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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Style | OOTD The Perfect Spring Maxi Dress

 *I've received product from JustFab and Discount Glasses. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love! 
Hi, friends!

I hope you like this outfit of the day! It feels good to talk about some normal things for a little bit. :)

This coral maxi dress is the ultimate dress for spring!
 It's from JustFab, you can find it right here ---> Long Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress 
I got it in the color Faded Rose Multi. It also comes in the shade Indigo Multi.
& I linked some similar maxi dresses below!

These sandals are also from JustFab. You can shop them here ---> Cleo Flat Sandal 
I got them in the shade Multi. They also come in Leopard and Black.
I have similar pairs linked below!

This is my most favorite purse in the world! I thrifted it last spring from Poshmark!
I've linked similar ones below for you. If you don't have a basket purse yet, you need one!

These are my new sunnies from Discount Glasses! I've been loving clear sunglasses this season.  They're so playful and sweet. You can shop them here ---> Westend Minerva Park 
I got them in the shade Crystal Tan/ Brown. They also come in Matte Black/Grey, Matte Pastel Pink/Grey and Matte Tokyo Tortoise/Grey. You can buy them with or without prescription.
I've linked similar pairs below!
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I hope that you're staying healthy and hopeful. <3

Love,






Christina xx

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Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -
If anything is excellent or praiseworthy -
Think on these things.
Philippians 4:8


Friday, March 27, 2020

Home | Decocrated Spring 2020 Unboxing - See What's In It & How I Styled My Favorite Pieces!

 *I've received product from Decocrated. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love! 
Hi, guys!

I received my Decocrated Spring box and I wanted to show you what was inside.
Decocrated makes quarterly, seasonal home decor boxes that bring a little sunshine inside the home!
These spring items are so bright and cheery, exactly what our place needed for a little spring refresh!

I've been thrilled with the quality and the aesthetic of the pieces that come in these subscription boxes. I also got to winter box and I love those pieces too!

You can check out my Instagram post, if you'd like to see some of the pieces from the winter box.
Decocrated seasonal decor boxes are a steal! 
Each box is only $79.99 
Or you can subscribe annually to receive all 4 boxes for only $287.99

If you'd like to try it for yourself, 
you can use my code:
BGBYCHRISTINA10 
to get $10 off!

You can shop the boxes here!
Are you ready for the unboxing?!

Here are all of the pieces in the spring box:
1) Black Metal Lantern

I think the lantern is my favorite piece! It has such a rustic charm to it and it makes any tabletop look more whimsical and cozy.

ou could keep it simple and pair it with a single candle, or you could add some greenery to it like I did! You could also turn it into a miniature succulent garden!
2) 2 Art Prints

These art prints are so vibrant and they say motivational quotes that are much needed for what's going on in our world right now. One says, "love every little thing you do" 
And the other one is double sided with the quotes 
"home is where my heart is" and " live in color". 

Decocrated's featured artist, Kelly Merkur, designed these.
Kelly believes in being feminine and strong and that those two things are not mutually exclusive. 
She also believes that color is the most important element in her artwork. 

I decided to tape one of the prints onto the wall art piece from Decocrated's winter box to give it some dimension. You could tape these over your desk, frame them, or hang them from some twine!
3) 2 Blue Pillow Cases

I love that these blue pillowcases have a twill texture, because they add dimension and comfort to our cozy corner! I love mixing textures in my decor, because of the element of playfulness it adds.

You could add these to your bed pillows for a bedroom refresh, or you could add them to your favorite corner, or nook. 
4) Gold Tabletop Set 

The gold tabletop set is such a versatile item!
 I like adding gold into my decor, because it adds a little splash of elegance and glamour. 

You could do so many things with this set! I decided to use one of the containers as a candleholder and I plan on using the circle base as a perfume holder for my vanity. 
You could also use this set to organize office tools, or you could use it as a coffee table centerpiece, just add some flowers into one of the containers & voila! 
5) Framed Art Piece

Kelly Merkur also designs this framed artwork. This piece adds a pop of color to any wall! 
Spring is the perfect season to experiment with color in your home.

This piece would look beautiful hung up on a gallery wall, or sitting on a shelf!
6) Magnet Board 

This magnet board is the perfect spring organizational tool! & I love the wooden border on it.

You could use this to organize your office space, or it could become a calendar, or a menu board for your kitchen!

7) Art Magnets

 These colorful magnets are so cute and fun! I personally love the one that says, "love" and the one that says "believe in yourself". :)
Kelly Merkur designed these.

I put them on our fridge, but they look great on the magnet board too! 
8) Burlap Tote 

Okay, so isn't this the cutest tote ever? I just adore the saying on it! I love how big it is too, 'cause I carry around a lot of junk! This will be my new Mary Poppins' bag.

You can use this as your go-to tote, or you could hang it up and put some spring flowers in it.
Which item is your favorite?!

Sending peace and love to you wherever you might be today <3

Love,

Christina xx

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You have filled my heart with greater joy.

Psalm 4:7

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Recreates | Little Red Riding Hood & The Wolf (Inspiration + Costume Idea)

 *All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love! 
 Hi, guys!

Welcome to my take on Little Red Riding Hood. :)

 I've been wanting to recreate Little Red Riding Hood for awhile now and I'm so glad I was able to get one recreate post in this winter. I have a few spring recreates planned, but I'm not sure if I will be able to do them or not. This is an uncertain time and I really don't know when things will start to return to normal. However, if you do have any specific recreates that you would like me to do, please let me know. I will add them to the list for a future time!

I think Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf would make such an adorable couples halloween costume idea. It's really simple to do and I found the coolest wolf mask on Amazon, it's linked below. I'm also obsessed with this red velvet cape. I found it on Poshmark, but I linked the closest one I could find below!

After Halloween last year, I decided to make recreates a theme for the blog. I got such an incredible amount of feedback and support on those posts that I decided to make it a thing! I learned that many of you were wanting me to make more recreates and not just for Halloween costumes.
 I loved the idea and I'm gonna do my best to make it happen for you! I'm planning on it being more of a regular post type in the future.

If you're one of my friends that really enjoy the recreates, I hope you like this one!
Hopefully this can serve as a little break from all of the chaos going on around you.

One of my favorite quotes is
"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
- Lewis Carroll

Imagination is a glorious skill to possess, especially in the hard and trying times. I've been struggling with a lot of anxiety during this time and I know I'm not alone it that. I already miss walking around with Fred and just having fun outside.
It's made me realize all of the wonderful blessings that I often take for granted.

I'm praying for God's healing and mercy to shower and protect us.
 In this time, I pray that all will come to know Jesus as Christ.
 And I pray that the lives of many will be saved by his mercy and love for us. 
"Maybe there is a beast... Maybe it's only us."

- W.G.
{WEARING}






"Good-Day,"
He Said,
"Red Riding Hood, 
What are you doing in the wood?"
She quite forgot what mother said,
And cried:
"My Granny's ill in bed, 
I have not very far to go,
Her cottage is quite close, you know."

-Charles Perrault
"May you always run free beneath the moon's pale light."

- unknown author, found on Pinterest
"But grandmother, 
what big eyes 
you have"
she said
"the better to 
see you with
my dear."

- Charles Perrault
"Off he ran, and Red Riding Hood went on her way,
But often she lingered and played,
And made as she went quite a pretty nosegay
With the wild flowers that grew in the glade."

- Walter Crane 
"She is just a girl with stars in her eyes, 
storms in her heart,
wolves beneath her skin
and a love story soul."

- unknown author, found on tattoohadassahblog
"Wolves and women have much in common. Both share a wild spirit. Women and wolves are instinctual creatures, able to sense the unseen. They are loyal, protective of their pacs and of their pups. They are wild and beautiful. Both have been hunted and captured. Even in captivity, one can see in the eyes of a woman, or a wolf, the longing to run free, and the determination that should the opportunity arise, whoosh, they will be gone..."

- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"When I was a little girl they spoke of a legend,
about a wolf and a hunger,
and why I should never wear red,
but the moon pulled the tide
and I was christened a woman,
and the legend was rewritten
when I became the wolf 
in the end."

- Nicole Lyons
"Your deep dark secret can't be held for much longer, 
Your red silk hood will only keep you hidden for so much time,
That big bad wolf isn't hiding in your closet,
That big bad wolf is hiding in your mind."

- (v.f.)
We all stand together in this.
We're with you.
We're praying for you.
We're sending you much love & our warmest wishes.

Love,

Christina xx

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"For I know the plans I have for you,"declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Style | OOTD Beige Maxi + Cropped Cardigan

 *I've received product from JustFab and Discount Glasses. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. 
I only share what I love! 
Hi, friends!

I hope you're all staying healthy and happy out there! I have a lot of posts coming your way this week and next & I can't wait to share them! :)

I hope you like this ootd that went up first on my Instagram a few days ago. I have all of the items, or the most similar ones that I could find linked below for you.

 This cropped cardigan is from JustFab and it's one of my favorites!. You can find it here, I got it in blush

These glasses are the Westend Sippo Park frames from Discount Glasses in the color Rose Gold
{WEARING}





I hope you're having a happy week!

Love,

Christina xx

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Style | OOTD Gray Poncho + Mauve Maxi - Shop My Look!

*I've received product from Bearpaw. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love!

Hi, guys!

I hope you like this quick OOTD. You can shop what I'm wearing below!
I've had this poncho and this maxi for awhile now, so I couldn't find the exact ones, but I listed some very similar ones below for you. (:

These gray boots are an amazing BEARPAW classic. They're such a great soft shade of gray and they have a cute boho buckle that I love! They're linked below and so is the cream beret!
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Hope you have a very happy Friday!

Love,

Christina xx

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I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
Isaiah 43:1 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Beauty | My 6 Go-To Eco-Friendly Body-Care Items

*I've received products from Noice. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love!
Hey, guys!

It's been awhile since I've shared any eco-friendly items with you guys, so I wanted to fill you in on some of the things I've been loving recently! A lot of these items are from Package Free Shop and I absolutely love and support this brand. They offer so many eco-friendly alternatives to everyday items!

My 6 Go-To Eco-Friendly Body-Care Items:
1) Bamboo Toothbrush | Package Free Shop | $4.49 

I've seen a lot of people trying bamboo toothbrushes and I'd been wanting to try one for myself for awhile. I wanted to share this one from Package Free Shop with you, because it's a pretty good price! 

2) American Cream Pressed Conditioner | Lush Cosmetics | $12.95

I know I'm not alone when I say that I'm a big fan of Lush Cosmetics! They make some of the yummiest, freshest smelling products and they're always super unique. If you want a delicious smelling, eco-friendly conditioner, definitely give the American Cream a try! 

3) Mayan Loofah | Package Free Shop | $3.50

I was a little hesitant to try a Mayan Loofah, because I didn't know if it would feel too scratchy on my skin. However, I've really grown to like the exfoliating feature of the Mayan and I love that it's better for the planet! I also love that it's practically the same price as a bath loofah, so it's really easy to make that switch. 


4) Botanical Refillable Toothpaste | Noice | $24+

I've been trying out Noice's Botanical Refillable Toothpaste for awhile now and I'm so happy with this product. This product is much needed on our market! It's a natural, cruelty-free toothpaste and the bottle is refillable and compostable. YESSS, PLEASEEE

Check out their Kickstarter here  if you'd like to learn more! :)

5) Organic Washcloths | Package Free Shop | $14

I picked these up from Package Free Shop initially, because I was wanting to have a few more wash cloths on hand for washing my face and taking makeup off. I love these as an eco-friendly option!

6) Round Shampoo Bar | Package Free Shop | $14

I love the idea of package free shampoo and conditioner! I'm officially obsessed with the Detoxifying Round Conditioner Bar from Package Free Shop and I'm trying their different round shampoo bars to see which one I like the best! That conditioner bar makes my hair SO soft and it makes my blonde color look really pretty! It has a natural toning effect which is great for golden blondes.

Some Amazon Alternatives
 


Let me know what your favorite eco-friendly body care items are! I'm always looking for new products to try out!

Love,

Christina xx

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I have never seen anyone corrected through anger, but always through love...

- Saint Joseph The Hesychast