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SoCal Lifestyle Blogger & Mom  Living in a Southern California beach town with my soul mate, a baby boy and a fluffy puppy! 🌴💑👶🏻🐶 Blogging since 2009 at www.mlovesm.com

Happy week before Christmas Eve!! 🎄❤️ Leave me an emoji with how you’re feeling about Christmas being so soon! Are you 🤯 or 🥰?? I shared a blog post on www.mlovesm.com today with some of my tips for staying present and stress-free during the holidays. I know it’s easier said than done, though, right? I hope some of these tips help you though and if you have any of your own, please share them below!! The season goes by way too quickly and I just want to enjoy it as best I can, without going crazy! #christmasiscoming🎄 #mysweetaugustine

#fabfitfunpartner I have been so curious about trying @fabfitfun after so many of my friends have told me they love it! Their words exactly: It’s like Christmas 4 times a year! 🎄FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box that’s packed with full-sized products from some amazing brands like Anthropologie, Oribe and Mark and Graham. Plus they support female-founded companies and really inspiring non-profits. I especially love that this Winter Box is supporting The Kindness Factory which promotes and encourages acts of kindness in the community. They’re generously offering a discount code for me to share with you too! You can use code MARA for $10 off your first box at fabfitfun.com. Tag someone who you think will love this box for the holidays and give them a kind compliment and I’ll pick a winner to send some goodies to! #fabfitfun

When your neighbor makes the most picture-perfect sugar cookies! 😍🎄And I had to layer the gingerbread on top because I couldn’t resist eating the penguin’s leg right away lol! 🐧 I did a post this week on www.mlovesm.com with all the cookies I’m dying to make this year! If you’re looking for some good recipes, definitely check out the post. I can’t wait to make the Meyer lemon shortbread wreaths! What is your favorite kind of cookie to make this time of year?? 🍪❤️ #christmascookie #cookiemonster

Tell me, who is your FAVORITE person to shop for?? Mine might be my mom! I feel like she always deserves to be treated, plus I think I understand her style pretty well. She too loves classic pieces, textured pieces, lovely details, and lots of neutrals. Shopping for her sometimes feels like shopping for myself and it’s kind of a win-win that we’re both the same size. I tested out some of my Christmas options for her, like this cozy brown cardigan from the @PoloRalphLauren line by @RalphLauren and let’s just say I will definitely be borrowing from her! Check out some of my favorite items to gift my mom on the @liketoknow.it app : http://liketk.it/2yPIX #liketkit #RL50Gifts #ad

Found a new favorite thing to search for on @eBayFashion: vintage hair clips and headbands! ❤️ It’s the perfect thing to buy this time of year because hair accessories add a fun and festive touch to any outfit. Plus, I love that you can find something so unique that you might not be able to find anywhere else! Have you have any good #eBayFashion finds lately?? I also just bought a pair of Hunter rain boots that I’m obsessed with! Now I just need some rain! 🌧 #HappeningOnEbay #ad

Happy Wednesday! ❤️ This dress you guys has TOTALLY been worth it! It’s only $50 and it’s not maternity but works so perfectly with the bump. And it’s great to layer with! Linked the details (glasses included) to my Shop My Instagram page (in profile) and also the @liketoknow.it app. Just search my name @maraferreira! #stylethebump

Question: What’s your go-to gift for guys?? Share below because I know they can be so tricky sometimes! Today on mlovesm.com I’m sharing my 5 FAVORITE THINGS to gift Matthew for the holidays. Hopefully these will give you some ideas! One of my go-tos though is always a nice sweater from a brand like @RalphLauren. Their @PoloRalphLauren pieces are just classic and I know he’ll wear them for years to come! Get the link to the post in my profile and check out all the items on the @liketoknow.it app : http://liketk.it/2yKDQ #liketkit #RL50Gifts #ad #LTKmens

Holding this little big guy is getting harder and harder with the bump, but I’m determined to do it as long as I can! One of the craziest things is when I’m holding him and I feel the baby kick or move around. It makes me more aware of this pregnancy and how I have two little ones! Getting excited but I’ll admit a little scared for March. It will be here so soon! (P.S. linked this non-maternity dress (sized up for the bump) to @liketoknow.it and it’s currently 40% off! Also the socks Augustine is wearing are his favorite. They have construction trucks on them!! 🚧🚜) #28weekspregnant #mysweetaugustine #babyontheway

French toast cooking on the stove and it smells like cinnamon, orange and pine throughout the house! It really is the most wonderful time of the year!! I can’t tell you how fun it’s been with Augustine this holiday season. He understands so much more than last year and his favorite place to hang out is in our family room by the fireplace and Christmas tree. We started The Elf on the Shelf tradition this year {Augustine named him Manno by the way!} and every morning he has so much fun searching all over the house for him. I’ll say there have been a couple mornings though where Matthew and I have been like, “Wait, did you move Manno?!” And then there’s a mad dash to get to him before Augustine. We need to develop a better system! Anything fun you like to do to make this time of year extra special? #mysweetAugustine #holidaydecor

What is your FAVORITE Trader Joe’s holiday item? I need to know!! 👇 If you’re curious about my faves I did a post about them on www.mlovesm.com today! Let’s just say shopping at Trader Joe’s during this time of year is very very dangerous! 😍 #wanteverything #traderjoeshaul

They say black is slimming, but in person there is no hiding this bump! 🤰🏻 Starting to feel very very pregnant but there are still 3 months to go! I know the next few months will fly by, though, especially because of the holidays. Anyone else finishing their second trimester right now too?? How are you feeling? (dress is maternity and linked to @liketoknow.it and my Shop My Instagram page in profile) #MarasBabyBump #secondtrimester #pregnantstyle

Super excited about today’s gift guide because it’s about one of my FAVORITE things…COFFEE! ☕️ Sharing a Gift Guide for the Coffee Lover with some things any cup o’ joe lover will enjoy, including #LaughingManCoffee, the coffee that gives back! Also, another holiday giveaway from me to you!! #MakeEveryCupCount #ad http://bit.ly/2Axv6qX http://liketk.it/2yDIi #liketkit @liketoknow.it #coffeetime☕️

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