Playlist: Christmas

For the past few years I really haven’t been able to get myself into the Christmas spirit. I can’t even bring myself to set up my Christmas tree this year. Usually the day after Thanksgiving I whip out my tree and start decorating. Today I did set up my Christmas tree…well I took it out of the box and put it in front of the window. I still can’t bother to put any lights or decorations up. I have no idea why as each year goes by I get less and less into the spirit of Christmas.

So I put together a list of Christmas songs that will hopefully put you in the Christmas spirit if you aren’t…and hopefully will get me in the spirit.

What’s your favorite Christmas song?


Cloudy days & coffee shops

I tend to get trapped in my every day routine of going to work, coming home, and repeating EVERY day. Yesterday I decided to take a trip to this little coffee shop & bakery in my town. I’ve been here a couple times since it has been open. I absolutely love looking around at all the bread, desserts and coffees. They have a little section where they sell things from local companies which is awesome.

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Lavender, pumpkin & lemon  macaroons.

Lavender, pumpkin & lemon macaroons.

Don’t these macaroons looks delicious!

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Perfect little spot on cold days for people watching!

If you ever find yourself in central NC. You NEED to take a stop at The Table!

Favorites: Blogs

Lately, I’ve been REALLY into reading blogs. I’ve decided to share a few that I’ve been obsessed with from beauty to food blogs.

Ghost Parties – I find myself just laying in bed reading her blog posts for hours. I love her “Makeup Medleys” where she shows you what she keeps in her monthly makeup bag. I also LOVE her photography!



I’ve been reading Carrie’s blog for quite some time and LOVE her fashion. I just wish I could raid her closet!


Shell Chic’d

A new blog I recently found and I’ve been quite obsessed with reading. I’m originally from New England so when I read her blog posts…it makes me miss living there. Not to mention she might be a Patriots fan! Go PATS!


Dinosaur Dances

Another recent find! I love her fashion posts and her food posts! Her food posts honestly make my mouth water!


I am a food blog 

I don’t even think I need to say anything about this blog. Just take a look for yourself!


Thumbelina Lillie

One of my favorite ALL time blogs. I love her beauty posts and her photography is always SPOT ON! Not to mention she is absolutely gorgeous!


The College Prepster

Another blogger from the North that makes me miss back home! Her blog ranges from fashion to lifestyle. Her dog Teddy is absolutely adorable!


What are some of your favorite blogs?

Favorites: October!

The month of October has just flown by. I swear the older I get the faster the months seem to go by. I’ve been working a lot lately so I haven’t been able to try out many products. I’m also trying to save for my vacation in April to Savannah. I can NOT wait.

So for the month of October I only have a few favorite things!


Lorac Pro Palette: I swear if you haven’t picked up this palette you are missing out. It comes with 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer/satin shades. They are incredibly pigmented! The design of the pallet is super sleek and thin so it makes it ideal for traveling. I actually find it better than the Naked palette.

Mirenesse Glossy Kiss: I received this product in a Birchbox a very long time ago and just threw it in with the rest of my makeup and was like eh red lip stick. i didn’t think I’d be able to wear a red lip at all. But, when I was going through all my makeup and throwing away things that had expired or things that I just didn’t like anymore I found it. This lipstick/lip pencil what ever you want to call it is just amazing. it is smooth, creamy and isn’t heavy on the lips.

Stila liquid lip gloss:  Another red lip item that I received in a Birchbox.  The pigmentation is INCREDIBLE. The lipstick goes on incredibly opaque. Something that is labeled as a “liquid lipstick” I always thought would be a little sheer or not that opaque. It is a bit hard to remove. Once it is is ON!

Lately I’ve been using the Mirenesse Gloss Kiss and the Stila liquid lipstick to create my “perfect” red lip. The applicator on the Stila liquid lipstick isn’t that great to create clean lines so I use the Glossy kiss pencil to line my lips and fill them in and, then put the liquid lipstick on top.

What are some of the products you’ve been loving this month or for the fall?

Travel: Essientals

Tomorrow I’m going on a little vacation to Myrtle Beach. My little brother turns 21, so for a present I thought a beach trip would be amazing. I feel so old knowing that he is now 21, and I will soon be 25…YIKES! This is the time where I go through all my Birchbox samples and see what I have that way I can try them. I’m terrible at using my samples…haha. So, I thought I’d share what I take with me when I go on vacation.

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