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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday Thoughts


Leopard Loafers (true to size)

Things I did this week //
* As some of you know I was accepted into rewardStyle this week, which as a Blogger is very exciting! I got a few messages asking what rewardStyle is so I thought I would quickly share. rewardStyle or LIKEtoKNOW.it as most people refer to it as is a platform for Influencers to use to monetize their content- it's very streamlined and provides influencers with so many helpful tools. The best part for me is that I am now able to easily link all of my products through Instagram as well as my blog- this will hopefully make it easier for my readers to shop my looks! If you download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app from the app store & follow me you will be able to instantly shop all of my looks right in your liketkit feed! 

*My class went to an inflatable Planetarium which you're probably wondering "why are you telling us this??" Well, I'm telling you because it was traumatizing! I had to crawl into this large inflatable dome with 24 6-year-olds- no one was allowed to talk & it was pitch black and if the sides of the dome got bumped it would deflate on us. I was so paranoid that it would deflate and I would be trapped in there!! I'm way too claustrophobic to do anything like that again! On a better note, my students did get to see some constellations! 

Things I'm doing this weekend //

* This week was a short week at school so we only had 3 student days & had Insevice Thursday & then Friday off, so I'm heading to New York on Friday to do some shopping & a little girls trip with my mom! I have quite a list going of things I want to pick up for the fall season so hopefully, I will snag some things!

*Finishing up a DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece. I just can't seem to stop doing crafts! This one is turning out really cute so far- I can't wait to share!

*Having a movie night! I love Halloween movies so I've decided to devote one night to watching them! Do you have any Halloween movies you love?! I'd love to hear.

What are your plans for the weekend!?

XO,
Nicholle 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Latte


Raise your hand if you love girly fall drinks! (raises hand) It's no secret that I'm a sucker for seasonal hot drinks but I'll be honest I've never been the biggest fan of Starbucks- it's way too sweet for me and just never that satisfying. If I'm ever out and need a coffee I always stop at Dunkin or a store that has Green Mountain Coffee- If I do end up at Starbucks I'll just get a hot tea. I also hate spending money on useless things- drinking $7 dollars worth of sugar water seems like a waste so I decided to make my own Pumpkin Spice Latte! This turned out so delicious, I'll definitely be making it again! 

Recipe: Makes 2 Cups

Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Pumpkin puree 
1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice
2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract
2 cups Whole milk
1/2 a cup of coffee 

Instructions:

1. Heat the pumpkin & spices in a small saucepan over medium heat- stir constantly about 2-3 minutes
2. Warm the milk and vanilla gently
3. Blend the milk until frothy
4. Pour half the coffee in mug topped with the frothed milk & pumpkin mixture
5. Top with whipped cream & a sprinkle of cinnamon - I also put in a little pumpkin spice cookie stick! You can find these at any store in the cookie aisle. 

* You can add sugar to this drink but I find its sweet enough without it!

Do you have any fall drinks you love? I'd love to know!

XO,
Nicholle 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Apple Picking & Fall Foliage

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday Thoughts



My wish list at Nordstrom seems to be growing everyday! There's so many cute things but do I really need any of it? Probably not! I will say I think i'm going to order this scarf! It's under $50 & looks soo cozy! This bag is super similar to two I own so I don't really need it unfortunately- but if you don't have a bag in this wine shade you should get this one! Rebecca Minkoff handbags are such great quality for the price.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Current Makeup Routine


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Vermont Corn Maze



           
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday Thoughts


Happy Thursday!

I can't believe it's already October! This is my favorite time of year so I'm trying to squeeze in as many things as possible! I'm so thankful the weather has decided to chill out- I do not do well in 90-degree temps! I'm all for the mid-60s with some sun. Life has been a little crazy lately with the start of the school year & getting back into the groove of things- I'm always so happy when Thursday comes around! 

Things I did this week //

* Took a trip up to Stowe & visited the Cider Mill which I share in THIS post.

* Did some fun DIY projects that involved spray paint! I always forget how great spray paint is- it takes only a few mins to apply and changes the whole vibe of an item instantly! 

* Bought some work pants- Weird right? For some reason, I was seriously lacking in the bottoms department so I grabbed some new pants this week! I picked up some super cute cords in 2 colors & some black jegging type bottoms to go with sweaters! What types of bottoms do you like to wear to work? 

* Laughed at Kyle as he installed our new dishwasher- Our old one stopped working so we ventured to Lowes & picked up a new one- we could have added on installation when we purchased it but Kyle insisted he was man enough to complete the task HA! He did successfully install it though! 

Things I'm doing this weekend // 

* Game night! I feel like people always forget that you can have just as much fun at home as you can have going out! Put a funny movie on- grab monopoly & pop some popcorn! 

* One of my friends is getting married on Saturday afternoon so I will be attending her wedding! I'm still a little stumped on what to wear as it's outdoors and will be a little chilly! Any suggestions? 

* Going to a Corn Maze! I'm completing most of the items on my fall bucket list! Corn Mazes are so fun especially if you pack a thermos of hot chocolate (and some snacks) for when you get lost in there for an hour! 

Do you have any fun weekend plans? Let me know!
-Nicholle 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cold Hollow Cider Mill


Shawl Vest // Perforated Bootie (similar) // Grey Shirt // Hat (Target) 

Hi All!
I wanted to share some snaps Kyle took while we were at the Cider Mill the other day! Cold Hollow Cider Mill is located in the scenic Waterbury Vermont which is just a short drive from Stowe. While at the Cider Mill you can enjoy fresh cider donuts (made right in front of you) - fresh hot or cold cider, maple coffee and much more! Inside the Cider Mill you are able to watch the apples be pressed into cider in a viewing area- they also provide explanations as to how the cider is made and packaged! Inside the mill store are many Vermont made products- from jams to dip and soup mixes! Outside the Cider Mill there are picnic tables, swinging chairs, a gazebo, and across the parking lot a restaurant! If you're visiting Vermont or the area I suggest you add this to your to do list it's the perfect fall activity! 

The day we went up to the mill was quite chilly so I chose to wear this wool hat I snagged at Target- these type of hats actually keep you surprisingly warm! I paired the hat with simple denim & a long sleeve tee with the coziest shawl vest I picked up at a boutique in Boston, but luckily it's also available online & comes in so many colors! 

Do you have any places like this where you live!?

XO,
Nicholle 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Vermont Fall Weekend


Happy Sunday! 
This weekend Kyle was able to take some time off so we got to do some fun fall things! The foliage hasn't really started to come in yet in Vermont so instead of doing our normal fall drive we decided to head up to Stowe to grab lunch & head to Cold Hollow Cidermill and get fresh cider donuts & hot cider! It was the perfect activity for a cold fall day! If you're ever in Vermont you have to try Piecasso up in Stowe- it's so delicious and you can get full pizzas or just order slices to go! Cold Hollow Cider mill offers so much to do from shopping local VT products to watching their cider be made! I stood outside the cider press just watching in amazement today! It's so cool that the cider is made right in front of you and then bottled! You can also watch the cider donuts be made so when you order them they're fresh and hot! So yummy! I'm thinking tomorrow or next weekend we will go pumpkin picking! 
Do you have any fun things you do in the fall!? Let me know!

XO,
Nicholle 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday Thoughts & New at Sephora



I'm loving all the new products at Sephora! I've mentioned before that I think Tarte Blushes are some of the best & this new palette is such a great deal! It's perfect if you travel often and gives you so many color options. I've never tried any Bobbi Brown products but this new eyeshadow palette really drew me in, the colors are the perfect mix of neutrals and darker colors. & Finally how pretty is this Urban Decay liner & lipstick combo! I love the warm tone of it- perfect for fall. 

Things I did this week //

* Bought some cute new sweaters! I can't wait to share them on the blog- I'm ready for cozy cool days but Vermont has been in the high 80's!

* If you read the blog earlier this week you would have seen my Hobby Lobby & Target Haul where I shared what I purchased on my adventure across the lake! Unfortunately, Vermont doesn't have a Hobby Lobby or Target so we have to make a trip on a ferry to get to the closet one! It takes less than an hour though!

*Spent my nights watching the new season of Fuller House on Netflix :) Not sure how I convinced Kyle but he actually watches this show with me! & likes it! #win

Things I'm doing this weekend // 


* Dinner with my friend Annaliese from Southern Belle in Training  ! We've both been so busy with life & work I'm glad we're finally able to get together & catch up!

* Doing some very basic fall things- like heading to the apple orchard & pumpkin patch! Vermont is the perfect place to go all out in fall! It's almost peak foliage season so in the next few weeks Kyle & I will head to Stowe to drive through scenic Vermont! It's so beautiful!

*Prepping food for lunch & grocery shopping! I got a lot of questions about how I keep my cost of groceries so low & what I eat for lunch so I'm thinking I'll put together a post!

What are your weekend plans!? Let me know!

XO,
Nicholle 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fall Lip Colors

From top to bottom- NYX Whipped Caviar, NYX Nude Pink, Maybelline Nude Thrill, Kylie Candy K, Stilla Perla, Stilla Serenata 

Shade Names // 
Kylie Cosmetics- 'Candy K'
Stilla Cosmetics- Perla (lighter shade) & 'Serenata' 
NYX Cosmetics- 'SPL858- Nude Pink' (lighter shade) & SMLL25- Whipped Caviar
Maybelline- 'Nude Thrill'
Ulta- 'Blush' 

Hi All! 
 Does anyone else get super excited for makeup once the weather starts to cool down?! I kind of boycott most makeup during the Summer months because who wants to have on makeup when it's 90 and you're sweating!? Not me! 
I thought I would share some snaps of my go-to fall lip colors today. These are all perfect for everyday wear as none of them are too out there. My top two fave shades are Kylie Candy K & Stilla Perla. I can't get enough of them! The Maybelline lip color is soo similar to the Kylie one- so if you want to save some money that's a great option! I just recently started getting into lip liners and I'm loving these two NYX shades- they're close enough to my natural lip color that they don't look crazy! Even if I mess up a little!

What are your fave fall lip colors!? Let me know!

XO,
Nicholle 
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hobby Lobby & Target Haul




 Happy Fall Y'all! 

I wanted to share some snaps of the items I picked up while shopping this weekend! Yesterday Kyle & I took a trip across the lake to New York to do some shopping at stores that we don't have in Vermont. While I love my home state I do wish we had some popular chain stores like Target, Ulta, Hobby Lobby & Nordstrom Rack. Luckily for me, Plattsburgh which is just a short ferry ride across the lake has some of these stores. While in NY we went to Target, DSW, and Hobby Lobby. They actually just opened this Hobby Lobby location this month so I was excited to visit, I found so many cute things pictured above & all their fall decor was 40% off! That's one thing I love about that store, there's always a sale! I also picked up some decor items at Target like the green glass pumpkin, the star mini pumpkins, & the fall sign- they had pretty limited fall decor left so those were the only things I grabbed & let's be honest I really don't need more decor! While at Target I grabbed a few clothing & makeup items which I'll share later this week! 

Hope you're having a great weekend!
XO,
Nicholle 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday Thoughts


Yellow Sweater // Powder Pink Sweater // Red Sweater // Tan Sweater

Hi All & Happy Thursday!

I quickly wanted to share a few sweaters I've been eyeing all available at H&M. I lovee this store and think that you get great quality for the price. I've purchased a ton of sweaters from them in the past and they always hold up well! I have a weird infatuation with yellow lately so they yellow knit is at the top of my list.

Things I did this week //




*Made a crazy amount of applesauce!- If you follow me over on Instagram I was taking videos and pictures of the process of making it! I picked all the apples from my parent's yard- peeled them- cooked them down & made the sauce! It ended up yielding about 26 cups of applesauce! I jarred it up & it's now in my freezer whenever I want it!

*Brought clothes into my local consignment shop! I always go through my closet at the start & end of every season so I had a bag of clothes to drop off- I ended up getting $100 dollars for things that had just been sitting in my closet! Score! I highly suggest weeding through your clothes & only keeping the things you are 100% sure you will wear! It makes more room for new clothes!

Things I'm doing this weekend // 

*Making breakfast! - I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to make but I need an excuse to use my Pumpkin Butter from Trader Joe's. If you've never tried it you have to! It's the perfect amount of savory and sweet & is delicious on toast!

*Picking up fall flowers!- I love decorating inside and out for fall so I need to pick up some Mums for my entryway! One of Kyle's coworkers owns a little barn that sells Mums & Pumpkins so we're going to head there!

Do you have any fun weekend plans? Let me know!

XO,
Nicholle