Nov 30, 2016

Holiday Gift Idea | Birchbox Subscription

I think what I like most about Birchbox, is that once a month I get five, fun beauty items in the mail, and not just junk mail and bills. I love seeing the hot pink box waiting for me in the mailbox, and I love being able to choose one product I know I want to try or let it be a complete surprise. For $10 a month, I get a fun treat in the mail that most often leads to a mini pamper session as soon as I get the box open. I know so many of my besties enjoy beauty boxes as well, so it makes it a great holiday gift option. Birchbox has made gift giving so easy! You can choose to gift a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription.

The first box can be filled with all of Birchbox's best sellers, and the remaining boxes are customized or a subscription gift card can be gifted, which allows the recipient to set their beauty profile from the start and receive a customized box each time.

Nov 28, 2016

Let's Talk Tattoo

I recently took the plunge and got my first tattoo. I've always wanted one, but have an extremely low pain tolerance and I just didn't think I'd be able to sit through it. Even though I never imagined I would get one, I have always known exactly what I would get and where I would put it if I ever did decide to go all in.

I'm a weird blend of Type A and creative personalities. I like the concept of going with the flow of life and not stressing about the waves that come, but my planner side of my brain likes to freak out when a small bump comes along. So, I always imagined I'd get a wave crest tattoo to remind me to ride the waves of life and believe that whatever is meant to be, will be.

Nov 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration


Happy almost Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving tends to be one of the hardest holidays to dress for, in my opinion. I always want to be comfortable (turkey coma), but put together (family pictures). I tend to lean toward pants with some stretch, and jewel tones are my absolute favorite for fall and winter. Whether your Thanksgiving will be snow covered or warm and sunny, choose some key pieces and build around them.

Nov 21, 2016

Book Club | The Woman in Cabin 10

Nothing goes quite as well with Fall, as a good book, a warm fire, and a cozy smelling candle; am I right? I just finished The Woman in Cabin 10 and oh my gosh, it was so good! I immediately passed it off to my grandma, who is now just as sucked in as I was when I read it. I'm not typically one for suspense or thriller novels, but after reading all the raving reviews, I couldn't resist.

The twist ending will definitely surprise you!

Summary from Amazon
Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

Now, I'm finishing Shauna Niequist's Present Over Perfect, and it's life-altering! What are you currently reading? Leave me recommendations in the comment section below!

Nov 4, 2016

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It was so nice to break out all the fall clothes for vacation last week. There's something so comfortable about soft, flannel shirts, sweaters, jeans and boots. Throw on a scarf—even if it doesn't match, and you still look cute and pulled together. I think that's what I like about fall styles so much. You don't have to try so hard.

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