Saturday, December 3, 2016

Gift Guide: Secret Santa Under $30

Happy Saturday friends! Today I'm sharing another gift guide for the holidays and it's all about secret santa. I'll be honest, while I love the anticipation and surprise of finding out who my secret santa is,  the whole secret santa thing and I have a rough history. When I was in girl scouts way back when, we had a Christmas party and were told to bring a gift for secret santa. As we were about to exchange gifts, somebody thought it might be more fun to do the white elephant gift exchange. I had never done that before, so I went along with it, grabbed my number out of the hat, and it just so happened to be a number one. At this point, I still had no idea what was going on, so I thought, "number one, yes!" Except, no. I grabbed a gift, probably the prettiest wrapped one, and it was a walkman (remember, this was like circa 2000). Yay! The next thing I know, one of the other girls was giving me the gift she had opened and stealing my walkman. Uhmm, say what know? Maybe someone should've explained this a little better because I would not have agreed to this! Girls ended up taking that gift and the next one and the next one until all I was left with was LIP SMACKERS! LIP SMACKERS?!? Maybe this is just my only child syndrome rearing it's ugly head, but how could I have began with a walkman and ended the night with three tubes of chapstick? Needless to say, I do not participate in the white elephant gift giving non sense anymore.

Anyway, off my soap box, here are some great gift ideas if you're in a secret santa with your girlfriends, family, sorority sisters, or office gals!

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I actually just bought this set a couple of weeks ago and I love it! I love that I have the option to wear the lipsticks as they are or use the mattifier for a more edgy look. I haven't had a chance to try out all the colors, but I've worn the darker red and pink and they lasted all day. If you've got a makeup junkie, she'll love this!

Warning! If you give this to someone, they may become hooked! LOL! I really can't say enough great things about this lotion. It's a great moisturizer, but doesn't leave a greasy film on your hands, which I love. I've never tried anything other than their original moisturizing lotion so this might have to go on my Christmas list too!

Y'all, this is another one of my ride or dies! Since I started using Ro's Argan Body Conditioner every day right after I get out of the shower, I've never had a problem with dry skin. This gift set is under $20 and I promise, whoever gets this is one lucky gal! Plus, you don't even have to wrap it! #win

I think anything Kate Spade is a good idea, don't you? This mug paired with a Starbuck's gift card would be the most perfect, tastiest gift they'll receive!

Y'all know I love me some Dry Bar and this to-go set is perfection! I have all of these products and absolutely love them. For only $28 you can't beat this combo, it's such a great deal!

If you find yourself $8 shy of the spending limit, this would be a great addition! Every girl loves a good tassel and how cute would this be to attached to the outside of your gift bag?

Every girl loves a fresh mani, so why not give that gal on your list some nail polish that she may not buy herself! If you buy two, you'll receive 15% off making them under $30! Perfect for secret santa!

Voluspa candles are my absolute favorite candles! They're soy, so they last forever and their scent easily fills a room. Not only does she get a divine smelling candle, but a cute jar to use when the candle burns down!

I know what you're thinking, Kate Spade studs under $30, yeah right! At regular price, these studs are $32, but if you sign up for email you will receive 15% off your purchase making them $27.20! Perfect for that $30 limit! You're welcome!

Compliment on a pencil? Genius! This fun little gift is perfect for any #girlboss or college girl on your secret santa list!

eleven | Card Case
Ladies, these little card cases are only $6!! I know that's far from a $30 limit, but stuff a gift card in there from your secret santa's favorite store and you've got the perfect gift!

twelve | Fleece Blanket
Can you believe this blanket is only $10? Blankets for everyone!! Seriously though, pair one of these with some cozy socks and house slippers and you'll have one happy secret santa!

How cute is this calendar?!? Every girl needs a fresh calendar to begin the new year and this one is just about perfect!

Happy shopping!

You can see my previous gift guides by clicking here and here.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Gift Guide: Winter Essentials

Happy Saturday friends! Today I'm back sharing another gift guide and this week it's all about those winter essentials! Cold weather goods are one of those things that probably aren't the first to hit our Christmas list, but definitely things we need. Here are some great gift ideas to keep your friends and family warm and looking fresh during these cold months!

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Leopard Scarf | Sunnies | SUGAR Lip Set | Koolaburra Boots | Beanie | Essie "Bahama Mama" | MAC "New York Apple" | Murad Moisturizer (Starter Kit here) | Patagonia Pullover | Voluspa Candle | Flannel 
Have a fabulous weekend!

Linking up at this party!

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas Printable Collection

Hey friends! I'm so excited to finally let you all in on a little secret and no, I'm not pregnant lol. For the past few weeks, I've been creating, styling, photographing, and putting together a look book for a collection of Christmas printables! Okay, so maybe I'm making a bigger deal about this than it deserves, but I'm so excited about it! Last Christmas, I had only been blogging for 3 months and the only thing I posted about was this dang wreath and let's be honest, it's less than stellar. So, this year I wanted to do something special, something fun, and also, something that I can be proud of. And let me tell you, creating this collection of printables was all of those things!

This collection is made up of eleven 8X10 prints that will be for sale in my Etsy shop, Sincerely Sweetpea Co. beginning Thanksgiving day. I chose to make all of the prints black and white not only for simplified printing, but for versatility. No matter the color of your Christmas decor, these black and white prints are sure to look great with anything!

I'm so happy with the way this collection turned out! I really hope that you all love it as much as I do!

You can shop the collection in my Etsy shop by clicking here. To receive 50% off your total enter the coupon code SWEETPEAREADER50

Have a great weekend!

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Gift Guide: Books

Can y'all believe it's already that time to start thinking about holiday gifts? Well, let's be honest, if you're anything like me, you may be thinking about it, but the shopping doesn't really get serious until Christmas Eve. #whoops Anyway, whether you've already started your holiday shopping or work best under pressure like this gal, I thought I'd start a new series of gift guides, Santa Baby Saturday that I will publish every Saturday up to Christmas. I'm hoping that these gift guides will alleviate some of that holiday stress and help you find affordable, great gifts.

So, first up, BOOKS!

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I got to see John and Sherry and hear them speak at Haven Conference and they're amazing! They're so down to Earth and their passion for DIY and blogging is so inspiring. I thought the idea of a book full of rooms, chairs, and other interior design goodness that you could color was pure genius. I tried to find this book at every bookstore close to us the day it came out and every where I called said it would be over a month before I'd get it because it was that sold out. However, it is available now on Amazon here and is less than $10!

A book that can teach you how to hand letter? YASS! When you get older, it's kind of a bummer not having any toys to play with on Christmas morning, but I have a feeling this book could keep me entertained for a while. If you're thinking about this book, I've read the reviews and it seems like it's really good for beginners, but not so much if you already know a thing or two about hand lettering.

I have Domino's first book and it's great, so I would expect nothing less from this one that just came out. Interior design books are awesome resources for inspiration and they look great on coffee tables too!

To me, this book seems very relatable. While I've not read the book, I know she talks about the infamous struggle of being able to do it all. It's so comforting to know that other women, even one as successful as her go through the same struggles. And I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but pink and gold, so cute!

I know this book isn't for all y'all, but for those that are trying to #win at Instagram like yours truly, this could be exactly the help we need. This book has great reviews and from the pages it shows on Amazon, it looks like it could be extremely helpful and let's face it, Instagram is a crazy beast these days with that algorithm change and I'll take all the help I can get.

Another John and Sherry book! I didn't mention this before, but after seeing them at Haven Conference, I've started listening to their podcast (Young House Love has a Podcast) which I love. It's something I look forward to and my entertainment while driving to school every Tuesday morning. Let's be real, I'm pretty much interested in anything John and Sherry have to say lol.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Sweetpea Style: Plaid Peplum Top

Happy #fashionfriday friends! It's finally starting to feel more like fall here and I'm loving it! In my mind, cold weather only means one thing: pull out the plaid! So, when Glamour Farms sent me this darling plaid peplum, I was like, count me in!

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 Faux Fur Vest (Similar) | Kendra Scott Necklace (Similar)
In the fall, I love pairing just about anything with a good ole vest! It helps to keep warm and looks so cute! 

Dark Wash Skinnies | Ahh-Mazing Tank
Normally, I stray away from buying peplum tops because they're never long enough in the front to cover my lumps and bumps, but this one is perfect, in fact, I could even wear it with leggings. The ruffle detail in the back makes this top so easy to take it from casual to dressy.

I'll admit, the sleeves are a little long on me, but I have really short arms. I chose to go up a size (I'm wearing a 2xl) because it felt more comfortable every where else and I can always cuff the sleeves.

And these earrings, aren't they gorgeous? I love a good dangly earring and the neutral color of this stone goes with just about anything. They're so lightweight, you won't even know they're there.

*This top has already sold out, but I will update this post at the time it restocks. In the meantime, you can see more tops from Glamour Farms here and here*


Check out Glamour Farms on their Instagram and Facebook pages. You just might find something you can't live without!

Have a great weekend!

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