December 1, 2017

My December Favorites

Jack Rogers Boots in Red 
I am loving these boots lately. They are little rain boots. I've always thought Hunter boots were cute, but since the trend is more of a bootie look right now I like these shorter rain boots. They come in a ton of cute colors (blush, black, navy, olive, confetti). I love the confetti pair, but don't know how often I would wear them. I've seen the price for these drop as low as $29.99 with free shipping, but I've also seen them as high as $50 so watch for a sale. Don't forget to use EBATES to save an extra 5-15% cash back.

Rifle Paper Co. 2018 Planner
I love everything from Rifle Paper. They have really adorable prints for all kinds of different things: prints, coasters, journals, Chatbooks, cards, recipe boxes, etc. If you've never heard of them you'll thank me later.

Arvowear Awristocrat Gold Case
$104 - with code
This is my favourite watch. I wear my Arvo every single day to work. If I don't have my watch on I feel lost, not just because I can't check the time, but because it is my favorite accessory. I've been an Arvo fan for 4 years now. I love that I can buy different watch bands (pretty inexpensive) and totally transform the look, or replace one after it becomes worn. Use this code for 20% off anything:  AMB-678a4e9d

Pixi Beauty Lower Lash Mascara
I heard about this lower lash mascara about a year ago and I thought it was just a frivolous thing to buy because I already use regular mascara. Finally last week I bought some from Target, I thought I'd just try it and see if it made a difference. Well....I'm obsessed now. I have always had a really hard time getting my lower lashes with a regular sized wand. I usually end up getting black all over my face or they are all clumped together, but with this they are PERFECT with little-to-no effort. You will thank me later.

Evelyn Henson London Vintage Map Print
Normally $29.99, with code: DECKTHEHALLS it is only $24

I love all of Evelyn's prints. There are a few prints that I really want right now: London, Paris, Washington D.C., Fredericksburg, etc. If you haven't ever checked these out, you should. This is a great gift for the travelers in your life!

London Red Midi Dress

I really love Rachel Parcell's designs but her prices are way out of my price range. This dress is almost an EXACT copy of her design but much more affordable. This is a gorgeous Christmas dress or just an everyday staple.

November 20, 2017

Cranberry White Chocolate Bliss Bars + Recipe

If you have ever had a Cranberry Bliss bar from Starbucks, you know how addicting and delicious they are. I decided to find a copycat recipe and make them at home. They turned out better than I imagined. They have orange zest in the batter + the frosting which really adds to the recipe.One of my favorite food blogs is Mel's Kitchen Cafe. Every recipe on her website I've made has been AMAZING. I always trust her recipes over some random blog on Pinterest (because we all know that so many of those don't work out). If you would like to make this delicious treat, here is a link to the recipe.

November 16, 2017 DEALS

If you have never visited, you are missing out! This has been a guilty pleasure of mine for a few years. They always have great deals on cute clothes, shoes, and random accessories. I have purchased several dresses, shoes, necklaces and some LEGO characters. They update the deals every 2 days, so there are always new flash deals coming out. The best part is because it is a "group deal" the prices are more reasonable. The only downside to is that they don't have FREE shipping. Paying for shipping is one of the biggest reasons I don't checkout sometimes ;). I couldn't pass up letting you know about a few of these deals though. I especially LOVE this first dress. I own this same dress in white but the sleeves are full length. I have received so many comments on it! I want to say I paid close to $58 for it though so this is really a good deal. Don't forget to use Ebates to earn additional cash back on your purchase. If you aren't familiar with Ebates, refer to My Favorite Online Shopping Secrets post. 

DEAL #1: $28.99 - Sierra Floral Lace | S-XXL (11/16 to 11/18) 
This dress comes in 4 fabulous colors: Black, Hunter Green, Orange & Red. This deal only lasts for 2 days or until they sell out so RUN! I have seen this dress for sale with other retailers for as much as $70, this is a steal! 

DEAL #2: 

$27.99 - Fall Side Slit Ankle Booties

These are so popular right now and I love it! They are so cute and affordable! These come in grey and black. 

DEAL #3: 

$17.99 - Pearl Trim Ruffle Sleeve Top
How adorable is this? I love pearls and when you combine it with ruffles, count me in! These are selling so fast, so go grab one. You won't regret it! These come in 3 different colors: black, plum and hunter green. I'm actually going to go grab one of these right now before they sell out :D

November 1, 2017

My November Favorites

Velvet Dress in Black
I saw this dress a few weeks ago and fell in love. I remember when I was younger my mom made all the girls wear black velvet dresses for Thanksgiving/Christmas. I have hated velvet-y things since then, but when I saw this dress I changed my mind. I'm a little tempted to buy this and wear it for Christmas dinner ;). The little dots in the design is my favorite part, and the little ruffle sleeve, it just kill me with cuteness.

Thankful Porcelain Gravy Boat in Gold

I saw this at Target the other day and decided that I NEEDED it. I probably won't be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house for 20+ years, but how adorable is this? Can you just imagine this full of gravy on Thanksgiving?

Ribbon Bow Tights
I was walking around Forever 21 the other day and saw a model wearing tights similar to these. I thought to myself, I need to find a pair of these that might last more than one use. So I found these from JCrew instead. I'm a sucker for anything bow related, and fun tights that are a neutral color so this was a total win-win. I would love to put these with a red or black dress. Talbots has some that are similar in case these are sold out, again.

EOS Holiday Collection
For years I have been buying my little sister the limited edition collections of EOS. Every Christmas (and Easter) they release a limited edition set with some fun new flavors and colors. I was walking around Ulta the other day and saw this new collection. It has a Peppermint Mocha flavor, Vanilla Bean and this new Ginger one in an adorable rose gold case. I love the cases these come in and how you can use them for other things after you run out.

Kate Spade Henderson Street Sawyer Purse
I don't actually own a Kate Spade purse, but I always oogle (is that a real word?) over them when I see them at the mall. I saw this one the other day while I was daydreaming on their website. This one is my favorite right now because it is perfect for fall/winter and it is really neutral which makes it versatile for all kinds of different outfits + the bow, duh. Sold, but not really because I don't want to spend that much money on something that carries my money.

Marble + Rose Gold Coaster Set
I was perusing target the other day and I stumbled upon these. I LOVE them. If I had a real reason for these I totally would have bought them, but I still really like them. I came home from target and my husband asked why I was gone so long if I only came home with one thing. Well.....Target is made for just wandering. Anyone else?

Gigi Hadid East Coast Glam Matte Lipstick
I'm going to be totally honest: I have no idea who 'Gigi Hadid' is. But, I don't really care to. I just loved the packaging of this and I've been really curious how this new Maybelline collection is. I am tempted to try one of the all in one kits for travelling. We'll see. I just love this gorgeous nude color and the fact that it is affordable and nude-ish, I'm in.

October 30, 2017


1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA

A few months ago Kevin's sister saw some cheap flights to Mesa. We were so excited because having visitors is fun for us. There happened to be cheap flights to California too, so they decided to go to Los Angeles instead. We ended up getting some flights too, that weren't as cheap, but we did get them with credit card points. We bought a package deal from GetawayToday that included breakfast, parking, Disneyland tickets and the hotel for an awesome deal. The last time I was at Disneyland I was 10 or 11, so I was really excited to see it again and go for the Halloween decorations. I've never been to any of the Disney parks during a holiday, and seeing all the decor for Halloween really makes me want to go for Christmas one year.

We were really worried the park would be complete MADNESS because it was so close to Halloween, but on Friday we hit the jackpot. We bought the MaxPass and it was the best $10 we've ever spent. We walked on every single ride we wanted aside from once or twice that we waited 15 minutes. It was the BEST! 

I had been following @DisneyHungry on Instagram for a few months leading up to this trip, so I had a few treats I really wanted to try. I was able to get the Mummy Macaron from Jolly Holiday bakery in Disneyland, and a Ghirardheli Salted Carmel sundae in California Adventure. I'm pretty sure 1/2 of this trip was just eating delicious food ;). The first day we had reservations for Cafe Orleans because I heard they had the best food. I ordered the Monte Cristo sandwich and some frites with parmesan, and it was sooo good. I highly recommend both, but definitely share it with someone because it is alot of food. 

Fastpast+ Tips: The first thing I would suggest is to have your credit card already saved in your account so that as soon as you enter the park (preferably at opening) you can check out with the Fastpast+ (you can't buy the Fastpast+ until after you have entered the park). Choose the earliest time for a ride that you really want to ride because you are able to get another Fastpass as soon as the one you have becomes available or 1 hour after. As soon as the window opens for your first pass, you are eligible to select another one again. The best perk of this is even if you leave the park for a few hours you are still able to select Fastpasses for later in the evening when you return! Let me know if you have any other tips. 








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