December Favorites

I can't believe December is over! I know people say this all the time, but this year literally flew by. I remember earlier this year moving into our new apartment and now we're taking down the Christmas tree! It's just crazy. I have tons of new favorite items that I have gravitated towards this month and I'm sharing them with you today!
2019 Goals

It's kind of nice having your goals posted on the Internet for all of the world to see. It makes you stick to your guns a bit more knowing that not only are you but also your readers are going to be clicking back to this to see if you succeeded. I did pretty good on my goals last year, but it's time to kick it up a notch. Some of these are the same, but some a little bit different.

2019 Goals

1. Get a new job in my career field
2. Pay off my car loan
3. Become more lean/tone out more
4. Write 85 blog post ||
5. Read 5 new books
6. Get a new car
7. Take 3 out of state trips
8. Get a new laptop
9. Visit my cousin in California
10. Travel to a new city

What are some of your goals for the new year?

xoxo, Michele

Review Of 2018

I loved doing this post last year. It's so fun to look back at everything you document not just on a blog but on social media in general. I did a recap of some of my favorite blog posts from 2017 and I'm definitely doing it again this year. Here are some of my favorite highlights of 2018!


Review of 2018

One. Dilly, Dilly! I am NOT an Eagles fan, but this trip was so much fun. Plus, Omar and I had never been so it was a great weekend trip in a new city.


Review of 2018

Two. Oliver's 2nd Birthday. This might always be one of my favorite post, but Oliver's birthday is my birthday, so obviously it's in my top 12.


Review of 2018

Three. I always love writing about my trips to NYC. No two blog post are ever alike. This trip was especially fun because it was for mine and Rocio's birthday this year. Who could ever not love New York?

Review of 2018

Four. The Ugly Photoshoot Location Challenge!!! This post was so much fun. Not only did the pictures come out great, but Danya & I just had a day of laughter. Wow! I forgot how fun this post was.


Review of 2018

Five. We moved into our own apartment! I can't believe we'll have been in our apartment for a year in March. The time literally flew by. This moving vlog was kind of a pain to make, but it opened me up to new platforms on my blog.


Review of 2018

Six. You know I HAD to include this blog post.. I KISSED THE STANLEY CUP! The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup this year and if you're a hockey fan than prepare to be jealous of this blog post.


Review of 2018

Seven. I had to squeeze one more New York trip in before the year ended. I love going to the city with my mom. There's something about showing my mom around the city but also having her by my side as I take control of the itinerary. We also had THE BEST ice cream either of us have ever had this trip!!


Review of 2018

Eight. LMDC TOUR! GUYS I FREAKING MET LEA MICHELE!!! All my dreams came true this weekend in Pittsburgh, PA! *insert eye heart emoji* This weekend was so much fun it turned into a three part blog post.

Review of 2018

Nine. Back to my NYC trip, I did a photo shoot with an actual photographer in the city. It was honestly a great experience and I loved how the pictures turned out. I also crossed something off of my bucket list and went to the Museum of Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop! I still swoon over these images because honestly, I can't believe that's me!


Review Of 2018

Ten. How could I not include my collab with Gabe's? This has been by far the best year for collabs and sponsored post. This one just made my heart melt and honestly, I can't wait to see what 2019 has in store for me.

Review of 2018

Eleven. Halloween was one of the best parties of 2018. It was just one of those nights where everything was just.. well.. fun. Plus, I won the costume contest so there's that. JIGSAW FOR LIFE!


Review of 2018

Twelve. Ten Days in Orlando, Florida. This blog post was a monster to put together, but it was well worth it. Omar and I went to Orlando for TEN DAYS! We did all the parks, beaches and shops. Such a great trip and a great way to end the year.


Can't wait to see what 2019 has in store for me! Happy New Year everybody!

xoxo, Michele

What I Got For Christmas
Sweater | Jeans | Earrings | Booties | Rings

Merry Christmas everybody! If you've been following along I did this post last year and it actually got a lot of views. As I said last year, more than anything this is a haul. I was gifted some amazing products, including some things I didn't even know existed and I want to share it with you today. I am always so blessed to have such a large family and amazing group of friends to spend the holidays with. I feel like I have to add this disclaimer that this is not a "bragging" post and I am genuinely grateful for everything that I got for Christmas. Consider this more of a haul post and a fun peak into the type of things that I like!


Fashion


Levi's Sherpa-Lined Denim Jacket | Columbia Socks | Harvard Crew Neck Sweater | Black Vogue Crew Neck Sweater | PajamaGram Pajama Set | Redskins Slippers | Sherpa Pullover Sweater | Redskins Texting Gloves | Plaid Slippers | Patagonia Pullover | Aerie Undies | Cabin Socks | Velvet Booties With Star Pattern | ANDY Pocket T-Shirt | ADIDAS Crewneck Sweater | Crescent Moon NecklaceMichael Kors Puffer Jacket 


Beauty




Crushed Velvet Scrunchies | Spiced Gingerbread Swirl Lotion | Bliss Fat Girl Slim Lotion | Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Bling Boss Palette | BS-MALL Kabuki Makeup Brush Set | Tarte Pro Glow Palette | Esarora Travel Kit | Bath Bombs And Bath Salts | Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette | Lush Bath Bombs | Kylie Cosmetics 4-Piece Holiday Lip Set | Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray | Mario Badescu Lip Balm | Morphe 350S Eyeshadow Palette | Kylie Cosmetics Kristen Lip Kit | Sheet Masks | Amazing Grace Perfume | Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo | Lisa Frank Limited Edition Eyeshadow


Games & Tech


Britney Spears Vinyl Record | Grease Vinyl Record | Beat The Parents Board Game | Best Of Nicktoons Vinyl Record | Winnie The Pooh And Tigger Too Vinyl Record | Disney Monopoly | Sorry Board Game | Spice Girls Vinyl Record | Mary-Kate & Ashley Friendship Connection Board Game | Michael Buble Christmas Vinyl | Beaches Original Soundtrack Vinyl Record | Candyland Board GameJungle Book Vinyl Record | Duo Link USBBarbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 Vinyl Record | 101 Dalmatians Vinyl Record 




Home Essentials


Ice Cream Scooper | Solid Nylon Spatulas | 4-Piece Faberware Steak Knife Set | Swiffer Wet Pads | Swiffer Dry Pads | R2D2 Canvas (Similar) | Game Of Thrones Targaryen Glass | Queen Sized Sherpa Throw Blanket | Kitchen Towels | Brillo Basics Reusable Wipes | Armor All Multipurpose Car Cleaner | Wool Dryer Balls | After The Snow Candle | Marshmallow Fireside Candle | Conair Therma  Luxe Heating Pad | Breakfast At Tiffany's Travel Coffee Mug | Reptar On Ice Chocolate Bars | Giant Reptar Chocolate Bar | Godiva Chocolate | Downy Unstoppable | Woodwick Candles | Scotch Brite Lint Roller 5-Pack | Fragrant Jewels CandleCentral Perk Coffee Mug | Yankee Candle Car Scents | Blum Dry Cleaning Pad | Anastasia Music Box


For Oliver
Redskins Jersey | Redskins Reversible Bandanna | Large Rawhide Bone | Peanut Butter Tennis Balls | Mini Bully Stick Treats | Bison Treats | Training Lead | Big & Little Spoon Matching Shirts (Oliver Got The Big Spoon Shirt)

What I Got For Christmas
What I Got For Christmas

Two things I got Omar for Christmas that we're also like gifts for me was Game of Thrones Monopoly and an R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid! Like I said, I am so so so grateful with everything I got for Christmas. I love everything and my family and friends seriously spoil me. Happy holidays everyone, until next year. 


xoxo, Michele

Links I Love

I hope everyone's having a fantastic winter break! The holidays are always so much fun and you're normally too busy to be on your phone. Or you're trying to avoid questions at the dinner table from family members, so you're always on your phone. Either way, if you need a moment to catch up then I have some fun links to check out today!

It's literally the most wonderful time of the year again. One of my favorite traditions has been our secret Santa party. All of my friends get together to exchange secret Santa gifts, but we also just have such a fun party. It gets better and better each year and it's something I look forward to. I'm sure everyone has their own holiday parties that they look forward to and you've probably started to pick up some holiday decor and fashion pieces by now. I have found some of my favorites as well and have shared them with you today!


Home Decor


Fashion & Beauty

Sequin Christmas Beanie | Metallic Peppermint Crossbody | Christmas Tree Glasses | Reindeer Slippers | Christmas Tree Sweater | Elf Slippers | Mistletoe Pajamas | Sequin Reindeer Hat | Be Merry Makeup Pouch |Christmas Lights Necklace | Christmas Nail Stickers | Elf Hat | Santa Hat Headband | Snowman Socks | Candy Cane Print Pajama Set |  Reindeer Scrunchie | Mickey Mouse Christmas Sweater | Fa-La-Lama Socks | On The Nice List Pajamas | Plaid Crossbody | Sequin Scrunchie | Reindeer Puff Hat | Minnie Mouse Christmas Hat | Reindeer Socks | Christmas Pattern Gloves | Holiday Plaid Robe | Penguin Socks | Reindeer Hair Clips | Mini Party Santa Hat | Santa Scrunchie | Christmas Pattern Slippers | The Grinch Bath Bombs | ELF Christmas Hat | Stocking Christmas Sweater | Pug Reindeer Socks | Reindeer Sleep Mask 


Other Accessories


Fun Christmas Accessories
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Fun Christmas Accessories
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Fun Christmas Accessories
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Have you found any other fun Christmas accessories? Let me know by commenting down below.

xoxo, Michele

Last Minute Gifts
Don't you hate when you feel like just one little thing is missing for someone and you need a last minute gift. It's not too late to pick up a last minute gift for someone (especially with Amazon Prime). I've listed a ton of great last minute gifts or even great stocking suffers if needed down below today!
Favorite Christmas Movies
Are you ready to snuggle up under the blankets for a Christmas moviethon? I know I am! Here are my all time favorite Christmas movies that I can watch over and over and over again. Don't see your favorite on the list? Let me know what it is by commenting down below.
Gifts For Your BFF
I have a love hate shopping relationship when buying gifts for my best friend. She's the most pickiest person in the world and makes me second guess everything I pick up for her (which is the part I hate), but when I do find that perfect item that I know she will love I get overly excited and anxious to see the look on her face (which is the part I love) because I knew I just blew her out of the water. That's the thing though, you know your best friend so well that you know what she'll love. Rocio was a big inspiration when writing this post and if your bff is anything like Ro, you'll love this gift guide.
The Best Gifts On Amazon
Raise your hand if you did most of your Christmas shopping on Amazon? Amazon is the best invention ever, seriously. There are a ton of items that you can add to your cart and it'll show up in your mailbox two days later. You can (sometimes) find these items in stores, but let's be honest, Amazon has some of the best prices. Here are some of the best gifts to get this season off of Amazon.
50 Must-Have Products

Everyone has a list of their must-have products. Including myself. Some of our products might be the same, some might be different. I've listed everything from beauty to food to fashion. These are my top 50 must-have products.

Gifts For Your Significant Other

I actually love shopping for my boyfriend. Okay, but let's be honest, I just love to shop. My favorite feeling is knowing that I found a really unique item that he's never heard of but I know he'll love. It does get a little tricky though, trying to get more creative and sneaky especially when you live with your significant other. But nonetheless, here are some of my favorite gifts that you can get your partner too!
Gifts For Mom & Dad
Is it just me or does it get harder and harder to shop for you parents each year? The older you get and the more you start to work and make money the harder it is to find the right gift for your parent. Especially since you want to give your parents the world but you can't afford it (just yet). Here's a round up of gifts that mom and dad will love this year!
Dog Behavior & Rehabilitation With Brianna of Pack Leader Help LLC

It's no secret that I love my dog.  I treat Oliver as if he's a child of my own. It's grossly adorable. Like a child though, he needed some serious training. Do you train children? Oh well, Oliver needed some training!! He's so lovable and is way more chill than most huskies, but there were some things he needed instruction on that we just didn't know how to provide to him. Enter Brianna. We met Brianna through our friend Maria and right away we hit it off. She was incredibly easy to work with and I'm not even exaggerating when I say she is completely affordable! My mouth hits the floor every time she sends us an invoice because to get a personal dog trainer, who is so flexible and comes to your own home is normally a ridiculous price, but Brianna honestly loves what she does and wants to share her knowledge more than making a quick buck. I can't rave enough about Brianna and Pack Leader Help LLC. To get to know more about Brianna check out her interview down below and of course contact her if you're interested in setting up a behavior modification session.
Links I Love

Happy holiday season everyone! I have been crazy busy with decorating the house, Christmas shopping, hanging out with friends and family and our soccer team made it to the semi-finals! It's definitely been a whirl wind of the last few weeks, but that doesn't stop me from finding some fun reads online. Here's another round of Links I Love.
Stocking Stuffers
Who doesn't love a good stocking stuffer? In our family, stockings are saved for last and they are always the most fun to go through. My dad is the KING of stockings and always puts the funniest things in there like lottery tickets or special types of candy. It's also a great place to throw in a gift card. There are so many fun stocking stuffers out there and I wanted to share some of my favorites today.
Christmas Wishlist
This is always one of my favorite blog post to write because I basically get to online shop without the actual shopping part. I basically just add a ton of stuff to my wish list on my Pinterest board and send the link to my friends. Basically making me the easiest person to shop for. Here is my Christmas Wishlist this year!
Ten Days In Orlando, Florida

I love being able to break down a trip into multiple blog post, because it means that I made the most out of my trip. Even if it's just a weekend trip I revolve my plans around my blog. It's just another weird thing I do, but it helps me get great content to share with my readers. I have shared my outfits, how I planned our trip and even a sneak peek of some of the things I was going to do on my next visit, but today I'm sharing my actual trip and everything we did. You can't plan every minute of your trip and you shouldn't because it's vacation- so vacate! It's good to have some things planned but for the most part, on our days "off" from the parks we had no clue what we were going to do. Which lead to some great adventures.
Tips For Holiday Shopping
It's that time of the year again where our bank accounts shrink and the presents under our trees grow.  I know that the sales have come and gone, but hopefully this gives you some ideas for next year! I love holiday shopping and as I've gotten older I have learned a thing or two when it comes to shopping on a budget.  There's no reason that you should be spending thousands of dollars on simple items, unless you have money like that then go for it.  However, if you're like me and have to spend every dollar wisely, then let me help you out a bit.
Emerald Isle, NC

Sometimes, I struggle when trying to think of how I can write a blog post, but really all I have is some awesome pictures to share. Then I realized, this is my blog, my platform, my personal online diary of some sorts and if I want to share some awesome pictures from an awesome vacation I had I can do just that. That's what I'm doing to day. There's no how-to, no tips and advice, no fashion or beauty story that goes with this. We had a family vacation in August of this year to Emerald Isle, North Carolina for my cousins' wedding and it was a ton of fun! We even had some professional family pictures taken by Zamora Photography (my old boss) and they turned out amazing. So that's it, just sharing a great memory and great pictures with you all today! It was a really fun and relaxing vacation. Looking through these pictures just get me more excited for Thanksgiving this year!!

Favorite Fall Fashion
Fall, fall, fall. There a reoccurring theme here, but if you're anything like me you aren't hating it. It's time to pull out those comfy sweaters and leggings that have been tucked away in the closet because today I'm sharing all of my favorite fall fashion trends.
Hello Happy Foundation Review

It takes a lot for me to switch foundations. Once I find a products that works well with my skin, I can be pretty set in my ways. However, I have gone back and fourth with Too Faced and Benefit products for a while now and when I heard the amazing review for the Hello Happy foundation, I knew I wanted to get my hands on it.