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Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

 

Just popping in for a quick hello and to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Even with the past year’s up-and-downs, we all have so much to be thankful for. In the chaos of the holiday, make sure to take a minute of your day to be mindful of all of your blessings, big and small.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

(P.S. Make sure to stop on by tomorrow for a special Black Friday edition of Link Love. I have lots of great sales to share with y’all!)

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Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 — The Homebody

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…and so it begins: a new holiday season and a whole new slew of gift guides!

This year, I’ll be posting a fresh weekly gift guide (perhaps with a bonus edition or two!) to help keep your holiday shopping on track and on budget.

I should totally add the title: “Santa’s Project Manager, North Pole Inc.” to my resume! Right?!

Between now and Christmas, I’ll be covering all sorts of gifting quandaries from finding that perfect gift for the person who has everything, to last minute gift ideas for that individual you completely overlooked #GiftingFail. BUT before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s chat about what to get the person who hates to leave their home when it’s cold outside (raises hand proudly!) — a.k.a. The Homebody.

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Style

Here’s What You SHOULD be Wearing This Thanksgiving

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Holy s*$%!!! Thanksgiving is only 2 more days away!

With all of the work, chaos and expense of the renovation, we really couldn’t justify the Thanksgiving trip to NYC this year. I’m definitely homesick and a little bummed. This is the first year in at least 6, that I’m not spending the holiday with my parents and immediate NY family. This is also the first year that I’m not quite as organized and/or prepared for the holiday.

Which ultimately means I have no clue what I’m wearing!

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Style

Cozy Chic Sweaters For $50 OR LESS!

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Dressing well for cold weather is no walk in the park… more like a sludge through wind, rain and frozen pellets of snow/ice.

Especially if you live anyplace like Cleveland!

This weekend was especially raw, cold and disgusting and it made me want to go and layer on the thickest, softest sweater I own. My favorite sweaters are those luxe, cashmere knits in classic neutrals that never go out of style and can look perfect (no pilling!) for season after season. However, sometimes when I’m craving something a little bit more fashion forward it’s nice to have cute and inexpensive alternatives.

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Link Love

Friday Link Love, Vol. 2.11

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Wow, did the past few days seem to zip right by. This week was a lot of juggling — renovation projects, styling + THD projects, kid-related commitments/activities… you get the gist. I’ve been putting a lot of stress on myself with this renovation and specifically, the financials of it. Not to sugar coat anything, watching all of your savings get transferred away with a swipe of a keystroke is scary, regardless of how much financial planning and research is done in advance. Knowing we’re only halfway in, with the biggest spending month of the year ahead (Happy Holidays!) had me all worked up – to say the least.

Then I read THE NIGHTINGALE and my perspective on my situation is completely reset.

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Style

Get Wrapped Up: Winter Scarf Style

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If you’re anything like me, scarves fall into the category of, “I love them, I want them, but I’d rather buy about 100 other things first!”

Am I right, or am I right?!

Scarves are easily one of the most practical and transformative accessories in our closets, yet why are we always so hesitant to pull the trigger when it comes to scoring that scarf of our dreams? From wool plaid to plush cashmere, winter scarves are going to be the centerpiece of your winter outerwear, so do me a favor, ok!?

Let’s ditch those thin, dinky, polyester poor excuses for a scarf and let’s get down to real scarf business!

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Home Decor

The Easiest Way to Cool Down Your Warm Interior Decor (Without Repainting Your Walls!)

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Regardless of your specific home decor style, everyone wants to feel warm, cozy and comfortable when they’re in their personal space.

Sometimes, you’re lucky enough to start from scratch and create the interior of your dreams as you envision it. Other times, you’ve got to work with what you’ve got. If you happen to be watching the budget, dealing with a rental, or simply not ready to commit to making any drastic changes I highly recommend you keep reading!

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Link Love

Friday Link Love, Vol. 2.10

Friday Link LoveHappy Friday morning to you!

I hope everyone is staying warm today. It’s a cold one out there in Cleveland and a good reminder to appreciate every last bit of this autumn season. I’m not quite ready to let it go.

Actually, that’s an understatement.

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Style

Box Bag

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Given that I’m a “few” years past my lunch box era, I thought it was interesting that a this new bag style unexpectedly caught my eye.

It’s small, it’s sharp, and of course, it’s boxy. Sounds a whole lot like that lunch box I used to tote around back in the day. (Mine was “Strawberry Shortcake” — you know, in case you were curious!) However, this new box bag is perhaps the chicest little accessory I’ve seen in a while.

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