Kelly’s Birthday Wishlist

Kelly’s Birthday Wishlist

With today. being Kelly’s birthday we figured we would share everything that she would love to open today! All of these items are ones that, obviously, we don’t need but would be such a fun addition to either out wardrobe or bedtime routine. This wish list is full of whites, nudes, and a touch of floral – perfect for spring/summer!

Huggie Earrings – great price point, great for daily wear, great for dressing up… an all around great purchase these would be!
Sandals – I love the pink and floral accents on these sandals
Bathing Suit – this suit is full coverage (great for momming) but also beautiful. I love the detailing on it the most.
Dress – floral, feminine, and fun! This dress would be an adorable one to add to your closet.
Sunglasses – these nude colored sunnies would be the perfect addition to any outfit. They also come in black and a brown tortoise
Heeled Sandal – perfect for church and brunch or date night! These heels are adorable!
Visor – protect your face without (fully getting) hat hair. Since I only wash my hair once a week I definitely have a love/hate relationship with hats.
Purse – I love how this purse doesn’t have a ton of metal on it, makes it so easy to pair with anything. I also love how you can wear it crossbody or as a handbag
Light Therapy Mask – this mask has three different colored lighting to work on the area of your choice. Red light focuses on anti-aging, blue light focuses on anti-bacterial, and amber light focuses on aiding in cell turnover. This is a must try!
Silk Pillowcase – get all the anti-aging benefits from this luxurious silk pillowcase

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Happy Monday! We are here today to wish all of our fellow teachers a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Today (and always) we applaud all teachers and school staff, thank you for all you do!

Being both educators (and moms of kiddos in school) we thought it would be helpful to round up some of our favorite Teacher Appreciation gifts. Teacher Appreciate Week lasts all week (today through Friday, May 7). While no gifts are necessary whatsoever, if you feel the need to spoil your teacher this year, here are some ideas!

Ansley at Ellington Paper Company, has created some adorable (obviously, her work is always adorable) gift tags to pair with a simple gift. These gift tags are an instant download so you could purchase and print yourself at any point this week.
Gift Tag Pairings
1. Let Me Spell It Out – the boys used this gift tag today to give their teachers cupcakes that spelled out ‘thank you’, you could do the same or if you know you have a donut loving teacher – get thank you spelled out with donut letters!
2. Take Note – this sweet git tag could easily be paired with a cute notepad, or fun. colored post-it notes. These are items that teachers use ALL the time …. we are always making lists and writing reminders
3. You Are One Sharp Teacher – a teacher will always appreciate a good (and cute) pair of scissors and that would be a perfect pairing for this gift tag
4. You Were The Highlight Of My Year – if you know teachers, then you know their love for colored flare pens. this tag would be perfect to gift your child’s teacher a fun set of any type of pen/marker

Other Simple Easy Gift Ideas
*Hand Health – gather some of your favorite hand items to give her some healthy/fresh hands: hand sanitizer, soap, lotion, nail polish, etc
*Gift Card – never doubt the value of a gift card! When I receive a $5 gift card to Starbucks, Dunkin, a local ice cream shop, etc – I not only feel loved/appreciated but I also get SO excited to use it and to get my “free” treat!
*Color Theme Gift – know your teacher’s favorite color? Come up with a color themed gift! For example, if your teacher’s favorite color is pink you could put together a mini basket of pink nail polish, pink lipstick, bubble gum, a pink pen, etc
*Treats – gifting your teacher a sweet treat or snack items if you know what they like, is a simple way to show that you care and were thinking about them personally
*Beverages – bring in your teacher’s favorite drink to show your appreciation! Have a close relationship with them? Gift them a bottle of wine (Lord knows they could use it after this year of remote, hybrid, in person, back to remote, etc)

Thank you to all the teachers and school support staff out there!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We love Mother’s Day so much! We love spoiling our Mom with gifts and most of all just spending the day celebrating her, she is the absolute best!

We asked you all what you wanted for Mother’s Day and we got varying responses; some just wanting to relax, others wanting a spa day (you’re our people!), and some wanting some “self care” items!

We rounded up some items that are functional, practical, and ones that we (hope!) your mom will love! If you are a mom yourself and see something you want on this list, send to your husbands as a heads up 🙂

Keepsake Items
Memory Box – for all those precious clothes/items you can’t seem to part with
Birthstone Bracelet – a special stone for each of your loved ones
Initial Necklace – such a sweet way to have your little loves with you at all times
For The Home
Roses – these roses last all. year. long. stunning + practical!
Candle – gift the gift of clean air that smells wonderful
Frames – give the gift of a mommy and mini photo session, and then frame one of the photos!
Beverage Lover
Stemless Wine Glasses – the width on these make them so stunning and stem-free is necessary for moms
Tumbler – great for coffee, wine, tea – anything while you are outside this summer!
Gallery Mug – such a fun and sweet way to keep photos around without displaying them all over your house
Sleep Essentials
Robe – a comfortable robe is essential, and we love this one from Lake
Pajama Set – they might be a splurge but they are totally worth it, a good set of pajamas is key
Silk Pillowcase – sleeping soundly is hard as a mom, make it a bit easier (or at least more beneficial) with this pillowcase
Gardener
Cutco Tools – we asked a friend who has a serious green thumb and she said these tools are the best of the best
Hose End – this hose end is perfect for hard to reach plants (think hanging plants) that need a gentle shower

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there!

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!

Easter Basket Fillers

Easter Basket Fillers

Easter basket fillers are so much fun! I typically go with a theme when it comes to filling Easter Baskets for the boys – this year its beach themed. So I am filling their baskets with swim shorts, towels, hats, and water bottles! When filling Easter baskets, I always want it to be practical but also something they will be excited to get.

We’ve rounded up different ideas for Easter baskets for all your littles: babys, boys, girls, and gender neutral ideas!

Happy shopping!

Galentine’s Gifts

Galentine’s Gifts

Happy February everyone! Today’s focus is on the girls in your life – mom, sister, girlfriend, your child’s teacher, any girl – we have brought together a list of gifts that (we think) any girl would like to get. So go ahead and email this post to your significant other, buy for yourself, or buy for someone else!

  • Personalized Stationery – We absolutely love the work the Ansley does at Ellington Paper Co! We have gotten a number of paper goods through her etsy shop and have loved each and every piece. We are so excited to team up with her for a giveaway! Head to our instagram to see how to enter to win personalize stationery! You could enter to win a custom suite of notecards, enclosure cards, and a notepad (see some of her work below)
    Lip Gloss Set – It’s no secret that we love Tarte Cosmetics – we think this gloss set would be perfect for any girl!
    Scrunchies – These scrunchies are not only beautiful but they are so gentle on your hair!
    Headband – This beautiful blush and pearl headband would easily dress up any outfit!
    Scarf – The color, the extra large size, the fringe edges… we can’t decide what we love most about this scarf!
    Sugarfina Candy Set – Who wouldn’t want this adorable candy set?!
    Fontana Candle – These non toxic candles make a great gift for anyone! Give the gift of a fresh scent and clean air!
    Clutch – This clutch (it comes in rose gold too) would make a great addition to any closet! Run fast to get this, it’s on sale AND we have a discount code for you! Type in themeridianbliss at checkout to receive free shipping
    Clay Facial Mask (amazon link here!)- Between the cold, dry weather and always wearing a mask, we know that our skin could use a little more TLC these days!
    Heart Mug – We have all the heart eyes for this darling heart mug!

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

With Valentine’s Day just under 3 weeks away we wanted to share some gift ideas if you are shopping for a special man in your life! Since having kids, this holiday has a completely different meaning but this year we really want to show our hubs some love. See our top Valentine’s Day gifts for him below…hope this helps spark some ideas!

A new pair of sport slides!
Cashmere fringe scarf!
Soft and smooth new beanie
Can never go wrong with a quarter zip!
A jerky heart from Man Crates!
These Lululemon joggers are always a good idea
Star Wars fan? Look no further.
3 pack of Ralph Lauren boxer briefs

Buy some candy, this cute gift bag w/ tissue paper and you are all set!

TMB Gift Guide: Last minute gifts

TMB Gift Guide: Last minute gifts

Anyone else still need to pick up a couple gifts? Hoping it’s not just me! If you still need ideas for someone on your list, you are in luck! We are rounding up our top “last minute gifts” for those tricky people to shop for! Some of these are still able to be delivered by Christmas but if not, choose curbside pick up! Hope this helps!

  • Games are always a great gift-for any age! Our favorites are Sequence or Othello
  • Battery operated wine opener ….this would be my fave gift! ha!
  • An egg bite maker is the perfect gift for someone who likes to meal prep!
  • Waterproof and Bluetooth speaker, perfect for by the beach or pool!
  • Love this brand of body cream-it’s super moisturizing and perfect for the season!
  • Serving tray that is great for indoor or outdoor hosting
  • Sleek travel anywhere mug – leakproof, always a must!
  • DIY sushi kit! A fun alternative to ordering out!

TMB Gift Guide: for the hostess

TMB Gift Guide: for the hostess

Even though holiday parties may not be happening as they usually do this year, you still may be attending some type of gathering in the coming days/weeks. In which case you’ll need a gift for the hostess. If you are hunkering down at home, then you are the host… in which case you’ll need to get yourself a hostess gift! Regardless, it sounds like you will need a gift for the hostess. We have rounded up our top gifts, ranging from pretty general to more personal and varying in prices – you are sure to find a gift here that you might need!

  1. Personalized Recipe Board – add a family recipe to this board to make it a cherished family heirloom
  2. Cocktail. Napkins – how clever are these August Morgan hemstitched cotton cocktail napkins? we love them all, but these might be our favorite!
  3. Sparkling Rose Gummy Bears – gummy bears + sparkling rose – we love these treats!
  4. Hand Towel – we adore the vibrant detail and embroidery on this hand towel
  5. Marble Wine Chiller – sophisticated, classic, and practical. this wine chiller is a no brainer!
  6. Pink Grapefruit Soap & Lotion – the perfect gift set that any hostess would be thrilled to receive.
  7. Snake Plant – give the gift of clean air! not only is this plant beautiful and SO easy to take care of, it helps filter out toxins in the air
  8. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Set – this Greek olive oil set would be a luxurious gift for anyone who enjoys cooking
  9. Wine Carafe – the oak stopper on this carafe give it an upscale look without the price tag
  10. Throw Blanket – this chunky knit throw is perfect for cozy nights at home
  11. Rattan Candlestick – perfect for a centerpiece or a mantle, these candlesticks are a showstopper

TMB Gift Guide: For Caregivers

TMB Gift Guide: For Caregivers

They are the ones who watch your kids, teach your kids, care for your kids so spoiling them with gifts is definitely necessary this time of year! If you haven’t guessed it by now, today we are rounding up gifts for caregivers. This can be anyone from a nanny, teacher, daycare worker, neighbor…you get the idea!

This year we decided to put together gift bags for our caregivers. We bought these adorable gift bags and tissue paper from Target and filled them with some of our favorite things. We started with this lip set from Tarte Cosmetics. We love Tarte Cosmetics because it’s a clean brand; free of parabens and mineral oil and it’s also cruelty free. We also added this Essential Oils Shower Steamer to each bag. These make your shower feel like a spa! It’s a eucalyptus and mint scent and makes your shower feel so luxurious! Lastly, we added this face mask to each gift bag. It’s a single use mask that moisturizers, de-puffs, and diminishes dark spots. We hope these bags put a smile on their faces and make them feel special and pampered…they deserve it!

Some other ideas for caregivers and ones we have gifted in the past included:

  • This luxurious body lotion. It’s lightweight but still extremely moisturizing and perfect for this dry weather season.
  • We love this gloss and face mask from Sephora!
  • Gifting a scarf is always a safe bet and this one is a wear-with-everything scarf!
  • A travel-size organic hand sanitizer blended would be the perfect little add-on this year. We love that this one is hydrating and protective and still cleans!
  • We own this plush throw blanket in multiple colors-it’s so comfy and cozy!
  • Makeup Eraser Set: These sized-down cloths remove 100% of your makeup with just water! They last so long, too!
  • Personalized note cards with envelopes-we love this small business!
  • Visa, Target gift card, or a gift card to their favorite restaurant (that’s open for take-out!) would also be a great gift

We hope this list was helpful!!