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

Sarah Flint Shoes

Sarah Flint Shoes

Today we have an exciting announcement- we are thrilled to announce that we are officially a Brand Ambassador for Sarah Flint Shoes!

If you haven’t heard of Sarah Flint, we are excited to be the ones to introduce you to this amazing brand. Sarah Flint shoes are SO comfortable and SO beautiful. They are 100% certified made in Italy. Sarah makes luxury shoes at a lower cost because they are sold direct to you, she doesn’t need to offset costs of being sold in big department stores. Her shoes are absolutely stunning and when you put them on your demeanor changes instantly, you just feel good. With being Brand Ambassadors – we have a code for $50 for you when you purchase your first pair of shoes! Use the code SARAHFLINT-BATHEMERIDIANBLISS at checkout!

If you are in the market for a new pair of classic, beautiful shoes – look no further! She has every type of shoe for every occasion. These boots are perfect to take you anywhere and everywhere during the fall and winter months. And these booties (they come in leather and suede) are so stunning and would be perfect to wear from work, to dinner, to a party! Not a fan of a heel? Not to worry, the same booties (also in leather and suede) come with just the slightest lift!

The flats Sarah has are just as beautiful as her boots. These are my favorite house shoe and I love these, these, and these flats as well! For summer, I love these sandals.

Although shoes are Sarah Flint’s main focus, she loves all things beautiful – and also has some gorgeous accessories and home decor (think headbands, scarves, tablecloths, napkins).

Fitness Resolutions

Fitness Resolutions

Starting a New Year always means one thing… the gyms are crowded. About 6 months ago, Rob and I swapped out our gym membership for the Tonal. Best decision! Having a gym at home means no crowds, no travel time, and I don’t have to worry about scheduling my day around a specific class I want to take. I have the ability to create my own workouts, choose a program to do over the course of a couple weeks, or do a live class.

This year, I think my fitness resolution would have to be to take the time at the end of my workout to stretch. This is not always a priority for me in the past couple of years, it is an easy part to skip over, and I can tell the difference. Whether or not you have a fitness resolution, you could probably use some new athleisure… always, am I right? Here are some of my favorite athleisure pieces to bring me into the new year and inspire my fitness resolutions.

What are your fitness resolutions this year?

Thrifty Thursday at TMB: February 4, 2021

Thrifty Thursday at TMB: February 4, 2021

Nordstrom: New markdowns

Cozy and soft yet still a put together top
Cute floral wrap top for spring!
Under $25!
Chic, pillow soft PJ’s that are marked down to under $50
Can’t beat these $33 Quay sunnies!

Pink Lily: New markdowns

Love the v-neck and chevron print!
I love this color for spring
$18 for this sherpa-it’s not too oversized and great for days where you don’t need a jacket
A vest is the perfect transitional piece for spring! Love this white one-other colors available, too!

J. CREW: Up to 50% off shirts and pants, new markdowns

These mules give me all the good spring vibes
Crisp white blouse is always on the top of my list
Love the ruffles, love the leopard
Pleated midi…such a classic!


Adorable for spring!
Love their body suits! Great quality!
Easy fitting comfy hoodie!
Waffle button up pairs perfectly with jeans for a relaxed look!

Winter Break In Florida

Winter Break In Florida

Over the winter break holiday we took a family trip to Florida to escape the cold Chicago days and to get some fun in the sun on the beach! We feel very fortunate to have been able to travel over the holidays and to get to spend extra time with our family.

We spent the week on Anna Maria Island in Florida and had the best time! This was a new location for us, and it did not disappoint! We were not sure what the weather would be like so late in the year but we lucked out with sunny and 70’s everyday.

Gap pajamas sold out – here are similar pajamas

In the mornings we mostly played on the beach in our pajamas (it was still kind of chilly at that time). Other days we took walks for coffee and exploring, went shopping at St. Armands Circle (adorable), and we even found the cutest little pirate ship park that all the kids loved!

After naptime we would head to the pool. Kylie absolutely LOVES the water and it was so fun to watch her jump in and splash around. Hunter has recently taken off with swimming so it was exciting to watch him try new tricks (like cannonballs). Grayson is timid in the water but still ventured out more than ever, it was wonderful to see his confidence grow as the week went on. Preston is not the biggest water lover – he was happier searching for salamanders!

boat ride and an ecology tour
Happy Anniversary!
fun evening swims

Places to eat:
The SandBar – the perfect place for lunch or happy hour in my opinion (especially if you have kids). The boys had the best time running around on the beach while we waited for our food. Definitely recommend The SandBar.
Mar Vista – Beautiful scenery! Another nice place with kids because the outdoor space is decently large and there is a dock to walk out onto as well.
Bayou Tavern – a quaint pizzeria on Longboat Key. We had a delicious dinner here, probably one of my (Kelly) favorite dinners.
The Ugly Grouper – this place is a must do for everyone. Great outdoor space (even a game section for the young, or the young at heart). I highly recommend the pretzel bites for an appetizer!
Viento Kitchen + Bar – at the Zota Beach Resort. We ate here on NYE and had a delicious meal. The restaurant was beautiful and the setting was lovely.

Workout Wednesday – Oct. 7, 2020

Workout Wednesday – Oct. 7, 2020

Welcome back to another Workout Wednesday here on TMB! This weeks workout was designed for those who prefer to workout from the comforts of their own home – in addition to all being pregnant friendly exercises. Once you finish this workout, or any type of workout, leave us a comment so we can celebrate your accomplishments!

Where do you prefer doing your workouts?At home? At the gym? Somewhere else? We would love to know where you go to!

Workout Wednesday

Workout Wednesday

Here we are at another Workout Wednesday! We hope you are having a great week so far and that this post helps you find the motivation you may need to get up and move. We swear we always feel better and more energized after a good workout. Enjoy this workout and we apologize in advance for all the squatting you will be doing!

Let us know if you are as sore tomorrow as we were the day after doing this one.