stitch fix no. 5 {holiday edition}

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whether you’re looking for something cozy, something fancy for a holiday party, or a gift idea for someone on your list stitch fix has got you covered. in this box I received this comfy and warm turtleneck sweater and this red lace dress which are both perfect for this season! been wanting to give it a try? click here to get started! they also offer stitch fix gift cards which are such a great idea for the ‘hard to buy for’ people on your list. hope this post gives you some inspiration for the holidays!

{to see one of my past fixes click here}

XO Lo

*disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated for this post however all opinions are my own*

cyber monday @ old navy

 

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happy monday lovelies! we woke up to our first snowfall this morning! with all this snow, i will be staying inside and taking advantage of cyber monday deals! old navy is one of my favorite stores and today they are offering 50% off EVERYTHING and gifting you a pair of cozy socks with every order. {because who doesn’t want cozy socks} here are my top picks!

pom pom beanie: $7.47

turtleneck {yes they are in style and yes you need one}: $7.00

frost free vest {i own a black and navy one!}: $14.50

peplum top: $9.97

lace up dress: $18.47

ruffle-trim dress: $18.47

flannel pj pants: $6.00

hope you’ve had some good luck shopping for the people on your christmas list {and yourself} this weekend!

XO Lo

 

thanksgiving + kittsona

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hope y’all had a great day with friends and family yesterday. we celebrated with my mom’s side of the family with tons of food and football. it was a packed house and we had such a good time together.

just wanted to pop on here quick and share my outfit from the day! both my scarf and skirt are from a local boutique called kittsona. {you can find them in grand forks, fargo, bismarck, minneapolis and also down in texas!} they have the BEST blanket scarves and unique pieces. make sure to check them out and support this awesome small business!

XO Lo

thankful for..

happy thanksgiving! there are so many things to be thankful for and i decided for 2016 that i would list 16 things i am thankful for.

|1| my husband

|2| my family

|3| friends {especially those in Bismarck. i am so thankful for community here!}

|4| our church

|5| those pretty pieces {the blog has been a huge creative outlet and something fun to do while Andrew studies.}

|6| good health

|7| our apartment {we moved into a new place in september and it is SO much nicer than where we were before. we also got a special of half rent for the first three months which was such a blessing!}

|8| coffee 🙂 especially caribou coffee

|9| cars that run! {living in bismark is the farthest we have lived from our families and we are so thankful that we have cars that work so we can visit them}

|10| music

|11| this is us <- best show ever

|12| seasons {cherry blossom trees in the spring, lakes in the summer, crunchy leaves in the fall, and ice skating in the winter}

|13| sunrises and sunsets

|14| a garage! no more scraping windshields before work!

|15| communication {mostly via my phone to keep in touch with friends and family that are far away}

|16| and most important of all, salvation through Jesus.

i am realizing i need to make lists like this more often because if i am being honest it wasn’t easy coming up with 16 things i am thankful for. all i know is i am so blessed!

hope you have a great thanksgiving with your friends and family!

XO Lo

 

thanksgiving recipes

thanksgiving is right around the corner so I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes for the holiday. as I mentioned in this post, cooking is not my specialty. however, these side dishes are delicious and you have to try them!

cinnamon honey butter

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{source: cupcake diaries blog}

1 cup butter at room temperature

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup honey

2 tsp. cinnamon

*this butter is great on rolls and sweet potatoes!*

french’s green bean casserole

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{source: french’s}

1 can cream of mushroom soup

3/4 cup milk

2 cans green beans, drained

1 1/3 cups French’s crispy fried onions

corn casserole

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{source: unsophisticook}

1 can whole kernel corn

1 can cream style corn

4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

pepper to taste

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting

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{source: fork in the kitchen}

|pumpkin bars|

4 eggs

1 2/3 cup sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

1 can pumpkin pure

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

|frosting|

8 oz cream cheese

12 tablespoons butter

2 tsp vanilla

2 tablespoons cream, half-and-half, or milk

6 cups powdered sugar

thanks for stopping by! let me know if you try any of these recipes with your family!

XO Lo

 

christmas card sneak peak

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this weekend we had some pictures taken for our Christmas card. now of course I can’t show you our actual Christmas card just yet, but here are some of our favorite pictures. thanks to my coworker Susan for getting these shots of us!

have you started decorating for Christmas yet? i want to SO bad but am trying to hold off another week at least. we are supposed to get our first snowfall on Thursday and i know that will put me in the Christmas mood!

XO Lo

instagram roundup

thought it was about time to share another instagram roundup. if you don’t already,  go follow me @thoseprettypieces so you don’t miss anything!

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i had been searching for the perfect pair of lace up flats and finally found these!

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this nail color is ‘taupe-less beach’ by OPI.

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olive green and this wine color are two of my favorites for fall. i found this vest at gordmans and am so happy with my purchase. these sneakers are from Lot 2029 {the boutique i modeled for in this post} they are a blue/gray and so comfortable!

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this eye shadow palette was an absolute STEAL. i picked it up at TJ Maxx for $6.99. they have multiple palettes in different shades and i totally recommend it! {nail color is “wet cement” by wet n wild.

hope you all have a great weekend! we are taking pictures for our christmas card. i will be sharing a sneak peak of our pictures soon!

XO Lo