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Holiday Gift Guide 2016 | Gifts For Her

December 01, 2016

Today I am sharing a few cute, affordable, and easy gift ideas for a lady! Women can be difficult to shop for, especially because we are complex humans with lots of different tastes and preferences. So I've put together an array of options depending on the type of woman that you're shopping for! It can't be that difficult now, right? Just narrow down the options from this list, and voilĂ ... you're done shopping!

You can't beat a cozy pair of PJ's!

Not all women would love this gift, but if you're someone who cooks or bakes often like me, this is a total want/need! You can get so many different uses out of a device like this!

These are so soft and cozy!

The ultimate cold weather piece that's super easy on the wallet! Perfect gift for a friend.

I'm a sucker for personalized gifts, so Taudrey gets me in all the feels. I love this bangle set, but I have lots of cute necklaces and rings from them too! Explore their site, because there's lots of great items!

Give the gift of chic with this amazing beanie!

Honestly, the best gift is the gift of subscription boxes. Endless eyewear through DITTO for just $34 a month is the BEST gift you can give a lady! She gets to try out all of the sunnies her little heart desires.

This is for the spiritual woman. The specific rocks are hand-picked by the gift-giver. They have collections for the mother, and for friendship, or to just say "thank you" :) I love this idea because it's a small and subtle way to say you're thinking of that person without spending a ton, and it's so meaningful!

This calorie-free, caffeinated, premium, whole leaf black tea goes perfectly with this on-the-go tea infuser! I have tons of friends that don't drink coffee and prefer tea, so I may consider this as a gift for them! Especially since, paired together, it's an amazing deal of under $40.

The fashionista woman can't get over a good deal! These Stuart Weitzman knock-offs have me swooning. I may or may not own them in two colors!


Looking for a cute and easy way to wrap your gifts for your friends and family? Look no further than the Target dollar spot or a few other fabulous retailers! They sell this great line of gift wrap called All in The Cards. It's super affordable and way trendy/chic!

Happy gift shopping, and happy holidays!

xo. L

Picking Out Our Real Christmas Tree | Holiday Plaid + A Link-Up

November 30, 2016

Happy Thursday! This is what we wore to pick out our Christmas tree! I love the tree we got this year. It's perfectly shaped. A tradition we had when I was a little girl was keeping a real tree every single year, so I love getting to share this with G too! It was super chilly so I went with leggings and this comfy tunic from Boutique Amor! G's outfit was so darling with her corduroy skirt and mini hunter boots. I love wearing our plaid mommy + me scarves too <3.

G'S OUTFIT: Dress worn as top (similar) | Similar skirt | Hunter Boots | Bow and Anchor Co scarf c/o


Jacqueline and I post our link-ups every Thursday! This week our theme is plaid or you can pick any fashion/beauty related post to link up! Come back weekly to visit us!

1. We kindly ask that you follow the two hosts: L from Living in Color on Bloglovin', Jacqueline from Stylin' In St. Louis via Bloglovin' and our guest host Aria of The Suburban Hippy Momma on Bloglovin' (The first 3 links in the link-up.)

2. Please link back to Larissa and Jacqueline's blog on the post you linked to, stating that you joined in on the fun over at Spotlight Weekly.

3. Enjoy reading other blogs and make new blogger friends!

SPOTLIGHT: This week's spotlight is Kallie of The Flexion Flat  Jacqueline and I adore her look from last week's link-up! Be sure to stop by her blog and say hello!
NEXT WEEK: Next week we are styling WINTER LAYERS! Thanks so much for linking up each week! Have a fabulous rest of your day!

xo. L

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Mini Apple Pie Crescents | Dairy-Free, Gluten Free Dessert Recipe

November 28, 2016

*I have been compensated by Immaculate Baking and Whole Foods for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. As always, all opinions are my own. 
I am elated to be partnering with Whole Foods to bring you this holiday baking recipe. Apple pie is a staple during the holidays, but I wanted to share a bit of an unconventional take on it! As you probably know, everything I make is both dairy and egg free, so you don't have to worry about those with this recipe! It's also completely gluten-free.

This deliciously festive dessert is so incredibly easy and only took me about a half hour to make from start to finish! It's also very easy on the wallet, making these a great option for holiday parties! You can make these in bulk without worrying about spending a fortune - I guarantee they'll be a hit!


  • 3 granny smith apples sliced
  • 1 package of Immaculate Baking Organic Crescent Rolls
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped (but you can forego them to make it nut-free)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

This is a pretty simple recipe! 

1. As you can see in the video, you start by mixing everything in a bowl except for the crescent rolls and pecans. (Oh and make sure you pre-heat the oven to 375 F).

2. Lay out the crescent rolls onto a cookie sheet.

3. Spread the pecans on first, then follow with the apple mixture.

4. Roll them up to make little bite size apple pies.

5. Bake for 10-12 minutes and enjoy! They taste best when they're fresh out of the oven!

Let me know if you decide to try out this recipe! I'd to know what you think int he comments below!

Be sure to visit your local Whole Foods store for Immaculate Baking Products! Right now if you buy $10 worth you save $3 on your purchase!

xo. L

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 | Baby Gear

November 27, 2016

Happy Cyber Monday! I thought I'd kick off the day with a gift guide for new and expecting mamas! This baby gear gift guide has all of the essentials for amazing prices, and I own almost every single one of these items that you see! 

The great prices are only available for a limited time, so be sure to take advantage while you can!

xo. L

Black Friday + Cyber Monday Shopping Guide

November 25, 2016

1. AG Jeans ($171) - such an amazing staple pair of denim!
2. Canon Rebel ($100 off!) - such a good camera, great for blogging or taking photos of little ones.
3. Pink Hunter Boots ($80) - I bought these today. They are so cute, and such a great price. Regularly $150.
4. H&M V-neck sweater ($5) - they had this in four colors in stores - I bought them all!
5. Baby Jogger City Select Stroller ($469)
6. Sam Edelman 'Blake' bootie ($90) - these are such cute staple booties!
7. Lace-up flats ($36) - I have these and wear them every Fall/Winter.
8. Ray Ban Aviators ($105) - amazing deal for Ray Bans.

NORDSTROM || Up to 50% off men's, women's and children's, no code needed

J.CREW || 40% off everything in stores and online with code HOLIDAY

OLD NAVY || 50% off almost everything, discount applied at checkout

AMAZON || Black Friday deals up to 77% off on select items 
ANN TAYLOR || 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
ANTHROPOLOGIE || 30% off with code LETSGO
ASOS || 20% off everything with code GOGOGO
BANANA REPUBLIC || 50% off five regular priced items, no exclusions, with code BRFIVE
EXPRESS || 50% off everything & free shipping on all orders
GAP || 50% off everything with code TGIF50 
J.CREW FACTORY || 50-60% off everything, prices as marked
LOFT || 50% off everything with code BERRYGOOD
MACY'S || Extra 20% off and free shipping with $50 purchase, use code THANKS
MADEWELL || 25% off your entire purchase with code THATSALE
SHOPBOP || Use code GOBIG16 for 15% off orders of $200, 20% off orders of $500 and 25% off orders of $800+

xo. L

Mommy & Me Plaid + 10 Flannels I'm Loving This Winter

November 22, 2016

I am so pleased to be sharing these photos of G and I. This is actually what we wore a few weeks ago when we went to vote. Anyway, I love that these photos capture the essence of our days together. We spend lots of time reading her favorite books, dancing, listening to music, and playing with her instrument set! I wills ay that my house doesn't always look this clean, however ;)
Gracie's Outfit: Top (40% off) | Pants ($6)

Here are ten flannels I feel are absolutely essential this winter! Flannels are always in style, by the way, so you are by no means spending those dollars in vain!

xo. L

Glitter Holiday Cards + Tiny Prints $100 Giveaway

November 20, 2016

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is drafting and sending out holiday cards. I have all of our cards from years past and I always display them to show milestones. I love that I can glance at each one from the past few years and see things like my pregnant belly in 2014, and then last year's card where we celebrated G's first Christmas! This year we have so much to be thankful for and have created so many great memories. 

I typically send our cards out super early so that I get them out on time since this time of year can be so busy! We don't live near a lot of family so these cards are an extra special way to spread some holiday cheer! I choose a theme every year - last year we did red in our holiday cards, but this year I am thrilled to be using a more neutral card from Tiny Prints.

We went with the Glitter Cards from Tiny Prints this year, and I love how nicely they accent my tulle skirt in our family photo! The best part is that it doesn't come off at all! No glitter trail on my hands or table, or anywhere after I stuffed and sealed these beauties.

As for the theme - like I said we chose neutrals and kept it super simple. I have some family and friends who don't celebrate Christmas so we wanted these to apply to everyone's holiday festivities, not just ours. I love how bright and cheery these look without being too busy.

These cards not only serve as a way to wish our family and friends happy holidays, but they make great simple gifts for teachers! We gifted G's music teacher with one along with some freshly baked pumpkin granola and it now hangs on her little board in G's music class!


  • Giveaway ends Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12 AM PST and winner will be randomly selected and notified by Friday, December 16, 2016.
  • To Enter: Leave a comment above by visiting this link: then stating which design you would choose for your holiday card and then leave your answer below in the comments section!
  • Make sure to follow @TinyPrints on Instagram for an extra entry!
  • Age 18+ US residents only, please! One winner per household!
xo. L

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Shopping For Puppy For The Holidays + Pet Gift Guide

November 17, 2016

*Thanks to for sponsoring and inspiring today's post.
The holiday season is upon us and if you're a planner like I try to be, you've started thinking about what to gift those who are important or special to you! For many, this includes the family pet. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that Leonardo has become a pretty big part of our lives. We've enjoyed caring for him, spoiling him, and teaching him new things since he's still just a puppy. It's our first Christmas with him, so we can't wait to celebrate the holidays with the newest member of our family!
I'm also a mom, so the time I have when out and about is precious and not very often. I need easy and simple ways to purchase gifts, including the essentials for Leo! We get our pet food at, and his probiotics too. Our favorite brand of dog treats is at PetSmart as well! If you are looking for more ideas for your pet for the holidays, see my holiday guide below.

If you do decide to order something for your furry friend, be sure to take advantage of the free shipping, and extended brands available online! In some cases you can even get same day shipping or scheduled delivery; perfect for busy mamas like me!  

xo. L
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