks with fingertips and blend, breaking beads to release your most natural bronze glow. 

Price:  $26.00
Where can I get it?

What does b* say?
I like this product because it is natural and gives a fresh look to your face.  It is not thick or cake like.  It gives a simple sheen and you can gauge the light and darkness to your liking (depending on how much you put on).  I think the price range is affordable and would great any season!


A Holiday Gift Rave

Welcome back from the Big day... Hopefully you are all above water and had a very MERRY weekend.  This is one of my many favorites I am going to share with you over the next few days.

Product description: The award-winning, professional tourmaline dryer, the T3 Featherweight delivers lightning-fast drying for a professionally perfect finish, all encased in a super-lightweight body. Infused with tourmaline gemstones, known as the electric stone for its ability to emit ions and infrared heat, patented T3 technology delivers frizz-free, healthy styling by sealing in moisture and reducing static electricity. 60% faster drying and styling over conventional dryers; T3's SoftAire™ air flow of gentle, even heat means no over-drying, which leaves hair smooth, shiny and professionally perfect.

Price: Typically $200.00
AMAZON has it for $169.99 (best price)

What does b* say?
I have used the same hair dryer for 7 years it has been one of the best items in my daily arsenal.  Unfortunately it is no longer getting hot and needed to be put to rest.  RIP my beloved dryer.  Needless to say, Mama B slipped one of these, under the tree and I am in love!  It is warm and drys my hair in half the time.  It is light weight and I kid you not my hair is less frizzy and it is seems as though it was less damaging!


It here...

Ready or not folks CHRISTMAS is here...
I wanted to share with you a current
That hopefully will delight C and G when the big day arrives

If you know me personally you know what a nut I am, a OCD nut, unfortunately or fortunately look at it however you wish?!  But I am branching out friends because I am Crazy for this...

Price $99.00
Where can I get it at?

What does b* say?
I love it!  It is timeless and extremely durable which, is key at our home because Miss. G is like a recking ball.  You can add this darling baskets (pictured below) for a splash of color.  And what really hooked me was the crayons, pencils, and paint...

Oh and if you are searching for a great kids desk look no further

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!!


breath of fresh HAIR anyone?


This is a hair crave for Mr. Ace and will absolutely be under our tree!
Invigorating Cleanser
Basics: La Básico: Special ingredients and tea tree oil rid hair of impurities.
Benefits: Los Beneficios: Leaves hair full of vitality and luster.
Bonus: La Ventaja: The refreshing tingle gives you a breath of fresh hair.
Details: Detalles:
Natural tea tree oil, peppermint and lavender invigorate your scalp and leave hair smelling great.
Color-safe formula.

Price: $49.99  (for shampoo and conditioner)(large liter bottles)

Where can I get it?
Or a beauty supplier in your area

What does b* say?
I am not crazy about this product for me... I personally don't care for the tingle.  But, my husband loves it and feels supper fresh and clean afterwards! One thing I do love is the SMELL!  It is a male must have!


Most Favorite Sweater of the Year!

Like I said this is really my FAVORITE sweater!
Sizing: Women Sizing with a Contemporary Fit  Material: 52 % Nylon, 48 % Nylon  Care and Cleaning: Dry Flat, Machine Wash Cold  Knit Type(s): Jersey  Sheerness: Opaque  Garment Length: Below Waist  Neckline Style: Scoop Neckline , Cowl Collar Long Sleeves , Ribbed Cuff(s)  Closure Style: Pullover Closure(s)  Hem Style: Finished Hem(s)

Price:  $24.99
Where can I get it at?
The one and only

What does b* say?
This tunic is one of the most comfortable items I own that happens to still have style (in my opinion).  It is warm, soft, and light as well.  I really like this with a pair of skinny jeans and flats.  It is also darling with leggings and boots!


Check This OUT!


One of my dear friends is a genius!!  
Please help by checking this out...

What Does B* say?
Auction starts today and there will be some amazing Christmas gifts that will be bought and actioned for a very good cause!

Friends, Family, Bloggers, Crafty People, Crave Rave Fav Readers

At this point I've harped at you so much that you are probably aware of the Bloggers Give Back Project I'm involved in! But wanted to send out one last post! THE AUCTION IS TOMORROW and we are beside ourselves with excitement and overwhelmed with the outpouring of goodness we’ve received in just two weeks!  We cannot find the words to do justice to the thanks we feel for each of you who have dedicated time and resources to our cause during this already busy season. 

As we head into the auction portion of this event, our efforts are focused on spreading the word to as many of our readers, fans, followers, etc. as possible.  Your family, friends and readers love you, we know this!  So won’t you please blog, tweet, facebook fan it and spread the word like crazy?  I've attached the official auction invitation for you to post on your various sites. We truly believe the efforts and excitement generated from our collective audiences will do amazing things for the Gubler family.
Again thank you so much for your love & support always and especially during this Holiday Season.
Jenna Rammell


A sweet gift for her

I am crazy about gold right now. 
Not gaudy gold but the sweet delicate pressed or hammered gold.
I found this on etsy and think it would be a great surprise under the tree

Petite Gold Leaf Pendant with Sunny Chalcedony and Blue Amazonite

Product description:  Lovely charm pendant that hangs on gold vermeil 18" satellite chain. It hold petite gold vermeil leaf charm, sunny yellow faceted chalcedony briolette and vibrant turquoise blue amazonite bead - such a lovely summer neck piece.
It will come to you gift wrapped and ready for giving.

Price: $29.00

Where can I get it at?
SMV Designs

What does b*say?
I think it is delicate and would add a finishing touch to any outfit.  I love that the gold is not to overwhelming!

I like these too...

Labradorite and Blue Amazonite Stack Earrings
Price: $32.00
Where can I get it at?
SMV Designs


Freshly Picked Moccasins

I made a new friend a few weeks ago at the Beehive Bizarre and absolutely feel in love with her!
She was spunky nice and hand makes one heck of a product!

Product description: sweet buttery soft handmade moccasins,  size 2 - 7,  other colors + sizes available, please email me suezpetersen@gmail.com
visit my blog, freshlypicked.blogspot.com
Price: $45.00
Where can I get them at?
What does b* say?
I purchased a gold pair for Grace and really like them.  The quality is unparalleled to any I have seen!  Next on the list read with tan stitch.  These would make a darling baby shower or Christmas gift.  


To tweet or not to tweet

Apparently that is not even a question!

I have had a few emails asking if I tweet...
Up until a week ago I did not
But my buddy @danadastrup hooked me up so...
follow me?
Happy Friday!


A perfect hoody for your honey


This is one of my favorite articles of clothing that my husband wears, for that matter, owns!
He actually has it in both green and blue. 
He says it MEGA comfortable and I think it looks great with his eyes!

It is light weight and soft

Heathered texture and a contrast zip placket modernize a fleece hoody cut from a supersoft blend.
Price: $49.00
Where can I get it at?

Here is option that I had wished they had when I purchased Mr. Ace's....

Almost the same jacket half the price.  LOVE LOVE IT!  Soft comfortable and comes with a wider color selection.  I just picked on up for my nephew... you should too.

Garment Fit: Athletic Fit
Material: 60 % Cotton, 40 % Polyester
Care and Cleaning: Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry Low
Neckline Style: Hooded Neckline , Hooded Collar
Sleeve Length Type: Long Sleeves
Closure Style: Zip Front Closure(s)
Hem Style: Straight Hem(s)
Pocket Style: 2 Front Pocket(s)

Price: $19.99
Where can I get it?

What does b* say?
I cannot even tell the difference!  Love the target one and so will your hubby, boyfriend, nephew or maybe even yourself... seriously considering one for me!


A Gift for the more difficult to shop for

This gift is a fav for a couple reasons.  
First, I have a few people in my family that are a little more difficult to shop for and second it is a great way to organize all of the photos that you have collected over the year.
Big home run with the grandparents.

  • More than 20 styles with preset backgrounds and layouts
  • Easily edit your pictures and enter short captions
  • Showcase 1-4 pictures per page (up to 400 pictures)
  • Choose from five sizes starting From $12.99   $
 Price: $12.00+
Where can I get it at?
In years past I have always used shutterfly that is why I am suggesting it to you.  But this year I am using Costco and when I see the quality I will let you know!

What does b* say?
Already said it.  Great gift!


The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer

in my opinion is...

{crave} {rave} {fav}

I have two favorites and I use them both for different reasons...
{1} Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer
Product description: Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers come in new shades and packaging! Ingredients: Sunflower oil, castor oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, lanolin, cocoa butter, tocopheryl acetate & tocopherol (vitamin E), peppermint oil, carnauba wax, comfrey root extract, rosemary extract. May contain: iron oxide, mica, carmine or titanium dioxide.

Price: $3.00
Where can I get it?
I get mine at my local grocer but I also found it on Amazon

What does b* say?
I like this for many reasons... First, it is moisturizing, second, it adds the perfect hint of color and third, it seems to last forever!  I have had the same tube for 2 years.

{2} Burt's Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm Tube
Product description: Replenishing and hydrating natural lip balm. Infused with the antioxidant goodness of Pomegranate oil.  Replenishes moisture and restores texture to reveal smooth, healthy lips

 Price: $2.40
Where can I get it?
I get mine at my local grocer but I also found it on

What does b* say?
This is a no fuss lip balm.  It has a light pink hue but doesn't really add color to your lips.  It is one of the most moisturizing balms I have used.  It was a joy to find it in my stocking last year and I am hoping that Santa will consider dropping


A great gift idea

This is absolutely one of my favorite gifts I received and I will definitely be giving some out this year for Christmas.  

Incorporating four of Microplane's American-made precision cutting blades in one easy-to-use tool, this sleek box grater handles everything from vegetables and citrus to hard cheeses and chocolate.
  • Four-in-one tool offers extra-coarse, medium ribbon and fine graters and a slicer.
  • Features Microplane's patented stainless-steel cutting blades.
  • Nonslip feet provide a secure grip.
  • Fine grater slides out to simplify cleaning of interior surfaces.
  • A plastic cover protects blades and hands for safe storage.
  • Grater is dishwasher safe.
Price: $34.95
Where do I get it?

What does b* say?
My Grandma has been using the same grater since the 80's and folks I am not kidding, but that is a story for another day.  So on her birthday I gave her one of these and she is not one who like change, obviously, but she does use this.  And loves it.  It is sharp and grates in seconds.  I would say it is a kitchen must have and a great gift.
Happy Monday!


The Amazing Coco Bijou

For all of you that have come to the boutique,  thank you for the support!  
And for those that have not, I would love to see you!  
Please come. 

Speaking of the boutique I ran into two of best buds from high school.  One taught me how to "tweet" so come follow me @craveravefav... and the other had the most stellar earrings on and although I have not found them yet, I came across these on etsy and think they are fantastic...

Coco Bijou
Hammered Satin Gold Filled Hoop Earrings w/ Quartz Crystal Briolette

Product description: 

 Hand crafted goldfilled hoops - hammered and brushed to a warm, satin finish, and accented by a lovely faceted quartz crystal briolette. Elegant and classic!

Price $36.00
Where can I get it at:

What does b* say?
The product says it all... Elegant and Classic!


Come one come all...

Looking for the perfect holiday gift?
It will be here!
You don't want to miss this and I would love to see you here!


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