Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Who wants to make a bet that we’ll be in quarantine for Mother’s Day and get out just in time for Father’s Day? Corona does it again folks! Totally kidding and feel like dad’s should be equally celebrated but thought the likelihood of that being our situation this year was pretty humorous!

Today I wanted to give you some ideas in case you wanted to order anything for the special lady in your life, as I know with the mail and all of the overwhelming elements occurring could very possibly delay her gift. So getting a jump start is never a bad idea. A few things to also keep in mind, especially in our current situation and as a proud supporter of small businesses,  to remember to shop small too! Gift cards can always be used at a later date once its safe to be out and about again. A gift card to her favorite local shop, nail spa, or to get a massage, or facial is always thoughtful and will be much needed after being under a stay at home order for so long. Shoot, may want to throw a syringe of Botox in there too, Conrad (HINT, HINT). Seriously though, pandemic or not, I love a gift card and don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate an opportunity for a little pamper session or me time! Keep that in mind when you’re thinking of the perfect gift to show your love and appreciation.

Another unique gift idea is a subscription! I love these because it always feels like Christmas when they arrive at the door. FabFITFun boxes are always impressive in the amount of products and trending items you receive. Style her for a quarter or for a full year with a Stitch Fix or Trunk Club subscription. Such an easy and amazing service that will allow her to select and modify her specific preferences and send back what she doesn’t absolutely love. How cool is that?! Scentbird is another neat one. She can browse up to 500 scents and select what she wants to try for less than $15 per month. The frequency of receiving these subscriptions can be customized and tailored to fit her individual needs as well.  Choose autoship, skip, or completely cancel if she so desires. I love that about these services. They truly cater to what your specific needs are all while on your phone or computer. So easy, fun, and such a unique experience she’ll love.

Below is a list of things I’ve found that either I have loved and was gifted, or will be gifting this year with a little randomness in between! 🙂

I’m a sentimental gal so gifts with meaning are so special to me. A few of my favorites from past Mother’s Day celebrations have been a locket with Corbin’s picture and name on it, personalized rings, a necklace with both the kids initials, my “mama’ necklace, photo books, and sweet handwritten notes and scribbles from the kids. These are precious and things I will keep and cherish and that I gravitate towards often and love to wear and re-read.

At the end of the day, the most important of all is that she knows you love her. A simple hug, kiss, and I love you does the trick and is the most meaningful of all! It’s about sharing and making memories, and showing those you care about how important they are to you each day. Now that I’m a mom, I get it. All of the things my mom used to tell me, the sweet memories she still shares of my brother and I and watching us grow. It truly has become and is the joy if my life and to be able to witness and love my two little humans is beyond the most precious of gifts. There isn’t a love that compares to being a mother and to me is a constant reminder of God’s great love for us. A significant bond that goes beyond all understanding. Its the most beautiful gift.

Motherhood in this season of so much uncertainty has shown me that slowing down to play basketball or to chalk the driveway, go on family bike rides, bake lots of cookies, and read lots of books really is the silver lining. This season has brought me back to whats really and truly important, what matters and who my little people are becoming. It’s allowed me to take a breath and to enjoy the small things. Is everyday unicorns and rainbows? No. Are there hard days where I feel like Conrad can’t walk through the door fast enough? Absolutely! In the midst of those, there are also LOTS and LOTS of really amazing days and days I hope they look back on and remember the fun, the silly and the love. So much love! When I tuck Corbin and Camilla into bed, I hope they know how much I treasure our days and that this overwhelming thankfulness that engulfs me never goes away, even when they are grown and don’t need me like they do right now. In this season, I am grateful and humbled that I get to be their mom. Thankful for our health, for lots of laughter, and days to play outside. This Mother’s Day may look a little different but regardless its perfect because I have them.

I pray this Mother’s Day blesses you and emphasizes all of the good and beauty in your life. Whether it’s your first Mother’s Day as a new mom, a first without your mom, another year of celebrating with your kids, spending the day with someone who is like your mom, or if you’re yearning to be a mom, I pray it is a day filled with hope. A day that inspires you, is a reflection of your good work,  and a reminder of all of the love surrounding you. Praying it will be a day to recognize and honor the amazing and wonderful women we know, we are, and we have yet to become.

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

XO- Chelsi

 

Easter Basket Ideas

Hello!

It’s been a minute since I sat down to write a blog post and honestly now with all that’s been going on with the Coronavirus I feel it’s absolutely necessary to continue the most important traditions. Easter is such a significant holiday and one I always look at as being a fresh start or new beginning. Jesus died on the cross to take away my sin, rose from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of God awaiting the time when we will all be re-united with him. I don’t know about you but that certainly resonnates hope within me no matter our current circumstances and should be celebrated. This year may look different from previous years, as we will all be at home, but the traditions remain the same. As a family we will get up, dress up, watch church in the basement as we have been and will hunt for eggs in the back yard after lunch. It will be different this year not having our loved ones around but I’m so thankful for technology and FaceTime which gives us the ability to be together, even if we physically can’t be. One reminder I’ve been keeping is Easter is coming and God’s goodness remains unchanged. I pray this year would bless you and yours and that hope would be restored within your heart. I’m praying for peace that would surpass all understanding and that we would soon be able to have some normalcy I know we’re all craving. Hang in there friends! We’re all in this together!!

For now, I figured I’d share some Easter basket ideas for your kiddos in case you’re like me and a little behind this year.

I’ll be honest and say I’m sad I wasn’t able to rummage through the Target dollar section for all the fun gadgets this year but nevertheless,  was able to find some fun things here and there for the kids I know they’ll still love. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime!! All the links below are shop able and should get here on time, fingers crossed! Drop a question in the comments below if you have any and I hope you find this to be easy to navigate and helpful!

 

Be blessed my friends and Happy Easter!

XO- Chelsi

 

Christmas Gift Guide for Men

Christmas Gift Guide for Men

Hello friends!

How’s your shopping coming along? I think every year, although I promise myself I will be better and won’t procrastinate, I get a little bit worse! Las minute shopping here I come! I definitely have some shopping left to do but will say, in the past couple days have gotten a lot of the big things out of the way! PTL!!

I’ve said this before, I truly love giving others gifts. It brings me joy and makes my heart happy to give. Until I have to shop for the men in my life. Only, half way kidding! Honestly though, shopping for them can be quite the challenge. My dads, brother, husband, and grandpa tend to buy what they need when they need it! Amazon on speed dial if you will and it can be hard to know what will be the perfect gift and what may surprise them in a good way. Conrad will drop hints here and there, thank goodness but I always feel like he way outdoes himself for me, and I’m like here’s your new package of socks honey, thanks for the Yurman! Haha! I am rotten! Bless! One day, I’ll get this gifting down for him and he will like it!!

That said, I wanted to put together a few things that I will be gifting or have gifted in the past and thought they may come in handy for you as well. Let me know in the comments what you’re getting your guy!

Cheers to shopping for him!

XO- Chelsi

Christmas Gift Guide for Women

image 6December is fast approaching! Have you gotten some shopping done or are you waiting for the big sales to hit this weekend? I’ve bought a couple of things for the kids but still have a lot to do. I wanted to put together a list of gifts that I have and currently love or items I may even be wishing for this Christmas season. I hope this is a helpful list and if anything gives you a little inspiration when shopping. You can hover over each item and click on it to shop as well. I always love getting the ladies in my family meaningful gifts. I’ll wrap up a couple of framed family photos and tie a new devotional to the top of it or write a letter for them to keep. I love sentimental gifts and things I can keep forever so tend to also enjoy giving them. I also love SHOES. It’s a total and complete weakness I have and one I generally feel zero remorse of most days as well. Give me a devotional or give me Gucci and I am one happy girl! haha! Truly though, I hope you can gain some insight on what would best suit your loved one’s from this post. As always, if you have questions, list them at the bottom or send me a message. I am ALWAYS, ALWAYS happy to help, and by you asking, you’re actually helping my family too, as I make a small commission off of the sales made in these posts and on my social platforms. I’m so grateful for each of you who come to this space and read these posts and inquire about any links! Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!!

Let me know what you think and if I can help in any way! Have a great Thanksgiving week!

 

XO- Chelsi

Valentine’s Day Gifting

Valentine’s Day Gifting

Happy Monday!

It may just be me, but January seemed to slowly squeak by and it seems like February is flying! Hence why this has become a last minute gift idea post! So, let’s talk Valentine’s Day and gifting for those last minute surprises for your significant other and even your kids.

Now, don’t get me wrong, personally I love fresh blooms and won’t ever turn down chocolate, but sometimes being treated by your spouse to a latte and mani/pedi is every bit as appreciated in my opinion. Knowing your love language and theirs in a relationship or marriage I feel is so important in how you handle daily life and special occasions, like Valentine’s Day. For instance, mine is words of affirmation and gifts, and my husbands is acts of service. Therefore, I love a new killer pair of shoes, or a handwritten sweet note, or just to be told I am loved. Simply put, these are the ways to my heart. Conrad is more of a show me you love me by cooking dinner and ironing my jeans kind of language. 🙂 It’s nice to know how to ensure that your partner feels appreciated, not only on special days but in general. If you don’t know your love language, I would highly encourage you and your significant other to read Gary Chapman’s book here. It really is worth the read and is a great resource in improving communication and how to love your spouse well.

Like I said above, “gifts” are one of my languages. So, I have a few items I think the woman in your life will love, guys! Check them out by clicking the links below.

 

Ladies, here are a few idea’s for your man:

 

For the kiddos on Valentine’s Day

 

I hope you all have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by!

 

XO- Chelsi

Gift Guide for Her

Hi All!

Are y’all like me when it comes to buying gifts? It’s like the holidays come around and along with it is the sheer panic of what to buy your favorite people? Especially when it comes to the ladies in the family. Well, it’s time to give Santa a subtle hint of what you REALLY want this year, girlfriends and I’ve made it easier to write that list. Get ready to make your loved ones feel special and thought of by gifting them with something they really will LOVE. I thought I’d put a little guide together for y’all with things, I myself have been eying, in hopes it will help and be a resource for you and it may even make it easier on your husbands or boyfriends as well! Happy Shopping!!

Dyson Hair Dryer: The holy grail of hair dryers. Pricey but I’ve heard rave reviews and that it’s 100% worth the investment.

The Parka: This amazing coat is on sale, runs TTS and comes in 4 colors. Would make an awesome gift, as I received one of these 2 Christmas’ ago and wear it to this day.

House Slippers: These are under $15 and I am loving the pom pom detail.

Wubby Pullover: Y’all, this sherpa pullover is lined and is so comfy. Snag it for under $50.

Hunter Boots: These are marked down, come in 3 colors and are the original style. I totally love and live in mine, weather permitting!

LED Makeup Mirror: This mirror is amazing, under $22 and is perfect for anyone who loves good lighting while applying makeup.

Delsey Luggage: For your favorite traveler. Amazing quality and on sale. Use the code: Friend

Rachael Ray 14 piece Pots & Pans: For the chef in the family. This deal is so good and is 30% off using the code: Friend

Bake wear: Another win for the chef in the family. 5 piece bake wear for under $28.

Monogram Necklace: The cutest acrylic necklace suitable for all the ladies in your family. Size and color options vary.

Joan of Arc Boots: The ultimate boot for snow, rain and everything in between.

Festive Coffee Mug: Spice up to your morning coffee with this cute $5 mug. Add a gift card if you wish to a favorite nail salon, coffee shop and wha-la!

Ugg Slippers: On sale and a great gift for mom!

Goodnight Macaroon OTK Boot: The ultimate OTK boot that is a snug fit and that stays in place.

Sole Society Satchel: Sleek and affordable with faux sterling detail, this bag is a great gift.

Leopard Beanie: Make a statement in this cute pom leopard beanie, under $25.

Gucci Marmont Bag: Can someone send this one to my husband? TIA! A splurge but such a good one!

Keurig Coffee & Latte Maker: Because, who doesn’t love coffee?!

T3 Curling Irons: Another splurge, but oh so worth it! Best curling wands ever! The Whirl Trio is also amazing if you prefer no clamp.

Tula Skincare: Keep the wrinkles at bay with this amazing skincare line.

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan: Made of clouds, literally. The softest cardigan you’ll ever put on your body.

Patagonia Fleece Vest: Perfect for layering and pairing with your favorite comfy boots.

Spanx Leggings: The best leggings in all the land.

Initial Candle: Everyone loves a new candle.

Erin Condren Planner: Stay organized with this amazing planner.

Leopard Card Holder: Small card holder under $17. Several color combinations available. Would be a great gift to monogram.

Quay Australia: One of my favorite lines for sunglasses.

Ancestry Kit: want to know where you’re from? Such a fun and neat gift.

I hope this list is helpful and gets your wheels turning on gifting. Another amazing gift, I know I love to receive are gift cards. To Target, Nordstrom, my favorite local boutiques, and even the grocery. It allows me to shop with ease and get what I may need or want throughout the year. Some may say its less personal, but I feel like they come in super handy and are always appreciated.

Send me any questions you have in the comments or through my social platforms.

XO- CHELSI