December 28, 2012

How I Spent My... Christmas

Christmas morning at my Mom's with 16 family members.

My niece and nephew's new puppy Gracie {Shih Tzu + Lhasa Apso mix}. 

Christmas morning with my in-laws. 

New Beauty Products: 

Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and a relaxing week! I had a nice time celebrating with both my family and my husband's family. Today I'm 39 weeks and can't believe that 2013 is next week... I'll be back with a Styling Solutions: New Years Eve post! XOXO

December 26, 2012

Sales & Steals: End Of Season Deals

Shopbop End-Of-Season Sale with new markdowns here

Saks sale happening here with up to 70% off.

Neiman Marcus sale with reduced prices here.

Further reductions at Net-A-Porter happening here.

Hope you had a festive day yesterday! Taking a little blogging break today but wanted to give you a heads up on a few of the sales going on. Enjoy! XOXO

December 24, 2012

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

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1. My childhood Christmas stocking made by my Mom. 2. Christmas Eve manicure in China Glaze Ruby Pumps with my girlfriends + a blowout at the new Dry Bar Pasadena location. 3. Homemade M&M chocolate chip cookies + white chocolate sprinkle Oreos for my Christmas dessert contribution. 

To all of you that celebrate: Merry, Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones. I'm looking forward to good food and company tonight and tomorrow but to be honest, I'm already excited for Christmas next year with our little guy! Also, happy last week of 2012... time really does fly by so enjoy every second! XOXO

December 21, 2012

Baby: 38 Weeks

Baby's hospital bag packed to the max.

Burp rags prepped for late night feedings.

Wardrobe changes ready and waiting.

Some dressy attire for the first few months. 

Pajamas ready for night time snuggles.

Some amazing Christmas goodies from a Texas buddy!

38 weeks today and not so patiently waiting for baby boy! I'm thankful to have Christmas and New Years on the horizon to help distract from the countdown... Wishing you a happy holiday season! Any special plans or traditions for next week? XOXO

December 20, 2012


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1. Cleaning while listening to Christmas carols with Design Sponge + Diptyque on display. 2. Baby Gap goodies including this little sherpa hat. 3. Last hair appointment before baby's arrival at Chris McMillan. 4. White minky + elephant Boppy cover from the Etsy shop MoMa Creates.

I've been trying to finish up all my last minute errands before Christmas and baby's arrival {5 days and 15 days away!}... 2013 is coming up so soon! The photos above are from my Instagram account, nsguidetostyle, and for those that asked about the Christmas M&M cookies I made and posted about I used this recipe... so delicious and easy!  XOXO

December 18, 2012

Inspiration: Holiday Gift Wrap

All about the accents: geode gems + textured metallics.

Pretty in pink for any holiday celebration.

Black and white is always glam + especially fun when personalized.

I finished my holiday wrapping a few weeks ago but wish I would have seen these ideas beforehand! Do you usually go the traditional route when packaging your gifts or do you add some nontraditional elements to your wrapping? Find me on Pinterest under nsguidetostyle for more ideas. XOXO

December 17, 2012

Baby: Nursery Tour

Source List
All Furniture, Baskets, Toy Chest + Hamper: Pottery Barn Kids.
Crib Bedding: RH Baby & Child.
Bassinet Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids.
Stuffed Giraffe: RH Baby & Child.
Sheep Skin Rug: Pottery Barn {2 x 3 size}.
Floor Lamp: Pottery Barn Teen.
Elephant Lamp: Pottery Barn Kids.
Painting: Jen Ramos of Cocoa & Hearts.
Wall Picture Frames: Aaron Brothers
Changing Pad + Cover: Babies 'R Us and Carter's.
Baby Products: The Honest Company and Burt's Bee Baby.
Chevron Picture Frame: Anthropologie.
Zebra Glass Jar: Furbish Studio.
Personalized Chevron Pail: Unknown.

I'm excited to share baby boy's completed nursery! We slowly started to order things in August after our big ultrasound and have been working on it ever since {see my nursery inspiration board here}. Can't wait for him to use it in 18 days or less! I tried to list the sources for everything but let me know if I missed something that you're interested in and I'd be happy to help. XOXO

December 16, 2012

Sales & Steals: J.Crew 30% Off

Today only, J.Crew is offering 30% off online and in stores, just in time to finish up your holiday shopping... only 9 days until Christmas! Be sure to use code WISHLIST at checkout to take advantage of the discount. Still scrambling for gift ideas? Check out my Gift Guides below for ideas. XOXO

For The HomemakerFor HimFor Every GirlFor The Little OneThe Luxe List.

update: the sale ends December 17th at 11:59pm!

December 13, 2012

Inspiration: Christmas Treats + Drinks

I've been loving all of the fun holiday ideas popping up on Pinterest {find me under nsguidetostyle} over the past few weeks. Here are a few of the treats I'm hoping to make for friends and family! I'm hoping to post some more Christmas inspiration next week {decor, wrapping, etc}... can you believe it's 12 days away? XOXO

December 12, 2012

Featured On... Kara's Party Ideas

The baby shower my sister {Bloom Designs Online} threw for me was featured on Kara's Party Ideas this week... would love for you to check out the full feature here. Also, still brainstorming baby names and would love any suggestions! XOXO

December 11, 2012

Baby: Diaper Bag + Stroller Essentials

I got a few requests to see inside baby's diaper bag and thought it'd be helpful to give a full checklist of everything I packed for when we are out and on the go. Obviously this list might change once baby is here so I'll be sure to post an update. I plan on primarily using the Goyard bag and will keep the Pronto Changer in my car at all times for emergencies. The Jonathan Adler For Skip Hop Diaper Bag will double as baby's travel bag for clothes to the hospital and on quick weekend trips. Is there anything I missed that you'd suggest I keep in the bags? Would love any suggestions or feedback! I'll post a nursery tour and my hospital bag checklist soon too. XOXO

P.S. If anyone has a Homegoods store near them I found the Jonathan Adler For Skip Hop Diaper Bag for 50% off and they also had the black/red and yellow/grey versions.