D2D Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for College Girls and Teen Girls

D2D Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for College Girls and Teen Girls

It’s that time again! Merry Merry, y’all! Wondering what to get your fav teen girl or college girl for Christmas this year. D2D has you covered. We put together this D2D Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for College Girls and Teen Girls to guide you through your Holiday shopping this season!

D2D Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for College Girls and Teen Girls

Here’ s the breakdown.

  1. Design Your Own Mistletoe Decorative Pillow
    Looking for the perfect Holiday/Christmas throw pillow. This Mistletoe marker font pillow is perfect to throw on your dorm/teen bed, couch, or sitting area. Customize it by choosing your pillow fabric (variety of solids) and decal color. JUST LAUNCHED: Brand new and totally amazing holiday themed pillow designs. You NEED all of them. Side note– I just placed my order for 8 of my own. OOPS. Girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!
    Mistletoe Custom Gift Pillow
  2. Blush, White & Pop of Black Custom Bedding Set
    This years best selling and favorite set! We adore this Blush set that features pops of bold black and metallic gold for that extra glam. This blush bedding set is a neutral – with a twist. Order the ENTIRE set for Christmas delivery- or order pieces to add to your fav’s bedding! Did we make you blush?
    Blush White Pop of Black Dorm & Teen Designer Bedding Set
  3. Custom Monogram Laptop Decal
    Need the perfect PERSONALIZED stocking stuffer? This Custom Monogram Laptop Decal is the PERFECT gift! Choose your size. Choose your font. Choose your color. Your college girl will never get her laptop mixed up in the Library again!
    Custom Laptop Decal
    Custom Laptop Decal
  4. Sorority Swag Bag
    This gift on our D2D Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for College Girls and Teen Girls is for your favorite sorority girl. Choose from three different Sorority Swag Bags with different items at different budgets. Items feature custom sorority pillows, sorority laptop decals, sorority car decals, and custom sorority wall monograms. Give her that sorority pride for Christmas!
    Sorority Swag Bag
  5. Personalized 300 TC 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set
    Our monogrammed sheet set is always a holiday favorite for our favorite college/teen girls! These customized sheet sets can be in any font/color! Monogram the sheets she sleeps on every single slumber. Try saying that 5 times in a row! HAHA. Our sheet sets feature a bit of a sateen and are Egyptian cotton with 300 thread count. They are perfect for home bedding and dorm bedding (txl sheet sets available).
    Monogrammed Sheet Set
  6. Design Your Own Fabric Pennant Banner
    Dress up her dorm walls or teen walls with our Fabric Pennant Banner. Design Your Own with any three fabrics or choose from our coordinating fabric pennant banner sets. We love the idea of using two fabric pennant banners and overlapping them as a decor piece for any room-without the holes! Fabric pennant banners are a great way to use our fabrics again in another area to unite your entire look!
    Custom Fabric Pennant Banner
  7. Tiffany Blue and Black Bedding Set
    Another best selling set. This set has always been a D2D fav and by golly it FLIES out of the warehouse! Tiffany Blue and Black is a set that is timeless, sophisticated and chic. I remember my parents surprising me with a room makeover over Christmas Eve night. It was one of the BEST Christmas presents I have ever received. This set would be the PERFECT Christmas room makeover.
    Tiffany/Teal Blue Designer Bed In A Bag Set
  8. Monogrammed Modern Clear Acrylic “Ghost” Chair
    The perfect desk chair, sitting area side chair, or dining chair. Monogram her clear ghost chair for the ultimate personalization. Your girl will FREAK when she opens this glam chair. Did we mention shipping is FREE on all furniture? It doesn’t get much better than that! Choose from other acrylic chair options or other modern furniture pieces here.
    Modern Clear Acrylic 'Ghost' Chair
  9. Design Your Own Lashes Decorative Pillow
    Bat your lashes girl, show em what you’ve got! These lashes pillows are the perfect throw pillow. Customize it in any pillow color or lash color. This is the perfect addition to her bedding set! Our lashes pillow is modern, fun, and totally cute!
    Design Your Own Lashes Custom Decorative Pillow
    Design Your Own Lashes Custom Decorative Pillow

  10. Decor 2 Ur Door Gift CardWanna be the Best Gift Giver Ever (#BestGiftGiverEver)?! Everyone loves surprises. Our personal fave: a D2D gift certificate. Order your gift certificate today for your bestie, little, big, daughter, granddaughter, friend… you get the drift. Every college-bound girl, teen, and college grad loves the opportunity to change up their bedding and decor. Not sure exactly which fab set that special someone would like or which throw pillow she will like best? Girls are picky- we get it and we totally understand! D2D Gift Certificates can be applied to any and all D2D merchandise.Order yours today and be the #BestGiftGiverEver!

    Decor 2 Ur Door Gift Card

     

    This gift certificate will be emailed to the recipient after your order has been paid for.

What’s your favorite item on D2D Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for College Girls and Teen Girls? What does your bestie or daughter NEED this year? Comment below! Don’t forget… with anything D2D you’re sure to be the #BestGiftGiverEver!

Megan McDonald

Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard’s Pie

Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie

Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard’s Pie

Well. It’s Monday y’all. Feeling like there are more Monday’s in the week than any other day. How is that possible?! To comfort any Monday blues, I figured I’d whip up a comfort food of some sort. We like to eat pretty healthy around here so any time I can adapt a recipe, I do. My boyfriend always makes fun of me and says I name EVERYTHING “healthy ______”. He’s probably right, but what’s it to ya! You’ll see this in the upcoming posts. Just go with it. So, here is my Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard’s Pie recipe — I know you will LOVE it!

**WARNING: if you ever see a food / recipe post from me – know it will NOT have onions included in the ingredients. I despise onions in any form and therefor do not include them in my recipes. If you love them, add them in and more power to ya!

Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie
First things first. Let’s get to cutting. Cut each of the cauliflower heads (sheesh, this seems like an intense post) into small pieces like below.
Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie
Now, on to the meat of the meal. Literally. Add the beef to your pan and cook until brown. Add tomato paste, wine, beef broth, and Worchestershire sauce to the browned meat. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. While the beef is a-cooking, boil the cauliflower pieces until VERY soft… usually about 20 minutes or so.
Once the 20 minutes are up, uncover the meat mixture and add garlic, cornstarch, and seasonings to taste. Stir continuously. The cornstarch will help the sauce thicken. Add more cornstarch if needed until desired consistency. Then, add the meat mixture to your oven safe baking dish. This will be the bottom layer.
Next, thaw and sauté the vegetables lightly.
Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Add the vegetables on top of the meat layer.
Drain soft cauliflower pieces and add to food processor. Add a spoonful of garlic and puree until smooth. Think mashed potatoes consistency here… but not as many cals! Add salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon the cauliflower mash on top of the vegetable layer. Add small pieces of butter to the top (this will help with browning) and cheese.
Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Then, broil for the last 5 mins or so (keep an eye on it!) until perfectly browned. As you can see – I made two here! Bringing one dish to work to share with the D2D team. Man am I the best or what? I bet they will keep me around! Sharing is caring.
Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie
And this, my friends, is perfectly browned. Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie  Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie
Grab a big serving spoon and start-a-serving!
Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie
My boyfriend and the D2D team all LOVED the Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard’s Pie! Not even sure if they could tell if it was on the healthier-side!
recipe adapted from Noshtastic
Prep time: Cook time: 1 hour // Total time: 1 hour 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb beef (I used ground sirloin)
  • 1 Package of mixed frozen veggies (peas, carrots, green beans, corn)
  • 2 Cauliflower heads, steamed and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese – (optional)
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • Garlic (minced)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Brown beef over a medium heat.
  2. Add the tomato paste, spoonful of minted garlic, wine and Worcestershire sauce to the beef. Add the beef stock and bring to a simmer, then cover pan and cook for about 20 minutes.
  3. Heat the oven to 350F.
  4. After 20 minutes uncover the pan and add cornstarch (add more if needed to create a thicker consistency) and continue to cook for 20 more minutes.
  5. While the meat is cooking, boil the cauliflower pieces until very soft. Drain.
  6. Add cauliflower pieces to your food processor with butter, spoonful of minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Puree until smooth (mashed potatoes consistency).
  7. Put the cooked meat mixture into an ovenproof dish. Add the vegetables on top of the meat layer and cover with the cauliflower mashed potatoes and spread out with a fork, add shredded cheese on top with small pieces of butter (for browning).
  8. Bake for 20-25 mins until the top is starting to brown.
  9. Broil for the last 5 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Healthy Cauliflower Mash Sheppard's Pie
 Bon appetit!
Megan McDonald

Fall Fashion 2016

FALL FASHION 2016.

It’s been a super long time since I’ve posted a Fashion Friday post. What’s a Friday again?! Part of this may be due to the fact that I have been living in yoga pants and lululemon shorts…the other half… well yeah. That’s it. This season was a total rush! We were able to get our custom dorm bedding orders out faster than ever! This – of course – had to do with our fab team and workforce (hence, the yoga pants). It’s time to jump out of my gym clothes- and into some trendy new threads! Ya feel me?! Let’s check out some of my favs. Here are 6 Fall Fashion 2016 finds that I think are must have + staple items for your fall wardrobe!

  1. Cutout SweatersFall Fashion 2016
    Summer is over- so its time to move those colorful and bright cutout dresses to the back of the closet (they will be back, don’t worry!). I love the way this sweater features a little peek-a-boo in the shoulders. It adds a bit of playfulness to the sweater. There are tons of fun cut out looks that are perfect for fall fashion 2016!
  2. Off the ShoulderFall Fashion 2016
    It seems as if off the shoulder tops can be used in any season now, right? I LOVE it! Off the shoulder tops are so fun and flirty. This top features a tie crop sleeve that is totally cute! Is it bad if I want every single off the shoulder top that I see? Yes or no?
  3. Fluted / Bell Sleeve
    Fall Fashion 2016
    It all comes back y’all. The fluted and bell sleeve is a bit of a 70’s style making a comeback. Personally, I’m totally down with this. What are your thoughts? I love the frilly and flow vibe the sleeves give the blouse. There are also fluted and bell sleeved dresses that are totally to die for- just sayin’!
  4. SuedeFall Fashion 2016
    Suede has always been a fall staple for me. I love the look and feel when I pair a suede piece in my outfit. This dress happens to feature my next fall fashion 2016 trend as well: lace-up. I also swoon over the suede mini skirts with button fronts. Pair it with a more fitted top and voila- fall fashion at its finest!
  5. Lace-Up
    Fall Fashion 2016
    Lace it up girl! This trend is here to stay- from summer, spring and fall! This body suit it totally cute- especially when paired with a fall hat. Again, totally love the lace up dresses as well – and don’t forget lace up shoes, booties, boots and beyond!
  6. Comfy
    Fall Fashion 2016
    Ugh oh- back to yoga pants here… but there are classy right? So it’s okay. These cute but comfy leggings are totally up my alley. I love the simple “v” in the front to add a bit of design. You know me and my design (like design ur own)… Leggings are all the rage. From black, to suede, to army green and everything in-between – keep it comfy y’all!What are your favorite fall fashion 2016 trends of the season so far? Comment below. Click each picture for direct links. Happy fall shipping y’all – and happy fall y’all!
Megan McDonald