#OOTD – Girls Night Out

Well, it’s official, my first Girls Night of 2018 is in the books!  With the holidays being such a blur, my girlfriends and I decided to do our annual gift exchange after the New Year.  We put together a big spread of finger foods, drank red wine & caught up over exchanging gifts.
For our get together I decided to wear this new cold shoulder blouse I recently picked up at Marshalls, my distressed Old Navy Skinnies, cuffed above the ankle, and these Express booties from last winter.  I’ve included links to the styles I wore so you can shop these looks, or at least something similar!

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My girlfriend Jackie lives right on Lake Erie so as you can imagine her views are breathtaking.  I just had to share this picture I captured Saturday night of the water covered in ice just before sunset.  I could sit by her window all day, such beautiful views!

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Do you guys have any fun holiday traditions you share with your friends?  I’d love to hear what you do to celebrate!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Holiday Looks 2017

This holiday season has been a whirlwind adventure that seemed to go by in the blink of an eye.  All of the hours spent shopping, wrapping & meal prepping and it’s over just like that.  For me, the best part of the holidays is getting to spend time with family and friends.  I love reuniting with cousins I don’t get to see that often, getting to share stories over glasses of wine, and laughing until our stomachs hurt.

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Little man is 3 1/2 so Christmas was extra special this year.  The weeks leading up to it we baked cookies and made candy, drove through Christmas light shows, met Santa a few times, rode a horse drawn carriage while singing Christmas carols and enjoyed the mischievous happenings of our Elf on the Shelf Playdoh.  Thanks to Pinterest I had so many great ideas for Elf on the Shelf this year!

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Seeing little man’s face on Christmas morning was the best of all.  Though he said he NEEDED every toy on every Disney commercial he saw, he only asked Santa for 2 things; a Transformer that was made out of 4 robots and an Optimus Prime Transformer that turned into a rescue trailer.  His eyes lit up with excitement when he saw those exact Transformers waiting under the tree for him…my heart was so full!

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I hope everyone’s holiday season was full of love, laugher & lots and lots of wine!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Last minute gift guide

If you’re like me, you still have some last minute gifts to grab.  Whether you’re buying for a friend, your mother in law or a co-worker, every woman deserves to be spoiled this holiday season.  Below I’ve put together a foolproof guide of the best gifts to pick up in the eleventh hour.

For the chic – Women’s Faux Pony Hair Tassel Pouch by A New Day at Target for $14.99

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For the classic – Braided Headband on sale for $4.99 & Suede Gloves for $29.99 both from H&M

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For the planner – 2018 Blossom Agenda from Francesca’s for $17.99

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For the party girl – Fa la la la la Vodka Barware Set from Francesca’s for $30.00

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For the pampered – Luxe by Mr. Bubble Bath and Body Gift Set from Target for $12.00

Screenshot_20171216-141127Happy Shopping!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx