cyber monday

It’s my favorite internet holiday of the year–CYBER MONDAY!  I will definitely be checking out all the great deals today and getting the majority of my holiday shopping taken care of as well!  Here are some of the great deals I have found so far:

20% off everything sitewide
Free Shipping on orders over $25
$10, $15, and $20 steals with limited quantity–many with free personalization too!

~I am obsessed with these glasses from Swoozie’s!~

40% off select styles
30% off everything else
Extra 40-50% off sale styles

jc skirt
~I am loving this skirt for holiday events–concerts, church, office holiday parties, etc~

JCrew Factory
50% off everything
AND an extra 15% off
AND free shipping

~This is currently in my shopping cart~

Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic
40% off everything

Kate Spade

kate tassel
~Wouldn’t this make the cutest gift for a friend??~

25% off everything

Nine West
Extra 20% off orders over $125

Alice and Olivia
25% off everything

Sweaty Bands
25% off everything

I will update this page today if I find any other great deals!  Also, comment below if you have found any that should be added to the list!  Happy Cyber Monday and Happy Shopping!


swoozie’s sale ends TOMORROW

Swoozie’s pre-Thanksgiving sale ends tomorrow! November 25th, is the last day to save 20% off your entire order at Swoozie’s! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping, stock up on hostess gifts and get some gorgeous home decor for yourself.


My favorite pillow (which is now Louie’s favorite) is the perfect gift for anyone on your list and I love how many different ways you can personalize it. I absolutely love the gold monogram because it is festive for the holidays but can still be used in your home year round.

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pillow // blanket // collar  (also comes in red sparkle stripe) // bow tie 


This is Louie’s “no more pics please” face.

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You see what I mean?! Total pillow hog this one!!

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Use the code THANKFUL20 when you checkout to save 20% on your entire purchase at Swoozie’s through Wednesday November 25th.

Happy Shopping! xoxo -brittany

essie gel setter top coat

As those close to me know, I love a good at-home manicure! I have heard so many nail salon horror stories from my hubby that the germophobe inside of me can no longer set foot in a nail salon. As a result of this, I love to try out all the newest “at-home” manicure products I can get my hands on!

Recently, I tried the Essie Gel Setter Top Coat to see if I could replicate some of the great features of a salon gel manicure.

This top coat works really well! It easily provides protection of your nail color for a full week! I am in a field where I wash my hands repeatedly throughout the day and this product kept my nail polish from chipping and looking gross after a few days of wear. I highly recommend this product!

~please ignore my horrible “painting outside the lines” in the above photo :) ~

It’s hard to fully replicate the staying power of a salon gel manicure, but this sure comes close! I also love how it finishes nails with a shiny thickness–it is a great gel manicure duplicate!

essie twin sweater set nail polish used along with the essie gel setter top coat for this post

My manicure was nicely maintained for an entire week without chipping–which I thought was pretty decent for an at-home manicure!  Do you guys have any favorite at-home manicure products??  I hope you all have a great day!




Teavana teas have taken over my fall! I am relatively new to this brand that was acquired by Starbucks a few years ago and have been loving my new discovery!

On a cold day in Chicago last fall, my hubby and I stumbled into the Teavana on Michigan Ave. while we were out shopping. The girls in the store served us delicious sample after delicious sample!  The teas tasted so amazing and also made the cold weather so much more tolerable.  We couldn’t help but buy 2 tumblers and a bunch of loose leaf tea so that we could brew the teas in our hotel room on our trip.  Ever since then, I crave the teas from Teavana as fall sets in and the temps start to drop.

There are so many delicious teas available at Teavana.  My recent favorites (especially this fall) are pumpkin spice brûlée oolong tea and gingerbread black tea.

pumpkin spice

I brew them in either my Teavana travel mug or in my favorite mug with this very cool tea infusing device by Teablee.

teavana tumbler/travel mug

teablee tea infuser

Many of the teas that they offer are not high caffeine so they can be easily enjoyed in the late afternoon and evening without completely disrupting sleep.

In addition to the traveler mug/tumbler, Teavana also sells the cutest mugs with tea infusers.  Here are a few of my favorites:

~click photos for the link-ups~

Now that Starbucks has acquired this company, it is much easier to get ahold of Teavana tea! I have seen them available in Starbucks stores and our local grocery store!

Do you all have any Teavana recommendations? I would love to try a new flavor!