Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Gift guide: Something for everyone on your list!

I am only doing one gift guide this year, which means every single thing on it is really good!! I've included gifts for homebodies and DIYers, as well as your parents, kids, and girlfriends.
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I personally love every one of these picks!!


  • This faux fur throw is oversized and glam. Comes in a pretty gift box and is on super sale right now!
  • If you know anyone who likes to cook but doesn't have an Instant Pot... perfect gift, solved!
  • I love a cheese board but this slate one is so cool and unique, and comes with labels. (Also get this soapstone chalk to go with!)


  • Rave reviews from friends about these Yeti mugs that keep a drink hot for HOURS. I love the classic coffee mug (but with lid, great for when you're around kids) and they come in a ton of colors--I'd love the white one for myself! They also come in travel mug shape
  • I've seen vibrating foam rollers for twice this price, but this one is very highly rated. Great for the workout junkie or hardworking DIYer!
  • WorkTunes headphones--genius. Ear protection/noise canceling, but Bluetooth so you can play music while you demo. Jason used some that have a little noise canceling while demoing/rebuilding our bathroom this fall. These would be a safer choice! He wore them all day sometimes... made his solo house project time much more enjoyable!

For your parents:

  • This sweet book "My Grandpa: In His Own Words" is a journal for grandpa to do for the kids. We gave my dad one last year, perfect for him as a proud new grandpa!
  • Cashmere wrap. So dreamy and warm, perfect for mom or MIL! Like a cross between a scarf, a throw blanket, and a robe--and cashmere! This comes in several colors and is on an amazing sale for Black Friday week. 
  • 23 and Me personal ancestry & traits kit--includes lab fee! So cool for the family member who is into genealogy and history.

For kids:

  • For an older kid who is interested in cooking, love this kids' knife set--practical and fun!
  • I have heard these Magna-Tiles are THE toy kids love for hours and hours of play. Multiple people have said they are a must-have! Otto's played with them at the library and I think will be ready for them in another year. They're great for preschool age for sure.
  • The cutest easel with chalkboard, whiteboard, paint cups, magnetic letters... a classic!

For homebodies, fellow moms, girlfriends:

  • Candles are the greatest gift ever. Right? Anthro always has the prettiest ones and this patterned one is no exception. They always smell amazing, too.
  • Cashmere again, but this one's a versatile oversized scarf that comes in even more colors and is also an amazing deal right now. I love the camel, of course, but the black and grey would also go with everything. Or pick a pretty color for some real luxury!
  • Full-length sherpa robe! I've seen fuzzy robes around a lot but none this long. When you want a cozy robe, don't you want your ankles to be warm, too?!
  • I love microwaveable rice/barley bags for sore muscles. (I have a DIY tutorial for one here!) This sloth one is too cute!
  • I feel like most of us could use a slipper upgrade... the key to long-lasting ones is real leather and real fur (never gets stinky!). These are high quality and on sale!

I would really love to have nearly all my shopping done Thanksgiving weekend this year... would be so nice to cross off my list! I'm hoping to take advantage of the sales that have already started (Black Friday sales started way early this year!)!

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