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Winter Outfits & Color Trends of 2013

Staying warm in the winter doesn’t have be with unsightly peacoats and itchy wool pants. With so many new trends and outfit ideas for the winter season,  we can definitely be warm and stylish at the same time! All we need are a few key pieces to add to our wardrobe in the most popular colors for winter 2013.

We’re going to share with you our favorite winter outfits, complete with a color chart with this winter’s color trends.

Via Global Intimate Wear

Via Fearless Perfection

Via Fashion Finder Asos

Anoraks are making a comeback. They’re functional and stylish at the same time. Add a few gold accessories to make it more chic than sporty.Via Ol Green Eyes

We love this outfit idea by Ol Green Eyes. The pop of red and tan will cozy up any dark outfit.

Via Curve Design

Also loving this outfit idea by Curve Design. Yellow will make a smooth transition into the springtime. Try a colorful tunic that will keep you warm in the winter with a jacket, but can also be a great piece when the weather gets warmer.

Via Oh Really Blog

Wedge booties and chelsea boots are staples for many in the winter. Try a wedge bootie for a fancier night out, and a pair of classic chelsea boots for running errands in style.

We’ve loving the wedge booties and the anorak. What trends have you been trying this winter? Let us know in the comments below and share with us your favorite winter trends!


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Delicious Eggnog Latte Recipe

The holiday season may be over, but this doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy our favorite holiday drinks! A popular drink for the holidays (beside the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte we posted about last year) is the eggnog latte. This yummy drink is served during the cold winter months, and perfect for the chilly January.

This drink is actually easier to make than you think! We’re going to share with you a quick and simple recipe to make at home. It may not be as fancy as ones from a coffee shop, but it is equally as delicious!

Image via BU Culture Shock


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1-1/2 oz of brewed espresso (depending on how strong you want your latte)
  • ground nutmeg (fresh preferred) for garnish and tasting
  • whipped cream

Brew the espresso, and set it aside in a cup. In a saucepan, heat up the milk and eggnog on low-medium heat. Once it reaches a slow boil, remove from heat and pour it into the cup. (Be careful, it’s piping hot!) When you are ready to serve, top with a generous helping of whipped cream and sprinkle on some nutmeg on top to taste and garnish.

It’s as simple as that! Enjoy this cozy drink by the fireplace, and don’t forget to invite friends and family! We hope everyone will enjoy this quick recipe. Adjust it in any way you want to personalize it to your taste!


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Frosty Blue Macarons for Winter

Back in December, we posted a few of our favorite Christmas holiday themed macarons (click here for post and more info about this trendy cookie). The post was  popular among our readers, so we decided to share more holiday macarons with everyone! Instead of Christmas themed Santas and reindeers, we’re going with blue–for winter!

Blue is perfect for winter macarons because of it’s frosty, snowy appearance.  Here are a few of our favorites!

Via Cutest Food

Via Delicious Delicious Delicious

Via Bowties and Bliss

Via Cutest Food/We Heart It

Via My Sweet and Saucy

We think these will be great all through winter, and even spring! Blue is such a versatile color that works well to transition into the warmer months. What’s your favorite color (and flavor) of macaron? Let us know in the comments below!


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Cozy Up Your Home For the Winter Season

Groundhog Day is a coming up soon, but we still have at least a month left of winter (unless Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow and goes back in the burrow–then 6 MORE weeks of winter)!

Though we live in Southern California, our homes can still get chilly and cold. Recently, we’ve started to research some inspiration pictures to make our home more cozy and warm for the winter season. We found a few ideas that we’re definitely going to try this month, and we’re going to share them with you today!

Via House and Home

Store an abundance of soft throws around the home for a quick warm-up blanket at arm’s reach.

Via Activerain

Candles instantly cozy up the decor in your home with a warm inviting glow if you don’t have a fireplace.

Via Centsational Girl

Have hardwood floors? Large area rugs can add color and warmth to the ground beneath our feet.

Via House and Home

Don’t be afraid to go darker for the winter season. Try a dark blue wall like above.

Via Brides

Bring the outdoors inside with natural foliage and animal figurines.

We hope these ideas can inspire you to cozy up your home for the next few weeks of winter. Make sure you stay warm yourself as well! If you have any other home decor ideas you’d like for us to share with you, please let us know below!

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More DIY Winter Holiday Snow Globe Ideas

Last year, we posted a fun project idea to make your own DIY Holiday Snow Globes for Christmas (click here for post), and since then, we’ve seen so many more renditions of this project that we thought we should share more ideas with everyone!

We think these snow globes are perfect for winter. It brings the beauty of snow indoors without the cold! Keep reading for more pictures and inspiration! We can’t wait to share some of our favorite finds!

Via Home Made Simple

Via Grey Likes Weddings

Via Craft Gawker

Via Make and Do Girl

Via Craft Gawker

These lovely DIY snow globes are great for the holidays and winter. Not only can these be made with supplies found around your home, you can customize it in any way you like! Fill your snow globe with craft snow flakes and glitter to create your own snowy winter wonderland in a jar! For more information regarding the images, please refer back to the link. Happy DIY-ing!


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Happy New Year! 2013!

Before everyone heads off to celebrate for the weekend, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Let’s all bring 2012 to a close and welcome 2013 with warm wishes!


This year has been great for the team. We hosted TWO giveaways for the holidays (Halloween and Christmas), and interacted with a lot of our readers. We’re glad to be able to get to talk to more bloggers, and find a few new blogs to read, as well. If you have a blog of your own, please leave us a link in the comments below for us to check out!

To bring 2012 to a close on our blog, we’re going to recap on a few of our favorite posts of the  year, one for each month!

If you missed any of these posts, don’t forget to take a look!

We hope everyone will have a great new year’s celebration! Enjoy responsibly! We’ll be back in 2013 with more holiday decor ideas and posts for everyone! Follow us to be updated with new posts! See you next year!


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Holiday and Christmas Present Ideas for Pets

Christmas is a holiday we spend with family and friends, but we can’t forget our pets! For those of you who have family pets, you know they can become another member of the family and love to join in on the celebrations! Though they may not know exactly what Christmas is, we can still do a little something special for them.

Today’s post will be dedicated to all our pets for the holidays. We’re going to share some fun pet present ideas for Christmas!

Via Dreamstime

Instead of regular treats, try a festive red and green one!

Via Super Cool Pets

Don’t forget your pets when hanging up the stockings! Create a special one just for your fuzzy friend or reptile.

Via Aka Spot

Via Pet Brands

Leave a present under the tree for your pets too! Whether it be a new wheel for your hamster, or a rock for your turtle, they’ll be excited for a new toy!

Via Pet’s Pantry

Don’t forget, your pets are growing every single day. Another great present would be a new cage or home for the new year!

Will you be celebrating with your pets this holiday season? Don’t forget about them when you’re writing up your Christmas list! We hope you and your pets have a happy holidays! Christmas is next week!

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