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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Blush Pink Puffer Vest




I feel like Blush Pink is the "it" color this year! I couldn't resist this blush pink vest for the price! It's super cozy and lined with fleece so it's perfect for the cold Vermont Weather. I'm also loving henley shirts lately- I have this one in a few colors & I love how it fits. It's perfect for throwing on to run errands or lounge around the house. I'll be honest that I love to wear my Uggs all the time- the classic short is my favorite style, it really is like wearing slippers all day! This outfit would be perfect for any casual outings you have planned- or some last minute Christmas shopping! I need to go wrap some more gifts now- I'll be posting a fun holiday centerpiece DIY later this week so look out for that! 

XO,
Nicholle 








Monday, December 11, 2017

Sherpa Vest



Happy Monday!
There's only a couple of weeks left before Christmas! Can you believe it?! Today I wanted to share this comfy outfit I wore out Christmas Shopping the other day. This flannel comes in a few other colors & is currently on sale. I love wearing flannels during the winter months because they're festive & comfy. I like to pair them with a vest or cute accessories so it doesn't look "frumpy". This sherpa vest is the perfect one to pair with a flannel! I think there's a fine line when wearing flannels of what looks put together and what looks like you just awoke from a nap! To finish off this outfit I wore one of my favorite pair of boots - these have a good tread on the bottom and are perfect for walking around in as they're comfortable & flat. 

Hope you've enjoyed!
XO,
Nicholle 


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

DIY Christmas Wreath





Hi All! 
 Since you all enjoyed my DIY Fall Wreath so much I thought it would be fun to make a DIY Christmas Wreath. The base of this is actually a fake wreath from Walmart that cost $2.47. With the added materials it ended up costing me around $10 dollars- way better than spending upwards of $50 dollars for a pre-made wreath! And you can add all your own personal touches.

Materials // 
-Fake Wreath
-Snow Spray / Flocking Spray
- Pinecones
-Decorative Picks
- Thin Wire

How To // 
-First, spray your wreath with the snow spray- I did this in my dining room on the floor with a bit of newspaper down- I then let the wreath dry for a full 24 hours- If you touch it too soon the white snow will wipe right off

- Next, pick the theme- I wanted a pretty simple wreath with pinecones as the major focal points.

- Set out your decorations on the wreath- This is the most important part- really plan out how you want it to look- I rearranged the items a few times prior to committing. 

- Finally, secure your decorations with a thin wire- this part is a little time consuming as you have to be pretty methodical on how you attach the items- I ended up wrapping the wire around the pine cones first. 

All done! This project is so simple that it would be silly for you to spend over $15 on any wreath! Make your own- I promise its fun! 

XO,
Nicholle 
Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Party Ideas


Happy December everyone! 

With the official countdown to Christmas now underway I thought it would be fun to share 10 themed Holiday party ideas! These would be great for groups of friends or families for something a little different than the traditional Christmas party. 

1 // Christmas Movie Party
Invite your friends over & have them bring their favorite holiday movie- write down all the titles and pull one out of a hat, that will be the movie you watch! Supply festive holiday treats like hot cocoa & cookies! 

2 // Cookie Decorating Party 
Make a batch of plain sugar cookies or buy some pre-made- put out bowls of frosting- sprinkles and other cookie toppings for everyone to decorate with! 

3 // Wine Tasting Party
Have everyone bring their favorite bottle of wine and do you your own wine tasting party! Have cheeses and different snacks set out for everyone! Make a little score slip for people to rate the wines. 

4 // Chip Dip Party
Ask everyone to make their favorite dip- Set out bowls of different breads, crackers, and chips to pair with. This is a very yummy party. 

5 // Christmas Karaoke Party 
This one was actually Kyle's idea! Have a karaoke party with all Christmas songs- everyone knows the lyrics to these! 

6 // Christmas Pizza Party 
We did this last year & it was so fun. Have everyone shape their pizza dough like Christmas trees, ornaments or snowmen & decorate them with the toppings accordingly. 

7 // Ugly Sweater Party
This one is super popular- I like the idea of making people have DIY ugly sweaters- It's way more fun that way! Allow people to vote for who has the ugliest sweater. 

8 // Gingerbread House Competition 
We also did this last year and loved it. Buy a bunch of the pre-made gingerbread houses & set out all sorts of different frostings and candies- put a time limit on how long everyone has to complete their house. Have everyone cast their votes for the best one at the end! 

9 // Charity Holiday Shopping
Pick a family to sponsor with your friends & spend the day shopping for & wrapping gifts up for the family. This is a great way to give back this season! You could also all grab a tag off one of the gift trees and shop together for those gifts. 

10 //  Holiday Paint & Sip
Grab some canvases & paint on sale at your local craft store & have people bring some wine & brushes! You can have your own DIY paint and sip right at your house! Pick a fun holiday-themed picture to paint such as a Christmas tree. 


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You’ll receive one entry per completion.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Grandparents Holiday Gift Guide

As I was chatting with my Mom the other day about Christmas shopping she suggested I make a gift guide for Grandparents & I thought wow what a great idea! Grandparents are so important but honestly a little tricky to shop for, so below I've listed some of my favorite gifts to give & things my grandparents have asked for in the past. Some other ideas not linked below would be a pedicure gift card- my grandpa actually loved getting them! A gift card to their favorite restaurant or even better take them out for breakfast or lunch- they really just want to spend time with you!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Teddy Bear Jacket

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It's officially winter here in Vermont as we've had our first snow fall & below 30 temps! This teddy bear coat is the perfect item to keep you cozy and warm all winter. What I love about this piece is that you can easily layer sweaters under it as it's not a tight fit- it's meant to be oversized. I also love that you can throw this coat on & instantly look so glam even paired with just dark denim. I've worn this jacket to grab a coffee & out to dinner & everyone loves it! Although I will tell you that Kyle says I look like a lost polar bear #men . I'm linking a few different options in different price points below. I would either size down in these coats or stick to your normal size as all of them generally run large. For reference I'm wearing a small in this coat & it's quite roomy. 




Hope you've enjoyed!
XO,
Nicholle 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales 2017

Hi all- I'm updating this post to include all of the Cyber Monday Sales as well! 
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One of the biggest shopping days of the year is almost here! Happy Black Friday! I thought it would be helpful to compile some of my favorite sales & discount codes to make shopping a little easier for you. I use Black Friday to get a lot of my Christmas Shopping done- I'm not one to wait until the last minute as I find it can get quite pricey that way. I always have a list of things I need to purchase and then I find the retailers that are offering the best discount on those items. Below is a list of the sales that have started- As more sales are posted I will update the list below!

*If you click directly on the retailer's I mention it will take you to their site so you can shop!
Forever 21
21% off everything // Code: CYBER21 & Free shipping on all orders

Target
15% off your entire online purchase s

BH Cosmetics
Up to 60% off

H&M
30% off purchase over $50 & free shipping // Code:5038
25% off purchase over $25 & free shipping // Code: 3535
25% off all sale // Code: 9225

Loft
50% off everything & free shipping // Code: CLICK

Rebecca Minkoff
25% off $100 with code: BLACK25 // 30% off $250 with code BLACK30




Baublebar
35% off everything // Code: CYBER35

DSW
25% off everything // Code: HOLIDAY2017
 American Eagle
40% off everything & free shipping


T3 Hair Tools
25% off // Code: FRIDAY17

Francesca's
30% off entire store!




LLbean
20% off clothing & outerwear & Free Shipping // Code: THANKS20
25% off Wicked Good Slippers // Code: CYBER25


50% off entire purchase including clearance!

40% off everything + an extra 10% off & free shipping // Code: SHOPFAST


50% off everything code: CYBER // Extra 10% off with code: TREAT

Everything 50% off & free shipping


$50 off $150 & $15 off $75