2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Dirty Santa

Happy FRIDAY!! And welcome back to our last installment of weekly Holiday Gift Guides.  Today we are talking Dirty Santa Gift Ideas. Don’t know what Dirty Santa is? Welll, let’s talk about that for a minute. Here are the normal rules:


  • The gifts are placed in a central location where players can easily access and make their selection.
  • Select who starts. There are several ways to do this. Typically everyone draws a number from a container; one containing the same number of tokens as there are players. Each then plays in sequence.
  • First Player. The game starts. Whoever’s turn it is to go first picks a gift from the central pile, and opens it. They show everyone. Of course, the fun here is in the gift itself and the reaction of the recipient. There should be a range of types of gifts from desirable to useless, practical to hilarious. The first player now takes their seat with their gift in hand.
  • Player 2 has a choice. Player 2 now has the choice of either selecting another unopened gift from the central pile or, doing the dirty, taking the opened gift from Player 1; in which case Player 1 must select another unopened gift from the remaining pile.
  • Each subsequent Player has a choice. Select an unopened gift from the pile, or take an already opened gift from any of the preceding players; in which case that preceding player can select another unopened gift from the pile or select one of the opened gifts from the other players (however, they cannot take back from the person who just took from them).
  • The 3rd time owned-retired rule. This is optional, but if a gift has been stolen three times, it is retired and the third person who stole it gets to keep it.
  • How the Game Ends. When the last unopened gift is selected, the game ends.

So, as you can see from the rules – Dirty Santa gifts should be fun..and don’t have to necessarily be something that you’d actually use or were dying to receive…it’s more about the game and the time you had. Anyway, here are our picks for great Dirty Santa Gift Ideas!

  1. Funny and perfectly inappropriate wine glass – $14.95
  2. What Do You Meme? Game – $29.99
  3. Dad Belly Bag – $16.74
  4. Cereal Killer Spoon – $14.99
  5. Christmas Story Leg Night Light – $14.99
  6. Donald Trump TP – $12.97
  7. Bacon Survival Kit – $29.99
  8. Fifty Shades of Chicken – $15.99
  9. Justin Bieber Singing Toothbrush – $15.59
  10. Social Shower Curtain – $33.93
  11. Mini Bowling Set – $12.99
  12. Twister – $13.79
  13. Hand Pen Holder (w/ magnetic back) – $17.99
  14. Awkward Family Photo Desk Calendar – $8.99
  15. LED Shoes Laces –  $10.99
  16. Unicorn Shower Cap – $10.90

There you have it you guys – 16 carefully curated  Dirty Santa Gift Ideas. Want to see more gift guides? Click the links below for more:

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Coworkers & Acquaintances

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Children & Teenagers

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Men

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Women

Next week we will share with you our personal wish lists – so make sure you come back for that!

What We Wore Wednesday

Heeey there! It’s WWW again. This is the day of the week where we show you guys just what we’ve been wearing over the past week. Also…don’t forget Wednesday also means that we do our weekly Wine Wednesday Live broadcast over on our Facebook page at 9pm! We hope to see you guys there. 🙂

 

Ashley –

Shirt: Gray Buffalo Chek Flannel (from WalMart like two days ago..in the men’s section. It was only $8!!) Pants: Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S Silver

Button Up: Kohl’s [got it in the men’s section on clearance back in the summer] T-Shirt: Target Pants: Target Earrings: N&S White Cut Outs

 

Shirt: oldddd … I have no clue from where it came Pants: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Red

 

Rhonda –

Top: Amazon. Sweater: Old, from somewhere random. Jeans: Old Navy. Boots: Coconuts by Matisse, not online that I can find. Necklace: Made by my mama.

Tee: Be You Boutique. Jeans: Target. Sandals: Target. Earrings: Harper Avery Boutique.

Tank: Marshalls, old. Chambray: Old AF. Leggings: Also old.  Boots: SAME.  Earrings: YEP, old.

Tee: Given to me by my upline. Jeans: Target. Sandals: Target. Earrings: Nickel and Suede.

Week In Review: Ashley & Rhonda

Hey y’all Hey! Welcome back to another Week In Review!! As we discussed last week – for the month of December we will be doing joint WIR posts – to ease up our hectic holiday schedules. So! Let’s see what the both of us were up to:

Ashley –

Alright, alright… let’s seeee. Man. This past week totally flew by, and I wholeheartedly expected it to be a slow week since we were coming off the Thanksgiving holidays. I was wrong. Oh well. It happens every so often. 😉

Things were back to business as usual. We had work and school and evening home stuff – then back to work and school again the next morning. Cooper is doing FANTASTIC at preschool. He breezes through dropoff like its NBD. On Wednesday, I even got a kiss and hug goodbye! Usually, I forgo that whole process cause I’m holding my breath waiting for him to break down. Cooper is pretty much a PreK 4 rockstar these days. His behavior is usually pretty much on point too. We DO need to work more on his sight words. But I mean. One thing at a time right? I was talking to another class mom on Wednesday and she suggested involving him in some after school activities  – so I think beginning in January we are going to look into that. It will give him a chance to have some more socialization with his peers. He did tell me one day that “He wanted to hurry up and get to school early so that he could have more time in the morning with his buddies.” Like. Who is this child?? Really though, I am OVERJOYED at his progress!

I got so much great mail this weekend…presents for the kids… and a lot of stuff for me. I kind of feel like I already went through Christmas for myself!

Saturday morning I had to wake up super early to go help set up the cafeteria for our school’s Breakfast With Santa event. My mom brought the kids up later when it started at eight am. Everything went really well – and Sophie and Cooper really enjoyed it. Sophie didn’t quite enjoy Santa – but as I’ve said…she doesn’t really need people – especially new and strange people.

Sunday – we spent a lazy morning getting ready for hours at home before we headed to my parent’s house for the afternoon where we lounged, ate, and watched an amazing Saint’s football game! That night I went to Walmart for Cooper’s weekly lunch box supplies and we ended the night with a lovely tantrum thrown by a certain four year old because he had to stop playing video games and take a bath… He’s got it rough. lol

Rhonda –

While Ashley happily snapped pictures all week, I was burning the candle at both ends.  While working my own business, I took on a role in a friend’s business and really kicked ass at that all week.  There are hardly any noteworthy things to share here, though.  Definitely go support Baths and Bliss, though. [Edit: reading this back, it sounded like I meant that Ashley was living a life of leisure while I did hard things.  That is SO not what I meant.  I just meant that I hate that I couldn’t take pictures or even remember anything cute my kids did this week.]

Saturday, we made a Sam’s Club trip, mostly just to get toilet paper.  It would be silly to pass up this huge ass box of bacon.  TEN POUNDS FOR THIRTY DOLLARS.  No brainer.

After that, we went to a small birthday gathering for one of my friends.  A lot of my friend group has small babies and I held one.  I know, no big deal to you . ME?  I’m not that person.  But she was cute and she made eye contact and I just had to.  Guess what?  I kinda liked it.

We played Cards Against Humanity and damn, that shit is fun.  If you’ve never played, it’s an absolute must.

Sunday we relaxed all day.  It was so nice to hang out on the patio with Christmas music and champagne and 73 degrees.  After dinner, we went on a moonlit Christmas lights walk in our neighborhood.  I can’t think of a better way to end a great week!

What was your week like?  Are you in full-on Christmas hustle mode yet?

 

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Coworkers & Acquaintances

Basically this is the gift guide for “that person you don’t know so well”. Also, this list could be dubbed “buying for that hard to buy for person”. You know, that person that doesn’t know WHAT they want and you have no  clue what they could possibly want either…. what a mess huh? Well we’ve scoured the web and the deepest depths of our minds to come up with a list that should appeal to most anyone. So yeah, we hope you enjoy this and let us know if you decided to add any of these to your gift giving lists!

Also, I am aware that number eleven may seem a bit pricey for an ‘acquaintance’..but hey, we thought it was awesome and something most people would enjoy…and there may be someone reading this who wouldn’t blink once at spending $80 on an acquaintance. 😉 If that’s you tho – let’s be frands. 🙂 🙂

Alright – to the good stuff:

  1. Coffee Mugs – ‘You’re Awesome‘ or ‘Fox‘ – $14.99
  2. Amazon Gift Card – $1+
  3. Starbucks Gift Card – $10+
  4. Candle from Baths & Bliss – $15
  5. PopSocket – $9.99
  6. Pelican insulated tumbler – $29.95+
  7. Moon Lamp – $21.99
  8. Magnet Poetry Set – $19.95
  9. 5 Year One Line A Day Memory Book – $10.99
  10. Compliment Pencil Set – $10.00
  11. Giant Tumbling Timbers – $79.99
  12. NEET Cable Keeper 36′ – $19.06
  13. Home Tees – $19.99
  14. Cactus Coaster Set – $12.99
  15. Someecards Office Mad Libs – $4.99
  16. Knox Vintage Multifunction Business Shoulder Bag – $20.99

If you missed our other gift guides and want to check them out… click on over and see all the other goodies we gathered.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Women

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Men

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Children & Teenagers

Hope you guys have an amazing Friday and a Fabulous Weekend!

What We Wore Wednesday

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Hey hey! So glad to see you guys here for our What we Wore Wednesday post! You may have noticed we didn’t post anything yesterday – or if you didn’t…now you know – anyway we decided to take it slow the month of December. We typically post five days a week – but for December we are going to stick to three days. Because, as I’m sure you can all relate – this month is so cray. You’ve got Christmas to prepare for and all the extra events that come along with that. SO anyway. We will still be around Monday, Wednesday, and Friday…so don’t forget about us and make sure you keep coming back by!

ALSO – tonight is our Wine Wednesday Live Chat over on our Facebook Page – so make sure you set an alarm for 9pm so that you don’t miss that fun!

Alright – to the business at hand: our outfits!

Ashley –

Sooo this one day I went to the dollar store for diapers or something…and I also stumbled across this cardigan AND the shirt I’m wearing in the picture below. Both unexpectedly super cute! Anyhow – go to your nearest Dollar General and check them out!

Tank: Mossimo Razor back from Target Pants: Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S Silver

Cardigan: Target oldie but goodie Shirt: Dollar General Pants: Target Earrings: N&S Signature Gold

Sweatshirt: Mossimo Supply Co. at Target (I sized up so it would give me a super baggy look) Also I can’t find this online but I literally JUST bought it last weekend so I’m sure you can find it in store.  Pants: Target Earrings: N&S Blank Canvas

Shirt: Amazon Scarf: Gift from Rhonda Pants: Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S Brown Cut Outs

Rhonda –

Top: Coral Boutique. Jacket: Target. Leggings: Lularoe. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: Marshall’s. Jeans: Target. Boots: Coconuts by Matisse, older style. Apron: Amazon.

Top: Harper Avery Boutique. Cardigan: Old Navy, not available. Jeans: Target. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Dress: Target, not available.  Shirt: Old Navy [similar]. Boots: KMart. Necklace: made by my mom.

Week In Review: Ashley & Rhonda

Hey y’all hey! It’s Monday which means we spill all the details on what has been going on in our lives over the past week. Usually we do separate WIR posts … but listen – we’ve got that holiday funk something serious. And well, we’re going to just switch things up for the rest of the year and do joint posts. – Cause we need some change.

So, we hope that you had a really amazing Thanksgiving week. We know we did. We both got to spend time with our families. Rhonda’s parents came to TX from MS, and Ashley got several days off from work to be with her local family!

At the beginning of Thanksgiving week a nasty stomach virus reared it’s head at Ashley’s house and poor Coop fell victim to it. 🙁 Also – Ashley has been struggling with a seemingly never ending cold.  Rhonda has some allergy issues that she can’t kick either. Someone want to volunteer to come take care of us??? 😉

We’re surviving though.

Then we both cooked, ate yummy food, and just spent a lot of time living in the moment.  Per usual, there were some stressful mom moments because : kids be cray. lol But overall it was really a lovely week.

After Thanksgiving we both put up our trees and started decorating the house with Christmas holiday cheer. 😉

So yeah, that’s the short and sweet of it… we compiled some pictures for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy and tell us what did YOU guys do over Thanksgiving?

Ashley –

Rhonda –

November Ipsy Reveal

 

Thanks for coming back to see what we got in our bags this month.  We described Ipsy to you last month:

What is ipsy? It is a monthly subscription service. You pay ten dollars a month and get a cute bag and five makeup/beauty related products. They are usually deluxe sample sized – sometimes you get a full sized product. When you sign up you do a little ‘get to know you’ type of survey that the ipsy peeps use to determine what types of products to send you. Also, as you receive the products each month you get to review each one individually. If ipsy sends you something you absolutely hate…all you have to do is let them know in the review and they won’t send it again. For instance, say you get some nail polish in your first bag, and you don’t really care for nail polish. Let them know in the review that you’d like to not receive it again. And voila! They won’t send it in your bag anymore!

We both look forward, with great anticipation, each month to receiving our ipsy bags. Ipsy is a great way to try out all kinds of different beauty brands and products without investing in the full size version – not knowing if you will like it or not. You don’t get to hand pick what comes in your bag, but we are pretty sure that there won’t be many times that you regret trying what they send you. 😉

Ipsy rewards you points for referrals, purchasing through their website, and reviewing.  The points can be redeemed in the rewards shop toward products.

You can sign up to receive Ipsy by clicking here (we may receive credit if you sign up). Ok ! On to this month’s goodies:

Also – just an FYI, we have an exciting announcement at the end of this post so make sure you stick around for the whole thing. 😉

Ashley –

TOO FACED Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray-

‘TINI BEAUTY Barfly Highlighter in Candlelit 

CROWN BRUSH  C141 Small Chisel Brush – So, this is literally the only thing I’ve used from my Ipsy bag…and as always I freaking love a brush. This particular brush is bomb. The bristles are perfectly dense and soft. I use it for applying contour and it blends my product like a dream.

NAKED COSMETICS  Mother Nature #06 –

TARTE  Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Feisty –

Rhonda –

I am lowkey obsessed with how pretty this bag is.  Pictures truly do not do it justice.  This is one of the few ipsy bags I would actually use as a clutch.

Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Bitten & Bronzed Matte Bronzer – This will be a great matte bronzer for lighter skin tones.

TARTE Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Feisty – As I’ve said many times before, I love everything Tarte.  I have had this blush in another shade and it’s super pigmented and blendable.

COLOURPOP COSMETICS Pressed Powder Shadow in Come and Get It or Paper Tiger – I have several of CP’s pressed powders and they are just lovely.  For the price, you can’t beat the blendability.

MANNA KADAR COSMETICS HD Perfecting Powder 

CLARK’S BOTANICALS Deep Moisture Mask – I am a sucker for a moisture mask and this one felt completely decadent on my face!  While I do prefer one that I can sleep in instead of rinsing off, I loved this.

I got these adorable pins with some of my points.  I collect pins so I knew I had to get these!

 

Alright …so now you’re down here and you’re wondering WHAT IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT??? Well, we wanted to let you guys know that we are both canceling our Ipsy subscriptions – so this will be the last Ipsy Reveal Post. Why? Well, we are both Senegence distributors and we want to focus our Makeup monies on that. 😉

More importantly, today is Thanksgiving and we wanted to let you guys know that we are incredibly thankful for all of you. We are thankful that you come back each day to see what we’ve written. We are thankful for your interaction and support. Since we are so thankful we wanted to give back to y’all. So, we will be hosting a giveaway featuring our Ipsy products from this month and some other random goodies we each decided to throw in.


The Low Down:

  • There will be two prizes with two separate winners of each one. All entries will be entered together and drawn from twice to produce the two winners.
  • You will gain an entry for every person that you invite to like our Rage Against the MOMachine Facebook Page (send us a message through FB with a screenshot of you’re invites)
  • You will gain an additional entry for each person that you invite IF they actually like our page.
  • All screenshots and likes must be recieved/completed by 12 am Monday 11/27/2017. The winner will be announced Monday afternoon!

(click the three dots next to ‘Share’ to get this drop down menu to appear)


Easy huh? Now I’m sure you want to see all the giveaway goodies.

Giveaway #1

Giveaway #2

Ok guys! Get to it … go invite all your friends and send us those screen shots!

What We Wore Wednesday

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It’s Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve!  Thank YOU, dear readers, for continuing to return to this little spot on the internet.  Be sure you pop by tomorrow for an exciting announcement!

Also, we will be skipping Wine Wednesday this week to spend time with our families.  I mean, we will still be sipping, just not doing it live on Facebook.

Let’s take a peek what we’ve been wearing this week…

Rhonda –

Flannel: Amazon. Jeans: Old Navy. Boots: Amazon.

Top: I can not for the life of me remember where I got this. Jacket: Target, exact not available [similar]. Jeans: Target. Ankle boots: Old KMart. Earrings: BaubleBar.

Dress: Target, no longer available. Cardigan: Old CATO. SandalsTarget. Necklace: BaubleBar. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: Harper Avery Boutique. Vest: Target, not available. Jeans: Target. Ankle Boots: Old KMart.

Top: Target, not available. Jeans: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Ashley –

Well – I have one outfit for you guys. Oops.

Shirt: Kohl’s [no longer available] Jeans: Target Scarf: Target [no longer available] Earrings: N&S Signature Gold

Again, thanks for coming by! Hope you are having an amazing Wednesday!

 

Week In Review: Ashley

Heeeeey y’all! It’s week in review time again… are you excited? You so should be.

Alright – what’s the main story from this past week? Well. We’ve been sick around here. Cooper has had this monster combination of allergies + a cold. Sophie got a little bit of the cold…I got full blown cold plus what I think was a sinus infection. Then thanks to all that drainage happening from the cold and allergy combo, Cooper has developed some stomach issues. So yeah. That has been a BLAST. Anyway – we are surviving it.  Barely. I mean – I keep talking about it and complaining about it…and posting to my Snapchat about it…I’m almost on the level of man cold over here with all the attention I’ve been giving this thing. 😉

Another highlight of the week was Cooper’s Thanksgiving Program and Feast(s) at his school. Wednesday I got to go eat lunch with him in the Cafeteria for the school Thanksgiving lunch day. Friday was the day of the program and the PreK (3&4) feast which took place in the PreK wing at school. It was all super cute and fun. Sitting there watching him during the Program was definitely one of those “dang I’m an adult with kids” moment! He did really well, fulfilling his role as turkey with ease. 😉

This weekend was super chill. The kids went to Grammy and Ppop’s on Friday night so I took full advantage of that. How so you ask? Well – I took my sick butt to bed early and didn’t get out of bed until after 10 am the next day! Super wild times.

Saturday, I joined the kids at my parents. My sister and brother came over and we all just relaxed … well they kind of relaxed. You know, in between the times that Cooper and/or Sophie demanded they play with them. lol As I sat there and listened to Cooper whine that Grace needed to play with him some more, despite the fact that she’d just spent a solid hour running around with the kid playing police man, I thought how one day my time will come when she has kids and I won’t get to be the boring parent anymore. I’ll be the exciting aunt who has a nieces and nephews insisting upon my full attention and playtime. One day ….

Speaking of nieces and nephews – Cooper asked for a brother this weekend. Apparently having a sister is not good enough. He needs more. Unfortunately for him this factory is closed down…so I texted Grace to let her know I’d told Coop he’d just have to hold out for a boy cousin to fulfill the role of “A boy to like play with and stuff” <<his words…

Sunday we did venture out of the house to go the park – but besides that we spent the rest of the day at home. I did a crap ton of laundry and watched football on and off.

I’m looking forward to a short work week and Thanksgiving Festivities! What about you guys? Anybody put up their Christmas tree yet? 😉

What We Wore Wednesday

Hey y’all! Happy Wednesday!! We are pumped for our Wine Wednesday Chat on Facebook Live later tonight at 9… click over and like our page so you get notified and can join in on the fun! For now though – we here to show you what we’ve been wearing the past week. So without further adieu … let’s get to the outfits!

Rhonda –

Let’s get real here.  I spent a lot of next week depressed, barely put on real clothes, and definitely didn’t take pictures.  Happens.  But hey – I wore team gear when I watched football.  With leggings.  It’s fine.

LSU tee: Old Navy last year. Southern Miss hoodie: campus bookstore in 1999.

Ashley –

Sweater: Target last year [similarPants: Target Shoes: Burkes from like YEARS ago [similarEarrings: N&S Brown Cut Out

Flannel: Target Last year [similar] Shirt: Target  Leggings: Danskin Earrings: N&S Black

Sweatshirt: Target (last year) Leggings: Danskin Earrings: N&S Blank Canvas

Best for last! 😉 Shirt & Headband: gift Leggings: Target Sandals: Walmart (these aren’t on their site but I saw them still in the store just last weekend)

 

And that is all folks! What are you guys wearing today?