Tour The Beach Lodge aka the Most Perfect Airbnb Beach Rental

July 15, 2016 Travel
The Beach Lodge AirBnb Hollywood Beach_5

I recently stumbled across the most adorable Airbnb beach rental on Instagram and decided this hidden gem was way too cute not to share! The classic A-Frame house from the 70s is located on Hollywood beach, nestled just between Malibu and Santa Barbara in Southern California. This eclectic abode was recently renovated and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an airy, open floor plan. The int …

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Pretty & Polished

June 23, 2016 Fashion & Beauty
Nicole - Elevate Design Collective_4

I’ve noticed recently that when I share my personal style on Instagram people are always asking questions about what I’m wearing and seem to want to see more! So I’ve decided to start sharing a bit more of my personal style here on the blog. Since this is a space that’s typically reserved for all things home, let me know if you’re into this or not – would love your feedback! …

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48 Hours In San Francisco

June 21, 2016 Travel
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Last month I took a super quick trip to San Francisco for a one day conference and padded on a tiny bit of extra time so that I could see the city and explore. I’d only been to San Francisco once before for a business trip a number of years ago but didn’t get to see much. This time around, even though I was there for just two full days, I made the most of every second of my free …

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Spring Cleaning Tips – All the Surprising Items in Your Home You Should be Washing

May 4, 2016 House Keeping
Nicole Gibbons Cleaning Tips on the Rachael Ray Show

Springtime means it’s time for spring cleaning! Although I’m sure many of you dread it, giving your home a deep clean a couple of times a year is a necessary chore. And I’m willing to be there are some items in your home that you didn’t even know you should be washing! I recently stopped by the Rachael Ray show to share some useful cleaning tips…From how often you should be washi …

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The Best Natural Remedies to Help You Battle Cold & Flu Season

December 2, 2015 Lifestyle
Homemade Natural Cold Remedies 4

I’m a big believer in homeopathic medicine and try my best not to take prescription or over the counter medications unless its absolutely necessary. Since we’re in the thick of cold & flu season, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite natural remedies to help fight common cold and flu symptoms as well as shorten the duration of your illness. Read on to learn about my five favorit …

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How to Remove Candle Wax From a Tablecloth

November 27, 2015 House Keeping
How to Get Wax Out of a Tablecloth

When you’re entertaining at home little accidents are bound to happen and I absolutely hate it when I get melted candle wax on my table linens. It’s of the most stubborn messes to clean up so I thought I’d share this super easy hack to help you solve this problem if it ever happens to you. Not long ago I designed this lovely little table for a charity food tasting event…

But onc …

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