The Little Red Dress You NEED For The Holiday’s

This little red dress is SO PERFECT for the holidays!!! I literally can’t get over how perfect it is LOL. It’s from my new favorite brand at Target called Wild Fable. I seriously want just about everything they’ve been putting on the shelves, and I can’t pass on the super low prices for the high quality. This dress was only $18 and I love that you can style it so many different ways. I feel like it would look really cute with a white long sleeve turtle neck underneath and some white booties! You could also pair it with over the knee boots, a leather jacket, and a slick high pony. I could seriously go on for ever y’all! I guess one could say I love fashion haha. 

It is a must to get pictures at a Christmas tree farm during this time of year. So I picked Jackson up a red sweater from Target of course, and headed to Johnson Brother’s farm with some of the SoCal Blogger Babes! Those pictures will be up next with a Babe Gift Guide! Jack’s sweater is seriously SO cute and really thick. He looked like such a little man in it…totally melted my heart.

One of my all time favorite earrings brands is Sugarfix by Baublebar. They seriously have the CUTEST earrings, and again at affordable prices. I picked up this classic pair from my local Target recently, and they also have them online! My shoes are old but I found a similar pair that I honestly think are cuter than the pair I own. I love the fringe detail, SO CUTE.

If you get this dress, make sure you tag me on IG so I can see how you styled it! Thanks for stopping by! ❤

My Favorite Target Finds: Holiday Edition 2018

One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE places ever….TARGET!!!! I literally go there for just about everything and then some. I like to blame my mother for introducing me to Target runs at a young age…I stood no chance haha. It’s the first of December and Target has some of the cutest holiday decor this year, so I rounded up some of my favorites and styled a little shoot with @emilyybaranski! We seriously had a blast putting this setup together / shooting it. Stay tuned for more pictures….and trust me we took a lot LOL. 

A few extra because I literally can not go to Target or Target.com without seeing stuff I had no idea I NEDED haha. Seriously though, Target still has a ton of amazing sales going on, and if you have a red card that’s another 5% (just get it already!!!) I literally said no for so many years and for this girl that’s prob like thousands of savings I missed out on!!

If you see something in my picture that is not linked above it’s most likely from the 99cent store haha! Feel free to email me if you need a link or have any questions! shelby@stylingsunshine.com

Christmas is Best with a Drink & Dessert

∇ Healthy Cinnamon Eggnog ∇

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The holidays are the perfect time to break out the eggnog. But if you’re like me, and have never been a huge fan, you might be a little on the hesitant side. This slimmed-down/cinnamon version turned me into an eggnog fan. Skipping the heavy creme, using fewer yolks, and low fat milk makes this recipe somewhat more on the healthy side! 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED:

3 Large eggs

3 Large egg whites

51/2 Cups low-fat milk

1/2 Cup organic sugar

2 Tbsp cornstarch

2 Tbsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 Cup pure cane sugar

Red color dye

1/3 Cup dark Jamaican rum (optional)

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STEP 1: Mix in a bowl with a whisk eggs and egg whites; set aside. In a large saucepan, with heat-safe spatula, mix 4 cups milk with sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cook on medium-high until mixture boils and thickens a little bit, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute and then remove saucepan from heat.

STEP 2: Gradually mix 1/2 cup simmering milk mixture into eggs; pour egg mixture back into milk in saucepan, mixing constantly, to make custard.

STEP 3: Pour custard into large bowl; stir in vanilla, nutmeg, rum, if using, and remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 6 hours or up to 2 days. Mix sugar and a few drops of color dye in a bowl, then transfer to plate. Get the rim of your glass wet and dip class into sugar. Sprinkle finished product with cinnamon. Makes about 7 cups.

*I got the glass I used at the dollar store and they had tons of other cute holiday glasses*


 

∇ Strawberry Christmas Trees ∇ 

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This dessert is so so yummy and super easy to make. There are so many versions you can make by using the many options Oreo sells. We used the ‘mint’ flavored ones (warning: highly addictive) but you can pick which ever flavor you like. I wish I would have used a little darker icing but they still turned out pretty cute. This is a fun dessert to make with children as well!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Strawberries (tops cut off)

Oreo’s

White icing

Green icing

Sprinkles

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STEP 1: Place Oreo’s on serving plate and add a layer of white icing on top (snow). Cut off tops of strawberries.

STEP 2: Ice each strawberry with green icing and then add the sprinkles. After each strawberry is iced, place it on top of the Oreo.

STEP 3: Put serving plate in fridge for at least 30 minutes, serve and enjoy! 🙂


 

Christmas Decor Inspiration

There are so many different ways to show your holiday spirit this season. I love having our home looking like a winter wonderland. I want to share a few simple cost friendly decorating ideas to help you gear up for the big day! (9 days away)

JOY CANDLE STICKS

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WHAT YOU NEED:

Burlap

3 Wood blocks

White paint

Black paint

Hot glue gun

Candle sticks (got mine from the dollar store)

Wooden candle stick toppers

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STEP 1: Paint all candle stick parts black (I did 2 coats). As that dries sand down the 3 wooden blocks and cut burlap to fit each block.

STEP 2: Paint each block on the burlap letters to spell out the word ‘JOY’ (I did 3 coats). Once dried, glue each block to the glass candle sticks.

STEP 3: Glue on the candle stick tops to the wooden blocks.


LET IT SNOW SIGN

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WHAT YOU NEED:

Large wood plank (or plank you used for ‘give thanks’ project)

White paint

Blue paint

Silver paint pen

Stencil

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STEP 1: Sand board to liking and paint blue. I used the other side of my ‘Give Thanks’ board I made for Thanksgiving. I mixed the blue and white paint to get the exact color I wanted it. (2 coats)

STEP 2: Use stencils to paint ‘let is snow’. Once dried, use small brush to touch up and add 2nd coat.

STEP 3: Paint on snow flakes. I used a small brush and silver paint pen to do this.


XMAS CENTER PIECE 

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This is seriously SO easy and will cost you less than $5! I bought everything I used at the dollar store. All you need is a glass container of your choice, ornaments of your choice, and individual fake plants. The dollar store has plenty of options for all three of these things! Just fill the glass container with ornaments and then stick in 2-3 plants of your liking.


ALL FLAKES WELCOME SIGN

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This is another really easy craft to add to your home this season! I used a piece of scrap wood and painted it green first, then added the white ‘humps’ at the bottom (3 coats). Once they dried I added the eyes, noses, and flakes. Lastly, I painted out ‘ALL FLAKES WELCOME’ with a fine brush. This was my first time not using stencils and I’m actually happy with the outcome. You can hang this on your front door, in your home, or place it on a shelf.


WINE GLASS CANDLE STICKS

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Who would have thought I could find another use for wine glasses besides filling them to the rim with wine lol. I got these from the Dollar Store and they are actually pretty great quality. The candles and ornaments are from the Dollar Store as well, so this project cost me less than $5! Just fill the glasses with ornaments, flip them upside down and put a candle on top. TA-DA! 🙂


Feel free to email me if you have any questions at all and thank you for reading! Happy Holidays 🙂

Shelbysoileau@yahoo.com

10 Things To Do In San Antonio This Holiday Season

This time of year is definitely one of my favorites. There are so many fun holiday events going on, splendid lights everywhere, and christmas music (which I LOVE). I am going to share my bucket list of events I want to go to before the season is over. Comment your favorite event to attend this holiday season! 🙂

1. Santa’s Ranch

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Santa’s Ranch is absolutley amazing and you get to drive through the entire ranch so you never even have to get out of your car! It is in New Braunfels, which isn’t a far drive at all from San Antonio, and totally worth it.

2. Pearl Holiday Gift Market

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The entire Pearl Brewery area is a real treat during the holidays and it is truly magical! If you’re looking to shop local and get unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, look no further! There is also tons of amazing food options so come hungry!

3. San Antonio River Walk

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The River Walk is a winter wonderland during the holiday season. It is perfect for a date night or a night downtown with friends. Right across from the River Walk, directly in front of the Alamo, is a giant beautifully lit Christmas tree!

4. Holiday in the Park

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If you live in San Antonio, owning a season pass to Fiesta Texas should be a must! The season pass costs slightly more than a single visit and comes with TONS of perks. If you do not own one, they are having a special right now where a 2016 season pass for Holiday in the Park is free! Tyler and I bought ours last year and have gotten so much use out of it. This event makes for a perfect date night!

5. Christmas at the Caverns

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If y0u haven’t visited the Natural Bridge Caverns yet, you must! It is truly an amazing site to see. During the holidays, the park is lit up all over with lights along with underground christmas shows! They also have a ton of above ground holiday attractions.

6. A Wonderland Christmas

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This event will be a new one for us this season. We have passed by this theme park so many times since we moved to the outskirts of San Antonio (Live Oak). I honestly never even knew of this park until a couple months ago. While doing some online research, I found that it’s a very popular holiday event for the park! Check out all of the activities they have to offer by clicking the link above the picture.

7. Holidays in Bloom

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This is the PERFECT place to take holiday pictures. You will be blown away by all of the amazing colors during this season’s bloom. They have giant checkers, tons of christmas lights, and much more. 38 acres of true beauty!

8.Holiday Arts and Craft Show

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This event is also on the amazing River Walk and is taking place this weekend only! There will be TONS of vendors selling unique gifts to share this holiday season!

9.Don Strange Ranch

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This will be another first for us this holiday season and I’ve heard amazing reviews about this place. The ranch is about 40 minutes from downtown San Antonio. It’s main holiday attraction is a scenic route with thousands of lights that stretches 2 miles long; truly a winter wonderland.

10. Light up Downtown

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This is San Antonio’s 5th annual Light Up Downtown event. It is a contest for all buildings downtown, big and small, to compete with each other for the best and brightest holiday display. You are able to vote which building is your favorite and the building with the most votes is declared winner. This event makes for a PERFECT date night. Make some homemade hot coco or pick up your favorite latte from your local coffee shop and drive around downtown picking out your favorite buildings.

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