Holy moly, it’s been a crazy few weeks! I think the last time I really looked at the calendar, it was the middle of April, and now it’s almost Mother’s Day and the middle of May! Mother’s Day will always be near and dear to my heart, because not only do I have an awesome mother and mother-in-law, but I have an awesome daughter who came home from the NICU the day before Mother’s Day, so it was a little extra special to finally have her home with us to celebrate such a special day.
I’ll be honest, growing up I always celebrated my mom for Mother’s Day and got her gifts, took her to dinner and tried to make her feel special, but I don’t think I ever realized what a special day it truly was until I had a child of my own. Mom’s do everything…like literally everything! Sure, dad’s rock too (they also get their own day!), but there’s just something about mommas 🙂
So I’ve put together a list of gift options below. Each of these are mom approved by yours truly and guaranteed to make her smile!
I got my firstGlossyBox last month, and then my second GlossyBox (the mother’s day edition) last week. I opened the box to the loveliest floral scent and I’m dying over everything inside! The whole box was like one brand name item after another and all things that I know I will use and love. Plus subscription boxes are all the rage and GlossyBoxis a great, affordable option for a mother’s day gift.
A Spa Day
Being a mom is stressful….rewarding and exciting and blissful, but mega stressful. What relieves stress better than a day at the spa, am I right?!
Breakfast in Bed
Sure it sounds cheesy, but I don’t remember the last time I slept in and I’m sure there are mom’s everywhere that can agree. Having a morning to catch up on a few Zzzz’s followed by a delicious breakfast that doesn’t even require one to leave the comfort of their bed? Um, yes please!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has their phone in their hand during all hours of the day? No, I’m not on social media all day long, but I do rely on my phone for just about everything. Text, directions, internet, the calculator, recipes, emails, phone calls, a thousand and one parenting apps lol. Like literally – everything! If I’m being honest, I don’t know how we survived before iPhones and androids and whatever other mobile devices there are.
Matter of fact, long gone are the days of going to music stores or places like Target to browse the CD (or cassette – I remember those days too) aisle for that new album you HAD.TO.HAVE. On a side note, does anyone remember their very first cassette or CD? My very first cassette was Celine Dion, because let’s face it – she’s boss and my very first CD was Spice Girls – HOLA! I remember this one time I wanted a Backstreet Boys CD SO BAD that I took all the money out of my piggy bank, walked my happy ass up in K-Mart and paid for the entire CD ($13.89 after tax) with change. Yea, the cashier was not pleased, but that CD was everything 🙂 Until it scratched…
Anyway, now days I stream all the music I need through an app. And while you may be over in your corner of the internet world streaming on Spotify or Apple Music, I’m all like – “hey, my app’s better than yours!”
Yep, I said it. I guarantee my app for streaming music is better than yours. Want to know why? Because not only can I stream music, but I can read an unlimited number of magazines (which is such a guilty pleasure of mine) ANDevery time I listen to a song via my app, a charitable donation is made 🙂 Soooo, that’s music + magazines + charitable, which definitely makes my app better than yours!
But don’t worry, I’m willing to share this holy grail of apps with all of you. And because I love y’all, you also get 2 free months to try it out (seriously, you don’t even need a credit card to do the trial – it’s completely risk free!). Is curiosity killing the cat yet? I figured so. So let’s just let the cat out of the bag. The app is WEYV and I use it pretty much all the time, because like I said before – I’m on my phone all the time lol.
I personally love that up to 25 people can be on one plan, because let’s face it – not all families come in packages of four and unlike some of the other apps out there, this one has various different subscriptions and plans to fit lots of lifestyles and budgets.
So are you hooked yet? Are you dying to go try it out?! Click here to learn more about it, and don’t forget to use code MAKEWEYVS18 for your 2 free months.
**Thank you Weyv for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!
Blazers aren’t a staple in my wardrobe, so the few that are hanging in my closet each have a unique and specific purpose (unlike the hundreds of pairs of shoes I have in there lol).
If you’re struggling with incorporating blazers into your day-to-day style, then today’s post is for you! I’m sharing the 5 different blazers I’ve invested in over the years, their purpose and different ways to style them. I’m also helping you figure out which blazers are worth the splurge ($$$) and which are worth the steal ($).
1. Black Blazer ($$$)
Every single person on planet earth (including men) should own a black blazer. They’re professional if you need them for work (a job interview, a business professional meeting, a work conference, etc.) but they’re still chic enough that you can throw a t-shirt underneath and a pair of jeans and look put together on the weekends. If you’re splurging on a blazer, this is the one to do it for. You’ll be surprised how many times you end up wearing it, and you’ll want a higher quality to withstand the amount of wear. For this blazer, I’d typically style it with black pants or a pencil skirt for work, and these boyfriend jeans and tennis shoes for the weekend.
2. Tweed Blazer ($)
I can’t think of a tweed blazer and not think of pearls and Chanel. Who doesn’t love that combination, right? Tweed blazers are the Jackie Kennedy and Kate Middleton’s of the world, and they’re reserved for those times that I need to present myself as a classic and timeless lady. Sometimes that involves work functions, sometimes that involves events such as baby showers, and sometimes that involves charity events. When you want to look fashionable, but classy – pull out the tweed blazer. I would typically wear these with work dresses, silk tops and bows. Lots and lots of bows.
3. Plaid Blazer ($)
I’m from Kentucky, so equestrian and preppy style can sometimes be second nature to me. If I’m feeling extra preppy and it’s Fall, you’ll find me in brown riding boots and a blazer (preferably one with elbow patches). These preppy outfits are typically reserved for day dates (back when Joe and I had those lol!), or casual outfits when the temperatures drop. Like I said, I’ll wear these types of blazers with riding boots, turtlenecks or classic button downs.
4. White Blazer ($$)
This is the second most worn blazer in my closet. I wear it instead of a cardigan (I’m not much of a button up, cardigan type gal) and so instead I wear a white blazer over sun dresses, pastel tops and on occasion the spring/summer sweater. This is also the blazer I’ll pair with shorts since I’m really only wearing this blazer when temperatures rise. Try styling a white blazer with a floral sundress (like this one) or shorts such as these!
5. The Showstopper Blazer ($ – $$$)
Yep, the showstopper blazer is just that – a showstopper. I wear this one interchangeably through many of the events/circumstances I mentioned above (like work, or PR events), but this is also the blazer I’d put on for a date night with some leather pants or a cute jumpsuit. When you want to make an entrance, exit, or a lasting impression, break out the showstopper blazer J This is the one blazer that also has no price specifications, because those unique, one of a kind pieces are sometimes a steal and sometimes they’re more of a splurge. This particular blazer …let’s not talk about it, just in case Joe is reading 🙂
Have a go-to blazer that isn’t listed above? Share it below and don’t forget to include styling tips!
A couple of weeks ago, we took a family trip out to Woodfield Mall to see the Easter bunny and to do a little Easter shopping with Beckett. The Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg) has always been one of my favorite malls in the area. Not only is this the first mall I went to when I moved to Chicago, but it really does have a little bit of everything, so you can find anything you are looking for.
This may come as a surprise, but I love to shop 🙂 Even when I’m not buying anything, shopping is just fun for me. And don’t even get me started on shopping for baby stuff. I’ve said it before, but it’s impossible not to have a good time when you’re browsing the aisles in children and baby stores.
You know what else is a good time? Holidays! Holidays are so much more fun with children. When we took Beckett to see Santa in December, she was not a fan and we got that stereotypical “child screaming at the top of her lungs” 1st picture with Santa. That said, we weren’t expecting a successful visit with the Easter bunny either, but she loved him! She’s recently really gotten into stuffed animals (notice Demi from Vampirina? She spotted him in a store and HAD. TO. HAVE. HIM) and I think the Easter bunny reminded her of a giant stuffed animal. Nevertheless, we were happy to get a somewhat normal picture of her for the holiday!
We also used the opportunity to pick up some new clothes for our growing girl. She just recently transitioned out of 6 month clothes (yes, she’s almost 11 months old, but she’s on the smaller side) so we needed some new outfits that would fit her. Especially an Easter dress! If you saw my Insta stories, then you know she found the perfect one and picked it out all by herself.
In the end it was a successful trip. Some of my favorite memories with my momma are our mommy/daughter shopping trips (I got this love of fashion from someone!), and I look forward to having those same memories with Beckett too.
Ps: we might or might not have stumbled into an A&W and we might or might not have had more than one beer float. Sorry, not sorry.
Happy Easter, loves! I hope you have a blessed weekend!
Kendra Scott is hands down one of my favorite places to get jewelry. Not only is the jewelry beautiful, well made and contemporary, but it also falls at the perfect price point! Today ONLY, Kendra Scott is having an epic Easter Hunt sale, with 8 codes hidden throughout her site that link to 8 different discounts.
While you can only use 1 coupon per order, these are some major deals and I went ahead and did the dirty work for y’all and tracked down all 8 codes 🙂 What can I say, it was my kind of Easter Egg hunt! Each of the codes are listed below!
I’m also including the two bracelets that I layer and wear EVERY. SINGLE. DAY below, as well as some other favorites that I’m hoping to get soon!