BG by Christina: November 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Ohio Ho-Ho Holiday Gift Guide!

Hi friends!

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday. My heart feels so full. I'm beyond blessed to have the love in my life that I do. I had such a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. I felt well! (Praise God!) I got to spend the day with my wonderful family wonderful husband. It was our first married Thanksgiving!  At the beginning half of our day, we got to spend time with grandma and eat a special brunch with her! We then went back to my parents house and got to take a tiny nap, which I haven't done in so long and it felt amazing! My parents always make us feel so at home too. They had a sweet little Thanksgiving gift for us and some favorite treats. Then, we went to my aunt's house and I got to spend time with relatives that I've missed so much!! Her cooking is perfection and I'm so thankful for all of the yummy food that she made for us. I'm so thankful for the time I had with everyone. However, I miss my sister who is out west terribly!!! You were here with us in spirit, but Black Friday shopping will not be nearly as fun without you. The Thanksgiving festivities aren't over for us yet! Later this weekend we are heading north to celebrate with Fred's fam and we're super excited about that visit too! Be safe if you're traveling this weekend!

Now for my Black Friday shoppers...
I recently went to the Ohio Creative Collective  Ho-Ho Holiday Gift Guide Event for local artists and bloggers. I had such an amazing time and I was inspired by all of the beautiful things being made in our state. It really got me in the Christmas spirit and there are so many gifts that I want to buy for my loved ones (and myself, can't deny it). I wanted to share with you some of the items that I got at the event and give you a sneak peak of the gift giving guide that I received. Hopefully, this will give you a ton of ideas for anyone on your list and put some Christmas cheer in your soul! Shopping local is a great way to support your community and celebrate the home that you love. <3

Here are some of the goodies I got:
Natterdoodle | $4.50

Natterdoodle | $15
Daisy Mae Designs | $18
TuBows | $3.50
Ohio State Outline Sticker
| $4
Kuddle Bumz | $4.99
Paisley Proposal | $15
Paisley Proposal | $15
The Direction | $16
A peak at the guide...
Gifts for the HOME:
There's nothing like some cozy accents to make your home feel even homier!
Gifts for GUYS:
You can't go wrong with some state pride!
Gifts for PET PARENTS:
Gotta get pawfect items that spoil their fur babies or show off their pet pride!
Gifts for the BRIDE-TO-BE:
Think apparel + items that express the excitement of the title!
Gifts for KIDS:
Dress them in all the adorableness or give them a gift to create!
Accessorize them!
Encourage their passions and travels!
Give them a little holiday cheer! ;)
Gifts for the HOST/HOSTESS:
Spice up their entertaining space!
All of the vendors that I got the chance to meet, were so sweet and so passionate about their product. You really can't go wrong shopping local this holiday season! I hope you'll check out some of their products or go to some of the stores listed in the photo above if you're in the area!

Happy Holiday Shopping!


Christina xx

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Style | Autumn Lilies

Hey friends!

How gorgeous is this floral dress?! I love a dark floral print for the fall/winter season! Flowers all year is my motto. It was love at first sight with this dress for me. I'm so thankful that STYLEWE wanted to collaborate because their clothes are soo cute. & With Black Friday approaching, this dress is on sale now on their website! So you can snag it for yourself! 

I hope you all have a lovely holiday tomorrow! We will be traveling tonight to visit my family for a couple of days and then we are headed North to visit Fred's family for a couple of days. So we will be on the road all weekend! What are your plans?!


P.S- This pendant necklace came in my Rocksbox subscription box and I'm in love! Sign up today with my code: bgbychristinaxoxo for a free month of designer jewelry! 


Christina xx

Linear Pendant Necklace- Rocksbox 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Style | Black Bird

Hey guys!

What are the most thankful for this season? Let me know,  I'd love to celebrate with you. I hope you're all having an amazing start to the holiday week. I had such a difficult time with this post, I'm ready to post this and move on to my other posts for the week! For some reason, the lighting and clarity was giving me trouble while I was shooting and while I was editing! Ugh, hate that! But I hope you guys like the look! I bought this dress because it has an amazing bird print on it!! I bought the choker with the dress in mind, but it's easily become one of my favorite chokers. I love the flower accent so much! <3

I'm hoping to have a relaxing night tonight, complete with yoga, meditation and a bubble bath.. But first,  I'm going to hopefully edit another style post so I can get that up for you guys this week!

What are your Thanksgiving plans?


Christina xx


^^^ Literally my entire outfit is from Forever ha ha 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lifestyle | Apple Picking Adventure!

Hey guys!

I know this post is LONGG overdue. I'm sorry it's getting posted so late! We've had a lot going on the past two weeks an it's been really hard for me to blog. I would like to ask for continued prayers for my health and clarity and peace in decision making. The warm wishes and support have meant so much to the both us! We really appreciate it :D

I do have some exciting posts coming up so I'm really hoping to feel well and have the energy to get everything together! 

We've been trying to enjoy these last few weeks of fall before winter hits. Outfit posts always become more challenging with snow and freezing temperatures, brrr! But I LOVE Christmas so much. I've been in the spirit for awhile now. I was listening to Christmas music before Halloween so I'm beyond ready to start my shopping, baking and gift wrapping! It just puts me in a good mood to see festive decorations on houses and in stores and watch holiday movies! I love it all.

Let me know what you're the most excited about for this holiday season! & I hope you enjoy this post! These are a few pics from our apple picking/pumpkin picking date that we went on a few weeks ago. This place had amazing hot dogs and apple cider. It was seriously delicious. It was definitely a treat day for me. Apple cider has always been one of my favorite fall specialties. As a kid, my family would go to an apple orchard every year and we would all get these apple cider slushies that were the bomb. I'm craving one right now just thinking about it. 

 Have an awesome, awesome weekend guys!

Christina xx