Daily Dose of Design

Friday, December 14, 2018

Helpful Pre-Holiday Prep Hacks

Thank you to adidas for sponsoring today's post. As always, all opinions are my own!

Christmas is in LITERALLY about a week. What even?! I'm still shopping and trying to get everything ready, all while trying to take it slow and enjoy the season. Let's just say doing both - and doing both well - is NOT easy. This is the busiest time of year for all of us; being able to enjoy it while also prepping to have everything ready for yourself, for entertaining your friends and family, and for getting all of your shopping and work done in time before the holiday is quite the multi-task to take on, but these holiday prep hacks have helped me (especially lately!) and I think they'll help you, too.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts for the Beauty Buff


Everyone has that friend/sister/other family member or person on our gift giving list who loses all sense of self control upon walking into Sephora or the beauty section of any given store, right?! Whether you're looking for an awesome gift set, something for the skincare guru of the friend group, grea gift under $100 or a splurge gift, I have you covered! From the classics to the newest beauty products, here's everything you need to shop for the beauty queen on your shopping list:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Genius Gift Ideas for the Jetsetter


Whether the traveler on your holiday shopping list travels nationally or abroad, and whether it be for work or fun (or both!), these gift ideas will help them travel in comfort and in style. From the essentials to things that make travel easier and more enjoyable from the second they step on an airplane, there's something here for every wanderluster on your list - and fair warning, you'll want to buy at least a few of these for yourself, too!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Foolproof Two Ingredient Peppermint Fudge


I absolutely LOVE baking during the holidays - what I don't love is a lot of prep time, a lot of directions or a lot of steps. I also prefer no-bake but I'll take what I can get, lol! I'm always looking for the best recipes I can make to impress guests when I have friends and family over, and recipes to take to parties and get-togethers over the holidays that won't take a day plus a huge mess in my kitchen to make. Let's face it - none of us have too much spare time every day, this time of year especially, and when there's an amazing holiday dessert recipe like this two ingredient fudge, it needs to be shared!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Traditional Glam Christmas Tablescape


The very best part of the holiday season is time with family, celebrating and of course all of the lights and decor! I've been working on my dining room table setup for a few weeks now and I'm SO happy with how it turned out! I'm the kind of person who likes a bunch of elements from different styles and I also like to change it up every year - probably makes sense as to why I'm always changing my furniture and decor throughout the year too, hah! For this year's Christmas tablescape I decided on a mix between traditional - your typical reds, greens and garland - with some glam mixed in. I'm a sucker for anything gold, delicate, sparkly and whatever screams luxury/glam. I had a ton of ideas and knew what I wanted it to look like and I'm so happy that it turned out even better!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts at Every Price for Every Woman on Your Shopping List


This holiday gift guide is one of my favorites to date! There are SO many great gifts for every woman on your list, no matter what your budget is. From gifts under $50 all the way to a great splurge she'll love, I have you covered! Check out all of these gifts and check a bunch of boxes off of your holiday shopping list:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Festive Outfit Ideas for the Holiday Season


'Tis the season for holiday parties galore! Whether it be with friends, for work, family parties, holiday travel and sightseeing or anything else you could possibly think of, there's an outfit for it! ;) I put together a bunch of festive outfits - both casual and dressy - that are perfect for this holiday season no matter what you have going on. I'll be adding more looks throughout the season as well - so if you need inspo, keep checking back for more!