A few days ago, I posted my winter to-do list filled with all of the fun things that I’m looking forward to this month. But you know one thing I’m not looking forward to? Winter skin. During December and January, my skin definitely tends to be drier and duller. Chatting about how to avoid winter skin woes in today’s post using four simple tips and the new Olay Whips moisturizer. My skin has literally been drinking this stuff up!
Last Friday was CRAZY y’all – we had an unexpected snow storm blow right through Baton Rouge! It was pretty cool waking up to a winter wonderland, and because Louisiana isn’t used to icy roads, most businesses were closed for the day. No complaints from this girl for getting to spend the day in our pajamas and slippers! (It was so nice having Jordan at home for the day too!) The snow might have already melted, but I’m still living my best fuzzy slipper life and dreaming of these cozy gift ideas from Nordstrom in today’s post.
Sometimes blog post ideas come from the most random places! The idea for today’s spiked hot chocolate bar post came about after one fated trip to World Market. I came home with 4 different hot chocolate types, snowflake marshmallows and – Kringle Kream. I didn’t know what it was at the time, it just literally sounded like liquid icing. And after documenting this trip on Instagram Stories, I got SO many responses and questions in regards to my hot chocolate supplies!
Not only did you have expert hot chocolate advice, you had recipes and tips for perfecting the perfect cocoa consistency and heat. And you proved that I’ve been drinking hot chocolate ALL wrong my entire life. Sharing my spiked hot chocolate bar cart and YOUR cocoa tips and tricks in today’s full post!
This post has been sponsored Hallmark. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Part of the wonder of the holiday season is creating sentimental and whimsical traditions with our families. Over the years, Jordan and I have started a few new traditions of our own while also continuing those that we grew up enjoying. One of those family holiday traditions is Jordan refusing to let me put up our Christmas tree until the day after Thanksgiving. (Sigh, still losing this battle.) BUT, I have found a way to get around it by bringing the holidays home in other ways with Hallmark.
See why the Hallmark brand will always be one of my favorite family holiday traditions in today’s full post!
Like I mentioned in my fall to-do list post, getting outdoorsy was one way that I wanted to embrace the season. And I think it’s pretty safe that between Stowe and Savannah, I accomplished just that. Figuring out what to wear for fall outdoor activities was a fun little project for me too though! (Seeing as how I’m not an outdoor type at all.) This outfit that I wore in Forsyth Park includes some of my favorite pieces for braving the outdoors including my new Sofft Baywood booties.