Friday, December 23, 2016

The Most Magical Time of Year

It's the most magical time of year, filled with Christmas trees, lights, hot chocolate and visiting family and friends.  I'm so happy to be with my family for Christmas, especially M3 who is pumped for Christmas and presents.  He seems to be enamored with the baby Jesus I made wayyyy back in preschool (it's a peanut wrapped in a blue blanket).  He keeps putting baby Jesus in his fire truck, so we've had to hide him to protect him from a certain 3.5 year old.

I'm ringing the bell today, per our family tradition that dates back to decades ago.  If you're in Greensboro, I'll be at the Harris Teeter spreading cheer, so bring your cash for the Salvation Army.

I've decided that this is my new favorite Christmas song for the year.  Pentatonix is amazing, but their version of "Hallelujah" absolutely slays me.  It's just soooo good!  Enjoy it below and have a very Merry Christmas!  Cheers to you and your family!

With Love, Magen

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Perfect Coat

My hot pink coat is on sale in multiple colors!  It's the most cozy coat, and I now have it in black and hot pink.  JCrew is having an extra 40% off sale items today, so check it out!

With Love, Magen

Friday, December 16, 2016


Happy Weekend friends!  It's been another crazy week!  I was in Greensboro Monday helping with M3, since baby Hardin was in the ICU with a respiratory situation.  Luckily, Hardin left the hospital yesterday.  Papa Murray had a knee operation yesterday that was successful, but Mama Jill is definitely in need of a break-so I'm off to Greensboro today to help out.  I'm also headed to Raleigh to celebrate one of my dearest, most thoughtful friends birthday-Megan Parker. Lots going on, but thankful for the peeps in my family getting back on the healthy side of life.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?  I knocked out the last bit of mine this week and am feeling super accomplished. There are so many great sales-check out Neimans and JCrew!

Enjoy one of my favorite Christmas songs, Judy Garland singing, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."  Have a wonderful weekend!

With Love, Magen

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Happy Thursday

Happy Thursday friends!  Neiman Marcus is having their first ever Friends and Family 20% off with the code FRIENDME.  Basically, this is the most magical news I've heard this week.

I've got my eye on these Adidas sneaks-I've wanted a pair ever since they were cool wayyyyy back in middle school.
I'm also loving this artist and her work-Harrison Blackford.

Have a fabulous day!

With Love, Magen

Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy Weekend

May your days be merry and bright:

It's been another whirlwind week, but who doesn't love NYC at Christmastime?  It's just my absolute fave and I told Mama Jill that we must plan a weekend here next year after all of her world travels.  This weekend is going to be fabulous, my friends Megan and Andrew are coming into town to hang.  We plan on doing a group dinner at Good Food and then tailgate for the Panther's game.  If you live in Charlotte and haven't checked out Good Food, it's one of my favorite spots in the city.  Yes, there is always a wait, but the food and drinks are totally worth it.  Just plan to make a night of it, that's what we always do.  We put our names on the list and then go to someone's house for cocktails while we wait for them to call us-the perfect solution to waiting.

Who doesn't love Christmas music?!?!  My newest fave is The Lumineers new release, "Blue Christmas."  It's so good and so chill, so basically the perfect duo!  Have a wonderful weekend friends!

With Love, Magen

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Spirit

These are some fabulous things to grab to get into the Christmas spirit...
Main Image - NEST Fragrances 'Holiday' Classic Candle
Nest Candle to make your house smell like the holidays

Nutcracker Character Ornament
Add cute ornaments from Anthropologie to your tree.
Gift Box String Lights
Add gift box lights to your place from Anthropologie
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Play Mariah Carey's Christmas Album
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Watch the Holiday-the best romantic comedy for the holidays

With Love, Magen

Friday, December 2, 2016


I can't even tell you how happy I am that it's the weekend.  It has been one hell of a week, between traveling for work and being on a family group text getting updates on an uncle who is in the hospital-it's definitely been a week.  A bright spot has been great meetings with Snap and getting all of Mama Jill's snaps-my mama has MAD skills when it comes to all the filters!

I'm chilling all weekend and catching up with friends before another whirlwind week of traveling.  Have you bought your Christmas trees yet?  I'm loving my little nugget!

During the week of Thanksgiving, my parents and I were talking about how much we love Tim McGraw's song, "Humble and Kind."  It's not the hot new song now, but it's such a great message...especially for this time of year.  I hope you have a great weekend!

With Love, Magen

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

All the Thanks....

Thanksgiving was a whirlwind of family, friends and all sorts of places.  Starting in Greensboro, Mama Jill and I cooked ourselves silly, enjoyed wine by the fire pit and met up with all our family at my grandparent's farm for a HUGE Thanksgiving lunch.  Late that afternoon, we bought our Christmas tree and decorated it.  It's one of my favorite traditions!

Friday, I went to Cary to have lunch with my friends Megan and Andrew and sweet baby Hayes.  I loved seeing them and catching up before heading on to the beach.  We had a dinner party Friday night at our house and Saturday we went to Wrightsville for the Flotilla, which was magical.  I had Monday off and met my bestie Kip for lunch at La Brasserie, one of our fave spots!  It was a whirlwind, but so much fun!

Papa Murray with Hardin 
Thanksgiving at my grandparents and hanging with this sweetum, my cousin Kellie

Loving on the boys!

Such a good babe!

M3 and I checked out my grandfather's old trucks and cool dump trucks and tractors

My aunts surrounding baby Coco

My cousin Nathan-we're four days apart

My big, beautiful tree....she gives me all the feels!

I stopped in Cary to see my bestie Megan and sweet angel Hayes

Waiting for the Flotilla in Wrightsville with Mama Jill and Murdawg

With Love, Magen