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NYE Accessories...

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Happy {almost} New Years! I thought I would share a few ideas for New Years this year. I love that you can get so glammed up for New Years Eve. It gives me a good excuse since I don't have the excuse to go to school dances anymore.

Sunday Best on Christmas...

Snow Day...

Merry Christmas From The Anderson's...

My Home At Christmas...

Cozy In Home Photo Shoot...

This past weekend we had an in home photo shoot with Sarah McClure Photography, and it was amazing! She made it so much fun and I love the work that she did. I couldn't help myself and had to share a bunch.

Yes, we do have a "hot chocolate bar" on our kitchen counter, because hot chocolate is my absolute favorite this time of year. 

Any one else living in their home for 6 months and don't have all your furniture? Me too. Slowly, but surely. (haha)


Gift Ideas For Her...

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I am trying to get my Christmas shopping done before we are too far into December and it is not going so well. Luckily there are some awesome sales still going on and I have a couple more weeks before crunch time. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for that special lady in your life. Hope this gives you a couple ideas and helps out with your shopping list! Happy Holidays!



Black Friday Sales...

Happy Black Friday weekend! There are so many good sales going on I can't keep track of them all. This will be my view for the weekend while I do some online shopping. Since my nose isn't up to par quite yet, I will drinking loads of hot chocolate while I binge watch some Netflix and surf the sales. Here are some of my favorite Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. Have a great weekend!

ASOS // 30% Off everything with code: thankful30

H&M // Up to 30% Off

J Crew // 40% Off

Nordstrom // Take extra 25% Off selected sale items

Anthropologie // 30% Off

Kate Spade // 30% Off

Bauble Bar // 35% Off



So Thankful...

My Outfit: PANTS: ASOS / SWEATER: H&M (similar here) / SCARF: H&M / SHOES: ASOS (out of stock, similar here) / LIPS: Sin-a-mon by Maybelline

We took some family photos recently and I love how they turned out.
I am so very thankful for my family and how wonderful they are. I am blessed with such an amazing husband who would do anything for me. I had surgery this past week on my deviated septum and he has waited on me hand and foot when he isn't working. I couldn't ask for better.

I am so thankful I have loving parents and a wonderful sister who raised me the way I am. I am so thankful to come from such a wonderful home. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year and have such happy holidays!


Festive Tablescape & A Recipe...


On Sunday I had my family over for a simple dinner and created this simple table scape. It isn't anything fancy, but I thought it was festive and I fell in love with Targets brass silverware so of course it was a must.


I wanted to share my favorite salad recipe that we had with our meal Sunday night. I got the recipe from my mother-in-law and it has been a quick favorite of mine ever since. 

You will need: 
+ Spring Salad Mix
+ 1 can of olives
+ 1 can of mandarin oranges
+ 1 package of sliced almonds 
+ 1 bottle of poppy seed dressing (Brianne's is my personal favorite)

1. Mix Spring Salad mix and poppy seed dressing together in a bowl until lettuce is covered as desired.
2. Drain olives and mandarin oranges and mix in as much as desired.
3. Mix in sliced almonds.
4. Lastly put a couple olives, mandarin oranges, and sliced olives on top for garnish.
5. Serve

It is such a simple salad recipe and so delicious and fresh! Every time I take it to a family gathering people always ask for the recipe.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Wednesday Inspiration: Fall Neutrals...


Happy Wednesday! Half way to the weekend! Here are some of my favorite fall things. I hope you have a great rest of the week!



Fall Accessories With 7 Charming Sisters: Pt. 2...

Dress: Jane.com (sold out; similar here & here) / Jacket: Forever 21 / Necklace: 7 Charming Sisters / Hat: Forever 21 / Shoes: Mindy Mae's Market / Bag: Amazon

Welcome back to part 2 of accessories with 7 Charming Sisters! This dress and this denim jacket are probably two of the biggest staple pieces in my closet. They are so versatile and can we worn in any season. They are perfect paired together to transition into fall. The only thing that makes it even better is this statement necklace from 7 Charming Sisters. It's the best necklace to spice up any outfit.

I know I have raved about these knock off Jeffrey Campbell booties from Mindy Mae's Market, but they are so darn comfortable, and seriously so cute. $50 dollars well spent.

Wearing these boots have been the start to fall. I have already started burning my pumpkin candles and I can't wait for all things pumpkin. Typical white girl I know, but I can't help myself.

Don't forget to hop on over to 7 Charming Sisters to check out all their amazing pieces as well!


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Fall Accessories With 7 Charming Sisters: Pt. 1...

Dress: H&M (similar here, and here) / Shirt: H&M / Shoes: Valentino / Earrings: 7 Charming Sisters / Bag: Givenchy / Sunglasses: Forever 21 / Lips: Mars by Colourpop

Lately I have been obsessed with Gatsby looking jewelry and mixing prints. So when I saw these gorgeous earrings I knew they would be the perfect addition to any outfit, especially this one that I had envisioned. 7 Charming Sisters has such a variety of jewelry for every occasion I wish I owned it all! You can honestly find something for everything.

Plus right now they have a killer deal! September 11-September 18 45% off of all rings! Using the code: RINGME. So if you wanna put a ring on it you won't want to miss out on this sale.
Check it out HERE.

Stay tuned to see part 2 of my fall accessories with 7 Charming Sisters!


On another note, has anyone seen the tv show 'Scream Queens'? I have been binge watching it lately and it has definitely become my #1 show as of right now. It returns on Sept. 20 and I am pretty excited. Is there any tv shows you've been obsessed with lately? I always love me new recommendations.


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