CHRISTMAS Decor Haul! Plaid+Rustic Style

YOU GUYS! Today is November 19th. Which means only 35 days until CHRISTMAS. Can you believe it? I can’t. We finally have snow in MN. This is actually really late for us! Usually we have a few inches around Halloween! It snowed pretty good on Friday night and I was instantly wanting to decorate! So much fun.

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I moved into my own house with my husband in February; SO that means I had to get all my own Christmas decor! I was seriously so excited to pick everything out. Almost everything I got was from Hobby Lobby besides the tree (the obsession is real). 

I was looking all over Pinterest for some design inspo and came across so much plaid. And I absolutely fell in love. So my theme is what I like to call “Plaid+Rustic” You will see a lot of plaid materials, pine-cones, frosted snow, burlap, & natural elements 🙂

Hope you enjoy!!

xo

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015!

It’s the beginning of December, and the holiday cheer is now in full swing! I love gift giving but I must admit, I’m not the best at coming up with unique ideas.. so this year I thought I’d compile a fun gift guide to not only share with you, but help myself come up with some ideas! ENJOY!

 

For her:

Kiss + Mustache Glassware

Real Techniques Brush Set

The Body Shop- Body Butter Gift Collection

Brown Fur Throw Blanket (my favorite!)

Speckled Coffee Mug  (they have so many different sayings, so cute!)

Tote Bag (might have to buy for myself, LOVE!)

 

For him:

Carhartt Duffle Bag

Eddie Bauer Blue & Leather Wallet

MVMT All Black Watch (splurge!) LOVE this watch. 

Smartwool Socks (guys love these, trust me.)

Hope this gave you some ideas! Some of these I’ve purchased for gifts this year and I’m so excited to give them out! Share some of your favorite gifts down below! I love hearing what other people are buying as gifts. 🙂

25 Days Of Christmas!

This year I’m joining in on 25 Days of Christmas! It’s a fun way to share your favorites about this time of year 🙂 Lately I’ve been very stressed and overwhelmed and just not into the “holiday spirit” but now that it’s officially December 1st, I’m forcing myself to snap out of it! I’m hoping this will also help me dedicate more time to my blog, because I really do enjoy it! So, I’m not promising I will post everyday up until Christmas, but I am promising that when I do post (I’m aiming for 3-4 times a week) there will be something Christmas related! I’m excited so start spreading the holiday cheer! I’m starting out with answering the question “What are you most excited for this Christmas?”

Welllllll… a lot of things! I have a few fun holiday dinners planned with old friends that I don’t see as much as I’d like to which I’m super excited about, as well as family get togethers which are always my favorite. Especially since we have a baby in the family now, I want to soak up all the time I can get with him! ❤ Of course I’m veryyy excited for the FOOD. Thanksgiving and Christmas food and desserts are the best! I’m hoping to do a little baking of my own this year. I’m also super pumped about my year end break at work coming up December 24-January 4th. Talk about some much needed relaxation time! I plan to sleep a lot, get some things done that I’ve been putting off like clean out my closet, and organize my makeup, and hopefully start house hunting! I already have a few New Years resolutions in mind, can’t wait to share them 🙂

Sorry about the long text-post.. if you read that all, kudos! 😉 Here’s a picture of my nephew to make you smile, because I know he sure makes me smile! He’s so dang cute and snuggly, I cant stand it!

Happy Monday!

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Snapshot Sunday + Thanksgiving

Another Sunday.. Wow where does time go?! Every week seems to fly by. As they say “The days are long, but the years are short.” It’s bittersweet. I enjoy my life so much It’s sad to look back and realize how fast time goes. Try to cherish every moment! Saturday morning I took Christmas card photos for my sister Jamie and her husband & she snapped a few of Everett and I. They turned out so good, I have to share. I am so blessed to have him. ❤31This weekend was also our final family get-together before my little nephew is born. How crazy is that?! I can’t believe in just a week or so we will have a baby as part of the family. Babies are my weakness. I can’t wait to snuggle him, smell him, and be his aunt. I’m so excited that I’m going to share some pictures of his nursery. My sister did such an amazing job with it, I just have to share.image3 (2)image2 (7)image1 (9)12208269_1169130406449845_3345934606789512387_nIsn’t it perfect?! They are such a beautiful couple… I just can’t wait to meet him. Beware: lots of baby related blog posts in my future! 😉 Saturday afternoon we celebrated Thanksgiving early, since baby is due right around actual Thanksgiving. It was a blast! My family is seriously the best. We ate amazing food, and did our annual gingerbread house contest! Everett and I won! YAY! It’s such a fun tradition. If you’ve never made a gingerbread house, you should! They have kits sold at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, pretty much wherever Christmas decor is sold. 🙂 image6image4Wine & enjoying Christmas decor.. Nothin’ better! As for today, It’s a typical relaxing Sunday, my fav! We went on a long walk around the pond by my house to enjoy the beautiful weather we’re having. It’s 62 degrees today! Mid-November and 62 degrees is basically unheard of in Minnesota. You HAVE to take advantage it, because any day we could get hit with negative temps, that’s just how MN works. I snapped this pretty tree on our walk 🙂IMG_2745I also want to give a shout out to Kelly over at  I Could Sleep In That for the amazing and thoughtful giveaway she did on her blog in October. I received the package on Friday and LOVE everything in it. The blush is an amazing berry warm color for fall, and the revlon lip crayon is a beautiful burgundy color for fall as well. I’ve worn them everyday this weekend! Not to mention Hocus Pocus, always a classic! Thanks again, Kelly you are so sweet! Go give this girl a follow! 🙂2snapshotsunday

Thanks for reading, and as always, wishing you a great week ahead!

November Lovin’ + Saturday!

Ahhh I adore November. This year I am even more excited about the holidays. November and December are the best 2 months of the year in my opinion! This first week of November has been really good to me. The weather has been perfect here in Minnesota, & surprisingly we haven’t had our first snowfall yet! Sometimes it falls as early as mid-October! The first snowfall is always exciting.  I received some AWESOME news yesterday, my boyfriend Everett FINALLY got a great job after searching since we graduated college in June. This means we can start looking at houses and get a place together! Ahhhh the thought of decorating my OWN space and being able to spend every day with the love of my life is so exciting. Things really do happen for a reason all in the right timing. I’m surprising him tonight and taking him out to a nice dinner at CRAVE at the Mall of America. They have really good sushi and pasta, I can’t wait! Here’s a little snapshot at my lazy & beautiful Saturday morning.

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 Too early for Christmas mugs? Nah.
image2 (4)This book. If you are looking for a new book I highly suggest this one! This is the second book in the series, so start with the 1st one titled “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes. They are soooo good! The perfect combo of love, drama, and it is very relatable and keeps you interested! HAPPY WEEKEND! Wishing you everything this quote says! 🙂 201767b3e04aa858f0e7faaf69a0e3da