Things I am Looking Forward to in December

Things I am Looking Forward to in December

hey all!

i know i’ve already made 3 BLOG POSTS in december (#SORRYIMNOTSORRY) without setting my intentions for themonth and writing on what i was looking forward to! don’t worry because i have this post for y’all today!

here we go!

  1. CHRISTMAS: i mean this one’s obvious isn’t it?
  2. finishing ALL of my college apps:  3 to go! only 2 supplements yet – and i don’t think that college is quite kicking my butt! i feel pretty confident in my writing – because i do so much of it in school, and more personal here with you guys! the rest of my apps are due after the new year but i want a calm christmas break so i am turning them in the day my break is over.
  3. christmas at my school: i think y’all know about this, but i go to school in an old mansion… i know how it sounds but its really not as obnoxious as you’d think!! but the ultimate perk of going to school in a mansion is the decorating capabilities. in the entryway, we have a massive christmas tree and along our big stairs we decorations like tree bits, ornaments and ribbon!
  4. kris kinds!!: did i mention i love my school at christmas? well my school also does this schoolwide secret santa called ‘kris kinds’. basically, the idea of kris kinds is that you get a ‘kris kind’ and you are given a ‘kris kind’ so everyday you bring a $3-5 small gift, and on the last day you bring a bigger $20-25 gift – its so fun because you don’t know who has you! its so much fun both giving and getting gifts!
  5. hearing some college decisions: this month i will hear from a few schools that i applied to early. i am so geniunely excited because every school i applied to i love and can totally see myself going to so i am super excited to get in somewhere.
  6. more blog gift guides: GUYS! there are more coming so just look out!
  7. my sister is coming home!: my sister is really NOT far away from home but i love when she’s home because she is absolutely my wingwoman, but most importantly, my blog-tographer! and i am so ready for winter outfit posts!
  8. xmas DIYS: guys, they are coming!
  9. christmas gift shopping: i love shopping – i also love giving gifts so christmas season has me SO ready for all of the shopping coming up!
  10. the senior christmas luncheon: there is another tradition at my school where all of the seniors go to a christmas luncheon with their moms! i am so excited to get dressed up at school and go to the event.
  11. wrapping gifts: i am a major wrapper, you’ll see VERY soon!
  12. winter fashion: see #7!!

enjoy guys!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

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Gifts Under $100

Gifts Under $100

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hey y’all

3rd post today… are you ready? but before i start:

once again, a note to all my readers – ‘gift guide’ does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

okay are you ready for it now? lets go

#1: longchamp mini le pliage

i love this little bag – and in fact my sister and i picked one up for my mother last year – and i love my longchamp le pliage

#2: french press

i love this rose gold french press – any hostess would love to have it – and french  presses are so much fun to make coffee in!

#3: felt letter board

these boards are super cute to set the tone for your parties – and on your instagram feeds too! the best!

#4: snow leopard throw

for those chilly movie nights sitting on the couch! also for their home and their own enjoyment! these are so dang soft.

#5: elephant coin bank

this is just cute, no truly functional reason!

#6: fujifilm instax camera

i️ love my polaroid camera just because it’s so fun for parties, special events and the pictures are super cute to decorate with!

#7:  amazon echo dot

still not sure about this one because #BIGBROTHER, but hey they are pretty cool!

#8: kate spade ‘one in a million’ necklace

i️ used to have one of these and they just make an awesome gift for any gal!

#9: fjallraven kanken backpack

i️ seriously carry mine all the time, before i️ take the SAT, walking around in LA, going to study at a coffee shop, seriously you name it!

#10: iphone dock & charging station

i️ want one of these so bad!

#11: kate spade leather card case

just easy to carry and a perfect gift!

#12: sole society duffel bag

any traveler, any person would seriously love this baby!

#13: urbeats in ear headphones

i’ve kinda been wanting these for awhile because i️ live for the gold!

enjoy shopping my friends!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins)

Gifts Under $50

Gifts Under $50

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hey y’all!

second gift guide today! under $50 – guys! 2-1 items under $50! you are sure to find something you love – for yourself or any family member here!

once again, a note to all my readers – ‘gift guide’ does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

so without further ado, lets get started!

#1: ‘escape’ book

gray malin’s books are so cute – the pictures are all so cute – and i love the look and it’s so perfect for a coffee table book.

#2: smith and cult nail trio

i love my smith and cult nail polish – like this one in the giveaway i had  – the bottles are so cute and all of these colors would be perfect for late winter into february.

#3: mophie portable charger

i am obsessed with my portable charger – and this gold color is super cute – and matches my phone and my phone case!

#4: foreo sonic toothbrush

i am in love with my foreo luna facial cleanser device – and i am in a toothbrush game now because i am obsessed with white teeth, and i’ve heard this toothbrush is amazing for soft gums!

#5: naked2 eyeshadow palette

this is such a cute baby eyeshadow palette, its perfect for a friend or family member!

#6: beauty blender ‘midas touch’ set

i love my off-brand beauty blender from ulta but this set, shaped like an ornament would be such a good gift for a beauty lover.

#7: slip silk sleepmask

these masks look amazing, and the mask is a specially-commissioned sleep mask developed and refined over 10 years and its supposed to keep your skin fresh.

#8: s’well traveler water bottle 

i love my hydroflask –  and although i am partial to it, this new shape of s’well is super cool because you can actually put full pieces of ice in it as opposed to other s’well water bottles.

#9: dogeared ‘california’ necklace

dogeared has so many cute necklaces – and i am partial to my homestate #californiaisthebest and yeah!

#10:  TILE style pro 1 pack

this newly designed tile looks so pretty – and hey we all lose our keys and its perfect for literally anyone!

#11: sonix ‘the future is female’ bag

this is the motto ‘the future is female’ – and you can use it as a cosmetic bag, a pencil case, and a bag for literally any reason!

#12: lightbox

i’ve seriously seen these all over instagram, because bloggers love these guys! honestly perfect for parties, getting stuff done or just setting the mood!

#13: milk makeup holographic highlighter quad

i love my mars and venus holographic sticks but i also love powdered highlighters – so i seriously want this guy.

#14: drybar scented candle

i can’t explain why but i am in love with the smell of the drybar and they freaking CREATED a candle that smells like the store, and i am so excited and want this so bad!

#15: sonix tortoise phone case

i love the look of tortoise, and this would be such a good phone case! i love the sonix cases and this is just a cute case.

#16: diptyque candle

these are also one of those trendy fashion and beauty blogger/vlogger things – and once you finish the candle, you can use it as a brush holder!

#17: madewell leather clutch pouch

i love this little clutch pouch from madewell – and if you join the madewell insiders you can get it monogrammed FOR FREE – but seriously, the madewell leather is such a good quality.

#18: nadri initial pendant necklace

i have been looking at these for awhile – and even though i’m partial to my monogram necklace, this would be an amazing gift.

#19: disney x kiehls hydrating set

i love the kiehls creme de corps,  and this would be an amazing gift set for someone who loved kiehls products already – or someone who had never tried the product! this is an awesome set because it has a bunch of different products to try!

#20: foreo play facial cleansing brush

as i mentioned beore, i love my foreo luna – which is just the slightly bigger version of this guy – and once again, this is an awesome trial or a little travel of the version that they already love!

#21: topshop leather backpack

this is such a cool backpack, i love the shape and size – and would be definitely a great gift for the teenager in your life!

enjoy shopping!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

Gift Guide for Under $20

Gift Guide for Under $20

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hey all!

the most asked for gift guides are in swing today! this morning i am sharing my under $20 – this post here! and later this afternoon i will be sharing an under $50 gift guide, and later tonight a post for under $100!

yes you read that right, 3 posts, 3 gift guides, one day!

i hope you are ready…

once again, a note to all my readers – ‘gift guide’ does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

let’s go for it!

#1: ‘snooze’ eye mask

a chic way to sleep! give this little gift to your traveling friend, or one that should sleep more than she does!

#2: days of the week scrunchies

i adore my sparkly days of the week scrunchies, i wear them every day – and they are super cheap from urban outfitters! they would also be awesome in a stocking!

#3: emi-jay hair ties

these are the hair ties my mom is in love with! they are made of a neoprene fabric and they don’t leave a huge dent or get stuck in your hair! they would also be awesome in a stocking!

#4: pinch provisions ‘sip sip hooray’

this is a ‘minimergency kit’ and is perfect to throw in your purse, car or backpack for all of lifes little emergencies!

#5: ‘you are the best of the best’ notebook

i am a huge fan of ban.do, and although i don’t currently have their planner i’ve heard they are so nice, well made and always make people happy!

#6: franks body scrub

franks body scrub  is perfect for your friends who are obsessed with skincare. this scrub is made with coffee beans so no icky microbeads get loose in the world or hurt your skin!

#7:  sliding wallet phone case 

this is the absolute best wallet case ever, it hides your credit cards and id – and lets you carry the stuff like a wallet! i love mine and it fits two cards in the case!

#8: bunny shaped ring holder

this is just a super cute trinkety gift – and is just so nice to give to a friend!!

#9: gourmand hand trio set

i’ve heard such good things about this hand cream from urban outfittters. the packaging is super cute and the scents smell SO GOOD!

#10: sigma brush & cleaner set

for the beauty gal, this is a super good gift for under $20 – they give you brushes and brush cleaner – and kit.

#11: ‘the sun & her flowers’ by rupi kaur

this book is so ‘trendy’ i know – but actually, a lot of people love reading it – poetry is a big thing for a lot of people.

#12: ‘read this if you want to be instagram famous’

this is a super cool book – and is perfect for anyone who wants to be instafamous!

#13: ‘mondays’ mug

this mug – is super cute and this is such a motto! ‘less mondays, more coffee” and would be perfect to carry anywhere because its super cheap

i hope you enjoy! have fun shopping!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

 

November Month in Review

November Month in Review

hey all!

november is over, the month is coming to a close and college app due dates are upon me! after dec 1st, i have only 3 apps left! YIPEE, and the rest of them will be in before christmas so my break will be ~relaxing~ and nice so i am super excited for that!

so here we go!

we had thanksgiving

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my grandma came and made rugelach

i posted my workout look

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we went to homestate

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i hope you enjoy!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

Hostess Gift Guide

Hostess Gift Guide

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hey guys!

happy giving tuesday! my christmas is in the air, my blog is in swing and i have gift guides ready for you to see VERY SOON and i am SO SO EXCITED for the holiday season – who isn’t!

today, for y’all i have the ‘gift guide for the ultimate hostess”- although it could also be a host!

once again, a note to all my readers – ‘gift guide’ does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

let’s get started!

#1: sugarfina christmas bento box set 

perfect to share at their endless parties – both before and after christmas, these candies – which by the way are pretty amazing are sure to make all their guests smile!

#2: smeg toaster

these smeg appliances are SO CUTE! i love this classic vintage-y looking toaster, perfect for all of the avocado toast you’d ever need!

#3: h&m eyes mug

cute for company or just coffee for 1!

#4: bar cart recipe book

endless recipes for drinks they can make for their guests and themselves, just using the things they likely have in their bar cart!

#5: ugg faux shearling throw

for those chilly movie nights sitting on the couch! also for their home and their own enjoyment! these are so dang soft.

#6: smeg espresso maker

three words: smeg espresso maker…

lattes, espresso, and smeg! who could ask for more!

#7: felt letter board

these boards are super cute to set the tone for your parties – and on your instagram feeds too! the best!

#8: voluspa candles set

these candles smell amazing, and if you get the set you can gift every candle to another friend, host/hostess, or family member!

#9:  teapot & infuser set

lose leaf tea is awesome but i always struggle with my dang tea infuser! this way, the infuser is built in and can serve awesome loose leaf tea for a crowd – for every party or even on those cold winter mornings!

#10:  google home voice activated speaker 

google home is so cool! its so much better than a speaker because it can play music, control your smart home, help to control your phone; and calender adding those oh so important reminders, all while being touch-free!

#11: monogram set of 4 old fashion glasses

what could be better than a set of old fashion glasses? well, monogrammed old fashion glasses, your guests will ALWAYS be reminded whose home they are at!

#12: marble cheese board and spreader 

cheese is essential at parties, and what could be better than this chic cheeseboard! its marble which is o-so-trendy and nice quality too!

i hope you guys enjoy! and have fun shopping!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!!)

My Thanksgiving + Gift Guides & Shopping Updates!

hey guys!

i hope you had a fabulous thanksgiving and a restful break!

did you enjoy my travel gift guide? i have so many more gift guides coming up – and a super cool feature on my blog sidebar!

do you see this graphic on the sidebar?

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click it (either here or ALWAYS on the sidebar)

you then get access to a page which looks like this! Screen Shot 2017-11-26 at 10.24.26 AM.png

or click here (on the photo!) now to access this page

& check out my:

gift guide for preppies 

gift guide for the fitness fanatic

gift guide for travelers

cyber week shop

and on to my thanksgiving!

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here are a few photos of my sister, my cousin and i at the thanksgiving table!

we are wearing these paper source christmas glasses

enjoy my friends!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)