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I wasn’t really planning on having a color palette this month but after I started compiling January’s wish list, I realized that I had ended with a clear winner. This month I’m sharing my favorite work out pieces, accessories and some little extras to help you transition into the new year smoothly. Enjoy and here’s to a happy, healthy 2018!

Happy shopping!



2017 Holiday Gift Guides —AMAZON GIFTS FOR HIM & HER

Time is running out!

Christmas will be here next Monday and if you haven’t finished your gift shopping, I’ve got the perfect solution for you! Check out my Amazon picks below guaranteed (at time of posting) to arrive before Christmas. Hurry & happy shopping.


It’s A Minted Holiday!

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The countdown is on, less than 3 weeks until Christmas! Can you believe it? Once again I’ve teamed up with Minted to bring you my favorite holiday cards this season. It’s become a tradition in our home to order our cards from Minted, year after year, they are my go-to company for all special occasion cards, stationary and one of a kind gifts. I can’t wait to show you this year’s cards but until then, I’m sharing my favorite designs for this year.

Pastel Holiday Card

Wonderland Card

Its a Wonderful Life Card

Icicles Card

Ordering from their site is super easy! There are tons of features that allow you to customize your holiday cards just the way you want. From fonts, colors, placement, shapes and designs, Minted makes creating your cards a breeze.

As a busy mom, their free addressing option has been a time saver during the holiday season. You simple add all your contacts to  their address assistant service and you are done. They are saved for future orders so you don’t have to waste time addressing envelopes once your cards arrive. Genius!  If you want to save even more time, you can pay for them to place stamps on all your cards.

This year, Minted has partnered with UNICEF USA to feature a collection of holiday cards inspired by their #GiveHope campaign and its 7 hopeful gifts. In an effort to support UNICEF’s goal of putting children first, Minted has committed to donating 20% of their US sales of this collection from now through January 2018.

ABOUT UNICEF The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, they are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes, and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.

UNICEF provides tangible gifts that, when delivered to children across the globe, ignite and spread hope. Each hopeful gift in this campaign  is represented in a beautifully designed card.

Gift of Education – Give Education and help build brighter futures for the world’s most vulnerable children.

Gift of Nutrition – Give Nutrition and help children grow up healthy and strong.

Gift of Health – Give Health and help children around the world survive, thrive and experience happy childhoods.

Gift of Water – Give Water and help ensure that all children have access to clean water for drinking and hygiene.

Gift of Relief – Give Relief and return children affected by crises to a normal, stable life as quickly as possible.

Gift of Joy – Give Joy and give children the chance to enjoy their formative years, with minimal worry and hardship.

Gift of Voice – Give Voice and ensure that every child’s interests are represented in the world.

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Created by talented independent designers, Minted holiday card collections offer fully customizable templates and are printed on thick premium paper in a variety of shapes and sizes including keepsake ornament cards, postcards and minibook cards.

ABOUT MINTED Minted is the world’s premier marketplace for independent design. Their mission is to find exceptional artists and designers from all over the world and bring their work to consumers who appreciate great design. Minted sources design and art from a global community of independent designers, then sells their best designs as fine products such as stationery, wall art, and décor for the home, holidays, and occasions.


These are few of my favorite things: CaseApp Giveaway!

Dainty gold necklace, new foundation, a good magazine and these gorgeous iPhone cases from CaseApp. CaseApp allows you to create personalized phone cases and laptop skins or select from one of their premade designs. They make the perfect Christmas gifts this holiday season.

They offer two types of cases and the option of selecting from high gloss or satin finish. Their cases are made of quality plastic, each designed to fit perfectly to your device. They use a four color printing process for the best resolution and color reproduction which gives an even printing on all outer surfaces of the case.

Their printing process makes them highly resistant to scratches and their regular cases has a slim fitting design while still protecting your phone against scratches, light bumps and shocks.

The extra protection cases (what I have) consists of two parts: the lower part is made of shock-absorbing silicone for those more aggressive falls and bumps. The second part is the custom printing area of the hardshell plastic.

GIVEAWAY The fabulous team over at CaseApp want to give you the chance to win a product of your choice from their online store.

HOW TO ENTER Simply follow the instructions below to enter this giveaway using Rafflecopter – it’s easy! You can enter daily by tweeting about the giveaway. Giveaway ends on Sunday, December 10 th at 11:59pm. Open worldwide.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Alright! December is here. For me, it officially marks the start of the holiday season and my birthday — on December 14. Today I’ve decided to combine both my birthday and Christmas wish lists, I figured it would make it easier to shop two guides in one place.

What’s on your holiday wish list?