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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Happy Monday friend!

Today I’m excited to share all my top picks for gift ideas for Mother’s Day. There are so many great things and deals out there right now that would make lovely gifts!

 1. Aren’t THESE gold-foil recipe cards amazing?!

2. THIS Rifle Paper Co recipe box is darling.

3. Have you heard of Chatbooks? If you haven’t they are a busy Mom’s best friend for scrapbooking/memory keeping. They take your photos from your phone’s photo scroll or Instagram account and print them into the cutest little books. They are insanely cheap and absolutely adorable. You can also make custom photo books which are the perfect presents especially for those who are hard to buy for!

4. I love wearing a basic necklace with my kids’ initials every day. THIS one is a great deal for a gold-filled, instead of plated necklace. Such a perfect present for Mother’s Day!

5. How cute is THIS Kate Spade Tumbler? Mamas need sippy cups too :) Each initial comes in a different color which are all so cute.

6. THESE New Balance blush sneakers are the perfect mom shoe and such a steal at $65.

7. THESE candles are heavenly. They are a little expensive but very fragrant so you don’t need to light them long at all to have your house smelling divine. Worth the splurge!

8. You probably don’t “need” a new diaper bag but a nice clean fresh one sure sounds nice, right? I found the cutest diaper bag for under $50 HERE.

9. Every day when I’m on the floor cleaning up after Ben I am coveting a Gathre mat. These mats are bonded leather, easy to clean with a simple wipe and fold up so nice and small. We all need one right?  My current fave is this floral HERE. I think the highchair mat HERE is genius!

10. Since becoming a Mom I’ve found it harder to shop for myself or in fact take any time on myself like I used to. I think a Birchbox subscription is such a great gift idea for Mother’s Day. It’s a great way to try new products on the market and assist with a much needed pampering session. Receiving little treats in the mail every so often is the best thing ever, right? I love that this subscription is such a nice little treat and priced at only $10/month or $100/year.

Do you have any great gift ideas to share? Please tell us what you’re hoping for this year!
Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away, time to get shopping!

-Emily xo

Easter Basket DEALS!!!

Monday, March 27th, 2017

I am so happy my Easter baskets are miraculously done and waiting for the big day! I stumbled on so many amazing deals, and am so excited to share them with you…

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For Jane’s basket:

HABA girl (only $5 HERE)
Melissa and Doug surprise ink (HERE), car version HERE
Melissa and Doug bead set HERE
Mini Lilly books HERE
White chocolate bunny HERE
Tolo cat (similar HERE)
Tolo lamb HERE

boy basket

For Ben’s Basket

Everywhere Babies Book HERE
HABA click clack rattle HERE
HABA wooly duo clutching toy HERE
HABA ring clutching toy HERE
Animal finger puppets (in store Target only)
White chocolate bunny HERE
Tolo boy (similar HERE)
Tolo moose HERE

Every Easter I want to make sure the kids have books and a chocolate bunny in their baskets, other than that I just look out for good deals for what the kids will like. Like Christmas stockings, little kids are so easy to please with every day items like a new toothbrush, fun bandaids, new crayons and bubbles etc. Last year I even added a new pair of sandals for Jane (see HERE), that matched her Easter dress. My favorite baby and toddler toys are Haba and Tolo, so I usually buy a few to add to our collection.

If you are looking for new baskets this year, we’ve been impressed with Target’s selection and price points. We like THIS large traditional basket paired with THIS monogramed liner for a total of $10. THIS little bunny basket is very cute, and THIS little roped white one is great too.

How about that Hollar.com?  Have you checked it out yet? If not, you need to! It is our new favorite place to stock up on kid presents. We CANNOT believe these prices on HABA toys. We usually pay double or triple these prices!

It will feel so great to get your baskets done early, get your shopping done now before all your favorites sell out!

-Emily x

Gift Guide for You!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

boxwood clippings gift-guide-20161 | phone case 2 | preserved boxwood wreath 3 | OPI bubble bath 4 |Dogeared necklace

5 | Faribault buffalo check throw 6 | Rifle Paper recipe box 7 | Hunter boots

8 | milk glass cake stand 9 | copper KitchenAid

You’ve worked hard all year and we are 100% positive you are on the nice list!

If you have no idea what you should ‘ask for’ this Christmas, look no further! These are a few of our favorite things and we know you will LOVE any of these items too.

Merry Christmas ladies!

Sarah and Em xxx

Gift Idea: Hot Chocolate + Chocolate Spoons!

Monday, December 12th, 2016

One of the best things about winter is hot chocolate. A canister of your favorite hot cocoa is an easy and lovely gift to give this time of year, and you can make it extra special by making your own chocolate spoons.

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TO MAKE:

spoon mold HERE (Orson Gygi is currently sold out)
milk chocolate snaps HERE
white chocolate snaps HERE
favorite toppings

These spoons are so easy and fun to make! First, melt chocolate snaps and pour into spoon molds. We would recommend buying two molds to speed up the process if you want to make a lot.

Once chocolate is poured, freeze for 5 minutes. Then comes the only slightly tricky part of the process, popping the spoons out of the mold. It takes a little coaxing, but 9/10 times the spoons pop out easily.

Next, dip the end of each spoon in melted chocolate and garnish with a favorite topping…we used English toffee chips and crushed peppermint and also drizzled some in more chocolate. You could do really fun and festive sprinkles too. Rest on parchment paper until chocolate sets.

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We used THESE pretzel cellophane bags and THIS ‘Merry Christmas’ ribbon to wrap up the spoons.

We adore how these turned out!
The perfect family gift to give, and a great activity to make with your kids too!

Blush, Navy and Gold Gift Wrap

Friday, December 9th, 2016

There was not a chance we were going to let the season go by without featuring the Sugar Paper wrapping line for Target this year!

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Aren’t these wrapping papers all just gorgeous? If you’re looking for a wow factor with your gift wrapping this year, look no further! All you need is something simple to finish each one off, the beautiful wrapping speaks for itself.

For an even easier wrapping option we paired brown craft bags with THIS gorgeous tissue paper. We love the scalloped edge!

THESE round gift boxes are our absolute favorite from the product line. We wish we could wrap every single gift in them!

Wrapping all those gifts for Christmas just got a whole lot more fun. We’re hoping to carve in a little time this weekend to put on a Christmas movie and get started on wrapping!

Happy wrapping everyone xxx