Hello and happy Sunday! We are pretty busy with lil’ miss over here but things are going well. We are in the thick of sleep training, which is starting to work. So proud of her and thankful for obvious reasons. There was not a lot of sleep over here last week but we seem to be on the upswing. I was supposed to go to Atlanta last week to finish a project but got snowed out. Looking forward to wrapping that one up this week (tune into my instagram for updates!). Here are some links for your Sunday:
I don’t know about you, but chilly temps have me dreaming of a vacation. That or maybe just general lack of sleep with a baby. Either way, Nest in Tulum, Mexico looks like a dream. How perfect is this boutique hotel?
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I’ve talked about Emily Blunt and John Krasinski real estate before, but I was so excited to stumble on photos of their Park Slope townhouse. My friend Lauren used to see Emily at the Milk Bar quite often and verified she’s just as stunning in person as she is on the big screen. Per usual, their Brooklyn estate does not disappoint. Take a look:
There is so much space and natural light. The dream for NY living.
Sharing my tips from a Fox31 news spot on when to shop for holiday decor! (Hint, it may be next Tuesday!) Pottery Barn will have amazing steals the day after Christmas, and you have the best luck going in the store. I snag a few things each year and am pleasantly surprised by the new things the following season. See my segment below for more detailed tips!
Today I have a gift guide for the frequent traveler (aka me). I travel all the time for work and personal and one thing’s for sure: it pays to be prepared.
Comfortable shoes are key, but comfort doesn’t have to sacrifice appearance. These flats from Tory Burch are perfect and will fold up into your carry on.
This one goes without saying, but good luggage is key. I’ve been eyeing hard cased bags lately, and this one comes in the perfect shade of rose gold.
Carrying your own water bottle is so much cheaper than grabbing one in the airport. This collapsible bottle is perfect to throw in your purse.
TRAVEL SIZE PRODUCTS
I always bring a travel size group of my favorite products. I know they have free samples in most hotels, but let’s be honest…most of those leave your hair dry and brittle. These are my favorite and help keep my hair tame in any climate.
THROW BLANKET & HEADPHONES
Most planes are freezing and I tend to be a germophobe on airplanes. Bring your own blanket and headphones to stay snugly and entertained. These wireless ear buds are at the top of my list.
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Hello and happy Friday! Weekends have a whole new meaning with a baby. I live for the time together. She met Santa at a church function last weekend and it was so sweet. She was not phased by it, but I have a feeling next year will be another story. Here’s some noteworthy links for your Friday!
One of my favorite ways to relax is to curl up with a good book. Now that I’m a new mom, I’m not exactly rolling in free time. I’m looking forward to reading a few books over the holidays. I’m in a book club here in Denver and have read almost all of these books. The only one I lack is this one and I’m hoping to read it over break.
What are you reading at the moment?
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This post is an oldie but a goody! With the holidays approaching, I’m trying to get our house ready. Here’s a few tips on how to have your home ready for holiday guests:
One thing I like to focus on is giving our guests (whether close friends or mere acquaintances) a hotel like experience. This cuts down on awkward moments of your husband’s college friend asking you for shampoo in the hallway at 6am. I always start with a hospitality basket in the room with a few Colorado items as well as bottled water and chapstick. My Texas friends are never prepared for the altitude and lack of humidity, so it’s always nice to have this ready to go. Voss is my favorite bottled water to get. You can pick it up at Whole Foods for the same price as most bottled water, but people are always very impressed by it.
I also have a nicely framed printable with our WIFI password on the nightstand (you can find the one I have shown here), as well as a small ironing board and high quality steam iron ready to go in the closet. To top it all off, I stock our medicine cabinet in the guest bath with travel size toiletry items. If you want to be a real all star, add robes and slippers to your closet, but don’t take it too far or they may never leave.
I hope you’re more inspired to pull out all the stops for future company!
Hello and happy Friday! Today I have a Meghan Markle inspired gift guide. I love to throw in a celebrity inspired collection (remember Mindy Lahiri’s?) and I think we can all agree Meghan’s style is one to aspire to. I am so excited for another royal wedding and something happy in the news. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!