December 24, 2015

7 Tips for a Saner Holiday from Experience Life Magazine


Find more joy this holiday season with these strategies for slowing down and being more conscious.

Tis' the season for busy days and even busier nights! I love this feature from Experience Life Magazine on having a SANER holiday and wanted to share it with you, along with my wish for a safe and happy holiday season to you all!

December 21, 2015

Verizon Mall of America // A One Stop Shop for the Holidays

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Verizon. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was invited to the Mall of America this morning to visit the Verizon Store and WOW! What an experience! I was a bit hesitant to accept the offer... The only thing that I dislike more than visiting a technology store is visiting a car dealership. (sorry honey) The big box store that specializes in electronics makes me want to RUN - and so does the one where everything is white and everyone is a genius. My experience at Verizon was totally different!

December 15, 2015

Winter Pixie Lookbook // Keep You Pixie Looking Hot When It's Cold Outside


Here's proof that you can stay warm and cozy this winter AND look great sporting a short pixie hair cut!

December 12, 2015

Handmade Holiday Gifts: Boho Altered Glass Mini Bottles


I love these little amber glass bottles for storing oils - and I love them even more when they've been "decorated"! I think that they make a unique gift idea.

December 10, 2015

Handmade Holiday Decor: Evergreen Centerpiece


One great way to stretch your dollars over the holidays is to BARTER your skills for things that you need. Today, I'm creating a centerpiece that I will be swapping for some other holiday goodies! It's a lot of fun to create something for someone else, and a centerpiece is an easy thing to put together.

December 8, 2015

Holiday Selections for Every Need at Payless

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

The holiday season is a CRAZY time for everyone. One day you have a party and you need to dress to the nines. The next day you are working nine to five, then heading out for a sledding party. Finally, you have a night in with pizza and a great movie.

On a recent visit to Payless, I discovered that no matter what - there truly is something for everyone and every occasion at Payless! It's a one stop shop that will not only save you money, but since you can get everything you need in one place it'll save you TIME as well. And THAT is PRICELESS!
That party where you are going all out? If you are a regular reader of A Beautiful Little Life, you may remember these amazing shoes...



December 7, 2015

Handmade Holiday Decor: Rustic Wood Slice Ornaments // Gift Tags


I'm all about using things you have or can get inexpensively to create decorations for the holidays, and these wood slice ornaments definitely fit that bill! I received a bag of wood slices from amazon.com at a steep discount in order to provide an honest review, so I wanted to find a use for them!

December 4, 2015

Perfect Pairings: Layering Necklaces for a Festive Holiday Look!


Perfect Pairing: How to Layer Necklaces

Layering necklaces is trending now, but it can seem tricky to the jewelry newbie or even someone with a substantial accessory collection. Luckily the process is easy to master - outlined in the handy guide below - and once you’ve got the knowledge you need, it’s easy to have fun matching pieces you wouldn’t have put together before. It’s also simple to incorporate new items into your style repertoire. To get started, here are the basics behind three different looks you can play around with: The Bold Look, The Elegant Look, Mix N’ Match.

December 2, 2015

Awesome Shoes - Awesome Value! Payless for the Holidays!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

When it comes to getting the best value - the most bang for your buck - I'm a pro! Shopping at Payless you can get quality shoes that will make you feel like a million bucks for just a fraction of what you'd pay in a higher end shoe store.


I recently purchased 3 beautiful scarves at Payless, (Black and White Houndstooth Scarf, Wine Plaid Blanket Scarf, and Ivory and Taupe Brushed Plaid Scarf) a pair of classic black pumps, a pair of super cozy black boots, and a black backpack bag with silver hardware. It was so much fun shopping and being able to select so many things! With prices so reasonable, I didn't feel like I had to hold back!

The best part of all with these items is all of the different ways that I will be able to wear them this season! I've mixed and matched to my heart's content and created some fun styles using the 3 scarves, 2 pairs of shoes, and that backpack bag that cost so little but looks SO rich!

December 1, 2015

Handmade Holiday Gifts: Boho Prayer Candles and Wooden Matches


As I strive to create a beautiful, simple Christmas this year, a big part of that effort is in the gifts that I choose to give to friends and family. Crafting handmade items instead of just whipping out a credit card isn't always the easiest way to go, but it is a very beautiful way to go!