Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Prepster Gift Idea

We all know that prepsters love things monogrammed and have a lot of monogrammed items (cough guilty). 
I love Etsy and on it all the time. When I found this company I thought it was amazing. I check the stores and items I that I favorite about once a month of updates and when I checked out Lulu & B I just got giddy!

FYI: Lulu and B is not longer on an Etsy  domain name but you can just go on http://luluandb.retailrapp.com/ which makes it that much easier!

PLUS: From now to December 1st if you use the code BYEETSY you get 10% off your order!



Here are some items I recommend for a prepster:


I usually always get my friends ornaments for Christmas, I just stop my Nordstrom's home department and pick of some cute (and surprisingly inexpensive) ones. But, I am seriously these this year! 


This might be because I am obsessed with water bottles but I would LOVE this!


I think key chains are a great gift for friends and sisters, especially if you don't know what to get them. You can put key chains on so many different things, not just keys, and they are not that pricey. 




This gift would either me a hit or a miss. I would of hated this gift if I received it a few years ago but I purchased myself one this summer and honestly, I couldn't live without one. I already know my mom bought me a Johnathan Adler one for Christmas. 


This is actually what I am searching for when I found Lulu & B. No one (I am pretty sure) wants to spent their own money to buy one of these but we all want one. They are so adorable and we all know people steal our phone charges (at least people at my school do- and in my house)- also amazing for iPads because we used iPads at my school so there are chargers everywhere!
Plus there are more options here:

Check our Lulu & B would other amazing products, these are just my top picks for Christmas. There are also amazing choices for babies and bachelorettes. 


XOXO
LIF

Anna

Sunday, November 25, 2012

On the Go: Winter


Warm Coat:
1 I 2 I 3

Sweater of Long Sleeve
1I 2I 3

Long Pants or Skirt with Tights:
1 I 2 I 3a I 3b

Your Favorite Boots:

1 I 2 I 3

XOXO
LIF

Anna

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friends and Sisters Gift Guide {under $50}


Jack Wills Alfrick Mittens
Kate Spade Lip Crayon Box Set



XOXO
LIF

Men Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Madewell Wishlist [November 2012]

Shu Uermura Black Friday Deal



Code: WISH2012
Flight Dates: Thurs. Nov. 22nd through until Tues. Nov. 27th
Offer: 20% Off plus Free Shipping on All Orders of $50 or more

ENJOY!

LIF
Anna

{anytime} Gift Guide

As Christmas is approaching, and my last semester of high school is too, I am been overloaded. Once I came back from retreat (I'll tell you a little more about later) I have 4 page papers to write, multiple tests, make up homework assignments, teaching myself trig- NOT FUN! Hence, the overload of posts that I published the other day. I'm hoping things will slow down so I can watch Buffy (BEST SHOW EVER and if you have Amazon Prime- which you should- you can watch all the seasons for free) and read the comics, and of course, put out blog posts that I don't just use quick publish more. 

I will try to do Gift Guides again but, incase you are going to want to by a present anytime of the year, don't want to wait for the gift guides to be published, or want a quick and easy link, check out my new pinterest board, "Tis always the season to be giving"

This board has multiple items at multiple price ranges that I would think would be good gifts. There are a few for men, but not a lot, so I will try to add more! I sent this Pinterest page to my mom- hoping she will look at my Christmas lists that I am also posting on there- and I know she is seriously considering buying this bowl for a family friend who loves being a hostess.

I LOVE getting these for my friends every year! 

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Now, about retreat

I know some of you are religious and some are not and I really try not talking about religion on here, even though it is a big part of me. I recently went on a retreat called Kairos which means God's Time in greek. I am not going to tell you what happened exactly, but if you have a option to go on it, YOU NEED TOO! There is not explaining what happened on retreat but it was truly amazing! If you are an adult, I know they have an adult version and I believe it is called Chrisitne, but I am not positive.

Plus, you get a really pretty Jerusalem Cross at the end.

Live the Forth!
Anna

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas List Part 1 [2012]

Christmas List Part 1 [2012]

Christmas List Part 1 [2012] by annaxoxx featuring j crew

J Brand 811 Jeans (the only jeans I wear)
Barbour Jacket
All of the Buffy seasons/ rest of the season 8 & 9 comics
Sweater!
Silk Pajamas
J Crew PJ shorts
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (!)
EA Games Stock
iHome that will work with the lightening adapter
new iPhone 5 case- with roses? (that the Apple employees won't ruin)
Camp Socks
LL Bean Maine Hunting Show (are these good on ice?)
Jack Wills Liberty of London pouch
Leather Flats
NICE leggings

Live the Forth!
Anna

Kiera Knightly Inspired Outfit

A Fancy Thanksgiving [Three]

Thanksgiving Outfit [Two]

Thanksgiving Outfit [one]

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Retreat

Okay, so I know I have been a bad blogger lately, it's senior year and stressful! I am trying to get some posts up even if they aren't up to my usual standard or quality or whatever. 

Anyway, the true purpose of this post is because of something with school that directly relates to my blog (and followers). Each year, each grade goes on a retreat (freshman retreat, sophomore retreat, etc.) and I have chosen to go on my Senior retreat (also called Kairos) now. I am leaving Tuesday night at 5:30 and should arrive back at school for the closing assembly on Friday at 5:30. Since I have been busy (and will be busy) making up homework/ tests/ quizzes that I missed during this time I will not be able to get posts up for those days. 

I would consider skipped Kairos (like I did Junior retreat) but it is supposed to be a big, life-changing thing that is horrible if you miss. I hope you don't hate me, but to be completely honest, I would hate me if I were a reader. I will try to be back soon...

BTW when I am not posting, I am still always tweeting, tumbling, and pinning!!!

<3
Anna

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Strong is Beautiful



As a normal 16 17 year old girl, I want the Tennis Channel a lot (that was sarcasm if you didn't get that). Now, I am sure you are wondering what everyone wonders when I say I watch the Tennis Channel "Do you play tennis?" and the answer is No, I don't. I actually suck at tennis but I LOVE WATCHING IT. It is an amazing sport. Do you play hockey or baseball? Most of you will say no, so don't judge!

Anyway, I love the commercials that they air for the "Strong is Beautiful" campaign. So, first I thought I would share some of the commercials/ campaign videos with you. 








*Above is the first commercial I saw*




I love the woman of tennis- they are so inspirational!

SO, who is a strong woman you love? 

always remember- STRONG IS BEAUTIFUL 

XOXO
Anna