December in Photos

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December was quite the busy month for me! Filled with holidays, lots of pet-sitting, and adventures in the snow - but also a lot of cozy at home time as well. This is my second year without a winter break and there are definitely moments when I wish I could rewind and go back to those school years when I had 4 weeks off of school! I'm lucky enough that I got to take a whole week off of work but it's definitely not the same as a homework-free month at home :)

This past year has been a little bit of a crazy one for me, so I'm hoping that this upcoming year will be one with much more focus and stability! More on my new year's resolutions to come in a future blog post! I hope you all had a wonderful December - and Happy New Year! 

Puppy Playtime!

Jacket: North Face / Scarf: Gift / Mittens: Gift / Hat: Old Navy / Shoes: Target / Lipstick: Colour Pop Matte Lip in Bumble

Jacket: North Face / Scarf: Gift / Mittens: Gift / Hat: Old Navy / Shoes: Target / Lipstick: Colour Pop Matte Lip in Bumble

All tuckered out! :) 

All tuckered out! :) 


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I got to do a little bit of pet-sitting for friends over the holidays and couldn't resist going outside to play with the puppy! We were lucky enough to get a couple of days of gorgeous, warm winter weather (30 degrees is considered warm for a Wisconsin winter!) and it was the perfect end to our holiday weekend. I love watching animals because they are so happy in living their simple lives. A sweet puppy getting way too excited about the snow, my cuddly old cat napping in the sunshine - they don't need expensive things or a perfect life to be happy. They're simply happy with the things that they have and watching them always reminds me to try to live my life that way, too.

I hope your holidays were absolutely wonderful! 

PopSugar Must Have: December 2016

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For some reason, my favorite season for subscription boxes is winter! I think it's because of all of the cozy, warm, and fuzzy products that show up in my boxes due to the cold-weather season! The PopSugar Must Have box is a monthly subscription ($40/month or less if you make a 3, 6, or year long commitment)  that sends subscribers full-size versions of the season's must-have beauty, fashion, and home products. If you're thinking about diving into the subscription box world, I would highly recommend trying out the PopSugar Must Have - it's my all time favorite subscription box!

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Dessange Professional Hair Luxury: Top Coat Serum - Retail $11.99

Honestly, I haven't tried this one yet since I'm not really one for hair products usually but I'm excited to try it and I love that it's actually a decently sized product. 

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Baublebar: Snowfall Pendant - Retail $28

I've heard of Baublebar but have never actually tried any of their products myself - until now! I'm always so happy when my subscription boxes give me products or brands I've been meaning to try but have never really gotten around to trying! 

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Sisters' Gourmet: Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix - Retail $6.99

I haven't actually gotten around to making this mix (way too many cookies left over from the holidays!) but I am so excited to try it! Or if I don't end up getting to it, it will make a perfect little gift. 

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Winky Lux: Lip Pill in Bunny - Retail $14

The packaging on this lipstick is absolutely beautiful. The lipstick shade inside is a beautiful rich red shade but I think the part about this lipstick that stands out is really the design of the tube! 

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Mane Message: Date Night Bobby Pins - Retail $10

These bobby pins are perfect for the holidays! A little bit of sparkle but nothing too over the top!


Odeme: Catchall + Ring Dish - Retail $67

Saving the best for last, this catchall and ring dish is exactly what I needed! Catchalls are one of those things that I never think to buy but as soon as I have one, I'm using it all of the time! I have a bad habit of leaving bobby pins, earrings, and lipsticks on any and all horizontal surfaces and this thing is currently filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies. I love this! 

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Despite deciding to ditch subscription boxes overall, I'm still pretty happy that I decided to buy 6 additional months of my PopSugar box as a Christmas gift to myself! It's one of the only ways you can give yourself a surprise gift! :) What did you think of this month's box? I'd love to hear your thoughts!