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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Style | His & Hers Holiday Cozy Style Guide + BEARPAW Slippers GIVEAWAY

*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 had a wonderful and amazing Thanksgiving with your loved ones!
I'm SO very thankful for my friends and family and the time I got to spend with them this week. I'm thankful for a loving husband who is supportive in everything that I do and for our sweet little orange boy who we love so much. We praise God that he sent little Dreamy to our doorstep so we could be his parents!

& I have such a loving family and amazing in-laws! So much healing has been done and so many prayers have been answered this year. We have so much to be thankful for.

If you went Black Friday shopping, I hope you got some great gifts and great deals!
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***GIVEAWAY***
To kick off the holiday season, I've teamed up with BEARPAW to do a his and her's cozy style guide and a slippers giveaway!

I'm giving away 2 pairs of BEARPAW slippers on my Instagram!

To enter, just go to my post here and follow the steps! One winner will win 2 BEARPAW slippers of their choice... one for you & one for your other half (or bestie)!




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When it comes to cozy winter style, it's all about the PJ's! This year, we didn't do matching Christmas pajamas. Instead, we chose to show the cozy, tried and true pieces that we love! These are some of our go-to EXTRA comfy, hanging around the house pieces. 

We both love chillin' in henleys, soft sweats, fluffy slippers, and beanies The pieces I linked above are absolute winter essentials for us. I chose these for a cozy style guide over  holiday themed pajamas, because you will without a doubt wear these time and time again!  

I think all of these would make incredible gift ideas for guys & girls! They are 100% approved by  Fred and I. I'm always excited to receive cozy loungewear pieces for Christmas, because I can be such a homebody! We both just love to get all cozy at home and slippers are one of Fred's most favorite things to receive as a gift!

 He's wearing the BEARPAW Levi style in the color Chocolate
&
I'm wearing the BEARPAW Effie style in the color Hickory.

If you want the softest, cloud-like fluff of a slipper, get the BEARPAW Effie! I seriously live in these!  I'm on my second pair. If you're looking to get slippers as a gift for someone, opt for a neutral color! In my opinion, you can't go wrong with creams, tans, grays and browns for guys and girls. 

You can use my BEARPAW code:
CHRISTINA20
to get 20% off your entire purchase!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win 2 pairs of slippers for free! (:
Shop the home items:





Have you entered the giveaway yet?! Head over to my Instagram to enter! 

Love,

Christina xx

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"Live then with your heart raised up in God, and do not allow yourself to be crushed by sadness."
- St. Paul of the Cross 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Natural | Simply Earth December Box - Peppermint & Candy Cane & Pine, Oh My!

*I've received product from Simply Earth. 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!

The December Simply Earth box IS HERE!!!
& The theme is gift-giving! Very fitting for this holiday season.

This month's box contains:
- 4 Full Size Essential Oils: Peppermint, Candy Cane, Mandarin, & Pine Scotch
- 2 Lip Balm Containers
- A Tin
- A Spray Bottle
- Gift Tags
- 6 Natural Recipes: Citrus Christmas Room Spray, Christmas Candy Diffuser Blend, Cold Buster Roll On, Mandarin and Coffee Sugar Scrub, Candy Cane Lip Balm, Peppermint and Pine Salve 

You can use my code:
BLOOMGOLDFREE
to receive a $40 gift-card with your initial recipe box purchase 
(to use on your future purchases!)
& a BONUS box!

You can shop the Recipe Boxes here!

I can't wait to try the candy cane lip balm! How adorable would the candy cane lip balm and the peppermint and pine salve be as Christmas gifts?!

If the December box sells out, you can still get the Starter Box! The Starter Box will have it's own recipe cards and it will also come with a free Bonus Box!
That way you won't have to wait too long to get your box. :)


A very happy Thanksgiving eve to you!
Which oil in this box would be your favorite?!
I love Candy Cane!

Love,

Christina xx

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"Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts. all that is needed is the will to love."

- St. Teresa of Avila 

Style | OOTD My $3 Dress Find- Faux Suede + Bell Sleeves

*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 can't believe it's Thanksgiving week! Oh my goodness, this month has been a blur!
Please let me know what you have planned for Thanksgiving this year (if you celebrate!)

This is a super quick post, because I still have to finish making fudge and truffles for my family's Thanksgiving dinner. Fred and Dream are already asleep lol  I guess it is super late!

I hope you like this little ootd! Thank you so much for all of the love that you gave it on Instagram! I appreciate it so so much. Below are the closest pieces I could find to each piece of this outfit. This was one of the outfits I wore during fashion week. I found this dress for $3 at a sidewalk sale and I've worn it for years! I love finding such a good steal!
 I had fun wearing this outfit, because it's a little different than what I usually wear!

{WEARING}











How's your week going?! Do you have any fun Thanksgiving plans?!

Love,

Christina xx

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The weary world rejoices!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Style | OOTD Chunky Knit + Yellow Polka Dots + Quick Life Catch Up!

*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're having a great week! I thought for sure I would get this OOTD up on the blog earlier this week for you, but it has been a bit hectic and unusual.

Quick Life Update
On Saturday, Fred and I attended a home OSU game and we had such a fun time! We got to sit in box seats, because Fred won a design contest at work and box seat tickets were the prize! It was such a great experience for us. I loved getting to know some of his coworkers (and their partners) better!
It was calm and toasty inside the box.. definitely the way to watch a football game! It felt so fancy having people wait on us! Fred and I both went to OSU in college, so we're used to going to the games and freezing our butts off sitting on the bleachers! We are so thankful for that very generous gift and I'm so proud of Fred! Not just for winning, but because he works his tush off. You might not know this about Fred, but he is THE hardest worker I've ever met. His work ethic is seriously impeccable and it's not just me being biased. People say this about him ALL the time!
He puts his all in everything that he does. I'm so proud of his team for winning the contest. Their design was amazing and all of their hard work paid off! I'm gonna brag on Fred for a second, because he would NEVER tell you guys this stuff haha. He wins a lot of contests, because he is very creative and he works so so hard!

Then on Sunday, we had to be at the airport at 5 am, because Fred was flying to Japan for work.
Since Fred has been there for the past couple of days, I've been back and forth between my parents place and our place. I had to get a heart monitor put on on Tuesday at my cardiologist's office. I only had to wear it for 24 hours though and I've already taken it off now. It wasn't as bad compared to last fall when I had to wear one for 30 days! I had to wear one this time, because I'm still having some symptoms that my doctor is wanting to get checked out. I will keep you guys updated on that when I find out any results. So far from the other tests there, my cardiologist thinks I have low blood pressure. I've been trying to wear compression stockings as often as I can for about a year now. I fell off of wearing them over the summer and in the heat, because it was just too hot to go out in them. I saw a couple of really cute floral print ones on Victorian Trading Co. (which is like my favorite website ever) and I might pick up one or two pairs for the winter season. #spoonielife

It's been so nice getting to spend this time with my parents. We've been able to spend a lot of quality time together and they've been so kind in helping me with my photos and my blog errands!
I hope you've been having a great week! <3
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Every Fall, BEARPAW just nails it with their boot collection! Every year, I get the most excited for their new autumn/winter boots and slippers! These brown boots are my favorite from their new Fall collection! These are the Anthracite style in the color Earth Brown. This style is trending right now! The way they hit below the knee, but still cover up a lot of the calf is currently trending and was seen in many of the fall 2019 runway shows!
You can shop them here
&
you can use the code:
CHRISTINA20 
for 20% off your order at BEARPAW
that would get you $22 off of these boots! 

I got this pearl headband from Amazon and I LOVE it so much! You can shop it here or down below! I get a lot of compliments when I wear it too. The other day, a sweet girl who worked at Lush complimented me. She said it looked very angelic. I guess it could kind of resemble a halo! I'll take that compliment for sure! Side note: This girl was SO sweet! We talked for a long time and I thought about telling her I had a blog so that we could stay in contact, but I decided not to. 
I never want anyone to feel like I'm only trying to sell them something, or that I'm bragging! But it probably wouldn't have been received that way anyway and I'm bummed I didn't do it.. maybe next time! Or if Fred was with me, he would have! He always gives out my business cards. 

I got the sweater from Francesca's during their summer sale and I got the skirt a few years ago from Zaful. I found the most similar ones I could find and linked them below for you! (:
{WEARING}

Are you soaking up all of the fall things, or are you in the Christmas spirit already?! 
I LOVE fall! I'm not ready for the fall weather to leave, but I am ready for all things Christmas related! 

Love,

Christina xx

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May your days be merry & bright! :)

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Style | OOTD My Pink Tiered Amazon Find!

*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.
Happy Sunday!

I hope you LOVE this outfit of the day as much as I do! I find myself wanting to wear this little pink dress every single day of my life, because it's absolutely perfect! It's the most lovely shade of pink and it has the prettiest, flirtiest little design. I feel like a princess when I twirl around in this. This is one of my NYFW outfits! I wore this to the Hogan McLaughlin show.

What's even better is that this dress is an Amazon find! It's only $29.99 on Amazon, but it looks like it would be so much more expensive! The fabric feels very quality as well! I have it linked below if you're interested! It also comes in other pretty colors other than pink.
You can shop it here!

I have a few similar dresses linked bellow too just in case you're just as obsessed with this look as I am and you need multiple pink tiered dresses! ;)
 I also have the most similar accessories linked below for you to recreate this look!

{WEARING}







I hope you had a great weekend, my beautiful friends! :)

Love,

Christina xx

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Keep close watch over me as the apple of your eye, shelter me in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 17:8

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lifestyle | Alice In Wonderland DIY Costume, Down The Rabbit Hole!

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Happy Wednesday!
& Happy Halloween Week!

I love creating these character posts for you! I love them so much and I've gotten such a great response from all of you, that I'm going to keep them going even after Halloween!
 Let me know if you're excited about that!

Isn't Alice in Wonderland just like the original, quintessential definition of whimsical?!
 I hope you love Alice as much as i do!

Recreating The Look:
 I'm so glad that I was able to recreate her little outfit without buying too much! Whenever I see a baby blue dress and cream tights, I instantly think of Alice! I already had this dress in my wardrobe. I've had it for years and I believe it's from Zaful. Of course, I have some very similar ones linked below for you!

I bought this pinafore apron on Amazon for my Anne of Green Gables costume. I had this Alice costume in mind when I bought it. I knew I would be able to create multiple looks from it woot woot!

I already had the black ribbon for the headband. I just tied a black ribbon around my head into a bow. You could use a black headband, or you could also just use some ribbon!

These cream textured tights are from Ebay, but I think I found an identical pair on Amazon that I linked below. I love these tights for my regular wardrobe as well!

These black flats are a one of my recent purchases from Amazon. I don't wear a lot of black, but I thought a pair of black flats might be nice to have in my wardrobe. However, these feel incredibly small on, so I will unfortunately be selling them on my Poshmark closet. Be sure to follow me on Poshmark @dawes29 because I just did a HUGE closet clean out and I will be putting a lot of new items up for sale soon!

This lip color is my favorite true, classic red and it also stays on super well! It's Stila in the color Beso.

Wonderland themed props are just the most fun kind of props in the world. I had so much fun rounding these up!

Fred was so kind and made the little "drink me" sign for the bottle. I've had the little bottle since my bridal shower. I linked a "drink me bottle" from Amazon below.

 I thrifted the little squares of pink roses from a thrift store for only $3! What a steal! I have them as a decoration in my office. I linked some similar artificial roses below.

The tea cup is from Anthropologie from a few years ago. I linked another lovely little tea cup below!

The beautiful gold pocket watch was my Great Grandfather's that was passed down to my dad. Then my dad gave it to me for Christmas one year. This is one of my most special jewelry pieces.
I cherish this! I found a cute, cheap one on Amazon here if you're looking for one for costume!
It's only $12.99.

I found this incredible giant flower at A. C. Moore. I found it on sale for $5, how incredible is that? I see them at Hobby Lobby all of the time too, but they can be a bit expensive there. I couldn't find it on their website to link. They might only have them in store.

I got the greenery twinkle light garland from Target a few years ago. I linked a lovely one with more blooms on it below.

Dreamy's bunny hat is from Amazon! You can find it here! And as you can tell, he was just so thrilled with his costume haha. I will also be selling this on Poshmark, because he won't ever wear it again. I was delusional and bought it thinking he wouldn't mind it that much. I bought him a fall sweater last year and he absolutely hated that. We bought him a harness so he could come outside with us and he hates that too. I thought these were because he doesn't like things being around his belly. I thought he wouldn't really mind the bunny hat. LOL. I was wrong. He scratched Fred so badly after we took these shots, because he was absolutely terrified! I felt so bad when I reviewed the photos and saw how scared he was! I didn't think he would think it was that bad.
{WEARING}








"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
- Cheshire Cat, Lewis Carroll
"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
- Lewis Carroll
"Do you suppose she's a wildflower?"
- Lewis Carroll
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
- Lewis Carroll
Alice: How long is forever?
The White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.
- Lewis Carroll
Have I gone mad?

I'm afraid so. 
You're entirely bonkers.
But I'll tell you a secret..
All the best people are.

- Lewis Carroll
"Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!"
- The White Rabbit, Lewis Carroll
"People who don't think, shouldn't talk."
- Lewis Carroll
Alice: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"

The Cheshire Cat: "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
-Lewis Carroll
Happy Halloween week to you! :)

I love Halloween for the creativity and for celebrating the characters that have inspired us!
Let me know what you're dressing up as this year, if you celebrate! Also, let me know if you have any fun Halloween plans! 

Love,

Christina xx

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We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans 8:37