Le Gourmet Nutella Mocha Cafe

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So at the moment I’m having a bit of a “staycation” at home – I had a few extra vacation days from work but didn’t want to spend the time or money traveling anywhere so I opted for a few days at home to catch up on life, deep clean the house (the holidays bring SO much glitter!) and of course, indulge in chocolate! I was playing around in the kitchen earlier today when I had a craving for both coffee and chocolate and decided to create what is literally the most amazing cup of hot chocolate mixed with coffee that I’ve ever had! Recipe for my Nutella mocha below, enjoy!

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Her Hair is Full of Secrets (Winter Hair Hack)

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I hated my hair when I was younger – it was too thick, to frizzy and got absolutely everywhere. Not much has changed 15 years later but now I get compliments on how thick and gorgeous my hair is! Just goes to show, it takes a little while to grow into all of your features, even if you think they’re not the best. But even I fall prey to the horrid dry air of winter – I’ve struggled for years to find a solid routine that keeps my hair soft and shiny from October to March and you’re not going to believe the winter hair hack I’ve finally found to work!

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Holiday Hack: How to Wrap Odd Shaped Gifts

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It happens every. Single. Year. I buy that one gift that turns out to be an absolute bear to wrap! And if you’re like me and saved your present wrapping until the very last minute, this technique for wrapping that one odd-shaped gifts is an absolute lifesaver. The only extra material required is a bit of ribbon to finish off the ends with! So here’s my number one holiday hack, how to wrap those non-rectangular gifts:

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These Body Butters Smell Good Enough to Eat!

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Less than a week to go until Christmas! I just completed my holiday shopping list and all of my gift wrapping so I’m all set to chill out and relax for the big day! Sidebar – Target has outdone themselves again this season with the holiday wrapping supplies in the Dollar Spot! Speaking of presents, Santa dropped off a lovely little gift package a few weeks ago – 10 delicious little jars of the best body butters and scrubs I’ve used in a long time! Seriously, these body butters smell so good, they’re good enough to eat!

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OOTD: Baby It’s Cold Outside

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Our tree and all the lights are finally up. Can we just have a moment of silence for everyone in the holiday struggle to get ALL the decor up right now? I know, it’s the most stressful time of the year…but also the most exciting! I feel like I always talk about the weather when I blog but the temperature seriously dropped, it was ridiculously cold outisde in Michigan this week – I had to drive home in freezing rain and snow on Sunday night and never have I ever been so happy that I wore my J.Crew Excursion Vest and my duck boots. These were a must!

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The Ultimate Guide to Gilmore Girls Gifts

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Gilmore Girls day is FINALLY here! I plan to start binge-watching the first season as soon as I get home today (so no spoilers!) with pie and coffee. Let’s be real, that’s the perfect way to spend my last few days before having to go back to work next week! With the upcoming Christmas holiday, I thought it would be perfect to round up some of my favorite gifts inspired by the tv show that any true Gilmore Girl would love to have under the tree:

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Best of the Black Friday 2016 Fashion Sales

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Can you believe it’s already Thanksgiving? It seems like 2016 flew by and before you know it, it’ll be Christmas! I have already spent way too much money this month but…no one can resist a good Black Friday sale. Here’s the best and the most stylish of the Black Friday 2016 fashion sales – I will keep updating this list as I get more emails so look for updates below!

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Five Products to Cure Dry Skin Overnight

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…when your skin starts to get dry and itchy and you wish you lived in a protective bubble of lotion. Here at A Thing of Beauty HQ we’ve rounded up the top lotion picks (and believe me, there’s literal shelves of lotion here!) to come up with the best products to cure dry skin overnight, and ones that are all easily available online or at the local drugstore!

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10 Gifts on a Budget She’s Guaranteed to Love

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Having to buy a gift for basically everyone you’ve talked to on a regular basis for the past year is enough to turn the holidays from holly to hellish. You always make your list early but no matter how much you try to plan and shop early…it always ends up with the mad dash to the mall at the last minute. Always. But to soothe your nerves – and your wallet – here’s ten gifts on a budget she’s guaranteed to love, from moms to aunts to friends to girlfriends, we got you.

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Three Ways to Keep Calm for the Holidays

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The holidays are *officially* right around the corner…and that means so is company! Whether you’re going to be a guest or hosting a few of your own, prepping for travel just adds a layer of stress to the holidays. And seeing as I’m aiming for this to be the first year that I’m actually a little healthier, here’s a few ways to keep the stress at bay for the next 1.5 months and the start to keeping calm for the holidays!

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