New Years Eve Look

Look 1: Dress {available for FREE overnight shipping here}// Earrings // Bow Clutch // Heels
Look 2: Dress {2-Night Shipping via Amazon Prime!} // Earrings // Clutch // Booties
Champagne Glasses // NYE Party Prop Kit

With Christmas behind us {I'll recap on ours soon!} I've quickly turned my attention to New Year's Eve! This entire week is still such a fun and bustling time, with the holidays bookending the week. I just ordered the dress on the right and can't wait to wear it this weekend! We'll be celebrating with a few friends on "east-coast" time so that we can be home by 10pm! #momlife

What are your plans for NYE?

xo natasha

Holiday Happenings

It's been a whirlwind of a holiday season this year! I feel like I blinked and Christmas all of a sudden is less than a week away! 😱 Where as the time gone? I so glad I took a couple pictures to remind me of all that we've done!

Christmas tree hunting was super fun, especially with hot cocoa and popcorn in hand!

All decorated and lit up! We got the tree skirt from Target! Stockings are from Pottery Barn Kids.

Some of our wrapped gifts nestled under the tree! 

We ordered some new geometric ornaments from CB2 and love them!  

Daddy scored the Santa photo with BOTH boys smiling!

Ryan and I spent a kid-free weekend in San Francisco to see the Nutcracker and get some shopping in! I love the holiday decor in the city. 

Ethan had his preschool holiday program and did such a good job singing! 

This past weekend, we made sugar cookies and my OCD went into overdrive as flour and sprinkles were spread all over the kitchen! All worth it though! 😉

Slippers // Ethan's Pajamas

We've also managed to sneak in some snuggles and movie time too!

I'm trying to enjoy these last few days of the holiday season!! I hope you are too! Only FIVE more sleeps! 

xo natasha

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is TEN days way...where has the time gone?! I really need to wrap up our shopping and get to wrapping! In case you're on the hunt for stocking stuffer ideas, I've put together a little guide to help you navigate:

Detox Bath Salts: After an indulgent holiday season, doesn't this sound amazing?

Copper Bottle Opener: A total necessity!

7-Day Stud Earring Set: I have these and LOVE them! Now I never have to wonder what earrings to wear with my outfit during the week.

Mindfulness Coloring Book + Coloring Pencils: This is a smaller book which is perfect for a stocking stuffer and perfect to keep in your tote or desk drawer at work.

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub: I don't really know what lip scrub is, but I'm intrigued!

Tweezerman Tweezers: Because they are the best!

X-Shape Ring: Such a simple way to make a statement.

Karen Walker Sunglasses: A fun splurge...and worth every penny!

Duo Clutch + Card Case: I've had my eye on the Truffle eye for a long time and love this new duo!

Are you done with all of your shopping?

xo natasha

Our Christmas Card

One of my favorite traditions of the holiday season is putting together our Christmas cards. It's the one time of year where we ca get dressed up and have our picture taken. This year was especially "fun" as both Ryan and Wyatt were wickedly sick the night before our photoshoot...but they pulled through like champs! Shockingly, there were a ton of great we decided to showcase some of our favorites on the backside of the card.

As always, we used Minted and loved how our cards turned out!

Our photos were taken by Melissa Vossler, who was patient and kind enough to put up with our crazy, sick herd! Many thanks to her for capturing these moments! :)

xo natasha

San Francisco Getaway: Outfit Planning

Ryan and I are off to San Francisco for the weekend to see The Nutcracker and get a little holiday shopping in! I love planning out my outfits and thought I would share!

Look 1 // Sightseeing: It's supposed to be raining all weekend long, so I want to be warm and comfortable, yet still a little stylish! ;) I don't have Hunters yet, but may need to change that this weekend. I have and LOVE these jeans and vest though, total staples!

Look 2 // Night Out at the Nutcracker: I am SO excited to take Ryan to see the was one of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up and Ryan has never seen it before! I adore the look of this dress...isn't it festive?
Dress // Clutch // Heels also love these!

Look 3 // SoulCycle: I am SO excited to try out my fist SoulCycle class! I just got into Peloton {which streams online so you can spin at home} but haven't tried this cult favorite!

We're staying at the Axiom Hotel {we got a great deal on the app, Hotel Tonight! Use code NSCHUE to get $25 off your reservation! This is our second time booking through them and love it!}.

 Do you have any recommendations on places to eat or things to see? Let me know in the comments below!

xo natasha

Hearty Winter {Veggie!} Chili + Gift Guide for the Cook

I posted this black bean and sweet potato chili on Instagram the other day and got a couple requests for the recipe, which you can find here! We sprinkled cotija on top, which I thought balanced the sweetness in the soup. We've also tried this recipe and love it just as much!

Also, for all the cooks, bakers and chefs in your life, I've put together some fun gift guide ideas that will become staples in the kitchen!

Serving Tray + Cheese Knives: The perfect way to showcase your cheese or special dessert!

Stemless Champagne Flutes: With a copper touch!

Cooking with Jeffrey Cookbook: Barefoot Contessa's cookbooks are my absolute favorite and this one is no exception!

Le Creuset Dutch Oven: We finally bit the bullet and bought one of these bad boys and it is definitely a game changer when it comes to cooking.  PLUS, it's dishwasher safe!  Worth every penny, IMO and you can also get the one with the gold knob, which is especially pretty!

Wood Pinch Bowls: Perfect for salt or for finger foods like nuts or olives.

Silicone Spoons: We also have these and swear by them!

Silpat Microwaveable Mat: We love our Silpat and use it regularly. I'm super intrigued by this microwaveable option!

Lustre Pasta Bowls: Pretty bowls make everything taste better, right? Love the lustre in these and how versatile they are!

xo natasha

Gift Guide: For Him

Drone: Men love least my husband does and I am sure he would love a drone!

The California Tumbler: How cool is this tumbler? It has the mold of Half Dome at the bottom...and there is one for Washington and Oregon too!

Fitbit Blaze Watch: For the sporty husband or dad!

Sledding Socks: I mean, their socks with mini sledders on the, need I say more?

Ben Carlson Foundation Board Shorts: An aerial shot taken at the paddle out memorial service for a Newport Beach lifeguard, these have a lot of meaning and support a great cause. The print reminds me of Gray Malin a bit too.

Herschel Supply Co. Duffle Bag: I swear this duffle makes the list every year, Ryan loves his!

Sugarfina Vice Collection: For the guy with a sweet tooth, flavors Single Malt Scotch Cordials, Cuba Libre, and Maple Bourbon Caramels are sure to be winners!

The North Face Glovers: With tech tips so he never has to take them off!

UGG Slippers: Ryan just got these as a gift and loves them!

MacBook Air Case: Super stylish for us, yet a totally necessity for!

What's on your guy's wishlist this year?

xo natasha

Weekend Steals

Happy Saturday!  We finally got our Christmas tree so we will be busy decking the halls this weekend! I wanted to pop in and let you know about some sales going on this is the time to wrap up your holiday shopping!

Anthropologie: Extra 40% off sale, no code needed!  Love this blouse!

Pottery Barn Kids: 20% off with code HOLIDAY + 30% off retro kitchens + play food + accessories + more!
Some of you may remember my hunt for stockings last year and THESE would have been perfect! How cute are the little poms on the toes?

Loft: 50% off sale, no code necessary! Love this peplum sweater!

Gap: 40% off with code SURPRISE! Loving this faux fur vest, all the cozy jammies, and of course, the kid section!

And this is HUGE!  The coveted Stuart Weitzman lowland boot in bone suede is currently 40% off!!

Happy shopping!

xo natasha