Holiday Dresses Under $100 + FREE Shipping

Hey friends! Happy Friday. Thanks for all the sweet comments about our home all decked out for Christmas. It's an extra great Friday for us, because we're leaving tomorrow for California! Can't wait to be in some 60-70 degree weather. Yesterday morning was 0 degrees when I got in the car. ZERO. What the heck?!

Anyone got any holiday parties coming up? We are hosting one at my parent's on Christmas Eve and I've already got my dressed picked out. Spoiler Alert: It's this one :) It's a great time to get dressed up and feel all fancy! Today is a fun day because a ton of stores are offering FREE SHIPPING on their orders! So I rounded up a few favorite holiday dresses, all under $100 + they will all ship free! 



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Here all all my personal favorite stores offering free shipping, with ship times that will arrive before the 25th. This really is your last chance to get things before Christmas!
FREE SHIPPING:

Anthropologie: free over $100
Loft: free shipping + 50% off everything. Code: VERYMERRY
J.Crew: free shipping + 40% off code. Code: TIME2GIVE

J.Crew Factory: free shipping + 60% off everything. Code: DASHING
Williams Sonoma: free shipping + 20% off. Code: GIFTMORE

Pottery Barn: 30% off furniture sale + free ship with code FREESHIP.

West Elm: free shipping + up to 40% off. Code: MERRY
Macy's: free shipping over $25
Kate Spade: free shipping + up to 15% off

S'well: free shipping + buy $50 or more = 15% off // buy $100 or more = 20% off // buy $200 or more = 25% off.
Last thing!! Beautycounter (safe makeup and skincare!) is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150 and they are ensured to arrive by December 23rd, so incase you missed the cut off on Wednesday, this is your second chance! Also, the ocean eye shadow palette is reduced to only $48 ($10 off!). Get it while they last, as they sold out quickly last time they stocked them.

And just in case you missed them....
Past Gift Guides:
Personalized Gifts
For the Hostess
For the Home
For Him
For Her
Stocking Stuffers
My Wish List
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo
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Our 2017 Christmas Home Tour

Hello everyone and welcome to our Christmas home tour! I'm so glad to be hosting The Most Wonderful Time of the Year link up party today! Thanks for having me, Victoria & Sarah. You know me-- I LOVE the home and I love christmas, so this was the perfect day for me to host. If you're new here, we live in a one bedroom townhouse, so we have a small, yet homey place to decorate. I hope you'll come in and look around!

Here's the front porch! We have a plug on our porch, so I put this tree up with a sequin runner around it as the tree skirt. It's just adorable at night!


My boxwood wreath is from Trader Joe's (which is where all my wreaths and greenery are from) and last year it lasted well into January.


On our patio upstairs, I hung another mini wreath on our door. Love how you can see the tree lights from inside!

As you walk into our home, there are stairs that take you immediately up to the apartment. We have a garage on the main floor, so that's why when you walk in, there are stairs right away. The fun part is there is a ledge around the stairs that acts as my mantel! One day I'll have a real fireplace mantel, but for now, this will do!

I got this beautiful Lily & Val print for the faux mantel and I adore it!! Then I found this rustic barn frame at Hobby Lobby. Fresh greenery sits all along the mantel, so it smells lovely when you walk in!

This little rosemary tree has my heart big time. I tied a gingham ribbon around the top to tie in the gingham tree ribbon we have.

My mom got us this bride and groom ornament last year for our wedding, so I have it out front and center.


We love displaying our holiday cards on the "mantel", too!

Next up is the buffet. I always have these candles and the gold tray out, so I accent with some small pops of red.


This house budvase is from Magnolia.

The bathroom doesn't get any natural light (ugh!) so black and white photos it is! We have a shelf that I put a few decor items on then also decorate a little tray on the vanity with greenery, a Christmas candle and holiday matches.


I even put a few Christmas touches in our bedroom! This pillow is a favorite and I will probably always put it out.

A poinsettia on the dresser to add some height:


Now for the living room! The most decorated space of them all. If you missed our Christmas Tree post, you can find it here.


This little pup can't help himself. He's stealing the camera time ;)


On our bookshelf we display this nativity scene that was actually carved from olive trees in Israel, by people in the lineage of Jesus. Isn't that amazing?! My friend got it for us for our wedding present! It is one of my favorite things we own.

 On the middle shelf I display this pretty snowy cityscape...


 These spray roses were so gorgeous, I couldn't resist! Trader Joe's again :) Only $5.99!


I love this gold wreath that I got last year, so I decided to hang it over this wood sign (in the middle of taking pictures I thought of this idea! ;))




Incase you're wondering about some of the items, I'll link to them here:
Lily & Val Christmas Tree Print / Gingham Christmas Tree Ribbon / Magnolia Wrapping Paper / Little Snow Scene similar / Red Truck PillowPlaid Pillow / Gray Floral Pillows / Reindeer Pillow

I can't wait to see YOUR Christmas home tours! Link them up below. I'll be sure to visit everyone's!

xoxo
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My Christmas Wish List

Good morning, my friends! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. The countdown to Christmas is ON! I can't believe it's just around the corner. We leave for California to be with my family this Saturday. Can't wait to be there celebrating with our entire extended family this year. So fun!!

This is the week to order your last minute gifts, because standard shipping cut off dates are fast approaching. I thought I'd share a bunch of things on my wish list. Clearly I won't be getting all of these things (there's quite a few! ha!) but my mom always asks me to send a her a list to give to grandparents and such, so here are some things on it. Then I want to hear from YOU below...



DETAILS: cookbook stand & slow cooker cookbook / marble traveler Swell bottle/ lolia bubble bathblack beanie / bassu oil & bassu conditioning hair mask (I use both of these products every time I wash my hair...love!) / cnd vinylux field fox / doodle doormat  travel marc jacobs perfume (on sale!) /  kate spade planner / adaptive moisturizing collection of serum, night cream, day cream and eye cream & body scrub and body butter set / long skinny work out pants 

Our family has a few traditions when it comes to gifts. When we were young (this just stopped about 4-5 years ago), my parents would get us each an ornament that went with something from the year (so if I did ballet that year, maybe a ballerina!), and on Christmas Eve we'd get to open new pajamas. This was so fun and I always looked forward to what new PJ's I'd get to wear that night! My mom still does the Christmas PJ tradition, even for our spouses now, so that will be really fun this year. I loved these PJ's above, so these are what I requested ;)

Also on my list are a few hair care products. I'm running low on my Bassu oil, which helps protect hair from heat, locks in moisture and does a bunch of other amazing things. It smells so great, too! I always ask for a new planner, and this year I love this floral cover! I've been needed a cookbook stand for years, so when I found this one with the initial at the top, I thought it was so cute. That slow cooker cookbook by Martha Stewart could serve me reallyyyy well this winter, considering our freezing temps. A warm meal and a yummy smelling house are always delightful! Since I always have nail polish on my nails, I love the CND Vinylux collection because they're quick drying and they last for a long time. This lavender / gray color is right up my alley. Also on my list is this little travel perfume. It's my favorite scent and since I travel teaching workshops and travel home often to visit family, they're the perfect size to throw into my makeup bag.

What is on YOUR wish list? Maybe I'll get a few more ideas.... ;) (I hope my husband is reading!)

This this concludes my gift guides this year, incase you missed any of the past guides, I'll link to them right here:


Past Gift Guides:
Personalized Gifts
For the Hostess
For the Home
For Him
For Her
Stocking Stuffers

Just a note to those who were thinking of buying something from Beautycounter (safe and toxin-free makeup and skin care that I use and now sell!), their cut off date for arrival before Christmas is Wednesday, the 13th. Be sure to scoop something up for your loved ones...or you. I'm not above sticking something in my own stocking ;) 

Enjoy your day and be sure to come back tomorrow as I'm sharing our Christmas home tour!
xoxo


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Friday Finds: Stocking Stuffers for Him & Her

Friday Finds this week is a gift guide for fun and inexpensive stocking stuffers! Everything is under $50, except for two things. Anddd everything can fit into a stocking really easily! 

Stockings have always been my favorite part of Christmas morning. My mom is a really great gift giver. Sometimes our "best" gift was inside our stockings. When I was younger I always got a pair of tickets to a ballet for a daddy-daughter date (aww!) Now I always find some fun beauty and hair care products in my stocking. 

Here are my ideas:


SHOP:
plaid check scarf (under $25) / charcoal mask & soap / winter jewels eye shadow palette (almost sold out!) / gray snowflake socks (on sale for $5) / red lip gloss and lip stick (discounted bundle) / Dylan's candy gummy candies / ball earrings / christmas tree bar of soap / beanie hat (under $20!) / necklace (major sale) / prayers for your husband magnolia story 

A few other ideas for the ladies: 




I LOVE filling my husband's stocking, I can't even imagine my joy behind filling future kids' stockings! Here are some guy stocking stuffer ideas:

Other great ideas are to fill them with experiences, like restaurant gift cards or fun things to do together! What do you stuff your stockings with?!
xoxo

Past Gift Guides:
Personalized Gifts
For the Hostess
For the Home
For Him
For Her


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Holiday Gift Wrap Inspiration

Last week I shared our gingham Christmas tree with you. Thanks for the sweet comments about it! We still love it. Today's all about gift wrap. My love language is gifts (no shame) and I get as much joy from giving as I do receiving! I LOVE making my gifts extra special by wrapping them really cute.

Here's our wrapping paper scheme:


Yep, straight from Hearth & Hand collection by Magnolia for Target. (Not sponsored, just loved it!) Since we have touches of red on the tree, I wanted to pull that into the wrapping paper as well. The house wrapping paper has my heart big time, guys. I wanted to wrap every single present in it, but I stopped myself ;) Instead, I used some coordinating papers like the red, the left over gold trees from last year and then some gift bags with the fun patterned tissue paper.






I couldn't help myself, so I found some more pretty inspiration for wrapping holiday gifts this year:

Christmas Tree free printable wrapping paper: love the trees, but also love the simple twine with greenery tied in! The jingle bells are such a sweet touch.


All metallic wrapping paper: this is so fun and festive. You know I love mixing metallics, so this is a favorite look for me.



Tie each gift with their initial: such a sweet personal touch! I also LOVE the striped ribbon.

Go colorful with neon string and add a jingle bell or ornament for extra personality!


I couldn't close this post without shouting out one of my very favorite local Michigan artists who makes GORGEOUS wrapping paper. Carleigh Courey Design has some of my favorite papers ever!! I wrapped a few of our gifts in her paper after these pictures were taken, sadly. But you have to check her out! Here are some faves:







Hope this inspires you a little and you enjoy wrapping as much as I do!
xoxo


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