Can you believe it is December already?! It is that time of year when I start to gather up my saved gift giving ideas from throughout the year. I am hoping this gift guide will makes things a little easier on your holiday shopping experience this year. I am hoping to post a gift guide for him too, but let me know in the comments if you would like to see any other type of gifts in the next week or so!
1. BAN. DO 'But Coffee First' Thermal Travel Mug
2. Thirstystone Gold Edge Round Marble Coasters (set of 4)
3. BAN. DO 'Classic' Hardcover 17-Month Agenda
4. Archipelago Botanicals Signature Soy Wax Candle
5. BP Plaid Sqaure Scarf
6. UGG ® Australia Chenille Crew Socks
7. MantraBand She Believed She Could Cuff
8. BP Knit Beanie with Faux Fur
9. Echo Touch Stretch Fleece Tech Gloves
10. Sueded Sherpa-lined Moccasin Slippers
11. Teasure & Bond Marled Over The Knee Socks
12. BP Stone Stud Earrings
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Gingham is one of those prints that never seems to go out of style. While I think the print is super cute and flexible, I do think it can be a tad overwhelming. If I’m wearing gingham, I like to break it up, like I did here. I think the vest just gives a little something to the look.
Gingham is also really cute when it’s a dress. I think with a gingham dress, wearing a similar vest or adding a big scarf or something would work. Since gingham is also a bit preppy (at least to me), I like the vest to give it more edge. Rolling up the sleeves also breaks things up.
I chose to pair the vest and gingham top with casual jeans and booties. This is a typical outfit for me in the fall while shopping, watching football, or happy hour with friends. It’s comfy and season-appropriate all while being cute!
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This workout looks a lot worse on paper than it actually is - promise! Josh and I did this circuit together, and we both felt it afterward!
Hint - Try to complete as fast as you can to push yourself :)
Just about everywhere you look people are discussing recipes for the leftover turkey and sides you have from Thanksgiving. This blog post is no exception :)
This is the first year we had leftovers because it is the first year that we cooked a Thanksgiving meal in our home. To be honest I was looking for an easy way to just create a hodge podge of the leftovers, so what better option than soup?!
Super easy - just combine your ingredients in the crockpot and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
- chicken broth (number of cups depends on how much leftover meat and veggies you are adding – and also how brothy or thick you like your soup)
- leftover turkey meat
- 3 long carrots, sliced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 small russet potatoes or mashed potatoes
- I also included my leftover green beans
- sea salt and pepper to taste
I hope you enjoy your leftover Thanksgiving foods!
I didn't realize quote how special it was to visit Magnolia Market until people started getting more excited about it than me.. some even went so far as to tell me it is on their bucket list to visit the Silos!
If you aren't familiar with what I am talking about.. Magnolia Market is in Waco, TX and it was created by Chip and Joanna Gaines. The couple has a show on HGTV called FixerUpper. I highly recommend it!
Once I was there, I took lots and lots of photos. Everything was branded so well down to the smallest details. It really is such an inspiring place.
Walking inside the gates of Magnolia
Of course we had to do some shopping! You can see the items I snagged on my Instagram:
The famous silos at Magnolia Market
The outside of the Bakery at the Silos
All of the delish goodies inside the bakery at the Silos
obsessed with the flower boxes
waiting to pick up our bakery items
I am not into desserts that much, but this cupcake was everything
The lush gardens at Magnolia.. inspired me to work on my green thumb!
posing in the gardens :)
Of course I couldn't end the post without giving you some outfit deets...
Dress: Old Navy (perfect color for fall!)
Booties: New York and Company
Handbag: Michael Kors
Visiting The Silos truly was such a fun experience!
Have you ever visited or do you watch the show?
Getting a workout in less than 10 minutes might seem doubtful to some. However, if you are pushing yourself during this kettle bell routine, you will be a believer.
Workouts like like are meant to get your heart rate up and keep it elevated. This also means burning calories during and for hours after your workout.
The bonus of doing a kettle workout is that you are targeting several muscle groups at once!
Source: Men's Journal
So many of us are crunched for time on a daily basis, and I totally get that. BUT I honestly think there is always a way to sneak in some extra movement throughout your busy days. A perfect example of doing just that is this fantastic 7 minute HIIT workout. Just 7 minutes! Anyone can set the alarm 7 minutes earlier to get your heart rate up and get moving!
Source: Republic Fitness
I honestly cannot figure out why I haven't jumped on the kimono wagon earlier. I bought my first kimono (floral, duh), and fell in love immediately.
I decided to wear it over a tank top swing dress. It was a perfect way to add a light layer, along with a pop of color and pattern.
Kimono - Target, Swing Dress - Old Navy, Booties - Qupid Shoes, Purse - Michael Kors
This is definitely a look I will rocking throughout fall!