Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just one week away and today I wanted to share a few fun gift ideas to spoil the mom in your life (or if you are a mom perhaps spoil yourself…you deserve it!)

One | A darling necklace for any mom

Two | Because we all know that a mom never has time to finish her coffee while it’s hot

Three | You can never have enough candles and this is always a no fail gift

Four | My kids are constantly fighting me for this blanket, so it’s safe to say that a mom needs one of her own

Five | (and I got a robe!) This is a robe that is actually worth gifting. I have a few of these robes and they are the absolute best

Six | Pamper mom with some nice slippers

Seven | These are such cute sandals for summer

Eight | For the mom who loves to cook

Nine | My family gifted me a Le Creuset dutch oven last year, and it’s one of my favorite gifts I’ve received

Ten | This is the best espresso maker, I couldn’t live without mine

Eleven | Such a fun little summer beauty set to treat mom with

Twelve | So sentimental and sure to be cherished

Thirteen | Because a mom can never have enough pictures of her kids

Fourteen | Treat the fitness minded mom to a new gym bag

Fifteen | A pretty and high quality mat for the yoga loving mom

The Blossom Tour

My Dress | Booties | Earrings (similar) | Evan’s Shirt | Evan’s Pants | Evan’s Shoes | Cole’s Shirt | Cole’s Jeans | Cole’s Shoes

Fall is probably the most beautiful season in Idaho, but I have to say that spring is a close second. One of my favorite things to do in the spring is go for a drive to one of the many local fruit orchards to see the flowers in bloom, so this past weekend we attended Cherry Hill Farm’s Blossom Tour. We were greeted with a goodie bag that contained dried cherries to snack on, and we were then instructed to turn our radio to a local station that gave a narrated tour as we drove through the orchard. The kids also had a scavenger hunt they could complete by spotting things throughout the tour. At the end of the tour we were able to park and walk around the orchard a bit and they also had a little stand where you could grab a souvenir or treat. It was such a fun and educational day with my boys.

Shopbop Sale Favorites

Shopbop is currently having The Style Event Sale and there are some great deals to be had! With code STYLE, on purchases over $200 you receive 15% off, for purchases over $500 you receive 20% off, and for purchases over $800 you get 25% off. Here’s a few of my favorite pieces from the sale.

One | Really loving the print on this pretty Ulla Johnson blouse

Two | Another really pretty Ulla Johnson piece

Three | I’ve been eyeing these shorts for ages and may have to snag them

Four | I have and love these sunglasses

Five | Such a pretty, flowy Free People dress

Six | I love the neutral color of this eyelet blouse

Seven | This top is perfect for spring

Eight | I love this brand’s classic espadrilles

Nine | I have a Mar Y Sol tote and they are the perfect beach bag

Ten | I love the color and 70s print vibe of this blouse

Eleven | 70’s prints are having a moment, and this pretty Free People dress is perfect for summer

Twelve | The colors of this suit are so pretty

Thirteen | This pretty mint colored blouse gives me all the cottagecore vibes

Fourteen | A striped blouse with a fun twist

Fifteen | This dress looks like a LoveShackFancy piece for a lot less

Workout Wardrobe Refresh…Colorful Pieces For Spring

My outfit (Fabletics) | Similar Leggings, Top

With spring officially here, I have been wanting to refresh my workout wear a bit and add a few more brightly colored, warm weather pieces. I recently grabbed this green set at Fabletics and have been looking for a few more cute spring/summer workout outfits. Here’s a few fun options I’ve found…

March Buys I’m Loving

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One | I’m always looking for a good dupe for Skinceuticals Vitamin C Serum, and I recently came across this great alternative. It contains all of the same active ingredients and I’ve really been loving this serum.

Two | I bought some of this years ago, and just bought another jar of this affordable, hydrating eye cream.

Three | I recently got this moisturizer and I really love it. The smell is a little strange, but it is so moisturizing and works so well for my skin.

Four | Slippers are getting more wear than actual shoes these days, and I recently bought this pair. These come in so many color options and really are the perfect house shoe.

Five | I love that this cardigan looks like a structured jacket, but with a comfortable knit fabric. It’s perfect for just throwing on with jeans and a tee and instantly look polished.

Six | I just grabbed this sweet summery dress while on sale, and ended up wearing it for Easter as we had an unexpectedly warm day. I will be wearing this one all summer long.

Seven | I just grabbed this necklace in a different color way (which is no longer available), but I love this blue color. A great way to dress up the most simple of outfits.

Eight | I’ve been wanting a leopard suit and this affordable one is going to get a ton of wear this summer.

Nine | I finally caved to the hype and bought the Truff Hot Sauce. It really does live up to all the hype.

Ten | This is a really nice hair mask and it has a lovely scent.

Everything You Need To Have Your Own Easter Egg Hunt At Home

Unfortunately we are headed into our second quarantine Easter which means that community egg hunts are out again this year. Fortunately my kids have always absolutely loved having our own egg hunt at home which we have done every year in addition to a community hunt. And surprisingly they in fact prefer our annual egg hunt that is just us over a huge, crowded egg hunt with hundreds of kids. Whether it is just your immediate family, or a small gathering with a safe bubble of friends and family, you can still have a memorable and fun egg hunt that your kids are sure to love.

Signs…

Eggs…

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine

Baskets…

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six

Wishing you a wonderful Easter!

Best Of Beauty At The Nordstrom Spring Sale

Nordstrom is having a really great sale right now and including some of my favorite beauty/skincare products which rarely go on sale! I wanted to share some of my favorite items from the sale, and these are all products I use and love.

One | This is my all time favorite concealer and a staple in my makeup routine

Two | My favorite, go-to brow pencil

Three | I love this foundation for a full coverage look

Four | This light foundation gives my skin such a dewy appearance

Five | This is a must with all the hand sanitizing these days

Six | I recently bought a few colors of this lipstick in this formula and really like them

Seven | I’ve been using this finishing powder for years and it’s my favorite

Eight | I’ve tried so many night serums, but always come back to this one

Nine | One of my favorite mascaras

Ten | This is a really fantastic eye cream

Eleven | Another eye cream I really like, and always have a jar stashed in my skincare arsenal

Twelve | Another of my favorite mascaras

Thirteen | I’ve been using this setting spray for years and it’s a go-to for me

Fourteen | I recently bought this as I’m a fan of Estée Lauder foundation, and I really like it for daily wear

Fifteen | The best lip balm, I have a bunch of these in my purse

Sixteen | The best product for getting rid of pimples overnight

Seventeen | My favorite, go-to primer

Eighteen | This is such a great exfoliator and cleanser

Nineteen | I love to use a squirt on my face as a refresher during the day, and it can also work as a setting spray

Twenty | I recently got this moisturizer and I’m surprised by how much I love it. It does have kind of an odd smell, but it wears off quickly and isn’t too potent (and I’m very sensitive to scents). It works so well I can deal with the scent, and I’m going to buy another jar while on sale.

Twenty One | This is my very favorite eyeshadow palette

Twenty Two | My favorite new scent – I just recently started wearing this and it’s the only scent I wear now

Twenty Three | A jar of this affordable eye cream is always in my makeup arsenal

Twenty Four | I’m a fan of this sunscreen for daily wear

My Affordable Easter Tablescape

In years past I’ve always used my mother in law’s vintage Pottery Barn plates for our Easter tablescape, but I came across these darling pieces recently and decided to mix it up this year! I’m a huge fan of melamine plates for kids so I don’t have to worry about our sentimental pieces getting broken. Plus they are so affordable which makes them a great option for seasonal/holiday plates that don’t get used often. And despite being plastic, they actually look and feel very high quality! Here’s a little peek at how I will be setting our Easter table next Sunday.

Woven Chargers | Plaid Plates | Bunny Plates | Napkins (similar) | Napkin Rings (similar) | Tumblers (similar) | Flatware | Vase (similar) | Cake Stand | Salt & Pepper Shakers | Ceramic Bunny | Egg Candle | Berry Bowl | Eggs | Deviled Egg Tray (similar)

What’s In My Kids’ Easter Baskets

Easter is just over a week away, and if you are still needing to fill your kids’ Easter baskets, today I wanted to share what each of my boys are getting this year. To help keep shopping simple, I tend to stick to a theme of activities that get the kids outdoors, some art projects, books, and pajamas.

Cole…

One | Giant bubbles are always so fun for kids and a great way to get them outside

Two | This combines an art project with getting the kids outside and working in the garden

Three | Cole had a tie dye day at school one year ago that was an absolute blast for him. I was thinking this would be a really fun activity we can do outside on a warm day.

Four | It can be hard to find books that he really loves, and I recently bought Cole the first book in this series after hearing these books are hugely popular with tween boys. He absolutely loves it so he’ll be getting a few more books from the series.

Five | When we go for bike rides we often throw a frisbee in the bike cart so we can stop for some games in the park. They always seem to end up going missing, so I wanted to make sure he has one and this one seems to be a big step above your basic frisbee.

Six | I love the idea of having the kids paint these cute little wooden Easter figures which we can put on our Easter table for years to come

Seven | Another fun park game option

Eight | This fun glider comes in a two pack, so you could split them up for multiple kids

Nine | I always love giving my kids something to plant in our garden each year as one of their Easter basket gifts

Ten | Sunny days are upon us and you can never have too many sunglasses

Eleven | I shared some of my favorite spring pajamas for kids in a recent post, but for my tween boy I definitely have to find that balance of things that I think are cute and things he will actually like. He’s really into video games so I felt that these gamer pajamas in a cheerful color are a good compromise.

Twelve | A chocolate bunny is a must, and they always get one in their basket

Thirteen | Another pajama compromise. My kiddo is obsessed with Fortnite (fellow tween parents I’m sure you feel my pain!) and I like that these are a fun spring color and don’t scream “video game themed.”

Fourteen | Evan received a really cute kids gardening set last year for Easter (similar to this) so we really don’t need more gardening tools. However Cole did need some gardening gloves so I’m tossing a pair in his basket.

Evan…

One | I got both kids a stepping stone so they can each decorate their own and put in our garden area

Two | Another gift I got for both kids so they can each make their own Easter decorations

Three | Chocolate is a must

Four | Sidewalk chalk is a great outdoor activity and I love to gift egg shaped chalk in Easter baskets

Five | Bubble guns are always a hit and I know he’s going to go crazy for this shark one

Six | An Easter themed cup is fun for younger kids and you could include a favorite beverage too

Seven | I love that this car is designed for outdoor use and exploring with it’s built in magnifying glass

Eight | These farm themed hand puppets will be great for imaginative play and storytelling

Nine | A bug catching kit is always a great way to get kids outside and exploring

Ten | Last year Evan got a Minecraft sheep which he loves, so this year he’s getting a Minecraft pig. It’s a cute way to do a traditional stuffed animal for the little Minecraft lover.

Eleven | I got Evan a little flower growing kit so he can grow something for our garden this spring

Twelve | Hot Wheels make a great basket filler for any little boy

Thirteen | I knew that Evan would want video game pajamas to be like big brother, so I found him these cheery Minecraft ones

Fourteen | Evan loves the Llama Llama books so I’m sure he’ll enjoy this Easter version

Fifteen | I grabbed this little palm pet on a whim so I’m not sure if it will be a hit or not but it sure looks cute as a little basket filler

Sixteen | Slime is always fun for any kid

Seventeen | We have 2 other books from this series and they are so silly and fun for kids. I’m excited to give Evan the Easter version

Eighteen | These eggs are decorated by chalk and will be a cute decoration he can make year after year