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I love being different and finding unique pieces of clothing and I’ve recently discovered and branched out to this awesome company that has unique items for the home, UncommonGoods. I love how each item is carefully categorized and has a story about the artist. I know when I’m trying to find the perfect gift for my friends and family, I search forever for that just right gift for people that mean a lot to me. I don’t just want to get something that everybody else has, so UncommonGoods is the perfect destination for something different and it is a huge timesaver. Many of the items can be personalized which add that extra special touch. Is it bad that I also want to buy myself all the gifts?!

Their website is easy to navigate and you can search by price or category. UncommonGoods’ mission is making sustainability a part of every decision they make. Not only are they a green company to the environment, but to their workplace and to the world. They are environmentally friendly and socially responsible which started a branch of their company called B Corporation. B Corporation helps customers understand the impact of their purchases which are handmade, recycled and organic. I feel like this is a dream company, to be honest, and can they be any more green?! Actually, yes! They also are conscious about their paper catalogs and are part of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) which reduces the amount of paper printed and moving towards everything being online. They’ve also started another program, Better To Give, which donates $1 from each purchase at checkout to your preference of a non-profit organization. Oh yeah, they also donate to the IRC (International Rescue Committee) who’s mission is to aid refugees and families affected by conflict across the globe and this month they are doubling their donations. WOW. So let’s get shopping 🙂

These are my top nine items that I’m obsessed with! I feel like every time I go on the website I find more and more cute things. I wonder what I will find next.

1. Nesting Lotus Bowls // 2. Reclaimed Wood Serving Board // 3. Poetry Match Striker // 4. Personalized Mixtape Doormat // 5. Spinning Spirits Set // 6. Personalized Couple Art // 7. Personalized Anniversary Pushpin USA Map // 8. Intersection of Love Photo Print // 9. Personalized Heart Anniversary Plate

*Thank you UncommonGoods for collaborating with me on this post. As usual, all opinions are my own.

Windy City Bloggers Holiday Favorites + Giveaway

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Windy City Bloggers Holiday Favorites

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One of my favorite parts of the holidays, aside from spending time with loved ones, is giving thoughtful gifts, yet staying on a budget. I’ve teamed up with some Windy City Bloggers and we are giving away our favorite gifts under $30 in three different gift baskets. All you have to do is follow the bloggers on Instagram, enter the Rafflecopter below and live in the US.

I chose this beautiful gold snake chain bracelet from Marc by Marc Jacobs, which also happens to be my favorite brand. It’s the perfect bracelet to add to your arm soiree while attending holiday soirees.


Gift Basket #1: For the Glam Girl [retail $350+]

BKR water bottle Bite Beauty cashmere lip cream from Adrian James

Sole Society scarf from Loop Looks

Target glitter clutch from The F Bombs

Marc by Marc Jacobs bracelet from Hallways Are My Runways

Lauren Moshi tote [via Comfort Me Boutique] from Gold Coast Girl

Pomegranate hand lotion [via Comfort Me Boutique] from An Eventful Life 

Benefit “They’re Real” mascara from Try It On Me

Ban.do headwrap [via Smitten Boutique] from Sportsanista

Betsey Johnson scarf set from Feline Creatures 

Drop earrings [via Benevolent Jewels] from Grace in Style

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure to visit all the other bloggers and check out what they’re giving away as well. Good luck & happy holidays!

Gift Basket #2: For the Social Butterfly [retail $250]

Fancy Nancista // Fancykins // Style by Joules // Rachelle Smiles // Erica Finds // Belle Meets World // Debbie Donato // 101 Things I Love // JLa-Di-Da // B Chic B Glamorous

Gift Basket #3: For the Holiday Hostess [retail $250+]

Tomatoes for Cucumbers // 30s and Chic // Wear and Why // The Kittchen // The Trendy Sparrow // The Around The Way // A Squared // Cucina Kristina // Little Black Blog

Photos by: Elizabeth & Nancy

TOMS + Target

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tomsTOMS and Target have partnered up this holiday season for a great collection. For every purchase, TOMS is donating shoes, blankets and meals to those in need. It is a win-win for all because we all get to stay warm this winter and have full bellies. They make perfect stocking stuffers or great host gifts.

I, especially, love the blanket throw and mugs because they just make me want to snuggle up next to my fireplace furnace with some hot chocolate with marshmallows and indulging in a great book.

For the full collection click here.