Girlfriend Gift Guide coming in hot! This year my girlfriend’s helped me through so I can’t wait to return the love through a thoughtful gift. I came up with mix up cute and thoughtful gifts that you can feel good about giving depending on her personality. All of these gifts are unique and very affordable options for those special babes in your life.

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#1 Joyful Book

Even just the cover of this book makes me happy. This a great and easy read and what a wonderful way to start off the new year!

#2 On the Naughty/Nice List Sweater

These sweaters from Target are so cute. Buy two and have fun deciding who is the naughty one and who is the nice one!

#3 Herbivore Rose Quartz Body Oil 

Rose oil is the highest vibration oil and it smells oh so good. This is a great. luxurious gift to help your girl through the dry winter months.

#4 Baublebar x Off My Case iPhone Case

This is my favorite case of all time! Personalize her phone case with her nickname and favorite colors!

#5 I have This Friend Trivia Game

Such a fun game to play on a girls night in! Wine optional and recommended!

Make sure you check out my besties gift guide to see what she has in store for the women in her life!





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#1 Hudson Park Collection Faux Fur Animal Throw

I love a good throw and I especially love this one because it’s animal print! My obsession with all things leopard is alive and well. I have one on my bed that I sleep with every single night!

#2 Voluspa Prosecco Rose Candles and Diffusers

I love this scent because it’s very subtle and never overpowering. This set also looks so pretty just sitting out in a room!

#3 Amethyst Cluster

Amethyst are known for balancing the crown chakra and for proving calming and cleansing effects. I keep on on my nightstand for this reason but also because they are breathtakingly beautiful!

#4 Serene House Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser

I’ve been very into diffusing oils lately, they are much cleaner than most traditional candles! This diffuser does the job plus it’s so pretty to look at!

#5 Jonathan Adler Tiger Valet Tray

I love a good catch all tray. I keep one in almost every room to put keys, coins and little nick knacks I might otherwise loose. This one is so cute. I’ve had this exact one on my nightstand for years.

#6 Wine Water Bottle

This is pretty much the motto of my life!

#7 Snakeskin Flask

This flask is so gorgeous I’m pretty sure I would just use it for decoration, yet in the off chance I needed to take it somewhere ( like every weekend to a kids birthday party) how chic would that be?!

#8 Stoneware Holiday Icon Appetizer Plates

I love these vintage looking Christmas plates! Perfect for a holiday party hostess gift or to serve cookies on to your kids!

#9 Sharper Image Smores Specialty Cooking Appliances Maker Brown

I love making Smores but it’s not always practical to be outside to make them by an open flame. This little gadget makes it easy to enjoy them with the family more often!

#10 Gift Boutique Set of 4 Flamingo Tumbler Glasses

These tumblers are the cutest and guaranteed to make whoever receives them smile from ear to ear!


Happy Thanksgiving friends! It’s sale time!  I’m sitting here with my family by the fire, drinking coffee and looking at all the great sales.  There are a lot of  retailers that are doing 50% for Thanksgiving and Black Friday and personally I’m excited to shop for things that aren’t full price. I’m normally too impatient to wait for sales but this year there are some deals that I just can’t pass up.

Everything on Ann Taylor is 50% off!

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Shopbop is having a huge sale !

Nasty gal is offering 60% off

Asos is 25% site wide

Sundry is also having up to 75% off

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Things I’ve recently purchased that our now on sale (not bitter about this at all)


That’s it folks! I hope you enjoy the day with your families. Check out my post here on why I’m so grateful this year! Happy eating and shopping!






Andrea Levoff L'Occitane

I’ve  always struggled with giving holiday gifts. Let me make that clear, I don’t struggle with receiving gifts at all. That part I am really good at. First of all, my to-do list is a mile long and I like to give meaningful gifts, that can sometimes take time to come together. Since my kids have no issues telling me what they want, I guess it’s because you will rarely find an adult that will tell you they need something much less make a suggesting for a gift.

Since having children, there are so many more people I am responsible for buying gifts for, which is great except for when it’s 6:30 the night before the last day of school and I am trying to decide if 19 bottles of wine is appropriate for a kindergarten teacher.

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That’s why when I was introduced to L’Occitane’s gift ready sets it was like the pressure of finding the right gift just melted away. Everybody loves receiving their coveted formulas that have a long, rich history in Provence.

Here are some things that I think make L’Occitane so special:

1. I wash my hands no less than 10,000 times in a day. Living in Chicago does not help my dryness and seriously, by March my hands can look pretty rough. It’s not that I don’t have a ton of lotion, it’s that it’s not accessible to me all day. That’s why I love these little bottles.  I keep one in every area of my house, car and purse.

Andrea Levoff, L'Occitane 2. The shower oil is so luxurious. It feels like I’m at a spa even if I’m actually trying to take a 4 min shower before my kids beat down the door.

3. Hearing people try and pronounce the name! Seriously it’s the best.

4. The gifts boxes and adorable ornament are already super festive and cute so no need to spend the extra time or money on wrapping these bad boys.

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5. The best part about L’Occitane is that their company is committed to empowering the women of Burkina Faso by giving them economic opportunities. Through business development training, L’Occitane empower 10,000 women in environmentally friendly Shea processing.

I love feeling good about the gifts I’m giving and knowing that this is helping other women who are out there making it happen for their families everyday.

To me, these gift sets are a no brainer for a busy mom on the go. Shop the link above or head into the nearest location to check them out, I think you’ll agree!

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1: Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Overnight Mask 

I was recently introduced to Image Skincare by a rep that came to visit Chicago and I am hooked. While I do love all of their products, this overnight mask is on rotation in my routine. I put it on before I got to bed 4 to 5 nights a week and rinse it off with warm water in the morning. My skin is always glowing and feels extra hydrated!

2: Mila Moursi Refining Lotion 

I tend to have very dry skin on my forehead and chin area. I have struggled because It normally looks fine without makeup but as soon as I put on a foundation it starts to cake in these areas. This refining lotion improves the texture of my skin after 1 night of use. I normally alternate this and the Overnight Mask and it works wonders for my skin. No more flakey forehead!

3: Image Skincare Ormedic Care Lip 

Hands down best lip gloss I have ever used. I need 10 of these to place strategically around my house and car. I put this on every night before I go to bed and my lips always feel amazing in the morning.

4: BY TERRY Cellurose Brightening Serum

This is one of my favorite products right now. Besides loving the absolutely intoxicating smell of the rose oil, this serum leaves my skin super hydrated without feeling oily.

5: SIO Beauty SIO Skinpad

This is a miracle worker for side sleepers! I always wake up with a smooth hydrated decollete area. Now I no longer have to worry about forcing myself to sleep on my back! One pad lasts for 30 days and all you need to do is wash it with soap and water when you wake up then leave it out on your counter to dry for the day.