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Gift guide for preschooler boys

Is there anything sweeter than Christmas with a preschooler? Last year was the first Christmas when Charlie really seemed to keep up with what was going on, and as a result, it was one of my favorite Christmases ever. This age has plenty of hard thing about it, but when it comes to Christmas magic, […]

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Something Pretty Gift Guide for Men

I know men are notoriously hard to shop for, but to be honest, Dave is actually one of my favorite people to shop for! He has great style and appreciates good design, but rarely treats himself to new things. I keep a running list of gift ideas for him year-round, adding to it anytime he […]

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Something Pretty Gift Guide for Women

It’s gift guide week on Something Pretty! I am the type of person who likes to look at seemingly every option on the internet before making a purchasing decision, just to make sure that I’m choosing the best possible item for what I’m looking for. Especially if you don’t have that personality type, this week […]

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J. Crew tartan shirt

Yesterday, someone asked me if I had any tips for making the holidays feel special without their usual family gatherings. I think my best advice comes from my childhood. While living overseas, my parents were tasked with creating magical holiday seasons for their four little kids year after year, an ocean away from any family […]

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Advent calendar round up

Even though the Christmas aisles have been stocked at Target since Halloween, I’m still taken aback by the fact that Advent begins in a week and a half. At this time last year, I was entering the third trimester of my pregnancy with Azelie and we were surrounded by boxes in our new house…not to […]

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How to style a plaid blazer

For years, I bought a new pair of flats every fall, only to wear them into the ground and have to throw them away, or to get tired of the style by the following year. I loved the idea of saving up for a high-quality, super classic pair (I’ve always loved these!) that I could […]

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Market basket of roses

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary is the first Saint I remember learning about as a kid. She appeared in a picture book I owned, and I can still remember the illustration: a beautiful princess with loaves of bread under one arm and red and white roses under the other. I expect she was, and still is, […]

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Clean beauty finds for the holidays

Most years, my holiday makeup mantra is “just add a red lip.” This year, however, mask-wearing means my lipsticks have been rolling around in my makeup drawer for months. While I won’t hesitate to swipe on my favorite red for socially distanced hangouts or family Zoom calls, I’ve been eager to experiment with some other […]

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