Monday Morning Musings | No. 42

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Holly & Jolly

This weekend was FULL! We kicked off Saturday with our annual neighborhood “Breakfast with Santa” and we were in a candy cane daze from there on out! It was all present wrapping, last minute Christmas shopping, fancy holiday party hopping all weekend long, topped off with a trip to the Nutcracker Ballet. It was a very full and very fun weekend, but I think it’s safe to say we’re officially in holiday mode over here and loving it!

It’s hard to believe that next week is Christmas. Yet I think the week before Christmas is always the most fun, so I am excited to kick it off! Don’t you agree?!

I’m now off to tackle my never ending to-do list over here, but don’t miss my Five Favorite Things list below, there’s some seriously good last minute gift ideas in there! 😉

Happy Monday, friends! 

5 Things I’m Loving

Party Clutch

Anthropologie is having a ridiculous sale right now and I did a little damage, whoops! One of the things I HAD to order was this clutch and I’m so glad I did. It’s even prettier in person! I love that it’s festive enough for the holidays, but not so red and green that come January I’ll have to put it away. I think this will most definitely become my go-to party clutch!

*It looks like this clutch just sold out – I’m so sorry! But there are plenty of other options over there and ALL 30% OFF!

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The Nest

Ladies, Ryan ordered a Nest thermostat for our house last week. It came in on Friday night and he’s like a kid in a candy shop! He’s so obsessed it’s hysterical. I keep telling him, “calm down, it’s just a thermostat,” but he has zero chill about it. 

*Also I think he’s excited that he can now change the temperature from his phone (instead of climbing out of bed in the middle of the night) when I tell him it’s too hot or too cold. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s it!

So, all of that to say, if you are looking for a gift for the man in your life, BUY THIS THING. He will be so happy. He bought the Nest “e” version because he said it matched out white walls better.

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Penny Loafers

These shoes are hands down my favorite shoes right now! They are SO easy to wear and they look so preppy and polished. Plus, they are under $50 at the moment… so you need to go scoop them up ASAP! 

Honestly, I’ve never worn a more comfortable shoe. You cannot go wrong with these! 

Note: I have them in the brown leather, but Santa, if you’re listening… I’d like them in black too please! 😉

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1.5″ Curling Iron

I’ve been getting so many questions about my hair lately on Instagram stories. Aside from the dry shampoo that I think is MAGIC, this curling iron is what’s giving me that big retro curl. I’ve had this curling iron for almost 8 years and it hasn’t let me down once! If you are looking for a curling iron that will give you that big barrel look, this one is for you! 

Note: Just as an FYI this curling iron is under $70… which is crazy in the world of quality curling irons! And keep in mind I’ve had mine for over SEVEN years. 

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Avocado Sleeping Mask

I received this sleeping mask as a gift last week and have used it every single night since! I love a good sleeping mask and this one is so wonderful! I have a love affair with all of the Glow Recipe products.

Notes: A sleeping mask hydrates your skin much like a face mask, but you don’t wash it off! If you want to wake up with moisturized and refreshed skin, try this! It’s under $50, will last you 2 months at least, and well worth it!

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