December 31, 2020

Top 5 Posts of 2020 + Happy New Year





Happy Thursday - and last day of 2020! 

It's hard to believe this year is almost over.

Happy New Year!  I hope that 2021 is the best year!

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS

This cashmere v-neck sweater for 50% off.

This packable puffer jacket is 75% off.

These cute slouchy boots are only $39!

This classic white wrap coat is $59.

These sneakers look like the Golden Goose ones but cost under $50.

These popular lace up booties for 40% off.

This cozy hoodie is $20.

This favorite fair isle sweater for 60% off.


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December 28, 2020

After Christmas Sales + Deals

mirror selfie winter sweater try on

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LEFT: Sweater (Only $20) // Jeans // Boots 
RIGHT: Sweater ($18) // Jeans // Boots (Only $67)

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  


MONDAY MOTIVATION
As we move towards a new year, many of us think about a "fresh start".  We all have things in our past that we would like to forget or regrets of things we wish we had done or not done.  This quote reminded me that we need to "move forward" - we cannot move forward unless we stop looking back.

"Effective men and women are forward thinkers. The nineteenth-century preacher F. B. Meyer wrote, “It is a mistake to be always turning back to recover the past. The law for Christian living is not backward, but forward; not for experiences that lie behind, but for doing the will of God, which is always ahead and beckoning us to follow.”"
- Taken from the book Forward

MY AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES + DEALS

These sneakers on sale for 30% off.

This classic v-neck tee for $5.

This plaid shirt for under $20.

I just bought this "detox" face mask for 20% off.

These black leggings for $17.

This fun sweater for 50% off.

I bought this sweater for my husband for 40% off.

These over the knee boots that I own for $67.

A favorite necklace of mine for 30% off.

This cute pom pom hat for only $10.

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December 23, 2020

Five Hallmark Christmas Movies Recommendations



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Happy Wednesday!

One more day until Christmas!  I am finishing up work today - and then I will be off until January.  I am looking forward to the break!

I am rounding up some great sales and movie recommendations.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This plaid shacket in great colors.


This bracelet for 50% off.

I love this new faux leather puffer jacket - and it's only $55.

These cute winter boots for 45% off.

This cardigan for $25.

This top sweater pick for 50% off.


FIVE HALLMARK MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS
So, I love Christmas movies. From all the movies, these are my top picks. I know that many of them are pretty predictable (and cheesy) - so I usually only end up watching a few.

 #1: 12th Date of Christmas

Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt.

#2: About Christmas She Wrote

When writer Kayleigh has her column cancelled before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with family. Sparks fly when she gets an unexpected visit from the man who cancelled her column.

#3: About a Glenbrooke Christmas

Longing to be accepted for herself and not just her wealth, an heiress heads to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she discovers the joys of a simple Christmas, community, and maybe even love.

#4: About Christmas Comes Twice

Cheryl heads home for the holidays. While there, she somehow goes back in time to five years earlier.  The time she spends "back in time" helps her find a new appreciation for what she’s doing in life and starts to see a guy she knew in high school in a new light. 

#5: Cross Country Christmas

Former classmates Lina and Max are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation. 

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December 21, 2020

Warmest Winter Puffer Jacket Outfit + Last Minute Deals

SAM freestyle red puffer jacket, ski, black jeans, winter hiking boots


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Jacket // Sweater (60% off) // Jeans // Boots  // Hat

Happy Monday!  This week is Christmas!

This red puffer jacket is one of my favorites - and also is the warmest puffer jacket I have owned.  I have had North Face and Patagonia - and this one is the best.  I love the pop of red - and how it looks styled with an off-white sweater (on sale for only $23), black jeans and black hiking boots .


MONDAY INSPIRATION
This was my devotional this morning - which I thought I would share.  I know many have had a difficult year - and it has definitely been a different type of year.  Through it all - may we all be filled with hope.  

"So this Christmas, invite Jesus to shine His light into the profound recesses of your heart. And thank God for the great, liberating gift of His radiance, which mends your deepest wounds and helps you experience His glorious freedom."



MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This cute "bobble" beanie.


I love this best selling jacket.

This cozy sweater (with a matching skirt).

This staple v-neck sweater for 60% off.

This trending faux leather shirt jacket with a flattering waist.

This perfect lightweight puffer jacket for 60% off.

This fun sweatshirt for 45% off.

I love this sweater.

This plaid coat is 60% off.

I shared more deals HERE.

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December 18, 2020

Cozy Winter Sweaters + Top 5 Items

Cozy fairisle winter sweaters, hiking boots, jeans


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Happy Friday!

 Hope you have had a great week!  In case you missed it, yesterday I shared my five favorite daily beauty products.  You can read the post HERE.

My encouragement for today:

I bought a new book that I am starting to read. It is all about "discovering what your purpose is" and "dreaming and visioning" what the future holds.  Here is an excerpt from the book.

"This book is about the rest of your life. It’s about tomorrow. Your tomorrow—and the day after that... to encourage you to push forward, whatever your age or circumstances. Get on with your life and chase your unfolding future—and do it with focus, faith, and fervor... So don’t dread tomorrow. Leverage it for the Lord and for others."


TOP FIVE ITEMS
This $12 cozy sweater

This festive plaid vest that is no longer available. This similar option for $29.

My favorite hair spray.

This perfect sweatshirt - for lounging and WFH.


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This classic belted camel coat is 50% off.

I bought this v-neck sweater for 60% off - a great deal!


This cute sweater for only $10.

These popular shearling suede lace up boots for 50% off.


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December 17, 2020

My Five Favorite Daily Beauty Products




Happy Thursday!  

It is almost Friday - and only a week away from Christmas.

This year has felt a little different since we have not been going out to eat in restaurants decorated for Christmas - and we will not be getting together for our usual Christmas gatherings - or traveling to Chicago like we some times do.  However, I am reminded of the "hope of the season" - and that next year things will be different.  I am enjoying this extra quiet time - and looking forward to the future.

My Outfit Details: Fair Isle Beanie // Sweater (Only $10)

Today, I thought I would share my five favorite beauty products that I use daily.  My make-up routine is pretty simple.  I do not use foundation or powders or do any contouring.  I keep to the basics - mascara and lipstick with some concealer and moisturizer.

MY FIVE DAILY BEAUTY PRODUCTS
This is my favorite under-eye concealer for only $6.

My daily moisturizer that is lightweight, not greasy, with SPF protection - and only $8.

I use this lash primer and volume mascara - comes as a set for $13.

I use this mascara to add a little length. 

This is my favorite lipstick.  And, I layer this over for a little sheen, and it's great for chapped lips!


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This jacket for 40% off.

This necklace (from my favorite brand) for 30% off.

This cozy sweater for $15 (with matching joggers for $17).


This sweater dress for 60% off.

This sweater for 50% off.

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December 11, 2020

Gift Ideas Under $25 + Christmas Outfit Ideas

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Plaid Vest Christmas outfit


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 1. Turtleneck Sweater // 2. Earrings // 3. Booties
 4. Plaid Vest // 5. Wallet Bag // 6. Skinny Jeans

It's Friday!  

Just a little Christmas style inspiration... 

And, if you are looking for some gift ideas - I shared some fun/funny gift ideas HERE.

MOST POPULAR ITEMS
This apr├Ęs ski sweater for only $12 - that I bought.

This funny gift.

This cozy sweater.

This sweater dress for 70% off.

My favorite hairspray.

RED & GREEN FINDS

GIFT IDEAS UNDER $25
This perfect initial necklace.

This cute pom beanie for only $10.

This cozy sweater for $17.

This sweatshirt that is on sale for $24.

This bracelet set for only $17.

This classic sweater for $22.

These leopard sneakers are $22.

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December 9, 2020

5 Funny Gift Ideas + My Amazon Purchases



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Hat // Sweater (40% off) // Boots (On Sale - $64) // Jeans

Happy Wednesday!  Christmas is only two weeks away!

I bought those cognac combat boots during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales for $64. They also come in white and black.  They shipped super quick - which doesn't always happen lately.  The boots are comfortable; however,  I would recommend sizing up a 1/2 size.  I typically wear a size 7M in boots, and I had to get a 7.5M.  


FIVE FUNNY (AND FUN) GIFT IDEAS
These note pads are funny. I think we have all had some of those days.

This mini corn hole game.

For the person that "loves" waffles.


I bought this gift for a white elephant party once - and I've seen a few that look like this.

FIVE AMAZON PURCHASES
I buy these dried cherries.  They are great on salads and as a snack.  

This is my favorite hair spray.  It smells amazing - and is the perfect amount of hold.

With online ordering, comes returns - and this is my go-to packaging tape.

I use these every week when cleaning.  I can't clean without them.

If you have rugs that slip off their pad underneath - try this - it works great!

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This cozy sweatshirt.

This popular sweater for $17.

This comfy tee shirt dress for 40% off.

I think this is the cutest sweater for only $12.

This pretty bracelet that is on sale - great stocking stuffer.


WINTER STYLE FINDS

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December 7, 2020

Cozy Winter Sweaters + Power of Positive Thinking

LOFT striped winter sweater
SHOP THE LOOK
Striped Sweater (50% off) // Favorite Black Jeans // Hiker Boots // Lipstick


LOFT winter sweater
SHOP THE LOOK
Fair Isle Sweater (50% off) // My Favorite Black Jeans // Hiker Boots // Lipstick


Happy Monday! My encouragement for Monday...

Positive thinking often yields positive results.
Positive thinking releases the power of potential. 
Positive thinking encourages positive responses. 
Positive thinking keeps things in perspective. 
Positive thinking helps you enjoy life.

From this book - about 12 strategies for winning the battle of mind.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This popular "confetti" hat for 50% off.

I have been waiting for this sweater to be in stock - and it's 50% off.

These plaid slippers for $25.

I like this v-neck sweater for 50% off.

This plaid coat for 50% off.

This v-neck tee for 60% off.

I like this sweater for 50% off.

This is the prettiest shirt jacket (shacket) for 60% off.

These cozy "butter" socks.

These cute sneakers for $20.

This puffer jacket with faux fur trim for 70% off.

This fun stackable ring set for only $15.

I shared more great gift ideas and deals HERE.


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December 6, 2020

Gift Ideas for Her: Mom, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Friend

gift ideas for her, sweater dresses


Fair Isle Sweater Dress (Only $29) // Leopard Sweater Dress (Only $18)

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are having a great weekend.  Just in case you missed it, I shared five show recommendations to watch HERE.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
These cozy socks are on sale for $5.

This sweatshirt for 50% off.

This comfy v-neck sweatshirt for 40% off.

These leopard slippers.

This classic tee for 50% off that I own - and it is super soft.

This cute sweater dress is only $29.

These popular boots for under $50.

I can't believe this leopard sweater dress is only $18.

This classic cardigan for 60% off.

This cozy beanie for 50% off.

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December 4, 2020

Five Shows to Watch + Friday Deals

flatlay winter outfit





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Sweater // Jeans // Boots // Hat (Only $10)

Happy Friday!

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS (AND GIFT IDEAS)

My favorite lipstick trio - and it came with a free gift.

This classic v-neck sweater for 50% off.

These hiker boots for 50% off.

This fun sweatshirt for 35% off.

This cute pink puffer jacket for 70% off.

MOST POPULAR ITEMS (AND GIFT IDEAS)
This fair isle sweater I bought for 40% off.

This plaid shacket (shirt jacket) for $20.

This cute puff sleeve sweater for under $20.

This popular pink shacket.

This chunky sweater for only $25.

FIVE SHOWS/MOVIES TO WATCH

This docuseries chronicles the rise of superstar Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, with unaired footage from an unforgettable 1997-98 season.

This show came out in April and is free on Netflix right now.  I enjoyed it - and would recommend it. 

This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

This is one of my favorite shows - and highly recommend the whole series.

A feel-good movie based on the best-selling book "The Secret" which focuses on the power of positive thinking.

This was a new release movie that came out this past spring/summer - and when it became free on Amazon, I decided to watch it.  It was a good and enjoyable movie.

A drama centered around a rising country-music songwriter who sparks with a fallen star. Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback.  

A good movie - highlights the struggle of fame and personal issues. It stars some of my favorites - Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, and Leighton Meester.

This period drama set in impoverished East London follows midwives at a nursing convent.

This show has been on for nine seasons, so if you are looking for something to watch I highly recommend it.  It has been a favorite of mine for years.

forever 21 puff sleeve sweater, gorjana necklace, mirror selfie
Sweater (Under $20) // Necklace // Jeans

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December 2, 2020

My $14 Puff Sleeve Sweater + Christmas Deals

Try on session Forever 21 style blogger puff sleeve off white sweater OTK boots


SHOP MY LOOK
Puff Sleeve Sweater ($14 deal) // Jeans // OTK Boots (55% off) // Lipstick (20% off)

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you are having a great week so far.  I shared the rose pink version of this puff sleeve sweater earlier in the week on Instagram.  Both the off white and pink are on sale for $14.

I haven't done this in a long time - but I thought I would share an encouraging word.  Our thoughts and words are very powerful - and negative thinking can have a big impact on what we achieve and do in life.  A positive attitude is something we should strive for - and something that can make a big change in our life.

"Don’t let someone else’s limited thinking limit you. Negativity can be contagious; you have to pay attention if you don’t want to catch it! Even if you are the only positive person in your family, your social circles, or your work group, be the one with an optimistic attitude and outlook in every situation. Remember, negative attitudes produce negative responses while positive attitudes encourage positive responses." 

- From this book on how to win the battle of the mind

 MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS

These popular leggings - perfect for WFH.

I love these boots.

These workout leggings are only $12.

These fun winter boots for 40% off.

This lace blouse for $29.

This best selling sweatshirt.

I love this new necklace - great layered over sweaters.

This sweater dress is 60% off.

This puff sleeve sweatshirt for 50% off.

This "pumpkin" v-neck sweater for 50% off (also in more colors).

I shared more deals HERE.

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