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One Dress Styled Two Ways

I know I have talked about my love of Twice before, but I am going to talk about it some more because I just can’t get enough of it. I found this DVF dress on there and all of my wildest dreams came true just knowing that I could own a DVF dress! I love it!

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Winter Purse Essentials

I wrote this post as part of  a sponsorship with Ricola® for Socialstars. #swissherbs

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Winter is upon us. This means that cold season is also here. The winter has only just come and my family has already been totally hit by the sick bug! Two of us got the flu and all of us have suffered from cold symptoms. After all of this, I have come to learn all of the essentials I need to carry with me at all times. [Read more…]

Holiday Shopping On a Budget

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards. All opinions are 100% mine.

Holiday shopping can be a stressful activity. Not only is it difficult to come up with the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday list, it is hard to stay within a reasonable budget. There are so many great deals that happen, it is hard not to buy them all!

Something that I have started doing, is buying more than I actually give for Christmas and saving some of it for other holidays. When the deals are as good as they are this time of year, you might as well take advantage of the sales while they are happening!

If you are worried about spending more money, try using a Chase credit card that is eligible for Ultimate Rewards. It is a rewards program available to Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire, and Ink from Chase cardholders. With Chase Ultimate Rewards, you earn points on every purchase, which can be redeemed for travel, experiences, merchandise, gift cards, or even cash back!

The cash back and gift cards start at $20 for 2,000 points. You can even use Chase Ultimate Rewards for sporting events, movie premieres, etc! And did I mention they don’t have blackout dates or restrictions on the travel redemption? Best news ever! The new provides a really personalized experience so you can choose just the right reward for yourself.

So, when you are doing your holiday shopping, why not take advantage of the great deals happening right now and buy the gifts for the holidays happening all year? And when you use a credit card with a great rewards program to make those purchases, it’s almost like you are getting paid for being extra prepared.  During the holiday season, there are even extra incentives for Chase Ultimate Rewards cardholders, so it is the best time to really take advantage of using these cards! You could even use some of your rewards to get more gifts for your loved ones! It is a one-stop shop for all of your holiday shopping and savings!

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Holiday Sweater Wreath Tutorial

Sweaters are just the best! They are comfy, cozy, and cute. Can I use any more “c” words to describe sweaters? Maybe, but instead of boring you with that, I just want to share the latest and greatest sweater goodness that adorns my home now… my holiday sweater wreath! It is THEE BEST!

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Isn’t it great? It just doesn’t get any better than cable knit goodness wrapped around a wreath. Seriously. Since I try not to do anything too difficult in my life, this wreath can be whipped up in no time. I finished the entire thing in half of the time of a cheesy made for TV Christmas movie and you can too, just make sure you choose the right cheesy movie to watch.

Here is what you need for this sweater wreath… [Read more…]

Puffy Paint Snowman Kid Craft

Sometimes I question why I live in Idaho. That usually happens during the winter when I freeze 90% of the day. Now that my daughter is old enough to understand the fun that can come with snow, she wants to go outside all of the time! The problem is that I don’t always want to get all bundled up and freezing! Instead of feeling like a failure as a parent, I like to come up with fun activities that we can do in the house so we an stay nice and cozy. This puffy paint snowman kid craft has been a major lifesaver! She loves playing with the puffy paint and she feels like she is still building a snowman. Of course she named her girl snowman “Olaf” too. So, what do you say? Do you want to paint an Olaf? Do you want to build a snowman?

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It is a quick and easy craft that kids of many different ages can enjoy and the best part is that you don’t have to get all bundled up to build this snowman!

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Proactiv Plus Review

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As a blogger who tries out so many different beauty products, I have seen something happen to my skin over the years. It has taken a serious hit! I talk about a lot of products on my blog, but I only try out the ones I really like! Just think of all of those products out there that I have tried and haven’t liked that you have no idea about. Many of those products have really aggravated my skin and caused it to break out. I won’t completely blame the beauty products though. Did you know that your skin can completely change overtime? Not as in wrinkles, I am talking the actual pH levels in your skin. Your hormones can completely change and your skin will be affected by it. I saw this in a major way after my daughter was born.

Before having her, my skin was pretty flawless. I was one of the lucky ones who went throughout middle school and high school without really having to deal with acne. It was once I was pregnant that everything changed. I started getting painful acne that didn’t seem to be cured by anything I tried. I haven’t done many makeup tutorials lately because I was feeling so self conscious about my skin. When I was approached about trying the Proactiv Plus three-step system, I was thrilled to try something new! I knew that Proactiv had a good reputation and couldn’t wait to try their new Proactiv Plus products. The “plus” means that it is more advanced skin care!

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Dressing for the Weekend

Photo credit: Christine Marie Studios

Dressing for the weekend is something I really love doing. I love that the weekend brings totally different activities than during the weekdays. Sometimes I dress down and keep it very casual, but other times I really like to dress up and do something special for date nights on the weekends. There are just so many possibilities!

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Staycation Family Gift Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love the idea of giving an entire family an epic Christmas gift. This could be for a family related to you, a family who is friends with your family, or even for your own family. Family gifts are so fun!

I wanted to think of a fun family gift that I could give to my own little family that would be something totally different than the rest of the gifts I am giving. I decided to go with a vacation! Vacations make pretty expensive gifts, so instead of some big trip across the country I am giving a “staycation”!

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Sweater Bows

I love snuggling up in a good, warm sweater this time of year. There is just nothing quite like it! I have been really into sweaters lately in every aspect of life. I love prints that look like sweaters, ugly sweaters, and anything else that may resemble a sweater! I decided to bring more sweater goodness into my life by making my daughter some adorable sweater bows!

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These literally take about 5 minutes to make. To make your own, you need… [Read more…]

Geek Gift Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have a technology loving husband. He gets really excited about new gadgets and random facts about technology. I grew up with my dad being the exact same way. I can’t poke fun too much though, because I love technology too! I knew that I wanted to find the perfect gift for my husband, but everything technology related is so expensive. Thankfully, I finally came up with the perfect geek gift idea!

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