After Christmas Sales


Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas with friends and family!  I am thankful for each and everyone of you that read this blog!

I unfortunately caught a sore throat this weekend, so while I was able to celebrate the holiday, I haven’t been able to enjoy the after Christmas sales in person.  Hopefully you were able to get out and about this weekend, but if not, I have you covered.  Here’s a list of the best sales I found online (most are the same instore too)! Click on any of the pink links to go to the websites. Spend that Christmas money and get to shopping!

Restoration Hardware: Save 25-75% on everything in stock

Nordstrom:  Half yearly sale, save up to 50% on select items

City Chic: Save up to 75% on select items

Anthropologie: Extra 25% off sale items

Torrid: $50 off $125 use code DEC50DB2 when using your Torrid card

eShakti: Buy 1 get 1 free

Bath and Bodyworks:  $10 gift card and $10 candles

Pottery Barn: Up to 60% off select items, plus sales on baskets, drapes, towels

Loft: 50% off everything, use code holiday50

Jcrew: Extra 40% off winter sale styles

Jcrew Outlet: Online-30% off new arrivals, extra 40% off clearance. Use code SALETIME

Ann Taylor:  60% off purchase excluding new arrivals

Banana Republic: Extra 50% off sale items

Kate Spade: Extra 25% off sale items

Sephora: Extra 20% off sale items

I’d love to know what you find! Tell me in the comments!







Best Gifts Under $25

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Too Faced French Kisses Melted

For your makeup loving friend, this Too Faced Melted set is a great way to try out Melted lipstick.  While smaller than a normal Melted tube, they are a decent size and considering one Melted costs $21, to get four travel sizes for $25, it’s a bargain.  I think it is a great way to try out the brand and your friends will love it!  I’ve seen it at both Ulta and Sephora.

Best Gifts Under $25


These Artist Studio lipsticks from Anthropologie are adorable!  Fourteen dollars each, they feature vintage designs.

Best Gifts Under $25

Via Anthropologie

These glass jewelry boxes are from Anthropologie, but I’ve seen similar versions at TJ Maxx and HomeGoods.  They can be used in so many different ways, that they make a great gift.

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This Kate Spade business card holder is the perfect co-worker gift and at $20, it isn’t a crazy hit to the wallet!

Best Gifts Under $25


For your Channing Tatum loving friend, Magic Mike XXL on DVD!

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This fringe infinity scarf from Nordstrom comes in several colors and at $20 with free shipping, makes a pretty universal gift.  I have this scarf and it is really cozy.

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I’ve seen these Pom Pom clips for way more than $15.  They are a fun accessory to clip on your bag or keys and will make your fashion loving friends so happy!

Best Gifts Under $25

Via Sephora

For someone you really have no idea what to buy, this perfume sampler from Sephora makes a great gift $25.  It includes a gift certificate for a free rollerball size of their favorite scent.   Perfect!  A gift within a gift!

These gifts are slightly over the $25 limit, but since so many are under, I  figured it evened itself out!

Best Gifts Under $30

Via Restoration Hardware

At $29, these faux fur scarves from Restoration Hardware are super luxe! I have one I bought a couple years ago and it is still one of my favorites.  There are tons of faux fur items out there this year, but I can’t find one that beats these scarves!

Best Gifts Under $30

Via Sephora

For your traveling friend, this wrap it up makeup bag at Sephora makes a fantastic gift.  At $26, it’s slightly over our limit, but makes packing your beauty and makeup essentials so easy!

Best Gifts Under $10

10 best gifts under $10

I am a firm believer in bargain shopping and I have found tons of great gifts under $10 in the past.   You can find steals at stores like Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Marshalls.  Bath and Body Works is always a place you can score something under $10.  If you would rather avoid the Christmas crowds, I found ten fantastic gifts under $10 that are available online.  No need to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  These are also the best gifts to have on hand for times you need a quickie gift.  They appeal to a variety of people, which is what you want for your gift closet!

Without further adieu, here are the best gifts under $10!

Ten Best Gifts Under $10

Adult Coloring Book

Adult coloring books are all the rage, you can find them at book stores, card stores, pretty much everywhere.  I have this one and the intricate designs really are relaxing.

Best gifts under $10


I have one of these monogram mugs on my desk at work.  At $8, they make a great gift and are available in gold for $4 more.   Every letter is available online, much appreciated by those with hard to find first initials!

 Ten Best Gifts Under $10

4 Size Pompom Maker

Perfect for the crafter on your list!  This set has four different size pompom makers included and is under $10! Much easier than the old self made cardboard way!

Ten Best Gifts Under $10


This adorable umbrella ring holder would make a great gift for a teacher, coworker or even a teen!  I like to buy ring holders for the newly engaged too.

Best Gifts Under $10


For the quirky unicorn lover on your list!  I adore this unicorn finger puppet!  A fun and funky present sure to make them laugh!

Best Gifts Under $10


I have a similar to do pad next to my phone at work.  It makes me happy every time I use it!  Again, a great universal gift for so many people!

Best gifts under $10

We Ate Your Stick Family Decal

A great gift for any Walking Dead fan!

Best gifts under $10


I have these Pottery Barn tortoise shell candle holders and they are beautiful.  As of Saturday, they are onsale for $6, marked down from $8.  Definitely looks more expensive!

Best Gifts under $10

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

This book has been all the rage for the last year, but there still are people who haven’t heard of it.  It is an interesting concept to reducing clutter.  I used it on my closet and was able to let go of a ton of stuff.

Best gifts under $10


I’ve actually seen people with this Sriracha to go on their key chain when I’ve been traveling!  Perfect for your friends who never think their food is hot enough!

Master Bedroom Makeover Ideas

We’ve finally found some time and money to make some changes to our master bedroom.   When we moved in, I bought a comforter and some lamps and that was about it for the next few years.  I spent my time and energy (and dollars) on the other rooms in our house.

We’ve started and stopped this makeover a few times.  My husband painted the room a few months ago (a greige color).  And then we stopped working on it. I’ve started sourcing a few things in the last few weeks to get the ball rolling and I think we are close to executing.

I started by creating a Bedroom Ideas Pinterest board here awhile ago.  I just started randomly pinning bedrooms and accessories I liked.  When I took a look at what I was consistently pinning, I came up with my theme.  I would call it a glam/comfy/classic look.  Think classic end tables, some crystal elements and layered bedding.  Here’s a few photos of what I’m thinking of. Master Bedroom Ideas Master Bedroom Ideas Master Bedroom Ideas I found all of these on Pinterest but couldn’t find the original links, so if you know of them, please let me know so I can properly give credit.

I’m also in love with Anthropologie’s bedding (who isn’t) but I don’t think that is in the price range. I’ll be on the lookout for some lower cost look-a-likes.  I go back and forth between the dark gray and the white.  Both are gorgeous.  Which would you pick?  Both photos below are from Anthropologie.

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What’s the feel of your master bedroom? Is it the last place you decorate too? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Anthropologie Must Haves

The last few weeks have been full of business travel, but in my limited free time, I did check out a couple things I think you might be interested in.

I think everyone loves how Anthropologie smells and when I stopped in the other day after lunch at BRGR with friends, I decided I was going to bite the bullet and buy the candle that causes that yummy smell!

Capri Bue Volcano candle alternative

These Capri Blue Volcano scent candles make your home smell delightful, but their price tag is a little steep for candles.  After buying the small version at Anthro ($12), I was determined to find a more cost effective solution.

Capri Blue Volcano candle alternative

After doing a little online research, I found that most people feel Target’s Bali Sunrise candle is very similar.  I bought one and at $10 for a medium size candle, it is definitely a bargain.  The candle does smell almost identical to the Volcano, but I have to say it doesn’t throw scent, as well as, my much smaller Volcano candle.  (Did you like how I threw in that candle terminology there? I’m so punny!! )

My husband can’t tell a difference, but I definitely do.  That being said, it pains me to spend $28 on a candle, so I think the large size will just stay on my wish list for now.  My interim solution is to burn two Target candles at once to intensify the scent.  They really do smell delicious!

Blax Snag Free Hair Ties

My second Anthropologie purchase were these Blax snag free hair elastics.   I am always looking for hair bands that won’t pull my hair, but are strong enough to hold all of it in my messy bun.  (Long hair problems) I’ve read really good things about these and so far so good.  I, of course, already lost one, but until then, it was comfortable and was holding my hair up.  You can also find these on Amazon here:4mm CLEAR Hair Elastics 8 ct by Blax.  They come in clear, brown and black.

Any Anthropologie must haves I missed?  Tell me about them in the comments!




Rifle Paper Co

Are you all familiar with Rifle Paper Co? I bought the to do pad shown below in the upper left corner last year and it is so pretty on my desk at work!  Makes me happy just to see it!

I’ve seen their products at Target and Anthropologie, as well as, gift shops and they now have a collaboration with Lauren Conrad’s Paper Crown.  I love pretty much everything they make, especially the lovely phone cases.  They also have cards, prints, calendars and notebooks. They make perfect girlfriend gifts!  I picked out some of my faves below.

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Shop my faves here

2014 Gift Guide for You

2014 Gift Guide for You


Let’s get to the good stuff today! After getting all the gifts for everyone else on your list, it’s time to figure out what you want for Christmas.  My husband likes to say, my everyday is Christmas day and he is probably pretty right about that, but I can always come up with a couple things on my “want it” list.  Everything but the coat is under $100 and most of them are under $50, so add them to your list guilt free!


Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Scarf


I bought one of these Restoration Hardware faux fur scarves last year and I love it.  It’s super luxe feeling for not a ton of money.  Watch for sales on RH gift items and grab it then.  This weekend it was $29, so pretty reasonable luxury in my book.

Restoration Hardware Cashmere Infinity Scarf


While you are at Restoration Hardware, check out this Cashmere Infinity Scarf.  It comes in several colors, but I am loving this grey color.  It’s absolutely beautiful in person.  I’ve been lusting after this scarf since last Christmas, pretty sure it is making it on my list this year.

Only A Morning Person on Christmas


Thug Life makes the funniest T’s and sweatshirts.  I love so many of them, but this one is definitely me.  The only day I wake up early is Christmas Day!  It’s been that way since I was a toddler.

Anthro Lipstick Holder


I firmly believe having this Anthropologie LipStick holder on my dresser would make getting ready for work, so much more pleasant in the morning!

Cure Lyrics


I am going to date myself, but this Cure song was my very fave!  It just makes me happy!  I am in definite need of this lyric print from Etsy seller paperlovespen.  Prices from $15.

Larry Levine Coat


Does this coat scream Olivia Pope or what?  I love that it comes in regular, petite and plus sizes.  And that it’s available at Macy’s! Use those coupons!

Horchow Jewelry Case


Get this beautiful Horchow Jewelry Case to throw in your bag next time you travel.  I love how slim it is and that it zips shut.

Kate Spade Earrings


Grab these gorgeous Kate Spade Boxed Glitter earrings to put in your jewelry case.  Perfect for NYE and with jeans and a tee.

Stila Eyes are the Windows Palette


Stila’s Eyes are the Windows Shadow Palettes are gorgeous.  There are four different versions but my favorite is Soul shown above.

Coach Pierced C iphone case


Trust me when I say the photo does not do this Coach Pierced C iPhone Case justice.  I saw it in person and it is shiny and gold and oh so pretty!  I would have bought it in a hot minute, but am going to be upgrading my phone shortly so it doesn’t make sense to shell out this much on a phone case.  It is a lot of money for a case ($50), in my opinion at least, but it is a gift, right?