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"Get it Girl" Holiday Gift Guide #12DaysOfGiftGuides

Its that time of year again! Have you done your holiday shopping yet? Let me help make it a little easier for you...

Its that time of year again! Have you done your holiday shopping yet? Let me help make it a little easier for you...

We all know that young, hardworking girl who stays on the move... also know as the

Get It Girl

! This year put a smile on her face and snag her a gift she will love and

actually

use in her fabulous busy life!

This #GiftGuide is PERFECT for your best friend, girlfriend, daughter, coworker, or even yourself! #TreatYoSelf

1. Myleik Teele has done it again... this Hustle journal is packed with knowledge from the CurlBox queen herself plus plenty of pages for her to write out her ridiculously good ideas! 

Hustle journal

   2. Every girl on the move needs a great planner. This planner is not only pretty but super functional!



Happy Planner

   3. This cool device's main job is to help you guzzle down water. Your

Get It Girl

needs to stay hydrated during her busy days.

Ulla

   4. Keep her motivated with this adorable gym bag! Pizza is always a great motivator :)

Gym bag

   5. A great staple neutral lip is perfect for the girl on the go. These affordable lippies favor all skin tones and compliment any outfit!



Missy Lynn lipstick

   6. Again, hydration is KEY! She'll love a nice refresher in the middle of her fabulous day.

Face Mist

   7. The

Get It Girl

will never misplace the stand out Glam Headphones! She'll be able to jam out in style.

Glam headphones

   8. The super affordable shades will block out those UV rays & maybe even some of her haters ;)

Sunglasses

   9. A good transitional flat is another staple for the

Get It Girl

. Great for the work day and even better for happy hour!

Transitional Flats

   10. Keep her phone cute and charged with this case & portable charger duo. This way she'll never miss an email (or a tweet) !

Phone case & Portable Charger

   11. A cute statement clutch/bag is a must for the girl on the go! 

Clutch

   12. Lastly, If she's really on the move, this adorable passport holder will get her across the country in style!

Passport holder

I just know that the

Get It Girl

in your life will love ANY of these gifts!

And its just your luck that I've teamed up with 6 other awesome bloggers to bring you even MORE gift guides!

Home Sweet Home tag

Hey guys! I get so many questions about my living space, so I decided to give you all of the details in  my

Home Sweet Home

tag video! Check it out

HERE

or head on over to my

YouTube page

to catch up on other videos you may have missed. I love creating YouTube content for you guys so please leave videos you're interested to see in the comment section below! Enjoy!

Quick closet tour

I recently did a huge closet purge a few weeks ago. You know its time to clear out your closet when the bar falls to the floor for the 3rd time this year. As a result my closet space is back organized! I know I promised you guys a closet tour on my

Video Apartment Tour

, so here it is!

My inspiration for this closet was this image I pinned on my

Custom closet pinterest page

a few years ago. 

Moving into a studio loft with very minimal space forced me to turn my utility closet into a functional space for my clothing. I basically only had this one wall to work with...so I made it work!

I use the top shelf to hold my purse collection. I have just enough space for the ones I have so, before a new one can come in, an old one must go out! Key to small space living.

I love these velvet hangers for my clothes! I previously used wooden hangers and although they looked very nice, they were bulky and took up way too much space. The velvet hangers are thin and slip free, plus they come in the cutest colors!

I use the Ikea Kallax system to store some of my shoes underneath. There's space for at least four pairs of shoes in each cubbie, but I try to keep it at two to limit the shoe hoarding :)

Im pretty satisfied with this wall of my closet and can you believe that its holding all of my clothes for each season?! Yes, it surprises me too!

Now, I cant leave you guys without a few closet purging tips:

(you will need a few friends to help you through this process)

  • Remove everything out of your closet (Yes, this seems like a headache, but just leave on the hangers... it's not so bad)
  • Create specific areas for things you will KEEP, DONATE, and SELL.
  • Go through every item one by one, you will find that starting the sell and donate piles first help get the ball rolling. Your friends will be helpful in this process, they will help you "let it go" :)
  • For the sell pile: fairly new items/things with tags that have not been worn in months/years. 
  • For the donate pile: outdated, too small/big items you cant see yourself wearing again.
  • Take sell items to a consignment shop for quick cash! I utilized a store in my area called Buffalo Exchange.

I had an awesome closet purge specialist who helped me with this process! If you're in the Atlanta area and would like her info email me

here

!

Need inspiration for your closet? Check out my pinterest page for more...

       Follow MonaLisaaStyles, LLC's board Custom closet on Pinterest.

-Lisa

Whats on my nightstand?

The view from my side of the bed is pretty nice! Check out all of the pretty details...

If you haven't seen my video apartment tour, then you might think that I still have this pitiful side table underneath my TV. Well, ladies and gentlemen..I've upgraded!

Another Target piece has taken its place and it's perfect (more about this piece in a separate post)!

As a result, I've moved my cute green end table beside my bed. Its now a functional nightstand!

Now, as intimate and personal as a nightstand can be, I've still decided to share it with you! Most of the time our nightstands are purely for function. They typically hold a lighting source, a glass of water and serve as a charging station for our mobile devices. But you do know that a nightstand can be all of these things and more, right?

Im all for function, but I love to add a little pretty on the side! Yes, functional things can have a little style to them too! Here's what my nightstand is currently holding:

1. Flowers - Now these are solely for my visual pleasure. Tulips are my favorite flowers, Its okay to have at lease one non functional item on your nightstand! Fresh flowers are best but faux is just fine too! These can be found in many home decor stores like Target, Homegoods, Ross, or Marshalls (for a price) but if you desire to create a custom one, check out my

DIY flower video

!

2. Candle - I think that a calming scent and soothing sound of a candle burning is essential to ultimate relaxation before bed. As long as you remember to blow it out before you snooze, you'll be in business! The candle in rotation right now is one of my favorites "Champagne toast" from Bath and Body Works.

3. Healing crystal - In my

2016 Glam guide

I mentioned my new obsession with crystals and their many benefits. The crystal I have by my bed is an amethyst which is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. I honestly found that I have had much better, uninterrupted sleep with this baby by my side.

4. Books/journals - I usually keep a journal on my nightstand for two reasons: my brain runs a mile a minute at night and I miraculously remember everything I need to do the next day, or forgot to do the current day. Its a great place for me to get it out on paper. This helps me not worry so much about things once I've written it down and its all out. Second reason is similar but more enjoyable: All of my great and brilliant ideas hit me right before I fall asleep or even in my dreams! What better place than this cute Target journal for my "Ridiculously good ideas"? Now as for books, I usually keep it light. Nothing with a particular story line because those will keep me up all night and I'll never get any rest flipping pages all night. I usually keep a couple of inspirational books by my side instead. It also helps when they have a pretty cover! The book currently by my side is "Gentlewoman by Enitan O. Bereola ".

5. Cute mug - I absolutely love this mug I found at Anthropologie last year. Tea and hot cocoa fill up this beauty after a long day. We all seem to need to quench a thirst once we go to bed & its essential to a good nights rest! Its also important to keep a coaster on your nightstand to prevent water rings and stains on your nice nightstand. This cutie was snagged from the dollar tree!

Well. that sums up whats ON my nightstand... no, I wont be going into details about whats in the drawer..you WISH! ;) 

I'd love to know whats currently on your nightstand! Comment below and let me know your favorite things!

Lisa

Brainstorming bedrooms

If you follow me on snapchat, you may have seen me talk about a huge project that I hope to finish this year! Im excited to be working on a entire home remodel decorating about 4 bedrooms, two living spaces, kitchen, & dining area. Its slightly overwhelming but I cant wait to see my visions become a reality!

The construction on the home should be wrapped up at the beginning of the year, at that point, I can begin the design process (the fun part!). So, while I still have a little time I've been brainstorming different bedroom ideas. Check out what I've come up with so far...

The home will be occupied with all males, so I tried to keep the bedrooms neutral while doing something different with each space.

This room is almost nautical with all of the navy but way more toned down. I love how grey is the neutral in this space.

This ultimate guys room features leather and wood neutrals. Very clean and masculine.

 I thought this space was pretty gender neutral. The calm color pallet resembles a relaxing hotel get-a-way.

For the younger guest, the fun colors in this room brighten up the day. Cool abstract art make for a nice eye catcher.

All of these spaces are rough drafts, but I love getting my creative juices flowing with new projects on my hands. Which one is your favorite?