November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

i am thankful for
(in no particular order & not limited to)
my dear family
my sweet friends
my great job
the USA (freedom, y'all)
my health
little black dogs named ozzy
netflix instant streaming (x1000000)
makeup, glorious makeup
margaritas, preferably mango
technology of all kinds
this blog & the little chickens
strong coffee
hugs & kisses
sturdy shoes
twirly dresses
ryan gosling (!!!)
scary movies
a roof over my head
love in my heart
sparkles & lipstick :)

happy holiday!

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November 27, 2013

wishful wednesday

starry string lights | the most beautiful lights perfect for brightening and making any room in the house more magical.
  naked 3 palette | i am obsessed with the colors in this brand spanking new palette, and it is at the top my little christmas wish list.
asos sequin dress | the first contender for the NYE 2014 dress, hey gorgeous!
sephora brushes | all of these fabulous brushes in the set for just $60, great steal for the holidays!
ralph lauren nightgown | just call me Nana because I am obsessed with cute patterned nightgowns.

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November 26, 2013

Aztec Prints & Leather Boots

sweater: old navy // dress: ross // leggings: dots // boots: ugg lynnea II // necklace: versona accesssories

My new beloved boots and my favorite blanket sweater made the most comfortable outfit on the PLANET!  This is my third cold season with this sweater. which makes it the most reliable thing in my life.  I've blogged about my extreme love for this sweater before, but I just can't get over it.  No other sweater has since come close to the standards set so high by the flashy little aztec number.
You won't find me cold in the movie theater, not with this baby around.
Also, these boots are the perfect marriage of Ugg boot comfortability and leather bootie fierceness.
I think I found the two items I would definitely grab if there were to be a fire.
Right after the furry black canine, of course.
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November 25, 2013

Merrymaking Gift Guide 2013

Tis the season, y'all!
Gift giving time is right around the corner.  If you're like me, as soon as Halloween passes, I start getting very excited to buy Christmas gifts for everyone on my list.  This year I decided to do something different and I started perusing Etsy for handmade gifts.  The possibilities are endless and there are options for everyone.  I partnered with a handful of Etsy shops to share some great gifts (and discount deals!!!) with my little chickens.

Coffee Before Talkie mug from 
Can you imagine a cuter mug for your morning cup of caffeinated gold?
I'm in love with all of the cups in Megan's shop, but this one was my super favorite because it is often my morning mantra.
Check out her other fab items here.
Matters of Merrymaking readers get 15% off with code: WILDWORLD
Sergeant Pepper Wooden Spoons from 
Some of the most unique and whimsical gifts perfect for the fabulous person in your life who loves to cook!  Preparing holiday meals would be way more fun with John, Paul, George, and Ringo.  Kristin even has the Duck Dynasty boys for the duck call lovin' friends on your list.
Matters of Merrymaking readers get 10% off with code: MAKINGMERRY
Lit Handmade Recycled Wine Bottle Natural Soy Candle from LITSOYCANDLES
I love every single item in this shop! The packaging, the recycled bottle, and the AMAZING scent of this candle is everything!  Jordan and Taylor have many delicious spirited scents to choose from (I picked Chardonnay) including Riesling, Merlot, and Mimosa.  Perfect for the sommelier in your life or just for the girl who loves yummy candles!!!!
Matters of Merrymaking readers get free shipping-
Tell them Bekah sent you!
Latitude & Longitude Bracelet from
One of my dearest and best friends moved away from Memphis to Atlanta, and this is the PERFECT gift to give her a little bit of home to see when she looks down on her wrist.  The coordinates of our favorite little city on a skinny brass cuff is personable AND fashionable. WIN WIN! Sarah also has necklaces & keychains available for personalization! Oh, and she can ship in gift packaging right to your gift reciepient! Faboosh!
Matters of Merrymaking readers get 10% off with code MERRYMAKING10!
Orange Amp Flask from 
In Rebecca's shop, I found possible gift ideas for the hardest person to please on my list! There are tons of flask ideas in her shop.  From wedding parties and customized engraved options, the possibilities are endless.  My guitar loving father will adore this orange amp flask, I can't wait!  SO FUN!
Matters of Merrymaking readers get 10% off with HOLIDAY.
Paper Garland from 
The off white paper garland really inspired me to get in the holiday spirit! I love the delicate look of the garland, I need to get my hands on some more of them.  Linsey has tons of colors to choose from and hand makes the sweet garlands with a variety of different sizes of circles and shapes!

Do What You Love print from
I want to plaster my walls with every single print from this shop.  Lauren has so many beautiful items, quotes, and SO MANY SEQUINS!  The quality is great and the prices are so affordable.  If prints aren't what you are looking for, make the seasons bright with these hangers!!!

November 22, 2013

Friday Favorites

one: i am so very excited for the 2nd annual FRIENDSGIVING at the house of my bffs!  all the good food, the great wine, and the best people.  the actual turkey day is normally reserved for family & food fights, so i am thrilled to kick back with my buds this weekend :)
two: my sister and i are gearing up to see catching fire this weekend, too.  apparently it is already out, but that shows you how much attention i pay to trailers... THEY GIVE THE WHOLE MOVIE AWAY!  I love my girl J-Law.
three:  like many of my fellow pinners, i am so intrigued by the idea of contouring!!! i did admit on twitter that i am slightly weary of the process, but i found this compact that has the two shades in one convenient package.  i want to get my hands on it to try it out. maybe, maybe.  do any of my little chickens contour? what are your favorite products?
four: it has been a hot minute since i updated you all on my netflix queue status... I know you guys were all waiting with bated breath to find out what show i am binging on this week.  HART OF DIXIE! i told my mom that i watched the first two episodes and that i thought she would like it... i talk back with her mere hours later to find out that girl binged half the first season.  (it runs in the fam!)  it really is super cute & i am super obsessed with jaime king.

five:  i put these ugg lynnea II on layaway at tj maxx a few weekends ago, and i am going to pick those beauties up on saturday.  they're beautiful and we are perfect for each other!  

have a merry weekend, xo.  

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November 21, 2013

All Booties, All The Time

tunic: lane bryant // sweater: i ♥ ronson // necklace: eclectic ornaments // 
leggings: tj maxx // shoes: barefoot tess 

Tunics and leggings are one of my favorite grab-and-go outfits year round, but in the winter I love layering them with a oversized sweater! Also, I am trying to incorporate my boot/bootie collection more this season by going against my usual hesitation to wear the wedges/stacked heels on a random weekday.  With my extremely casual job, I kind of feel silly wearing dressier clothes and shoes, but I just love them so much! I have a massive collection of boots and I need to get them in a better rotation! Does anyone else struggle with this problem?  So if you see that girl with a 4 inch heel in the grocery store on a random Thursday... that may be me.

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November 20, 2013


dress: ross // tights: we love colors // boots: nine west // coat: lane bryant // necklace: crack in the walk

As I was perusing Pinterest for the 56th time yesterday, I came across this idea where you write a letter to ten-years-older-than-yourself you.  (dear 35 year old Bekah....)  Inspired, really.  I attempted it.  Delete, delete, delete.  It sounded like a super sad, poorly written self-help diary entry.  
I don't really need to write a letter to myself in my mid-thirties to accomplish anything.  We all know that in the year 2023, Mrs. Bekah Gosling will be in her space house, wearing the most exquisite tutu on the moon drinking endless mango margaritas (you can't get hangovers in zero gravity, duh.)
In the mean time, I would rather write about sparkles & tutus & lipsticks.

Stay tuned for next week, when I share the MERRIEST of gifts on my Holiday Gift Guide.  I personally selected some fabulous presents perfect for each person on your list!  Also some fabulous discount codes and deals available just for M of M readers.

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November 19, 2013

denim jackets & stripes

 black skinnies: GAP // striped tee: target // denim jacket: jc penney // 
scarf: gift // watch: c/o timex // shoes: rocketdog (here) // bracelet: i made it :)

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