Thursday, January 4, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



A fresh start, blank slate or reset. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a time to re-evaluate your accomplishments and failures, things you want to improve on and goals you want to set for yourself. I’m not much of a resolution person because I found in the past if I didn’t stick to it I’d get upset and think my whole year was going to get off to a bad start because of these outrageous resolutions I set for myself. So every year I make a list of things I want to accomplish that year. Whether it be goals I have for remodeling our home, better organization to keep my head clear / our house running smoothly and self care which always gets put on the back burner. Writing these down helps me stay committed to them throughout the year. This year is about cleaning things up and simplifying our life. 

So I’m writing them down here, out in the open to hold myself more accountable this year. 

1.Home Projects 
Our house is a work in progress and a lot of projects get put on the back burner because I’m so busy with everyone’s else’s houses that I don’t have the time to put into my own. This year I’d be completely content if we just renovate our main bathroom, finish the dining room, the mudroom, wallpaper the half bath and finish our outdoor space. I also want to repaint a lot of rooms in our home as well too. 



2.Organization
This has been ongoing for me but is a part of my life that i crave and need. I sometimes wish I could take an entire month off and just get my whole house in order but that’s not going to happen so I broke it out into months. Since I work from home I need my space to be somewhat organized and so this is a top priority for me. I work better and have a clearer mind when everything is put away. Anyone else feel that way? I’m finishing The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up before summer this year. By the way if you haven’t read this book it’s the one organizational method that I’ve actually stuck to. I got a little intimidated when I got to the paper section and stopped but I’m determined to finish soon because I realized her method works. If you’re not ready for the KonMarie method and are looking for organizing tips yourself, check out Emily Ley’s Simplicity Challenge. She posts the daily challenges on her Instagram and they take no longer then 15 minutes. You an also purchase her newly released book A Simplified Life here.

http://emilyleyblog.com/2017/12/simplifying-2018-part-1-your-home/





3.Self Care 
Eating healthy and more exercise! We all make those New Years goals, right? So much easier said then done. Especially after lounging around eating cookies and leftovers for a week. With freezing Antarctic like temps outside the thought of leaving the warmth of my home to go to the gym is even more daunting. But I know once I start eating healthier and working out a little more I have way more energy and feel better overall. My goal is to workout 2-3 times a week. I like to do classes with friends because we hold each other accountable and working out with friends is more fun anyway. If I get busy my favorite go to workout are the Tone It Up girls. Their meals are so simple and healthy and their workouts are quick and fun. They just started a 5 day detox to kick start the New Year. You can read more about it here




4.Jennifer Cavorsi Design 
 I’ve been very fortunate to have had a lot of great clients this year and I have been busy. But behind the scenes has been getting pushed aside to try and get projects done. My goals for my design business are to finish my new website which will be launching soon. Lots of exciting projects in the works this year and I can’t wait for them to get started. 







5.The Style Nest 
Create more content for the blog this year. Share more behind the scenes on projects and happenings at JCD.





What are some of your favorite ways to set New Years Goals? I love hearing everyone else’s ideas. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

These past few years I've enjoyed putting together the gift guides for you. Although they're a lot of work (and sometimes take days to upload because your computer isn't working) I love finding new gifts and seeing what everyone's favorites are every year. I actually found so many good things for her that I had to make up multiple. It's not hard for me to find things I'd like to buy for myself. So today I'm sharing gift ideas for her as well as gifts to pamper her or yourself since Christmas shopping can be so exhausting. 



DIE CUT ART PRINT: Whether it's fur kids or regular kids, these make a great gift! 

DOUBLE EARRING SET: 2 pairs of earrings that she'll wear through the holidays 

INDIA HICKS TRINKET TRAY: Jonathan Adler designed trinket tray 

DIAMOND RING: This may be one of my favorite things I found. I LOVE this ring! 

COVET BAG: I promise you she will love this buttery soft leather bag that can be used a crossbody or a shoulder bag. This bag recently sold out so I linked my other favorite bag. 

POM BEANIE: I have a slight pom pom beanie obsession and this one is under $20!

TORY BURCH CLUTCH: You can't go wrong with this classic

ENGRAVED BRACELET: I wear mine daily and it's one of my favorite gifts to give. It's adjustable too! 

LAPTOP CASE: I'll be needing one of these and preferably a waterproof one but in all seriousness these are some of my favorite personalized bags and accessories 

CASHMERE NECK SCARF: The perfect accessory for those that are cold but don't like bulky scarves. I'd wear this everyday! 

AWAY SUITCASE: This has been a big hit from the Men's Gift Guide so I thought I'd add it to the womens too. Add her initials for a special touch. 

THE 52 LISTS PROJECTScreate 52 lists that will help you discover the beauty, joy and creativity you already have

BRACELET/CHARGER: I had this on the gift guide last year but since my phone is always running on 15% I thought I'd add it again this year 

RACHEL ZOE BOX OF STYLERachel Zoe taps her exclusive network to select fashion and beauty items you have to have.

FAUX FUR COLLAR: Obsessed with this color

WHITE LE CREUSET: These are a pricier kitchen item but once you own one you wonder how you lived without it

IPHONE CASE: If she recently got a new iphone well then she needs a cute case for it



CANADA GOOSE DOWN: This is a big splurge gift for sure but something she'll stay nice and toasty in for years!



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SLIP PILLOWCASE AND EYE MASK: These are heavenly and you'll look forward to going to bed every night 

DYSON HAIR DRYER: This is pricey but I hear it is amazing! 

DR JART FACEMASK: Winter takes a toll on our skin and these water replenishment masks will help 

EAT BEAUTIFUL BOOK: December to me means EAT ALL THE COOKIES so this will definitely be something I'll be needing come January

GLOPRO: Microneedling at home kit

CORKCICLE STEMLESS: Take your wine to go

OUAI ESSENTIALS KIT: These products are a best seller and come in a little travel pouch

SLIPPERS: chic looking slippers

GREY MALIN CANDLE: He's one of my favorite photographer/artists and his prints are a splurge but on a candle is a little more budget friendly 

BEAUTYCOUNTER LIP GLOSS TRIO: My favorite lip glosses and they're safe! 

COZY FLEECE: I got this last year and LIVED IN IT! I couldn't wait to pull it out again this year when it got chilly

LAVISH BODY POLISH & LOTION: She will smell heavenly and have soft skin. My skin can't survive winter without these

BOBBI BROWN EYESHADOW PALETTE: The perfect neutral palette of eyeshadow colors

COMFY PAJAMAS: These are the softest! 

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE GIRLS

   I have to admit, this is sort of my favorite gift guide to create, Maybe it's because I don't have girls so I'm not tired of shopping for girl stuff or maybe it's that I remember being so excited to make my own christmas list as a little girl. Whatever it is, I sure had fun with this one! I've included some more gift ideas below. 

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MERMAID BEDDING: Mermaids need their beauty sleep

LOL Dolls: I have no idea what these are but I hear they're a hot toy! 

DESSERT PLAY SET: A pretend set that looks so good you want to eat it

UNICORN SNOT: This one just makes me laugh, of course Unicorn snot has glitter in it

HP Portable Photo Printer: She can print her iphone photos right from her phone. The modern day polaroid

MICRO SCOOTER: Ok I may have picked this one because of it's colors because it's the number one color requested from all my little girl clients

NORTH FACE SCARF: I mean just look at the lining of this! Can I have one too?

POP SOCKET: Attach to the back of an iphone so you can rest it upright or it makes taking selfies easier

SCENTED PENS: It's a girl thing

INSTAX CAMERA: These are so fun and with so many extra accessories to go with this you'll have ideas to give the family when they ask what to get the kids

JOJO SIWA KARAOKE: For all the JOJO Siwa fans out there

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL: I may have picked her because of her outfit

CUTE SNEAKERS: These Unicorn vans are the cutest! I also saw a similar pair at Target too

DIGILOOM: Electronic bracelet loom. I'm sure there will be an app to control it next year too

EMOJI GLITTER PURSE: For the little glamsters 



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Friday, November 24, 2017

GIFT GUIDES FOR THE BOYS

The ultimate gift guide for the boys! As a boy mom a lot of these items have been requested by my 11 and 8 year old boys and some well love and tested in our household. 


SCRATCH OFF MAP: Such a cool idea for those little travelers

ICE MAGNATILES: My kids whoa re 8 and 11 still play with these. They also come in a new glow in the dark version too.

GRONK FOOTBALL: This has a built in speaker so they can listen to  tunes while playing catch with their friends

JETSON SCOOTER: This electric scooter has a little LCD screen that shows your speed and battery life and an LED laser beam light


GARMIN VIVOFIT JRkids will have a blast taking on challenges and adventures, and parents will appreciate the convenience of assigning chores and rewards

APP CONTROLLED FIDGET SPINNER: Meet the high tech fidget spinner. Play games, challenges and more in the app


BALLOON DOG NIGHT LIGHTS: A nightime guard dog...in balloon form


STAR WARS LEGOS: With the release of the new Star Wars movie mid December these legos are sure to be hit. This one has a rotating head and an opening hatch which makes it even cooler but beware Dads....it's 1106 pieces! 


RIVAL NERF GUN: What parent doesn't love picking up nerf darts all day? The boys love playing nerf gun wars in the neighborhood and add the matching protective goggles and mask. 


VINEYARD VINES FLEECE: They'll be most excited about this gift for sure, ha! Although they'll thank you when they're nice and warm. 


BIKE: Fat tire bike to ride through town and the woods


MAGNETIC TABLET: Fun little gift to travel with and it's also relaxing to play with these


KLASK BOARD GAME: I saw a friends video on insta with her sons playing this game and it looked like so much fun. 


NINTENDO SWITCH: A video game console that turns into a handheld device too with games like Zelda and Mario Kart. This was basically sold out since last Christmas and I've seen a lot of places stocked but they're selling out quickly so you may want to grab this soon if you've had your eyes on it. 


YOGIBO BEAN BAG: My kids lounged on these in the store last year and after not wanting to spend the money I got a cheaper version which came apart in a couple months. Lesson learned. I polled friends on facebook about this one and majority said their kids and husbands loved these! 


LASER TAG GAME: This is a HOT toy! If you belong to Costco we found the double one for $38 The neighborhood kids are all getting these too!







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GIFT GUIDE FOR THE GUYS

Ah, the men in our life. The hardest ones to shop for. I usually struggle with this one but this year I found a bunch of great gifts for the techie to the outdoorsmen. Some of these are husband tested and approved too! 







WHERE TO EAT PIZZAI spotted this while browsing the cookbooks in Eataly which by the way is a fabulous place to eat pizza!


NORTH FACE VEST: An extra layer to keep warm this winter season

TOMMY JOHN BOXER BRIEFS:  Risk free boxer briefs. If he doesn't love them he can exchange for a different style or a refund. 

FUNNY SOCKS: I got my husband a pair of these last year. They're hilarious! Great gag gift too. 

COOL DESK CLOCK: Comes in a black and brass too! 

YETI COOLER BAGA mens version of a Louis Vuitton bag, well not really but my husband acts like it is. Who doesn't love a cold frosty and a leak proof cooler bag that keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and it actually does! 


AWAY SUITCASE: If you have a husband who travels a lot and is in need of a new suitcase, you may want to check this one out. My husband LOVES his! It has a usb charger on it and comes in multiple color options and is sleek looking. (Shop this link to get $20 off)



LANDS END SLIPPERSWe all got these as a gift last year from my mom with our initials on them. They are some of our favorite slippers!


3 IN 1 CHARGER: No more annoying cords to charge his devices. This holds 3 cords with one plug in charger. It also comes in cool finishes too. 

SIRACHASpice up his stocking with some weak knees siracha sauce.

BOSE WIRELESS HEADPHONES: Another tested and favorite are these wireless Bose headphones. I have to admit these are the most comfortable headphones. You can read more about the top rated wireless headphones here https://www.reviews.com/bluetooth-headphones/

OLD SCHOOL VIDEO GAMEJust plug and play and relive your childhood (Use code MORE17 for 20% off for Black Friday)



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Thursday, November 23, 2017

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS


I have scoured the internet to find THE best deals going on in the fashion world. So without further ado here are the top Black Friday deals to know about and what I would shop for! I've included items for everyone on your shopping list. 

         
        
Neiman Marcus — Early Access take $50 off $200 with code THANKFUL, through 11/22 at 10pm CT.
J. Crew Factory- 50% off everything
GAP- 50% off 
NET-A-PORTER — Take an extra 50% off with new styles added on 11/14.
Nike — Take an extra 25% off sale styles with code EPIC25. Valid through 11/28.
Shopbop — Take up to 75% off sale items and 30% off full-priced styles with code MORE17. Valid through 11/27. 
Saks: Get up to 60% off at the Thanksgiving Sale. Valid 11/22-11/24. 
Macy’s — Take 20% off Black Friday with code HURRY. Valid 11/22-11/25. 
YOOX — Take an extra 60%. Valid 11/24-11/26. 
Nordstrom: Take an extra 20% off select sale items. Valid 11/24-11/27. 
REVOLVE — Take up to 50% off sale styles starting 11/23. 
Intermix — Get 40% off select full-priced styles. Valid through 11/23.
J.Crew — Take 40% off everything. Valid through 11/26.
TopShop — Get up to 50% off and free shipping. Valid 11/22-11/27. 
Asos — Take 20% off everything with code WIN20. Valid 11/23- 11/28. 
Madewell — Take 25% off everything with code DONTSTRESS. Valid through 11/26.
Urban Outfitters — Buy one, get one 50% off, valid 11/22-11/24. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE HOSTESS

It’s that time of year again...Gift Guides Time! I’m kicking off my gift Guides week with Hostess gift ideas. From cute cheese boards to yummy scented candles, these gifts will be sure to surprise your hostess and guarantee a repeat invite. 



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