Nine Festive Finds

It’s officially time to decorate for the Christmas season! Rounding up a few fun finds to make your home festive this month.

  1. A pretty ice bucket with brass details.
  2. A new take on the traditional wreath- I love this dried pinecone wreath for a more neutral look.
  3. Cozy paid cashmere throw that doesn’t scream Christmas.
  4. Green tartan throw pillow (give me all the tartan and plaid this time of year!)
  5. Decorate with vintage style brass bells.
  6. Bring out beautiful copper pots to sit on your stove even when not in use.
  7. Fun mugs for cozy drinks by the fire.
  8. The best smelling candle for the season!
  9. I just checked out with this woven tree basket. This one is also darling!

Gift Picks for Her

A few gift ideas for your mom, best friend, sister, mother-in-law, or even yourself! I certainly have a few of these on my list this year…

  1. My favorite cheese board! I use this board every time I make a large cheese platter and it’s even cute on my counter or bar top when not in use.
  2. Can never go wrong with a Jenni Kayne everyday sweater.
  3. A beautiful linen throw.
  4. If you follow me, you know my love of rattan. This Rattan book has been on my wishlist… just might be gifting it to myself this year.
  5. I love the vintage style of this blue and white jar.
  6. I’ve been on the hunt for a new tote for a while and finally found this one that I added to my list.
  7. A Staub dutch oven– the perfect gift for a new homeowner or your friend that loves to cook.
  8. A darling pitcher that helps make drinking water fun!
  9. I love the simplicity of this jacket. A perfect casual throw on for chilly days.

Gifts for The Guys

I always have a hard time shopping for men. Anyone else?! Rounding up a few ideas that will hopefully work for some of the men you are gifting this year…

  1. A masculine leather weekender and toiletry kit
  2. A comfortable pair of joggers for working from home
  3. Yeti Cooler for your outdoor adventures
  4. I love a fun belt- this hand stitched one and this needlepoint one make a fun gift
  5. Some sleek whiskey glasses
  6. A sous vide for the cook in your life, perfect for elevating all these dinners at home
  7. You can never go wrong with a classic cashmere sweater
  8. Everyone needs a new pair of comfortable shoes and APLs are a favorite around here. All of these are on sale today!
  9. A classic Barbour jacket that he will have for years to come.

Gifts Ideas for the Little Ones

Let the gift guides begin! I have lots of fun gift ideas for kiddos, so I thought I’d share a few here. First up and most important for the season…

  1. Christmas pjs! This is my favorite gift to give. Who doesn’t love Christmas pjs? It puts you in the spirit all month long and what is cuter than your kiddos matching in cozy jammies? I love Petite Plume for their classic style. Lake Pajamas is also a favorite for the whole family, and Roller Rabbit has a darling pattern this year.
  2. Time to stock up on swimwear for next season! Minnow is currently 20% off and is one of my go-to brands.
  3. Toy kitchens are one of the best gifts for toddlers. This one is neutral and will look cute in any play room!
  4. I love a personalized tea set for any little lady in your life. Also, this company on Etsy makes such fun personalized gifts!
  5. The cutest first bike! I love these Banwood bikes for little boys and girls. Such a fun gift– you can even add a few little things in the basket.
  6. This darling rattan strolley is so cute to hold dolls. Plus it looks darling in a nursery!
  7. This darling rattan rocker is another sweet gift for a baby girl.
  8. This scooter is a great go-to gift for all young kids!
  9. I love this fun lounger for a play room.

Happy shopping and happy holidays to you and yours. xo

Newborn Necessities

We’re basking in newborn goodness over here with the addition of our new little one, Liv. The cuddles seem extra sweet the second time around, perhaps because most of those new mom worries don’t exist anymore. I’m really soaking up every second! I purchased and was gifted many great essentials for the first time around with Henry, so we have been able to reuse a quite a bit. I did purchase a few more things for Liv and have narrowed down what I really love and think are especially useful.

As with all baby things, this is all extremely personal! There are a million products out there and everyone has their own opinions on each one. You need to figure out what works for you and your baby! With that said, here are my favorites…

Loungers: Especially for a second child, I have found it really useful to have a place to set the baby down. Many will advise not to use for sleep, but when you need to set the baby down to make your coffee or tend to your toddler, it’s nice to have a cozy spot. Our favorite with Henry was the Boppy lounger and that has proven to be true for Liv as well. We also have the Dockatot which has been great, and I especially love having both now that we are in a bigger home. It’s great to keep one upstairs and one downstairs so that you don’t have to continually move them around. The Snuggle Me Organic is another popular one that is very similar to the Dockatot. Once out of the newborn phase, I really love the Babybjorn bouncer– it’s a perfect spot to set your little one while you get dinner cooked!

Carriers: Echoing what I said above, it’s really, really nice having both hands available! Also, I haven’t met a baby that doesn’t love a carrier- close to mom, warm and upright. I love this Babybjorn carrier the best as it’s extremely functional. I also love Solly wraps which come in fun patterns and are especially great for the newborn stage.

Car Seats: If you’re adding to your baby registry, I’d recommend putting both an infant and convertible car seat on there. The first 10-12 months fly by, and you’ll be purchasing a new car seat for your little one before you know it. The Nuna Pipa is our favorite infant car seat, and most of my mama friends would agree. We switched to the Nuna Rava around the 1-year mark and love it. We also have the Clek Foonf which I have only great things to say about, and especially love it now that H is facing forward.

Sleeping: If you’re searching for a bassinet and aren’t getting the Snoo, I love this one from Halo. (IMO, the Snoo is not necessary). One of my favorite cribs for your home nursery is the Webster Convertible Crib from S&L. For travel, the Babybjorn light travel crib has been incredible- it’s SO light and comfortable and is one of my all time favorite baby products! My favorite newborn onesies are Kissy Kissy and I have found these to be the easiest swaddles.

Other Favorites:
My favorite diapers are Pampers Pure and for wipes- Water Wipes are a must!
I love these for baby washcloths and these for burp cloths (you’ll want a TON of burp cloths to have around!)
Babo Botanicals makes my favorite baby products from shampoo to diaper creme.
We have and love the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair.
The Lovevery play gym is one of our favorite baby products!

Fun finds for the Fourth

It’s almost July! July is one of my favorite months for many reasons, and it’s no surprise that the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays (hard to beat Christmas, but they do compete in my mind). I am a big fan of Americana design year round, but especially for the month of July. I found a few fun picks that are great for celebrating all summer long… hope you enjoy!

A perfect packable straw hat with options for ribbon (of course, I choose stripes)
Americana floral smocked one piece for your little girl. Pair with these patriotic boardies for your little guy!
Treat yourself to a really fun pair of earrings– darling with a simple white dress for summer.
I love these farmhouse striped napkins for summer entertaining.
Don’t forget the party garland!
My favorite teak slingback chair is super easy to move around the yard when you have guests and looks darling, too!
A classic RL flag sweater is a must have for baby, kids and mom!
A cozy linen throw to cuddle up with outside on cool summer nights.

Happy Summer!


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