Saturday, January 31, 2015

Crock-Pot Macaroni & Cheese...The Perfect Recipe for Your Super Bowl Party!

Looking for a last minute recipe idea? How about something that is easy, delicious and can serve a whole group of rowdy football fans? Below is my recipe for homemade crock-pot Mac & Cheese...I mean, who doesn't love Mac & Cheese?

Friday, January 2, 2015

My January Must-Haves!

 It is officially 2015 and it is officially COLD outside! This time of year is always a little melancholy for me. The holiday season is behind us, the get-togethers start to dwindle, the warm home decor comes down and I don't know about you but I find myself constantly checking my calendar for the next long weekend and it feels like it is never going to be here. However, there are a few things to look forward to when it is cold outside: ski weekends, cute hats, movie nights in with a roaring fire, hot coco (no, this is not just for the holidays), ice skating, and really, I think layers and being all bundled up is kind of cute. Below are my must-haves to get through this cold winter month.

Black Opaque Tights: ModCloth
A must have for the girl who insists on wearing dresses and skirts year round. You can also add these to your favorite pair of shorts.

Warm Scarf: Francesca's
I am a huge fan of scarfs in general but there is just something extra warm about an infinity scarf. Add some faux fur into the mix, and you will look chic, cozy and comfy!

Long Gloves: Old Navy
I like fingerless for driving, using my iphone and anything else you usually have to take them off for. However, for blistering cold days you may want the fingers to be complete.

Warm Snow/Rain Boots: The North Face
I wear my North Face boots for almost anything and everything in the winter. I throw them on to get to and from the slopes, to run to the grocery store and even for casual date nights to the movies. They not only keep my feet warm but they are waterproof!

Sunless Tanner: Rodan + Fields
This stuff is amazing! It really enhances your natural color so you won't look like you went to the bahamas overnight. It will not leave streaks or awkward orange hands, elbows, knees and feet and the best part is that it doesn't smell. I cannot say it is odorless but I am somebody who has never spray tanned or used lotions because I cannot stand the smell even on others (seriously gives me a headache) but when I used this I had no issue...barely even noticed it and either did my husband...and it moisturizes your skin!  

Sweater Dress: Forever 21
I love a good sweater dress for the cold months. You can still look chic and sexy without looking ridiculously cold and like you are trying too hard in winter. Add a  turtleneck style, tights and boots for extra warmth.

Warm Jacket: BCBG Maxazria
Everyone needs a good warm jacket for winter. One reason I love puffer coats, like this one, is because they are belted at the waist so you don't loose your girly figure under all of that warmth. Also, a lot of the time puffer coats are machine washable. 

Warm Hat: J. Crew
It is no secret that I love a good hat and this style is great to keep your ears warm! I seriously own about 3 like this one.

Warm Socks: J. Crew
These socks are wool and they are cute! When you walk in from the rain or snow and take off your boots you can still look cute in socks like these!

Cute Hair Accessories: Francesca's 
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean we should stop accessorizing! These bobby pins are the perfect addition to dress up any hairstyle. 

Lip Shield (with SPF): Rodan + Fields
It is no secret that chapped lips come with winter, especially if you are hitting the slopes or are in higher altitude climates. Apply a good lip shield everyday and every night to protect your lips from that inevitable cold winter chapping. 

Facial Mask: Sephora
Lately, I have been really into facial masks. I try to give myself an at-home facial 2x a week and in the winter it is all about keeping the moisture in my skin. Try a hydrating mask a couple of times a week to keep your skin glowing all winter long.

Share with us some of your must haves for January by commenting below.