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The Nautical Lover’s Gift Guide 2016

Here’s my go-to guide for gifts this holiday season for any fellow nautical and seafaring friends or family members!

Nautical Gift Guide 2016

anchor tee // nautical iPhone case // nautical rope coasters

anchor ring // anchor marquee // striped pajamas

anchor candle // whale stud earrings

anchor socks // nautical knot keychain // nautical anchor pillow

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The Beach Lover’s Gift Guide 2016

If you have a beach lover in your family or your circle of friends, here are some easy to grab gift ideas to find the perfect gift for her this holiday season!

Beach Lover's Gift Guide 2016

 

 

pajamas // mermaid pillow // gold wave bracelet

beach spray // woven basket // beach book

gold wave ring // pineapple sandals

nail polish set // palm tree iPhone case // pineapple shot glasses

turkish beach towel

 

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Top 5 Nail Art Trends for Fall

Here’s a look at our Top 5 nail art trends for Fall that we can’t get enough of!  You can view more nail art designs.

Top 5 Nail Art Trends for Fall

Keeping it cozy with a cable knit nail design

Top 5 Nail Art Trends for Fall

Metallic tips

Top 5 Nail Art Trends for Fall

Blue half moons

Top 5 Nail Art Trends for Fall

Rose gold isn’t just for home decor

Top 5 Nail Art Trends for Fall

A slice of silver

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Resort Wear 2016 – Nautical + High Seas

I love this classic nautical photoshoot Elle Macpherson did for ELLE Australia!  There’s even a very cozy and affordable sweater from H&M that I’ve got my eye on.  Check it out!

Resort Wear 2016 - Nautical

In love with this bright blue trench coat from Sportmax!

Resort Wear 2016 - Nautical

Stripes will always have my heart

Resort Wear 2016 - Nautical

This is the sweater I mentioned. I couldn’t find the exact one but you can shop a similar one here.

Resort Wear 2016 - Nautical

I’m on board for bringing back denim jackets this Fall!

Resort Wear 2016 - Nautical Resort Wear 2016 - Nautical

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Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  I think that’s because it’s one of the playful holidays.  One thing that’s not on my list of favorite things to do is pumpkin carving.  As much as I love the outcome, it’s pretty messy and my dog whines the entire time (I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m gorging myself on pumpkin without him!).  So here’s my top 10 list for Halloween pumpkins for 2016.  Most of these are no carve, technically they all are except there’s one that requires a drill.  There are even some coastal pumpkin ideas for my fellow beach lovers!

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Nautical Anchor Pumpkin via Crafts by Courtney

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Add sequins! via Squirrelly Minds

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Try some sparkling studs in the shape of a flamingo!

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Paint it! I love these beachy scenes via Completely Coastal

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

I love the edgy look of these marbleized pumpkins via Alice and Lois

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

To all my fellow knitters, what a great way to use left over yarn! via Freutcake

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

This is the easiest one, let your pumpkin go au naturel

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

In the words of the Rolling Stones, “paint it black” via Nordstrom

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Beachy candle pumpkins to light the way! via Beach Bliss Living

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Getting punny with pumpkins via Studio DIY

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October Fall Outfit

Plaid always feels so right for Fall but at the same time I don’t want to give up my stripes.  What’s a girl to do?  Combine favorites!  Mixing and matching patterns for the perfect Fall outfit is a great way to wear your favorite pieces together.  Take a look:

red plaid jacket / sunglasses / gold feather earrings

nautilus bracelet / striped sweater dress / canteen bag

cable knit socks / hunter rain boots

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Fall Sangria Recipe

I love sangria!  Sangria is usually thought of as a Summer cocktail but there’s so many ways to change it up for Fall.  By swapping out some of the typical sangria fruits like melon and grapes with more in-season ones like cranberries and apples, you can really change up any sangria recipe.  Take a look at this sangria recipe and you’ll be ready to go pumpkin picking in no time!

Fall Sangria Recipe

Ingredients:

2 apples, cored and sliced
3/4 cup cranberries
2 pears, sliced
1 750mL bottle hard cider
1/2 cup bourbon
2 Tbsp Calvados or other apple brandy
1 cup ginger beer

Directions:  Add to a large pitcher all the prepared fruit. Pour in the bourbon, calvados and ginger beer and stir. Slowly add the bottle of hard cider. Set in the fridge for 2 hours and serve. (If you’d prefer to preserve more carbonation, serve immediately or hold off on adding the hard cider until serving.)

 

I altered the recipe I found at Cheese and Chocolate

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