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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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4 Tips to Rock Black Friday

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As a kid, I remember waking up early the day after Thanksgiving to shop the sales with my mom!  We’d scour Black Friday newspaper ads all week to scout out our plan for the day! The smell of designer fragrances in the department stores, the hustle and bustle of eager holiday shoppers at 6 a.m., the glow of giant mall Christmas ornaments was like Heaven! My grandpa even nicknamed me “Sarah Shopper”. Today, in the age of online shopping and…

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Fall Trends Under $100

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Bonfires,  football, apple picking and of course all things pumpkin spice can only mean one thing: fall is officially upon us! As the weather finally starts to cool down, it’s time to focus on refreshing your wardrobe for fall. With cooler temps and outdoor sports for kids and family outings to festivals and fall activities, Mamanistas need to look for easy, versatile pieces that can be layered together to keep you ready for anything the weather – or your kids…

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7 Beach Vacation Must-Haves

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As kids go back to school and with Labor Day weekend looming ahead of us, we’re left dreaming of one last beach vacation! Here’s our list of Mamanista Must-Haves for the Beach!   Crochet Cover-Up This crochet cover-up comes in multiple colors and no one would guess it costs under $20!   Comfy Post-Beach Maxi Dress This dress is everything you want after a long day on the beach. Cool and breezy and promises not to irritate all those spots…

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Friday Five

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Our weekly round-up of Mamanista musts: the things you’re going to want to see, read, buy and more. 1. Must-Read Girl, Wash Your Face. When a book pops up in your newsfeed over and over and makes #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, a girl takes notice. I read so many “self-help” books following my divorce that I’ve intentionally avoided them. Let me be the firs to tell you that this book is different! Rachel Hollis is just…

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Prime Wardrobe: Espandrille Review

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Open Toe Espadrilles are a big trend this summer! They’re perfect for dressing up denim shorts and a tee on the weekends or paired with skinny pants and a blazer for the office. If you’re like me, shoes are really hard to fit. My feet have been tortured by years of running and it seems I need to try on about 100 pairs of shoes to find one that fits! Enter Amazon Prime Wardrobe to the rescue. I ordered multiple…

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