Our 2017 Gingham Christmas Tree

Welcome to the little tour of our Christmas tree! We actually got our tree the weekend before Thanksgiving (I know, sue me!) because we're going to be in California for Christmas this year with my family and wanted to enjoy our own tree before leaving for a few weeks. I shared our Christmas tree inspiration with you a few weeks ago, so it's fun to see that come to life! 
This year our color scheme is black and white, red, with lots of gold and silver accents (don't be afraid to mix metallics!) I found this ribbon on etsy and am so impressed with the quality. I just love gingham, so it makes me so happy whenever I catch a glance of it!

We always start with a base of simple gold and silver ball ornaments that I found at Walmart last year. They were so cheap and plastic, but they look like real glass-- it was a great find! Then this year we layered with red ornaments I found in the Hearth & Hand collection for Target by Magnolia. I also found this cute red, wooden garland that says "merry christmas", so I placed that in the middle of the tree. It doesn't read as well in pictures as it does in person! The plaid pillow is found here. 



Then of, of course, we layer with our personal ornaments. We both have some ornaments from our childhoods (I have a TON back home but haven't brought them to Michigan yet), so we put some of those on and then each year, my husband and I have given each other ornaments as well. It's a sweet tradition that we'll also do with our kids when we have them!


Just a few favorite ornaments...


I even coordinated our wrapping paper with the tree this year...maybe taking it too far, but I can't help myself. I've got designer blood running through me! You may recognize this house paper from the Hearth & Hand collection as well. Clearly I scored some things when the collection came out! I couldn't pass it up...when something has houses on it or is in the shape of a house, I have no willpower. It must come home with me ;)

So I got the house paper, the red herringbone paper and then one other festive paper from my friend Carleigh Courey, which I'll show you soon! The gingham ribbon will make appearances on a few presents, just to tie everything together.

Side note: keeping a puppy out of a christmas tree is hard work!


I'm loving my new "gather" ornament from my friend Heidi of Feather & Birch! It's so cute and a great reminder to gather your loved ones and invite people into your home this season.

This was the ornament I gave McCann last year to represent our honeymoon in Hawaii!

Some festive throw pillows with the colors from our tree tie in perfectly. 

I might add a little wreath or greenery to the big wood sign there, but not sure yet. Maybe some mistletoe! :)
Have you put your tree up yet? I'd love to hear about it!
xoxo
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Gift Guide: For Her + Cyber Monday Sales



Happy Monday! It's the biggest shopping day of the year (well, online at least!) so I'm sharing only my favorite Cyber Monday deals, along with a gift guide for Her; your friends, your sister, your mama, your cousin. I tried to pick gifts everyone would love! The gift guide is up first, then keep scrolling for the Cyber Monday Sales. I'll be updating these as I find out about more.

Oh, and almost everything in the gift guide is on major sale for Cyber Monday! If you want something act fast, the deals usually go quickly.

SHOP
necklace / black tassel earrings / bow gloves / vase / mercury glass candle / tory burch sandals / One Pan Two Plates cookbook / blanket / 2018 planner / beautycounter lip stick / hot tools 1" curling iron / Aveda Shampoo & Conditioner / Aveda hair brush / marbled iphone case 






A few more things I wanted to point out that couldn't fit on the board...

This travel jewelry case (which can be personalized with a monogram) is such a beautiful and practical gift if the receiver loves to travel! Use code FRIENDS for 25% off + FREE shipping:

This sweet initial tartan mug is perfect for the coffee or tea drinker. Just put a giftcard to Starbucks or their favorite coffee shop in the mug and voila! Use code FREESHIP for fast, free shipping.

You could also pair the above gift with this fun holiday cookie cookbook for a kitchen theme (PS. I want this!!)

For the best smelling body wash, I adore this creamy citrus mimosa wash. It smells like oranges and lemons and totally wakes me up in the morning! My husband and parents love it, too.


These super warm gloves are on my wish list! I have raynauds disease (bad circulation to hands and feet), so I need a new pair of gloves that will keep my fingers extra warm. I like them in black, but they come in 3 colors.


A bunch of other ideas that I loved are below:








AERIE: All sweaters and sweatshirts $25. Undies 10 for $35. PJ pants $20. 

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 20% off full priced items + FREE shipping.

Last chance to get this cozy sweater on sale + shipped free:
BANANA REPUBLIC: 50% off everything, FREE shipping over $50.
I'll be honest, I don't find a lot here for myself, but this is my husband's favorite store. I'm linking to a few things he's recently bought and loves. He said these jeans "changed his life" so we got another pair in the darker wash. I also hot him this reversible belt for Christmas...shhh! ;)

BEAUTYCOUNTER: Countermatch discovery set, which houses our newest line of adaptive products, is only $48 (travel sizes of all products). New shampoo and conditioner holiday sets, too! Spend $175 and get a FREE rosemary citrus body oil. Spend $100 and get FREE shipping. 
A little about the Countermatch collection... "Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum delivers a concentrated boost of lasting hydration and antioxidant protection. Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream hydrates and oxygenates the delicate eye area, reducing the appearance of shadows and fatigue. Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion helps skin adapt to the ever-changing aggressors of modern life by adjusting hydration levels throughout the day. And by night, Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream creates a protective layer to shield skin from moisture loss and replenish hydration."

If you're looking to try a few products from BC, today's the day because of the $175 free gift threshold. My suggestion would be to try the Flawless in 5 collection. It has the foundation, concealer pen, blush, eyebrow pencil, mascara and lip gloss of your choice. It's only $148 ($194 value!) and then you could get the charcoal face mask (my favorite thing) to hit the $175 and get your free rosemary body oil (it's divine).


* If you need help choosing a color for foundation or anything, let me know. Happy to help!

J.CREW: 40% off + additional 10% off. FREE shipping. Until noon today!! Code: SHOPFAST
J.CREW FACTORY: 60% off everything + FREE shipping. Code: CYBER

LOFT: 50% off + FREE shipping. Some things are even more than 50% off! I got this sweater for $20! 
More faves:





MADEWELL: 25% off everything. Code: GOODMOOD

NORDSTROM: additional 20% off sale + FREE shipping & returns.

This gray cardi looks so cozy:
Both my mom and I have these boots and really love them! But these Uggs on sale are looking pretty good right about now.
More Cyber Monday Nordstrom sale finds:





Happy Shopping!!
xoxo
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The Best Black Friday Sales

Hey there! Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving with those you love! 
It's Black Friday, which means the deals are hot this weekend. I'm here sharing the best of the Black Friday shopping sales! This is the day I get most of my Christmas shopping done, so I'm excited to tackle my list.  Here we go!
ANTHROPOLOGIE: 30% off everything! Price reflected at checkout. Here are some of my favorites:
I picked up this chunky knit sweater last week since I had some giftcards from my birthday. But of course it's on sale today! Gotta love it ;) It's so warm...I wear it all the time! Size down.


I think I'm grabbing this green lace top today! It's so beautiful. Such intricate lace and with button down the back...it's the perfect holiday top! I have green/blue eyes, so it really made them pop.


Chenille Pullover-- size down! This is SO cozy and warm. You can layer it over a plaid collared shirt for a little extra something.


If you haven't gotten these fleece lined leggings yet, now's the time!! I wear them almost every day. Maybe I need a second pair ;) This picture makes them looked ribbed, but my pair is not. They're only $16 now!


More faves: 
Dresses:

Sweaters:

Tops:

Accessories:

BANANA REPUBLIC: 50% off everything. My husband's getting another pair of the jeans he loves so much! We'll wrap them and they'll be a present ;)
BEAUTYCOUNTER: Free mask gift set with purchase of $250 or more + free shipping over $100.  Also, two new holiday sets! Volumizing Mascara & Remover set AND the travel size Cleansing Balm. I'm picking that one up for myself, because it's so moisturizing and has vitamin C in it!
If you want to try a few products, today's the day since you'll get free shipping over $100! My favorites include the body wash in Citrus Mimosa, charcoal mask, and lip glosses. There are a ton of holiday collections that are discounted big time, so I'm getting a few sets and distributing them as gifts. For example, I got the face mask set of 3 and I'll be giving two as gifts and keeping one for myself! Same with this pink trio of lip gloss.  The holiday lipgloss smells like peppermint and is absolutely delightful!
FRANCESCA’S: Buy one, get one 60% off all clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, home & gifts
GAP: Everything is 50% off 
HUNTER Boots: Shop the Black Friday Sale alongside an exclusive offer up to 40% off a new Hunter product every day.

J.CREW: 40% off your purchase with code THANKU

J.CREW FACTORY: 50% off everything
Clothes:

Jewelry:

LOFT: 50% off everything with code FRIYAY


LULU & GEORGIA: 25% off everything with code GOGOGO
MADEWELL: 25% off everything
NORDSTROM: extra 20% off sale

This is my favorite top on sale!

Other favorites:




THE MASON JAR BOUTIQUE: 20% off! A few faves:

Embroidered bootie:
Layered Sweater:
Feather Dress:
THIRD LOVE: Save 35% off the satin set bras and panties (love this company!!)
POTTERY BARN: 20% off + Free Shipping with code THANKS
Let me know if I'm missing any sales! I'll add to this post if I find any other killer deals. Hope you have a great day!
xoxo
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