How I Keep My Energy Up During the Holidays

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I love so many things about the holiday season!  From the Christmas commercials to the festive decor, and from holiday music to the shopping, I soak it all in!  But that doesn’t mean the holiday season doesn’t stress me out more than any other time of the year.  Because it totally does.

While I really enjoy giving gifts to the ones I love, I always feel pressure to find the gifts that will make them happiest.  And yes, I love holiday decorations, but knowing I have to take them all down in January?  That stresses me out!  Plus, it always seems that the social calendar overfills itself around the holidays.  I have trouble living in the moment rather than thinking about how to fit everything in and still find time to sleep. read more


Gift Guide: Easy Gifts for Women

I often find that I always see gifts I want to buy the ladies in my life, but when it comes time to do holiday shopping, I freeze up. Anyone else?! So I put together this holiday gift guide (or any time gift guide!) for women that’s chock full of easy peasy gifts! You can give them alone or bundle a few together!

What I love most about them is that they are mostly one-size-fits-all (with the exception of the vest, but thats an easy one because it doesn’t have sleeves!). You won’t have the stress of wondering if your gift will fit the recipient, and in my opinion, anyone should be happy to receive these cute pieces! read more


My Cozy and Stylish Holiday Hosting Essentials

This post is sponsored by on behalf of Trapp.

I am soooo excited that fall has officially arrived! Hosting and entertaining is so much more fun in cozy weather. I love everything, from the fall and winter décor to the sound of the crowd cheering on the TV during Sunday football to the pumpkin spice anything! Last year, we even hosted a meatball cook-off and voted on our favorites!

But, my absolute favorite thing about hosting during the colder months is lighting all the cozy candles! I want guests to feel at home the minute they cross the threshold, and with my new favorite candle (and candle brand), they will feel comfortable and cozy in an instant! read more


Jewelry Gifts for Animal Lovers!

Hey, everyone!! I hope you had a fabulous and delicious Thanksgiving! I just wanted to hop on here briefly to tell you about a sale one of my favorite brands is having. Alex and Ani has temporarily marked down ALL of their jewelry 25%!! So I handpicked jewelry gifts for animal lovers in your life!!

Alex and Ani Bangles for Animal Lovers

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Go with the Flow Turtle set

Owl Charm Bangle

Crystal Dog Charm Bangle

Butterfly Charm Bangle

Wild Heart Charm Bangle

Meow Color Infusion Bangle

Unicorn Charm Bangle

Elephant Two Tone Charm Bangle

Tiger Head Charm Bangle

Reindeer Set of 3

Tiger Color Infusion Charm Bangle

Love at First Sight Charm Bangle

Paw Print Beaded Bangle

Did you score any good deals on Black Friday! I’m looking forward to Cyber Monday tomorrow!!

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An Awesome Site for Creating Holiday Cards and Gifts

I used to spend hours creating my holiday cards on an overpriced site.  I never completed the cards in just one sitting, because the site provided  way too many customizable options that actually made the process stressful for me!  Creating holiday cards should be fun, not stressful!  And forget about making other personal gifts, such as photo books and and calendars.  I expended all of my creative juices on the holiday cards!  Luckily, this year, I found an awesome site for creating holiday cards and gifts!

Use code VOGUE25 to save 25% on your holiday card order!!

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Pinhole Press is what’s up in terms of holiday cards and photo gifts, guys! I plan on using this company each and every time I need photo gifts.

What Do I Like About Pinhole Press?

Pinhole Press definitely adheres to their slogan:  Beautifully Simple Photo Gifts.  They designed their website to be extremely user-friendly, with clear, laid-out options for aesthetically- pleasing formats.  Pinhole Press separates themselves from other photo gift companies because they don’t provide an overwhelming amount of customizable formatting options.  When you navigate to the Holiday Cards section, they provide these simple options:

After you check off a box in all of the categories, Pinhole Press narrows down all of the card format choices for you.  After you choose one, all you have to do is pop in your photos and type your desired text.  And that’s it!  Your beautifully simple holiday cards are ready to order.  There is no fooling around with colors and photo sizes because it is all done for you! An Awesome Site for Creating Holiday Cards and Gifts- Pinhole Press



I also love the prices of items on this site.  They are super reasonable, and Pinhole Press usually has some sort of sale happening!  So be sure to check for coupon codes on the site before you order your awesome photo gifts.

Gift Option: Petite Layflat Photo Book

I ordered a Petite Layflat Photo Book as a gift for my husband (I really hope he doesn’t read this!).  We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in NYC this year, and we had so much fun that I wanted us to remember every detail forever!  So I documented the weekend in this adorable little photo book.  Its 20 pages are really sturdy, and the photos look great.  Plus, it is only $9.99!!

Pinhole Press gives you the option of including text in the photo books, so I wrote about our trip on the last page. I can’t wait for my husband to see it!

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What Else Can Can You Create on Pinhole Press?

 I hope you love Pinhole Press as much as I do!  Don’t forget to check out my recent gift guides to help you with the holiday crunch! read more


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