Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday Deals

I'm not one to go out super early the day after Thanksgiving with tons of people, in the cold, just to get a deal. I absolutely hate crowds. I prefer waking up and drinking some nice warm coffee in bed while shopping on the Internet. 
Who's with me?! 

Check out all the pre-Black Friday deals right here!

Amazon — 30% off select clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches, through Nov. 27 with code 30BLACKFRI.
Ann Taylor — 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE.
Bag, Borrow, or Steal — 30% off site wide with code BLACKFRI30.
Banana Republic — 40% off with code BRFRIENDS, and 50% off sweaters.
Bauble Bar — 30% off everything with code THX, starting at 5PM.
Express — 50% off everything.
Forever 21 — items starting at $4.00. 
Gap — 50% off everything with code GAPFRIDAY.
J Crew — 30% off with code HOLIDAY.
Kate Spade — Surprise sale, up to 75% off, through Nov. 28.
Lulu & Georgia — 20% off $250+ with code GIVEME20, 25% off $500+ with code GIVEME25, and 30% off $1,000+ with code GIVEME30.
Macy's — Extra 25% off designer handbags, 60% off women's coats, and 50% off women's sweaters.
Madewell — 25% off your entire purchase with code CALMDOWN, through Nov. 29.
Nasty Gal — 30% off favorited items.
Neiman Marcus — up to 40% off regular prices in select better apparel, and 25% off regular prices in kids, through Nov. 30.
Net-A-Porter — Up to 50% off.
Nine West — 50% off almost everything.  
Nordstrom — up to 40% off.
Old Navy — 30% off everything online, 40% off $100+ with code EARLYBIRD.
Revolve Clothing — Up to 80% off.
Sigma Beauty — get 30% off select items.
Shop Bop — up to 25% off entire site with code GOBIG15.
Show Me Your Mumu — up to 40% off with code 40FORMU.
Top Shop — Up to 50% off select lines. 
Urban Outfitters — 30% off sale, 40% off sale for Urban On members. 
Victoria's Secret — Buy one bra, get one 50% off with code DOUBLEUP.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Turkey Leg Rice Krispy Treats

The Thanksgiving countdown is on. I'm sure everyone is planning their dinner recipes and making sure they have everything they need for the big day. 
Well, here is a quick and easy recipe you can make for an extra little treat at the kids table. I'm sure the adults will eat them too.. Who doesn't love Rice Krispy treats?! They will be a big hit! 
Can a sweet treat get any cuter? I don't think so. 


Large pretzel rods
1 bag mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
8 cups rice krispies cereal
1 bag white chocolate chips 
Multi-colored sprinkles


1. Melt white candy melts, and adhere two mini marshmallows to the end of a pretzel rod and let dry. 
2. Dip end of pretzel rod into white candy melts one or two times. Sprinkle end with some sprinkles and let dry. 
3. Combine marshmallows and butter. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir to combine. Add rice krispy's and mix gently. Form the 'turkey meat' on each pretzel rod. (Hint: Spray your hands with cooking spray before forming, and it won't stick to your hands!) Let set until firm. 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 23, 2015

2015 Gift Guide

This is the first gift guide I've put together! I'm so excited because I absolutely LOOOOVE gift guides! They're so helpful.. and so fun! I look forward to looking at all of them every year. They start to get me into the Christmas spirit.

So here's my guide, it's basically things 'for her'. Pretty much some of my favorite things, and some things that are on my holiday wish list as well. 

Hope you enjoy! 


Friday, November 20, 2015

Pomegranate Vanilla Bean Naked Cake

For about the past week, I've been craving cake and icing. Lots of icing.. But I didn't give in, until today. I love my sweet treats with some sort of fruit. Pomegranates are in season right now so they are tasting amazing. I love putting pomegranates in my yogurt with granola. 
It's been pretty cold and rainy the last week, so doing anything outside is pretty much out of the question. I hate being cold, especially cold and wet. So, let baking season begin! 


1 pomegranate 
2 sticks butter
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
If you're not using the homemade vanilla extract, you'll need a vanilla bean also. 

Frosting recipe can be found here


1. Butter and flour two round baking pans. 
2. Beat together butter and sugar in a stand mixer with paddle attachment. Add eggs, then vanilla (also 1/2 a vanilla bean if not using the homemade version). In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture alternating in batches with the milk. Mix until smooth. Divide batter between the two round pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
3. Make frosting while cake is baking. 
4. Assemble cake. Cut cake in half horizontally to make two layers. Start by putting a thick layer of frosting on the bottom cake. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds. Then add the second cake and repeat. Frost the sides with just a thin layer, so the cake and berries show through. Top with pomegranate seeds. 

Thanks for reading guys! Have a great week!