Thrifty Thursday At TMB: April 22, 2021

Thrifty Thursday At TMB: April 22, 2021

Shopping the best sales this week! From new markdowns at Nordstrom to 54% off at Vanity Planet (with code 54OFF) and new markdowns at Vici – this weeks TT covers all areas. Happy shopping

Nordstrom – new markdowns

Vanity Planet – 54% off with code 54OFF

Vici – new markdowns

Denim Shorts for Spring & Summer

Denim Shorts for Spring & Summer

One of my go-to spring and summer wardrobe staples are denim shorts. I love them for so may reasons; they are so versatile, comfortable, and can easily be dressed up or down! See below for some of my favorite ways to style them!

  1. Denim shorts and a casual tank with sneakers

This is such an easy and casual look for the summer-it’s a favorite! Pair these denim shorts from Nordstrom with a cute tank like this and this look can take you from the grocery store, to the pool, to a neighborhood BBQ! Pair with sneakers (like I did!) or sandals.

2. Denim shorts (mine is sold out but similar ones here and here) and a blouse

I love to pair this look with wedges for a girls night out or date night! If you’re looking for a more casual look though switch out the wedges for sandals and you have the perfect outfit for a day of errands or brunch with girlfriends!

3. Denim shorts and button down with booties

Love pairing denim shorts (these are from Target!) with booties like these and a button down for a night out! Switch out the booties for sneakers and throw on a baseball cap and this is the perfect outfit for heading to your littles soccer game, running errands, or just for those unwashed hair days!

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Recent Amazon Purchases – April 20, 2021

Recent Amazon Purchases – April 20, 2021

One of the many things I (everyone) loves about Amazon is that you can get pretty much anything there! We’ve put together a list of our top 9 most recent Amazon purchases and let me tell you, this one is all over the board. We go from the kitchen, to outdoors with kids, to bedding, and clothes – everything!

*Blue Helmet – this is the helmet that we got for Grayson & Preston and we couldn’t be happier with them!
*Bed Sheets – with 160, 350 five star reviews, I had to try them and let me tell you.. they are not disappointing me
*Black Helmet – Hunter is the next size up in the Giro bike helmets, so this is the one we got him
*Dress – I got this dress (in lavender – sold out) and I know that I am going to be living in it this coming spring
*Mask Lanyard – such a lifesaver with the constant off and on of masks with going in and out of places
*Navy Tank – I have already worn this tank too much since getting it! It is soft, flattering, and gives the perfect casual day look
*Strainer – genius. snap it on, strain your food, done. why didn’t I think of this?!
*Hyperchiller – at home iced coffee, not watered down, made in 60 seconds … yes please!
*Bubble Machine – not our cutest purchase ever but definitely one of the most necessary!

Pearl Embellished Items

Pearl Embellished Items

Pearls are an item that have never and will never go out of style, in my mind at least. On a typical day you might find me wearing a pair of pear earrings or wearing my David Yurman cable bracelet with pearls. But other times I will want to have a bit more fun and wear imitation pearl embellished items. Whether it be on my clothes, in my hair, on my bag (you get the point)… adding imitation pearls into the details of your outfit can take any look from basic to a bit more exciting.

  • *Handbag – be vacay-ready with this woven handbag, not headed out of town? it would be perfect for a summer date night too!
    *Headband Set – if you aren’t ready to splurge on any pearl embellished items, this set is a great starting place at under $10 for all three
    *Headband – a great piece to invest in if you know you like headbands
    *Black Heels – the dreamiest pair of heels that would be worn for years to come! totally worth the splurge IMO
  • *Salmon Heels – like the black pair of heeled sandals but not the price? these would be a great alternative
  • *Sweater Dress – the perfect way to dress up a sweatshirt dress is with pearl details!
    *Cropped Sweater – i love the scalloped hem of this cropped sweater
    *Hair Clips – the hair clips i am wearing in the picture above – and that you will be seeing me wear a LOT more of
    *Slide Sandals – yes please! the perfect way to dress up a basic summer day look

Powder Room Upgrade

Powder Room Upgrade

Last year sometime, one of our faucet handles in our main floor powder room broke. When we needed to get a new faucet, the one I wanted didn’t match the other hardware in the bathroom … so we got all new hardware (toilet paper holder, towel bar, towel ring, lighting, mirror). When we got all new hardware, the bathroom needed to get painted (and wallpapered on one wall). When we painted….. you get where this is going. Basically we did a little upgrade to our powder bath all because one handle broke.

This was definitely a project that we wanted to get to eventually but just never got around to it because life happens. Needless to say I was thrilled when I realized that we were going to give this bathroom the love and attention it needed. I just got in our new towels for the bathroom and now it is complete, so I figured I would share some before and afters here (because who doesn’t love a good before/after?).

Almost everything we bought for this bathroom glow up was purchased on Amazon. The exceptions are: the towels (Neiman Marcus), the nest fragrance (Nordstrom), light fixture (Wayfair), and the “art” (I made it at Board and Brush!). Everything is linked at the bottom of this post as well. I am beyond thankful that I have a handy husband! Rob did this entire thing himself – he did SUCH an amazing job. I love our new powder room so much, it makes getting the boys ready in the morning so much nicer!

faucet * towel ring * towel bar * lighting * toilet paper holder (ours is sold out but here is another option that would work) * waste basket * mirror (only 1 left so here is a similar mirror) * towels * wallpaper * nest fragrance

Thrifty Thursday At TMB: April 15, 2021

Thrifty Thursday At TMB: April 15, 2021

Today’s Thrifty Thursday is set up a bit different. I have found a handful of items ALL under $50 (only one item needs a code to bring it under $50). Enjoy, and happy shopping!

faux leather * floral mini (50% off with code OMG) * floral maxi * denim
floral * navy * black * polka dot top & bottom * leopard

Lets’s Talk… Diaper Bags

Lets’s Talk… Diaper Bags

While Iā€™m no diaper bag expert,Ā I do know that diaper bags are all dependent upon your lifestyle and your family. So many factors go into this; number of kids, method of feeding, etc.. and there’s no ‘right or wrong’ thing to have on hand. I’ve complied a list of items that I have kept in our diaper bag that have helped me stay organized while out and about!

First and foremost, I am so glad I went with Fawn Design, The Original Diaper Bag. I used it with Kylie too and it’s such a great, high quality bag. It’s functional and sophisticated looking and I love that it can be worn multiple ways (backpack, messenger, etc.). It’s very durable (still looks new despite using it for 2.5 years now!) and love that it’s faux leather so can be easily wiped down. I have so many favorite things about this bag; the gold hardware and zippers, easily accessible pockets, and convenient top grab handle make this bag the best on the market (in my opinion).

Above are some of the contents that I keep in the bag. Since Caden is still a newborn, there isn’t much I need (i.e. I don’t need teethers or books to keep him entertained just yet) and it’s all pretty basic. I love these changing pads (see above pic!) that the bag comes with. This is great for when we are out and about and I need a clean, sanitized area to change him. Again, it’s faux leather so it’s easy to clean! Next up, I always keep a change of clothes (or two!) in the bag. I love these onesies by Posh Peanut (similar, here) and these from amazon. They are lightweight, don’t take up much room, and perfect for any occasion. Other contents include; water wipes, diapers, burp cloth, Earth Mama diaper balm, pacis, and nipple cream (this one or this one).

This also doubles as my purse so I have my personal belongings in here too…keys, wallet, sunglasses, lipgloss, etc! Surprisingly enough, the bag still feels really light and I have plenty of room to add a lot more to it as he gets bigger and needs different items!

What do you Mama’s keep in your diaper bag? Comment below! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

Rob’s Birthday Wishlist

Rob’s Birthday Wishlist

Next week is Rob’s birthday and I always have the toughest time shopping for him. Anyone else have a hard time with their husbands? I figured I wasn’t in this boat alone, so I asked Rob to come up with a wishlist for me to share with you all! Rob is a total “guy” in the sense that he likes cars, camping, fishing, & working out. He enjoys things that are unique and functional. He doesn’t care about brands. The items he chose all serve a purpose, are versatile, and have unique “extras” to go along with them. And let me tell you, had I not asked him to compile this wishlist for TMB… he would not have gotten any of these items! haha! Like I said, he is a total guy… and I am a total girl – I have no idea about any of this stuff on his list. Pass this list on, hopefully it will help you too!

*Sunday Lawn Care – an annual subscription service that provides clean & organic lawn products to help and maintain healthy grass (what male doesn’t want to have the best lawn on the block?!)
*Baseball Cap – this cap is a snapback hat that is buoyant and sweat & water repellant
*Golf Club – golf is on a lower priority list in the world of Rob’s hobbies, but he still enjoys it!
*Shorts – this is Rob’s favorite brand for workout clothes, they can easily be worn outside the gym too- these shorts have a hidden cell phone zipper pocket too
*Hammock – talk about versatile, this hammock is a 3 in 1 – its a regular hammock, a hammock with a mosquito net, and a ground tent… what more could you ask for?! haha, but really, I could take some naps in this
*Shoes – these shoes are great for outdoor runs, hiking, anything really – they are light, comfortable and waterproof
*Tools – flexible ratchet wrench set to reach tight areas, especially when working on your car!

Spring Shoes: Splurge vs Save

Spring Shoes: Splurge vs Save

I love shoes and I love spring/summer – put them together and I am happy! haha! Shoes are something that I don’t mind investing in, especially if it’s a pair that I know I am going to be wearing on repeat. But at the same time, they are also something that I don’t mind buying “cheap”. I totally see the value of both splurging on shoes AND saving your money by buying the cheaper (similar) version.

I have rounded up 5 spring friendly shoes and have listed both the splurge shoe and the less expensive but similar option. I hope you find something you like!

Most Purchased Items of 2021

Most Purchased Items of 2021

With the first quarter of the year over (crazy!!) we wanted to round up the most purchased items of 2021. These are all products we own and love (and #notsponsored) and you guys seemed to love them too!

  1. Hair Towel Wrap– the best for those non-hair wash days, putting on make-up, washing your face, etc. So many uses! (see above pic of Kelly)
  2. Organic Liquid Probiotics by MaryRuth’s (Plant-Based) – this is good for the whole family! Me, my husband, and 2 year old take this daily
  3. Meat Chopper– perfect for chopping and stirring ground meat, one of Kelly’s most used kitchen items
  4. Under Eye Collagen Patch– lots of benefits in these! Anti-aging, helps with puffy eyes & bags, dark circles and wrinkles, & deep moisturizing (see above pic of Kelly)
  5. Kids’ Sunscreen Stick– love this clean brand!
  6. Women’s High Waisted Yoga Pants– this colorfulkoala brand is my favorite! 7/8 length and has pockets.. not surprised these are on the list!
  7. Cordless Vacuum-seriously the best vacuum! Great suction, lightweight, and such a great price!
  8. Button down dress– another fan favorite from you guys!
  9. Ruffle Top Modern One Piece Swimsuit– the cutest suit! Almost sold out so act fast if you’re in need!
  10. Lake Pajamas – so many questions when I posted about these..hands down the best pajamas ever!! Softest. Cotton. Imaginable. #dreamy