Who says you have to go out to celebrate the new year with friends? I’ve been fortunate to make a lot of amazing new friends this year, and what better way to toast to the holidays and 2019 than to celebrate with them? That’s precisely why I hosted a fun brunch party at home right in time for NYE!
Disclosure: Thanks to Eliza J Dresses, Chelsea Yaley Designs, and Washington State Wine for helping this celebration come to life! All opinions are my own.
When I started Hello Rigby back in 2013, I never imagined how many amazing women I would be introduced to, and what great friends I would end up with. I’m so lucky to call these (and more) amazing women my friends; I was so excited to host them for a holiday brunch… and proceed to take 5 million photos to document the whole thing. What can I say, blogging is a very strange, but also very wonderful, thing.
10 Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Friends
Are friends coming over tomorrow to ring in the new year? Or maybe you’re looking for inspiration (or an excuse!) to have your friends over sometime soon. Either way, I thought it would be fun to share what I planned for my friends, and some inspiration the next time you host a fun get together at home!
If there’s one thing I don’t want during the holiday season, it’s a bad hair day. Who has time for that? Not me! There are plenty of things that can go wrong around the holidays: getting trapped in a sudden downpour, long lines at the grocery store, traffic on the freeway, having a wardrobe malfunction, forgetting a present… the list goes on and on. With all of that and more to worry about, I just want to wake up and know that I’ll have shiny, voluminous hair, at least most days.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pantene. All opinons are my own!
That’s why I’m so excited to be working with Pantene to take their 14 Day Challenge. If you follow me on Instagram, then you may know that at the beginning of December, I started the challenge, which meant switching all of my hair products to Pantene for 14 days. Using the Pantene Sheer Volume Shampoo and Conditioner was an easy switch, and the Sheer Volume Dry Shampoo proved to be a brand-new favorite for me!
How to Get Voluminous Hair Everyday
With the goal of no bad hair days and only great hair days, I’m excited to share my results with you today! While I’m at it, I’ve also put together some tips for pumping up the volume on your strands if, like me, you find them looking a little lackluster during this dry and chilly time of year!
Holiday season have you feeling stressed? While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, it also is the busiest time of the year! Lines are longer, traffic is worse, and the hustle and bustle can have people feeling a little more on edge than usual. If you’re feeling the time crunch already, then you’ll love these holiday hacks to save you time this holiday season!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Autotrader however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
When it comes to the holidays, I’m fortunate in that most of my family and friends have pretty low expectations. Gone are the days of piles of gifts under the tree or having a huge itinerary of houses we need to visit. Most of our family prefers we just give the gift of time; we spend the holidays with each other at some point during the season and enjoy each other’s company! Despite that, someone still has to host and cook, which typically falls on my shoulders on Christmas morning. I’m not complaining, but the reality is that cooking, cleaning, and prepping can be time-consuming and a bit stressful when it comes to crunch time!
To keep myself sane this holiday, I’ve learned the magic of outsourcing things I don’t like or have time for, and I’ve learned to work smarter, not harder. Read on for my top holiday hacks to get everything done this holiday season while saving on time and not missing out on anything!
Occasionally someone asks me what my favorite piece in my closet is, or what one fashion item I can’t live without. My mind often wanders from one of my favorite vintage dresses to a favorite pair of ankle boots, but often lands on one of the many Cuyana pieces I own. After all, their carryall tote bag is probably the most life-changing item I have in my closet, and I thought it was about time to share some of my top Cuyana reviews for the products I own and love.
Disclosure: Cuyana graciously sent me the items featured in this post. Affiliate links are also used in this post, which means if you click a link and make a purchase, I may make a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own!
Cuyana Reviews: The 10+ Items I Love + Recommend
Yes, I know. Life changing sounds a bit extreme. But, as someone who almost always prefers style over function, it is rare to find something that satisfies both so well. Today, I thought I’d share my Cuyana collection and answer some of my most frequently asked questions about each of the items in one place. Is it worth the price? Which pieces are the best? And which size carryall tote is it that I’m carrying all the time anyway?
If you’re curious about the brand, or if one of those questions ever came to mind, then read on for my Cuyana reviews!
How it’s almost the middle of December already, I’ll never know. But I do know one thing; with the holiday season flying by, it’s easy to run out of time and desperately need to find last minute gift ideas for everyone on your list! I know for me, it’s those last minute party invites, relative that I forgot we’ll be seeing me, or friend coming into town for the holidays that does me in.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. All opinions are my own!
Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Holidays
If you find yourself in need of a quick and easy gift idea, then let me help! I have a few ideas that will work for a few different types of people that might be on your holiday gift list this year. Use these as inspiration as you put together your holiday shopping list (or your own wish list!), and you’ll be finalizing your Christmas shopping before you know it!
And now for the best last minute gift ideas for the holiday, read on!