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Happy New Year’s Eve!


Happy, happy New Year’s Eve!

You guys are the best : ). Love you all – cheers!

xx lauryn

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Winter-Ish Hot Buttered Rum…To Drink Before Those Resolutions 

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BUTTERED RUM.

What a way to end the year though.

I feel like I’m not being a bad influence here, guys…because technically January is filled with resolutions, cleanses, & health, so why not be naughty for New Year’s Eve?

MUAHAHAH.

Hey at least this buttered rum has grass-fed butter in it…so it’s kind of like Bullet Proof coffee— but Bullet Proof Rum.

( …totally justifying why I deserve buttered rum for tomorrow’s celebration here ).

Ultimately, this is a one & done type of drink. I mean you don’t need 3. Have one, enjoy it, move on to the bubbly. You get it.

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Mmkkay. So let’s talk about easy ingredients shall we?

BUTTERED RUM BECAUSE HELL, YOU DESERVE IT

2/3 cup raw coconut sugar
1 stick grass-fed butter ( I am obsessed with unsalted Kerry Gold ), room temp
1/4 cup raw, local honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch Himalayan salt
3/4 cup spiced rum ( I used Captain Morgan, TBT to 11th grade )
2 cups boiling water
4 sticks cinnamon, for garnish

+ Directions: in a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, & salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug ( filling about halfway ). Top with boiling water, stir well, & serve immediately.

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Here’s more of an explanation:

I feel like a champagne cocktail on New Year’s Eve is JUST as predictable as glitter or a bandeau dress on NYE? THOUGHTS?

Please, do eigh in.

Anyway back to the hot buttered rum.

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Buttered rum is just fun & kind of reminds me of Harry Potter’s butter beer. Plusssss who doesn’t want to come out of 2015 with a bang? Let’s butter it up, & then worry about our green juice January 1st.

On that note, don’t forget to enter this giveaway. I’m telling you, it’s so easy to enter & it’s tons of fun products.

Happy ( almost ) New Year’s Eve.

Ching-ching, lauryn x

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Closet Clean Out!! YES PLZ.

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If you know me, you know I’m all about cleaning house.

I swear I have like a weird issue with being a non-hoarder in every single possible way. I feel like the generation above us is opposite. They save everything. My dad will be like “Lauryn here’s your pacifier from 1989!” Eye roll. No thanks, Dad, ew.

After moving into our latest place, it’s OUT with anything that’s not being used or worn.

Out means hand-me-downs to my two little sisters, donating to Goodwill, or adding some cute pieces to Tradesy ( << more on that process here ).

Lately I’ve realized LESS IS MORE. A big part of this came from that one book about clutter called The Life-changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever. Basically the point is, if something isn’t bringing you joy or you’re not using it, it’s not serving a purpose. How easy & simple is that?!

Anyway, that’s my inspiration behind the constant, monthly closet clean out. & honestly it’s incredibly therapeutic!

On that note, a lot of you guys asked where I got this red dress— & I literally just added it to Tradesy. Enjoy! Also if you’re into jumpers, how cute is this number? Shop my full closet here.

Hope you guys are having a relaxing, stress-free weekend before the holiday madness.

Talk soon, lauryn x

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APRÉS-SKI…HIS & HERS

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BRRRRRrrrr.

So Aspen was an absolute blast.

Michael & I were very active the entire time, which is fun because then you can eat extra pesto pasta at dinner, guilt-free right?

We spent our days sledding, skiing, & walking around the charming, snow town.

Oh & let it be known that Aspen is my kind of romantic. Each day we bundled up by a blazing fire with homemade hot chocolate topped with fluffy marshmallows & a good book ( he’s reading The ONE Thing & I’m reading You’ll Know I’m Dead When I Stop Talking ). Loved it!

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Anyway, Aspen is SO cold, like so, so cold right now– even off the ski slopes- so thank God I had this chateau resort-ish ski Trinity Down Parka by Eddie Bauer. They were kind enough to dress me & Michael in some warm clothes for the trip. We loved coming off the mountain & curling up by the fire decked out in cute clothes.

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Honestly I love how their products keep you super warm and toasty but aren’t super heavy & bulky. A lot of warmth without looking like Shammu is just really fabulous in my book.

Also, Michael really loves the guy’s line— he’s incredibly picky with his clothes ( …eye roll… ) so it was cool to see him fall in love with the brand. I have to say though, Michael especially fell in love with their Downlight StormDown Vest which he’s rocking in these shots.

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If you’re looking for a romantic get away, trust me & go to Aspen!! You certainly won’t be disappointed. The snow is just perfect for lovers. Especially if you’re in freezing conditions…I mean, you can’t go wrong with this chic, post-ski parka.

Besides who doesn’t want to be the cutest snow bunny in Aspen?

X, lauryn

+ Shop my snow outfit: black parka | camo mid line | ski pants | beanie | sunglasses | boots

+ Shop Michael’s outfit: vest | long sleeve top | ski pants | beanie | sunglasses

+ this post is in collaboration with Eddie Bauer | photos.

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Holiday Gifts: Perfect Little Stocking Stuffers

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I’m With The Band Headband | Child of Wild Ringsbeautyblender & Mini Cleanser M·A·C Nude’ Mini Lip Gloss Set |Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand Real Techniques Mini Trio Brush Set Rose & Chamomile Mini Facial Set | Mint Clothing Company Chelsea Tank

Okay seriously, how fun is buying stocking stuffers?

I love finding little mini versions of the items my friends & family love. They’re so cute ( who’s with me?? ).

Plus there’s so many ways to style a stocking.

Roll up the tank so it’s hanging out, add some candy canes or anything festive, get creative!

What are your favorite ideas for stocking stuffers?

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