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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For the Beauty Lover

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  1. Dyson Blow Dryer
  2.  T3 Curling Iron
  3.  Barefoot Dreams Robe
  4. Tula Kit
  5. Pixi Beauty Lip Stain
  6. Silk Pillowcase
  7. Charlotte Tilbury Palatte
  8. Jade Roller
  9. Needles No More
  10. Brush Set
  11. Eye Shadow Set
  12. Acrylic Makeup Box
  13. Makeup Brush Cleaner

A few other items that are great gift ideas!

Family Fashion

What To Wear for Family Photos

It’s family photo season and while it can be quite the task to find outfits, wrangle your kids, and plan everything, isn’t the end result SO worth it? While I use this blog for memories to look back on, I hope I can share some inspiration with y’all! Our friend/photographer Deven takes our yearly photos. You can see last years (here) as well as some tips from her here.

My biggest tip is to look at your home decor. These photos will ultimately be in picture frames around the house or on a gallery wall right? Our house is very bright so we tend to stray towards colors that are light: pinks, blues, creams, whites, etc. If your home decor is more bright and spunky, bust out the hot pink sweaters and bright accessories.

My dress is on sale here for $21 and comes in 5 other styles! The rest of our outfits are below:

 

Lifestyle

6 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Feel Like A Spa

master bathroom photo

This post has been sponsored by Quilted Northern®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

master bathroom photo

Can you believe 2018 is almost over? Christmas is approaching and if you’re like me, your honey-do list is longer than any actual gifts. As this is our long-term house, there are SO MANY projects I want to complete.

One of the first items on my honey-do list is our bathroom. You know that feeling when you go to a spa or hotel and the bathroom is everything you wish for and more? That’s my goal for our master. While I work on finding the perfect hardware and light fixtures, I’ve partnered with Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® to share 6 easy tips for making your bathroom feel like a spa.

1.     Super Soft Toilet Paper

One item I won’t settle for in our bathroom is scratchy or thin toilet paper. Quilted Northern is just really nice toilet paper. Right now, we have Quilted Northern Ultra Plush. It’s 3x more absorbent and 3x thicker than the leading value brand. I purchase ours on Amazon; you can find it here.

quilted northern toilet paper

2.     Say Goodbye to Clutter

Clutter is by far the number one offender when thinking about a relaxing space. In your bathroom right now, you’ll probably find a plethora of skin care items, makeup, and other personal care items on your counter that haven’t been used in a while or that you’ll never use. My biggest tip is to get rid of those items. Check the expiration dates or donate to a friend or shelter.

3.     Feel the Senses

As we just talked about decluttering, I recommend having two items in your bathroom to help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated: candles and bath salts. Our candles are actually stored in our kitchen, which makes for less clutter in the bathroom, and it’s also a reminder for me to use them in different areas of our house.

4.     Quality Toiletries

Am I the only one that takes the shampoo and conditioner from hotels and spas as souvenirs?! Didn’t think so! Switch out the bulky bottles into travel size toiletries for your sink or bath. Something SO SMALL makes such a huge different when wanting a minimalist appearance.

5.     Get Cozy

Why is it that we immediately wrap ourselves in the provided robe and slippers? Again, I know I can’t be the only one that does this every dang time I visit a hotel or spa. You know why? It’s because they’re SO soft. If you don’t have a quality, thick robe, I recommend putting this on your Christmas list or giving one to a girl friend.

blush bathroom accents

6.     Amazing Towels

The last little tip is so important. Invest in quality towels. If your husband is like mine and uses the “good towels” on everything he shouldn’t, hide the towels from him and use them on yourself as the beauty queen you are!

master bathroom decor master bathroom decor

Bringing the spa experience to your home doesn’t have the break the bank. With a few simple steps, and with the help of Amazon and Quilted Northern, the spa experience is attainable. While my honey-do list may never get done, I’m hoping to complete this bathroom by the end of the year so stay tuned!

quilted northern toilet paper

Family Gift Guides Lifestyle

Gift Ideas for Toddler Girls

toddler christmas tree

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included toys as compensation.

I’ve partnered up with Kohl’s to share my Holiday Gift Guide for toddler girls! When making this gift guide, I knew I wanted to include items that Ava could use now at 15 months, but also items she can use at 17 and 18 months. I sifted through tons of toys and today I’m sharing my top picks!

toddler gift ideas

It is no secret that I love Kohl’s. From clothing to toys, they have it all and at affordable prices. My favorite part about Kohl’s is the ability to by online and pickup the item in store, most of the time, in a couple hours. Plus, who doesn’t love Kohl’s cash?!

Ok, now onto the good stuff, my picks! All you must do is find the number and click the link on the number below- SO easy!

toddler gift ideas

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Some of my favorite toy brands to purchase at Kohl’s are Melissa & Doug, Fisher Price, Disney Princess, Lego, and Hot Wheels.

baby piano

toddler kitchen gifts

I’ve already started wrapping Ava’s gifts and these first two are Melissa & Doug, which is our favorite brand! They have so many fun and educational toys. She LOVES anything musical, so I can’t wait to let her play with this pink piano.

toddler christmas gifts

The next item is this plush Fisher Price bear. It features 75+ songs, shapes, counting and parts of the body.

toddler puzzles

The last item I’ve purchased is this Disney Princess puzzle. Books and puzzles are two items we don’t limit for Ava as they are such brain boosters.

toddler gift ideas

Let me know if you have any questions and hope you find some great gifts and ideas! Happy shopping!

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