Friday, December 29, 2017


New Year's Eve I will be spending in my pajamas watching The Office and playing board games. But if you are someone who braves the chaos of fancy dinners, busy bars, and hailing a surcharged Uber, here are three NYE inspired outfits for under $100.
Total: $72.49

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Total: $62.00

Thursday, December 21, 2017


The Bachelor premiere is quickly approaching, which means the return of chatting with some of our favorites from season's pasts. Today I'm checking in with Jared Haibon, who was on Kaitlyn's season of The Bachelorette and two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise.

Jared is most famous for making Ashley I. ugly cry, but prior to going on The Bachelorette, Jared was a restaurant manager in Rhode Island. Following filming he returned to his normal life, only to realize it was going to be far from normal. A couple weeks after filming, his local newspaper released his photo on their website and asked people for information on him. Strangers began showing up claiming they were friends, people he hadn't seen in years were adding him on Facebook, and he began to get a rapidly increasing social media following.

Whether Jared was posing as Love Man, hanging at the MET dressed like Bond with Kaitlyn, or sipping alcoholic beverages on the beach with his true love Tanner, Jared has always graced our televisions as a gentleman. One thing he wishes people realized though is that this show is real to him and everyone else who participates. It was a wonderful experience that he is grateful for, but it wasn't easy. While it is just reality TV to the most of us, for Jared it was a real, authentic, look for love that did not end with wedding bells.

Recently Jared moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in digital media. While he uses his following to promote fun companies like Hello Fresh, he is also using it to raise awareness of causes important to him, most recently doing a campaign to raise money with The American Cancer Society. I admire a man who uses his platform to make miracles happen.

For more of Brady-Belichick super fan Jared, follow him on Instagram @jaredhaibon

Friday, December 8, 2017


Sarah Hyland has been in the news a lot lately due to her budding relationship with Bachelor Alum, Wells Adams. She recently stunned in red at the 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball and it is a simple look to recreate for cheap for the holidays.


Total: $50.69

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Decorating for the holidays is a sure way to put me into a great mood! I am always chomping at the bit to decorate for Christmas, often fighting the urge to decorate before Thanksgiving. This year decorating for the holidays is extra special because I am in my new apartment and it is the first time I have my own place to decorate. In the past I have often rented rooms and the decorations were confined to a small space. This year I have tons of space to fill and have enjoyed every moment!

One of my favorite new decorations this year is this framed printable. I chose a beautiful Christmas printable that says Tis The Season and uploaded it to Framebridge to be printed and framed.

(Sorry for my phone reflection in the photo!)

Upload a photo or mail in your art, choose a frame style, and Framebridge will get to work on making your frame picture perfect! The prices are honest and reasonable, which I appreciate because I have previously tried to frame an extremely oversized item (like 4 feet by 3 feet oversized!) and never could get a straight forward answer on the price. This was never a concern with Framebridge.

If you are looking to decorate your home or find the perfect Christmas gift, I highly recommend checking out Framebridge. They are offering 15% off all frames until December 10th when you use the code SANTABABY at checkout!

FTC Disclosure: Framebridge sent me this frame free of cost in exchange for a review. All opinions are true and my own.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Holiday shopping is in full swing. I try to do as much shopping as I can with Amazon Prime, but for some gifts, it just is not possible. Here are 4 gift ideas for friends and family!

Bonding Bees: Bonding Bees is perfect for the couple in your life! It is a monthly date box for couples to have a fun night together. Each box has a theme and includes an activity to build your relationship. Use code kickback15 for $15 off your first box!

Framebridge: Framebridge is perfect for the HGTV obsessed people in your life. These custom frames are super chic and fit every unique style. Use code santababy at checkout for $15 off your order. 

Bioclarity: Bioclarity is perfect for the beauty guru you know. It is a face treatment I have been using the past couple weeks that cleanses, treats, and restores the skin. The products use chlorophyll to clean and rejuvenate the skin and it is a natural way to detox the skin. Use code Social50 for 50% off at checkout. 

Le Tote: Le Tote is perfect for the fashionista in your life. It has been my obsession the past few months and has saved me a ton of money on shopping. It is a clothing rental company that allows your to spruce up your work outfits or rent something for a special occasion. Get the first month free by clicking here!

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Recently I started thinking about the roles in my life. I am a teacher, a student, a girlfriend, a daughter, an aunt, a sister, a friend, a blogger, amongst many other titles. And while I am used to having so much on my plate, I feel like I am not fulfilling every role to the best of my ability.

Lately I was presented with the question, "What can you do to be better?" I wrote it on a post it note at work and have been thinking over it the last couple weeks. This morning it hit me. Each day I need to wake up and I figure out what I can do each day to be better. How can I be a better teacher this day and this day only? How can I be a better aunt this day and this day only? Channeling my focus on how I can be better that day and only that day is my focus this month!

What can YOU do to be better?