Gift Guide: For Her

Gift Guide: For Her

Gift Box | Ribbon | See our Christmas decor in this post, here. The holiday season is in full swing and it’s almost time to wrap up all your gift shopping! This week, I am going to focus on just two gift guides, for her and him, to help you ensure you’ve got everyone on your list covered. Here are my picks for her this holiday season {all under $100}: Whether shopping for your sister, mom, mother-in-law or bestie, one item by itself or a handpicked selection from the above options will make her happy. Personally, I love gifts that I can use and use often! Each item selected has that fact which connects them. Plus, since most ladies already have their closet staples in check- accessories, assorted home goods and comfortable basics are welcomed by any woman! I hope these simple gift ideas assist you as you make your list and check it twice! Be sure to stop by on Wednesday for my gift guide for him. Have a happy Monday!

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How to Style a Long Cardigan

How to Style a Long Cardigan

  Long Cardigan | Blogging All Day T-Shirt (similar) | Step Hem Jeans | Leopard Booties | Sunglasses (similar) | Purse (picked this up at the Fashion Flash Sale last weekend!)  It seems this week marked the start to winter here in Florida. Over the past two days, Mother Nature decided that we didn’t really need fall so we skipped right on over to chilly temperatures, freezing rain and gusty winds. Mack has been wishing for it cool down and this week, his wish was granted. I even had to turn the heat on because our house was at 63 degrees. With this fact in mind, there’s no better time to bundle up in a comfortable long cardigan, warm denim and booties. I like to think this is in preparation for our Christmas holiday in Denver. We will certainly be greeted with frosty noses upon arriving there! Here are my three tips for styling a long cardigan: Keep it simple- Although I run this blog and share clothing items I love, it would unrealistic to think I run to the grocery store in heels and a dress. If I am being totally honest, my day to day looks something a lot […]

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Pajamas for Christmas Morning

Pajamas for Christmas Morning

Pajamas | Christmas Mug | Gift Box & Ribbon I always joke that I am a grandma… but it’s actually just a deflection of me facing the reality that I am in fact a grandma. Promptly after I finish work and walk the dogs, I go straight upstairs and put on my pajamas. Oftentimes, it’s barely 6:00 pm but to me there’s no better feeling that to be comfortable in my home with my husband and our puppies! And the upcoming Christmas holiday gives me the perfect excuse to get a new pair… because opening presents calls for it. No matter how old we get, Christmas morning will always hold that certain nostalgia and that’s something I want to hold on to forever. I found these perfect Christmas morning jammies, complete with embroidered “baby it’s cold outside” text, which is appropriate seeing as we will be in Colorado this year. If your family is anything like mine than cute Christmas pajamas are a must because opening presents is never complete without the camera out to capture each moment. Aside from jammies, attending church with my family and my Mom’s Christmas cookies are my most treasured holiday traditions. What is you favorite […]

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Fashion Flash Sale at The Henderson | When Blogging Gives Back

Fashion Flash Sale

Backdrop by Proffitt PR | Balloons: Mingle 30A | Location: The Henderson I hope everyone had a great weekend! On Saturday, I had the opportunity to be a part of a Fashion Flash Sale that benefited the future home of level II NICU at Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast. It was held at The Henderson, a luxury resort nestled in Destin, which served as the perfect quaint yet chic setting for the event which drew fashion lovers from Florida’s panhandle. Myself, Jessica Fay of Lipstick Heels & a Baby, Jennifer Rand of Belle de Couture and Jessica Proffitt of Proffitt PR all came together and cleaned our closets for a cause. It was so much fun to meet, shop and cheers {with lavender champagne nonetheless} with all who attended to raise money for families in need in our community. I often talk about how this blog started as a place for me to share the particular details of planning our wedding, which transformed into highlighting the little things that make me happy (in hopes that those things might bring you joy as well). But this weekend brought a new light to my blog which showed me that this blog has the opportunity to give […]

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Multitasking with Smile Brilliant | Professional Teeth Whitening At Home

Multitasking with Smile Brilliant

Smile Brilliant Whitening System As I enter my late-twenties I am suddenly wondering WHEN life got so busy. A behind the scenes look into my day includes waking up around 5:30 am, heading to yoga at 6:00 am, then I am showered and at work by 9:15 am. After I spend my day there, I get home about 5:30 pm at which point I walk the dogs, eat dinner and sit down to work on my blog until bed time. I am sure your daily routine resembles this! After working in date nights with my hubby, drinks with my besties and networking events… I feel like I exhaust every minute of every day. In the midst of all that, I have to figure out time to complete routine maintenance on my eyebrows, hair, nails and of course, my teeth. Luckily, whitening my teeth is one aspect that I am able to complete while remaining productive. This busy girl loves that! I have to say that when I started my blog, I had no idea how much work it would be. It’s a 24/7 venture and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Currently, I am learning how to balance this passion of mine in […]

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Kitchen Update + What I am Grateful For

Kitchen Update

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Mack and I are traveling to Dallas today with our two puppies in tow. We’re especially excited to see family, spend a weekend away and indulge in some delicious food tomorrow! Although we won’t be cooking in our kitchen, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a peak inside the updates we’ve been working on. We still have some work to complete but for the most part, our new kitchen is up and running {even if my only specialty is cereal}. We are thrilled with the transformation as our dark countertops and aluminum backsplash had a little face lift to simple white and grey countertops and beveled subway tile. We also upgraded our sink to a farm house with a new faucet and it’s by far our favorite part. We opted to keep our existing cabinets and didn’t upgrade any appliances as they’re in good condition. These seemingly small updates make a huge difference in the appearance of not only the kitchen but the overall flow of our downstairs living space. Our kitchen flows directly into our dining room and just beyond that is our living room! With Thanksgiving on everyone’s mind I wanted to share […]

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Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $50 for Her & Him

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $50 for Her & Him

Christmas Themed Mug | All holiday decor in this post! I have to admit that as a child I was never overly excited about my stocking. Instead my focus was always on the biggest present underneath the tree! But as I grew up, my parents started to place my favorite gifts in my stocking instead such as gift cards, cash and beauty products that I always need on hand. In that, I learned that sometimes the best gifts come disguised in small packages {or in this case, my stocking}! Since this week marks exactly one month until Christmas Day, below you will find my stocking stuffer selections for both her and him under $50. For her, I pulled the cutest gingham print pajamas, a cheeky mug, the best champagne dish, a fun tassel keychain, and two beauty products for good measure because every girl loves a good mask and you can never have too many options when it comes to nail polish. For him, I kept with the same idea in that I included a comfortable pair of joggers, printed socks (Mack loves this brand!), a money clip, mini iPhone projector, men’s SPF 15 moisturizer and hand salve. If your husband, boyfriend or […]

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Navy Blue Moto Jacket

Navy Blue Moto Jacket

Navy Moto Jacket | Blush Dress | Leopard Booties | Crossbody (similar) | Sunglasses The week before a holiday is always crazy- this week I especially felt that! I am reminding myself to refer to this post as the holiday season enters full swing in a few days. I have the weekend on my brain and Mack got home early from a trip last night so we are ready for a few days to relax! We’ve lived in Florida for two years this month and I’ve pretty much donated or sold all of my heavy coats as there truly is no need for them here. Instead, I live off of transitional jackets that can be easily layered or mixed and matched. Even in the warmer months, I alway have a jacket in my tote bag (the A/C in Florida is always an issue for me in the summer) but as the temperatures get cooler I gravitate toward heavier materials to combat the chill in the air. I’ve noticed deep hues, like this navy blue, making their way into home interiors through statement chairs that introduce a nice pop of color into the space. I feel like this jacket will be […]

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Holiday Party Attire with Azazie

Holiday Party Attire with Azazie

Azazie Rebecca Dress | Leopard Booties | Clutch | Black Coat (vintage, similar) A highlight of the holiday season often is the never ending gatherings that take place from November through the New Year. After Thanksgiving Day, the parties just keep coming it seems. From themed parties and Secret Santas to more formal gatherings of family or even colleagues, navigating what to wear for each occasion can be a guessing game. With that in mind, I teamed up with Azazie to bring you three tips to select your holiday party attire: Read the room (metaphorically speaking): Are you attending a family holiday party or a work function? Reading the room, before actually arriving at the event, is the number one way to determine what to wear. It’s also important to note the location as that can often hint at the vibe the event will offer. Is it in a swanky hotel ballroom? If so, the Rebecca dress would be perfect. If it’s less formal- perhaps at the office or even someone’s home- I would lean more toward the Ayana in Dusty Sage. When appropriate, don’t be afraid to add a little flair of your own as well (hello leopard booties)! Consider the […]

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Christmas Decor at Home

Christmas Decor at Home

Christmas Tree | Angel Tree Topper | String Lights | Ornaments (similar) | “G” Ornament | Ribbon (here, here and here) | Gift Boxes | Tree Skirt I decided to put our Christmas tree up last weekend and I am glad I did as it brings so much cheer to our living room! Since we are spending Thanksgiving in Dallas and Christmas in Denver that didn’t leave much time to enjoy the holiday season in our home. Therefore, I did a Target run and while the employees were setting up all of the holiday decor, I weaved my cart through the aisles for the essentials. I got off work a few hours early and was able to transform our home and ready it for the Christmas season in a matter of hours. I was trying to surprise Mack but accidentally ratted myself out on my own insta-story (insert eye roll here)! Growing up and still to this day, our family tree is filled with color lights, gold tinsel and ornaments that mark life moments, hobbies and more! It’s so crazy because each year that I see those ornaments I can remember placing them on the tree throughout my childhood. I am excited to start […]

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