Download: Amelia Island

It’s not often that Marcus and I can get a little time away for ourselves, so when he mentioned tagging along on his annual work trip to Florida I jumped at the opportunity. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and it was the perfect backdrop for some serious relaxation!

[I’ve never seen so many shells!]AmeliaIsland2018_07
[enjoyed a delicious French white at Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro]AmeliaIsland2018_08AmeliaIsland2018_09
[Fernandina Beach has the cutest shopping district]AmeliaIsland2018_13AmeliaIsland2018_14[I spy snow…]

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Friday faves

TwoTurkeys.jpg[so thankful for these two little goofballs]

Looking to get into the holiday spirit with some festive tunes? I’ve got you covered with my Sleigh Bells Jingling Spotify playlist. Of note: really digging John Legend’s new holiday album!

Some Black Friday deals have already started and one of my favorite brands, Gathre, kicks off their week-long sale next Monday. The entire site will be 25% off!

With the holiday season upon us, I’m making sure our guest room is ready to go as we host family and friends throughout the upcoming months. I just purchased this buffalo plaid comforter, as well as two different flannel sheet sets: black pinecones and red houses. Topped off with a festive pillow and I think we are good to go!

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TTD faves: holiday books

Since the reveal of our new reading nook shelves and fall book round-up, I’ve been dreaming about when we’d get to switch over to holiday books.

Well, my friends, that time has come and I’m so excited to share with you a few of our favorites!

HolidayBooks1Christmas Treasure Hunt // The Elf on the Shelf // That’s Not My Reindeer
Is It Christmas Yet? // How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Construction Site on Christmas Night // Red Truck
Pick a Pine Tree // Have Yourself a Hairy Little Christmas
Llama Llama Holiday Drama // The Night Before Christmas
Countdown to Christmas // The Night Before Christmas // The Snowy Day
Home Alone // Santa is Coming to Iowa

[not pictured: the tattered Polar Express book that takes up residence next to Everett’s bed from now until January]

HolidayBooks2Ev+Kev[my own little Kevin McCallister]

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TTD faves: festive and cozy

‘Tis the season to hunker down and practice a little hygge. Now that your littles are all decked out in their holiday jammies, why not follow suit?

These are the perfect items for snuggling on the couch to binge watch all those Hallmark holiday movies you’ve DVR’d. Oh, is that just me?! No better time than the present to get a little cozy!


J. Crew Vintage pajama set with green piping
Chalkfull of Love Cabin Getaway candle
Gap long sleeve crewneck thermal
H&M jacquard-knit hat
Aerie easy cardigan
Free People lodge cozy socks
AEO plush fleece sweater legging
Krafty K Design friendly face mug
J.Crew Suede shearling slippers

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Download: a girls weekend in Omaha

Over the weekend, my sisters, mom and I hit the road due west to have a quick little getaway. Coffees were sipped, deals were snagged and lots of laughter ensued. Here’s a little look at all the fun we had.

[first stop: snaggin’ deals at the outlet mall]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_02
[refueling at Timber Wood Fire Bistro]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_06
[first stop of day two was the most beautiful]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_12
[if you are in Omaha, then Mulhall’s is a must]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_13
[their Christmas decor was so dreamy]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_14
[I wanted them all!]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_15
[and then this beaut in the greenhouse]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_16
[mid-afternoon necessity from Karma Koffee]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_17
[last shopping stop at the Regency]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_19
[the coolest concept for a food court I’ve ever seen]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_18
[artwork outside of our dining spot: Blatt Beer & Table]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_20
[early breakfast at Saddle Creek Breakfast Club to beat the crowd]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_21
[the cali club was freakin’ amazing]OmahaGirlsWknd2018_22[as was the epic buffalo plaid wall tile]

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Friday faves

IMG_3964[my buddy Ev and his love for Christmas trees // Kevin McCallister anyone?!]

The Hearth and Hand holiday goodies have hit the shelves at Target and I legit did a happy dance. My favorite (and purchased pieces) are: the Santa mailbox (Everett’s favorite) + notepad, the gold framed trees print, an embroidered tree skirt and the cutest kitchen towel set.

Oprah’s annual favorite things list came out this week and it is a doozy! This kids suitcase is so chic. You know how much I love the boys artwork, so this personalized embroidery gift is perfection. And who wouldn’t love to have homemade lattes + cappuccinos with this machine?!

Looking to get into the holiday spirit over the weekend? May I suggest baking these Andes Mint Cookies. They are one of my faves and freeze up pretty well too incase you want to get some holiday baking done ahead of time!

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Little looks: Christmas jammies 2018

The day after Halloween Everett was already begging to wear some of his new Christmas pajamas. What can I say, he is definitely my child.

We are loving getting into the spirit of the season around our house, and the boys each have at least four pairs of holiday jammies. I always like to snag mine early so I don’t risk them selling out. There are so many options out there this year, so I decided to round up a few of my faves for you!

one // two // three // four // five
six // seven // eight // nine

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