KID’S GIFT GUIDE
If you’re anything like us, we struggle to find Christmas gifts for our kids that are unique and somewhat educational. Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been looking online for some great items that will hopefully entertain the kids for at least a couple months. I’ve read a bunch of reviews on the following gifts and compared prices. These are my favorite finds below. Most items are appropriate for kids ages 2-10.
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For the kid who loves science/space/and natural wonders of the world:
My 5 year old has really loved reading about space, tornadoes, and science recently. Some of the gifts listed below would even be great for my 2 year old twins. Check out these amazing finds.
For the kid who loves arts and crafts:
Our kids have really been entertained with art sets recently. Check out these cute, crafty gift ideas below.
For the kid who loves music and lights:
My kids love to turn out the lights, turn on some music, and dance with their glow sticks! I’m ordering them all these items below.
We hope you and all your loved ones have a great holiday season. Happy shopping everyone!
~HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER~
If you’re anything like us, we’re getting very excited for the holidays! We don’t need any encouragement when it comes to shopping, and Christmas is such a fun time to shop for so many special people in our lives. Below we’ve compiled a list of some great gifts for the women we love. If you have an amazing wife, mom, sister, aunt, grandma, daughter, or friend that you’re looking to buy for, check out these great items! ♥
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•FOR THE GIRL WHO LOVES GLITZ AND GLAM:
We love to ditch the kids and dress up every once in a while. Here are a couple of our favorite glam items.
•FOR THE LADY WHO LOVES COMFORT
Who doesn’t love something warm and cozy for Christmas? Check out these great items below.
•FOR THE GIRL WHO IS LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT WINTER OUTFIT
You can never beat a great, warm sweater and jeans-especially here in Michigan! Check out these cute practical outfits below.
•FOR THE LADY WHO LOVES TO ENTERTAIN
Check out some of our favorite kitchen and entertaining items.
Happy shopping everyone! We wish you all peace, joy, love, and hope this holiday season.
I’m always on the lookout for great skin care products. Especially as I get older, I’m concerned about maintaining nice firm, youthful looking skin. When Saranghae, a Korean skincare line, contacted us about trying their products, I was really excited. I had always heard great things about Korean skincare but had never gotten around to trying any of these items.
I received the Saranghae five step routine a couple months ago and have been using it ever since. The packaging was so cute, and I love their motto: Our Love Story Starts Now-it’s a good reminder that we need to put time and effort into caring for our bodies-skin included!
The 5 step routine is great; the products are so refreshing, and my skin is looking amazing. I especially love the daily foam cleanser and the elemental essence mask. The unique ingredients Saranghae uses smell great, and they really help to refresh my skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And the price point is so reasonable- This 5 step bundle costs only $159!
Saranghae is an award-winning Korean 5 Step Anti-Aging skin care routine that heals, regenerates and protects your skin. Saranghae’s focus on natural ingredients, highly effective products, and excellence in customer service has helped them become the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in the United States.
For more information please visit: www.lovesaranghae.com
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And how cute is my oldest baby helping Mom out with her blog post?♥♥♥
We hope everyone has a great week! ♥♥Christina
Christina and I visited the Dry Bar in Birmingham the other week. I had seen places like this in California and Chicago and hoped one would come to our area soon. I was so excited when I heard of their Birmingham location. It was my first time visiting a place like this and it did not disappoint!
The layout of the place is beautiful – it’s so bright and open. We were greeted with mimosas and an impressive menu of different blowout styles to chose from. The staff was super friendly and helpful in choosing which style may fit the look you’re going for. Christina and I ended up picking two different styles, and we both loved the finished product.
The dry bar is a perfect place to get glammed up before a wedding or a night out. They also entertain larger groups, so it would be ideal for a birthday celebration or bachelorette party. Christina and I both walked away with some great hair products too. They have an extensive selection of products to choose from, and they all smell great!
Use the code below for a great discount at the Drybar
Offer: $10 off blowouts (Monday-Thursday)
Discount will be applied at check out
Location: Drybar Birmingham
Valid Dates: 7/9/18 – 8/31/18
I had the opportunity to go to the opening event at the luxury garage sale pop up in Birmingham, MI last month. It was such a great experience! I have never bought any second hand luxury items in the past, but the quality and price of these products were so great! Honestly, it was a lot better than I expected, and now I’m wondering if I can ever buy a full priced designer item again.
At first I was obsessing over this amazing D&G bag. I actually can’t stop thinking about it still! LGS was selling this great purse for about 75% off original retail.
I decided to look around a little more and ultimately went with something that had a little less of a bold pattern. I ended up purchasing this amazing gold Stella McCartney bag, and I absolutely love it.
Unfortunately, Jennifer wasn’t able to make the event, but I brought home this great silver Stella purse for her. How cute and gorgeous is this?
So many of the clothing items were stunning also. I tried some things on, but I decided to behave myself and stick with the purses only. The LGS pop up has moved on to another location, but they have some amazing online items, and they are always getting new apparel in. Click this link to connect to their site.
Happy luxury shopping everyone!
The weather was finally pretty warm in Michigan this past week. Of course a couple days after these pictures were taken, we had a big snow storm! I’m hoping we get some nice weather again soon.
I wanted to share one of my newest favorite outfits with you guys. This great twist tie thermal is from Evereve (linked here),and it’s so comfortable. I’ve never been the biggest fan of tucking in my shirt when wearing jeans, but the knot on this top allows for an effortless, comfortable, and slightly cropped look. Here’s some other great twist tie tops that I love:
I like wearing a slightly cropped top with high waisted jeans. These from Topshop have been my favorite for a couple years!
The distressing goes so well with the relaxed look of the thermal top. These are currently out of stock, but here are a couple other great options:
And this amazing bralette is from amazon! It’s so inexpensive, and I love it because it has a little bit of padding unlike some of the other ones out there. It also comes in a lot of different colors which I love.
Here are some other great bralette options below:
And you can’t forget this wool hat from H&M. It’s super comfortable and great for spring.
Here are some other cute and inexpensive H&M hats:
I just got these great booties from Nordstrom. They are super cute and surprisingly comfy. These along with some other great options are linked below. And they’re all on sale! Happy shopping everyone!
We recently returned from a great trip to Las Vegas. The warm weather, great food, and amazing shopping options got me out of a little winter funk. I have always loved traveling ever since I was young. I remember when our dad would take us on trips when I was in high school and college, and I would always get so excited to pick out my outfits for each adventure. I also remember insisting on dressing up a little even for the plane ride. At this age, I just can’t handle anything even slightly uncomfortable for airport attire-especially when traveling with kids! But I still like to look fashionable at all times :0) Here’s a quick list of some of my favorite super stylish but comfortable travel gear, and most of these items won’t break the bank!
Comfortable shoes are a must for me especially when traveling with kids. Here are some great options below:
I love pairing a cropped jean with tennis shoes or flats. Here are some great jean and legging options for travel:
And you can’t forget a cute comfortable top. The madewell tee is my new favorite. It’s so affordable, and I love the length (not too long). Here are some great layering options below:
And lastly, for my chic and affordable CalPak luggage click here
On Valentine’s Day, I love to buy gifts not only for my husband, but also for people in my life who are extra special to me. I tend to be a last minute shopper though, and I totally stress myself out trying to find unique Valentine’s Day gifts. This year I got my shopping done early, and I’m sharing my favorite gift ideas below for anyone else who may need some extra help finding that special gift for your loved ones.
I don’t know about you, but I think husbands can be one of the hardest people to shop for. My husband can never tell me anything he wants, and he pretty much buys everything he needs. I love giving keepsakes to him for Valentine’s Day, but this year I was out of ideas. This Jord watch was perfect for him. The beautiful wood design looks great on his wrist, and my favorite thing about this watch is that you can engrave a special Valentine’s Day message on the back of it. It’s a perfect combination of a functional and sentimental gift. Jord watches is giving 100 dollars off to one lucky winner if you enter your information by February 4. All others will receive a 10 percent off coupon.
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After having kids, I love giving gifts to my husband that forces us to spend some alone time together! A massage for a couple is a fun romantic gift that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Combining it with a special dinner will make for the perfect evening. If you’re in the Detroit area, check out some of my favorite spas below:
Immerse Spa at MGM Detroit
I love to get jewelry, but I think something that is personalized is an extra special gift for Valentine’s Day. I’ve seen a lot of nameplate necklaces out there, but the ones from Brook and York are my favorite. They have a ton of beautiful necklace, ring, and bracelet options for you to personalize. It’s a great gift or any mommy or grandma
My husband gave me this adorable heart shaped tea set for Valentine’s Day last year. I get so many complements on this set! I love drinking my coffee and tea in these cups. The heart shaped design is so charming, and they’re beautifully made. A set of six is really affordable at under 60 dollars. It’s a great idea for that special grandma, mom, auntie, or friend in your life too. You can’t go wrong with these!
I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my kids. Although this holiday is oftentimes thought of as a “couple’s day,” I still have so much fun doting on my 3 little loves. For the last couple years, I have hosted a kids’ Valentine’s Day brunch at my house with my children and their cousins. It’s such a fun way to celebrate the season of love. We make homemade Belgian waffles with strawberry syrup, and I make each child one of these cute heart shaped Nutella sandwiches. Now that our oldest kids are 4, they get so excited when they can recognize their name on the sandwich. These great sandwich/cookie cutters with personalized messages are available on Amazon. I have had them for 4 years now, and I couldn’t be more happy with them. Do you have any cute ways you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family? Comment below or check out our Instagram and let us know!
Does anyone else have a husband that’s so hard to shop for? I can never think of anything for the guy who seems to have everything he needs. For special holidays like Valentine’s Day I like to find something for him that is personal and functional. This unique men’s watch from Jord watches was the perfect solution. The beautiful wood detail is so elegant and goes with everything. You can even engrave a special message on the back to make it a great personal gift for your significant other. It’s a perfect solution for my “hard-to-shop-for” guy!
Jord watches is giving 100 dollars off to one lucky winner if you enter your information by February 4. All entrants will receive a 10 percent off coupon.
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Happy shopping everyone!
Watch Gift Ideas