Useful gifts that I use everyday

December 14, 2017

The name of this post says it all basically. But the other night when I was brushing my teeth and taking off my makeup. I was thinking of interesting blog topics during the holiday season. I know we see the same posts during the holiday season. Gift guides, giveaways and gift picks, the three G's. However, I wanted to incorporate this in some way to my Friday favorites for gift guides.

 I love asking for practical products every year that I know will help to make an impactful influence in my life. Meaning products I know will last for a long time and will stand the test of time with me. For that purpose, I feel like its only right to go deep into products that I have received in years past that I find to be useful every single day. 

 I love investment pieces and we have that discussion so much here on the blog. Truth is I always every holiday ask for one. LAST year it was a davis yurman, the year before that it was Hunter boots. I love a good investment piece. And additionally these are some of the pieces I have invested in that have a special place in my heart.

 Lets talk about Fragrence. Possibly everyone buys some sort of fragrence for the holidays truth is its the thing I feel like to do. I have actually just purchased fragrence and I know you do also. I use my Jo Malone everyday and I have two scents that I absolutley adore. Reccomend getting someone that makes you feel comfortable when purchasing it because then it helps you to pick the best scent. Especually because they have so much to choose from!

If you have any further questions about anything I use everyday feel free to leave comments below and or email me! I love to answer any! 

Christmas Tree Farm

December 12, 2017

True life: I have always wanted to be the cute blogger that goes to the Christmas tree farm and takes adorable photos. So the other day after church when I recommended this idea to Connor. He instantly sprung up with an idea. He proceeded to tell me that his family members have a Christmas tree farm, and like that a half an hour later we were on our way to the Christmas tree farm. 

What if I told you this look is actually built over the concept of overalls??? Yes overall's it was so chilly that day that I had to go and actually include a nice little pullover. Let's be honest I would love to be way more put together, but hey that is life. Not all the time is fabulous! At least I am super honest here! 

But in actuality, I was super pleased because I love and I mean love this pullover. Back on Saturday on Instagram, I posted this pullover and even linked its 12.99 dupe. Yes, YOU heard me correctly. Nothing I love more than an affordable and cute dupe. Besides that it makes such an awesome holiday gift for the lady in one's life. I actually just purchased the vest version in brown for my mom for Christmas! 

Different Coats for Different Folks

December 11, 2017

One of my favorite things on this planet is coats. Growing up my mom always had a ton and I found them to be something that just made an outfit staple. Now in college, I have to rely on a good coat that will not only keep me warm but also is a versatile piece that can be worn throughout many times. That is where this green babe comes in, nothing I love more than a patented coat. There is something that just screams lovely about this coat. What I love the most is it covers everything that needs to be covered and it is one of the most comfortable coats I have today. 

Since the holidays are here I decided to link 5 coats that I am loving this holiday season! All budget friendly and super cute! 

Wishing you all a wonderful Monday!

Friday Favorites

December 1, 2017

 What happened to my normal every Friday summary #FridayFavorites??? Legit nothing was better than this post, I loved putting together a combination of the best sales, what I was shopping and what was inspiring me at that time! This week I decided to kick off December to bring back a monthly roundup of my very favorite things. The holidays are right around the corner and if you are like me I am all about affordable stocking stuffer gifts for your nearest and dearest girlfriends! 

So without further explanation lets get into a good Friday Favorites!!!! 

Next up: Holiday Decor

I have finally gotten around to decorating for the holidays and I am obsessed with what I have finished so far! i still have so much more I want to do but so far so good!

Just ordered: 
This awesome set of candles 
I am breaking them up and giving them to friends for Christmas I had a nordstrom credit so I thought it was perfect and for a good use. 

Ready for WHIRL Magazine 2017 Decemeber issue! 

I wrote and designed this sread for WHIRL for my hometown this past month and let me just say it was one of the most exciting projects I have ever worked on! So much fun read the entire story here! 

Next week is super exciting I am done with school and I am so excited to finally work on more blog posts holiday content and so much more so keep checking back for all the excitiment 

So you want to throw a Friendsgivng

November 29, 2017

One of the most highly anticipated blog post requests had to be about Friendsgiving. Truthfully I had NO clue that you all would seek any interests in how I plan my annual party. However, I was so honored that you were interested! I am going to try to cover everything you guys need to know about how to plan a successful one that accommodates everything one should have at a Friendsgiving.

First off Invites :  This year I decided to go with a different approach to sending out invitations. Personally, I find sending out a massive test or individual text is messy and time-consuming and personally becomes too much work for the host. So this year I decided to go with a VERY different approach. HELLO, Punchbowl this amazing website does it all when it comes to invitations! Sends them out, sends out reminders even lets them know what dish they should bring! Not to mention they have so many options for the holidays, birthdays and so much more. The best part??? It is FREEEE! 

Table setting: This year I wanted to go for more of a simple vintage vibe table! I set myself at a wholesale flower market with my mom the day before for a mixture of greens. Seeded Eucalyptus and Silver Dollar were the two options when it came to the tablescape. In the end I decided to go with for the solid reason of coverage and quality. Additionally, I added in some pinecones for dramatic effect. This tablescape was so freaking easy! Legit easy peasy!!!

Let's talk cutlery, plates and all that jazz.. 
 Obvi with 30 people there was no way on this planet I was going to use the good quality stuff. And with their being such a vast amount of awesome and gorgeous PLASTIC cutlery why wouldn't I run with it? This year I purchased all my plates napkins and forks and spoons, from Target! This stuff made such an impression with the table. I loved so much the finishes of the brass plastic silverware! I never recommend going with the good stuff. Just go plastic, believe me you will thank me later! I loved my place setting this year it was easy to do and easy to clean up! I always recommend to people to not settle for boring table settings! You can do so much to get the place setting to look the way you like with inexpensive materials so that's a little food for thought!

Finally the food tables, drink tables etc. 
I wanted to have drinks since this year we are all legal I recommended that we all BYOB because let's be honest people think that one person is going to buy all the beer when in actuality that is not how it should be. This year I recommended everyone bring a bottle of wine and or beer! I totally recommend doing this it makes everything 100% easier!!!

If you have any other questions about how I magically pulled this all together! Make sure to leave them in the comment section below!

Cyber monday Deals and Steals

November 27, 2017

One thing that I LOVE is online shopping and not shopping in a mall! Personally, I work retail and I hate retail I hate the people shoving fighting and getting all angry. That is why I love love love shopping online from the comforts of my home! I rounded up some of my very favorite sales for this Monday this past weekend I took advantage of some shopping time. Again as I stated I have shopping in mall's but yet I always get somewhat intrigued by shopping in malls during Black Friday! I cashed in on the 50% off sale at the LOFT and wrapping paper deals at Target. Rebel I know.... But seriously so so so many good sales took place this weekend. So why highlight some of the awesome sales this Monday! 

Also if you are still wondering what to get those loved ones! Make sure to check out my gift guides right here! 

Tory Burch - 30% off $250 or more with code THANKS
Kate Spade: 30% off everything with code GIVEJOY
Nordstrom: 20% off select sale styles 
Hautelook: Free shipping sitewide 
J.Crew: 40% off with code THANKU
J. Crew Factory: 50- 60% off EVERYTHING 
Macy's: Extra 20% off everything code: SCORE Plus DOORBUSTERS
Sephora: Use code METIME with any $35 purchase to receive a free bag 
Loft: 50% off everything and free shipping use code CLICK 
Ulta: $10 off any purchase $50 or more use code CYBERMON17
Express: 50% off everything sitewide no code needed 
H&M: 30% off everything sitewide no code needed

What are you thankful for??

November 20, 2017

This week kicks off the entire start to the holiday season and thus it starts the conversation about what we are thankful for. Even though reflecting on the past eleven months there is so much to be thankful for and to cherish for that matter. Who would have thought in 2017 I would have grew to 7,790 followers from a low 2,000 in January of 2017. And or would have discovered Connor, but for real thank god, I found Connor. Or have magically walked into seriously a bomb internship. The answer is
no, I had not one clue that all this would have happened. However, I am so THANKFUL it did.

Life can be super chaotic and crazy, I mean look at the past two months,  however I am so excited to enjoy reflect and take in the holiday with my loved ones! This week I am throwing Friendsgiving with roughly 30 friends! This by far is the biggest one I have ever had and I am so freaking excited! I decided that I want to capture more of the process that goes into something like this. Since a lot of you might be celebrating the holiday into the weekend. I thought what is better than sharing some Friendsgiving inspiration and or thanksgiving inspiration!

This Thanksgiving week I am taking time to sit down and reflect and think about all the people I care about and love. I know that at times we can get caught up in things that we shouldn't necessarily care about but we do. However this week we should let it go and reflect on everything and spend time with the ones we love! 

A little food for thought....