Dear Santa: This One’s For My Man

Hey, y’all! It’s T here. I was invited to piece together a Holiday Gift Guide, so I’ve picked a few of my favorite products, as well as a few that are on my wishlist. I am honestly so bad at typing, so I’m letting B handle most of the descriptions, but these are my honest opinions–I’ll be helping her write each just like I’d recommend them! To be real, us guys love getting new wallets, belts, underwear, etc. each year, but its quite fun to get a few cool things, too!

B here! Ladies, I hope y’all find something that fits your sweet man’s style from T’s list! This has been so fun to watch him compile! πŸ˜‰

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1 // Rubber Wedding Band

When I married B I promised to never take my ring off unless I absolutely had to. With a metal ring, it’s hard to play basketball at the gym, so I found these rubber ones to wear while I’m shooting hoops. They clean really well + fit like a glove.

2 // New Balance Running Shoes

I’ve always preferred Nike running shoes, but after trying these on at Dick’s a few weeks ago, they were so much more comfortable. These are definitely on my list + better be under my tree on Christmas morning, B! hahaha

3 // 23+Me

I thought this would make a really cool gift for your dude. Especially if you’ve just gotten married or are planning a family, this would be an awesome way for your guy to map where his lineage came from.

4 // Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones are a gift I’ve been begging for for over a year. B just doesn’t see the need since we have SO many pairs of Apple headphones, but they would be amazing in the gym. Guys, I’m sure you can agree–women, grab these for your guy for a super awesome gift.

5 // Joggers

Again, another gym staple. I love the way joggers stretch with movement and leave you extra room inside. These recommended ones are my favorites + are by Nike.

6 // Casper Nap Pillow

MAN, sleep is so important to me. I can fall asleep just about anywhere and Casper’s pillow are like heaven. I have a full-sized one, but this travel sized one would be perfect for trips!

7 // Apple Watch

When B gifted this to me for my birthday last year, I literally cried. haha Not embarrassed to admit it! If you are looking for a gift that will surprise him, this is it! I use mine everyday and it is perfect for tracking gym time! I would recommend a Nike Sport Band, as well.

8 // Patagonia Pullover

I live in pullovers–I wear them to work everyday in the Winter. My absolute favorite isn’t available online, so I’m recommending my second favorite. A note from B–this can be dressed way up or way down for your sweet man! + so so so warm, too!

9 // Polo Black (Cologne)

Cologne is a must for Christmas. I ask for a bottle every year + it usually lasts right up until Christmas Eve church service. hahaha My favorite is Polo Black, but grab your guy’s favorite for a long-lasting gift. Fun fact: I can’t smell AKA smell blind–I lost my smell after a golf cart accident where I fractured my skull. So, I don’t think I’ll ever change colognes, since this is the only one I remember the smell of.

10 // Trucker Hat

I have been wearing hats since I was born basically. I don’t leave the house without one unless B asks nicely. hahaha Patagonia’s trucker hats are my favorites, as the bill is high enough for me to wear my RayBans underneath.

11 // Nike Running Wind Shield

I tried this on a few weeks ago and loved the feel. Definitely on my list + your gym loving guy would be excited to open it!

12 // RayBan Clubmasters

Okay, so I listed these because Sunglasses are also a gift that will last a really long time. (unless your 70lb dog steps on them–not that I know from experience or anything) The quality of RayBan glasses is super high + this style is super stylish.

13 // Swell Water Bottle

Another fun fact–I am addicted to Dr. Pepper. Its bad. But, B has recently convinced me to start drinking more water after a nasty kidney infection. However, she wasn’t very enthused when she found out that I had just been refilling the same plastic water bottle for weeks. Y’all don’t really know how health conscious the woman is about me. hahaha SO, I started to search for reusing water bottles and found this awesome one at Nordstrom. I would 100% recommend to any desk-sitting job worker bro!

14 // Ugg Slippers

Can ya say cozy?! If I’m at home I’m either wearing socks or slippers + MAN these babies are comfy! I would recommend another brand if they were also this fluffy, but these are high on my list.

15 // Leather Money Clip

I realllllly like cash. Call me old-school, that’s fine. I would rather have a $20 on me than to use a card. Soooo, enter the love for money clips. I gifted these to my guys at my wedding + have one of my own. Perfect stocking stuffer gift!

16 // North Face Gloves

Anyone like their hands to be cold? Negative. I looked around for good gloves for a while before I came across these North Face ones. I feel like they are warm enough for some seriously cold temps + will be taking them with me to NYC next week. These would also make for a great stocking stuffer.


Thanks for reading–maybe she’ll invite me back next year! Let us know if you find something perfect for your man from this list + HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

From B: Hope you guys enjoyed my guest writer this afternoon πŸ™‚ He has a dream of starting a travel blog, so stay tuned–it might just happen!

xoxo

 

Gifts for Her Under $25

Happy Fri-Yay, y’all! Tomorrow is December!! We are headed to Orlando tonight for the AAC Championship game tomorrow + are so excited to cheer our Tigs on! Before I left, I wanted to share a Gifts for Her Under $25 gift guide.

This gift guide is truly my most favorite yet! I have loved finding high quality items for low price + how stinking cute are they?!

T, if you’re reading this, I would like one of each! πŸ˜‰ *hehehe*

Check out 16 of the best For Her gifts under $25 below + as always, don’t forget yourself!

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1 // Golden Goose Dupes

Y’all know how much I love these golden goose dupes + they would make a perfect gift for your favorite gal! Grab these for only $24.00!

2 // Monogram Agate Coaster

These agate coasters are a simple gift that you could secure for your female coworker, or even a friend!

3 // Year of Cozy Book

I absolutely LOVE this book! I gifted it last year to my sister-in-law and had to grab one for myself! It is packed full of the best DIYs, recipes, and so much more!

4 // Copper Wine Tumbler

How simple but high quality is this gift? Grab this set of tumblers for your mom + share a glass of her fav wine on Christmas night!

5 // Stila Liquid Lipstick

My all-time favorite lipstick! This lipstick lasts literally alllll day long + is the prettiest shade! Your best girl would love this as a gift this Holiday season!

6 // Grow Your Own Cactus Set

HOW FUN?! I found this + immediately ordered four my closest friends. For less than $5, these would be a perfect add on gift?

7 // Mindfullness Cards

I am literally crying over these cards. Grab them for your BFF + “give the gift of peace of mind and body with this deck of over 50 prompts and exercises.”

8 // Chic Sticky Note Set

Okay, this is my absolute FAVORITE gift I think I’ve found all season + it’s so so simple. How freaking precious is this sticky note set?! I am grabbing several of these, myself, + can’t wait to see the smiles on my gal’s faces! πŸ™‚

9 // Beauty Sleep Set

Every girl needs an eye mask + this set for less than $25 is an absolute steal! Give her Zzzz’s for Christmas!

10 // Wine Glass Caddy

Raise your hand if you’ve ever imagined one of these while you were in a hot bath?! Grab this one for a night of relaxation for your girlfriend!

11 // Stackable Latte Cups

These latte cups are perfect for ice cream! I have the white set + they are so perfect! Bonus: dishwasher safe!

12 // Floral Notebook

This floral notebook is just as cute on the inside as it is on the out! Grab this for your gal to take along with her to her next board meeting!

13 // Confetti Tumblers

Again, how cute?! These would be a perfect steal for your mom or mother-in-law! I’m grabbing a set for myself while I’m at it!

14 // Nars Lip Set

If you’ve ever used Nars, you are aware of the high quality in all their products. This lip duo is no exception! I love these colors + so would your BFF!

15 // City Ring Dish

Have a traveler in your life? Grab one of these city trinket trays of her favorite city! How precious would these look on her counter?!

16 // Initial Keychain

Anthropologie for the win, again! Keychains are all the rage these days + how sweet of a detail is her favorite letter?!

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xoxo

 

Dear Santa: This One’s For The Traveler

Cyber Monday has come + gone for 2018…MAN, has this year flown by. I am slightly sad that our wedding year is almost over, but we will be traveling for the next six weekends, so I’m also so very excited! Christmas is my favorite Holiday + season, in general. I love driving around to look at lights + shopping is ten times as fun (if that’s even possible πŸ˜‰ )

In honor of our month of traveling ahead, I wanted to share this super fun Traveler’s Gift Guide + of course most of it is pink! *hehe* Check out each piece below!

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1 // Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are a must for every traveler! They allow for twice the amount of packables to fit inside a suitcase! I use mine to prepare outfits for each day of the trip + label the outside with Washi tape!

2 // Overnighter

This overnighter would be perfect for your traveler to carry on! It is equipped with several inside pockets to organize all their travel essentials! Bonus: it’s machine washable!

3 // Mini Steamer

Have you ever reached your travel destination + opened your bag to major wrinkles? Yeah, me too–miserable feeling, and my poor straightener has seen her fair share of wrinkles! This mini steamer will fit inside a suitcase + even comes with a package case!

4 // Eye Mask

For when the lights of a big city shine through hotel windows, and Lord knows how bright those overhead plane lights can be! Gift this sweet little eye mask to your best traveler for much needed Zzzs on her next flight!

5 // Delsey Chatelet Hardside Spinner Suitcase

Okay, so hardside luggage has my HEART. I absolutely love this one from Delsey Chatelet. I have a very similar one by a different designer, but it’s sold out this season. When comparing styles, I felt that this one was spot on! I love hardsided bags because of the protection they give to all your goodies on the inside! Be the BEST holiday gifter + give this baby on the 25th!

6 // Minimergency Kit

This doesn’t even need explanation–a must have, for sure! Annnnd, it’s pink! πŸ˜‰

7 // Neck Pillow

OUCH–the word so many of us use after a plane landing. That crick in the neck that just won’t go away after a nap in the air. Grab this simple neck pillow for your traveler this season to help with that!

8 // Glittery Water Bottle

Did you know–you can fill your water bottle up after you pass security? I just learned that this Summer + I fly allll the time. Grab this adorable water bottle + save your travel BFF some $$$ on that $8.00 airport bottled water!!

9 // Monogrammed Blanket Scarf

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been victimized by an airplane’s air-conditioner?! Mine is allll the way up. This blanket scarf is so cute for your traveler to style on her way into the airport, and is so functional while she’s surfing the clouds!

10 // Travel Wallet

Another absolute must! It is such a pain to fish for your ID, Passport, aaaand boarding pass before stepping onto the flight. Grab this super cute travel wallet for your traveler + she’ll have an easy time boarding!

11 // Leopard Slippers

Every girl must have a pair of travel slippers for those hotel floors! Why not make them leopard slippers? πŸ˜‰ Pick these slippers to give your travel pall warm toesies + style on her next trip!

12 // Leather Jewelry Wrap

Another travel worry–jewelry becomes a Rubik’s Cube when traveling–AKA a nightmare! This leather jewelry wrap is perfect for keeping her favorite pretties in the right place on the trip!

13 // Canon T6

If you’re looking to win the gifting prize, this is the purchase for you! I use this camera on a daily + it is so reliable for everyday shots. She will be sure to snap amazing photos to share with you when she gets home! Grab it now for $140 off!Β 

14 // Passport Cover

This is a precious add on for her passport! I used one for the first time on our honeymoon + it was so practical to keep my ID and boarding passes in one place! Also pink, so always a win πŸ™‚

15 // Luggage Tag

Ever stood in the luggage line for too long because your bag looks too similar to your fellow travelers? Or, ever lost luggage + wondered if they had your correct contact info? Snag this sweet little tag for your traveler, so she doesn’t have to worry!

16 // Monogrammed Makeup Travel Bag

Lastly, a makeup travel bag is such a must! Grab this set for your traveler to have all of her makeup pieces in one place, easily accessible to her on those early conference mornings!

Whew! All the travel must-haves in one place! I hope you all find something from this list to gift to your most favorite travel pal this Holiday season! Maybe there are a few “treat yo-self” pieces, as well πŸ˜‰

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Cyber Monday Sale Central

Haaaappy Cyber Monday, y’all! Today is the largest online shopping day of the entire year + I have major heart eyes at all the listed sales! From fashion to beauty to lifestyle, there is a markdown on almost everything you could click on throughout the inter-webs.

In order to give you guys a central location for all of the best deals, I’m listing as many as I can below. I’ll be linking three of my favorite picks from each sale under each store heading–I have a million other favorites, but can’t link them all–simply click the store heading to shop what I’ve linked!

Check out each category listed to grab gifts for everyone on your list– + don’t forget about yourself, gal! πŸ˜‰

Fashion

Abercrombie – 50% off + FREE Shipping

Aerie – 50% off Sweaters + Leggings + 10 for $35 Undies

American Eagle – 40% off + FREE Shipping

Gap – 50% off + FREE Shipping + extra 10% off with code YOURS

Goodnight Macaroon – Up To 50% off + Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Sweaters

H&M – 30% off + FREE Shipping

Loft – 50% off Purchase + FREE Shipping

Nordstrom – Up To 60% off

Old Navy – 50% off + FREE Cozy Socks with code COZY

Beauty

Colleen Rothschild – Travel Kit Deals

NordstromΒ – Up To 60% off

Sephora – Up To 50% off

Smile Brilliant – 30% offΒ + FREE Tray

Ulta – Up To 50% off

Lifestyle

Amazon – Numerous CRAZY deals

To shop the Amazon pieces, scroll over the picture + follow the link that pops up!

Best Buy – Up To 50% off + FREE Shipping

Canon – Up To 50% off

Link to My Camera $140 off: Here!

Walmart – Up To 50% off + FREE Shipping on numerous deals

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PS. Tune into my Instagram stories at 8:00pm Central for a Cyber Monday try-on!

Happy shopping, babes! πŸ™‚

xoxo

 

Dear Santa: This One’s For The Girls

We are halfway through November + there are NO complaints from me! One month from today, I’ll be in NYC checking off my #1 bucket list trip. I’ve been to the city, but never at Christmas time + I am just dying to get there! Enough about that, already–here’s my first guide of the season! 

Β I wanted to kick things off with a general gift guide for all the gals out there. This will list gifts from across the board + from different price ranges. From here, each week will have two gift guides, complete with 16 new products to shop! I absolutely love gift giving, so I’m so excited to help you all find not just gifts in quantity, but also in high in quality.

Forward this gift guide over to your boyfriend, hubs, friend, or family member to make their Holiday shopping a little easier! πŸ˜‰

As always, this gift guide is 100% clickable + shop-able! Scroll over an image below to shop!

I can’t wait to keep sharing all kinds of gift guides this Holiday Season! Have one you realllllly want to see? Leave a comment below!

DIY: Special Date Christmas Ornament

It’s here: my the first Christmas related DIY! *heart eyes* I am so excited to share this with you guys. This one is so special to me, since it was my first Christmas ornament gift to my sweet T. It marked our official “dating” date, June 10, 2015, which is when we exclusively declared ourselves “a pair”. *more heart eyes*

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This DIY project, like the others I’ve posted, is SO very easy. Less than 5 steps! We all have special dates: first dates, official relationship anniversaries, wedding anniversary, babies’ birth-dates, etc. Follow along below + learn how to create your own special date ornament!

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Step 1: Supplies

For this project you will need: A Clear Fillable Ornament, White Card Stock, Fake Snow Pieces, Red Velvet Ribbon, and a laptop with Microsoft Word

Step 2: Create a Calendar + Print

Okay, so this is the hardest part. If you know how to work Microsoft Word, however, you should be fine. Open Word + open a calendar template. Choose your special date’s year and month, and the rest of the dates should fill in. Decrease the size of the calendar to approximately the diameter of the center of clear ornament. *I’ve included an example below*Β *this might take a few prints–it usually takes me three to perfect!* When perfect, print, cut out, and place in the center of the ornament.

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Step 3: Add Fake Snow + Close

Once you have the paper in place, drop a few pieces of fake snow on each side of the card-stock. Close the ornament, making sure to hear the clicking sound of it closing shut.

Step 4: Add Ribbon + Hang

Instead of the regular ornament metal hanging piece, I recommend adding red velvet ribbon to hang the piece by. I feel like it gives it that last bit of Christmas flare. When the ribbon is tied, hang on your tree or wrap it up as a gift to your loved one!

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xoxo

Cozy Pajamas

Raise your hand if PJs speak actual life to you! Mine is raised so very high. I absolutely love coming home from a long ER shift + slipping into the most cozy wear to lounge on the couch. My favorite pair of PJ bottoms are a pair my mother-in-law gifts us gals every year. I can’t, for the life of me, find the link to them, but they are heavenly. (if you are local, I believe she snags them from The Antique Rose in Forrest City, AR) We all have that one pair that we’ve had for five-ever that we just can’t let go.Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

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Life has been SO crazy lately that we really haven’t had much time to slow down for any pajama days. Butttt, one of my favorite weekend activities is lounging in my comfy clothes with my gal, @tylermichellewhiteblog. Throw in some coffee + a good Netflix drama + its the perfect set up.

I’m linking several pair of comfy PJs, here.

ps. every Christmas, all the gals in our family get matching pajamas on Christmas Eve. It is something I look forward to every single year + can’t wait to include my little ones some day! Stay tuned for a special Christmas jammies post, coming soon!! *heart eyes*

XOXO,

Golden Goose Dupes

I have been eyeing this pair of Golden Goose leopard sneakers for quite some time now. Being over $500, though, I knew I would almost never be able to afford them, so I just stopped looking. I saw another blogger post about a “major” sale Golden Goose was having last week + thought I would just Google to see for myself + up popped this featured Shein dupe version for LESS THAN $25.

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They are almost EXACT matches of the GG pair + the quality is higher than I ever expected from Shein! The animal hair is obviously not real, but in reality, I’d rather wear the plastic version than know I’m wearing real animal fur. This, honestly, might be the biggest steal I’ve ever seen.

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As the holidays are quickly approaching, these would be a perfect gift to add to your list! Your mom, bff, sister, or friend would absolutely love these + for literally over 90% off of the Golden Goose pair.

Shop the dupes, here!

XOXO,

DIY: Fall Garland

I’m begging T to let me put up my Christmas tree, but he’s made me promise that I’ll at least wait until November. Wellllll, here it is, November 1 + I am more than ready to pull my decor out. However, he is right about judgement looks from neighbors if I were to throw it all up now. So, I guess I’ll compromise + wait until November 10!Β heheΒ 

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Since I’m leaving my decor up a little longer, I thought I would share one more Fall DIY! This Fall Garland is SO easy to make + spices up your space. I will be packing this away + using year after year! Check out the step project below!

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Step 1: Supplies

For this DIY, you will need:

Twine, Several Fabrics, and a Leaf Garland Strip

Step 2: Measure String

Start by measuring your mantle, to get an accurate measurement of twine you’ll need! I tied two knots at each end, so the string would hang off the back of my mantle as shown below.

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Step 3: Cut + Tie Fabric

Next, you’ll want to take your fabrics + cut them into 6 in strips. I chose to only use a plaid and burlap, but I’ve seen several examples with multiple fun Fall fabrics!

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After you cut the strips, simply tie them in a pattern on the burlap. I used hot glue to secure the first + last pieces, but I now know this is not necessary–just an add on! Continue tying until the twine is fully covered.

Step 4: Hang + Wrap the Leaf Garland

The last step is to wrap the leaf garland around the completed twine piece. I found that hanging it from my mantle first helped to wrap it easily. After that, your piece is finished!

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Have a DIY you want to see? DM me!

XOXO,

Halloween With Walmart

It’s Spooky-Day, yaaay! I have food poisoning, of all things, but can’t wait to see all the little ones in their costumes, then curl up on my couch to watch the one+only Hocus Pocus! This precious bell-sleeved flannel is from…WALMART.Β My middle school self is cringing.Β hehe

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Featured Bowl: Here!

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Shop The Full Look, here!

I never thought I would say I found the cutest styles from Walmart, but they have recently stepped their game waaay up. Their new line, Time and TruΒ is packed full of great pieces + this black and white flannel gives me all the Halloween feels. If you’re a busy student or mom, this piece gives a little bit of spooky-day appeal without a full costume. *stay tuned for my costume, however*

This featured piece is from the line + I just can’t get enough! The bell-sleeves add just the right amount of flare, without being too showy. I’m wearing a large here, but would definitely buy the medium if I had the choice. Another fun aspect is the sleeves tie to make the arms even tighter–this provides a larger amount of flare, if you wanted to go all-out!

Like I mentioned, this line is packed full of so many great pieces! Stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing more soon!

XOXO,