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Holiday Cheer

Is it Monday already? This weekend went by way to fast. The plan was to get all my baking and presents that need to be mailed were sent out. Since they went out I call it a success.

I found a living social deal while I was in Maine for a massage and I booked my appointment for next Saturday, after all that wrapping it is totally needed. I am trying to pamper myself a little more lately. 

I Did


Saturday was mostly spent baking cookies and wrapping gifts. I love buying gifts but wrapping not so much. It took me forever since I took a lot of breaks. 

When I was done I decided to pamper myself a little with some eye therapy and a book. 

Sunday I hit the post office to mail out all the packages for friends and family. After I hit the Old Navy as a gift to myself for my recent promotion at work. Pajamas on the left, tee shirt on top and cardigans on the right. A little pampering in the middle. The whole store was 20% off and the tee shirts were only $5, total score. 



Friday night I got in the cases I design for review. CaseApp reached out to me to review their cases. I designed a case for my iPhone and a skin for my iPad. I love how they both came out. The website was so easy to use. Use their design or upload your own, add text and you are done! 

CaseApp was also kind enough to provide a 20% discount code that you can use though next Saturday using code SMILEOFTEN20. Be sure to place your order by December 14th in order to ensure you receive any gifts by Christmas. 

*Disclaimer: I received a credit to design my cases for free in order to review. All opinions are my own, but seriously how can I not smile with the results. 


Sunday night I put on the orange face mask when I got home and snuggled up with a book, a candle and some Prosecco. Pretty great way to end the weekend. 

Seamus Sightings

Seamus was such a good helper, ok more like delay tactic but he sure is cute. 


How was your weekend? 

Have you wrapped all your gifts yet? 

Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.



  1. Congratulations on your promotion at work – you deserve all the pampering that you are getting!! I love how you ended the weekend with a mask and a good book and Prosecco!! I had a similar sunday night! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. Congratulations on your promotion! Self care is necessary, not a luxury…enjoy every minute. 🙂 Have a great week!

  3. good for you for the pampering–you are always doing so much for others, so i’m glad to hear you are taking time for yourself!! also, congrats on the promotion–def worth a shopping trip!

  4. I hate wrapping gifts. Hate hate hate.

  5. yay on your promotion, so happy for you friend! I also hate wrapping gift, not for me!

  6. Is the post office open on Sundays right now because of the holidays?? I usually go to UPS because it’s right by my house and there are less people. I dislike people. lol 🙂
    Do those eye patch masks work? I’ve been wanting to try them… Sephora has a bunch!

    • Our lobby stays open 24/7 so we can access the kiosks to mail stuff and buy stamps. It wasn’t too bad. They will open the actual office on Sundays for the holiday I think starting next week. I think they worked though it said to use 2-3 times a week. I got them at Marshall’s and they weren’t bad.

  7. Congrats on the recent promotion! I love your phone case, so cute! I’m curious about those under eye pads- let me know if they work well! 🙂

    • Thank you. I love being able to look at my pup all day when I need a pick me up. I liked them and noticed a reduction in puffiness though it recommends using them twice a week, which I know I won’t.

    I love your covers. I had a great experience with CaseApp myself. So fun to make personal things

  9. It’s official, I NEED a phone case with Gatsby’s face on it!

    • You do, use the code for 20% off. Totally makes any day better, just being able to flip it over and see their face.

  10. I still need to wrap most of my gifts. I plan on knocking it out tonight and tomorrow so that I can cross it off the list!

    • Wrapping is the worst part about giving gifts, especially if you are like me and get a bunch of little gifts. Good luck with your wrapping.

  11. Linda sheridan says:

    Kudos on getting your baking done and mailed. I didn’t realize the post office was open on Sunday! Nice on the self-pampering. Have a wonderful week!
    Love. Your. Momma.

    • My office keeps the lobby and kiosks open 24/7 so you can get boxes and stamps. It really helps though they don’t ship until regular business hours. Hope you have a great week.

  12. I need to do a mud mask, my skin is all confused about the weather and it needs a good detox!

    Yayyy for Maine, glad you had a good time!

    • Yes, with it getting colder here I tend to get really dry so it is nice to add some moisture back in and some exfoliation. Maine is always so much fun, miss it already.

  13. I got that candle but it was one that was broken in my BBW shipment so I haven’t burned it yet… gotta wait to empty some jars so I can reuse the wax! I love how Seamus is your little helper! And congrats again on the promotion!! And now I want cookies….

    • It smells really good. Hopefully you get through a jar soon so you can burn it. He mostly just sat on things and stuck his face in mine but he is darn cute. I am totally craving cookies today. Thank you!

  14. Congrats on your promotion!

    I don’t like wrapping gifts, either, which is why I normally use gift bags. No wrapping!

  15. A massage sounds amazing! Go enjoy every second of it!

  16. That picture with the book, Prosecco, and candle looks soooo cozy! I got all my gifts wrapped last night, whew. Congratulations on the promotion, too!!!


    • It was so cozy, perfect ending. I am so jealous you are done. I still need to finish my local presents. Thanks, it was a good surprise on the promotion.

  17. Congrats on your promotion!! Way to go!! Looks like it was a very good weekend.

  18. I did the exact same thing Saturday. Lots of baking to send goodies out. Also, snuggling with prosecco is the best.

    • Baking is so calming so it was really nice. Though the wrapping wasn’t as fun! Haha! It was the perfect way to end the weekend!

  19. How cute is your case?! And super jealous of your massage, enjoy gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

  20. Congrats on the promotion at work! Sounds like some pampering and shopping were well deserved. Love the Seamus design you picked out for your phone case!

  21. I actually like wrapping gifts. I’m not particularly good at it or overly creative, I just like it. It’s something I did for my grandmother when I was a kid and for my dad & step-mom as a teen/young adult.
    You’re going to have the cutest phone ever!

    • Ugh my Dad would make me wrap his for my nieces. I am decent but odd shapes and stuff I don’t have the patience for finding a box, and wrapping it all perfect. You can totally do all of mine. 😉 I love my new case, bad days instantly better with one look.

  22. oooh that book looks like it was written for you! lol. can’t wait to hear about it! i need to pamper myself more as well, i don’t do it at all now, i just never think to. i suck suck suck at wrapping gifts, i feel like my hands always need a massage (and a million band aids because of the paper cuts i’m bound to get) when i’m done! i haven’t even started mine this year, but i did get the ones out that i had to mail, so success!

    • I totally forget to pamper myself and it is usually rushed so it was nice. Girl I haven’t wrapped the gifts for my family near by so I still have some wrapping to do. Haha! The mailed ones are always a bit rushed. I can’t wait to get started on that book.

  23. Sundays are for face masks and snuggling up with books 🙂 You’re way ahead of me on the gifts. I’m still waiting for mine to arrive!! I’m going to have to overnight them to Cali 🙁

  24. Your sunday night looks so relaxing! Time is just flying by right now!

  25. Congrats on your promotion? Where did you get those under eye pads? I need some.

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