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    MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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    Mother’s Day is going to look a lot different this year than it normally would. We are normally at church in the morning then off to multiple houses to celebrate in large groups. There is lots of food, laughing, hugging + present opening. This year will not be the same, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still spoil the moms + grandmas in your life. Whether you ship something to them or drop it off on their porch, there are ways to get them something to make them feel extra special on this day.

    I have compiled a list of some of the best items for you to spoil your mom or grandma with. These are for any age + any phase in life. If you have any questions about any of these items, please feel free to reach out to me + I would be happy to give you my opinion or knowledge on the product. All of these things I personally own + use!

    So let’s get started!!

    Skincare Gifts

    Tula Glow + Get It Eye Balm – this is the eye balm I use everyday + any age can benefit from this product! It brightens up the under eye area + feels so cooling + soft on your skin!

    Tula Blurring + Moisturizing Primer – this is an amazing primer to not only help your makeup stay put, but also minimizes the appearance of discolorations + imperfections. It’s great to wear on it’s own too for those no makeup days.

    Elf Pore Refining Kit – feel like you just went to the spa with this pore refining kit that comes in a 3 pack! This has got to be my favorite at home skin treatment that is so inexpensive! You just have to try it!!!!

    Face Roller – help promote lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness, improve elasticity of skin, eliminate toxins, stimulate collagen, improve blood circulation + more with a face roller! Any age can benefit from this tool!

    Makeup Gifts

    Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – the best concealer hands down. Just get it!!!

    Tarte Shape Tape Body Makeup – I’m so wishing I would’ve known about body makeup a long time ago because it is a game changer!! It’s literally just like makeup for your body! But it feels just like lotion and doesn’t have a weird smell at all. I will never wear shorts or a dress without this stuff again!

    Maybelline Superstay Ink Crayon (Shade is Trust Your Gut) – the smoothest, softest, best smelling lip crayon in a pretty neutral color! Stays on really well + has been compared to the almost $40 Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick! Great shade for any skin tone.

    Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer – great for giving your face + neck a little glow! The best part though is that it smells AMAZING! Seriously the best smelling makeup EVER in my opinion!

    Gifts for the Home

    Literally everything on 12 Timbers Site! Seriously though, they have the cutest framed quotes, decorative pillows, marquee boards, scrabble boards, etc.! You could spend hours browsing their site + checking out all their adorable items. They have a special section just for Mother’s Day so they really do make it so easy to find the perfect gift!

    Magic Bullet – this personal blender is seriously the best! It’s so easy to make a single smoothie + clean up is a breeze! My favorite smoothie recipe is frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, spinach + water!

    Fabric Shaver – this little beauty is unbelievable. Bring clothes + furniture back to life by “shaving” off all the little picks + pilling that get on fabrics. It literally saves your clothes that are worn out or have been washed so many times. This is a must!

    Folex Instant Carpet Stain Spot Remover – this is a magic potion. See a tiny little stain on your carpet, spray it down with this, wipe with a washcloth or paper towel + watch it disappear before your eyes! Seriously AMAZING!

    Gifts for Vacation (if any of us ever get to go on vacation again!!!)

    Lilly Pulitzer Market Tote – these make the PERFECT beach or pool bag! They’re not fabric so they will repel water + sand! + for Lilly, they are very affordable! Plus they’re super cute of course!

    Tesalate Towel – these incredible towels are SAND-FREE! Yes, you read that right! NO sand stuck all over your towel at the beach!! Not only are they sand-free, they come in beautiful, colorful designs, are super absorbent + fast drying! They also come in an extra large size! You can use these towels for a picnic in the park, a gym towel, a yoga mat, pool towel, beach towel + so much more! The possibilities are endless! It’s super lightweight + compact to carry too!

    Clothing Gifts

    Leopard MAMA Tee in Black or White – Rustic Llama is an online boutique owned by a friend of mine! She has the cutest styles including this MAMA tee that every mom needs! You can use code LINDSEY15 to get 15% off your entire purchase! (LINDSEY15 must be in all caps for the code to work!!)

    Cool Mom Tee in Black, White, or Ash GreyPink Lily has some really cute graphic tees + sweatshirts as well! I just love the cool mom tee + my girls have the shirts that say “mini” to match!

    Your One Stop Shop for Mom or Grandma – Mud Pie!

    I know I normally share baby girl clothing from Mud Pie, but they also have women’s clothing, jewelry, home decor items, kitchen items, bags + more! There are hundreds of gifts on their site! Go check it out for yourself:
    The Mud Pie Gift Shop features giftables by recipient, occasion and price!

    What are you getting the mothers in your life?!? Share with me below!!

    As always, thanks for reading + reach out anytime! I would love to chat!

    xoxo,

    LINDSEY

    PS- Here’s a link to *almost* all of the items I mention in this post!

    PPS- Here is my Amazon Storefront with TONS of other ideas divided into categories!

    VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR MEN + WOMEN

    It can sometimes be hard deciding on a gift for your significant other. Maybe they’re picky, or have everything they want, or just never seem excited about what you get them.

    I think the key to gift giving is to be thoughtful + think outside the box. It might be something they’ve never heard of or never would’ve bought themselves or asked for, but they will love getting it as a gift. I find my favorite gifts are usually the ones I never would’ve thought of.

    So this Valentine’s Day, if you want to think outside the box but don’t know where to start, I’ve come up with a list of ideas to spark your creativity.

    For Men or Women:

    This is super fun for both men + women to help get the conversation started especially if you’ve been together a long time + feel like there’s nothing left to talk about!

    Men + women socks that you can design with your picture on them! Super cute + unique.

    You get to fill in the blanks in this cute little love book. Personalized + thoughtful.

    Who doesn’t want a massage readily accessible to them all the time?!?

    This is a great book for figuring out how you + your partner like to show love + be loved.

    Nothing says “let’s make out” quite like a tongue scraper. This is the one I use + I love it!

    You can never go wrong with chocolates!

    Who doesn’t love a Hershey’s kiss?

    For Women:

    A Yeti cup is desired by all, but get it personalized + you’ll win big points.

    This candle smells like cupcakes + has a hidden ring in it that you’ll find once it burns down. The ring is valued anywhere between $15-$5,000!

    Opening wine bottles easier? Yes, please.

    Super cute + cozy sweater + you’ll win extra points because it goes along with a Valentine’s theme.

    For Men:

    A fancy whiskey glass gift set for a man who loves his whiskey.

    20 pieces on grilling tools in a case for under $30. Need I say more?

    Yeti coolers are wanted by every man, but they are a bit pricey to splurge on for no reason. Valentine’s is the perfect opportunity to get him one.

    If the cooler isn’t in your budget this year, try just a Yeti cup. They really are the best out there.

    What are you getting your significant other this year for Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments or email me! Sign up for my email list below so we can keep in touch!

    xoxo,

    Lindsey

    The Kids’ Favorite Christmas Gifts of 2019

    this christmas was a good one. my oldest got so many great gifts this year that she was really excited about. my son was old enough to kind of understand what was going on (he really got into meticulously unwrapping his own gifts this year). + my youngest daughter had her first christmas + there’s nothing sweeter than a baby’s first christmas.

    they pretty much all would play with a cardboard box (+ they have. recently). but these are some of their favorite toys they got for christmas this year. this doesn’t even scratch the surface on everything they got, but these are note worthy items i thought i’d share.

    my 5 year old girl’s faves:

    my girl LOVES her some makeup so i found it only fitting that she get a vanity for christmas. she adores it.

    she had to get some makeup to go with her vanity!

    okay, this thing wins christmas. this was not only one of my daughter’s favorite gifts, but my whole family (including my parents, grandparents, brother, aunt, cousins, EVERYONE!) it is soooo entertaining!

    what 5 year old girl doesn’t love jojo siwa?!?!

    she absolutely loves this little cottage for her bunnies!

    these three little baby bunnies might have been responsible for an all out brawl between her and my 2 year old. needless to say, they were a hit.

    my 2 year old boy’s faves:

    my son is obsessed with this motorcycle + looks so cool riding it! my 5 year old is way too big for it but still tries to ride it because it’s just so cool!

    he absolutely loves putting the fish in + out of this fish bowl. + he is learning his colors better too!

    this is probably his favorite gift of all because he cannot get enough of baby shark (doo doo doo doo).

    he carried this around under his arm after he got it like he was a running back protecting his football. he just loves it.

    he was soooo excited when he saw this awesome gift!

    one of the first presents he got + made us open as soon as we got home!

    my 5 month old girl’s faves:

    this is one of the first toys i have really seen her interact + really play with. it is the cutest thing.

    this thing is amazing. it rolls around (even on carpet!) to help teach them to crawl. my girl isn’t there yet, but she still loves to watch it + listen to the music.

    such a cute rattle + teether!

    glows in the dark! super cute!

    what were some of your kids’ favorite gifts? leave them in the comments! i’d love to check them out! chelsea has a birthday coming up in april + i’m always on the lookout for great gifts!

    if you have any questions about any of these toys, please reach out + ask! i’d be glad to help! you can email me or DM me on insta!

    thanks for reading! + let’s be friends! life is so much better when we do it together. subscribe to my email list below!

    xoxo,

    lindsey

    GIFT GUIDE FOR THE YOUNG GIRL

    the fire tablet has been great for my daughter. you can choose which color cover you want.

    these TOMS are glittery but still neutral & able to go with most anything.

    my daughter absolutely loves her dollhouse.

    these stay by my daugher’s bed so she can slide them on as soon as she wakes up.

    i think i have done this unicorn’s hair more than my daughter, but she loves it.

    my daughter is hoping to get one of these for christmas this year 😉

    a good columbia fleece just cannot be beat.

    baby shark does not discriminate against age or gender. everyone is a fan.

    LOL dolls– you know, the things that take 20 minutes to unpackage & 2 minutes to rip the doll’s head off. & it will be their favorite gift.

    more LOL dolls

    more LOL dolls, because apparently you can’t have enough.

    another wish list item for my daughter for christmas this year.

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    GIFT GUIDE FOR THE YOUNG BOY

    my son got this for his birthday & LOVES it.

    this was a christmas present for my son last year & he was SO excited when he got it.

    another birthday present my son got & even my older daughter loves playing with this.

    toy story is top of the list of my son’s favorites right now.

    how cute is mr potato head dressed up as other characters?!?

    another christmas present my son got last year & has just loved playing with.

    i got this for my son when he was just a little baby & he plays with it now all the time.

    TOMS are the best most comfortable shoes.

    my son rocks some polo.

    nike sneakers are my favorite.

    columbia jackets are the absolute best for warmth, comfort & affordability.

    baby shark is all the rage & my son has caught the bug.

    this is a great kids’ tablet & lets the parents control what apps they have access to.

    this was on my son’s christmas list this year so we will see how he likes it 😉

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    GIFT GUIDE FOR THE MAN

    the softest & best outerwear brand out there in my opinion.

    this is a great casual jacket that can also be worn when you have to be a little fancier.

    amazon brand clothing is the real deal!!!

    casual button down.

    my husband swears by this brand of socks.

    beard care is all the rage right now & my husband has drank the koolaid.

    this is my husband’s favorite scent in balm & oil. & i will admit that i like it too.

    wash, balm, oil, then comb is his routine.

    for a beard comb, it’s pretty stylish.

    my husband swears these watches never die.

    for when he’s lounging around the house watching christmas movies with you 😉

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    GIFT GUIDE FOR THE NEW BABY

    you always need somewhere to sit the baby down.

    you can’t go anywhere with a baby unless you have a diaper bag with you.

    graco is the only brand of car seats i will ever purchase.

    great to have in the diaper bag so you can put dirty diapers in the bag & not have it stink up your car or whatever trash can you throw it in.

    i didn’t use this with my first one & it is probably my favorite product i used with my last two. you get the cream on them really well without getting it all over your hands.

    this is little mini sound machine that can attach to the car seat & travel with you.

    do i need to explain the importance of diapers?

    this is the newborn insert for the halo bassinet. this makes it a smaller space for baby to sleep in so they feel more secure like in the womb.

    this is the cadillac of bassinets.

    recommended to me by my oldest’s pediatrician when she was a baby. i have used it ever since because i’ve gotten the best results with it.

    i used these bottles with all three of my babies. they are the best in my opinion.

    a little something for baby to look at while riding in the car.

    amber teething necklaces are proven to reduce inflammation of little one’s gums while teething. i have used one with all three of mine & truly believe they help them.

    first make sure they have a diaper genie! if they do, they’re going to need plenty of these bag refills!

    my first two babies had very sensitive skin & other wipes broke them out. these water wipes have honestly been the best thing for their skin.

    this is my favorite thing of all time. i cannot sleep without white noise now. i will have one in my room even when all my kids are grown. it is also a miracle worker for getting babies to sleep.

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