Sunday, November 18, 2018

What We're Doing for the Holidays

The holidays are going to be a tricky time for us this year and every year moving forward since we moved from Dallas to Chicago a few months ago. Both of our families live in Dallas, so the holidays have never been an issue for us.  Every year, we would spend Thanksgiving with my husbands family, have Christmas Eve with my in laws and Christmas Day with my mom. (My parents are divorced and my dad lives in Eastern Europe.)

Friday, November 16, 2018

Nordstrom Gift Guide (Under $100)

Nordstrom is one of my tried-and-true retailers during the holidays, heck all year. The quality of the products never lets me down and the variety of the items they have is the best.  It doesn't matter if you are shopping for your family, friends or coworkers, you are pretty much guaranteed to find something here, no matter your budget.  Plus, their return policy is amazing.  Nordstrom is always my first stop when looking for gifts to purchase.  AND did you know they price match as well?

I've rounded up some of items that I can't live without and some items that are on my personal wish list, all under $100. 

CURRENT SALE: 40% off through November 18th!

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Teddy Coat
Teddy beat coats are all the rage this season and for good reason. They are warm and cozy... kinda like being hugged my a teddy bear.  Who doesn't want that?  Am I  right? 😂 

Hunter Boots
I've owned mine for 5 years and they look just as new as when I    got them.  You don't realize how much you actually needed rain boots until you own a pair.  I  cannot live without these.  They pack great and clean super easy. 

I     bought this last year and it is the softest robe you will ever wear.  It's a bit pricy but will last forever.  

Own these. Love them. Get them.  I    can't begin to tell you how many compliments I    get when I    wear these.  I  have the larger 62MM size and they fit my round face great.  They also  make a smaller version as well for you ladies that have those perfect oval shaped faces. 

Candle Set
On my wish  list!  Not only do they smell amazing, they burn even and the jars make a really cute decoration piece when your done burning them.  

Laptop Bag
On my wishlist again!  Love the color and how stylish it is.  No-one would ever know its a laptop bag. 

Jade Roller
I     use this every morning and night to help my products sink in better to my skin and also for its de-puffing benefits. 

OMG! I'm not a huge Kendra Scott fan, but I love these!  They would make such a special gift and can be worn all year round.  

You can't have enough cute pom beanies.  End of story. 

My best purchase in 2018! Thats a big statement but it's true. This jacket is everything!  It is extremely warm and so stylish.  You can dress it up for down.  It's legit perfect!

Love the color of these and Vince Camuto makes some comfortable shoes. Super trendy, easy to walk in and a beautiful color. 

Just bought this one for myself.  If you watched my IG stories then you know I bought the other 2 colors it comes in.  For $27, you can't go wrong. 

xx- Andrea 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

4 Easy Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

I've been getting so inspired for the holidays lately, that it took everything in me to not pull out all my Christmas decor the other day.  I love this time of the year so much but before I deck my apartment from head to toe with Christmas decor, lets take a second to talk about Thanksgiving Day and the fact that its less then 2 weeks away!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

5 Tips for Staying Warm in the Winter

This past weekend me and Adam (my hubs) decided to venture out of Chicago and head north to Milwaukee for the day.  It is only a 1.5 hour drive so we figured why not.  We have officially been in Chicago for 3 months and thought that it might be time to rent a car and see something new.  We love to travel and love to experience new things so Milwaukee seemed to be the perfect place to go to for the day. We rented a car through Enterprise, here is Chicago (because we don't own a car anymore) and used our Chase Sapphire reward points that we had accrued and were on our way in no time.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

How to Make Homemade Bone Broth

I love to cook.  I'm all about making yummy things that don't require a lot of time but are also delicious. Who likes to eat food that isn't good? Um NO ONE.

One of my favorite things to make is homemade bone broth.  Not only is it good for you, it tastes amazing especially in the colder months.  What I love most about bone broth is the health benefits it provides.  Bone broth improves gut health and as most of you know, your immune system is in your gut (digestive track).  A happy digestive system = happy life because no one has time to get sick or feel like crap.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Little About Me + How I Started my Biz

Hi, my name is Andrea & I'm a small business owner. 

It all started 2 years ago when I desperately wanted to quit my full time job and start a business of my own.  I wanted to be a my very own #bossbabe.  

My whole life I had always been a go-getter.  My parents instilled that in me from a young age.  You see, I was born in a communist country.  Romania to be exact and fled to the United States with my parents in 1989.  We somehow landed in Dallas, Texas where my parents had to start a completely new life with a 2 1/2 year old baby (me).