A Valentine’s Day Gift He Will Love & GIVEAWAY c/o Jord Wood Watches

The Infamous Story About A Vacuum

There was this one time where I bought my husband a vacuum for Christmas. A vacuum. Now if I explain the backstory behind it, it would make total sense (at least it did for me! He still brings it up in jest. Often.). Before we had kids and had lots of spare time on our hands, Marcus was really into cleaning his car. He would spend hours every weekend meticulously cleaning his car, inside and out. So newly married little me on a teeny little budget thought that getting him a hand vacuum was brilliant. Imagine my surprise when he couldn’t control his laughter on our second Christmas as a married couple! Needless to say that I am a little leery when giving him gifts…

Let’s talk Valentines Day. While I am a huge fan of love and love to celebrate it, there is a part of me that gets anxious about buying a gift for my husband (I mean, you can imagine why…). He has everything he wants, and if he does actually need something, he buys it for himself. Consider this girl stumped. Until. UNTIL. This watch. My man doesn’t collect things, but he does have a nice little collection of watches. So I figured I would add to his collection, this time with wooden watches, which is totally different than anything he has!

Wooden Watches

Jord contacted me at the perfect time before my Valentine’s Day gift-giving slump hit. Have you seen their watches? They are superior quality wooden watches and some of the coolest designs I’ve seen, and for a great price! They are unique and personal, most of which you can have engraved with your husband’s initials or name, or even a little love note (perfect Valentine’s Day gift, amiright?!). Marcus loves the watch! It is so unique and very light, so a much different feel than any other watch he has. I would say I (finally) got a slam dunk for gift giving this holiday!

 

Marcus is wearing the Frankie Zebrawood with the Navy face. Sexy, right? If you are interested in this watch you can check it out here!

You can check out their entire collection for men here. They also have a collection for women too! Check it out here. I’m a little sad I don’t have one myself now… Also, side note darling husband if you are reading this: I just noticed they sell an apple watch band. But I suppose I need an apple watch first… 😉

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Who wants to win a gift card towards a JORD WATCH?! Obviously that was rhetorical. Anyways, Jord was generous enough to offer up a $100 gift card to one lucky winner! There will be one lucky winner, but all entries will receive a 10% off discount code once the giveaway is over. You can enter by clicking here. It will just take a second, promise! Easy! Contest ends 2/11/18.

Outfit details here:


Luxury Wooden Watch


Pictures by the amazing Bekah Scadding

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Hubby, Kids, or Mama in Time for Christmas!

Are you still searching for last minute gifts for Christmas? I’ve rounded up a bunch of items for your hubby, kids, or even for your wife or girl in your life that are guaranteed to make it to your doorstep before Christmas! But quick, don’t wait any longer! You’ll need a few minutes to wrap 😉 Nearly everything on this list is under $50, and most under $20! I am actually really excited about these gift roundups. Most of these we either have or I bought this year (or I am saving the idea for my next excuse to buy a present!). Scroll down to see my picks. I have included links for easy shopping!

Hubby/Dad

 

popcorn maker / shoe horn / magnetic wristband / bluetooth headphones / ice ball maker / coffee mug / grill accessories / toiletry case / firepit

We are a big popcorn family. This popcorn maker would take the stress out of watching over your pot!

This was an actual request from my husband- a shoe horn. Save his back and get him one of these! And they are so inexpensive.

This magnetic wristband is BRILLIANT for any dude that is handy. He will love this! And how unique!

Almost every guy I know uses headphones for one use or another. Get your guy this  bluetooth pair and eliminate annoying tangling strings in his life!

Is your guy into making his own drinks at home? Even if he doesn’t drink alcohol, these ice ball makers are a fun addition to any glass!

Are you with a coffee drinker? Up his coffee mug game! This one is so nice looking and can be taken on the go.

Is your man the master of the grill? Check out this  grill accessories set! It is sure to please.

My husband uses his toiletry case every day. Since he travels a lot for work, it is easy to just store his things in it so he can grab and go! This  toiletry case is a great option.

What guy doesn’t like a fire? This portable firepit would be a perfect addition under your tree! And that fact that it is portable makes it zero commitment!

Kids

stable / cosmetic set / superhero book / tool set / bouncy horse / bath crayons / doodle pad / magformers / busy book (tons of different themes available!)

My oldest daughter is OBSESSED with horses (no surprise there!). This is such a cute little stable that she asked for, even though she already has one. This stable is so cute and also includes four horses. It is a great alternative to a dollhouse and a really good price!

The only way I can get ready in the morning is having my girls “get ready” with me. This cosmetic set is so perfect because they feel like they are actually doing their makeup, just without the mess!

What child doesn’t love superheros? This superhero book looks absolutely adorable. I love books or toys that encourage creative thinking and building up confidence!

This tool set is perfect for boys or girls. Screw stereotypes, all my kids play with our tool set! They love to build things and will pretend play with this foreverrrr.

My kids saw this bouncy horse at the mall one trip and they could NOT stop playing with it! They are very durable and bonus for parents, encourage active play (and tired babies!).

Do your kids love bathtime? Whether or not they do, these bath crayons are a great invention. It lets them make a controlled mess that is easily cleaned up! If your kids aren’t a fan of the bath, these will encourage some fun playtime during it!

My friend introduced me to these doodle pads and her children love them! And so did mine… they tried to steal theirs they loved them so much! Going on a car trip or airplane? These will keep them occupied forever!

These Magformers are a gift that they won’t get bored of. Let your child’s imagination run wild and build all sorts of cool things! These have amazing reviews too.

These busy books were actually something we bought for a friend on a whim for her birthday years ago and they were such a hit! Plus, they come in all sorts of themes for any show or character you could think of.

Mom/Wife

earrings / jewelry cleaner / touch screen gloves / beanie / tumbler / jewelry organizer / tile mate / candle / echo dot

What mom wouldn’t love a pair of classic earrings? This price is amazing for Kate Spade too!

This jewelry cleaner is one of those gifts she wouldn’t think to buy herself, but will love it! It is so useful and can be used to clean more than just jewelry too.

Even though I live in New England, I don’t have a great pair of gloves. These touch screen gloves would be a great gift and bonus, you can still use your devices with them on!

It is no surprise that I am a huge hat wearer (I’m looking at you, 5 day hair and 10 degrees outside!). This beanie is adorable and is fleece lined!

I don’t have a tumbler that I really love. This tumbler would be perfect for me! It works for hot or cold.

This jewelry organizer is another item that will blow her mind! It is so pretty but so functional.

This tile mate is more of a gift for anyone in your life in general. Do you know someone who loses their keys a lot? Or even their phone? This tile mate is a little device you attach to whatever item you lose and it helps you find it! Lose your phone and it’s on silent? It will make your phone ring for you so you can find it fast!

My absolute favorite candle scent is macintosh apple. It is just so fresh! Shopping for someone difficult? A candle is a safe gift you know she will love!

My love for Amazon runs deep. I have three of these Echo products in our house! These dots are so great to place all over your house so you are always connected to your music and lists or whatever you need! Need to set a timer for a time out? Speak to your dot and she will do it for you!


 

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Nordstrom Black Friday Picks


Nordstrom’s Black Friday sale is insane! A lot of items I chose I either own or have tried on are. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites to make shopping a little easier! I tried to choose items that have more sizes available, but they are going quick! Scroll through and let me know which are your favorite.

First up, clothes!

Here’s what I selected for accessories. Keep in mind that I have quite a few of these, so these are great items!

And last but not least, shoes!

What do you think? Which are your picks? The sale ends Sunday night so don’t delay!

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Gift Guide: For Your Girl Friend & A GIVEAWAY!

Do you have a  girl friend in your life that you are wondering what to get for her? Here are some suggestions of my favorites, a gift that she will be sure to love! (I mean I would love these for myself or already have them…) And most are on sale!!! Shop the links below, and scroll to the bottom for instructions for an awesome GIVEAWAY!

 

Harry Potter Ring Do I have any Harry Potter fans out there? This ring is SO cute and a subtle nod to my love for HP. HP 4 Life!

Elisa Necklace This necklace is an absolute closet staple. It comes in so many colors, and it is such a great necklace to throw on for every day! The birthstone style is on sale, too!

Earrings I looooove these earrings! So classy with a bit of glam. And the sale price is amazing!

Lashboost I have professed my undying love for Rodan and Fields and LashBoost (full post here). (seriously, I buy these products on my own!). The LashBoost really does grow your lashes to insane lengths! And my friend Laura is giving away a tube! Scroll to the bottom for instructions to enter.

V Neck Sweater This sweater is so super comfy. The sleeves are sooo long, and the material is so soft and luxurious! And, sale, naturally.

Cat Mug How CUTE is this mug?! You don’t even need to be a cat lover to appreciate this. Just adorable.

Blonde & Brunette Sweatshirts I just love this set! How fun would it be to see you and your bestie in matching sweatshirts? And you can customize according to your hair colors & sizes. They are 20% off right now too!

Faux Fur Throw This throw is GORGEOUS and on SUPER sale! It would be the perfect addition to any living room or bedroom. Obsessed.

Twist Front Tee You know I love these tees! They are inexpensive to begin with, but now it is only $11! And it is a bit longer in the back to cover the booty. Perfection.

Are you interested in winning a FREE tube of LashBoost, which retails for $150?! Go over to my instagram for details and how to enter! The giveaway ends  11/27/17 at 9PM EST.  The giveaway is hosted by me and sponsored by my friend Laura. If you have any questions, you can check out Laura’s website or send her a direct message on her Instagram here.

 

 

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Great (& Inexpensive!) Blanket Scarf Roundup

Blanket scarves are something that initially overwhelmed me, until I tried it out for myself.  Once I figured out how to wear them, they quickly became one of my favorite cold weather accessories! For someone who runs cold but also has to chase around (aka keep from committing suicide) three toddlers, sometimes heavy layers aren’t ideal. Blanket scarves are a great way to add some texture and color to an outfit!

There are a lot of tutorials to show you how to wrap them if it is a new item for you (see here and here – also total sidenote, but these girls are also great ones to follow!). Most of these are under $10 and I own (and love!) one of them! Now to choose which one to add to my collection…

shop the guide

Top Left This looks so cozy! And the colors could be tied into so many outfits.

Top Center I love the colors on this! The maroon is perfect for fall/winter wardrobes.

Top Right Sometimes simple is better! I love the texture on this and this is a perfect neutral.

Middle Left This is the one I have and love and wear all the time!

Middle Center I reeeally love this one! I love the camel and black combo.

Middle Right This is really similar to another blanket scarf that I have and wear all the time! The pale ocean blue is gorgeous.

Lower Left Another good, simple scarf! This would be so great with a holiday outfit. Great texture!

Lower Center No, this one I need! The colors in this are amazing!

Lower Right OK. This one. I definitely need this one. A plaid doesn’t get much better than this!

Have you tried the blanket scarf trend? Do you love them as much as I do? Which one of these is your favorite? Share with me below!

 

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