Happy New Year!

Hi dolls!

I have been slacking on my posts lately. Things have just gotten so busy for me lately! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that Santa was good to you all 😉. I would love to hear what your favorite gift was this year. I have to share mine with you guys!

My main gift that I wanted SO bad, sounds kinda silly, but it was a sunrise stimulating alarm clock LOL it is so amazing!

I wake up at 5:30am 5 days a week (ya it’s brutal!) for work and as you all know the winter days are so short and dark! I have always struggled with getting up and energized for my day so early so I thought this alarm clock could possibly be my saving grace, and it is! It starts to slowly light up about 20 minutes before the actual alarm goes off so when you open your eyes it feels like it’s day time (I can’t believe how happy I am when I wake up) never thought it would be possible haha. My hubby even said he sees a huge difference in my mood in the mornings! This clock also has the choice of natural sounds for your alarm (which is what I use) or the FM radio. You can pick from 5 different soothing sounds. It truly is such an amazing way to start your day! I have the Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation, White it’s $115 on the Amazon link I gave you.

 
 
  

These are some pictures of the alarm clock. 

I wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!! 

What was your favorite gift?!

xoLauren

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It’s been too long!

Oh the joys of the holidays! I am always so crazy busy right before the holidays that I haven’t had a chance to post on my blog.  How have you guys been? I am such a slacker and STILL need to buy Christmas gifts! (Ahh) it’s going to be so insane shopping this weekend but it needs to happen. 

As some of you know from my past posts I have made the switch to being a vegan and also just being more conscious of what I put into and on my body. 

I loveee fresh juices and try to incorporate them into my day as much as I can. Here is the yummy dark green juice I bought in the city this morning: 

 
It has kale, broccoli, spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley and lemon

I follow this amazing woman, Kris Carr, who posts great videos and juice recipes. I just bought her book a few weeks back and I am hooked!! Go to her site here to check out some fun juice and plant based recipes 

Do you juice? If so, share some of your favorite recipes! (I love trying new ones!)

xoLauren

Holiday gift idea #3

Jewelry!! Okay, I get so excited over jewelry.  If you ask me, I think its a gift that covers a lot of bases.  You can give jewelry to your love, your best friends, your momma, sisters, aunts, cousins.  I mean you can really buy jewelry for almost every occasion and most people love jewelry.  I have been a huge fan of Bauble Bar for a while now.  I love that they have a ton of jewelry that can be personalized (makes the gifts that much cooler!).

Acrylic Script Monogram

here is an example of one of the personalized pieces they sell…super cute and affordable

Love these coordinate necklaces.  You can pick from 10 major cities.  They are only $38.00 each, again, who wouldn’t love this?

 

The Morse Code Cuff.. So cute.  You can pick one letter of the alphabet and have the morse code on your cuff, only $32.00

this is a really thoughtful gift.  You can completely customize the coordinates for this ring.  Can be the place you first met, your old high school (if you and your bestie met there), the options are endless.  These are $72.00 or $10 more for 14k gold plated sterling silver.  I would love to get this as a gift, very thoughtful.

 

So aside from having a ton of customized options they also have really cute ‘simplistic’ items (my current fave).

$42.00 here

Ear crawlers” other current obsession $36.00

Gold orb $28.00

Ring Set $38.00

This is just a little taste of the many pieces they have.  Right now you can get either 20, 25 or 30% off with their Merry Mystery promo.  You type in your email address and they give you a code to use at check out.  Order soon to make sure your gifts arrive before 12/24!!

Happy shopping 🙂

xoLauren

Holiday gift idea #2

Happy Monday lovies!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I spent most of mine Christmas shopping.  We need to send the gifts to our family in Denmark this week (so they can arrive in time!) so we made sure to get all the gifts purchased this past weekend.  It was exhausting, but a lot of fun.

I love unique, one of a kind type gifts.  I like to try and think outside the box when gift giving.  I came across this site a few years ago, Uncommon Goods.  It is such a fun site, they really have a bunch of unique gift ideas.  If you have any really hard people to buy for,and you spend most of your time trying to brainstorm what to get them that they would love and do not already have, well, this is the site for you to check out.

Here are some fun ideas that I love on their site:

For him

Ballpark Blueprints $185.00 –awesome gift for those baseball lovers

Whiskey and Rum making kit $75.00- such a fun idea for anyone who enjoys a good drink

Scratch Map $28.95–know a world traveler? This is a fun idea, they can keep track of their travels on this big world map

For her

Succulent Living Wall Planter Kit $110.00–I would totally love this LOL.  Succulents are great too because they do not require a ton of lovin but add that green life you need in some rooms (or if you are like me, in every room!)

Chai Tea Kit $35.00–loose leaf teas-they also have other varieties such as green herbal teas too

Aromatherapy Shower kit $45.00- amazing way to relax in the shower by having essential oils infused into your shower water.  Sounds heavenly.

I could list out so many more fun gift ideas.  I just love this sit.  Hopefully I got to introduce some of you to a new spot if you have never heard of Uncommon Goods before.

What are your top go to site for holiday shopping??

Happy Shopping!

xoLauren