Recent Posts by Amanda Rogers

December 11, 2016

12 Gifts For Your Most Stressed Out Friends

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This year especially, we can all use a little more comfort and joy as we wrap up a tumultuous 2016. As a hardcore Type-A stress puppy, I feel pretty confident that any of these gifts can bring some moments of zen to your most frazzled friends.

I found the most gorgeously soft blanket, cozy microwaveable(!) slippers, a beefcake “activity book” and more to bring on the good kind of winter chill.

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December 7, 2016

Preschool Picks: 10 Bright Gifts for Your Little One

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Preschoolers are such a cool age – big enough to graduate from baby toys, not quite ready for the tiny pieces of big kid toys – but bursting with creativity, exploring pretend play and interested in figuring out how everything works. So creating a gift guide for them was incredibly fun! These toys are pure joy – think brightly colored, open-ended and safe for hours of boredom-busting this winter and beyond.

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December 4, 2016

Festive, Cozy Flannel Sheets for Kids + Adults

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The nights are dipping below freezing here so it’s finally starting to feel like flannel sheet season! Usually I wouldn’t advocate something that makes it that much harder to leave a warm bed in the morning, but jumping into this cozy nest at the end of the day is bliss.  A fun reindeer print also doesn’t hurt (these are hilarious). The kids don’t have flannel sheets yet and I’m looking forward to surprising them soon – their regular sheets just feel so freezing at bedtime (our old house is drafty, brr)! It’s also a sweet idea to have flannel sheets on guest beds during holiday stays. So welcoming and festive.

The good news is there are still really good options after the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, and most of these are still on sale! Check out my top picks for cool, cozy flannel sheets for kids and grown-ups.

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December 1, 2016

Fun Modern Holiday Sweaters for Kids

Have you guys seen this year’s range of cool, offbeat holiday sweaters out right now for kids? (Apparently some of you have, since the boutique I set up a few weeks ago got decimated during Black Friday/Cyber Monday!) In case you’re still looking for a holiday outfit that looks nice, lets kids express some personality and is comfortable, I found some that check all those boxes, and at reasonable prices, too! Think cheeky spins on traditional patterns (from astronauts to ice cream cones), unique color combinations and versatility to wear beyond the holidays.

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November 25, 2016

Sole Society – 30% off all Bags + Shoes

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Bootie call!! This is the one I’ve been waiting for (Why? Because shoes & bags always fit, no matter how much turkey you ate. Or that hot fudge sundae to cap off Thanksgiving. Bad choices, I make them.) Sole Society’s got 30% off all shoes & bags going on right now – I love so many of their booties and backpacks, festive sparkly shoes and bags that my hubs is just going to have to take my word for it when they all get delivered: “It’s for work”. I rounded up a handful of our drool-worthy faves, check them out!

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November 23, 2016

J. Crew Black Friday Sale : 40% Off

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Even the sale section is included in J.Crew’s 40% off Black Friday sale! (Sale section discount is 50% on some pieces). Yes, they’ve got the elevated basics (that I love to stock up on) covered but this year there are so. many. bold. surprises. I’m in love with their luxe bright wool coats, amazing shoes & statement jewelry.

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November 22, 2016

West Elm’s Holiday Sale: Up to 30% off everything

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Really good deals on west elm’s modern holiday decorations (30% off) and flatware, trays & glasses (25% off) for holiday entertaining happening now! I combed through the sale sections and picked my absolute faves from cozy throws, sleek barware, gorgeous ornaments and festive decor to get your home ready for holiday hosting.

Plus, there’s up to 30% off everything on the site with code SAVENOW – think gorgeous, timeless mid-century modern furniture, cool throw pillows and accessories, sofa, lighting and more! Need more chairs to accomodate holiday guests? We’ve got you covered.

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November 20, 2016

Amanda’s Go-To Holiday Outfit

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It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s definitely the busiest! It seems every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas is booked solid – we’ve got gingerbread house decorating, casual get-togethers at friends’ houses, school holiday concerts and a bunch more that I’m forgetting. With all that to keep straight, I don’t have time to think of a new holiday outfit for every event, so I’m going to do what I do every year – pick one versatile go-to outfit that can cover all the bases.

This year, it’s a mod mini swing dress, warm tights or leggings (depending on how dressy/grown-up the event), booties and a cute, cozy jacket. It’s virtually foolproof and is a great option for postpartum mamas or those with “gentle” bellies (saw that in a reader comment & loved!). I started early this year and wore it to a friend’s outdoor October wedding – the faux fur jacket was a big hit among my friends who were freezing in their sleeveless dresses! It’s the ultimate holiday outfit formula for minimal effort and maximum comfort, just my style.

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