My Home for the Holidays

Happy Holiday friends, today I'm sharing my home decorated for Christmas. This year, I didn't go all out, we kept it simple and just finished decorating my home on Sunday. Instead of decorating the main areas in my house (living room, dining room, and kitchen) I just stuck to the living room, added a wreath in my dining room and helped Avery decorated his tabletop tree for his bedroom. 

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The Big Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on Your Holiday List

Hello friends! To all my American friends, I hope you had a nice and long Thanksgiving weekend. I'm kicking off the week with a Big Modern Holiday Gift Guide for everyone on your list. I loved the idea of doing one big Holiday Gift Idea post, all the present ideas on one page! I've also included some gift guide ideas to #TreatYourSelf. With so many Holiday deals, you gotta treat yourself a little too! Right?! The gift guides are broken down as follows: His + Her, Kids and Teens and Treat Yourself Ideas 

Modern Gift Guide Ideas: His + Hers

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Modern Ideas for Her // ONE Leopard Clutch TWO Teak Candle THREE Mint Electric Kettle FOUR Red Tassel Wallet FIVE Tortoise Shell Earnings SIX Pretty Face Vase in 3 Colors SEVEN Fancy Trinket Holder EIGHT Wood Radio Perfect for Kitchen or Bedroom NINE Cute Little Vase TEN Holiday Earnings Modern Ideas for Him // ELEVEN Key Ring TWELVE Record Player, music sounds better on Vinyl THIRTEEN Al Green Classic Hits FOURTEEN John Legend on Vinyl FIFTEEN Home Theater Projector SIXTEEN Navy Mens Mocs (on sale!) SEVENTEEN Shaving Kit EIGHTEEN Phone Photo Printer NINETEEN Wood Earbuds TWENTY Echo Dot

Modern Gift Guide Ideas: Kids + Teens 

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Modern Ideas for Kids // ONE Kids Doll House TWO Family Pet Houses THREE Kids Scooter FOUR Kids Coding Game for iPads or iPhones FIVE Storybooks for Phones SIX Lite Brite SEVEN Play-doh Maker EIGHT Nom Nom Truck NINE Ice Cream Truck TEN Charades for Kids Game Modern Ideas for Teens // ELEVEN Tabletop Games (hockey // soccer // basketball) TWELVE Neon Light SLAY THIRTEEN Box Light with Letters FOURTEEN Gold Frame FIFTEEN Hello Gorgeous Makeup Holder SIXTEEN Jeweled Earphones w/Bluetooth SEVENTEEN Nintendo Switch Console EIGHTEEN Super Nintendo NES NINETEEN Teen Coloring Book TWENTY  Bruno Mars Shirt

Modern Gift Guide Ideas: #TreatYourSelf

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#TreatYourSelf to some fun gifts this Holiday - Most of these are on my Wish List or I already love and have // ONE Pretty Half Moon Earnings TWO Gold + White Tassel Keychain THREE Personalized Leather Camera Strap FOUR The Palma Camera Bag that looks like a purse! More Camera Bag Ideas HERE FIVE Under the Seat Travel Bag SIX Whole New You Cookbook SEVEN T-Bar Heels in Color EIGHT White Knife set NINE Faux Fur Throw TEN Makeup Travel Bag ELEVEN It's the Little Things Interior Design Book TWELVE Mini Saddle Bag THIRTEEN Gold + Glass Shadow Boxes, Great for Holding Jewelry / Watches and more FOURTEEN Rose Gold Marble + Floral Watch FIFTEEN Aromatherapy Diffuser SIXTEEN Coupe Record Player SEVENTEEN Amethyst Crystal EIGHTEEN Initial Necklace NINETEEN AncestryDNA Genetic Testing - I can't wait to order my test and find out more about my roots TWENTY Sunglasses 3 Styles AND BONUS MUST Rose Water Spray for Your Face

I hope you've enjoyed my gift guide, anything catch your eye and have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I'm finally getting started on me. 

The 17 Best Camera Bags for Women: Everyday & Traveling + Why You Need One

When I started planning my girls trip to Chicago with Lauren, I started seriously thinking of getting a camera bag to the make the moments when I want to whip out my DSLR easier. While I love my iPhone and feels it takes amazing pics, yay for portrait mode feature I’m still old school at heart and love my DSLR, it works well in low light situations + I can change out the lens and zoom-in when needed. 

A lot of my friends on Instagram spotted the bag I was sporting and after receiving a lot of DM questions on Instagram & emails about my bag and even getting questions while out with my camera bag purse. I thought I would share some details about why I choose to get a camera bag after blogging for years

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