POPSUGAR must have box....

I succumbed & indulged with a box this month. I don't know why I am so addicted to box subscriptions....probably because my love of surprises, and gifts!

So here, goes....the December installment!

To hold my champs!

Will probably be gifting these.... 

I haven't tried this yet - but I'll report back. 
I'm addicted to my Covergirl Lash Blast, so this should be interesting!

Truth be told, I'm really excited about these!!
I am such a fan of nail art. Especially when it lasts longer than polish!

The bracelet is cute.
I'll pair it with my others :)

And I'm really excited for this too! I LOVE gift wrapping!

Don't miss out on January's box! Check out more information HERE.

sneaky sneaky!

I couldn't resist. I had to tell you about this sneak that Stella & Dot put out today!!! A few pieces from the spring line is available for purchase beginning today!!! (The rest are scheduled to release in January)

I'm not the only one that's excited either! Check out what People's Style Watch, Senior Editor had to say....

I can't WAIT to wear these pieces. 

What do you think? Do you like the yellow hues???

pantone & their colors....

So it was announced that Pantone's color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid.

"Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health."

What do you think? 
I'm just not a purple person...granted this is "radiant orchid"....but still. Looks like purple. 

For those of you looking to rock this color in the new year, let me give you a head start. 
Shop them HERE

kickin' off december

Yeah, 24 days until Christmas. Crazy!

But that means I get to decorate & use my favorite coffee mug!

MattyB let me change up our decor this year - and I even got to make my first wreath.

Our theme is now "rustic". I like how the wreath turned out! And FYI the "twiggy wreath" is called a "grapevine wreath". Thanks lady at Michael's for educating me!

I'm not 100% happy with how our Christmas tree turned out, which kinda stinks because Matt also informed me I'm not allowed to change the theme. Ever.

Ignore the messy tree skirt....

haha, my attempt at a burlap ribbon tree topper!

glitter poinsettia ornaments :) 

that top ornament is an owl - and of course a reindeer to complete the woodland animals

totally rustic star


Do you change your theme every year?
We had a turquoise & gold theme since 2008 - - which was a carryover from my apartment living since 2006. We ere overdue for a new theme.

tuesday's fashion....and an important sale!

Florida weather is totally cray-cray. Yesterday is chilly & windy, in the 70's in my neck of the woods. Today it's rainy & windy & OH SO HUMID, and in the 80's....but by Thanksgiving, it will be in the 40's!!!!



So today, I'm trying out a Florida winter look ;) actually, I really just wanted to wear a scarf.

(The top is from PINK. I'm seriously addicted to their clothing line.)

Bracelets: Renegade, Phoebe, Moxie, & Nikita
all by Stella & Dot

Also, you do not want to miss this! Sale items are reduced an additional 25% off!!! Holler baller!

These are a few of the items you can get at a ridiculously low price....

The Dakota necklace $79 $35.55

(this price is ridiculous!!! And there is a matching necklace!!!)

Olivia Bib necklace $118 $66.38

Seriously, go browse through the sale. It's a "don't wanna miss" kind of sale ;) There are a few charms on there too!

spottin' style in a glossy

I had 2 seconds on the potty the other day to breeze through the December issue of InStyle....TMI? sorry.

I spotted our Zora necklace!!! Woohoo!!! How many social selling companies do you know that are featured in magazines!? 

Are you a mom? When do you find time to get your reading done? 

i spy....the revenge edition

I don't get to watch my most loved tv shows live. Do you? I normally have to time it around laundry day :) hence a week late post about last week's Revenge style spotting!!

Our beloved Emily Thorne rocking the Rebel Pendant! How fitting :)

Available in GOLD



flash sale - don't miss it

I know I've said it before - but I LOVE when Stella & Dot does this!


Yesterday, there was an album posted to their Facebook page, about this "Fan Favorites" sale.
Three pictures of items were posted, and the picture with the most "LIKES" was then selected as the most favorite, earning it a 60% discount!

So now, the results are LIVE.

normally $158
now $63.20
60% off

normally $39
now $19.50
50% off

normally $39
now $23.40
40% off

Be sure to ACT FAST. This sale only lasts for 48 hours.
Seriously, how many people can you check off your gifting list with this sale? Great gifts!!!

celebrating the big 3 oh

On the 8th of November I started a new decade. My thirties. Based on that day, they are off to a great start!

Although, if you ever hear the term "Code Green" in Target....beware. It means "child is stuck in a shopping cart". At least that was the case for me on my birthday. Bitty Beau decided he wanted to see if his arm fit through the seat railings. It definitely did...and then didn't want to be pulled out. After a crowd of employees gathered around us, and after the attention of all nearby shoppers was gained, the toddler's arm was safely pulled out of the rails. "Happy Birthday"!

I had previously told MattyB that I did NOT want to celebrate my birthday. I have been in such a funk over the idea of turning thirty, no thanks to some drama that's also looming over our lives.

Regardless, luckily for me, Matthew did not listen & took great effort in planning a spectacular evening!

We started the evening (Beau free) with dinner at Iavarones. I've never been there, but had heard so many great things. Who doesn't love Italian eateries by the mob?

The food, drinks, & ambiance were great!

Flirtini Martini....thought I'd try something new (ya know, had to steer clear of my normal Cosmo...)

The company wasn't so bad either ;)

I was eye balling their Tiramisu for dessert, but MattyB said we had to split because we had dessert plans elsewhere.

I coerced him to spill his guts - and my hunch was correct - we had a reservation at the Melting Pot!!! Yummo!!!

So upon arriving to The Melting Pot, Matthew gives his name, and then "bless his heart" the hostess spills the beans about "oh the rest of your party is here!".

Sure enough, he had arranged for my girlfriends to all be there to celebrate :)

Apparently we couldn't all look at the right camera, at the same time. 

For not having wanted to celebrate this birthday, I am so thankful that Matthew planned this all. It was such a fun evening!

Now here's to hoping this decade is the BEST yet!