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Church OOTD

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I wanted to share with you what I wore to church a few Sunday’s ago. The weather hadn’t turned frigid yet, so I was able to wear this outfit and not freeze. Plus my church likes to keep the thermostat on “volcano” level, so it was perfect.

I wore this LuLaRoe Julia dress that I bought a few years ago. I paired it with brown tights, and the most comfortable pair of brown booties. So simple!

Again, I like to give you inspiration, not necessarily the exact pieces. No one likes a carbon copy of themselves!








I can’t wait to share with you some Christmas posts I have coming up! I have a home tour, long wearing makeup that I’ve been loving, Christmas outfits, birthday recap, so many good things! I can’t wait to share it with you all! Stay tuned!

Easy and Warm Winter Outfit

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Outfit of the day posts are always so hard for me because I'm not a "current shopper." Sure I'll shop, but most of the things I wear are a year or two old, and probably not available online. I wanted to share with you this outfit though, because it is something that you could easily recreate today. I like to give you ideas, not necessarily the exact pieces. Maybe you have something in your closet that will inspire you to recreate this look!

I just paired this brown Aztec type cardigan with a light brown ribbed tank top. I have dark denim jeans on, and brown suede booties from Ross Dress for Less.

Similar Cardigan
Dark denim jeans
Booties

P.S. I'm sorry for the work bathroom mirror picture. It's the only way I can get a decent outfit picture with good lighting. 

A Look Back-Christmas Gifts for the Others

I wanted to share with you a look back into a previous post about gift giving. We all have those people who you should get them something, but don't want to break the bank while doing so. This post was published on December 3, 2013 but I think the ideas are just as cute today! They are simple, inexpensive, and too cute! Enjoy!

Friday Favorites

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Can you believe that tomorrow is December?! Where did November go? I have plans to put my buffalo plaid flannel sheets on tomorrow, but it is supposed to be 60 on Sunday here in Western PA, so I might hold off on that. Haha! Here are a few of my favorites from this week! P.S. I am writing this from my iPad, so the pictures won’t be formatted the way I want the to. Ugh! 
My first favorite is these Praline Pecans from Costco. You guys! These are so good! They are actually cheaper than regular pecans, and they have the topping already on them! My parents and I may or may not have bought two of these. We will use them in baking too. We’ll just cut back on some of the sugar since these are already topped. 
My next favorite is watching TV by the Christmas trees. I watched Rudolph by the Christmas tree we have downstairs. Then, I went upstairs and watched the Duke game by the tree upstairs. So relaxing. It just happened to be my dad’s birthday when both of those were on, so he had a good nig…

Thanksgiving Recap Part 2

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I shared my Wedesday before Thanksgiving over on InstaStories, but in case you missed it I thought I would share it here as well!

 My mom and I had a nail appointment, so we finished that, and grabbed lunch at our favorite hot dog shop. Even though we were going to consume 4,000 calories the following day, they still tasted delicious. That evening, my poor Dukies were handed their first loss. The final score was much closer than this photo, but I for one, did not expect to go undefeated this season, and truthfully I didn't expect to win this game. Gonzaga is scary good, y'all.















This Thanksgiving break should be named the ice cream break. We recently got a new ice cream maker and I have been having fun trying out some new recipes. I've made vanilla, butter pecan, and chocolate almond so far. For Christmas Eve, I think I am going to make peppermint ice cream. I've made it before and it is to die for!

 As usual, we didn't have any food for Thanksgiving. Haha!  There we…

Thanksgiving Recap

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I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving, and have ushered in the holiday season in grand fashion. It seems so strange that Thanksgiving has passed and we are on our way to Christmas. This season is definitely my all time favorite. I love the magic that this season brings. Did anyone score any good deals for Black Friday? I'm more of a cyber Monday kind of gal, so I am probably doing that as you read this right now!

I will probably split this into two posts, because while I was busy during the break, I also just relaxed a lot too. Here is how I spent part of my Thanksgiving break. Here was my Tuesday before Thanksgiving!

My parents and I have a tradition of going to Kraynaks. I've spoken about this store before, but during Christmas and Easter they have a section of their store decorated with trees, and other seasonal items, and you can walk through and look at them. They also have Santa and the Easter bunny there and you can get your picture with them as well. My parents and …

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

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I hope you are finishing preparing for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Follow along on my Instagram today, and I will take you along on a little adventure I have planned. I'm @mandiiduke
I'll be posting to stories, and photos! Hope you enjoy!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and try not to eat too much!