Happy Halloween…

My absolute favorite time of the year basically starts today!  Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays ever since I was a little kid!  One of my favorite memories growing up was a costume party we had and my dad wore a real carved pumpkin on his head the entire time, it was hilarious and everyone loved it!

Now that have a little one of my own who loves it just as much as I do it is so much fun to see her so excited!  Our whole family loves to dress up and she gets such a kick out of it!  Here are some of my favorite moments from the past weekend ❤

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Clearly I love a theme while decorating, the great part is that most of these banners and extras can be saved year to year by simple putting them into a ziplock back and they look great and save you a ton of money from repurchasing everything all over again!

xo Meg

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Finally Fall…

Hey everyone! So Fall has officially decided to make its way to our doorstep and we are starting to feel some more chilly weather!  I wanted to share a few pictures of what we have been up to lately as well as link a recent outfit of the day video!

We finally made it to the pumpkin patch which was so fun and a great family outing, we had the best ice-cream and found a bunch of super cute pumpkins for our front door area.  This year we don’t have a large front porch like we did at our last house, but I am really happy with how it turned out!  For a small area I was actually able to squeeze a ton of cute fall decorations in!

  I think that pumpkins and mums are so beautiful and they can transition all the way until Thanksgiving which is even better!  I hope you and your families are all enjoying the fall weather and getting to experience some fun activities as well!

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xo Meg

Halloween Prep…

Hey guys! So fall is definitely in full swing around here!  We have had the busiest few weeks, but we are excited for Halloween and I wanted to share this super easy DIY wreath.  We picked up all of the supplies needed at our local Hobby Lobby for around $30.00 which is not bad compared to pre-made wreaths.  I usually always make my own so that I can customize it exactly the way I want it to look.  I also like making my own because I can make them a little bit larger for the front door.  I will also be adding a string of battery operated lights as soon as they get delivered.

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Check out the video below by clicking on the picture to check out how we made these festive wreaths!

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xo Meg

Pretty Pearls…

Hey guys! I am super excited to share these new goodies with you!  I have been wearing these and trying them out for the last few months and I am totally OBSESSED with them all!  The PeachBox contacted me a little while ago and asked if I would review some of their products, I always take a look at the company and obviously check out the website.  I loved what they had to offer and thought it would be worth a try, and I am so thrilled with everything.  The pieces are amazing quality for the price point and seriously so chic.  I have never tried a leather watch and I love how soft and pretty it makes every outfit.  I also love the combination of the bracelets with the watch.  They are just my style, pretty, simple, and chic all in one.  Check out the video linked below for more details and how I styled the pieces.  Thanks for reading and check out the link below if you are interested in these fab pieces.  Don’t forget to use the code “bellanoochi” to save you 15% off your order through the month of September.  Happy shopping ❤

xo Meg

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15% Off with: bellanoochi at checkout

Click the picture below to check out the YouTube Video

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Straighten It Out…

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Happy Thursday everyone! I recently shared a review about this straightener on my YouTube channel and I wanted to blog about it as well.  I honestly have been loving this particular straightener from Irresistible Me for a few months now.  I love being able to try new products and styling tools from different companies, but this one really stood out above the rest and has become my go-to straightener.  I raved about my old one from Sally’s Beauty, but that quickly got put in the donate pile after trying the Diamond Straightener.  I love hot quickly it heats up and how convenient it is to travel with.

I would definitely recommend giving this straightener a try if you need a styling tool with the capacity to heat up to 450F.  I know a lot of people don’t like using such a high heat on their hair, and keep in mind the more coloring and bleaching you do the heat will add to the damage.  What I love is that with my naturally wavy hair I can style it once and literally leave it for days until I need to wash it again without any of the curl coming back.

If you want to check out more or see the product in action feel free to subscribe and check out my video review listed below!  Thanks for reading and have the best day ❤

xx Meg

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Black & Gold…

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Top: Target| Pants: Gap| Flats: Tory Burch | Tote Bag: Henri Bendel (similar style) | Earrings: Henri Bendel| Sunglasses: Gucci | Watch: Michael Kors| Card Holder: Gucci| Lips: Lorac in Southern Belle| Furry Bench: Target

Hey guys! This is one of my go-to looks for work or any event that requires a more business casual approach.  I wore this exact outfit to a career fair in Philadelphia and I felt confident and comfortable which is most important when trying to sell yourself or your brand.  Pick pieces that flatter your shape and are professional but fashion forward at the same time.

If you want a more detailed explanation of my outfit then feel free to check out the Outfit of the Day video posted below.  Just Click the picture and it will take you right to YouTube don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss a video!

I hope you all have a great Thursday!!

xo Meg

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Pumpkin Fest…

Here are some pictures from our trip to NH for the Pumpkin Fest!  I couldn’t believe the thousands of pumpkins all in one place!  It was really cool to walk around and check out everyone’s carved pumpkins and enjoy the beautiful fall weather up north!IMG_1079 IMG_1157 IMG_1174 IMG_1156 IMG_1230 IMG_1145 IMG_1243xo Meg

Date Almond Rolls…

A few months back I had no idea that these tiny treats even existed, and now I eat them all the time!  I randomly stumbled upon them at our local BJ’s wholesale club and figured I would give them a try because they are raw and contain just two ingredients, dates and almonds.  Seriously these things are like miniature candy bars they are sweet but have that crunch from the almonds and are kind of gooey in the middle.  I will eat them mostly by themselves as a little snack two is a serving size and do have a decent amount of calories considering how tiny they are but they are packed with flavor, vitamins, and nutrients.

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I just saw an episode of Giada at Home on the Food Network and she made a Banana Walnut Smoothie that looked really good with almond milk, walnuts, and a few other ingredients.  I decided to put my own spin on in and use these little date rolls in place of the walnuts that hers called for.

Recipe

1c Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

1 Banana

1 Almond Date Roll

3/4c Frozen Mango

3/4c Frozen Pineapple

Total Calories: 296 for entire recipe which is great for breakfast or for a snack you could split the recipe into two servings at 148 calories per serving of course this will vary depending on the brands and size of banana.

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I definitely noticed a difference with the dates, they added just a little bit of extra sweetness and combined with the banana gave a perfect creamy texture that was delicious!  I will be making this over and over again this summer it’s so good!

xo Meg