30 Gifts under $30

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Lots of great gift ideas, all $30 or less! HAPPY SHOPPING!

1. Forever 21 – Plum Fluted Dress
2. Pier 1 Imports – Copper Mug
3. Anthropologie – Gold Printed Cocktail Napkins
4. Kate Spade – Wine & Champagne Tote
5. Kate Spade – Gold Notebook
6. Victoria’s Secret – Pink Slippers
7. Gap – Two-toned Hat
8. Paula’s Choice – Lip & Body Treatment
9. Gap – Gold Skinny Belt
10. Anthropology – Antler Bottle Opener
11. Old Navy – Flared Skirt
12. Nordstrom –  Initial Candle
13. ASOS – Blush Tank Top
14. ASOS – Deer Ring Holder
15. Old Navy – Wine Pumps
16. ASOS – Tres Amaze iPhone Case
17. Target – Faux Fur Hat
18. Michael Kors – Lip Trio
19. lululemon athletica – Running Gloves
20. House of Harlow – Gold Midi Ring
21. ban. do – MEGA BABE Key Chain
22. Target – Burch Christmas Tree
23. ILY Couture – Drop Earrings
24. BaubleBar – Collar Necklace
25. Chloe – Perfume Sample Set
26. Victoria’s Secret – Sleep Shirt
27. ASOS – Bathroom Guest Book
28. ban. do – Pen Set
29. Sephora – Small Make-Up Bag
30. Forever 21 – Knit Sweater

DIY Christmas Ladder

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Now that everyone is starting to get into the holiday spirit, today I am showing you guys a super easy Christmas DIY! I am always looking for ways to switch up my front door décor when the seasons change, and this setup is perfect for the holidays! This decorative ladder will be a great addition to your rustic Christmas décor, and can be used inside or out. Just follow the simple steps below to recreate this look!

What You Will Need:
1. Old wooden ladder (check yard sales)
2. White paint
3. Paint brush
4. Sand paper
5. Hammer & nails
6. Christmas décor items (I used a wreath, burlap bow, plaid blanket, berry bunches & an owl tree ornament)

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Directions:
Depending on how old your ladder is, you may be able to skip the first couple of steps. The ladder I used was super old and needed a little work. I first sawed off about 2 feet so that it was 8 feet in total. I then painted the ladder using white paint; I just used the indoor paint that I already had in my basement. After the paint dried overnight, I wanted to rough it up a bit so that it appeared more rustic, so I took sand paper and wore off the paint in some areas. You can do this even more if your ladder is new and you want it to appear used.

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Now comes the fun part of decorating it! I started by tying a piece of burlap around the side of my wreath and hammered a small nail in the top rung of the ladder to hang it. About half way down the ladder, I draped my plaid blanket and placed the berry bunches on top of it. To finish it off, I set the small owl ornament on one of the ladder rungs between the wreath and blanket.

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I have my ladder displayed outside on my front step, but this easily could be brought inside and placed beside your Christmas tree! Be creative with it and make sure to tag me online if you try this project at home! Make sure to check back soon for more great holiday décor ideas!

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Winter Loungewear

What is it about winter that makes everyone want to live in loungewear and stay cozy on the couch? I don’t know about you guys, but the minute I get home from work I instantly want to change into something soft, warm and comfy! There are so many cute sleep and loungewear options to shop right now, so I thought I would round up some of my favorites! Keep in mind that these would also make great Christmas gifts! Happy shopping!

lougewear1: Victoria’s Secret | 2: ASOS | 3: lululemon | 4: Gap | 5: Old Navy | 6: UGG | 7: Victoria’s Secret

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Trousers

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I know what you are thinking… really Brooke, this scarf again? I wasn’t lying when I told you guys that I cannot stop wearing it! Besides the scarf, this outfit has a lot of other great pieces. I really love these menswear trousers that I got at Aritzia! They are so comfortable but still look professional for the office. This knit sweater from the Gap is another new favorite of mine! I usually never buy this color but I’m really glad I picked it up! It’s fun stepping out of you color-comfort zone every once and a while! Anyways, I hope you all enjoy the weekend and as always, thanks for stopping by!

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sweater: Gap | trousers: Aritzia | scarf: Target | booties: WalMart | purse: Kate Spade

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Jake & Brooke // Wedding Film

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I can’t believe that these two are finally married! It seems like just yesterday when we were shooting their engagement video and now they are officially husband and wife. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know Brooke and Jake better over the past year and catching their love story on camera. I can honestly say that I have never met a couple who are so in love. Their feelings towards each other are so strong and their positive personalities are contagious! There are so many moments from their wedding that I absolutely love, so I hope you all enjoy their wedding film. I will also post their engagement video incase any of you missed it! Congratulations Brooke and Jake, and thanks for having my a part of your special day!

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photography: Soul Development