Breezy Days

Boo-tterscotch & Ghoulish Ghosts

September 22, 2016
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Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year! The crisp fall air outside, fun decorations, and the excitement people get with all the holidays just around the bend is infectious. My home is always an open spot for last-minute hang outs, which is why I aim to make my main living areas as festive and comfortable as possible. 

Lots of big comfy pillows, cozy throws, and festive items to look at make for a more inviting home. The final touch I add is holiday themed candy bowls, because guests love to grab something to munch on while they are cozied up on the couch watching scary movies on in the backyard by the bonfire!

I picked up my M&M'S Boo-terscotch White Chocolate, DOVE Milk Chocolate Ghosts, and Starburst Halloween Mix with this Cartwheel coupon from Target. I got a little lost in the Halloween section ;) Here's some steps on how to create a cozy Halloween home! 

Lots of big fluffy pillows and throw blankets
I switch out my pillow and throw blankets for each season, but make sure they are all cozy enough to cuddle up with and watch a movie. 

Place candy bowl by the front door with M&M'S Boo-terscotch White Chocolate
This delicious treat is exclusive to Target! I placed this near the front door so that it is easy for my guests to grab a small handful and walk through the house and check out the decor. 

Place another candy bowl farther into the living space with various candy
I picked up another exclusive treat from Target, the DOVE Milk Chocolate Ghosts, with the Cartwheel coupon they were 10% off! I also included the Starburst Halloween Mix in the same candy bowl to give a fruity variety. I spread out my candy bowls throughout the living room so wherever they end up chilling for a conversation they can snag a treat. 

Fresh flowers in fall colors
I feel like fresh flowers in festive shades should be on my grocery list every week, it makes me so happy to see bouquets throughout my home!

Think of eye-line from the front door 
Lastly, when decorating I think about what my guests see from the front door. It's the first impression, and I want to make sure it makes an impact! Since there is a look-through from the dining room into the kitchen, I decorated the shelf and on top of the fridge! 

What treats will you snag from the Target Halloween Shop for your home? 

Glittery Snail Mail

September 21, 2016
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For the past 7 years my best friend Sam and I have sent each other Valentines gifts. It started after I moved away to Utah for school and we were both single (with no Valentine Day dates haha). We wanted to celebrate our friendship by sending a fun gift! Even though over the years we've both gotten engaged and then married; we still send each other Valentines gifts along with other snail mail to let one another know we're thinking of each other. 

Sam recently had surgery and I wanted to send a package with some comfort chocolate, cute post-it notes, and a glittery PAPYRUS Taylor Swift-inspired card! We both love Taylor Swift and everything girly. This new line of 44 cards at Target features adorable embellishments such as brightly colored glitter, embossing, gems, and fun flowers made of tulle! 

I picked up a friendship card to mail to Sam, then a birthday card and thank you card to save for later. It's always smart to have cards on hand! I love how each card was so thoughtfully designed, and that PAPYRUS had so many fun cards to choose from for various occasions. I took time to pick out my favorite cards, so that my recipients feel special when picking up their stash from the mailbox :) 

Pick a special and unique PAPYRUS card
I loved this glittery and feminine card! Totally screams "Sam" :) 

Write a thoughtful note 
Even though my handwriting is awful, it's the thought that counts right?!

Fill your package with all sorts of goodies!
Chocolate can ease all pain ;) Also you can never have enough cute stationary from Target!

Which PAPYRUS cards would you choose for your close friends and family? You know everyone enjoys snail mail, snag one for your collection! 

Criss Cross Applesauce

September 17, 2016

It's officially fall, can you believe it?? No matter what season it is, I still gravitate towards comfy grey dresses ;) I got this dress from PinkBlush, which has a criss-cross detail on the back AND has pockets. Could you ask for anything more out of a dress?

It's so easy to throw on a scarf and some boots with a low-key dress for the cooler months. I'm loving the loose and cozy fit on this dress, since it's something that I can transition throughout the next few years. While I'm not looking to have kids soon, this would definitely serve as a great maternity dress as well! 

What are your favorite fall looks? What's your go-to piece? :) 

Grey Cross-Back Dress c/o PinkBlush
Scarf: gift from my brother he got from Spain (similar, similar)
Hoop earrings: Anthropologie
Bracelet: RocksBox (use code BREEZYDAYSXOXO for free first month!)
Lash Extensions & Microblading: Layers n' Lashes