Christmas Decor

Gold tree | Bone Stockings | Furry Stockings

Gold Tree | Furry Stockings | Bone Dog Stockings

Pillow

Furry Stockings | Bone Dog Stockings

White Nutcracker | Red Nutcracker

Ornaments

Hello friends! 13 days until Christmas! Can you believe it?! I swear just yesterday it was January. It amazes me how fast this year has gone by! It amazes me even more that we are 45 days away from our wedding!! I am SO excited for our wedding day to be here.

Like everyone else, I am obsessed with Christmas decor. Every year, I might go slightly overboard but I love it! When Patrick and I moved to Houston in July, we decided to rent a house for a year since we weren’t sure how long we would be here with his job. Y’all, when I say we couldn’t find a house to save our lives, I mean that with no exaggeration. Patrick was living in Minnesota at the time for his job training so I was finding a house for us by myself! It came down to the last week before we were supposed to move and I finally found our house. It has been a great house for us for this year, but we definitely want to buy something after our lease is up that is more updated and more open! This year for Christmas, I didn’t go as all out as I usually do because I had a hard time finding a way to put all my normal stuff out in this house, but I did what I could and I love it all! My sweet mama gave Patrick and I the star that her and my dad had at the top of their first Christmas tree, and also a few pieces of her snow village so that I could start a collection of my own! Our snow village has been passed down from my grandma, to my mom and now to my sister and I. It is SO special to me! Most of my Christmas decorations came from Target, World Market, Home Goods and Hobby Lobby. I have linked everything that I could find for y’all below!

I hope everyone has a great rest of your week!

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Grey Sweater + Green Wool Skirt

 

Sweater: Wayf | Skirt: Madewell | OTK Boots: Goodnight Macaroon | Purse: Similar

This skirt literally screams Christmas! I love the wool material and the zips on the front! It’s so warm and comfy and would also be so cute with tights on underneath if it was cold enough! I paired it with this sweater from Nordstrom and these boots! This sweater is a staple piece in my closet! I have worn it soo much! It goes with so many different outfits and it’s super easy to style. Now, about these boots. These are the BEST OTK boots!!! I cannot stress this enough. They don’t fall, and that is HUGE to me! I hate when I am constantly having to pull up boots but I never have to with these!

Happy Wednesday, friends! We are halfway through the week! That makes for a happy Rachel! I’m headed to Dallas today for my wedding dress alterations! It’s getting so real and I can’t wait for our big day! I’m SO excited to put my dress back on this weekend! Have a happy, happy day y’all!

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Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Happy almost weekend! If the men in your life are like Patrick and my dad, I’m sure you get the same answer when you ask them what they want for Christmas which is, “I don’t really know. I don’t need anything.” Y’all, this is the most annoying thing ever! I so wish they would just tell me exactly what they want! It is always fun to shop for them but also super hard to decide what to get them! I wanted to share with y’all some of my favorite picks of gifts to get for the men in your life! I hope this makes things a little easier on you when deciding what to get them! If your man tells you exactly what you want, I so envy you!

1. Patagonia “Better Sweater” Quarter Zip Pullover

2. Button Down Shirt 

3. Wall Bottle Opener

4. Bleu de Chanel Cologne

5. Bluetooth Headphones

6. Barrington money clip

7. Adidas Running Shoes

8. Pajama Pants

9. Barrington Belmont Leather Cabin Bag

10. MVMT Leather Watch

I hope everyone has had a great week!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Happy Wednesday! Y’all, I made this recipe for dinner a couple nights ago and it was SO good! It’s also super easy and doesn’t take long to make at all! I will definitely be making this again soon! Even Patrick liked it, so that’s a win in my book!

Ingredients for Cordon Bleu:

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

16 slices Swiss cheese

1/2 pound slice ham

1 cup flour (I used gluten free flour)

4 eggs

2 cups panko bread crumbs (I used gluten free bread crumbs)

Ingredients for creamy Dijon sauce:

2 tablespoons butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons flour (I used gluten free flour)

2 cups milk

1/4 cup dijon mustard

1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Directions for Chicken Cordon Bleu:

  1. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, tossing to coat evenly
  2. On a cutting board, place a chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until about 1/2 inch thick with meat mallet, rolling pin or heavy pan
  3. Remove the plastic wrap and place a layer of Swiss cheese, then ham, then one more layer of Swiss cheese
  4. Evenly roll the chicken, and place onto a new sheet of plastic wrap
  5. Wrap the chicken in the plastic wrap, twist the excess plastic, and roll the chicken while twisting the sides in to tighten and firm up the roll on chicken cordon bleu. Tie the excess and chill in the fridge to set for 30 minutes
  6. After the rolls are set, prepare large, wide dishes with flour, beaten egg, and bread crumbs, and dredge the chicken in the flour, egg, and bread crumbs
  7. Place the breaded chicken cordon bleu in a 325 degree pot of oil, and cook about 5 minutes per side or until the outside is an even golden brown. If a good color is acheived and the chicken’s center is still not 165 degrees, you can finish the chicken in the oven at 325 degrees until that temperature is reached

Directions for Creamy Dijon Sauce:

  1. In a small pot on medium heat, melt the butter and cook the garlic until soft
  2. Add in flour, and whisk for 1 minute
  3. Add in the milk, and whisk until fully combined with the roux. Continue whisking until the mixture comes to a simmer and has thickened
  4. Add in the Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Whisk to combine. Set aside
  5. Slice the chicken and drizzle with Dijon sauce.
  6. Enjoy!

Definitely try this recipe out! I promise it’s so good!! In case you missed it, make sure you check out my gift guide I posted last week on gifts for her here! Keep an eye out for tomorrows post on gifts for him! Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone is having a great week!

(Recipe found from this website)

Cyber Monday Sales

Happy Monday!! I have put together an A-Z list of my favorite Cyber Monday sales with the codes needed! Happy shopping ladies!

Abercrombie and Fitch:

50% off the entire site

American Eagle Outfitters:

All sweaters $25

Ann Taylor:

50% off Everything + Free Shipping

ASOS:

30% off Everything with code “EPIC30”

BB Dakota:

50% off select styles

Francesca’s:

30% off the entire site

Hunter Boot’s:

20% off the entire site + 35% off select styles

J.Crew:

40% off + an extra 10% off

Lucky Brand:

60% off select styles

Madewell:

25% off your entire purchase with code “GOODMOOD”

Misguided:

50% off everything with code “FETCH50”

Nasty Gal:

30% off everything with code “LETSGO”

Nike:

Extra 25% off all sale items

Nordstrom:

Extra 20% off selected sale items

One Kings Lane:

30% off sitewide + free shipping with code “OKLFREESHIP”

Ray Ban:

Up to 50% off

Revolve:

Extra 20% off final sale with promo code “CYBER20” + Up to 75% off new markdowns

Sam Edelman:

Extra 30% off select styles with code “CYBERSALE”

Shopbop:

Take an additional 35% off all sale with code “WOW35”

T3Micro:

25% off everything with code “MONDAY17”

Topshop:

Up to 50% off

Urban Outfitters:

$50 off $150 or more + $15 off $75 or more

If you have any questions or need anything specific, feel free to reach out to me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Friday Sales

Happy Black Friday week friends!! I have rounded up some of my favorite sales and the codes needed! Don’t miss out on these sales!

Express

50% off everything!! In-Store and Online!

Aeropostale

50% to 70% Off Everything!

Ann Taylor

50% off Everything with code “THANKFUL”

Asos

30% off everything with code “EPIC30”

J.Crew

40% off everything with code “THANKU”

Madewell

25% off everything

Misguided

50% all everything with code “FETCH50”

Nasty Gal 

30% Off Everything

Rayban

Up to 50% off + 30% off sitewide

Sam Edelman

30% off Sitewide with code “SAMSGIVING”

Serena and Lily 

20% off Everything with code “CHEERS”

Shopbop

Shutterfly

Up to 50% off everything using code “SPOTLIGHT”

T3 Micro

25% off all hair products using code “FRIDAY17”

Tory Burch

30% off $250 or more using code “THANKS”

Urban Outfitters

Buy one get one 50% off everything

Abercrombie and Fitch 

50% off everything

Anthropologie

30% off everything

Goodnight Macaroon

30% off everything with code “BLACKFRIDAY2017”

Kendra Scott

20% off everything with code “YELLOW20”

Loft

50% off everything with code “THANKS”

Macy’s

Everything is on sale with an additional 20% off select items + Don’t miss their doorbusters!!

Old Navy

50% off your entire purchase

Splendid

30% off site wide with code “TGIF”

Target

Don’t miss their doorbuster deals

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out! Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway I posted earlier this week HERE! TWO people will receive $500 in Paypal cash! The winner will be picked tomorrow, November 24!