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Fab Fit Fun Winter Box







Long time no talk everyone! As some of you may know if you follow me on Instagram my nursing school journey is over! Ahhhhhh!!! I cannot even believe it honestly, all the late nights studying, missed girl nights have all paid off and I am soon going to be graduating. In celebration of that and welcome the holiday season, I am delighted to share with you my first ever Fab Fit Fun box! I am sure most of you like me have seen these all over social media and they always look so stinking fabulous. Well, after seeing a sneak peek for this year’s winter box I decided to take the plunge.

What initially drew me in was the Kate Sommerville Exfolikate cleanser which is a cult classic and a tube of heaven that I am obsessed with! If you haven’t ever tried this stuff you are missing out. It a powerhouse exfoliator that in two minutes time leaves your skin glowy and refreshed. The other items in the box I left as a complete surprise and I am so excited to try all of these goodies! What I am most excited about are these eye-patches from Grace + Stella that are good for anti-aging and making your under eye look refreshed and youthful (which after two years of nursing school I could really use). Also, the item from BB Dakota is an adorable cape that you can get your hands on right here!

which is so perfect for this holiday season!

I hope you all enjoyed and I cannot wait to officially be done with this chapter and move to the next! talk to you all soon!!!!


Last Minute Hostess Gifts

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Hi everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the holidays and all of the holiday parties that the season includes! I know that like myself I hate showing up to a party empty handed but what do you do when it is last minute and you don’t have a lot of time! Well fear not because I have been scouting around and these are some of my favorite things to have on hand that are go to gifts for the hostess with the mostest. It also doesn’t have to be something over the top so don’t stress about that either! Remember its the holidays and it is the thought that means the most, and nothing says Happy Holidays like a great bottle of wine too!!

Charmed Life Gift Box From Birchbox /Voluspa Candle SetPineapple Ornament/ Kate Spade Kitchen Mitt Set /Stemless Tumblr Glasses/ChampangeTruffles/Sea Salt Caramel Thins/ Cold Press Coffee/Brass Deer Bottle Opener/ Nest Frosted Berries & Champagne Candle/ Coasters/ Picture Frame/ Nest Hearth Candle

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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Hi everyone!! Happy Turkey Day!!! Ahhh can you even believe that it’s already Thanksgiving! I for one am pumped about all the food and family that this day entails. This year my big family is kind of all over the place so its just low key this year. But none the less I am looking forward to all the little traditions that we have. I will be camped out in front of the TV watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and pretending that I am a Rockette by kicking my little heart out! What are some of your families Thanksgiving day traditions that you look forward to the most? The day will then be filled with lots of cooking and eating and then getting to bed early in preparation for my Black Friday shopping with my mom! Woo Hoo!!! Well I hope that each and every one of you have a beautiful day filled with loved ones and fabulous food! Tag me in a post so I can see what all of you are up to this Thanksgiving! I love hearing from you.

xoxo Val!

December Birchbox

December Birchbox

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Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this months birchbox with you all! I am honestly so so excited about everything that I got! I was kind of nervous because I ended up missing the time frame to pick a sample for my box and by the time I saw it all of them were unavailable =(. When I did receive, it took me less then a second to rip open the box to see what treats I got, and can we talk about how awesome this months holiday box is! Anything gold I am usually a fan of (shocking right!) I can not wait to see what all of you got and hear what some of your favorites were. I am really looking forward to trying the plumping line from Davines. Talk to you all soon!

Target Holiday Home Decor

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It is my favorite time of year!!!YAY!!! (cue happy dance). I just love the holidays and spending tome with my family and loved ones and of course I LOVE the shopping and decorating the home. I have seen so many holiday guides already I just think it is way too early to be starting that but I do think that sharing some of my favorite home decor choices is quite alright! All of my picks are from pretty much my go to place for cute and inexpensive home decor which is target and most of these items I have to been honest are sitting in my online shopping cart as we speak! I hope you all love these picks as much as I do and maybe give you some inspiration for the holidays in your own home.

xoxo Val

Favorite Fall Pins

If you are on Pintrest ( I mean honestly who isn’t these days) then you know that with the change in seasons come all new holiday inspired pin boards and decor to get us all in the spirit. I try and browse around pintrest a couple minutes a day just to see what everyone is posting, or trying to find inspiration for a new recipe and I really have been loving all of the fall decor! So in a tribute post to fall I have compiled some of my absolute favorite fall pins and the links (just click on the pictures!) where to find them. Hopefully you all love them as much as I do and Im really looking forward to some DIY’s the year. (who am I kidding I just can’t afford to buy the entire Pottery Barn fall decor section, cue for sobs) If you are on pintrest please follow me! I love connecting with all of you!

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xoxo Val

P.S. I am totally getting my craft on with some of these and I can hardly contain my excitement! I have already made the wreath and just need to find the perfect little decorating pieces!

Scents of Spring

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I love fragrance, so when then seasons change (as much as they can in Florida) I love brining fresh scents into my house and switching my perfumes to also fit the season. Now I know there are tons of fragrances out there but I have made a list of some of my all time favorites including my beloved Bond No 9, Jo Malone and some other awesome picks! What are some of your favorite scents for spring and summer? Hope you all enjoy!

xoxo Val

Jo Malone Candle/ Bond No 9. Hudson Yards/ Trish McEvoy/ Viktor and Rolf/ Marc Jacobs/ Prada Candy/ Molton Brwon/ Bond No 9. Highline Body Wash

Nordstrom Home


Fun colorful quilts will add a great pop to a couch or bedroom

Ottomans and pillow for either your bedroom or living room that really brighten up a space

Ottomans and pillow for either your bedroom or living room that really brighten up a space

A few weeks ago I found myself wandering through Nordstrom after lunch at their Bistro and was thankful that I had my camera because I was so inspired by their little pop up home section. With spring on the horizon I always like to bring new pops of color into my world, and why shouldn’t the house be included in that. Wether it’s a pillow, picture or even a fun coaster I love finding little trinkets that make a house feel more like a home.

Pastel throws for the couch

Pastel throws for the couch

Who doesn't love some Tie-Dye pillows

Who doesn’t love some Tie-Dye pillows





Hope you enjoy these fun little items as much as I did and always be on the look out for something that can be brought into your home that gives it a great freshen up. And if you live near a Nordstrom I would swing by and check out this little section out for yourself, you may be inspired too!!

xoxo Val

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