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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ERIN'S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE | for your bestie / sister


Christmastime is such a sweet season, and one of my favorite things about it is the gift giving. Wrapping up presents and watching your loved ones light up as they rip kraft paper and washi tape packages and untie red satiny ribbons is one of the best joys in life.

 I especially love Christmas girls nights with my sister and girl friends! Yet, sometimes for us gals -- as we are pinching pennies in college, scrimping along as we pursue careers, or are saving for weddings (me haha!) it can be hard to find affordable yet fabulous gifts that fit into our smaller budgets. 

So, I've come up with a list of twelve pretty, practical, and lovely gift ideas that I know my sis and besties would adore -- all under $25 each! 

I hope you find it helpful and inspiring. 


Adore you and you and you!! 

XO,

Erin








1.  Sugar Lip Treatment will keep her lips sweet and hydrated all winter! [$22.50] 

2.  My inspiring e-book,"P.S. He Loves You" [$8.99] (i think it would be a great idea to give to a girlfriend or sis -- just print out the cover page + put it in an envelope and then you can e-mail it to her!)

3. "Cold Hands Warm Heart" Thermal Mug -- perfect for taking her favorite coffee and tea on the go. [$18.00] 

4. Treat her to these adorable Faux Shearling Bear Slippers -- soft, lush and comfy! [$7.00] 

5. A bottle of Marc Jacobs Nail Polish is chic and classy. [$18.00]

6. Salted caramel hot chocolate Philosophy Shower Gel [$9.99] 

7. A feminine floral Travel Makeup Case for all her adventures! [$9.80] 

8. What an inspiring way to start 2015: a beautiful wall calendar. [$22.00] 

9. This gorgeous, inspiring and precious print will make her swoon. [$14.00] 

10. A cozy, striped scarf will make the ideal accessory for her new year! [$10.80] 

11. An adorable monogrammed mug with the sweetest stripes. [$6.99] 

12. A Mint + Gold + Peach Throw Pillow for her apartment, house, or dorm! [$18.50] 

Monday, December 8, 2014

FREE PRINTABLE | give me jesus

Happy Monday, beauties! 

Sharing another little printable I designed, just to encourage you + me as we start our week.
May we remember oh how much we need Him, day by day. 

He is all I need.


/ Right click on JPG photo below, save to your computer 
and print or use as a screensaver /



XO

Erin


Sunday, December 7, 2014

THANKSGIVING | in photos

I celebrated two beautiful Thanksgivings this year: one with my family in California and one with Daniel's family in Texas. We have oh so much to be grateful for, and I am overwhelmed with how good the Lord is. Just wanted to share some snapshots from our special days.

How was your Thanksgiving?? Love you all so much!

XO

Erin
^^ California Thanksgiving with my sweet family ^^
^^ flight from california to texas // and, essentials. ^^

^^ oh so much canasta playing ^^
 ^^ uncle daniel + little roo ^^
^^ sixty stories up, looking over Houston ^^
^^ we found the best coffee shop in houston ^^
^^ beautiful sunrise in galveston with all the girls ^^
^^ me + the brothers ^^
^^ black friday j.crew finds ^^

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LOVISHLY | style

I love brands that create beautiful products -- especially fashion. And when a brand has a greater purpose than just fashion? That is the best

This is why I just adore Lovishly: love lavishly, give extravagantly. Founded by a mama to 9 children (5 adopted) who wants to change the world. It is a project that was created to educate and empower girls (oh my heart!) The Lovishly website reads: Our goal is to educate girls on hard issues and empower girls by giving them the ability to give back all while reminding them and encouraging them with truth.   

Lovishly Co. created the most beautiful handcrafted necklaces. What's even better? They choose various non-profits that share their values and mission and donate 15% of their sales. How amazing is that?

 I LOVE this shop and the heart behind it. Please check it out, sisters -- it is the perfect place to shop for Christmas presents for your mamas, sisters, and friends! As a bride-to-be, I've got my eye on a few necklaces that would be perfect to gift to my bridesmaids!! They have a women's AND a girl's collection, so you can also pick up gifts for the little gals in your life!

Lovishly sent me the loveliest necklace and I modeled it for y'all along with a fun outfit I wanted to share (details below!) I love the lyrics on the necklace I got -- from one of my favorite worship songs. And, it is so well-made. I encourage you ladies to check out this beautiful shop and follow them on their social media:




outfit details

jacket: thrifted 
dress: ally fashion
shoes: kohl's 

Monday, November 10, 2014

DANIEL'S MUSIC | proof of your love (by for king + country) cover

My sweet fiance Daniel just shared his latest music video on his YouTube channel and I thought I'd share it with y'all to encourage you! He covered a song by one of our favorite bands, For King and Country -- "Proof of Your Love." We looove this song and the message behind it. 


check out Daniel's music



Sunday, November 9, 2014

FREE PRINTABLE | she smiles

Happy Monday, beauties!

Sharing a little Monday printable to encourage ya! 

Just right-click and save and then print! 


Thursday, November 6, 2014

DANIEL + ERIN'S YOUTUBE | episode two

Hi friends!  

Daniel + I filmed and shared episode two of our little YouTube show. Sharing our wedding registry from date night! Hope you enjoy following along on our adventures! 

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