Holiday Gift Guide 2020

I can’t believe we are this close to the holidays! With Thanksgiving coming up next week, Christmas will be here before we know it. Due to the pandemic, I know that many families have been struggling, and the holidays may look different for some this year. With that being said, I have put together a Christmas Gift Guide for both her and him, with varied price ranges in mind.

Let’s be honest, it is fun to give and receive gifts on Christmas, although we know the true meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. I challenge you this Christmas to reflect on this year in a positive way, thinking about all of the things you DO have to be thankful for, even though times may have been tough. Let’s lean on one another this year to know that we WILL recover from this year.

With that being said, I am very excited to share my short but extra sweet Holiday Gift Guide with you this year!

Gifts for Her

  1. Apple Watch SE – On sale for $229.99 on Amazon (The perfect gift for any Apple lover that has yet to splurge on an Apple Watch. This makes a great gift for him or her!)

2. Michael Kors Crossbody – $101.44 on Amazon (Women may not ask for a new purse, but it is simply one of the most exciting gifts you can give! Who doesn’t love being spoiled with a new designer handbag. You can simply never have too many!)

3. Bath and Body Works Candles – $10 off 3-Wick Candles (Bath and Body Works Candles are the BEST! They have a long burn time and they smell so strong the entire time they are burning. Highly recommend.)

4. Cozy Slippers – $23.99 on Amazon (These slippers are cute and incredibly comfy! They make for the perfect inexpensive, yet desireable gift)

5. Electric Heated Microplush Blanket – Originally $79.99, on sale at Kohl’s for $20.39 (Coziness is the way to a woman’s heart!)

Gifts for Him

  1. Deep Tissue Massager – On sale for $67.49 on Amazon (My boyfriend has one of these and he LOVES it!)

2. Men’s Under Armour Rival Fleece Hoodie – On sale for $33.75 at Kohl’s (My man has one of these and he wears it every day! What man doesn’t love cozy?!)

3. JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – Originally $119.99 on sale at Kohl’s for $69.99 (Everyone loves the friend who has the speaker! These JBL speakers work so wonderfully and are super easy to pack when heading to a gathering.)

4. Cole Haan Men’s Chelsea Boot – $70.00 on Amazon (These Cole Haan boots are classy and will have your man looking fine! Dress to impress, am I right ladies?)

5. YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler – $199.98 on Amazon (A little bit of a splurge, but SO worth it! Perfect for those guys that love to pack a cooler when heading over to their friends on a Saturday night. Perfect for any boater or camper! You get the idea.)


How to Save in 2020

Family is more important to me than anything else in the world, and I love to travel with my family. That means I am constantly saving for my next adventure with them! Saving can be overwhelming, so I discovered Stacks Mobile, a financial planning and savings app, to help me reach my savings goals. Ever since I have started using the Stacks Mobile app, I have been able to save more than I imagined, in such an easy and simple manner!

Everyone knows that saving can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! This year has been difficult on the entire world, and saving is so important, now more than ever. Whether you are saving for your next adventure, saving to buy a house or saving just to pay your bills, the Stacks Mobile app is an incredible savings tool that will assist you in accomplishing your savings goals.

Planning for the future can be hard, especially when times seem uncertain like they have over the past year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Stacks Mobile app does a fantastic job of helping you reach your savings goals, so that you can plan for YOUR future.

Stacks helps you get there faster with Goals and Groups – two ways to make saving more fun with very little effort. Plus you can even team up with others to Stack together for a common goal.

Stacks also offers financial coaching, which is an incredible planning tool for those that need a little help getting their finances in order. With your Stacks coach you will discuss your current financial situation, and they will help you develop a custom plan that will help you reach your goals.

Stacks also has a team of professionals who are ready to assist you in completing additional financial tasks including budgeting and saving, debt repayment, credit cards and more.

To check out the Stacks Mobile app now, click here!

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What I Want My Blog To Mean For You

Hi y’all, I hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with family and friends. I must admit, these past couple of months, I took some time off from writing on the blog. I wanted to really be present in the moment during the holidays, and for me that meant removing myself from a lot of social media and truly focusing on my loved ones.

For those of you who may not know this, I am a Content Marketing Manager for a small marketing agency in Fishers, Indiana. I love to write. I write for fun and I write every day for my job! So when I say taking a break from the blog was necessary, it was also difficult because writing is one of my passions. Yet, I knew it was important to do so.

I realized back in November 2019 that I hadn’t full developed a purpose for my blog. I started blogging back in July 2019 and dove head first into the deep end, not quite understanding the journey I was embarking upon.

Blogging is not only a way to express yourself, or educate others on a topic, but rather an entire blogging community exists. One of kind words, love and support that comes from a large group of strong men and women. I was taken aback by the love and support I instantly received from people who were just as passionate about writing and sharing their passions as I was.

It wasn’t until November however, that I realized I didn’t have a well-defined purpose for my blog. What I originally started to be about encouraging young professionals to live their best lives, turned solely into fashion and beauty, simply because I was not devoting enough time to further developing my plan.

So what does all of this mean? And why is it important to you? Well for starters, it means that in this new decade, I plan on being more methodical about the topics in which I write about. I plan to expand my writing to touch on various topics in which I am passionate about.

So for you, I want my blog to be a beacon of light for the young professions in this world, who are just trying to figure it out! I want to share my experiences, in hopes that it might help someone else find their way. I want to share my love for fashion, as well as my love for living life as positively as possible, with the ones you love standing beside you.

There are many exciting things to come for Highly High Maintenance, and I cannot wait to share them with you. And I encourage you, if you have questions or would like to comment on my posts to start conversation, please do! We may be young professionals, and we may still be figuring out life, but at least we can try to do it together.

Until next time,

Jamie Page

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Boss Babe

There’s just two weeks until Christmas, and if you are anything like me, you still have gifts to buy for your loved ones! I am sharing this holiday gift guide for all of the #BossBabes in your life. As a working professional, I guarantee these gifts will get any working woman smiling on Christmas morning.

Links are listed below the photos. Happy holiday shopping!

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Express Holiday Sale

It is finally that time of year for some festive holiday shopping. I don’t know about you all, but I love Black Friday sales, but I just can’t stand the crowd. I prefer to do my Black Friday shopping online, and this year the sales are better than ever!

Express is having a 50% off sale ALL. WEEK. LONG. Express quality is so nice, which typically means that it can be a little pricier. This week, enjoy adorable and affordable sales at one of the cutest stores in trendy fashion.

I have put together a go-to, must-have list for the holiday season. Buy any of these as a gift for that special someone or as a gift for yourself. Either way, these sales and styles are sure to have you ready for the holiday season.

V-Wire Satin Hi-Lo Maxi Dress

This V-Wire Satin Hi-Low Maxi Dress just screams HOLIDAY! This piece is perfect any holiday party this season. It is a show stopper for sure. Express dresses are always so comfortable too. Originally $88.00, this holiday must-have is only $44.00 this week!

Supersoft Faux Fur Jacket

Given that you live in a place where the holiday season calls for chilly temps, this Supersoft Faux Fur Jacket is the perfect warm addition to any holiday outfit. Personally, I will be wearing mine with the red satin dress listed above. I just love paring fancy dresses with a cropped faux fur jacket. Classy yet comfy is the way to go! Originally $98.00, this jacket is only $49.00 this week!

Sequin Wrap Front Jumpsuit

Calling all New Years Eve fanatics! This Sequin Wrap Front Jumpsuit is the perfect draw-dropping outfit to wear while entering into a new decade. Sequins will have never looked better in 2020! New Years is one of my FAVE holidays. First of all, it’s my birthday, so that probably has something to do with it. But I just adore the New Years Eve Show, the countdown and of course the celebration with friends and family entering into a new year of hope and new memories!

Originally $128.00, this dazzling jumper is only $64.00!

Striped Mock Neck Balloon Sleeve Sweater

I am a lover of all things cozy and this Striped Mock Neck Balloon Sleeve Sweater steals the cake! The adorable color block pattern is perfect for any day, and it’s so soft you will never want to part with it. Originally $79.90, this comfy must-have is only $39.95.

Ribbed Cowl Neck Mini Shift Sweater Dress

There’s nothing better than cute fashion, except for EASY and cute fashion. This Ribbed Cowl Neck Mini Shift Sweater Dress is the easiest, trendy outfit. Simply throw on a pair of tall black boots and you’re ready to go! Originally $88.00, this chic outfit in one is only $44.00.

Oversized Cowl Neck Knit Dolman Sweater

I’m a sucker for a good cowl neck, if you couldn’t tell by this list! And this Oversized Cowl Neck Knit Dolman Sweater is one of my faves. I just adore the soft salmon color. This is the perfect piece for date night or even just relaxing at home. Dress it up with a pair of leather leggings and black ankle booties.

Originally $79.90, this sweater is on sale for $39.95!

Cozy Chenille Off The Shoulder Cable Knit Sweater

I’m throwing this on the list of must-haves because I love a good, off the shoulder sweater. This piece is perfect for the holidays and can be worn after the holiday season for date night with BAE.

Originally $79.95, this Cozy Chenille Off The Shoulder Cable Knit Sweater is only $39.95 this week!

Criss-Cross Gem Embellished Faux Fur Slippers

Okay last on the list are these SUPER COZY Criss-Cross Gem Embellished Faux Fur Slippers. I don’t know about you guys but my feet get so cold in the wintertime, and there is nothing better than having a cozy pair of slippers to throw on while spending time at home.

Originally $39.90, these comfy slippers are only $19.95 this week!

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Weekly Wednesday Dottie Finds

Happy Wednesday y’all! I am so happy to share with you my first Weekly Wednesday Dottie Finds blog post. So if you don’t already know this, I am in LOVE with Dottie Couture Boutique. Each week I will be sharing my favorite finds from the boutique as well as a my personal coupon code, JAMIEPAGE20, that will save you 20% off your entire order every time you use it!

I have been wearing Dottie Couture clothing for over a year now and I can say that this boutique excels in both quality clothing and customer service. I have only ever had positive shopping experiences at Dottie, and that is so important to me when it comes to finding local shops to invest my time and money into.

Each week Dottie releases new arrivals that totally knock my socks off. Every. Single. Time. I can’t wait to share my weekly faves with you! Keep reading for this weeks cutest, trendy looks and be sure to use my code JAMIEPAGE20 for 20% of your entire order!

Lavender Popcorn V Sweater

This adorable popcorn sweater comes in several colors, but the lavender has stolen my heart. These sweaters are so soft and cozy, however, they are also breathable which is nice for wearing indoors. I just love the oversized look as well.

Cream/Black Soft Cropped Sweater

Cropped sweaters are where it’s at this season! I love a good cropped sweater paired with my favorite pair of denim. This cream and black cropped sweater is so incredibly soft and can be worn for various occasions. Personally, I would wear this to both work or a night out with friends.

Navy Tan/Plaid Scarf

Dottie is killin’ it with the scarves this season. They are so soft and they such great quality. I’m lovin’ this navy plaid coloring in the scarf above! Plus, scarves are the perfect accessory in the fall/winter time, providing both warmth and simple style.

Taupe Heathered Soft Joggers

Okay, seriously take a second and go order a pair of these soft joggers right now before they sell out. Dottie always has super comfy lounge wear, but these are by far my favorite sweatpants they have ever had.

I will be wearing mine around the house all season long. These would also double as the perfect pants for lazy Sunday errands.

Neutral Striped Sweater

A girl can never have too many sweaters, am I right? Try telling that to my closet.. hah! I really do love this striped sweater though. The colors are perfect for this time of year. This sweater looks great with both jeans and leggings. When pairing with jeans, I recommend tucking in the front or doing a french twist!

Camel Over-The-Knee Boots

Okay, so these over-the-knee boots are a show-stopper this season. I own a pair of black over-the-knee boots, but I am in love with this camel color.

Tan Soft Cropped Turtleneck

This cropped turtle neck comes in both tan and grey. I adore the turtle neck and cinched wrists on this piece. You could pair this sweater with so many different outfits. I love how the model is wearing it tucked into a flowy skirt. You could also wear with your favorite pair of denim and a cute heeled bootie!

Charcoal/Black Textured V Neck

This is a great fall/winter staple. The over-the-shoulder look is super cute and the oversized fit allows for cozy comfort all season long!

And there you have it, my first Weekly Wednesday Dottie Finds blog post! All of the headlines are clickable, so if you like something just click the name above it to link you directly to that piece. And don’t forget to use my code JAMIEPAGE20 for 20% off your entire order!

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Spooky Sales

Happy Halloween! Tis’ the day for all things spooky and rainy apparently, here in the midwest. We are anticipating our first snow later this afternoon and I am just not prepared! Today I am sharing with you some amazing ‘spooky sales‘ going on at a few of my favorite places to shop.

I have also included some of my fave picks from each store, with links to each pick!

Francesca’s – Buy One Get One 60% Off

Target – Buy One Get One, Women’s Sweaters

American Eagle – 31% off (10/31-11/01)

Abercrombie and Fitch – 60% Off Clearance + 25% Off Entire Order

Express – 50% Off All Jeans and Women’s Dresses, & 40% Off Everything Else

Dottie Couture – 31% Off, Online and In-Store

Fave Francesca’s Finds

Fave Target Finds

Fave American Eagle Finds

Fave Abercrombie & Fitch Finds

Fave Express Finds

You guy’s I just have to share this! This Ribbed Cowl Neck Mini Shift Sweater Dress from Francesca’s is originally $88 and is on sale for only $44. These sales are SO FAB, so make sure to take advantage of them now.

Fave Dottie Finds

These are two of my fave picks from Dottie. I own both and share them a lot on Insta! Definitely must-haves for the season.

And there you have it. I hope these spooky sales have inspired your inner shopping Goddess, like they did for me! (oops) Have an amazing Halloween, friends!

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I’m a Dottie Girl

You can now use my code JAMIEPAGE20 for 20% off your order!

Or click here!

Happy Monday all! If you have ever read my blog or seen the inside of my closet you know that your girl is in LOVE with Dottie Couture Boutique. I stumbled upon this boutique less than a year ago, when a friend I worked with kept talking about it! (Yes Kati, I’m talking about YOU!)

I finally decided to stop by on one relaxing Sunday afternoon, and that was the best decision I ever made for myself as a lover a fashion, and possibly the worst decision I’ve ever made for my bank account. JK! You can be responsible and still reward yourself with clothing every now and then.

Regardless, I just wanted to give a quick shout out to my all-time favorite boutique and let you know about some of the cool things they offer!

First of all, shipping if FAST! Like freaky fast. Dottie is based in Indiana, with three different locations; however, they offer a seamless online shopping experience and your items will arrive on your doorstep before you know it!

If you do live in Indy, you best be taking advantage of the three locations:

The Dottie rewards system is pretty fantastic too, and if you become a regular (like me… oops) you will definitely appreciate how they handle rewards and customer satisfaction!

Before I go I want to share with you my referral code! If you buy through THIS LINK, you will receive $10 off your purchase and be sure to use code JAMIEPAGE20 for an additional 20% off your first purchase!

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Fun With BaubleBar Accesories

You guys I recently received my first pair of earrings from BaubleBar and I couldn’t be more in love! These Farah Ear Crawlers consist of an intricate crystalwork that embellishes an oh-so-modern silhouette. These beauties are neutral yet chic and that’s why I love them!

BaubleBar has so many glamorous accessories to fall in love with including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, personalized items including phone cases and jewelry and much more! With such a wide variety of trends and styles, BaubleBar makes it so easy to play around with new looks.

I just wanted to pop on the blog quickly today to let you know how much I adore my BaubleBar earrings that I received in my fabfitfun Fall Box, and to share a great discount code with you!


Ready For Fall With My fabfitfun Fall Box!

So I ordered my first fabfitfun box last month and this weekend I received my Fall Box! This is my first time ever ordering a fabfitfun box, so I was unsure what to expect. Needless to say, I am very impressed with my first box and am so excited to share with you the products I received.

What is fabfitfun?

fabfitfun is a seasonal box subscription where 4 times a year you receive 8-10 full-sized, premium beauty products. It’s the perfect way to try out new products and stay up to date on the latest fashion trends. You can customize your box, letting the system know what type of skincare or makeup products you prefer.

I also selected that I love to cook, so occasionally I will see cooking-related items in my box, including the adorable charcuterie board I received this season! fabfitfun is a great way to indulge in the best in beauty, fitness, wellness, home and everything in between. 

Memberships typically cost $49.99 each season, which pays for the box valuing over $200 in premium, full-sized products. However, I am sharing a link with you that will allow you to get your box for only $24.99! Click here to customize and order your box.

Continue reading below to see what I received in my Fall Box!

My fabfitfun Fall Box Products

Human + Kind Body Soufflé

trèStiQue Mini Eye Essentials

Harper + Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cubes in Juice Cleanse

Deep Exfoliating Mitt Gant Exfoliant Intensif

AVEDA damage remedy™ daily hair repair

Twine Cheese Board With Plate

Baublebar Farah Ear Crawlers

SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Face Toner

Self Esteem Beauty Sleep Serum

If you are interested in trying out fabfitfun make sure to click here to use my personal code and receive 50% off your box!

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Top 5 Fall Amazon Fashion Finds

Hi everyone! Today I will be helping you conquer Amazon shopping by sharing 5 of my top fashion finds on Amazon.com!

However, before I start the list I would like to announce my collaboration with Midwest Threads Blog!

I am so excited to introduce you guys to one of my dear friends, Bailey. I met Bailey through blogging several months ago and have been in love with her fashion sense and sweet personality ever since. Bailey and I connected as bloggers because we both live in Indy! After sharing stories and conversations we came to realize that we both graduated from Indiana University, from the same program! What a small world, right!? 

Bailey’s Midwest Threads fashion and lifestyle blog gives you daily doses of affordable and adorable fashion inspiration. Bailey’s kind manner and adorable personality is contagious and so inspiring. Make sure to head over to her Midwest Threads Blog to check out her Top 5 Amazon Finds! Also be sure to follow Bailey on Instagram @midwestthreadsblog to get your daily dose of her affordable outfits and home decor!

Top 5 Fall Amazon Fashion Finds

LIYOHON Women’s Tunic Top

This adorable tunic is super comfortable and pairs wonderfully with your favorite denim or a pair of leggings! I styled mine with jeans and my burnt brown booties and was in love with the casual yet stylish look. On Amazon, this piece is only $21.99 !

Cordat Women’s Knitted Cardigan

I am in love with all of the cardi’s this season, and this knitted cardigan is one of my faves! I usually prefer my cardi’s to be a little bit longer, just to allow for an over-sized fit. This cardi is incredibly soft and the neutral color goes well with everything. Only $26.99, this is a MUST-HAVE this fall/winter season!

Lucky Brand Women’s Nomi Burnt Brown Bootie

If you follow along with my blog, you know how much I LOVE my burn brown booties. The color is just beautiful and they go well with so many different outfits! These Lucky Brand booties are a little more expensive at $74.99, but they are completely worth the investment!

These are booties that you can plan on wearing all season long and saving for the seasons to come. These high-quality boots can be saved and used again next season. Timeless!

HZSONNE Women’s Bell Sleeve Pullover Sweater

I am a sucker for bell sleeves! I love how the simplest detail can make the biggest difference. The bell sleeve takes a sweater from simple to stylish! This bell sleeve sweater makes a statement, and will keep you comfy all season long. Plus at only $24.99, it’s a steal!

Soulomelody Womens Off Shoulder Long Sleeve

This gorgeous off the shoulder long sleeve sweater is one of my all-time favorite finds on Amazon. First of all, I’m obsessed with neutrals and this cream color is just beautiful. Second, the detailing in this sweater is so pretty and really takes a simple look to the next level. Personally, I would pair this with a pair of leggings; however, it can also look fab with a pair of denim. At $29.99, this is a great addition to your fall/winter wardrobe!

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Fast Friday Fall Finds

Goodnight Macaroon ‘Retta’ Cognac Ribbed Cropped Turtleneck Sweater

Use code PREFALL for 40% off this adorable $59 sweater!

DSW Crown Vintage Vicky Sandal

Originally $59.99, these adorable, vintage block heel sandals are on sale for $44.98!

Macy’s White Mountain Sundown Dress Sandals

Originally $69.00, these super chic navy block heels sandals are on sale for ONLY $19.93!

Macy’s Flying Monkey Mid Rise Xtra Lycra Soft Ankle Skinny Jeans

Originally $60.00, these staple Fly Monkey ankle skinny jeans are only sale for $48.30!

Macy’s Flying Monkey Cropped High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Originally $60.00, these staple Fly Monkey high-rise skinny jeans are only sale for $48.30!

Alex and Ani Daisy Charm Bangle

I am obsessed with Alex and Ani charm bangles. These are just a few of my favorites, but there are so many to choose from! They average about $38.00 per bangle, but they are totally worth the investment.

Make sure to take advantage of free shipping on orders $75+.

Paw Print Duo Charm Bangle

Coin Expandable Wire Bangle

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My Weekly Five Affordable Fall Fashion Finds!

It is finally starting to look like fall! (Even though it still may feel like summer. Fingers crossed the weather starts to cool down soon so we can finally feel comfortable enough to wear our new fall clothes!) It’s time to start switching out our summer wardrobe for fall and for me, that requires some seasonal shopping.

Every fall season I am so excited to bring out the fall clothes, but I am even more excited to bring new home new pieces to add to my wardrobe. Although I am very happy about shopping, unfortunately my wallet does not agree. I have been challenging myself to find adorable and affordable fall fashion to add to my wardrobe and that is what I am sharing with you guys every week!

Cozy in Love Mauve Sweater

This beautiful oversized turtleneck, mauve sweater is one of my absolute favorite finds of the week! This sweater is perfect for fall and will be so cozy and warm in the wintertime. Throw it on with leggings for a casual look or dress it up with jeans and booties.

This sweater is from my newest boutique find, Etre Collection! You can also find them on Instagram @etrecollection. They are a new boutique, specializing in classic and stylish feminine apparel. This sweater is $44.99, but you can use my code Jamie10 for 10% off!

LIYOHON Women’s Tunic Tops for Leggings Casual Oversized Shirts Batwing Long Sleeve Loose Fitting Pullover Tops Tunics

This adorable long sleeve, pullover tunic is only $21.99 on Amazon and comes in 9 different colors! I chose the sapphire blue when I ordered because I felt like it would go with several of my cardigans! This is a great simple additional to any fall wardrobe and can even be worn with shorts while we are waiting for this weather to cool down.

Grey Lightning Bolt Sweater

Okay so this adorable lighting bolt sweater is from Dottie Couture Boutique and is $48, but you can use code SEPT20 for 20% off each item on your online order! I must embarrassingly admit that I am obsessed with the CW’s The Flash, so this cute sweater was a must-have for me.

This sweater is soft and slightly oversized so it can be worn over the shoulder! I ordered a size small, but could have sized up to medium if I wanted an even looser fit.

Blush Draped Front Tee

This Dottie Couture Boutique blush draped tee is a great staple to have in your closet! The wrap detail at the bottom of the shirt is so cute and looks adorable with a pair of leggings or your favorite pair of denim. This top is only $32, and you can use code SEPT20 for 20% off! I love pairing this tee with a light cardigan, denim jeans and a cute pair of booties.

Steal A Quiet Moment Blue Distressed Sweater

Okay so this blue distressed sweater from Pink Lily Boutique is the last piece I will share with you this week! I am OBSESSED with the sleeves! The distressed look with the open sleeves is just adorable and I love how it’s cropped as well. I would pair this beautiful sweater with my favorite denim and a cute pair of booties for a classic fall look! This sweater is a little pricer at $48.00, but you can use code WELCOME20 for 20% off your first purchase at their boutique!

I just had to share this sweater though because I’m in love with the sleeves. Plus, investing in a high-quality pieces for fall just means that you can carry them over, year after year.

Well there you have it! Five affordable fashion finds for fall. I hope these inspire you or lead you to the adorable fall piece you have been looking for this season!

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Here’s the Latest in Affordable Fall Decor!

It’s finally time to start decorating for fall and I couldn’t be more excited! A few weeks ago I was so sad to see summer come to an end, and now I am just ready for sweater weather, fall time and the holidays.

Bringing out the fall decor is the best feeling in the world and every year I add new pieces to my collection. My biggest priority is finding adorable fall decor that is affordable! I have put together a small list of some of my newest additions that are super cute and were super affordable!

Wood Pallet & Burlap Pumpkin – Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby is running an amazing 40% off all season decor sale! Now is the time to take advantage of this sale guys and stock up on your fall decor. This adorable multi-color wood pallet pumpkin is only $8.39.

Brown & Cream Floral Arrangement – Hobby Lobby

With the 40% off sale, this adorable little brown and cream floral arrangement is only $11.99! I love neutrals, so this piece was a must-have. I’m lovin’ all of the fall tones!

White Ceramic Squirrel With Gold Pinecone – Hobby Lobby

I just loved this cute little ceramic squirrel. He was the perfect addition to my entertainment center! With the 40% off sale he is only $7.19!

Gold Gather Decor – Hobby Lobby

This piece is just so pretty! With the 40% off sale, this “Gather” decor is only $5.99!

Grateful Thankful Blessed Fall Wood Decor – Hobby Lobby

I just loved this wooden sign! I’m really into the farmhouse look these days, and this sign looks adorable on my bathroom counter. Unfortunately I couldn’t find this exact piece to link to, but I have linked a similar sign that is just as cute, and it’s only $3.59. What a steal!

Pumpkin with Gold Glitter – Hobby Lobby

They have two different sizes of this super cute pumpkin with gold sequins and I bought both! Best part is that they are only $5.99!

Fall Candle Centerpiece – Home Goods

So I just had to share this piece with you guys. I actually bought this from Home Goods last year, but it is one of my faves! I use it as a centerpiece on my dining table and it is so pretty. It fits one tall candle and makes the room so cozy when it is lit up.

There you have it! I hope this inspires you and helps you find more affordable fall decorations to make your home super cozy this fall season!

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Must-Have Kanelli Accessories Jewelry

Every girl loves her accessories, am I right? There’s just something about putting on a beautiful pair of earrings to complete the perfect outfit, walking out the door and having a confident and productive day! Personally, I LOVE wearing earrings that really pull an outfit together, or make a statement. Jewelry can make a woman feel confident and beautiful, and nothing can get in her way.

Have you guys heard of Kanelli Accessories on Esty? I recently received a package from them and I am so impressed! They specialize in making beautiful, handmade jewelry. I received four pieces from them and I could not be happier with how pretty they look. Kanelli Accessories jewelry is adorable and affordable, and I am so excited to share my hand-selected pieces with you. 

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Druzy Stud Hypoallergenic Earrings 

These studs are absolutely adorable and come in four different colors! Personally, I adore the blue, however, these also come in purple, silver and bronze. These earrings are a beautiful, everyday option. In my second, I paired them with a pair of my bar studs from Francesca’s. You could also dress them up and wear them to a wedding. Simply beautiful!

Gold Elephant Pendant Necklace 

This gold elephant pendant necklace is adorable. Elephants are by far my favorite animal, so I was very excited when I saw this in my gift box. The length is about mid-length for a necklace, making it a great length for most tops. The elephant is so beautifully detailed and comes with a simple chain.

Pink Dangle Hoops

These pink dangle hoops are my favorite piece I received in my gift box! These are one-of-a-kind, and although this was the only pair, there are several others available that are equally as gorgeous. I love these earrings because they make a statement, however, they are elegant and classy. I love the pink color too!

Gold Talisman Pendant Necklace

The last piece I received in my gift box was this super cute talisman pendant necklace. I love love love the chain on this piece because of the detailing. Kanelli Accessories does a fantastic job with creating detailed, hand-made jewelry and I’m loving it!

There you have it! Needless to say I am very happy with my jewelry from Kanelli Accessories and I cannot wait to pair these pieces with some fun fall outfits!

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Affordable and Adorable Band Tees

Band tees are all the rage right now and although I typically prefer to keep to my own style and not be influenced by trends only because they are, well… trending.. I have to say that I am obsessed with band tees.

I am a singer myself, so I have a huge passion for music! Every since I was little I have been singing, and I grew up listening to amazing artists like Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and so many more. These artists have inspired me since I was little, so naturally I am proud to support them!

Here are a few band tee finds that I wanted to share with you. I wish I could share a link to the Fleetwood Mac Tee I own; however, I got this tee at their concert last year. And yes, seeing Stevie Nicks in person was LIFE CHANGING. Even performing at age 71, the woman was a GODDESS!

Van Halen Graphic Tee

From American Eagle, this Van Halen Graphic Tee is only $24.95!

Fleetwood Mac Rumors Tee

From Urban Outfitters, this Fleetwood Mac Rumors tee is only $29!

Queen Band Tee

From Urban Outfitters this adorable Queen Band Tee is just $39!

Queen Graphic Tees

From Amazon, each one of these adorable Queen Graphic Tees are $16!

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5 Style Tips for Working Women

One of my favorite things about workwear for women in this generation is that style is now appreciated more than it ever has been before! Women are not limited to traditional pant suits and pointy toed heels. And although those can be adorable too, the point I am trying to make here is that women can still dress professionally while showing their true style, and I’m loving it!

As a  working professional myself, I wanted to share a few key takeaways when it comes to style in the workplace:

1. Don’t Be Afraid of Colors and Patterns

I am here to tell you that color and patterns are completely acceptable in the workplace, when worn appropriately. Making bold choices in your professional wardrobe can increase confidence and boost overall happiness. When you feel more confident in yourself, you are more likely to feel happier and by association work harder! Adding a pop of color into your work outfit is just what the doctor ordered.

2. Wear Cute AND Comfortable Shoes

This is a simple piece of advice, but should not be taken lightly. We all know the saying, “beauty is pain,” however this should NOT be applied when building your professional wardrobe. You need to be at your sharpest and most productive self while you are in boss babe mode, and you can not do this if you are miserable! Don’t sacrifice comfort for a cute pair of shoes during work, just don’t do it. Most people work 8 to 9 hours a day, and that’s a long time to be on your feet, even for those who sit at a desk. It’s super easy to find adorable shoes that will compliment your outfit perfectly, without causing you pain. 

3. Invest In a Few Quality Staples

As working women, we want to look our best and feel our best. This often leads to shopping for new work clothes, at least for me. You can save money however by investing in a few quality staples that can be styled in various ways with statement pieces.  The best part is that you more-than-likely already have a few of these hanging in your closet! Some of my favorite go to staples that I re-wear with other pieces include a cream colored cardi and a dressy black tank.

4. Stay Tasteful

As important as it is to dress stylish and trendy for work, it is equally as important to stay tasteful. Never wear an outfit you wouldn’t want to take your dad out to lunch in! Be conscious of how much skin you are showing and always make sure to look in the mirror before you leave in the morning to ensure you are wearing appropriate undergarments.

 5. Be Authentically YOU

My last piece of advice is to stay true to you who are! Do not allow yourself to conform to what everyone else is doing. The best way to achieve success in life is by being true and authentic to yourself and this includes your everyday style!

A few of my faves from this week:

Francesca’s Black Round Crown Floppy Hat

Although hats are not appropriate in the workplace for most occupations, this simple black round crown floppy hat is a great addition to any outfit for happy hour after work! I love to pair mine with a long skirt, simple shirt and sandals or booties. I got mine from Francesca’s, and it is currently on sale for only $34.00!

Dottie Couture Grey/Black Printed Skirt

If you know me at all, you know I am obsessed with Dottie Couture Boutique. Their styles are incredibly fashionable and affordable! They constantly run sales and their customer service is fantastic. This grey/black printed skirt is one of their newest arrivals and is the newest addition to my closet! I love skirts like these because they are comfortable to wear for an entire day and can be paired with several different tops. My favorite way to wear this skirt is with a simple black tank and a black bootie. You can get this skirt on the DCB website for only $39.00! Use code SEPT20 for 20% off your purchase.

Dottie Couture Camel Suede Perforated Booties

These are another steal from Dottie Couture Boutique. These adorable camel suede perforated booties are sleek, simple and can be worn with various outfits. I love the burnt color, making them perfect for fall time! Right now you can get these booties for only $38.00. Use code SEPT20 for 20% off your purchase.

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Mom’s Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Hi guys! Fall is right around the corner and honestly I am so excited! I’ve already started bringing out the decorations and am loving this sweater weather. One of my favorite things in the world to do is cook, especially with my mom. I have learned all I know about cooking from family, and honestly there’s just something so special about family recipes. Today I am super pumped to share with you my mom’s stuffed pepper recipe!

Stuffed peppers are lean and healthy, but are so filling and taste delicious. This is a fantastic recipe for fall and winter because it’s hearty and satisfying, but doesn’t leave you feeling overly full. 

What You Will Need for Mom’s Stuffed Pepper Recipe:

  • Four Green Peppers (You can use a mix of peppers if you prefer. I love green and red!)
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef (I typically don’t buy anything less than 80% lean)
  • Rice
  • Tomato Sauce (You can choose your favorite kind, but I LOVE Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce and Prego Roasted Garlic Parmesan Italian Sauce!)
  • Shredded Cheese (Again, you can choose your favorite kind, but I prefer to use shredded colby jack because it has a delicious taste once it is slightly browned)

Mom’s Stuffed Pepper Recipe Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 bake!
  • The first thing that I do when I start making this recipe is throw the meat in a pan on the stove to start browning the meat. 
  • Cut out the center of each pepper and remove the seeds. Make sure to wash them as well.
  • The secret here is to blanch your peppers for 5 minutes before you bake them. This softens the peppers, making them the perfect consistency once you bake them. 
  • While your meat is browning, go ahead and chop up your mushrooms and onions. For this recipe I use about 6 medium to large mushrooms and one sweet onion.
  • Once your peppers have blanched (or boiled) go ahead and remove them from the pot and place them in a glass pyrex dish. You will know they are done because the color will have changed from bright green or bright red to softer paler versions of the same color. 
  • Once your meat is done browning, drain the grease in a strainer over the sink, and then put the meat back into the pan on the stove. Add mushrooms and onions with the meat and cook on medium for another five minutes or so until the onions and mushrooms soften. 
  • After you have completed the last step, pour the meat, mushrooms and onions into a large mixing bowl. Add one whole jar of your favorite pasta sauce. 
  • Now, add about a third cup of uncooked rice into the mixing bowl as well.
  • Mix everything together and begin spooning the mixture into each pepper. 
  • Optional Step – Once the peppers are full you can add a little bit of extra pasta sauce on top if you have another jar or any left over. You want the peppers to have plenty of sauce so that the rice doesn’t dry them out!
  • Now you’re ready to pop them into the oven! Bake on 350 for 30 minutes. Remove your peppers from the oven and sprinkle a little bit of mixed cheese over each one. Place back into the oven on 350 for an additional 20-25 minutes. You want to make sure you give the rice enough time to cook inside the peppers. 
  • And that’s it! When you are done you will have 4 delicious stuffed peppers! Matt and I usually only eat one each for dinner, so we always have leftovers… and if you aren’t planning on eating them soon you can always freeze them for later!

My mom’s stuffed pepper recipe has been in our family for years and although it is simple, it’s delicious and is a favorite without-a-doubt. Another great thing about this stuffed pepper recipe is that anyone can do it! This is a great recipe for those who are just learning to cook, or have been cooking for years. I love cooking and I can’t wait to share more family recipes with you soon!

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Labor Day Weekend Sale Must-Haves

Hi everyone, Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is enjoying a fun and relaxing, LONG weekend. I know I have been taking advantage of this weekend to relax and recoup after a few long weeks at work, and I hope you are too. I am really looking forward to having Monday off and grilling out with family!

One of my other favorite things about Labor Day Weekend are the SALES!!! With fall right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start building our fall wardrobes, and there isn’t anything I love more about fall fashion than affordable fall prices, am I right?! I have put together a small list of my 2019 steals from this weekend, and I am so excited to share them with you.

Flamemoda Fashion Stylish Pointed Toe Leopard Booties

These adorable leopard print, pointed toe booties from Flamemoda are perfect for fall and are only $36! You can use code FALL13 to save an additional 13% off, which basically pays for shipping. The heel is the perfect height, making them super comfy and a great option for work or a night out!

Express One Eleven Open Back Waffle Top

Okay I am absolutely obsessed with this lavender, open back sweater. Express sweaters are always so comfy and are made with quality materials. This sweater comes in two colors, the lavender pictured above and heather gray. Originally this top was $39.90, but this weekend it’s only $23.94. AND, Express is offering free shipping on orders $50+, which brings me to my next fave purchase from this weekend!

Express Cozy Cowl Neck Ribbed Sweater Dress

I am in LOVE with this sweater dress from Express! I purchased the grey sweater dress, and unfortunately it is only available in a size XS or L.. HOWEVER, they do still have an option in red! Originally this dress is $59.90, and this weekend you can get it for $35.94. Plus, as I mentioned before, if you spend $50+ you will get free shipping! This sweater dress is adorable, comfortable and the best part is that it can be worn during the fall and winter time. Pair it with a cute pair of short or tall booties for a classy outfit that can be worn to work or out with friends. 

Adidas Duramo 9 Shoes

I was in serious need of some new tennies for working out and this weekend I stumbled across the best tennies deal I have seen in a minute! These Adidas Duramo 9 Shoes are originally $65, but this weekend they can be purchased for $33, AND if you use coupon code SPORT30 at checkout, you will get an additional 30% off. How can you not make that purchase?

Abercrombie and Fitch Chenille Off-The-Shoulder Sweater

My next Labor Day Weekend steal to share with you all is this versatile off-the-shoulder sweater from Abercrombie. Abercrombie is running a 50% store-wide sale this weekend that I just could not pass up! This adorable sweater comes in several colors and can be worn a various number of ways. Pair it with your favoirte deni jeans and cute short bootie for a more casual look, or dress it up with a cute skirt and heels for work or a night out with friends! Originally $58, this sweater is only $29 this weekend!

Francesca’s Earrings 

A girl’s gotta have her accessories, and this weekend Francesca’s is running a 2 for $25 deal on all full-priced earrings! I usually buy most of my earrings from Francesca’s because they are great quality and there are so many different styles. This weekend I chose a set of bar studs that I can use for my first and double piercings. I plan on using the smaller bar studs in my double piercings to accent other statement earrings. I also purchased these trendy 3D diamond drop earrings. I am a sucker for big earrings and I cannot wait to pair these with my new fall outfits!

Well, there you have it! After Monday, another Labor Day Weekend will have come and gone and we will see summer turn to fall the later we get into September. It has taken me some time to accept that the season is changing, but now I am just excited for sweater weather, fall decorations and the holidays! Bring it on.

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Jamie and Kate’s Favorite Fall Must-Haves

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. I wanted to take a second and first introduce you to one of my great blogger friends Katelyn Miller! Kate’s blog Everything and Kate is absolutely amazing. She has such a great perspective on fashion and is constantly sharing adorable and affordable styles.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weather was absolutely beautiful here in the midwest, sunny and 70’s! I cannot believe it but the summer is winding down and fall is creeping closer every day. It feels like just yesterday that I was praying for sun and warmer weather. The best part about fall though, is that you get the best of both worlds! The weather is usually just right in early fall, and makes for the cutest outfits. Plus, who doesn’t love sweater weather, bonfires and the beautiful fall leaves!?

With fall right around the corner, it’s time to start prepping our closets. One of my favorite parts about fall clothes is layering. There are so many different options for adorable outfits when it comes to layering one piece on top of another. It’s so important to have basics for the fall time, and chances are, you already have these in your closet!

Make sure to check out Kate’s blog to read her post and see how she styled her fall favorites!


Flannels are the absolute best basic to have in your closet for fall time. They are so versatile and did I mention comfy!? Flannels can be worn completely buttoned up, or even with a cute lighter top underneath. All flannels are perfect for any fall bonfire or Saturday full of errands and lunch with friends!

Black Tank

My classic black tank is one of my all-time favorite basics. I got this tank from Dottie Couture and I am obsessed. A black tank can come in handy for so many different occasions. They can be dressed up or down, complimenting so many other pieces. One of the most common ways I wear my black tank during the fall time is with my favorite pair of denim jeans, a light cardi and a short chunky heel. 

I typically wear my black tank as a cute layering option for a business casual look during the work week, but the best part is that it is the perfect transitional piece for catching a drink with friends after work as well!

Chic White Blazer

Okay this is one of my all-time favorite business professional pieces! This particular blazer is from Dottie Couture. When it comes to work wear, I firmly believe that all women should own a chic white blazer. There will come a time when you need to take your outfit from business casual to business professional, and a chic white blazer is the perfect way to stay trendy. I adore a simple white blazer as opposed to black because it adds depth to your outfit and makes you stand out!

I hope that this post generates some inspiration for your fall style! These three basic pieces are simple but adorable and come in handy for several outfits. Don’t forget to check out Kate’s blog for more styling ideas!


My Favorite Products at Ulta Beauty

Hi guys! I wanted to put together a short list of my top faves from Ulta. These products are in my cart every time I make a trip to replenish my very much needed supplies! Growing up my mom was a kick ass hairdresser who taught me everything I know about hair and makeup. To this day I strive to find products I love and trust and I prioritize products that truly work! 

Double Wear Instant Fix Concealer 24H Concealer + Hydra Prep

If I could run and shout about this product from the mountain tops, I would! The Estee Lauder, Double Wear Instant Fix Concealer is a two-sided prep and concealer tool. I am cursed with dark eyelids and a darker complexion under my eyes. Unfortunately, this is something I have dealt with my entire life and my esthiticain even told me it’s genetic! I have struggled for YEARS to find a product that really made me feel happier in my own skin. One side has a hydra prep serum for an instant hit of hydration. On the other end of the stick is the 24 hour concealer, and let me tell you… it really works! This flawless cover-up provides a natural satin finish with medium coverage. It covers beautifully without feeling like you have a ton of makeup on your face.

Randomly about a year ago I stumbled upon this concealer and it has changed my life! And HINT – I not only use this concealer to brighten my eyes, but I also use it as a color corrector over my entire face! In the summertime I simply use the concealer stick to put a few dots around my face and use my beauty blender to blend it around and there you go! I don’t even use liquid foundation because this concealer works so incredibly well. One of my other favorite parts about it is that it does not add any excess oil over the course of the day. This is super important for me because I tend to have an oily skin complexion. 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

If you haven’t heard of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara I would be shocked! This mascara is all the rage right now, but I have been using this mascara for a few years now and I couldn’t be happier. I have really long lashes and this mascara enhances their natural beauty. I will also say for those without naturally long lashes, the hourglass-shaped brush and acacia senegal tree extract encourages volume and helps lashes look absolutely beautiful.

I have tried several mascaras in my lifetime and most of them clumped or pulled my lashes together. This product creates full and defined lashes that don’t run or smear throughout the day. It also doesn’t take multiple coats to get the volume you desire. For only $25 at Ulta this is a steal, and it will last for about a quarter of the year depending on how frequently you use it. I use mine every day and only buy about 4 per year!

Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Shampoo

Does anyone else out there struggle with oily skin? It’s a curse and a blessing that I get from my momma! It’s a blessing in disguise because like my mom, when I get a little bit older I will be thanking my oily skin for keeping me young! It’s a curse right now because I have struggled to find a shampoo that cleans my hair without over greasifying my hair.. Until now! I have been using Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner  for a little over a year now and there just isn’t another product that compares.

Again, my mom was a hairdresser for many years and so I have been spoiled with salon quality products my entire life. When I graduated college and started living by my own means, I wanted to maintain the salon quality without having to pay a fortune. My mom actually uses this shampoo and conditioner and so when I realized it was only $23.50 a bottle I was sold! (And truth be told, I have found these products at Ulta several times for $12/bottle!) For someone with oily skin and long, naturally straight hair, this shampoo and conditioner combo is absolutely amazing. Plus the shea butter makes it smell so yummy!


Smart, Successful and Rewarding Ourselves on the Weekend

As strong, successful, working individuals, we look forward to the weekends to relax and celebrate the hard work that went into the week. When it comes to making plans however, it can be difficult to know where to start!

Indianapolis has several hidden gems that even locals may not know about. Sometimes the best way to experience a weekend in Indy is to try something new, because you never know what you will find. For those of you who are excited to get your weekend started, but aren’t quite sure what’s on the itinerary, take a look at our short list of ideas to get you started!

Breakfast at the City Market:

Come stroll through this historic landmark, located in the heart of downtown, Indianapolis. The market is filled with vendors selling unique gifts and tasty treats. Be on the lookout for a couple of vendors inside the market selling downright delicious gryos!

Don’t miss the Original Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 9:30a.m. to 1:30p.m., May through October. Located on Market Street in front of the Indianapolis City Market, the Farmer’s Market is rich with outstanding produce, dairy products, meats, flowers and more! The beautiful downtown scenery alongside the historic City Market building make for a perfect photo-op with friends along the way.

Metazoa Brewing

This craft brewery located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis is the talk of the town! The relaxed and open environment supports conversation amongst visitors while offering a variety of ales, both traditional and experimental.

The coolest part is that they donate a percentage of their profits to animal and wildlife organizations… oh, and you can bring your dog with you! Pets are allowed inside the brewery, and they even have a dog park on-site. Metazoa offers Bunny Yoga on the first Saturday of every month! The brewery is 21+, so minors are not allowed inside.

Symphony on the Prairie:

Spend your Friday evening in Fishers, Indiana at the Symphony on the Prairie. Conner Prairie brings an enhanced summer series to the Prairie while maintaining the beloved traditions that the guests have come to expect. Come enjoy beautiful weather on a warm summer evening while the music takes you away.

Concerts like “The Music of Queen” or “Broadway Hits conducted by Jack Everly” will engulf you into a complete musical experience. With a variety of artists in this summer’s lineup, there is something musical for every taste.

Fort Harrison State Park

Some people may not realize it, but Indiana is known for its’ beautiful scenery and hidden ‘rolling hills’. There are several parks across the state of Indiana, and one of the most unique parks is located right in Indianapolis! Fort Harrison State Park began as a military facility back in the early 1900’s. It was named for the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, an Indianapolis native.

The 1,700-acre park now features hiking trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek, horseback riding and more! The Former Military Training Camp is preserved around the camp. You will experience a unique blend of history and landscape at Fort Harrison State Park.

1205 Distillery

Celebrate your Saturday night at this local favorite. 1209 Distillery is by far a special hidden gem in the heart of Fletcher Place. Named for the date the Prohibition was repealed, 1205 celebrates the right to enjoy excellent spirits. The small batch distillery is locally owned and uses locally sourced ingredients to produce their unique spirits.

The intimate, open concept environment is comfy and encourages good conversation. When you stop in make sure to introduce yourself to the staff and order a Rhubarb Smash! This tasty cocktail is made with the 1205 Artisan Vodka, Rhubarb Liquor, lemon juice and simple syrup.

How to Surprise Him on Valentine’s Day

Hi y’all! With Valentine’s Day being tomorrow, I have been thinking a lot lately about all of the things I could do to make my man feel special. We both feel that Valentine’s Day is a silly holiday, because we don’t need one day to show each other we love each other. We try to show our love for one another each day! However, I will say that I am a sucker for a good date night, and Valentine’s Day is just as good of a day as any other to plan a romantic night with your significant other.

One thing that I wanted to address is that I feel strongly about doing as much for my man as he does for me. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a romantic holiday for men to get their wife or girlfriend chocolates and cute teddy bear.. but it’s 2020 guys! I don’t know about you, but I want to do all I can to make my man feel special and appreciated.

With that being said, I have curated a small list of ideas for ways that you can make your man feel special on Valentine’s Day!

Make Him a Romantic Home-Cooked Meal

Making your significant other a home-cooked meal is such an underrated way to show them appreciation. Most men LOVE food, especially when their special lady makes it for them. If you’re not the best cook in the world, have no fear, it’s 2020 and that is what Pinterest is for! I’ve linked a few options that are just delicious and pretty easy to make.

Making a meal for your significant other, is a great way to say I love you. Cooking takes time and patience, and plus a romantic dinner at home allows you to spend special one on one time together while you dive into your delicious meal.

Buy Him a Small Meaningful Gift

One of the most thoughtful things you could do for your man on Valentine’s Day is to get him something that he has been asking for. By showing that you listen to him and remember what he says, you will show him that you truly care.

This does not have to be an expensive gift. For example, my boyfriend has been making comments over the past couple of months about needing house slippers. Now, I know this is something that he just won’t go out and buy for himself. So for me, this would be a really sweet and thoughtful gift that I know he would appreciate.

Devote Time to Doing Something He Loves To Do

This one is HUGE! Men often enjoy spoiling their women, which I have to say is always appreciated. However, it is time we do the same for them! Every couple has things that they like to do together, but what your man would truly appreciate is if you devoted some time to doing something he really loves to do.

This may watching a sports game, going to a specific place for dinner, playing a certain game.. whatever it may be, consider planning a day or evening of doing what he really loves to do! Your effort will not go unnoticed!

Put Together a Small Gift Basket of His Favorite Snacks

Now this one is something I like to do randomly from time to time to show Matthew I care. Plus, if you’re looking for an option that won’t break the bank, this is the way to go! Everyone has snacks or treats that they love. And what’s better than receiving a little gift basket of your favorite things?

For example, I like to put together a little basket of Matt’s favorite cookies, chips and drinks! It’s a small gesture that is so thoughtful and your significant other is sure to love it.

Leave Him Little Notes Around The House

This option is a little more personal, and honestly in my opinion, is one of the sweetest things to do. Notes are not every couples thing and that is fine! It really depends on what your love language is, and I highly recommend reading The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman, if you haven’t already!

If you are into writing little notes to your significant other, I think this is a thoughtful way you can let your significant other know you care about them on Valentine’s Day. And again, it won’t break the bank.

The notes should really come from your heart, but I like to write down things that I love about my man. I like to write down 4 or 5 thoughts on post-it notes and spread them around the house, on the microwave, on the bathroom mirror, on his car steering wheel.. you get the idea.

I hope these Valentine’s Day ideas have inspired you to get to work on how you are going to show your loved on that you are thinking about them. And remember, these ideas are great for Valentine’s Day just as they are for any other day of the year!

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