A Break for Puppy Cuteness

Happy 2014, everyone! It's been a little while since I've posted, and I promise I have a bunch of fun ideas for the future...I just need to sit down and make them happen! In the meantime, here are some of my favorite Instagram pictures of Maggie from 2013. It's interesting to note the many decor changes (we've moved our bed, switched comforters, swapped out curtains, etc) that we've made throughout the year, which become evident in many of Maggie's favorite napping spots.

If you're not already, I hope you'll follow along on Instagram, as I post there quite regularly, Beware: there are lots of pictures of shoes...and Maggie :)

Enjoy!

Boston

Introducing... {hub}Links!

I'm excited to announce that Amy and I have started a new project for Blog Better Boston called {hub}LINKS! Basically, it's a bi-weekly roundup of posts submitted by Boston area bloggers and edited either by myself and Amy or a guest editor. Each edition will have a specific theme. This time, it was holiday! Hope you enjoy and definitely sign up to get the newsletter, and think about submitting your posts for the next round. It's a great way to discover new blogs, as well as share your own content with a larger audience. 

These local bloggers were chosen to represent the best of the best holiday themed blog posts in Boston via Blog Better Boston's new {hub}LINKS. They wrote about holiday fashion, cocktails, entertaining, gift guides, and more!

Show these blogs some love:

  • Kneadle + Bread tackles the task of finding the perfect hostess gifts.
  • Mon Petit Chou Chou shows us how to make a delicious holiday cocktail.
  • FiveToNine finds the perfect gifts for our four legged friends.
  • MOPA stays warm during the snowy winter weather by baking with her family.
  • A Daily Dose of Vitamin D puts together a festive outfit for holiday gatherings.
  • Shell Chic'd decorates her bar cart for holiday entertaining.
  • Cobbs Hill introduces us to beauty products to help you shine all season long.
  • HollyDolly demonstrates how to create a simple DIY Holly pin for your hair.

Want to be featured in the next edition? Sign up for the {hub}LINKS newsletter and submit your posts!

Fashion

Golden Gifts Inspired by Ferrero Rocher

When I was first invited to participate in a campaign with Ferrero Rocher, I had my doubts. As many of you know, I'm allergic to nuts, thus making Ferrero Rocher a brand I can't personally enjoy. That being said, many other people love their candy and they're running a pretty sweet giveaway series- 25 Days Wrapped in Gold- that even those of us with allergies can enjoy! They're already given away fabulous prizes such as a gold colored vespa, an espresso machine, designer luggage and more.

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Fashion

Shop UncommonGoods for the Holidays

Have you heard of the company UncommonGoods? If not, now's the perfect time to check it out! They have a wide selection of unique products that are perfect for gift giving season. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the company's mission is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers. If you're looking or a unique holiday gift that supports local artists and a company with a mission you can stand behind, UncommonGoods is for you- they believe it is their responsibility to use their business to impact the world in a positive way. How's that for a great set of values?

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Fashion

Pick your Pair: Knee High Laced Leather Boots

 

I stumbled upon these two beauties while checking out Nordstrom's half yearly sale. I've loved this style of boot ever since I first saw it on Jessica Quirk of What I Wore (seen herehereherehere and many other times). She's been wearing a her pair for the past few years, and I love their unique style and vintage feel.

It's amazing how similar these two pairs are, yet one pair costs more than 3x the other! Can you guess which pair is the mega splurge, and which one in an affordable luxury?

Answers below: 

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