Happy Holidays

Well friends, I am ducking out early this year. I want to kick off the holiday season by spending as much time with my family and friends as possible.

I can't wait to drink big cups of hot chocolate by the fire, watch every Christmas movie on Hallmark and Lifetime, meet up with old friends coming home for the holidays, eat so much food that you just have to take a nap, make snow angels, and so much more.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons!

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The perfect Sunday? The biggest sweater I can find, a hot cup of chai, and a pretty book by my side.
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In all honesty, I have gotten hooked on Sophie Kinsella and want Can You Keep a Secret? and I've Got Your Number to become movies immediately please and thank you. But beyond my little rom-com books, I have still been dreaming of the perfect coffee table collection. These three beauties are on my radar.

What have you been reading lately?



This week, I loved Anna's great idea for a post and all of the inspiration I found from it! Several of us created different looks based off of a pair of leather pants. Here was mine and hop on over to A Newfound Treasure to see the rest.

Sloane was also kind enough to feature me as this week's 'It Girl'! You can find some wonderful gift guides and outfit posts on her blog, Sailing the Sea of Style.

Thanks ladies!


Cozy On Up

It's about that time again, at least in Wisconsin. We had our first snow flurries this week and now I'm wearing as many layers as possible. This was just the inspiration I needed to layer up while being cozy and chic.

Some of my essentials: a cowl neck sweater, a vest to maximize layering, and a neutral scarf.

Bring it on Mother Nature. 

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Gift Guide: For the Gadgets and Gizmos Lover

I find myself loving little gadgets and gizmos more and more and would happily accept any these, especially my personal favorites the phone dock, pop phone, and printed backup battery!


Gift Guide: For the Paper Product Lover

Finally, the start to some fun gift guides! As I've mentioned earlier, I pride myself on being an early holiday shopper. Last year I was done in the summer. I can't help that when I find something perfect for a family member, friend, or the boyfriend, I snatch it up. I listen year-round and have an ongoing list so I'm not stumped come November/December. Plus, I actually prefer giving gifts and seeing his or her reaction when you find something perfect for that special someone.

Everyone could always use a little more pretty for their ongoing lists, and who doesn't love sending and/or receiving a beautiful card?