Category Archives: Seasonal Things

inflatable pool floats

Oh my goodness I’m so happy it’s summer! It’s been summer in Texas for awhile but having it be official on my calendar is so awesome! Unfortunately, the pool at my apartment complex isn’t quite as refreshing as it was a month ago. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be in the pool everyday. My Dallas blogger instincts tell me that’s where all my Instagram posts will come from this summer!

Don’t hate me if all of my Instagram posts have one of these cute pool floaties in them! I’ve been browsing every store that might possibly have unique pool floats and I’ve found quite a few! Surprisingly, Nordstrom Rack has some really fun ones for $13 and Shopbop has an adorable selection of floats!

I always wonder what started the trend of cute pool floats and how on Earth these pieces of inflatable plastic got so expensive. I mean $60 for a flamingo?! Really? Whatever, let’s be real, I’d totally buy it if my boyfriend and cat wouldn’t judge me. But they will.

Tell me which pool float you love! Also, please please send me links to your favorites also! I still haven’t bought my summer pool float!


gifts for moms

Oh my goodness guys! Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! I remember the very first Mother’s Day present I got her that was actually kind of expensive. It was a leather Coach bag I found at one of their factory outlets in Pennsylvania. I was about 19 and I had always wanted my mom to have a nice purse to carry around like all of her friends did. Spoiling my mom, even if it’s taking her to Panera Bread for lunch, is one of my favorite things to do! She’s seriously the best mom a girl could ask for!

Because mom’s can be hard to buy for (they have everything already, right?) I figured I’d share a few ideas to give you some inspiration! My favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas are the super cute Jack Roger’s sandals and that Vince Camuto suitcase. If I’m being honest though, the best gifts are time spent together. My parents and sister are flying to Texas for the first time to see me a few days after Mother’s Day and I’ll be cherishing that time together!

What to Get a Cat Mom

Yes, I’m my kitty’s cat mom. Deal with it. She’s my little buddy and furry sidekick. As a hint for my boyfriend and “cat dad,” a great gift for a cat mom is a fun cat mug, a pet stroller (so I can look really crazy), or another cat. Because you can’t have too many.

Share your Mother’s Day gift ideas below!!

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galentines day ideas

Oh my goodness, Valentine’s Day is only a week away and I’m so excited! I love love love this special day not because I like to eat pounds of chocolate (but I do), mostly because I absolutely adore the color pink and giving little gifts to my girl friends. I’m usually a pretty creative person and my favorite things to pick out are themed gifts. For this blog post, I came up with three gifts you’ll love to give to your gal pals!

Coffee themed gift

I’m a coffee lover and anyone who gets me a cute mug is automatically my favorite person. Coffee isn’t just something you sip at your desk, it’s a ritual in many cultures, something to be savored. I can totally get on board with that! My coffee ritual would include a little journaling and a delicious smelling candle like the cute pineapple one above!

Mani-Pedi gift

Who doesn’t love a fresh manicure every once in awhile? Painting nails can be really relaxing for some people including me, that is until I end up screwing them up by smudging an almost dry nail. Such is life, right? This bright red Essie nail polish is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Include a little nail kit and some hand cream and you have an adorable Galentine’s gift!

Baking lover’s gift

Some people just really love to bake. I wish I were one of those people. Unfortunately, I’m more of the ‘place and bake’ cookie kind of gal. For the special friend in your life who loves to throw on an apron, cookie cutters and sprinkles make the best gifts! And can we talk about how cute that dish towel is? It goes so perfectly with the whole theme!

If you find yourself going to a Galentine’s day party, don’t show up empty handed! Create a thoughtful gift that any gal pal would be excited to receive. Enjoy!

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valentines gift ideas

Only a few more weeks until Valentine’s Day! Most of us girls get excited for this special day (unless you’re my mom who’s too practical for all of it.) I wrote this post specifically for you gals to share with your guys. It serves as a little “guidance” for them so they have a few ideas of what Valentine’s gift to get you. We all love the flowers and chocolate that’s a traditional part of the season, but in recent years men, including my boyfriend, have upped the ante a little.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Last Year, David got me a really cute Kate Spade bag for Valentine’s Day and then took me out to dinner! While not every guy is going to want to put down the cash for a designer hand bag, he knows I’m a fashion blogger and that Kate Spade is my favorite brand ever. In my gift guide, I’ve included gift ideas in a variety of price ranges for however big your Valentine’s Day will be!Β Remember to send your man the link to your favorite item!

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valentines gifts for guys

Can you guys believe that January is almost over? I’m literally still taking down Christmas decorations (don’t judge me) and now I’m thinking about putting up Valentine’s decorations. I love Valentine’s for so many reasons and most of them include all the pink and red things everywhere! Of course, a girl loves flowers and chocolate on this holiday, and I’m not exception to that. Sometimes I think that our boyfriends and husbands get forgotten on this day. It seems to be all about the ladies instead. I’ve come up with a Valentine’s gift list for guys to share with you today!

What to Get Your Guy for Valentine’s Day

My boyfriend, David, got me a really cute Kate Spade canvas bag last year for Valentine’s Day and I absolutely loved it! This year, I wanted to get him something nice. While I’m still not sure what I’m going to get him this year, but I have a few ideas. Hopefully, my handy Valentine’s gift guide will give you some ideas as well!

For David, I’d love to buy him a pair of Lucchese cowboy boots (they’re pricey!) He’s a true Texan and frankly, I never thought I’d be into a guy who wore something besides boat shoes but he proved me wrong. I love his cowboy boots now!

I’ve chosen Valentine’s gifts in a variety of price ranges to fit every budget! Also, be on the lookout for my galentine’s day gift guide for your besties! I have a few fun gift ideas to share with you and I’m excited! Enjoy your day loves!

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christmas gift ideas

It’s the last Monday before Christmas and I’m getting excited! There’s just something beautiful and happy about this season and I wish I could bottle it up and carry it with me throughout the rest of the year!Β One of my favorite things to do during the week before Christmas is hit the stores to do some last minute shopping. It’s completely chaotic but that’s what makes it so fun.

I’ve done pretty much all of my shopping but one of the hardest things to find are good stocking stuffers! My mom, ahem, Santa I mean, used to give my sister and I cans of silly string and tell us to go at it. Usually, we ended up just going after my dad because it was way more fun! Anyway, I’ve included a few fun stocking stuffers to spark your creativity.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Women

Some of my favorite things I’ve gotten in my stocking in Christmases past (besides silly string) are nail polish, fuzzy socks, chocolate Santas, mittens, lip balm, and oddly, a whoopie cushion. Trust me, that provides hours of entertainment and laughs for the whole family! Here are a few other great ideas for a gal pal on your list! Scroll through to find your favorites and be sure to share your stocking stuffer ideas in a comment below!