My Minnetonka | Gifting Boots and Slippers

Minnetonka shoe style by Jen Hawkins on Palms to Pines
As I’m just now starting my holiday shopping, I got excited to share this post with you guys.  In the past, I’ve give Minnetonka mocs and slippers as gifts, and this year I’m loving their boots.  There’s something about the brand that makes me feel nostalgic, so I love that they never go out of style.  I also love that they’re made out of high-quality leathers and are SO comfortable, but the price point is…
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“Girlsgiving” | DIY Succulent Pumpkins with Moranda

Succulents and Pumpkin thanksgiving day centerpiece
Last night, my house was full of succulents, pumpkins, girlfriends, food, and one really amazing florist.  It was kind of my dream come true.  You know those super pretty pumpkins with succulents “in” them?  Well my friend Moranda Fielding taught us to make our own, and it was SO fun!  They are the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece and/or gift for whoever is hosting you for Thanksgiving.  And they last for literally weeks, so much more longevity…
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What I’m Into This Week | 11.14.16

Thanksgiving hostess gift | Palms to pines style blog
Ok so, this post was supposed to go up Friday, but better late than never, right? A Cute Host/Hostess Gift.  There are so many fun holiday parties and events this time of year, and I always struggle with what to bring the host/hostess.  I found the cutest thing at Williams Sonoma – this white marble monogrammed cheese board.  You can keep it simple and just get the board, or get the matching cheese slicer to…
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Lazy + Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Last minute halloween costumes including the snapchat dog!
If you’re like me, “lazy” and “last minute” describe your Halloween.  I hate to admit it, but Halloween ALWAYS sneaks up on me, I’m not sure what our plans will be, and I end up regretting my lack of planning.  Even when I do have time to plan, I feel like there are some instances where I just want to show a little bit of spirit without going all out.  These include kids’ Halloween parties…
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July 4th | What to Wear

Guys, it’s almost the 4th of July, which happens to be my second favorite holiday as an American!  If you don’t know what you’re going to wear yet, I rounded up some of my favorites for you.  I feel like our options get cuter and better every year – there’s so much good stuff this year!  You still have time to order if you hurry. One of my favorite looks this year is a patriotic…
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Treat Yo’self | Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and Blake’s not that into it.  He’s just…a guy.  So needless to say, I’ve got an excuse to treat myself…am I right?!  Here are a few ways I’ve spoiled myself this week. Maison du Soir Petunia Tank | Maison du Soir Peony Short | Gold Lust Repair and Restore Shampoo | Gold Lust Repair and Restore Conditioner | Oribe Imperial Blowout Styling Creme | Nameplate Identity Necklace Pajamas.  The softest pajamas like, ever.  I’ve been eying these Maison…
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What are you doing (wearing) New Years’ Eve?

Guys!  It’s almost New Years’ Eve!  I usually get so caught up in Christmas that I don’t even think about what I’m doing or wearing New Years’ Eve until it’s too late.  This year, I’m prepared with options.  And I’m in love with this dress from Junim – I’d been eying it for a while and it finally found a home in my closet last week!  If you order quick you can get it in time…
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Mom’s Christmas Cookies | Russian Tea Cakes

In an effort to make it feel like Christmas in Southern California, i’ve been trying to practice lots of the traditions my family did growing up.  One thing I always remember is how my Mom used to make Russian Tea Cakes.  She’d make dozens and dozens, pack them in cute Christmas tins or on plates, and give them to friends, family, and basically anyone who showed up at our house in the month of December.…
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Guaranteed By Christmas

You guys – Christmas is in 4 days!!!  How is it almost here?  If you’re not ready to brave the crowded parking lots and stores, there are still places online you can get guaranteed Christmas delivery, some for free! Amazon – Order by Tuesday, the 22nd (FREE two day shipping with Amazon Prime!) Anthropologie – Order by today, the 21st Backcountry.com – Order by Tuesday, the 22nd (FREE two day shipping) Madewell – Order by today, the 21st (FREE shipping AND…
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What I’m Into This Week | 12.18.15

Guys, it’s a week before Christmas!!  HOW did that happen?!  We are going to Christmas parties, shopping up a storm (online of course), baking cookies, and watching…lots of Star Wars. 😉 A few things I’ve been into this week: Christmas Pajamas!  You still have time to order before Christmas!  Our family always had the tradition of opening a new pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve.  It was always so fun to put them on, and then we…
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