Thankful

Thankful

November 23, 2017
Gift Guide: Cozy On Up

Gift Guide: Cozy On Up

November 22, 2017
Living in Southern California

Living in Southern California

November 21, 2017
Try This Pizza for Your Next Date Night at Home

Try This Pizza for Your Next Date Night at Home

November 20, 2017

Thankful

November 23, 2017

thankful for this family - M Loves M @marmar

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to take a moment while my mushroom stuffing is cooking and my herb rolls are rising, to reflect on some of the things I’m grateful for. It can be so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, especially during this time of year. There’s so much go go go that it can feel a little overwhelming at times. A new goal I’ve set for myself is to be more present and enjoy the moments while they’re happening.  Too often events and moments come and go, and I’m not able to really stop and take it all in. I feel this way especially with Augustine, as the past 14 months have gone by all too quickly. Today I’m sharing a quick post with 8 things I’m grateful for.

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Gift Guide: Cozy On Up

November 22, 2017

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One of my favorite things about the holidays is how acceptable it is to be cozy! There’s no better time to stay in, put on some comfy pjs, light a fire and snuggle on the couch with a throw! It’s the time of year where you really want to do nothing but hang out with family and friends and drinks lots of hot cocoa. At least, that’s my goal! With that being said, finding the perfect cozy items to give as gifts is, and will always be, a great option. Who can turn down fuzzy socks or a thick squishy throw? This holiday roundup can also pass for some great stocking stuffer ideas! Cozy on up and read on to see one of my favorite gift guides!

Gift Guide: Cozy On Up

Some of my favorite gifts that I have gotten over the years are the ones I can use every day. A cute pair of slippers are a must for those chilly winter mornings {love this pair too!}, while a great pair of socks are a must for movie nights, or those nights when you can’t fall asleep because your feet are too cold.

I also mentioned in my hostess with the mostest gift guide that a mug and hot cocoa set is an easy and ideal gift for someone, especially if you’re shopping last minute. This set from William Sonoma is so good and I’m sure it would be very appreciated!

An amazing gift idea for a lovely lady in your family could be this stylish faux fur stole. Isn’t it perfect for the holidays?! I also love this pj set {this onethis one}. That’s a gift I would wear all the time! Matthew is always teasing me because I have more pajamas than there are days in the week. What can I say, a girl needs options!

I tried to make this gift guide as affordable as possible and most of the items are under $100! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your friend, a mom, aunt or even yourself {no judgment bc I’m right there with ya!}, think about some cozy items! A cozy gift is always one of my favorites to give because I know the person will really enjoy it.


I hope you found this gift guide useful and fun! I know I need to get the ball rolling on buying gifts for everyone close to me. Have you started Christmas shopping yet? What other gift guides would you like to see? Check out my Hostess Gift Guide if you haven’t already! I’m really wanting #9!

By the way, several of you have asked to stay up to date with Black Friday Sales so I thought I’d share some of the ones that are currently going on. Here are 5 Early Black Friday Sales you don’t want to miss!

PRE-BLACK FRIDAY SALES YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

Madewell – 25% off your purchase! I’ve been wanting to get this pair of jeans because I’ve heard they are super flattering & fade-free! And this print on this sweater might be my new fave!! Use Code DONTSTRESS

J.CREW –  40% off site wide is so so good! Take advantage and buy this chic coat! These strappy flats are even more perfect in this print, and if you’re looking for a good layering piece, try this turtleneck!  Use code THANKU

SERENA & LILY – 20% off everything in my favorite home store! This is a dog bed fit for a prince/princess pup! I also love this side table and these cute gingham pjs! Use Code CHEERS

ANN TAYLOR – 50% off EVERYTHING Now those are the kind of Black Friday Sales I want!! This red dress would be stunning for Christmas or holiday parties, velvet bow loafers would the a great dressed up/down shoe, and how adorable is this top?!  Use code THANKFUL

LOFT– 40% off! This checked blanket scarf would be great for you or a friend! Use Code GIFTITUP

xox

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Living in Southern California

November 21, 2017

The Thing I Hate Most about Living in Southern California- M Loves M @marmarMany people think the sunshine, palm trees, and beach life of Southern California is like paradise. And it is wonderful, don’t get me wrong. I grew up in Los Angeles, and while I went away for college, I came back. What drew me back to the City of Angels wasn’t just the sunshine, though, but my family and friends, as well as the familiarity. I know how to drive across town from the Valley to Beverly Hills without getting on the freeway, I know there’s that one diner on Ventura Blvd that is always open late, and I have a hair girl, a nail girl, a tailor, a dentist, a doctor, the works. But there is the one thing I hate most about living in Southern California that darkens the rose colored, palm tree viewing, glasses. 

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