NYC at Christmas with Airbnb

Cue the tears, I don’t want to be home! I am 1000% the type of gal that prefers her life to be packed full + move fast. Thus, making New York City the perfect place for me. I would relocate tomorrow if T would follow + who knows — he fell in love with it this time. As a side note, I’ve received three calls from a NYC medial school over the past month…I want to live in the moment until after the new year, but maybe (juuuust maybe), that dream could become a reality.

A little background on this particular trip to the city: I’ve been in the summer, but never when the city is lit up for Christmas. I’ve also heard it’s magical, so I listed it at the very top of my bucket list and started working towards it. I knew I couldn’t go alone, and T Giles and my mom had never been to the city, so I quickly recruited two travel buddies. (we’ve begun to call ourselves the travel trio since my mom tags along on most trips hahaha)

SO, the planning process began. Flights were easy, as you literally just Google search where you’d like to go and Google calculates the lowest available fares. Full disclosure–our flights were only $185 each. That’s a steal compared to when I went in the summer — crazy, right?

Next order of business was to find a place to stay for the weekend. We have recently become Airbnb hosts + are absolutely loving it! It’s been so much fun getting to meet folks from literally all over the world. Knowing we could trust Airbnb, I immediately started my NYC search.

 If I were going just me, I would have been content with staying in a studio Airbnb, but with two special guests, I knew I’d have to find something a tad bit larger. So, I found a two bedroom Airbnb three blocks from Times Square for less than $600 for three nights. I immediately booked and did a little happy dance, considering hotels in the area were pricing for more than $1,000 for the weekend.

To diverge for a quick second, we also found a high quality Airbnb outside of Orlando for our weekend trip at the beginning of December for less than $40 a night. Again, a steal. Each Airbnb experience, including our own as hosts, have left us with a greater appreciation for other people, their space, and the pure goodness of a human being. We feel strongly that staying with Airbnb gives you, the guest, an “at-home” experience that a hotel just can’t buy.

Airbnb is incredibly easy to use — just follow the link here and sign up. Say I recommended you to receive a $20 discount from your first booked trip!

Another fun fact about me is that I enjoy being extremely organized. I have my days planned out before they begin + you’ll find my iPhone calendar is booked weeks ahead of time. This quality makes me a hardcore trip planner. For each trip T + I have taken, I’ve sat down beforehand and planned each stop. I feel it makes you better prepared + not wasting time figuring out what to do.

That being said, I’m sharing a list below full of all of my NYC favs, complete with a printable itinerary that spans over four weekend days! Check it out + leave your most anticipated stop in the Instagram post comments for a chance to win my latest Travel Giveaway! (heart eyes)

Eats

Sauce + Barrel

Prepare yourself for the best pasta you’ve had in your life. We found this little place on our way back from our Statue of Liberty boat tour, all starving. My personal favorite menu option is the Cacio E Pepe. Someone help — I’m craving!

Junior’s Cheesecake

SO, I’m sure by now you’ve heard of Junior’s. It’s a NYC classic + an all around must try. My favorite entrée is a simple cheeseburger with the onion ring/steak fry side. However, the goodness doesn’t really begin until it’s dessert time. There is NO other cheesecake in the world better than a slice of Junior’s Original. Trust me, friend, order the $7 slice of Heaven + thank me later.

Carmine’s

Talk about YUMMY Italian. Carmine’s is NYC fan favorite. The only downside to this restaurant is the reservation requirement. Be sure to call + book a few days ahead + grab the Penne Alla Vodka!

Olive Garden on Times Square

I know, I know — you can eat Olive Garden at home anytime you want. Before you keep scrolling, hear me out — the view of Times Square from this eatery is unlike any other you can find. You can be certain you’ll enjoy the food, as you probably already have a favorite!

Carve: Unique Sandwich’s

New York style pizza is a 100% must on your next trip to the city. This small little shop looks so in-expecting. You walk by assuming it’s a sandwich shop, until you walk in on tired feet and a hungry tummy to find the absolute best pizza in the world. If you know me at all, you know that I am the most picky eater. I don’t like BBQ, bacon, mayonnaise, etc. The only type of pizza I will eat is cheese + there is only one pizza place that knocks my expectations out of the park every time, which is back in Wynne, AR (Spinner’s Pizza). That being said, the cheese pizza at this establishment is right under Spinner’s. You must try!

Hudson Bagel

Located at W 47th + 9th, this little bagel shop will wow you! If there is anything at all that you leave this post knowing, you have to try these bagels!! I ordered the Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese and a side of Fruit Salad every single morning. When I woke up the morning we got home, I was so disappointed in my breakfast bar. *tears*

Brookfield Place

As you’ll find under my sights tab below, the 9/11 Museum + Memorial is my #1 top recommendation for those who haven’t experienced NYC — even at Christmas. Both times that I’ve gone to the museum, I’ve spent approximately four hours there — there is quite a bit to take in. That being said, lunch will be waiting for you right across the street at Brookfield Place’s Hudson Eats, otherwise known as their food court. I personally recommend the little shop named Olive’s, where I absolutely loved my lunch choice of a Roasted Turkey sandwich with Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese. AGAIN, I’m crying over my cold Pizza Hut dinner tonight, longing for this meal!

Sights

Regular Sights

9/11 Museum + Memorial

If you’re new to NYC, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a must. This is such an eye opening experience, and for me, brings a reminder of who we are as a country. The memorial will leave you breathless, but the museum will teach you so many things. Prepare to have your heart gripped like never before, but to also leave with a sense of American pride.

Time’s Square

You’re probably thinking “DUH”, but I just had to say it! I was worried T Giles wouldn’t like the city because of the lights, sounds, and excessive people, but Times Square is what made him fall in love. Grab a seat on the “red stairs” and people watch for hours! When you’re hungry, head over to the McDonalds for a second floor view + grab a few Souvenirs at Grand Slam!

Bethesda Fountain in Central Park

The park is more beautiful than you could ever imagine. It looks just like the movies portray it + in spots, even better! There are a ton of things to visit in the park, but this large fountain overlooks a pond, and has a beautiful sitting area.

American Museum of Natural History

Ever seen Night at the Museum? If not, this very museum comes to life at night + seeing it in person is amazing. Fun story: when T walked into the museum he stopped to make note of how happy he’ll be to bring our babies and convince them the movie is real–aka, that the exhibits actually come to life at night. My whole entire heart!

Statue of Liberty Boat Tour

Seeing the Statue of Liberty was my mom’s #1 bucket list hope + let me tell you, she did not disappoint. I’ve seen her from afar on previous trips, but hadn’t ever been up close. To think of all the immigrants that entered our country, knowing they were free when they saw her on the horizon–breathtaking. We weren’t able to visit the crown because tickets have to be booked far in advance. Make sure to look at least two months before your trip!

Empire State Building

This is another giveaway, but equally as amazing. Grab tickets to see what used to be the view from the tallest building in the World. They even have sunrise/sunset tours!

Christmas Sights

Macy’s on 34th

You’ve all heard of Macy’s at Christmas time in NYC, but until you experience it, you just don’t know what that means. With 12 floors, and two of those whole floors dedicated to the Holiday’s, Macy’s did not disappoint. Be sure to grab Starbucks on the 2nd floor before exploring–it will take a while! Fun bonus: the upper floors are still using the original wooden escalators!

Rockefeller Center

THE TREE. That’s all you should know about Rockefeller…just kidding haha. Really, though, this is the location of the world famous real Christmas Tree. The tree is a Norway Spruce that’s over 70 feet tall. Check out more history on the tree here.

Fao’s Toy Store

Talk about feeling like a kid on Christmas! Fao’s is all that + more. With two floors full of toys and sweet treats, this toy store is everything you could have ever wanted as a child.

Sak’s Fifth Ave Across from Rockefeller

Sak’s Fifth near Rockefeller has the best light show in town. It lasts for approximately five minutes, but everyone on the corner stops to watch when it begins. Truly will put you in the Christmas spirit!

Radio City Music Hall

You’ve heard of the Rockettes, right? Okay, imagine a 1.5 hour show of kick lines and dancing. If you’re interested this is the place for you! Look next door to see the entrance for Jimmy Kimmel, as well!

Big Red Ornaments/Christmas Lights

This stop is truly a NYC classic! We’ve all seen the big red ornaments, and recently they’ve added the large Christmas light strand. They make for a perfect picture spot and we even saw two proposals while there!

New York Stock Exchange

You wouldn’t think the NYSE would be a Christmas stop, but the tree outside is only beat by the Rockefeller. It is absolutely exquisite + the Wall Street area is a fun stop, anywho. While you’re in the area, be sure to stop by to see the Fearless Girl.

Entertainment

Broadway Show

Thanks to my friend, , I was able to find super cheap Broadway show tickets at broadwayforbrokepeople.com! We will definitely be making use of this next year!

Stay tuned for another NYC post, where I’ll list several Rainy Day activities for when the Big Apple starts to float! hehe

xoxo

 

 

Dear Santa: This One’s For My Man

Hey, y’all! It’s T here. I was invited to piece together a Holiday Gift Guide, so I’ve picked a few of my favorite products, as well as a few that are on my wishlist. I am honestly so bad at typing, so I’m letting B handle most of the descriptions, but these are my honest opinions–I’ll be helping her write each just like I’d recommend them! To be real, us guys love getting new wallets, belts, underwear, etc. each year, but its quite fun to get a few cool things, too!

B here! Ladies, I hope y’all find something that fits your sweet man’s style from T’s list! This has been so fun to watch him compile! 😉

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1 // Rubber Wedding Band

When I married B I promised to never take my ring off unless I absolutely had to. With a metal ring, it’s hard to play basketball at the gym, so I found these rubber ones to wear while I’m shooting hoops. They clean really well + fit like a glove.

2 // New Balance Running Shoes

I’ve always preferred Nike running shoes, but after trying these on at Dick’s a few weeks ago, they were so much more comfortable. These are definitely on my list + better be under my tree on Christmas morning, B! hahaha

3 // 23+Me

I thought this would make a really cool gift for your dude. Especially if you’ve just gotten married or are planning a family, this would be an awesome way for your guy to map where his lineage came from.

4 // Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones are a gift I’ve been begging for for over a year. B just doesn’t see the need since we have SO many pairs of Apple headphones, but they would be amazing in the gym. Guys, I’m sure you can agree–women, grab these for your guy for a super awesome gift.

5 // Joggers

Again, another gym staple. I love the way joggers stretch with movement and leave you extra room inside. These recommended ones are my favorites + are by Nike.

6 // Casper Nap Pillow

MAN, sleep is so important to me. I can fall asleep just about anywhere and Casper’s pillow are like heaven. I have a full-sized one, but this travel sized one would be perfect for trips!

7 // Apple Watch

When B gifted this to me for my birthday last year, I literally cried. haha Not embarrassed to admit it! If you are looking for a gift that will surprise him, this is it! I use mine everyday and it is perfect for tracking gym time! I would recommend a Nike Sport Band, as well.

8 // Patagonia Pullover

I live in pullovers–I wear them to work everyday in the Winter. My absolute favorite isn’t available online, so I’m recommending my second favorite. A note from B–this can be dressed way up or way down for your sweet man! + so so so warm, too!

9 // Polo Black (Cologne)

Cologne is a must for Christmas. I ask for a bottle every year + it usually lasts right up until Christmas Eve church service. hahaha My favorite is Polo Black, but grab your guy’s favorite for a long-lasting gift. Fun fact: I can’t smell AKA smell blind–I lost my smell after a golf cart accident where I fractured my skull. So, I don’t think I’ll ever change colognes, since this is the only one I remember the smell of.

10 // Trucker Hat

I have been wearing hats since I was born basically. I don’t leave the house without one unless B asks nicely. hahaha Patagonia’s trucker hats are my favorites, as the bill is high enough for me to wear my RayBans underneath.

11 // Nike Running Wind Shield

I tried this on a few weeks ago and loved the feel. Definitely on my list + your gym loving guy would be excited to open it!

12 // RayBan Clubmasters

Okay, so I listed these because Sunglasses are also a gift that will last a really long time. (unless your 70lb dog steps on them–not that I know from experience or anything) The quality of RayBan glasses is super high + this style is super stylish.

13 // Swell Water Bottle

Another fun fact–I am addicted to Dr. Pepper. Its bad. But, B has recently convinced me to start drinking more water after a nasty kidney infection. However, she wasn’t very enthused when she found out that I had just been refilling the same plastic water bottle for weeks. Y’all don’t really know how health conscious the woman is about me. hahaha SO, I started to search for reusing water bottles and found this awesome one at Nordstrom. I would 100% recommend to any desk-sitting job worker bro!

14 // Ugg Slippers

Can ya say cozy?! If I’m at home I’m either wearing socks or slippers + MAN these babies are comfy! I would recommend another brand if they were also this fluffy, but these are high on my list.

15 // Leather Money Clip

I realllllly like cash. Call me old-school, that’s fine. I would rather have a $20 on me than to use a card. Soooo, enter the love for money clips. I gifted these to my guys at my wedding + have one of my own. Perfect stocking stuffer gift!

16 // North Face Gloves

Anyone like their hands to be cold? Negative. I looked around for good gloves for a while before I came across these North Face ones. I feel like they are warm enough for some seriously cold temps + will be taking them with me to NYC next week. These would also make for a great stocking stuffer.


Thanks for reading–maybe she’ll invite me back next year! Let us know if you find something perfect for your man from this list + HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

From B: Hope you guys enjoyed my guest writer this afternoon 🙂 He has a dream of starting a travel blog, so stay tuned–it might just happen!

xoxo

 

Gifts for Her Under $25

Happy Fri-Yay, y’all! Tomorrow is December!! We are headed to Orlando tonight for the AAC Championship game tomorrow + are so excited to cheer our Tigs on! Before I left, I wanted to share a Gifts for Her Under $25 gift guide.

This gift guide is truly my most favorite yet! I have loved finding high quality items for low price + how stinking cute are they?!

T, if you’re reading this, I would like one of each! 😉 *hehehe*

Check out 16 of the best For Her gifts under $25 below + as always, don’t forget yourself!

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1 // Golden Goose Dupes

Y’all know how much I love these golden goose dupes + they would make a perfect gift for your favorite gal! Grab these for only $24.00!

2 // Monogram Agate Coaster

These agate coasters are a simple gift that you could secure for your female coworker, or even a friend!

3 // Year of Cozy Book

I absolutely LOVE this book! I gifted it last year to my sister-in-law and had to grab one for myself! It is packed full of the best DIYs, recipes, and so much more!

4 // Copper Wine Tumbler

How simple but high quality is this gift? Grab this set of tumblers for your mom + share a glass of her fav wine on Christmas night!

5 // Stila Liquid Lipstick

My all-time favorite lipstick! This lipstick lasts literally alllll day long + is the prettiest shade! Your best girl would love this as a gift this Holiday season!

6 // Grow Your Own Cactus Set

HOW FUN?! I found this + immediately ordered four my closest friends. For less than $5, these would be a perfect add on gift?

7 // Mindfullness Cards

I am literally crying over these cards. Grab them for your BFF + “give the gift of peace of mind and body with this deck of over 50 prompts and exercises.”

8 // Chic Sticky Note Set

Okay, this is my absolute FAVORITE gift I think I’ve found all season + it’s so so simple. How freaking precious is this sticky note set?! I am grabbing several of these, myself, + can’t wait to see the smiles on my gal’s faces! 🙂

9 // Beauty Sleep Set

Every girl needs an eye mask + this set for less than $25 is an absolute steal! Give her Zzzz’s for Christmas!

10 // Wine Glass Caddy

Raise your hand if you’ve ever imagined one of these while you were in a hot bath?! Grab this one for a night of relaxation for your girlfriend!

11 // Stackable Latte Cups

These latte cups are perfect for ice cream! I have the white set + they are so perfect! Bonus: dishwasher safe!

12 // Floral Notebook

This floral notebook is just as cute on the inside as it is on the out! Grab this for your gal to take along with her to her next board meeting!

13 // Confetti Tumblers

Again, how cute?! These would be a perfect steal for your mom or mother-in-law! I’m grabbing a set for myself while I’m at it!

14 // Nars Lip Set

If you’ve ever used Nars, you are aware of the high quality in all their products. This lip duo is no exception! I love these colors + so would your BFF!

15 // City Ring Dish

Have a traveler in your life? Grab one of these city trinket trays of her favorite city! How precious would these look on her counter?!

16 // Initial Keychain

Anthropologie for the win, again! Keychains are all the rage these days + how sweet of a detail is her favorite letter?!

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xoxo

 

Dear Santa: This One’s For The Traveler

Cyber Monday has come + gone for 2018…MAN, has this year flown by. I am slightly sad that our wedding year is almost over, but we will be traveling for the next six weekends, so I’m also so very excited! Christmas is my favorite Holiday + season, in general. I love driving around to look at lights + shopping is ten times as fun (if that’s even possible 😉 )

In honor of our month of traveling ahead, I wanted to share this super fun Traveler’s Gift Guide + of course most of it is pink! *hehe* Check out each piece below!

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1 // Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are a must for every traveler! They allow for twice the amount of packables to fit inside a suitcase! I use mine to prepare outfits for each day of the trip + label the outside with Washi tape!

2 // Overnighter

This overnighter would be perfect for your traveler to carry on! It is equipped with several inside pockets to organize all their travel essentials! Bonus: it’s machine washable!

3 // Mini Steamer

Have you ever reached your travel destination + opened your bag to major wrinkles? Yeah, me too–miserable feeling, and my poor straightener has seen her fair share of wrinkles! This mini steamer will fit inside a suitcase + even comes with a package case!

4 // Eye Mask

For when the lights of a big city shine through hotel windows, and Lord knows how bright those overhead plane lights can be! Gift this sweet little eye mask to your best traveler for much needed Zzzs on her next flight!

5 // Delsey Chatelet Hardside Spinner Suitcase

Okay, so hardside luggage has my HEART. I absolutely love this one from Delsey Chatelet. I have a very similar one by a different designer, but it’s sold out this season. When comparing styles, I felt that this one was spot on! I love hardsided bags because of the protection they give to all your goodies on the inside! Be the BEST holiday gifter + give this baby on the 25th!

6 // Minimergency Kit

This doesn’t even need explanation–a must have, for sure! Annnnd, it’s pink! 😉

7 // Neck Pillow

OUCH–the word so many of us use after a plane landing. That crick in the neck that just won’t go away after a nap in the air. Grab this simple neck pillow for your traveler this season to help with that!

8 // Glittery Water Bottle

Did you know–you can fill your water bottle up after you pass security? I just learned that this Summer + I fly allll the time. Grab this adorable water bottle + save your travel BFF some $$$ on that $8.00 airport bottled water!!

9 // Monogrammed Blanket Scarf

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been victimized by an airplane’s air-conditioner?! Mine is allll the way up. This blanket scarf is so cute for your traveler to style on her way into the airport, and is so functional while she’s surfing the clouds!

10 // Travel Wallet

Another absolute must! It is such a pain to fish for your ID, Passport, aaaand boarding pass before stepping onto the flight. Grab this super cute travel wallet for your traveler + she’ll have an easy time boarding!

11 // Leopard Slippers

Every girl must have a pair of travel slippers for those hotel floors! Why not make them leopard slippers? 😉 Pick these slippers to give your travel pall warm toesies + style on her next trip!

12 // Leather Jewelry Wrap

Another travel worry–jewelry becomes a Rubik’s Cube when traveling–AKA a nightmare! This leather jewelry wrap is perfect for keeping her favorite pretties in the right place on the trip!

13 // Canon T6

If you’re looking to win the gifting prize, this is the purchase for you! I use this camera on a daily + it is so reliable for everyday shots. She will be sure to snap amazing photos to share with you when she gets home! Grab it now for $140 off! 

14 // Passport Cover

This is a precious add on for her passport! I used one for the first time on our honeymoon + it was so practical to keep my ID and boarding passes in one place! Also pink, so always a win 🙂

15 // Luggage Tag

Ever stood in the luggage line for too long because your bag looks too similar to your fellow travelers? Or, ever lost luggage + wondered if they had your correct contact info? Snag this sweet little tag for your traveler, so she doesn’t have to worry!

16 // Monogrammed Makeup Travel Bag

Lastly, a makeup travel bag is such a must! Grab this set for your traveler to have all of her makeup pieces in one place, easily accessible to her on those early conference mornings!

Whew! All the travel must-haves in one place! I hope you all find something from this list to gift to your most favorite travel pal this Holiday season! Maybe there are a few “treat yo-self” pieces, as well 😉

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Cyber Monday Sale Central

Haaaappy Cyber Monday, y’all! Today is the largest online shopping day of the entire year + I have major heart eyes at all the listed sales! From fashion to beauty to lifestyle, there is a markdown on almost everything you could click on throughout the inter-webs.

In order to give you guys a central location for all of the best deals, I’m listing as many as I can below. I’ll be linking three of my favorite picks from each sale under each store heading–I have a million other favorites, but can’t link them all–simply click the store heading to shop what I’ve linked!

Check out each category listed to grab gifts for everyone on your list– + don’t forget about yourself, gal! 😉

Fashion

Abercrombie – 50% off + FREE Shipping

Aerie – 50% off Sweaters + Leggings + 10 for $35 Undies

American Eagle – 40% off + FREE Shipping

Gap – 50% off + FREE Shipping + extra 10% off with code YOURS

Goodnight Macaroon – Up To 50% off + Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Sweaters

H&M – 30% off + FREE Shipping

Loft – 50% off Purchase + FREE Shipping

Nordstrom – Up To 60% off

Old Navy – 50% off + FREE Cozy Socks with code COZY

Beauty

Colleen Rothschild – Travel Kit Deals

Nordstrom – Up To 60% off

Sephora – Up To 50% off

Smile Brilliant – 30% off + FREE Tray

Ulta – Up To 50% off

Lifestyle

Amazon – Numerous CRAZY deals

To shop the Amazon pieces, scroll over the picture + follow the link that pops up!

Best Buy – Up To 50% off + FREE Shipping

Canon – Up To 50% off

Link to My Camera $140 off: Here!

Walmart – Up To 50% off + FREE Shipping on numerous deals

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PS. Tune into my Instagram stories at 8:00pm Central for a Cyber Monday try-on!

Happy shopping, babes! 🙂

xoxo

 

Home For The Holidays

I have literally been for this post to go live for over two weeks, but Memphis has dished out a ridiculous amount of icky weather + with very few windows in our house, it’s been so hard to photograph.

I finally decided to just go with it + snap the pictures myself today so that you all can see! They aren’t as bright as I’d like, but good enough! Let’s get started 🙂

The most cozy area in our house is definitely the living area. We really do live in this area + I absolutely love watching Christmas movies in my pjs after a long school day. I am still looking for more rose gold touches as we move closer to December–I’m sure this entire tree scape will change before the big day!

I am linking all featured pieces (or similar pieces)–shop by clicking each photo! Hope you enjoy our Christmas layout–we’d love to see yours! Post a picture + be sure to tag us!

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Dear Santa: This One’s For The Girls

We are halfway through November + there are NO complaints from me! One month from today, I’ll be in NYC checking off my #1 bucket list trip. I’ve been to the city, but never at Christmas time + I am just dying to get there! Enough about that, already–here’s my first guide of the season! 

 I wanted to kick things off with a general gift guide for all the gals out there. This will list gifts from across the board + from different price ranges. From here, each week will have two gift guides, complete with 16 new products to shop! I absolutely love gift giving, so I’m so excited to help you all find not just gifts in quantity, but also in high in quality.

Forward this gift guide over to your boyfriend, hubs, friend, or family member to make their Holiday shopping a little easier! 😉

As always, this gift guide is 100% clickable + shop-able! Scroll over an image below to shop!

I can’t wait to keep sharing all kinds of gift guides this Holiday Season! Have one you realllllly want to see? Leave a comment below!

DIY: Special Date Christmas Ornament

It’s here: my the first Christmas related DIY! *heart eyes* I am so excited to share this with you guys. This one is so special to me, since it was my first Christmas ornament gift to my sweet T. It marked our official “dating” date, June 10, 2015, which is when we exclusively declared ourselves “a pair”. *more heart eyes*

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This DIY project, like the others I’ve posted, is SO very easy. Less than 5 steps! We all have special dates: first dates, official relationship anniversaries, wedding anniversary, babies’ birth-dates, etc. Follow along below + learn how to create your own special date ornament!

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Step 1: Supplies

For this project you will need: A Clear Fillable Ornament, White Card Stock, Fake Snow Pieces, Red Velvet Ribbon, and a laptop with Microsoft Word

Step 2: Create a Calendar + Print

Okay, so this is the hardest part. If you know how to work Microsoft Word, however, you should be fine. Open Word + open a calendar template. Choose your special date’s year and month, and the rest of the dates should fill in. Decrease the size of the calendar to approximately the diameter of the center of clear ornament. *I’ve included an example below* *this might take a few prints–it usually takes me three to perfect!* When perfect, print, cut out, and place in the center of the ornament.

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Step 3: Add Fake Snow + Close

Once you have the paper in place, drop a few pieces of fake snow on each side of the card-stock. Close the ornament, making sure to hear the clicking sound of it closing shut.

Step 4: Add Ribbon + Hang

Instead of the regular ornament metal hanging piece, I recommend adding red velvet ribbon to hang the piece by. I feel like it gives it that last bit of Christmas flare. When the ribbon is tied, hang on your tree or wrap it up as a gift to your loved one!

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xoxo

Cozy Pajamas

Raise your hand if PJs speak actual life to you! Mine is raised so very high. I absolutely love coming home from a long ER shift + slipping into the most cozy wear to lounge on the couch. My favorite pair of PJ bottoms are a pair my mother-in-law gifts us gals every year. I can’t, for the life of me, find the link to them, but they are heavenly. (if you are local, I believe she snags them from The Antique Rose in Forrest City, AR) We all have that one pair that we’ve had for five-ever that we just can’t let go.Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

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Life has been SO crazy lately that we really haven’t had much time to slow down for any pajama days. Butttt, one of my favorite weekend activities is lounging in my comfy clothes with my gal, @tylermichellewhiteblog. Throw in some coffee + a good Netflix drama + its the perfect set up.

I’m linking several pair of comfy PJs, here.

ps. every Christmas, all the gals in our family get matching pajamas on Christmas Eve. It is something I look forward to every single year + can’t wait to include my little ones some day! Stay tuned for a special Christmas jammies post, coming soon!! *heart eyes*

XOXO,

Golden Goose Dupes

I have been eyeing this pair of Golden Goose leopard sneakers for quite some time now. Being over $500, though, I knew I would almost never be able to afford them, so I just stopped looking. I saw another blogger post about a “major” sale Golden Goose was having last week + thought I would just Google to see for myself + up popped this featured Shein dupe version for LESS THAN $25.

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They are almost EXACT matches of the GG pair + the quality is higher than I ever expected from Shein! The animal hair is obviously not real, but in reality, I’d rather wear the plastic version than know I’m wearing real animal fur. This, honestly, might be the biggest steal I’ve ever seen.

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As the holidays are quickly approaching, these would be a perfect gift to add to your list! Your mom, bff, sister, or friend would absolutely love these + for literally over 90% off of the Golden Goose pair.

Shop the dupes, here!

XOXO,