Thanksgiving Prep & Black Friday Sales

November 26, 2014

Helloooo everyone! I hope you are having a great week so far -- and I'm sure you are because it's a short week. I just love Thanksgiving. And I still call it Thanksgiving break like I'm in college or something. I don't know about you, but this is a half week for me with the Holidays. So I'm pretty happy to be heading to see family and friends. Speaking of the holiday....

Creative Holiday Decor

November 24, 2014

Everyone collectively squeal with me in welcoming the Holidays! EEK! YAY! You guys know I can't get enough of the festivity and decorating that comes along with holiday celebrations. Whether it Valentines Day or Christmas, I love decorating! Growing up I remember my mother always festively decking our home (no matter the holiday) so I think this runs in my blood. Regardless, I cannot get enough of Christmas especially, so get excited for the holiday content on here! While you wait, check out last year's and the year before

Today I wanted to round up some of the creative ideas I've found around the web this year. I'm inspired by all of these! 

Chalkboard presents! How cute are these? Get creative and wrap up something fun. Here's a tutorial.

Holiday Checklist. You need it, trust me. Thanks to Glitter Guide, you'll be a holiday pro this year.

Cutesy Displays. Display little Christmas figurines (vintage or not) in creative ways like under a glass dome. I love the idea of placing a small tree in a planter next to it, too!


Use vintage ornaments. Check out your local vintage store for Christmas decor! I love the idea of something unique and vintage. Be different than everyone else!

Paint your tree! Bored with your Christmas tree? No problem. Try sprucing it up by painting it! White is always a great choice, but I'm sure people have been more creative with it using more wild colors. Here's a great tutorial for you!

Make your own wreath! Martha Stewart has a great tutorial on DIY wreaths. Get creative and add unconventional elements!

Get creative with your mantle using chalkboards, garlands and wreaths. Or simply find/make a gold framed chalkboard, write your choice of Christmas saying and lean against the wall above garland. I really love how personal this feels! It's all about finding creative twists to holiday styling. I always want to challenge myself each year to create something creative.

This year I have seen really unique ways to work with live branches. One of my favorite ideas is displaying in vases like so. Crate and Barrel currently has the cutest small trees (about the size of this photo) in planters and the look is similar and great.

Throw a 'Cup of Cheer' get together. A 'Cup of Cheer' holiday gathering can include anything from a hot chocolate bar and cookie making station to an adult beverage (spiked eggnog anyone?) bar and dance party! It's easier to throw together than you think. And if you already own a bar cart, even better. Decorate your cart for Christmas and invite a few friends over for themed drinks and cookies. Eat, drink and be merry.

Faux Fur Friday

November 21, 2014

TGIF! We made it to Friday! I'm really excited because Chandler comes to LA today and we are going to explore this city like we never have before. When we explore I have to be comfortable, so flats are a must. I've been on a major sneakers kick these days and this is definitely a typical outfit I would wear on an exploration day around the city. Complete with my favorite faux fur vest you've been asking about!

What To Wear for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2014

Oh, the Holiday season. I have always loved this time of year. Heck, my Mom and I have been known to blast Christmas music in July! Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is next week! Where the time goes, I have no idea. What I do know is what I'll be wearing. Naturally. What are you wearing this year? I'll share a few of my ideas + a bit about what we are planning to do this year.
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