5 Ways to Get Your Child Excited For The Holidays!

5 Ways to Get Your Child Excited For The Holidays!

This year we need happiness and excitement more than ever. I also think this year it is never to early to start getting ready for the holidays. Check out my five ways to get your child excited for the holidays. These are fun and affordable ways for the whole family to enjoy.

1. Write a Letter To Santa

This kit is fun for kids to write a letter to Santa and to let him know what they want for Christmas!

2. Have Santa Send a Letter Back

Santa Letters

With Santa Lettes, not only does your child get a personalized letter from Santa, but they can also get a Nice Certificate, directions from the North Pole and so much more! These letters are official, printed on fine linen paper and Santa’s official seal embossed. The best part is these letters are postmarked from the North Pole! These fun surprises are guaranteed to be delivered by Christmas if ordered by December 15th. Santa Letters is also donating 10% of their proceeds to Toys For Tots.

Santa Letters

3. Make a Christmas Eve Box

On Christmas Eve, your little one will open a box of fun! A pair of new Christmas Pajamas, hot cocoa mix, popcorn, Christmas book and a fun game to play. This is a great tradition to have from years to come!

4. Decorate Your Own Christmas Cookies

If baking is too messy for you, order a premade cookie decorating kit! These cookie from Sweet T’s are the perfect treat during the holiday season and a fun family night. You can also order pre made cookies that are almost too pretty to eat. Shipping only available within New York.

5. Holiday Binoculars Craft

This binoculars craft I shared a few months ago is perfect for the holiday season! Use them for driving around looking for Christmas lights, searching for reindeer and grazing the sky on Christmas Eve looking for Santa! Follow the steps on how to make the binoculars and use holiday themed stickers and designs to fancy it up.

binoculars
Winter Wardrobe Essentials Guide

Winter Wardrobe Essentials Guide

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This winter I am all about basic. Basic colors, basic fit, basic style.

Being comfortable is key, so there is a mix of comfy footwear, cozy tops and stretchy pants.

Check out what I will be wearing this winter and join me on the basic train!

1. Fur Sleeve Knit Cardigan

It’s warm and cozy with just enough fur to wear with a casual shirt and jeans.

2. Snap Front Rib-knit Bodysuit

These are a must have in both black and white. They fit well and go great with a vest or cardigan.

3. Petite Curvy High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Hayes Wash

Any jeans by Madewell are my favorite. They fit amazing and do not lose shape. They go great with boots or a pair a sneakers.

4. Vans Old Skool Woven Sneaker

These color sneakers go with any outfit, black brown or blue.

5. Women’s Crewneck Sweatshirt

These sweatshirt are my absolute favorite. I have them in about three colors and have them on rotate. They are soft and you cannot beat the price!

6. Black Boots

These style boots are my favorite, they are so comfortable and go with any outfit.

7. Mini Square Backpack

This backpack is perfect for day trips and adventures with your little ones.

8. Mock Neck Tunic Sweater

These basic cozy sweaters from Time and Tru are so affordable, you cannot pass them up! Available in black and gray.

9. Black Label Watch Hat

This is a great comfy and warm hat that goes with any outfit, causal or leisure.

10. Striped Tee

This tee goes great with a cardigan or blazer and a pair of jeans.

11. Zip Up Drawstring Waist Hooded Parka Coat

I just got this coat for the winter weather and it is so warm and comfy. I love the fluffy hood and the waist drawstring is always a plus for me.

12. Zodiac Necklace

I love any piece of jewelry by Made By Mary. I have a few pieces from them and the quality is amazing and so is the price.

13. Open-Front Sweater-Blazer

I love my Sophie blazers from J. Crew. I suggest to have this as a staple in your wardrobe!

14. Foldover Transport Tote 

The color of this bag is gorgeous and comfortable to use as a cross body for on the go use.

15. Yoga Pant Full-Length Legging

An essential pair of leggings come right from Amazon! Choose your size and length and they will guarantee to fit you like glove.

How To Celebrate Halloween Safely In a Changing World

How To Celebrate Halloween Safely In a Changing World

I have partnered with Party City and all opinions expressed are my own.

For the past 7 months nothing has been normal. The more hopeful we get about returning to what we know, things get more uncertain. Halloween is a big deal in our home and I promised that no matter how different things are, we are going to celebrate.

The benefit is there are many ways to enjoy this spooky season safely and I am going to share ways to make this the safest and most memorable Halloween ever.

Wear Costumes With A Mask

There are a ton of costumes that come with masks, consider choosing this years costume that has one to help the spread of germs. If you decided to go trick or treating outside, this will come in handy if you can’t stay six feet apart.

Party City Costumes and Decor

Boo Your Neighbor

Gather some fun Halloween themed treats and leave them on 2-3 neighbor’s doors with a door sign and instruction poem included in the basket. Ring the doorbell and run away. The instructions will direct the neighbors to do the same thing to other neighbors. Get some great ideas here!

Social Distance Halloween Party

Party City Costumes and Decor

Gather a few friends and family to come over ( in there costume masks) and celebrate! Decorate your home and serve all the treats. Party City has all of your decorating needs in one stop. They have ‘scary’ affordable prices for decorations and festive ways to serve food.

Check out our Spooktacular decor table scape of treats! All these serving bowls, plates and cloths were around $15.

Party City Costumes and Decor

I also grabbed this skull mold to add some chocolate treats to our graze board as well!

The best part is Party City offers curbside pickup and free same day delivery for extra safety!

Virtual Halloween Party

If you don’t feel comfortable having people over, host a Virtual Halloween Party via Zoom or Facetime. You can find decorations and spooky backdrops from Party City that will definitely be a hit. Make some goodie bags and deliver to your friends and family and you can all enjoy them together! Check out these basket ideas here to deliver to your friends and family.

Safe Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating can be safe with these tips! Make markers that are a safe distance by using duct tape. Kids can stand on these markers and wait for their candy. To serve the treats, you can use an extended grabber to place the candy in their bags. If you are the one taking your little ones trick or treating, make sure to wipe them down before you open and eat them!

Halloween Decor

Last but not least, wash your hands and sanitize! Keep pocket hand sanitizers with you at all times and most of all have fun. We can easily keep the spirit of Halloween alive with these simple tips and ideas.

4 Must Have Comfy Tops For Fall

4 Must Have Comfy Tops For Fall

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Fall fashion is going to look a little different for me this year. Dress down Fridays have become dress down everyday and I am okay with that. I am sharing four of my favorite tops for this fall.

The Hoodie

The Hoodie

This soft hoodie is perfect for fall. It is lightweight and this message never gets old. If anything it is a constant reminder to stay kind.

The Cozy Sweater

The Cozy Sweater

A little funkiness added to this casual knit sweater is just what I was looking for. I am trying not to take anything seriously right now and this style is perfect for that.

The Tee

The Tee

Who hasn’t struggled with throwing in the towel this year? New seasons call for new perspective and this tee from Charlotte and Ezra says it all.

The Light Knit Transition Sweater

The Light Knit Transition Sweater

An Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs early fall. I know we are all begging for sweater weather and soon as we put one on, the temperature rises to 90 degrees. This light knit sweater is the perfect transition from summer to fall.

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How To Make All Of Your Shoes Comfortable Including Heels!

How To Make All Of Your Shoes Comfortable Including Heels!

I have partnered with Dr. Scholl’s and provided an honest review of their products. All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the company in any way.

I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and it is so painful! I guess I can thank myself for all those years of wearing chunky heeled boots and flats with absolutely no support.

Now that I am older I am more wise about my shoe choices but unfortunately everything I wear hurts my feet.

I finally found a solution to help with my foot pain and still wear my favorite shoes. Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step with CushionFlexTM Technology features a newly engineered product design and arch technology for optimal arch support, fit, cushioning and comfort. I am so happy to finally find something where I don’t have to stop and think if these shoes are going to be uncomfortable for me.

Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step offers insoles for any type of shoe that you already own including casual or fashion sneakers, flats, boots, sandals and high heels.

Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step Soft Cushioning Insoles for Casual & Fashion Sneakers provides support for my entire foot. The arch provides full support and a soft foam for the whole shoe. It is thin and doesn’t make your feet feel over crowded.

With Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step High Heels Invisible Cushioning Insoles, I can comfortably wear my favorite heels without the pain. The gel arch provides relief of any pressure especially on the ball of my foot.

Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step Insoles for Everyday Flats is the ultimate insole! I use this versatile insole with my favorite flats and even sandals. With the arch support, I can wear these shoes all day long without the discomfort.

Whether you suffer from foot discomfort or want to prevent it, Dr. Scholl’s Stylish Step is a necessity for your shoes.

They are affordable and sold at DrScholls.com or Target for your convenience. You will instantly feel a difference with these insoles and will never want to go without them!

3 Ways To Style A Little Black Dress While Working From Home

3 Ways To Style A Little Black Dress While Working From Home

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I have officially been working from home for 5 months and everyday feels like groundhog day. I wake up, place Franco in front of the TV with a bowl of Goldfish crackers and pray he lets me work until the clock hits 4:00pm.

My stress and guilt are at an all time high along with anxiety and worry. One tip of advice that was given to me to help get through day to day was to make sure I get dressed every day as if I were going to the office.

That is exactly what I have been doing and honestly, it works. Although, I am not going anywhere I wanted to feel stylish yet comfortable while working from home. This season is the summer of comfort.I have discovered the most comfortable dress so since I want to wear it practically everyday, I am sharing three ways one how to style it.

This little black dress is made with the same fabric as athletic wear so it keeps me cool and dry and compliments the shape of my body all day long.

A kimono tied up and paired with some wedges gives it a fun and funky flair.

I usually have the air conditioner blasting by my work station so I like to have a light sweater cardigan at all times.
Who knows when it’s time to take a break and run out, whether it’s to the supermarket or around the block with Franco on his bike. I am ready with my slip on Vans and fanny pack!

The Rec Room is a women-owned and black owned company that provides that most comfortable leisurewear. They were nice enough to offer you all a 20% off code when you make your first purchase. Use code NICOLE20 at checkout. Also, sign up for their newsletter and get a free pair of shorts!

The Rec Room will donate their first year of 1% for Racial Justice proceeds to Equal Justice Initiative  which is working to end mass incarceration, racial inequality and excessive punishment and The Loveland Foundation which is bringing opportunity and healing to Black women and girls, through therapy and other programming.

Life is challenging right now, so any way to make it a little brighter goes a long way. Stay safe, stay comfy.

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