Odds and Ends

1. The saddest places I’ve drank while visiting home in the suburbs. Sound familiar during the holidays? ;)

2. Which is more painful – childbirth or getting kicked in the balls? Important questions, y’all.

3. NPR’s best books of the year! Love this list.

4. Young boy invites his entire kindergarten class to his adoption hearing. The tears!

5. How many of you need this candle in your life?

6. Some of my very favorite bags on are sale right now. I love this brand!

7. Holiday shopping for the man who knows everything. Hilarious.

8. I am living in these jeans right now.

9. Okay, this is a bit crude, but my oh my, did I laugh!

10. NY Times 50 most popular recipes of 2019! I always get great ideas from these lists.

11. The most gorgeous pink (yet not toooo pink) sweater on sale right now!

12. Ladies and gents, we have come full circle. LOLOLOLOL

Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend – we’ll be getting the house ready for the holidays!

image credit: ashley mary


Odds and Ends

1. I am a Trader Joe’s parking lot and I’m here to destroy you. SO FUNNY AND TRUE.

2. Okay, I know it’s the day after Thanksgiving, but this is the best Thanksgiving dessert hack ever!

3. Speaking of the day after Thanksgiving, it’s Black Friday! This is probably news to you considering NO ONE has mentioned it lately. #eyeroll Well, if you’re the shopping type, I listed my top beauty and fashion sales here. (I added one today that you might really like.)

4. One sale I didn’t mention in the post is H&M! 30% off – I love the coats from H&M. So affordable and fun.

5. Divorced men over 40 on dating apps. This made me laugh – single ladies, can you confirm?

6. Seven tips to help you write anything.

7. Did you see Sacha Baron Cohen slam social media moguls? DAYUM.

8. Please tell me you saw this post about the elephants. Truly magical.

9. Whoa whoa whoa my favorite facial device is 25% off right now! I owe you a full post, but man, I love it so much.

10. Have you seen The Game Changers? The closest I’ve ever been to considering veganism after reading these facts.

11. My favorite eye shadow palette and night cream are 15% off. Friends, there’s a reason I can’t stop talking about them. (Eye shadow palette in action here.)

12. This week, I’ll leave you with some quotes on gratitude. Good ones, for sure.

Hoping you have the most lovely Thanksgiving weekend. Truly grateful for you all!

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My Black Friday Faves 2019

Hello and happy Thanksgiving week! We are headed to Santa Fe, New Mexico with friends for the holiday, but I wanted to share some great sales and promotions going on this week. I’m changing things up a bit this year – whereas last year I posted alllllll of the green beauty sales, this year I want to make things a bit more personal and focus on my favorite sales. This means I’ll be going a bit beyond green beauty this year to include my favorite style and wellness deals as well.

Some promotions have already begun and some not quite yet, but I will include dates for you, as well as my top picks from each shop!


Modern Citizen Review

Modern Citizen has been a new find for me this year and I seriously feel like the designers had me in mind when creating this line. Being a lover of solid colors, quality fabrics, and clean lines, I lust over just about every item in this high-quality (yet reasonably-priced!) collection.

Women are the foundation of Modern Citizen, both in the brand and community behind the scenes. The team is comprised of many diverse backgrounds, with unique experiences and ambitions, which I love love love. Plus, as a small business, the team is very cognizant of creating less waste and operating with a conscious mindset. Their philosophy is to strive for constant progress when it comes to responsibility towards people and the planet. #praisebe

Here are some of my current favorites:

Devi Tie-Front Knit Sweater

Gretchen Oversized Turtleneck Sweater

Tilda Pleated Maxi Skirt

Remy Tie-Front Billow Sleeve Dress

Seville Leather Tote

Isabel Cotton Silk Puff Sleeve Blouse

I love the quality and look of these pieces!

Right now, if you click through this link, you will receive 15% off your first order of 100+ plus an exclusive gift with purchase. I’m confident you will be as thrilled with this brand as I am!