December 8, 2017

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide | Under $25

Welcome to the final gift guide of the 2017 holiday season! It went by SO fast!! 
It always seems difficult to find gifts under $25 that are fun and exciting yet one's where you don't have to drop all the $$$ on. It can be a struggle because a lot of the items in this price range tend to be generic or just plain cheap quality. I feel like I've been bookmarking gifts to include in this guide since Halloween!! Stocking stuffers are my absolute favorite, probably more than the bigger Christmas gifts themselves. A lot of my Christmas morning memories growing up are of me opening up my stocking and one year in particular where I got a mango hand cream. I was over the moon with that lotion!!! 
These under $25 stocking stuffers are sure to impress, and they’re not just great stocking stuffers for under $25; they’re great gifts – period. 

December 4, 2017

Mom, Sister + BFF Gift Guide

Happy Monday ladies!
Well, this gift guide is long over-do but I guess computer problems can have that effect on bloggers. ;) Anyways, I've had a few requests for today's gift guide...I guess Mothers and sisters can be difficult to shop for! I would say whoever you are shopping for just don't overthink it...keep in mind their hobbies, and just try and take note of the little things that bring them joy. Those are the best gifts!
November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday Roundup + Charitable Brands That Give Back

Happy Monday, Cyber Monday that is. Personally, I think you get better deals today than on Friday AND you get to shop while in your pj's with a Hallmark movie playing in the background! Win-win situation!
 In addition to the regular retail deals and sales I wanted to roundup some brands and products that are making a difference during this busy shopping season. I have listed some AMAZING life-changing brands below, where I'm sure you will be abale to find a ton of gift ideas + give back at the same time. 
Happy shopping!!!

5 Pound Apparel - No matter what you buy from Five Pound Apparel, your purchase is guaranteed to benefit someone, somewhere. Every brand they carry has a charitable cause – from FEED accessories and tote bags to TOMS Shoes, and a plethora of Missouri-themed gift items (they are based in the Show Me State). 

CROSBY - CROSBY by Mollie Burch is a women’s contemporary clothing line distinguished by custom prints, vibrant color, and whimsical design. Founded on the desire to fight social injustice, CROSBY uses bright designs to support organizations that aid victims of sex trafficking. Our slogan, #ShineYourBright, aims to empower women to be their boldest, brightest selves.

DIFF Charitable Eyewear - DIFF will donate a pair of reading glasses to children in rural Africa through Eyes on Africa for every pair you purchase for yourself. They also partner with the SABO Project to provide free vision exams. Glasses average about $75 and fans of the brand include model Kendall Jenner and Bachelorette JoJo.

Elegantees - Elegantees manufactures modest and affordable dresses and tops. They employ women rescued from sex trafficking in Nepal and the United States. Sewing jobs give these precious women a sense of dignity, and proceeds benefit The Nepali Rescue Project and Restore NYC. Elegantees helps restore lives by sewing one tee at a time! 

FEED Projects - Every FEED product sold helps provide food to children in need and you'll know exactly how many meals you're providing with your purchase thanks to a number stamped on each item. Products include apparel and accessories, but they're most famous for their wide variety of handbags which range in price from $25 to $300.

Frosting Company - Founded by two inspiring sisters who pride themselves  in producing and handcrafting the highest quality natural bath and beauty products free of gluten, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and artificial preservatives. We use the finest and most delectable organic and natural ingredients to create a luxurious experience each and every time. A portion of Frosting Company proceeds is donated to find a cure for childhood cancer! 

Hand in Hand Soap - Hand in Hand creates sustainable, vegan, & palm oil free essentials for a clean life and a clean conscience. Plus for every product purchased, one bar of soap and one month of clean water is donated to a child in need. Buy a bar, give a bar.

Krochet Kids - By working in highly vulnerable, poverty stricken regions of the world, Krochet Kids gives resources and training to struggling women. The products available through their site are all made by these woman and provide them with income opportunities, flexibility and growth potential. You can find super cute scarves, bags, sweaters and a ton more ranging in price from $20 to $100. 

Love Your Melon - Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer.

Market Colors  - Sells products made by groups in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Malawi including purses, laptop cases, iPad carriers, scarves, rugs, and accessories. Each product is 100% handmade and accompanied by a product card, providing details about the African craftsman who made it. 

Milk and Honey Market - Milk and Honey Market is a fair trade online boutique based out of South Carolina. 10% of their monthly profits go to Switch, a nonprofit in Greenville, South Carolina that fights human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Read more about the vision and mission here
MudLOVE - MudLOVE is a ceramics studio built on giving back. Every product you purchase provides 1 week of clean water to someone in need.

Oliberte - Olibert√© is a sustainable brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe in empowerment, transparency, and doing right by all. This means making premium quality products with a lifetime warranty, and it means treating every employee, everywhere in the world, with respect.

Project 7 - By partnering with non-profits that crusade for the environment, quench the thirsty, house the homeless, feed the hungry, heal the sick, work for peace, or provide education, Project 7 lets your regular purchase of chewing gum do a whole lot more. 

Roma Boots - For every pair of boots purchased, Roma will donate a pair to a child in need. They also give ten percent of all their proceeds to help fund global educational initiatives. Boots range in price from $40 for kids boots to $70 for adults. 

Starfish Project - Starfish Project is a non-profit organization with a social enterprise that cares for women coming out of human trafficking and exploitation. Starfish Project has employed over 125 women and has served thousands through our Community Outreach Services.

Toms - When you buy a pair of TOMS Shoes, you are also helping improve the health, education, and well-being of a child. Available in hundreds of styles, TOMS Shoes for women, men, and children are not only a fashion statement but a charitable one as well.

WeWood - For every watch WeWOOD sells, they plant a tree. So far, they've planted nearly half a million trees across the globe and they hope to reach their goal of 1 million trees by 2020. Watches range from $55 to $250.
Abercrombie - 50% off entire online store 
Amazon - Week-long Cyber Monday deals
Ann Taylor - 50% off everything + free shipping with code BESTMONDAY
Alex & Ani20% off and free shipping
Anthropologie - 20% off full-priced items + free shipping on all orders $100+
ASOS - 30% off of everything with code EPIC30 from 11/22-28
Banana Republic - 50% off everything 
Bare Minerals - different deals daily
Baublebar - 35% off everything with code CYBER35 
BCBG - 50% off everything + free shipping
BooHoo - 50% off everything + free shipping
Calvin Klein - 50% off and free shipping site wide
Charlotte Russe - Everything 40% off
Clarisonic - 30% off and free gifts with code CYBERMON
Cotton On - 50% off  + free shipping
Crate and Barrel - 15% off full priced items with code SAVE15
Dormify - 30% off with code MONDAYFUNDAY until midnight
E.L.F Cosmetics - 50% off sitewide using the code CELEBRATE on orders $30+. Plus, your order ships free for a limited time. 
Express - 50% off of everything + free shipping 
Francesca’s - 30% off entire store
Free People - Additional 25% off all sale items
Forever 21 - 21% off entire store - Up to 50% off your complete order (Ray-Ban products included) LAST DAY!!!
H&M - 30% off everything 
Hollister - 50% off enitre store + free shipping with code CYBERLLAMA
J.Crew Factory - 60% off everything + extra 50% off clearance + free shipping with code CYBER
J.Crew - 40% off plus extra 10% of until midnight Monday. Free shipping with code SHOPFAST
Kate Spade - 40% off sale items; 30% off full-priced items with code MOREJOY
Keds - 30% off full priced items + 10% off sale items with code LOADUP- until midnight Monday
Kendra Scott - 20% off everything with code YELLOW20
Lisi Lerch - 30% off everything + $5 shipping
L.L. Bean - 25% off slippers with code CYBER25
LOFT - 50% off everything with code CLICK
Macy's - Cyber week specials
Madewell - 25% off with code GOODMOOD
Marley Lilly - Up to 70% off + free gift with $50 order
Missguided - 50% off of everything with code FETCH50 
NIKE - Extra 25% off with code EPIC25 from 11/21-28 
Nordstrom - Extra 20% OFF selected sale items. 
Nordstrom Rack - Extra 30% off clearance items 
North Face - Up to 25% off
Old Navy - 50% off everything
Papersource - 50% off 
Pier 1 - Up to 50% off and free shipping with code FREESHIP
Pottery Barn - up to 70% select merchandise 
QVC - Holiday sales 
Ray-Ban - 20%, 30% and 50% off select styles
Revolve - Extra 20% off final sale items with code CYBER20. Up to 75% off new markdowns
Sephora - Deals on new beauty launches
Shopbop - Additional 35% off all sale items with code WOW35
Show Me Your MuMu - 50% select styles including sales with code 50FORMU 
Sigma Beauty - 35% off everything with code CYBER35 + free brush cup holder with orders $50+ 
Sperry - Up to 50% off Select Sperry Styles
T3 MICRO - 25% off everything from 11/27 – 11/28 with code MONDAY17ow
Target - Save an extra 15% off some of the top Cyber Monday deals
Tarte - One day steals up to 60% off + 25% off (almost) everything else with code MONDAY
ThirdLove - Save 35% on ThirdLove’s Satin Set 
Tommy Hilfiger - 50% off site-wide + free shipping with code MONDAZE 
TopShop - Up to 50% off + free worldwide shipping
Tory Burch - 30% off $250 including sale styles with code THANKS 
ULTA -  $10 off any qualifying online purchase or $50 or more with code CYBERMON17
Urban Outfitters - 50% off purchases of $150 or more + $15 off purchases of $75 or more
Vineyard Vines - Take an extra 40% off of sale styles + 25% off everything with code HOLIDAY17 
Wayfair - Up to 80% off Cyber Monday blowout site-wide
West Elm - Up to 70% off Cyber Monday deals + free shipping with code FREERIDE
White House Black Market - 40% off entire purchase with code 47171
Williams Sonoma - 10% off $50+, 15% off $100+, 20% off $200+ and 25% off $500+ AND free fast shipping with code SAVEMORE
Williams Sonoma Home - Up to 70% off select items

What charitable brand are you planning on shopping from this season? What was your favorite Black Friday or Cyber Monday purchase? 
November 23, 2017


Happy Thanksgiving!!! 
I can't believe I am already saying that! This Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a minute and share a few things that I am truly thankful for. I hope you take some time today and this weekend and just write down every little blessing.

I am thankful for...
Good health || Love of family & friends || My soft bed || Encouragement of the blogging community || When my favorite song comes on the radio || Every single person who visits this website || Hot morning, afternoon or evening coffee || Random strangers who smile when I walk past them || Baseball caps || Carbs || Rain || Early mornings || All the mentors in my life || People who fight for our country || Fresh sheets || Hallmark movies || Devotion time || Avocado toast || Baking just to bake || Makeup-less days || Fuzzy socks || Evening walks || The opportunity to share my heart on this blog 

Enjoy today with your loved ones and safe travels for you all!