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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Does anyone else like to procrastinate when it comes to Christmas gifts? We are pretty bad around here at sending out any ideas or shipping our gifts out in time. You would think after making all the gift guides I have posted on the blog; it would be easy! I wish it were! I would much prefer to give than receive.

December 13th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Baby it’s cold outside | bundling up with Bloomingdale’s

I am beyond shocked to see no snow falling or accumulating on the ground here in Minnesota! Either we are fortunate, or the storms are coming. That doesn't mean it has not been chilly. When it comes to the colder days, great accessories are every girl's best friend. Bloomingdales makes it easy to look good this winter!

November 30th, 2017|Fashion|

Holiday Dress Guide

The holidays are here, and nothing makes me happier than a shiny little dress! I am sharing all of my favorites below and this year there are plenty of sequins and velvet for everyone! I love a great long sleeve mini dress or a dramatic flowy maxi for the holiday season. We are spending Christmas in Texas, and I have an eye on a few sparkly frocks below!

November 28th, 2017|Fashion|

CYBER MONDAY FAVORITES!

Who else loves online shopping? When it comes to selection, and the ease of being home cuddled up with the dogs, I will take an add to cart shopping day of the week! Today is an extraordinary day, and there are some severe Cyber Monday steals, so I am sharing my top deals and takes with you below! If you missed my Black Friday post, check it out here!  A lot of those sales have rolled over into today as well!

November 27th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Black Friday Favorites

I love Christmastime just as much as a good deal! I have spent the latter part of the day online browsing and adding items to my cart! Now that we are in full Christmas mode let the gifting season begin! Below are links to retailers with the best deals and the items I love at each. Just click on the image to shop the piece. Also, the retailers are highlighted with a hyperlink to take you straight to the deals! Have a lovely weekend and happy Black Friday Shopping!

November 24th, 2017|Fashion|

So Very Thankful | 32 Gifts that give back

Thanksgiving seems to come and go so quickly. Pausing to focus on what is of most importance is something I want to take to heart this year. There is a long-running list of all the things I am most thankful for, and most are obvious, but my health, husband, and home are three that are most top of mind. Initially, I took to typing this post to tell you all about the sales starting tomorrow but then I poured a glass of wine and thought to screw it.

November 22nd, 2017|Lifestyle|

Gift’s for Him

The last gift guide is here!  And this one is probably the most important! Ladies, do you love buying gifts for the man in your life but struggle to find the perfect one? I am pleased to tell you this list is male approved!  This weekend the husband and I came up with one giant list appropriate for all the guys and includes tech, home, style and some intense grilling needs! (Check out the coffee mug too so good!).

November 20th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Women’s Gift Giving Guide

Okay, ladies, it's my favorite gift guide for the year! Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about everyone on our list we forget to make one for ourselves! I would much rather give than receive but let me tell you; I married a fabulous gift giver, and I include all of my favorites below!

November 19th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Cooks + Kitchen Enthusiasts Gift Giving Guide

Who loves to cook? Well, this girl does not! I will not try to trick you into thinking that I am Martha Stewart because baking and decorating are favorites! This guide comes with much research, recommendations, and top-rated customer reviews! I would not lead you astray and honestly, after reading the top ten items every chef needs in his kitchen they are all on this list.

November 18th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Gifts for the Entertainer

The holiday season means it's party season and some know how to do it better than others! Below I've rounded up gifts for the entertainers on your holiday list. Items that every host or hostess needs and some that just add a little something special to the room! You can't go wrong giving a beautiful cheese board or champagne flute; you really can't have too many!

November 17th, 2017|Lifestyle|

The Travel Lovers Gift Guide

Do you love to travel? Or know someone who's wanderlust filled? Not going to lie, once that travel bug bites, it can be hard not to scratch it! This year I packed more times than I can count and traveled around the world. There were quite a few items that I've found to be necessities along the way.

November 16th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Animal Lovers Gift Giving Guide

We are all about the animals in this house! If John allowed it, we would have five poodles running around. Maybe one day! Happy to bring you this fun and entertaining gift-giving guide for all the pet lovers on your Christmas list! A lot of fun and unique ideas for that crazy cat or dog loving person in your life. Be honest, we all know one or two! Enjoy!

November 15th, 2017|Lifestyle|

The Homebody Gift Giving Guide

It's my absolute favorite time of year! Gift giving season has arrived and along with it comes the tough question of what to get everyone on your list. The hard to buy for, the person who has everything, and where do you even begin? Well, right here of course! I am bringing you a list of all my favorite gifts, so you are prepared for those Black Friday specials! Check out the full post for all my picks!

November 14th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Thanksgiving Table Decor made easy & beautiful | 10 decorating tips to follow all year

Entertaining doesn't need to be hard; it also doesn't need to cost you an arm and a leg! Hosting our friends and family during the holiday season is a highlight of our year. John and I love opening our hearts and home to welcome our loved ones over a tasty meal and give thanks for another beautiful year behind us.

November 7th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Faux Fur in Full Force | November Style Diary

I will never forget my first snowfall after moving to Minneapolis. That was eight years ago, and man, have things changed and so has my wardrobe. A series of skating across the sidewalk in heels to physically using my elbow to wipe the 5 inches of accumulation off my car, wasn't all that glamorous as you can probably picture it.

November 2nd, 2017|Fashion|

Holiday Entertaining | Apple Rose Sangria Recipe

We love celebrating Halloween! We always have a busy neighborhood the night of trick or treating, and this year I decided to make a special Sangria for all the adults to enjoy! The best part of this tasty treat is the rose. I happen to love Miraval Provence and thought this would be the perfect addition to this festive and delicious drink recipe.

October 31st, 2017|Lifestyle|

Autumn Weekend Getaway | Grand Marais, Minnesota

Visiting the North Shore has been high on my priority list since moving to Minnesota. John and I decided to try and chase the fall colors up north this last week, and we were a bit late as the trees had already peeked but, it was definitely worth the visit.

October 24th, 2017|Travel|

The 4 items you need in your closet this fall

When it comes to crazy highs and low's during fall's temperate climate, there are a few simple wardrobe pieces that will keep you looking sharp and warm all season long.

October 17th, 2017|Fashion|

Best Foot forward this fall with DSW

You guys, boot season, has arrived and so have the apple orchards, falling leaves, pumpkin spice and all the things we love about fall. Especially the clothes! When it comes to looking your best, a great pair of boots is this season's must-have item.

October 12th, 2017|Fashion|

Velvet Prints + Rich Wine Hues with Bloomingdale’s

Remember that post talking all about the color of the year? A discussion on the deep red tawny port that is going to be everywhere this fall and winter? Ladies, this dress has pretty much every single trend for fall 2017, all rolled into one little fit and flared frock.

October 8th, 2017|Fashion|

Head to toe with Bloomingdale’s – 100% Exclusive Style

Hoping to give your wardrobe a lift this season? Look no further than Bloomingdales for a fresh fun update. By incorporating a few signature pieces that are both a touch contemporary yet offer classic style, your closet will feel brand new! I am thrilled to be partnering with Bloomies to bring awareness to a new clothing line you don't want to miss, and these styles are 100% exclusively theirs.

October 5th, 2017|Fashion|

25 Cozy Sweaters to live in this October and beyond

You guys, it is October and that means sweater weather can finally commence! I've rounded up 25 of the best sweaters all different price points, styles, weights, and colors to keep you warm and cozy all fall long! These will carry you well into winter and even spring.

October 2nd, 2017|Fashion|

Mad for Plaid with Donna Morgan

Plaid, Plaid, Plaid! I know you all love it and so do I! Now that the temperatures have finally started dropping it really feels like fall is here to stay. This plaid dress is quite possibly the best addition to my wardrobe, and so far the first plaid item I have added to the collection this season.

September 29th, 2017|Fashion|

5 tips to actually wear your bridesmaid dress again

Sure, every bride says it, I was even guilty of it. You will definitely wear this dress again! But, how many of us have a closet filled with bridesmaid dresses that will most likely never see the light of day again? Raise your hand if you are reading this and anonymously joined this club!

September 25th, 2017|Fashion|

The only color you need this fall | Tawny Port

What is the only color you need in your wardrobe this fall? Great question! With the gang at Pantone Color Institute calling the shots each season, it is no surprise when celebrities come barreling down the red carpet in matching hues. Coincidence? I think not! Who are the big guns this season? Tawny Port, Grenadine, Ballet Slipper, Butterum, Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Shaded Spruce, Golden Lime, Marina, and Autumn Maple.

September 14th, 2017|Fashion|

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