Daily Dose of Design: November 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday: What's in My Cart + TONS of Amazing Sales

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Happy Cyber Monday!! It's by far THE best day of the season to get most - if not all - of your holiday shopping done! Black Friday had a ton of amazing deals going on, but as the emails roll into my inbox I'm realizing just how amazing this Cyber Monday is and how many amazing deals to save on there are. Here's what's in my shopping cart so far today and the best sales that you can shop all day long:

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cyber Week Skincare Deals from Paula's Choice

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This post has been sponsored by Paula’s Choice in collaboration with Pretty In My Pocket (PRIMP). As always, all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. #PCCyberMonday #PRIMPLovesPaula

This week is by FAR one of the *best* weeks to do holiday shopping! There are so, so, SO many amazing deals going on and a ton of stores turn Black Friday or Cyber Monday into an entire week of deals - and Paula’s Choice is one of them! I'm sharing all of my favorite deals throughout the week because some of these are just too good to pass up. Earlier this year, I shared my love for Paula's Choice skincare products (which you can read here!) and since they've turned Cyber Monday into Cyber WEEK, I knew I had to share these deals with you guys!
Paula's Choice is one of the only skincare lines I'll use now - whenever I have a problem spot, extra redness or even dry skin, I always go to my PC products. They're so refreshing and seriously are of such great quality! For Cyber Week, they're giving a gift with every purchase of $65+ *and* 20% off of everything plus free shipping(!!!). Here's some of my favorites for this time of year and that'll make great gifts:

Friday, November 25, 2016

Best of BLACK FRIDAY 2016!

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First off, I hope everyone has had an absolutely amazing Thanksgiving! I spent the day with so much of my family and SO much food. I have a lot of walking/bag carrying to do to burn off all of the food I've eaten in the past 24 hours! ;) There is so much to be thankful for and I know it may seem like shopping the day after giving thanks is sort of contradictory, but it's still so much fun and such a tradition! I'm rounding up some of my favorite sales - and there's a LOT of them this year! There's so much going on, it's hard to keep track! I usually go out late Thursday night into Friday morning, come home and sleep for a few hours, then get up and ready and head out again to more stores! I just can't get enough of it, I love nothing more!
Here's some of my favorite things I've seen so far and a ton of the best sales:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Healthy & Tasty Baked Spinach Chips

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I know, I know - it's the holidays and the last thing you want to see is a healthy snack option... BUT, you can't even tell that these spinach chips are healthy because of how freakin' yummy they are! I'm trying to not go too food crazy before the real tempting days get here... AKA Thursday. But believe it or not these could really make for a great hors d'oeuvres or side dish as well as a healthy on-the-go snack. The best part is they couldn't be easier to make!

Monday, November 21, 2016

5 Cleaning Hacks to Make the Holidays Effortless

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Happy Monday! It's a crazy week around here (I'm sure I'm not the only one!) but I'm so excited for it! I love this time of year and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days ever. It's so fun to spend time with friends and family and it's overall always just a great day! This year we have a lot of family coming in; usually we're pretty low key for Thanksgiving, but this year it's going to get a little crazy - starting today!
As the holidays get closer it's so important to me to keep my home clean and tidy so that the stress of things being a mess with visitors (especially unexpected ones - eesh!) vanishes. I'm always looking for ways to simplify cleaning, and these 5 cleaning/organizing hacks help the holiday stress immensely:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

11 Nail Polish Shades You Need to Try this Fall & Winter

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There's nothing better than finding the perfect polish shade in the fall and winter months! Something about the deep and rich tones make me so excited to get my nails done. Different shades of berry are by far my favorite, but this year especially I've been opened to trying more than the typical (it's clear how basic my nails usually are from that picture.. ;) I usually gravitate toward Essie polishes, but I do love other brands too. My salon just started carrying other brands (besides the typical Essie, OPI, etc.) so I've been trying a ton of shades lately. From berries to neutrals to accent nail shades, here are my favorites for this season:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Daily Dose of Gifts: Gifts for Your Sister

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Any of you who have sisters likely can agree that shopping for your sister can be SO difficult. I mean it sort of makes no sense because your sister is one of the people you know best, but sibling personalities can be insanely different and although my sister and I like similar things, we still have different tastes. It's hard deciding if I picked something that I know she'll like or if it's just something I like, ha! But I've started my shopping a little bit earlier this year for the sole purpose of not wanting to feel rushed. In doing so, I've been able to budget better too AND have time to find more thought out gifts. These are my favorite gifts I've found that are perfect for your sister whether she's older or younger than you:

Monday, November 14, 2016

7 Last Minute Holiday Items to Get from Home Goods

The holidays are quickly approaching - I literally can't believe Thanksgiving is in less than two weeks - and now is the time where everyone is scrambling to finalize plans, start cleaning the house, decorating and shopping for last minute things. I know I can't be the only one whose had the holiday season creep up on them out of absolutely no where but I am sooo excited about it! We usually have a fairly low-key Thanksgiving with family, but this year a ton more of our family is coming in and it's busy to say the least.

You've probably heard me talk about Home Goods a million times before and may have read my hacks to successfully shop at Home Goods... but there really is nothing like that store, so could you blame me?! ;) Never do I walk out of a store not knowing how I spent $100+ like I do at HG! I love shopping there for any sort of room upgrade, gift, etc., but during the holiday season something about it is even better (not sure how that's possible!). Walking through aisle after aisle to all sorts of Chrismtas-goodness, it's heavenly! So if you're a procrastinator like I am or just need some extra fun holiday decor to light up the house before friends and family come in just a matter of days, here's 7 things you can stop at Home Goods for to easily grab this holiday season:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How to Network and Engage on Social Media

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Social networking and marketing is one of the most important tools out there for bloggers, business owners, companies and even for us to keep in touch with friends and family. It's 2016 - and nearly everything you could dream of is possible online; shopping, reading the news, learning something new, finding and connecting with people. Possibilities are endless and if you're a blogger or own a business that's dependent on social media, you know how important it is. It's a tool that's at our disposal and with how useful it is (AND addicting...) there's really no surprise as to why we're so attached to our computers and phones! If you use it correctly for your business, you can benefit so much in so many ways. It's ALL about figuring out what works best for you and your brand, and I think the importance of it is something everyone needs to realize.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Daily Dose of Gifts: Holiday Gifts Under $50

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It may be November 7th, but there is no harm in getting an early start on your holiday shopping! I always start my shopping in the first week of November because I'm always nervous about forgetting someone on my list *and* it's a great way to spread it out and stick to a budget. Plus, I absolutely love to have online orders arrive and start wrapping! I found some pretty adorable wrapping paper at Home Goods the other day and I can't wait to use it! I always like to start my shopping with easier to get items so I figured some awesome gifts under $50 is the place to start:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Currently Craving: October Obsessions

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Happy November!! October literally flew by in about 2 seconds, but in all honesty I'm okay with it because I love this time of year. November and December are my favorite months (aside from summer, duh) and I'm obsessed with dressing for cooler weather and there's always so many fun colors and accessories this time of year. This is one of my favorite posts to put together each month because I love sharing products I love and I think it also makes for a really fun monthly look book! From leopard print to pretty fall shades to cold weather must haves, I have you covered ; )