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6 Ways to Make Holiday Hosting a Breeze


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Are you doing any holiday hosting for friends and family this month?

Don’t panic!

I love to entertain and have thrown many a party or two and am sharing a few tips and tricks on how-to take the stress out of holiday hosting. You definitely want to make sure you get the most out of your time so you can sit back and actually enjoy your own party! (more…)

This Beautiful Day’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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I’m almost done my holiday gift shopping this year and these are some of the best things I’ve come across for everybody on your list! Can you believe Christmas is less than THREE weeks away?!?

For The World Traveler

Treat him or her to one of the gorgeous personalized leather passport holders from Portland Leather Goods for a perfect holiday gift. I chose to have my name added to the front and chose from one of the many designs they have on their site. (more…)

DIY Holiday Cookie Mix Gift in a Jar


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One of my most favorite and easy DIY gifts to create every holiday season is this Layered Cookie Mix Gift in a Jar. If you can scoop ingredients with a spoon – you can make this gift! That’s how easy it is. Here’s how: (more…)

How-To Save Money Over the Holidays

DIY your own Christmas Wrap - Photo Credit

DIY your own Christmas Wrap – Photo Credit

By: Tiffany Mealia

Trying to save money over the holidays?

The festive season is a time to slow down, take some well-deserved time off work, and spend quality time with loved ones. This sounds great in theory but we all know how busy life actually gets around the holidays.

We are so wired in that it’s hard to find time to even see people during the holidays let alone prepare. As the pace picks up, we tend to leave our shopping until the last minute. We then find ourselves spending without thinking, thus we’re left with a rising credit card bill. To prevent the debts from reaching scary heights, we’ve prepared a few savvy tips for you to save money over the holidays without letting your sanity slide:

1. Budget: Decide who you’re going to buy for and make a list of how much you will spend on their gift. Shopping with your list in hand makes it much easier to find what you’re looking for. Keep your eyes peeled and pre-scout if possible, because a pricey gift might be on sale somewhere else! (more…)

The Best Holiday Value Beauty Gift Sets!




We’re talking about stuff you actually want to buy for yourself!

The holidays are a great way to stock up on your beauty favorites because there are a TON of special value beauty gift sets that only come out this time of year. You get an amazing amount of product for a discounted price. Here are the ones I really love:

Biotherm Holiday Set

This is one of the first holiday kits I bought for myself! I chose the Aquasource Gel Holiday Set which is perfect if you have combination skin like me. It’s only $41 for an $80 value, plus you get $10 off your first order if you subscribe to their email list.

It includes a full-size moisturizer which I love – everything else feels like a freebie! You also get to choose a few samples upon checkout which just adds to the value as well of getting one of these beauty gift sets. (more…)

7 Self-Care Ideas for the Holidays

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

But it can also be the most stressful. November and December tend to be the most jam-packed months when your calendar fills up quickly with holiday events. Self-care tends to take a backseat.

Between the holiday parties, work obligations, shopping for gifts, planning a holiday meal, cooking, and visiting family – it can be really easy to put yourself last and forget about your own needs.

So I wanted to put together a few self-care ideas to put into your schedule now for a restful and more relaxed holiday season: (more…)