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  • Stocking

    Beauty,  Fashion,  Home,  Home Decor,  Technology

    Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

    For my stocking stuffer gift guide, I wanted to think of items that would actually fit in a stocking. I see so many stocking stuffer gift ideas that float around the internet where I’m like what size stocking do you have? I mean, when I was younger my parents would put little gifts inside my stocking (hence stocking stuffers) and a few gifts below the stocking on the fireplace as well as presents under the tree. But presents under the stockings are presents, not stocking stuffers! So that’s why I wanted to keep my ideas for you guys items that would actually fit in a stocking. My stocking holder is the…

  • Christmas Tree Truck Sweatshirt + Plaid Sherpa Blanket

    Fashion,  Food,  Home

    Cozy Gift Guide

    I am all about being cozy. As much as I like going out adventuring and doing things, I also love staying home, being on the couch with a blanket, and watching a movie. So it was a no brainer for me to put together a cozy gift guide. Sweatshirt: Pink Lily Boutique (here) | Blanket: Abercrombie & Fitch (here) | Mug: Anthropologie Is there anything better than being cozied up under a plaid sherpa blanket with a hot drink, in comfy clothes, in front of the Christmas tree? I think not! I love my new Christmas sweatshirt – the Christmas tree in the red truck is so classic. My plaid…

  • Life

    Secret Santa/White Elephant Gift Guide

    My friends from home and I have done Secret Santa for years starting in high school. It started out with putting our names on paper in a paper bag and then we started doing Elfster online. It started to get harder over the years with less people and more married couples and I always set it so that couples can’t get each other. So there have been a lot of repeats over the years. We decided this year to do White Elephant, but a “nice’ White Elephant. Let me explain what that means. Typically, White Elephants consists of gag gifts. Everyone brings a wrapped present and you put the pile…

  • Fishbowl Ornaments

    Home Decor

    Christmas Decor

    So even though I’m not in my condo full-time yet I have decorated it for Christmas. I would probably do a little bit more if renovations weren’t still getting finished up, but I think it’s actually pretty festive considering I’m not in there fully yet. I wrote about myBalsam Hill tree last week, which I am excited about and adore. Now let’s talk about the other holiday decor I have out. Most of the items are things I either bought last year or have had for a long time. First, my garland. I bought this garland and matching wreath from Target last year. Last year I had it on my…

  • Balsam Hill Norway Spruce Narrow

    Home Decor

    Balsam Hill Christmas Tree

    My Christmas tree went up the day before Thanksgiving and I love it! For almost all my life I’ve put up Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving was so late this year that I wanted to do my tree early. But then I got busy so I only got to do it the day before….so not that much earlier, but whatever. Anyway, I have wanted a Balsam Hill Christmas Tree for years and being the Hallmark Christmas movie junkie that I am (if you are too then you know that they always have Balsam Hill Christmas trees!) it was my top choice. So you may remember last year I…

  • Holiday Pajamas

    Fashion,  Looks

    Holiday Pajamas

    I’m a big fan of pajama sets. I don’t always wear matching pajamas – sometimes I mix and match lounge pieces I have, but I can’t say no to a cute pair of pajamas especially holiday ones. I think holiday pajamas are the ones I buy the most. And sometimes cute short sets in the summer. I got 2 sets of holiday pajamas this year on sale and since it’s Thanksgiving weekend a lot of sales are still going on. So if you’re like me and love holiday pajamas and comfy cozy ones at that, then keep reading! The first pair I bought this year are from the Extra Soft…

  • Home Decor

    4 Steps To A Suave Home This Christmas

    Christmas is literally just around the corner, and you may be thinking about hosting parties or small get-togethers for your family and friends. Aside from catching up with those that you love, the incredible food and general festivities, one of the best parts of Christmas is being able to show off your lovely home. Take a look at these 4 steps to turn your home from simple to suave just in time for Christmas. Photo by Gary Spears from Pexels Opt for a real Christmas tree There are many incredible tree decorations out there, real or not. However, there’s something magical about a real Christmas tree at this time of…

  • Nutcracker Christmas Mugs

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    Nutcracker Christmas Mugs

    One day I hope to be able to buy more from Anthropologie than mugs, but for now mugs it is! I’ve gotten a few mugs in the past year and I love them all. My newest ones are from this year’s Christmas collection – more specifically from the Nutcracker collection. Of course, I couldn’t choose just one so I had to get all 3 while they were on sale! They were all too pretty to choose just one! I love the detail in each one. The Christmas trees and house, the Nutcracker characters like Clara, Drosselmeyer, the toy soldiers, Sugarplum Fairy, Mouse King, etc – so cute! The next thing…

  • Cinnamon Roll & Sprinkles

    Food

    Christmas Sweets & Treats

    I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones yesterday. It all comes and goes way too fast, but I’ve still got some photos to share with Christmas decor in the background so I’m holding on to the holiday for a little while longer. Plus, I’m headed to D.C. today for a few days and I’m sure my photos there will have Christmas decorations involved. Side note – as with all my trips I’ll be keeping a travel diary on here so starting tomorrow I’ll be documenting my trip until I return this weekend! I’m going to share what I wore for Christmas in a few days, but…

  • Blazer + Christmas Bow Brooch

    Fashion

    Christmas Bow Brooch

    I don’t remember why, but for some reason I was looking at bows on Etsy. Random, I know, but I really can’t remember why I was looking! Anyway, I came across this bow ribbon with a large beaded heart and it had the perfect Christmas colors – red and green. I thought it would be a perfect accessory for the holidays. Whether pinned to your button down as a sort of tie, on to a sweater as a brooch, or on to your tote bag as a little fun Christmas detail – I thought it would be so fun to work with. During my holiday photoshoot with Lauren, I decided…