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LIFE, LOSS, AND BEING REAL

Loss

I am at a complete loss. A loss for words. A loss for thoughts.

While I would have loved to share my Labor Day sale round up with all of you, it just did not feel right today. This blog has always been  a space where I share my life. While most of the time the content is materialistic, sunshine and rainbows side of my life; you all know, that is not how life really is.  This weekend I lost someone very near and dear to my heart. I have been so fortunate for 26 years of my life to not be surrounded by sickness or death. On Saturday, everything changed.

He was the one who taught me about selflessness, compassion and style, also how to make the most perfect nachos, the daffy duck voice,  and that it is always okay to eat ice cream in bed. He was my second dad, my champion, and always the first to tell me how proud he was of what I have become. So today, I am still at a loss for words or feelings.  Just remember today that life is precious. So hug a little tighter, love a little deeper, and fall a little harder because you have nothing to lose.

In honor of my beloved, Uncle Greg. You will forever be in my heart. I love you.

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LAST DAY

Today’s your last chance to get 20% off with the special Friends and Family discount on Shopbop.  I am going to do some major damage today and finally get these Baldwin jeans (did you know that Baldwin started in Kansas City?) I have been wanting forever, this basic summer clutch (only $90!), and  this dress for my cousin’s rehearsal dinner. 

Use the code WEAREFAMILY13 for 20% off your entire order on Shopbop! 

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Friends and Family

Catch 30% off at Kate Spade the entire weekend by using the code F12FFUS.  You could pick up some Fall necessities or just some darling accessories, like this bow bangle or these sparkly loafers.  

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image via Kate Spade 

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Sorry it’s so late but Christmas day has been finally winding down for me. It started at 7am when my brother came to wake me up to let me know Santa came, opened presents and went over to my grandparents house. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch and a white elephant gift exchange. Then tonight my best friend Sarah and her mom came over for dinner and lots of wine.

I hope you all enjoyed your time with family and friends with lots of love and laughter. Merry Christmas to all and to all goodnight!

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Day 24- A Dash of Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas eve everyone! I hope you are having a lovely night with loved ones, family, and friends.

We will be going to candlelight service, watching Home Alone, making warm cookies for Santa, drinking hot cocoa by the fire and putting Elfie, the magical elf on the tree.

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Day 23- A Dash of Travel

Today I traveled home to Scottsdale for the holiday with two suitcases ( one for my clothes and one for all of the gifts!) Surprisingly, the airport craziness was not too bad for the 2 days before Christmas. Hope everyone is done with their Christmas shopping but if not Glitter Guide has some great last minute gift ideas

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Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday to the best mom I know! She is the most wonderful and amazing woman.  I hope she has a fabulous day full of great friends, family, and food! I cannot wait to give her a giant hug in 2 days and give her the best birthday present yet! 

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Day 20: A Dash of Wrap

I have been running around all day picking up last minute stocking stuffers for my family and tonight I have been wrapping all the presents to put into the suitcase (I have to bring two bags home- one for the presents and one for my clothes!) Every year my mom has a new theme for the Christmas presents. They are always beautiful with giant bows and special name tags for each gift.  I think I found my love for everything crafty from her.  In our house growing up we had a room soley dedicated to crafts, which was great because all I ever wanted to do was color and paint (still is a problem until this day). So this year I am starting my own wrapping tradition.  I have been seeing so many pictures lately of darling gift wrapping ideas so I thought I would put my own spin and sparkle on the classic craft paper. 

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Day 18: Sunday Snapshots Holiday Style

Here are a few snapshots from our adventures today at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.  We went to watch Patrick’s cousin dance in the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker (she was fabulous).  It was the first time I was able to see the inside of the new state of the art building and I was in total awe. The design elements are beautiful and there is not a bad seat in the music hall.  Hope you enjoyed the weekend!

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images via iphone  

Day 7: A Dash of Calendars

So I know I am a little late on this cute idea for Day 7 of 25 Days of Details but I have always loved the idea to make a non-traditional advent calendar with little gifts or love notes for a boyfriend and the last gift would be their Christmas present. Here are some non-traditional, easy DIY advent calendars…maybe next year! 

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images via etsy, ohh, babble