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Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Posted in Fashion & Lifestyle, Holiday
on December 7, 2017

 

1. Swell bottle – I seriously love these water bottles. They always keep my water cold no matter where I am in the dreaded Florida humidity. In the winter they’re great to carry around for that much-needed hydration. Swell bottles come in a variety of patterns and colors so it’s easy to choose the one you love. I personally love this one and this one.  

2. Alex and Ani Wonder Woman Wrap Ring – Who doesn’t love Wonder Woman? Seriously, Gal Gadot is such a badass. When it comes to jewelry, I love dainty gold pieces and this one caught my eye in particular. I swear being a military spouse and trying to juggle a career, household and support your husband can make you feel like a wonder woman most days. I can’t even imagine how the working mothers feel! Shop here

3. Fresh Rosewater Toner – I have always struggled with skin issues and I’ve tried almost every product or service on the market. In my early twenties, I had such bad acne that I had to have scalpel scar removal from a top dermatologist in Dallas. This toner is a lifesaver in the winter for my dry skin. It also doubles perfectly as a makeup setting spray. I love this bottle because it’s large and lasts me forever. Rosewater has incredible benefits for your skin such as balancing your PH and providing hydrating antioxidants. Shop here

4. Alex and Ani Arrow Necklace – I’ve always loved arrow designs in jewelry. Maybe my childhood crush on Legolas in Lord of the Rings has something to do with this (hehe). This necklace is adorable and can be paired with almost ANY outfit. Shop here

5. TopShop Millie Coat – I personally own the Meg version of this coat which is very similar. I purchased this beautiful camel coat in New York City at their Topshop flagship store and have been in love ever since. It’s warm, classic, and polished. You can pair it with almost any Fall or Winter outfit. I recently wore mine in Tennessee for a wedding weekend. Shop here

6. Frye Riding Boots – I got my first pair of Frye boots for Christmas about two years ago. Frye boots are the crown jewel of riding boots. The leather is exceptional and they are well worth the price tag for their durability and craftsmanship. Shop here. (These are on sale right now!) 

7. Ivanka Trump Soho Work Tote – If you’re a working woman, then this bag is for you! I searched EVERYWHERE the summer before my internship in Washington, D.C. for a work tote and this one fits ALL of my requirements. It’s a beautiful design and has plenty of room for your things – plus a plethora of pockets! I love the Soho tote because it was designed with working women in mind. Shop here

8. Nike Air Max Thea shoes – Nike hits the mark again with their Theas! These shoes can easily be paired with casual outfits, yet they offer enough support to be workout shoes as well. I will always keep a pair of these in my closet. They come in plenty of colors too. I happen to love pink. Shop here

9. Joy Mangano travel steamer – If you don’t own a travel steamer, buy one NOW. Even my husband uses this nifty gadget for his military uniforms. It’s so easy to pack in a suitcase and just as easy to store in your closet for last minute outfit changes. Shop here. 

10. Essential Oil Diffuser – I’ve started running a diffuser at night on my nightstand and I love the comforting aroma that it provides before I fall asleep. This one is super cute and stylish! Shop here

11. Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleanser – As I mentioned above, I’ve always struggled with finding a good skincare regimen. The winter tends to dry out my skin and this is one of the ONLY cleansers I’ve found that doesn’t make me break out and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Korres is an exceptional skin care line and well worth investing in. Shop here

12. Ninja Coffee Bar – I saved holy grail for last. This pretty contraption has not only saved my morning sanity but my wallet as well. Are Rob and I Starbucks addicts? Guilty as charged! We were both spending close to $3 or $4 per day on Starbucks until we bought the Ninja coffee bar. Now we can enjoy a cup whenever we please. It’s also perfect for guests because you have the option to make a full pot or a single serve cup. Shop here. (On sale right now!)

Note: I personally own 9 of these 12 items. 

Until Next Time. 

-S

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. 

The Easiest Pinterest-Inspired Halloween Decoration EVER

Posted in Holiday, Home
on October 17, 2017

Hello friends,

It feels like Fall in Florida today. The weather dropped into the 60s and out came the boots, sweaters and scarves! If you’re anything like me, maybe you are still putting those last minute touches on your holiday decor. So check out this incredibly easy DIY Halloween decor piece to place on your porch. I do not take credit for this idea because I saw it on Pinterest, but I think the rest of the world needs to be informed of this goodness.

Steps:

1. Order some fake black ravens from Amazon.com. If you have Prime they’ll get to you within 2 days! I bought two packs of these because I want to set up two trees with six birds on each. They were very reasonably priced.

2. Take your kids or your dog for a walk around the neighborhood and find some sticks! The sticks should be large and have enough branches to hold the birds.

Well maybe don’t take your dog because they will think the sticks are snacks. LOL

3. Secure the sticks by placing them in between miniature pumpkins or buy some fishing twine to tie to a secure object on your porch.

 

                My watchful dog keeping a close eye on those birds. (hehe)

4. Place the birds on the branches, wrapping the wire tightly around each branch to secure their placement.

Voila! You have your easy raven Halloween decoration.

Until Next Time.

– S

Click here to order from Amazon.com

 

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Make Your Fall Wreath Halloween-Themed For Under $6

Posted in Holiday, Home
on October 3, 2017

Hello, friends, we’re in October! Can you believe that? This is one of my favorite times of year as I’m sure every basic gal agrees with me. I’ve already found a new way to drink Pumpkin Spice drinks thanks to one of my fellow military spouse friends. Shoutout to Emily Hanisco!

 

Now onto the good stuff! To give you a bit of a background on this – you must first know that I really didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it just wasn’t one of the recognized holidays in my family’s house. In fact, by the time I was fifteen years old I felt so deprived of all those years I didn’t go Trick or Treating that my best friend and I went Trick or Treating ourselves…at 15 years old. I remember being SO excited to go that Halloween and I’ll never forget all of the odd looks from parents as they opened their doors to see two teenagers standing there waiting for candy. Some of them refused us but we had a good laugh and created some awesome memories that night.
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