Home for the Holidays + 12 Days of Giveaways

Lately, it seems my weekends have been jam packed with activities. Between work and blogging, it's  like everyone wants to host their events right now to squeeze it in before the end of the year - which totally makes sense. I briefly mentioned this in my last post, but I'm working on taking a little more "me" time in between the hustle and bustle. I've been spending time on the couch going through all those cheesy Christmas movies on Netflix (anyone else watched Christmas Prince?), grabbing breakfast at neighborhood spots with friends and just trying to enjoy some down time.

I can't believe, I forgot to ask how you like the new design? I was really excited when I saw this option because I've been trying to find a little better way for you to view my recent content with you having to scroll through my entire page. I hope the new logo is something eye catching too! It was time to make her a bit prettier :)

As you may have noticed on Instagram, I launched an amazing 12 Days of Giveaways series with three of my blogger pals, SarahKaylee and Nicole on December 1. We've had some beauty products go live, an adorable scarf/hat/mittens set, gift cards, a crossbody bag.. and so much more to come. I've included the entire breakdown of how you can enter below, but essentially you just want to be following all of us to get the updates as soon as they go up.

Entering our giveaway is super simple! This time of year Instagram can get overcrowded with giveaways, so we wanted to make it as seamless as possible. For every post, all you have to do is:
  1. Like the daily photo: simple, right? These will be going up daily. We've done a few in the morning hours, but will be switching it up and posting in the evening moving forward. Make sure to click over when you get home from work to take a look.
  2. Make sure to follow all of us: If you've already done this on day one, then you're golden for the remainder of the series. However, follow/unfollows are kind of shady and so we'll be checking to make sure each winner is following us in the end. The good news - you don't have to click from one profile to the next. It's just me, Sarah, Kaylee and Nicole. Chances are you've been following a few of us already!
  3. Tag two friends in the comments: We'd love your help in spreading the word and that's an extra entry for you. Tag your mom, sister, aunt, cousin, best friend, coworker... whoever - all are invited to join the giveaway!
Something to note, all giveaways will be open until Friday, December 15 no matter the day they are posted. You can keep tagging friends all 12 days until it closes. Best of luck!!

We'll be posting a whole recap on Day 12 so you can come back here to make sure you've entered everything correctly.

Isn't this mug adorable? The little reindeer on the back sold me! Not to mention, if this means I'm on Santa's good side, I'll take it. Maybe he'll bring me a little puppy this year (hint hint).

I also have to say I've been wearing this grey sweater on repeat. I picked it up on a whim and it's such a cozy staple in my winter wardrobe. It's slightly over sized, but still a great fit if you wanted to dress it up with a cute pair of dress pants. Velvet would be so cute!

Shop My Look: Sweater | Jeans | Socks | Coffee Mug



  1. You are so cute! Loving all the giveaways. Where's your coach from?


    1. Thanks so much Mariah! It's from a local Chicago spot around Milwaukee/Ashland.