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Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Girly Things | 5 comments

Five {Beauty} Favorites

Hola! You guys know I’m all about trying new beauty products, so today I’m sharing 5 products that are new to my beauty drawer that I am absolutely loving!

I purchased a few of these items myself and some were gifts I received, but this post isn’t sponsored and all opinions are my own. If a product is on this list it is because I genuinely love it enough to use it each week and repurchase it in the future, so that means I find it worthy of being shared on here with you! Some affiliate links are included in this post, but it doesn’t change the purchase price for you, should you choose to buy anything. And if you do buy something from this list, I so appreciate your support and I hope you love these products as much as I do!

Touch in Sol Liquid Foil & Glitter Eyeshadow Duo

This glitter eyeshadow by Touch in Sol is so pretty and I love that I don’t need a brush to apply it (because I’m all about that 5 minute make up routine). I purchased this in the shade ‘Eldora’ after seeing a beauty blogger rave about it and it is a very bold and pigmented gold color (so if you don’t like bold then skip this one). I’m obviously wearing it and loving it now, but I think this will be a staple for me in the summer because it just feels ‘beachy.’ I really want to try the plum color now because I love the gold so much. Does anybody else have that problem? If I find something I like, then I want to buy it in every color.

Bumble & Bumble Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry

This spray! Oh my gosh. If I had to pick a favorite from this list, I think this would be it. Now, let me tell you that I’m not usually a fan of Bumble and Bumble. I’ve tried a handful of their products and they’ve all found their way to the trash because they just weren’t for me. Either I didn’t like the smell or they didn’t do what they claimed to do (or perhaps it was just user error and I had no clue what I was doing). So, I was hesitant to try this surf foam spray and I waited weeks before finally trying it and now I don’t think I’ll ever be without it. Bumble and Bumble describes it perfectly: A part mousse (but way lighter), part salt spray (but less gritty)—for big, beachy texture with heat-styled polish for fine to medium, healthy hair. I wouldn’t use this if your hair is already thick because you probably don’t want it to feel thicker. However, I have fine hair so I love when my hair feels thicker and has some texture to it. Also, I do NOT like using this product if I’m just blow drying my hair straight. It doesn’t feel as soft and if I am going for bone straight hair, then I want softness to it (this product makes my hair feel a bit sticky). BUT, if I am letting it air dry and just hitting it with the diffuser to add some body OR if I’m blow drying it and hitting it with the curling iron for some waves/curls then this product makes my hair hold the look so well and it adds so much volume! I wouldn’t recommend this product to everyone (Mom – I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t like it), but if you have fine hair and you want big, beachy curls with more volume then definitely give this product a go! You can get a sample of it for less than $20 if you’re on the fence about it. 🙂

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Serum Solid

I got my hair colored a few weeks ago (my grey hairs are getting out of control) and I opted out of a hair cut when I was at the salon. I haven’t found a stylist in GA yet that I absolutely love and every time I let someone near my head with scissors in this state they botch my hair (I miss my NYC girl more than words can convey). So, I’m boycotting haircuts, but unfortunately I’m in desperate need of one because my ends are so dry. The girl who colored my mane put this Kerastase Elixir on the ends of my hair and it sealed up my split ends and made it look like I just had a hair cut. I was in the middle of telling her that I didn’t need 1 more hair product when she rubbed that cream on the ends of my hair, and then I was all, “Oh, girl! Put that on my tab.” It is a solid serum that you rub together between your fingers (a tiny bit goes a long way) and then you rub it onto the ends of your hair and it just makes your hair look shiny and healthy. Now, I want to be clear – my hair is still dry and in need of a haircut and the ends are NOT healthy, but when I rub this serum on the ends it does make it appear healthier than it really is. It’s all a facade, but there’s no shame in my game.

Also, I keep having these moments where I’m like, “You know what. I’m cutting a bob. I’m doing it. I’m going for the mom cut.” And yet I’m too afraid to even let someone trim my hair. I probably need to stop investing into hair products and invest into medication because I’m CRAZY!

Skin Ceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

I got this lipid replenishment treatment for Christmas because I’m an adult now and adults don’t ask for fun gifts – they ask for practical gifts like anti-aging cream. This was seriously the ‘big gift’ I asked for. Is that sad or what? I’m not sad about it though because I love it. And listen – I’m going to be honest with you. I don’t understand a thing about lipids and fatty acids so I’m not even going to try and explain to you why this product is good for your skin because I don’t have a clue, but I do know that this stuff smells amazing and it makes my skin feel nourished and hydrated – like I just left the spa. I use it every night before bed and I love how it makes my skin feel fuller and healthier. I’ve been a fan of Skin Ceuticals for years and I think this is my favorite product I’ve ever tried from their line.

Charlotte Tillbury Color Chameleon Color Morphing Eye Shadow Pencil

I know there is already another eyeshadow on this short list, but I just couldn’t pick a favorite between these 2. I love this Charlotte Tillbury eye shadow pencil because I can apply it quickly without a brush. I have the shade “dark pearl” which is a smokey, purple-y, taupe-y color – perfect for brown eyes. The color is so pretty and I can make it darker if I want a more dramatic look or dial it down if I want it to be subtle. If you read the description of the eyeshadow on Nordstrom’s website you can see what shades are recommended for you based on your eye color. I’ve been on a Charlotte Tillbury kick lately and I haven’t tried a single product from her line that I haven’t absolutely loved! I’m a big fan! And now, I obviously want this eye shadow pencil in the amber color (its the other color recommended for brown eyes) because as I mentioned above – if I really love a product then I set out to collect it in every shade.

Your turn! What’s a beauty product you’re loving lately? I’m on the hunt for a good eye cream! Any recommendations?

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Books, Girly Things, Giveaway | 17 comments

Kit Life Giveaway + An Official Hashtag

Good morning and happy Monday to you! I hope you’re checking in today after a restful weekend. We got snowed in, which hijacked plans I had to go to Florida for a quick trip, but we made the most of the cozy weekend at home and enjoyed our first Georgia snowfall.

Last week I shared some of my personal goals for 2017. Today, I’m popping in to share one of the tools I’m using to help me stay on track with my goals!

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, then you’ve probably read about my love for a good ole’ school planner. I know in today’s world, everyone keeps their life on their digital device but I still cling to my paper calendar because I love the joy that fills my soul when I physically cross something off my to-do list. I also feel like writing tasks and appointments down by hand helps me commit them to memory. And I just don’t trust technology. The other day I accidentally deleted a note from my i-phone. Suddenly, there was a “whoosh” and it was gone and I was freaking out because I couldn’t figure out how to get it back (I’ll fast forward to the ending of that dramatic story for you: I never did figure out how to get it back).

This year I am using the Kit Life Crown Planner to keep track of my daily to-do lists, appointments, reminders, birthdays, vacations and goals. I’m already in love with this planner and we aren’t even half way through January yet!

I initially fell in love with the Kit Life Planner because the cover was beautiful. That’s right. I judged a book by it’s cover. Don’t act like you’ve never done it.

But upon opening it and diving into it’s pages, I realized this planner was even more beautiful on the inside. This calendar is designed for the girl who wants the ‘big picture’ to guide her life, rather than being driven by random daily to-do lists.

Every 3 months, there is a quarterly check-in page. This page makes you stop and think about not only where you are in relation to your big picture goals, but also what your intentions are for the next quarter. It allows you to pause and rejoice over what you’ve accomplished and also refocus on the areas that need some extra TLC. It also has a space for personal inventory, which I think is so great. You can jot down the current details of your weight, sleep, overall health, etc. I wrote all these things down on the last day of 2016 and while I was content with my weight and activity levels, I made sure to note that my sleep patterns have been atrocious, causing me to feel less than healthy. Something about actually writing that down made me realize that I’ve got to make my sleep a priority. As a result, I decided to commit to reading a book each night before bed (instead of working on my laptop in bed). I’ve already seen a drastic improvement in my sleep + I get the bonus of quality reading time, which is another goal I have in my planner – to read more books this year (I know, how cliche of me).

As far as the actual day-to-day pages go, my favorite feature is “The Big 3” box. I’m not entirely sure what the purpose of this box is, but I have personally made it my space for writing down the 3 most important things of the day – and those ‘things’ aren’t necessarily tangible tasks. For me, they are usually the things that can’t be quickly checked off, but rather thoughts I want to keep in mind as I navigate my day. So for example, one day last week I just wrote “Embrace my children” I wanted to be sure that as I went about doing laundry, responding to e-mails and paying bills that I consistently took a break to embrace my kids in the crazy, loud and messy stage they are in. Another day I wrote “Lower my expectations of this world” and that worked out nicely since that was the day I took Atlas to the dentist to find out he’s got some cavities. When I looked back at my calendar to schedule his follow up appointment, I was reminded that this world isn’t supposed to be perfect and free from trouble and pain.

The other section I love is the “Gratitude” box found on each day. I’ve been writing down 2-3 things I’m thankful for before bed in the evening. I find that it’s a positive way to end a productive day (or not-so-productive day…because let’s be honest – those unproductive days are common during this season of motherhood). This tiny section has big implications for me because it reminds me daily that I am balancing so many blessings. Whether I am running a sick child to the doctor or I’m drowning in laundry (or both), I can always find something to be grateful for. I am constantly muttering the phrase ‘balancing blessings’ under my breath as I go about my day because it helps keep my stress in perspective. Because I say it so much around my house, I’m going to start saying it on social media too. I’m going to be using the #balancingblessings this year and if you like it, feel free to use it too! I’m declaring that the official hashtag of Cupcakes n Crunches. Wait, can Cupcakes n Crunches have an official hashtag? Please say yes! Don’t crush my dorky dreams.

Anyways, other cool features included in Kit Life Planners are:

  • The Peek at the Week: This allows you to see an overview of your week ahead – I like to think of it as my ‘bird’s eye view.’
  • The Wellness Box: This is where I write my daily workout goals and dinner menu. This is also where I’m reminded that I don’t drink enough water each day (8 glasses is a lot, ya’ll). I seriously find myself chugging water at night now just so I can cross those dang water glasses off my day.
  • Monthly Page: This page appears at the beginning of each month and is filled with fitness tips and fun facts about the specific month ahead.

There are a few more features that I love, but this post is getting lengthy so I’ll wrap it up and get to the good part!

GIVEAWAY

YOU have a chance to win a Kit Life planner of your own! One lucky girl will win a Kit Life Classic planner this week on my blog. If you crave organization and you are hoping to live 2017 with more focus and intention, then this giveaway is totally for you!

To enter the giveaway you just have to:

  • Follow me (AshleyMarieAndrews) AND Kit Life (KitLifePlanners) on Instagram
  • Like the picture on my IG associated with this giveaway AND leave a comment on this post telling me a goal you have for 2017!

That’s it! Easy Peasy!

*For a BONUS entry, you can comment on my IG post associated with this giveaway by tagging a girlfriend! Every girlfriend tagged counts as an extra entry!*

The giveaway closes on Thursday night at 9pm and I will announce the winner in Friday’s blog post, so be sure to enter by Thursday night!

I owe a HUGE thank-you to the sweet girls at Kit Life for partnering with me to bring you this awesome giveaway! I love sharing my favorite products with you guys and not only do I adore my Kit Life planner, but I also believe in the company’s mission and I love the girls behind the brand. I’m so honored to get to partner with them to share the love! 🙂

Now, let’s make the best of 2017 and balance those blessings like a boss, shall we?

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Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Family Fun, Girly Things, Motherhood | 4 comments

Pajamas & Pancakes Party

Hey, hey, hey! I’m sorry things are a little quiet around Cupcakes n Crunches this week. Last night we made the game time decision to go look at Christmas lights at Lake Lanier and we didn’t get home until 10pm. I feel like despite my best efforts to immerse myself in the holiday fun, somehow the season slipped away from me, so I’m trying really hard to soak up these last few days of Christmas fun with my babies. (Although today they were super grumpy so I was all, “when the heck is nap time?!”) #fulldisclosure I’m hoping to keep the blog alive over the next few days but I may be tuning in and out and I kind of hope you’ll be doing the same and you’ll be swept away in family fun and holiday activities. 🙂

On Tuesday morning, Atlas and I headed to a ‘pajama and pancakes’ party at my friend Nicole’s house. Andi Rose stayed with Dave since she is wild and cannot be trusted in public places (or any places, really). But she sure is cute…

The kid-friendly get together also served as a cookie exchange and each guest was asked to bring 24 cookies to swap.

When we arrived in our pajamas (can I get a big ole’ ‘hallelujah’ for not having to get dressed before leaving the house?!), Nicole had pancakes, fruit and cheese for the kids to eat and a delicious frittata with a side of the most amazing cheese grits for the adults. She also had a coffee bar set up + the world’s best apple cider (it seriously tasted like Christmas in a cup and I couldn’t get enough).

After the kids ate, they played their hearts out while the women sipped on coffee and chatted the morning away (in our pj’s!!). It was such a lovely way to spend a Tuesday morning and I didn’t feel ‘guilty’ for relaxing with my girlfriends because Atlas was having a blast playing with all the kids.

Nicole also had cute Christmas crafts set up for the kids to do and then before we all left, we loaded up containers with cookies to take home.

I just wanted to share this idea on the blog, because I thought it was so adorable and perhaps some of you may want to recreate it with your girlfriends.

Oh, and the beautiful pictures of the cookies in this post were snapped by my girlfriend, Jessica. I stole them from her Facebook because the only photo I took during the party was of Atlas & his little girlfriend. Jess is super talented behind the camera. So, to summarize, I have 1 friend who is the hostess with the mostess and 1 friend who can take gorgeous photos…and my talent is…eating my bodyweight in cookies…

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Girly Things, Motherhood, Sprinkles | 2 comments

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Can you even believe Christmas is only 9 days away?! I can’t. I feel like the season slipped away from me even though I’ve been trying hard to savor it. It is just passing by too quickly and I wish I could slow time down every December.

Anyways, I’m popping in today to share a quick roundup of some things I’m loving lately! As always, I hope you’ll participate in the fun and tell me some of your favorite things lately in the comments below!

  1. Kit Life Planner: O.M.G. This planner is the stuff of dreams, you guys! Here’s the thing – I’ve already been feeling the post-holiday blues with Christmas just over a week away because I know my favorite season is practically over and that makes me all kinds of sad. Is that weird? To get sad about the season ending before it actually ends? Anyways, this Kit Life planner arrived in the mail on Wednesday and it was just what I needed to get me excited for the New Year. After flipping through the beautifully crafted pages of my new planner I was pumped for 2017 and the goals that will make their way onto those pages. I know so many people use their phones and computers now for calendars, but I still prefer a handwritten planner. I’ve used an Erin Condren planner + an Emily Ley planner in past years (I prefer Emily Ley’s layout over Erin Condren’s, but I loved designing my own cover of the EC planner), but I think this Kit Life planner will earn the title of my favorite planner ever in 2017. It has a unique focus on healthy living and practicing gratitude and the cover is so gorgeous. If you are a handwritten planner kind of girl, then definitely check out Kit Life planners. #swoon
  2. Bare Minerals Matte Foundation: My face has been breaking out a lot lately (I’m pretty sure its because I never sleep) so I decided to switch up my foundation. I really love liquid foundations because the coverage just can’t be beat, but this Bare Minerals loose powder foundation is pretty terrific. I’ve been using it for the last 2 weeks and I feel like my skin can ‘breathe’ better with powder on instead of liquid. (Is it just me, or do you feel like liquid foundations clog your pores more than powder?) The coverage is surprisingly good for a powder foundation, although it obviously isn’t as great as a liquid. This foundation is great if you have oily skin and it also has SPF 15 in it. I wear it in ‘medium beige’ if you need a general reference. It’s lightweight, easy to apply and gives a super natural look! #winning
  3. Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lipstick in ‘Boss’: Okay, I swear this post isn’t sponsored by Bare Minerals – It is pure coincidence that 2 of my favorite things from lately are by the same brand. I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this lipstick on the blog or not, but even if I have, it bears repeating. This matte lipstick in the color ‘Boss’ is such a pretty and natural shade for winter and it stays on for a long time. It is a bit drying, so I’ll warn you of that. I have to wear a lipgloss over top of it to prevent my lips from looking too dry. But I’m not alone in my love for this shade because it is sold out or backordered everywhere. I got it for my mom today and I got the last one they had in the store and it isn’t shipping from Nordstrom’s website until after Christmas! The word is apparently out about “Boss.”
  4. Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast: All my fine-haired friends, listen up! I’ve got a product for you! I got this Dry Volume Blast by Living Proof and I’m loving it! I have a lot of hair but it is very fine, so it tends to fall flat most days. After spraying this all over my hair, I had so much lift at my roots (make sure you follow the directions on the can and section out pieces of your hair to spray). I’m not the biggest fan of the Living Proof brand (I want to love it so bad because Jennifer Aniston is my girl but I’ve been underwhelmed with each product I’ve tried from the line), but this product is one I’ll be buying again for sure! It smells good and even though it isn’t a dry shampoo, it kind of works to absorb some excess oil, making it perfect for hair that hasn’t been washed in a day or 2 (*ahem* or 3). If you want bigger hair, try this product.
  5. Give Them Grace: This week I started reading the parenting book entitled, Give Them Grace (it’s a Bible based parenting book, FYI). I’m not very far into it, but it has already caused me to pause and think about how I approach disciplining my children. It’s been super convicting to read, but I love the way it is challenging me and stretching me. Here’s a little excerpt from the book, in case any of my mama friends are interested…

“We’ve transformed the holy, terrifying, magnificent and loving God of the Bible into Santa and his elves. And instead of transmitting the gloriously liberating and life-changing truths of the gospel, we have taught our children that what God really wants from them is morality. We have told them that ‘being good’ (at least outwardly) is the be-all and end-all of their faith. We aren’t handing down Christianity…this other thing that we’re giving them has a name – it’s called ‘moralism.'” 

Powerful stuff, right? It’s basically saying that we’ve managed to turn the Bible into a book of laws & we’ve reduced the Bible down to a “how-to” book instead of a life-giving story about redemption & a God who wants to rescue us & have a relationship with us.

And on that note, I’m off to bed! Hooray for the weekend!

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Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Gift Guide, Girly Things | 1 comment

A Gift Guide for the Product Junkie

Hola! Today’s post is one that I enjoyed typing up a little too much. I’m sharing a gift guide for the product junkie! I’ve tried a lot (and I mean a lot) of products, so I feel quite qualified to write on today’s topic.😉💁🏻

Dave has been asking me for a Christmas list because he said he’s at a loss as to what to get me this year. I finally got around to making a little list for him last night and you guys…it was ALL beauty products with the exception of 4 things. He’s like, “There are 5 lipsticks on here…and 3 eye creams. Is this a typo?” He’s confused because I only wear make-up 3 days a week. Because hello! Motherhood. I tried to tell him my list was actually super strategic. I asked for sunglasses and eye cream and lipstick so I could look as put together as possible without actually doing a full face of make-up. Sunglasses to cover my face + lipstick to make it look like I put a little effort into my look = my go-to move.

Anyways, here’s my list of products I would give to the girl who is beauty obsessed!

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  1. Hair Mask: I’m all about a good hair mask! There’s so many to choose from in all different price ranges, from Oribe’s gold lust transformative masque ($65) to Moroccan Oil’s hydrating mask ($16-$35) to Dry Bar’s mudslide mask ($15-$38).
  2. Face Mask: I’ve been using this face mask by Omorovicza and I really like it. I was given a sample of it to try and ended up liking it so much I requested another sample and then finally caved and bought it. I haven’t personally tried this mask by Philosophy, but the reviews on it are great and the price point can’t be beat ($25). GlamGlow is obviously known for their face masks and you can get 4 of them in a cute set for $69 right now, which is a great gift (and deal) for a girlfriend who wants to try all the masks.
  3.  Perfume: I love receiving perfume and I have several favorites in my repertoire. I think this Jo Malone set would be an amazing gift to give because Jo Malone perfumes are meant to be mixed together. They smell good alone but when you mix certain scents they smell really good. If you just wanted to buy 1 bottle instead of the minis, I personally love the scent mimosa & cardamom and the english pear and freesia perfume. I almost bought this bath set while I was in Nordstrom’s this week and I regret not getting it. The scents in that set are on point and Jo Malone bath products are the best! (Rabbit Trail: Jo Malone makes a candle that is $470. You read that right. $470 dollars! Ya’ll, my candle obsession runs deep, but I don’t think I could light a match to something that is almost $500. CRAZY, right?! Can we all pause for a minute and think about how rich you have to be to burn a $470 candle? Okay. Moving on now…)
  4. Mini Lipsticks: Picking out make-up for someone is tough, unless you know them really well. But if you are going to pick out make-up for a friend, when in doubt, go nude. Wait…that came out wrong, didn’t it? I mean don’t pick a bold color unless you know they will love it. Nude lipsticks are pretty universal and I think these mini lipsticks by MAC are beautiful and would look well on most skin tones. I personally love the color Whirl – it is one of my go-to colors and I find it mixes well with other colors too (I use the Whirl lipliner too & love it). When you consider the price ($26) and the cute packaging, this gift is a no-brainer for the beauty lover in your life.
  5. The Make-up Eraser: What do you buy for the girl who has all the make-up? How about a product to help her take it all off! I personally wouldn’t mind if Santa put 1 or 2 of these make-up erasers in my stocking.

Where are my product junkie’s at? Leave a comment below telling me what product you would love to get under your tree this year! 🙂 Happy Thursday, girls!

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Gift Guide, Girly Things | 8 comments

A Gift Guide for the Girly Girl

Happy Hump Day, friends! I’m coming at you today with another gift guide, tailored specifically for the girly-girl in your life. This post is for the girl who loves all things bows and ruffles and holds firmly to the belief that accessorizing is what separates us from the animals. I couldn’t help but think of my mom when I was putting this post together – she is one of my favorite people to shop for because she is so feminine and she loves accessories!

I hope this post helps inspire you as you pick out gifts for your girlfriends this Christmas and as always, I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below! You guys always have the best ideas.

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  1. Cute Cosmetic Case: My mom and sister both use these cosmetic bags by Henri Bendels and I think they are the cutest! They are functional, as they hold a lot of make-up, and they make for the perfect travel bag! It is definitely on the pricey side (in my opinion) for a make-up bag, but I think any girly-girl would appreciate this gift!
  2. Girly Ornament: Some of my personal favorite gifts are ornaments I’ve received from friends and family. I love decorating my tree each year and pulling out ornaments that remind me of the person who gifted it to me. Some of the cutest girly ornaments that I’ve seen this year are this one, this one and this one! (I actually feel like Nordstrom’s should gift me that last ornament for the contribution I’ve made to their business this year. Dave, if you’re reading this – I know, you are not laughing. #confessionsofashopaholic)
  3. Glam Earrings: Since having my babies, I don’t wear a ton of jewelry but one thing I rarely leave home without is my earrings. I always joke that I feel naked when I’m not in earrings. I think earrings are a safe gift to give too because there’s no sizing involved and I’m confident every girly-girl subscribes to the notion that one can never have too much jewelry. I especially love this pair and this pair!
  4. Festive Phone Case: Dave got me an i-phone case from Henri Bendel’s last year for Christmas and I love it! It’s a gift I would never buy for myself, but I really appreciated receiving it. I love this kate spade one (because glitter IS my favorite color) and obviously I love this one because it is animal print. Think about what your girlfriend loves and then try to find a phone case to match her style. (Fun fact: I just realized while typing this up that I couldn’t buy myself a phone case if I wanted to because I have no idea what kind of i-phone I have. Is it a 5 or a 6 or a 7 or a 6s? Your guess is as good as mine. I didn’t know there was an i-phone 7 until about 2 minutes ago, so I’m pretty sure I don’t have a 7.  Dave handles all tech related things in our house and I view phones like I view cars…as long as they work, I see no reason to replace/update them. The only thing I know is my phone is rose-gold because when we got our phones and I was presented with the options I quickly realized the only right option was in fact, rose gold. Duh. rose gold > black)
  5. Cozy Scarf: My policy on scarves is the same as my policy on earrings: You just can’t have too many (unless you’re a Florida girl, in which case you need 1 and I’m using the term ‘need’ lightly). A personal favorite of mine this year is this Free People scarf and I have it in ‘sand’, but I would love the pink one because it is gorgeous and would match so much! This plaid scarf is perfect for the holidays and less than $30 and if I didn’t already own 3 leopard print scarves I would totally put this one on my personal Christmas list. This color block one is also gorgeous and so is this one and this one (←I can totally see this red plaid one paired with red hunter boots and white pants for an adorable look)!

I also think beauty products make great gifts, but I quickly realized I could devote an entire post to beauty products alone so I’ll save those ideas for another day and another post.

Are you a girly-girl? If so, what gifts do you love receiving from your loved ones? Do share!

P.S. This post is going up late because my children are all, “What is naptime?” and I was having technical difficulties and now it is 2:24 on a Wednesday and I don’t know what I need more – a nap or a glass of wine. GAH! #realtalk

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