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Sarah | The Modern Mamanista

Friday Five

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Our round-up of what these Mamanistas are loving this month! Trust us, you’re going to want to see, read, buy and wear all the things! 1. What We’re Watching: Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas. Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas has begun and we just can’t help ourselves! With 22 all new movie premiere’s this season, you know where to find me on Saturday and Sundays! I even have my official Hallmark Christmas Movie Watching Mug ready to go! 2. What We’re Wearing:…

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Gifts for Kids of All Ages

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As a mom, aunt or godmother, there’s nothing quite like watching a child you love unwrap the perfect gift over the holidays! It’s hard to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not these days but here are a few of our favorites for kids of all ages this holiday season!   Unicorn Snow Tube, $24.99 Part of the fun of the season is playing out in the snow!  These inflatable snow tubes come in a variety of styles including…

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Gifts for Wine Lovers

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Gotta wine lover in your life? From wine boxes to jewelry, here’s our favorite things for your favorite person to drink with. Vine Oh! Wine Box , $59.99 Send your wine-loving gift recipient a Vine Oh! Wine Box filled with sips and surprises. The holiday box comes with your choice of curated whites, reds, mixed or sweet wines plus a few surprises thrown in!   Wine Necklace, $12 These sweet necklaces come in silver or gold and help your wine…

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Gifts for you BFF

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The holidays are an opportunity to show a little love to the favorite women in our lives! Here are some of our favorite gifts to give and to get this holiday season.   Bobbi Brown Crystal Eyeshadow Palette, $39.00 This limited edition holiday shadow palette is so pretty! With colors like Let it Glow Sparkle, Ice Castle, Daydream Metallic, Gold Mine Metallic, Karat Cake Metallic, Ablaze Chrome, Silent Night and Smoke it’s a must-have for yourself or your BFF!   Anthropologie Capri Blue…

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4 Holiday Outfits for the Whole Family

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Whether it’s your office party, the kids’ party at school or Christmas Eve mass you can’t help but want your family to be coordinated and holiday photo ready in the process. Here are some of our favorite family looks of the season!   Casual Cookie Exchange Mom: Old Navy Metallic Fair Isle Sweater and Old Navy Wine Purple Velvet Pants;  Dad: Old Navy Cream Waffle Tee;  Girls: Old Navy Girls Gold Stars Leggings and…

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The Best Gifts Under $25

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Whether it’s for a girls night out, a white elephant gift exchange at work or if you’re just trying to reign in spending this season, $25 limits on gifts is a great way to promote a little creativity but still find something every recipient on your list will love. Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be thoughtful or meaningful. Here are a few of our favorite gifts under $25!   Philosophy Shampoo & Lotion, $22.00 Philosophy products got lots…

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Cozy Holiday Gifts

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Winter is the perfect time to cozy up in front of the fireplace, with a book or in front of your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie! Gift your mom, sister or BFF the gift of coziness with one of these favorite picks! Fuzzy Slipper Socks (2 Pack), $14.99 These cozy sherpa lined slipper socks will keep feet warm all winter long! They’re perfect for afternoons cozied up on the couch watching movies.   Faux Fur Trim Slippers, $29.50 These Pottery Barn…

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Gifts that Give Back

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We love a Mamanista with a heart of gold! Give her a gift that gives back this holiday season! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that will help you or the Mamanista in your life not only look good, but do some good too   Wooden Flower Frame, $28 Display your most treasured memories with this hand carved wooden frame. Each purchase empowers women artisans in India. Heart Wine Stopper, $10 This heart-shaped bottle cork offers the perfect way…

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5 Holiday Fashion Trends We’re Loving Right Now

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It’s that time of year again! With a chill in the air and calendars filling with holiday parties, it’s a chance to be a bit more festive with your fashion, adding sparkles and luxurious fabrics to your every day and party ready wardrobes! Here are a few of our favorite Holiday Fashion Trends we’re loving right now!   Velvet Everything about velvet feels luxurious! It comes in rich colors and adds warmth and regality to any outfit. We’re game for…

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Amazon Prime: Hits and Misses

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Amazon Prime is the stuff busy mama’s dreams are made of! Add items to cart and they magically appear in two business days without shipping costs! Sign me up! The pro and con of Amazon is that everything seems more fabulous, more fashionable and better with free shipping! With a growth in vendors offered through Amazon however, sometimes what shows up on your doorstep is far different than what you saw on the screen when you clicked “add to cart”!…

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