Gift Guide: for the kids

If you have a child that you need to buy for – look no further! This gift guide would be great for both boys and girls, and there are gifts of all price points here – from $11 to $200.

glow in the dark ball
* nintendo switch * golf clubs * superhero capes & masks * building blocks * rock painting * molding clay * hoverboard * human hamster ball * writing tablet

Glow in the dark ball – the perfect gift for when it gets dark at 4:30
Nintendo switch – to keep them entertained on the airplane or on road trips
Golf clubs – for your new little golfer
Superhero capes & masks – pretend play is fun for the littlest kids and bigger kids too!
Building blocks – get their creative juices flowing with these interlocking building blocks
Rock painting – fun for the whole family to do together
Molding clay – this clay set comes with a free app where kids can learn how to create different animals!
Hoverboard – chalk this up as a gift for your kids and your husband
Human hamster ball – another gift that kids all ages (even grow up kids) will love
Writing tablet – all three boys love this, as well as my nieces – a great, simple gift for any child!

I’ll do a more gender specific gift guide at another point, but this is a great start for anyone and everyone on your list! Hope it helps!

Gift Guide: for her under $25

Need a stocking stuffer idea for yourself, a gift idea for a neighbor, a friend, teacher, or for a gift exchange? Look no further! I came up with 25 gifts under $25.

milk frother * measuring cups * earrings * makeup eraser * moisturizer * claw clips * headband * glassware set * ice roller * fuzzy socks * playing cards * martini earrings * city map cocktail glass * lip gloss set * leopard hat * coasters * bracelet * coloring book * self tanning drops * cold brew pot * game * eye mask * lip mask * cocktail book

Milk frother – this is such a pretty milf frother, perfect for every coffee lover
Measuring cups – these ceramic measuring cups are beautiful and would be a welcomed addition to any kitchen
Earrings – i could not love these Hill House earrings any more! And at $25, you can’t beat it
Makeup eraser – i have one of these and use it every. single. night. it is so good
Moisturizer – this might be the most practical gift for the dry, winter season
Claw clips – this claw clip set is so pretty and fun!
Headband – i love a good headband and this pearl one is perfect for the holidays
Glassware set – iced coffee, iced tea, cocktails, you name it – these are adorable for a beverage on the go
Ice roller – depuff your face instantly with this ice roller
Fuzzy socks – fuzzy socks are a must for chilly nights and these barefoot dreams one are amazing
Playing cards – how pretty are these cards?! such a fun little gift that you typically wouldn’t buy yourself
Martini earrings – obsessed with these fun earrings!
City map cocktail glass – this is a great gift for anyone really, a glass with their city on it! or a set with different cities that mean something to them!
Lip gloss set – you can never go wrong with lip gloss
Leopard hat – this hat looks so cozy for the chilly months
Coasters – these agate coasters would be a beautiful addition to every living room
Bracelet – the daintiest little gold bracelet would go with everything
Coloring Book – anyone else love coloring?!
Self tanning drops – because we all need a little help, especially in the winter
Cold brew pot – iced coffee lovers will love this!
Game – what a fun party gift
Eye mask – these are my favorite eye masks! they help me look alive!
Lip mask – i haven’t used this lip mask but i’ve heard great things!
Cocktail book – if you have a cocktail lover who wants to learn more – get this book

Happy shopping!

Gift Guide: For Him

I have gotten a number of people asking me to get together a gift guide for the guys in your lives. Whether it’s a husband, boyfriend, father, whoever – men are hard to shop for sometimes. So, here it is!

long sleeve * hat * joggers * neck massager * pizza oven * foot massager * shoes * decanter & glass set * ice cube mold * can cooler * camp chair * fingerless gloves * quarter zip * portable charger * cooler bag

Long sleeve – this brand is a great brand for guys that have a more muscular build. Their tops have stretch, provide more room in the arm/chest area, and taper in at the waist – they are great!
Hat – Rob’s favorite hat brand. If the guy that you are buying for is a hat guy, then you need to get him this one – there are many other colors too
Joggers – these Lululemon joggers are just all around a great buy. It’s an easy gift that you know will be loved and used all the time
Neck massager – we have this and love it. What guy wouldn’t want this??
Pizza oven – such a fun gift that you can use for years and years! Family pizza night just got more exciting
Foot massager – my sister and I got this for our dad for Father’s Day and he uses it all the time. Tip – if you lay down you can also use it to massage your calves
Shoes – because their 9 other gym shoes aren’t enough… you should probably get them another pair. haha but in all honesty – these shoes are such a staple. Rob got his years ago and still wears them regularly
Decanter & glass set – this item is definitely a splurge but it would be so appreciated for those old-fashioned loving gentlemen
Ice cube mold – you can use these molds for everything from whisky and cocktails to making popsicles in the summer!
Can cooler – this is a no-brainer in my opinion, no one wants to drink a warm beverage
Camping chair – this might be Rob’s favorite item that he bought this summer. It folds up so small, is super comfortable, and is quick & easy to set up. I labeled it as a camping chair but this is the chair that Rob uses when we go to the boys games too, we always get questions about it.
Fingerless gloves – sometimes the simplest gifts make the best ones
Quarter zip – you can’t go wrong with a quarter zip for a gift! This Vineyard Vines one comes a a number of colors and would be perfect for any guy in your life
Portable charger – for the person whose phone is always dying, or for long trips – this small gift will keep on giving!
Cooler bag – camping, beach, road trip, anything – you need this cooler! It also floats, which is just a fun fact!

I hope this gift guide helps! If you purchase any of these, let me know how he likes them!

Gift Guide: for the hostess

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted on here, I want to start getting better at it again, I figured, no better time than holiday season to get me in check! Now that we are past Halloween, I wanted to start posting gift guides. I’ll be posting one per week, every Wednesday from now until Christmas.

I figured I would start with a gift guide for the hostess, since you will probably be needing those gifts the earliest – with holiday parties starting soon! So, here are some ideas for a hostess gift.. hope this little guide helps. Happy holiday season 🙂

Stationary – if you’ve followed along for a bit, you know I only use Ellington Paper Company for all of my paper goods! The best part is, you can get the stationary personalized or not!
Cocktail napkins – these Austin Morgan napkins are adorable and fun!
Champagne coupe – such a pretty gift that the hostess could use year round
Candle and Electric lighter – my favorite candle company and the most genius lighter (I love mine!)
Cheese platter – perfect for the Christmas season – for a non-Christmas option, I love this one from anthro
Cocktail book – recipes from all around the world, such a fun gift
Polaroid camera – something that the hostess could use at the party that night, and in the future
Tea napkins – these are so pretty to hang in your kitchen

Top 20

It is so hard to believe that we are now officially over half way through 2022. We wanted to round up your favorite items that we have posted about so far this year! There is something for everyone on this top 20 list. From clothing items for you to a piggy bank for your little ones, this list is all over the board – and I love it! So here it is, the top 20 of the year so far.

one thing that I love about this list is that we have everything (except 2 items) from this list
  1. This blue and white dress is a go to of mine. It’s easy, it’s comfortable, it’s appropriate for pretty much any occasion, and it has been the number one purchase by you all this year!
  2. You all went crazy over this handbag! And for good reason, it could not be prettier (and also super affordable).
  3. This backless pink dress was a hit after I wore it in the Cayman Islands. I love that if you throw on a denim jacket you can easily wear it to work, church, or anywhere!
  4. The best Free People sweater dupe! Trust me. Buy it now, and you’ll be obsessed this fall.
  5. This Packit has been a lifesaver this summer! Anyone else?
  6. Double chin reducer – it really works. Trust me.
  7. Our favorite (and now yours) summer pajamas. If you haven’t snagged your little, or big, ones a set then do it!
  8. I could not be more obsessed with this visor. Major perk – it is packable!
  9. This little bench was such a fun purchase when we got it, and it still is! I love the little table that pops up, it is super practical.
  10. I wore this dress for Easter and I think it is absolutely precious. It is pretty, comfortable, and flattering for all!
  11. This ABC Busy Box was a hit with all three boys! This craftivity is great because kids learn to follow (picture) directions and after a couple they were able to do this completely independently (even Preston, my 3 year old!).
  12. This Spanx top is another top that you need to buy to have ready for the fall! It is perfect for work, errands, or running around with the kids.
  13. The cutest block letter toddler baseball cap. This is one on the list that we do not own, but we may have to get them!
  14. The creativity that happens with the boys while using these foam blocks is truly amazing. They build, create, and imagine all the things with these blocks.
  15. One of my favorite purchases of the year so far are these give, save, spend piggy banks. We firmly believe that all money taken in should be divided into three: 10% give back to God, 10% save, and the rest is to spend on whatever! This little piggy bank has made teaching this system to the boys so much easier.
  16. This floral dress just makes me want to twirl! It is so fun – perfect for a party or a date night.
  17. These shoes are the 2nd item on this list that we do not own, but we love these shoes nonetheless! Maybe I need to get them for Rob?!
  18. I just posted this red dress recently, and I also bought it for the 4th of July! I love it so much and will post it more after this weekend.
  19. The toothpaste cap that saves your counters from a toothpaste mess! Highly recommend.
  20. Another item I just recently posted was this stain remover that we use. If you don’t trust me, then trust the over 18,000 5 star reviews on Amazon.

4th of July Sales

Looking to refresh parts of your wardrobe but don’t want to break the bank?! There are a number of 4th of July sales happening right now! I’ve put together a couple items here for you to start shop[ing from .

Loft: 50% off using the code USA

romper * midi skirt * floral top * tie front tank * blazer * ruffle sleeve tank * lemon sweater * navy shorts * coral shorts * denim jacket * dress * headband * pink top

J. Crew: 50% off with code GOFOURTH

green dress * sports bra & shorts * blue top * navy suit * blue sarong * sweatshirt * tiered dress * raffia earrings * blue earrings

Blue Matching Set

Blue Matching Set

We recently had family pictures and our color story for this go around was blues, tans, and white (the easiest and prettiest IMO). I wore this matching skirt set from Pink Lily and could not have been more pleased with it! It photographed so well, was light and breezy for the hot summer day, and was easy to move around in. I work my Sarah Flint Mirjana Wedges in the Saddle Vachetta color (use my code SARAHFLINT-BATHEMERIDIANBLISS for $50 off your first order)!

Pink Lily has just recently dropped a new summer collection and I am loving it! See below for some of my favorites. Use the code JUNE25 for 25% off your order.

earrings * bracelet * coral maxi * yellow mini * pink midi * floral maxi * block heel * raffia wedge * clear strap wedge * mint sandal

They are also having their summer sale right now! If you use the code SUMMER30 you will get 30% off select dresses, skirts, rompers, and jumpsuits! See my favorites below.

sage * floral maxi * floral romper * blue set * orange (I have this romper in pink!) * yellow mini * blue jumpsuit * yellow maxi * plaid midi (they also have a matching option for your littles<3) * color block

Happy (sale) shopping!

Under $100 Finds

*Workout set – this sports bra and leggings set is adorable, buy them individually or as a set
*Fedora – at under $25, you can’t beat this hat!
*Headband – i adore this oversized raffia headband, it would at the perfect finishing touches to any summer outfit
*Wicker handbag – this is the perfect little bag for the summer, and the pearl detail gives it a dressier vibe too
*White dress – dress it up or dress it down, this one is a no brainer this summer!
*Blue dress – at over 50% off, I could not pass this one up! I just bought it and can’t wait for it to come in.
*Clutch – vacation is calling! this clutch is just precious and so, so fun
*Sandals – these sandals would go with everything and would be a summer staple, that’s for sure
*Top – on sale for $66, this top is too good to be true… and it comes in blue
*Heel – normally $118 and on sale for under $60, it’s a steal!
*Pajamas – sail to sleep in this adorable summer jammie set

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Last week we shared a gift ideas for mom that will pamper her. Take a look at that here, there are a number of things on that list that I have my eye on. Today we are sharing gift ideas for the active mom and let’s be honest… every mom (even if you don’t exercise) is an active mom, so this gift guide pertains to everyone!

Belt Bag – hands free is key, and this adorable bag can get you that look while keeping your belongings close
Workout Set – obsessed with this print, I love a workout set that can be worn as athleisure too! shop the top and leggings
Sweater – the perfect lightweight sweater to wear over your athleisure during the chilly spring days, or pair it with denim shorts for a casual look!
Sneakers – love the color of the light pink logo on these Vejas
Hat – cute and keeps your face out of the sun for baseball games!
Joggers – have and love these! They are extremely comfortable and flattering.
Scrunchies – the color options in this set are so good, not to mention the fact that they won’t damage your hair!
Claw Clips – in my cart now! Again, the colors on these claw clips are perfection.