Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Gift Ideas for Father's Day



The fact that Father's Day is coming up is crazy to me! That means we're halfway through the year, guys. How did this happen?! Though I won't be spending Father's Day with my dad this year, I will definitely be sending him a gift! A few actually, since his birthday is 2 days after Father's Day. I had to share this really cool way to preserve a bunch of favorite memories for my dad. 

My dad owns his own business and often works from home, so when I found this wood block that came with some printed pictures, I thought it'd be a fun way to dress up his office. 2016 was a big year for our family-- both my brother and I got married months a part from one another! So I knew displaying some moments from those two days + some favorite memories over the years would be great. 



I even browsed the site and got some really good ideas for our one year anniversary, coming in September! It's safe to say that if I ever need to print images or give a gift with pictures, I'll be heading straight for Artifact Uprising. The quality is so good! Here are just a few pictures of what I got. I love this picture of my dad and I dancing at my wedding!

Artifact Uprising is offering 10% off gifts for dad with code GIFTDAD.

My parents' favorite place: Kauai!


Family pic from our wedding:


So many good memories:


Here are some other ideas for your old man incase you're on the hunt!

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Last year we got my dad a pair of Sperry's and he loved them. They live in California, so he can pretty much wear those year round! My dad also wears ties a lot, so that's always a safe option. I've gotten him a few chambray shirts before and they are some of his favorites. When I saw this one above, I knew I had to include it since it was such a hit for my own dad!

Don't forget about the Artifact Uprising discount for Father's Day!

Hopefully these gift options help you in your search. Happy Wednesday!
xoxo

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trip to the Tulip Farm



I hope you all had a wonderful, restful long weekend! We sure did! We spent it with friends up in Traverse City, Michigan. We got the sweetest air bnb and enjoyed meals together, playing games and visiting a few wineries.

Today I thought I'd show you another fun date we went on a few weeks ago! Tulips grow really well in Michigan and in West Michigan, there's a little town called Holland. They have so many tulips growing here that they do a festival each year called Tulip Time. We headed out there with another couple friend and explore all the gorgeous tulips. It really was like something out of a magazine. Tulips for days!! I think it's pretty cool that I've lived in TWO states where tulips are a huge thing: Washington & Michigan. When I lived in Seattle for college, I'd visit the tulip farms each spring. It's no wonder they're one of my favorite flowers. Here's a peek into our trip!




Jacket- similar, similar  / White Jeans / Bag- similar, on sale! 




I LOVED these peachy tulips!

 When your outtake is better than the real "posed" pictures ;)

These were my favorites! Best for last :) 


The only thing that would have made this better would be if we could have taken home some tulips:) Also, going to a peony farm would be sweet, so if anyone knows of any of those around MI, let me know!

Have a great short week, friends!

xoxo
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!



Gorgeous photos by Ashley Slater Photography  / florals by Bloom Floral Design 

What vibrant Memorial Day color palette inspiration, right?! I've always loved the classic red, white and blue palette, but when you throw in some blush as an accent, I love it even more!

I couldn't let this day go by without writing about my sincere gratitude for and sheer awe for our troops. They are our heros. It's easy to live a comfortable life here and forget that our freedom was and is fought for, every day by real people, who have real families, making sacrifices every day. I never want to take that lightly or for granted. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your service.

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Just a few sale favorites for you today!

Anthropologie // Extra 40% off sale

Banana Republic // 40% off + extra 10% off blouses




Forever 21 // 30% Off Sale

CODE: EXTRA30

LOFT // 40% Off Everything (stores & online)

CODE: VACAY

50% off Summer Essentials -- no code needed!



Lucky Brand // 40% off Almost Everything (Excludes select handbags and shoes)

DATE: 5/24-5/30


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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is still going on, except things are flying off the shelves!! Here are more of my faves. I think I'm obsessed with blue and white :)




This top with white jeans = love!


My jean jacket is on sale! So is this casual striped one shoulder dress!



Enjoy a day of family, friends, and hopefully some good food on the BBQ!
xoxo
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Friday, May 26, 2017

The Best Memorial Day Sales

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! My husband and I are going up to Northern Michigan with a few other couple friends from church. We got an air bnb up near Traverse City, so we'll be relaxing by the lake in (hopefully) some sunshine! I hope you all enjoy your long weekend, whatever you may be doing! There are a ton of sales going on this weekend, so here are some of my favorites.



Anthropologie // Extra 40% off sale



This little white cover up is SO cute (it has little birdies on it!) and has amazing reviews. It's on sale for $49, plus an additional 40% OFF, making it around $30. WOW!





LOFT // 40% off everything with code VACAY




* that gingham top is calling my name!!

J.Crew // 30% off purchase with code SWEET

Nordstrom Rack // Additional 25% off Clearance + Free Shipping on orders $100+

West Elm // tiered sale, up to 30% off with code MORELOVE

Pottery Barn // Up to 70% off lots of items

Serena & Lily // 20% off Memorial Day sale items.

Lulu & Georgia // tiered sale, up to 25% off!






Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale:

home:




kids (ummm this may or may not have made me want a baby!)





men:





women:

shoes + accessories:



clothes:





These two tops majorly have my heart:

Chambray off the shoulder


Ruffle floral

Some of my other favorite picks are in this post. 

Well, those are the best Memorial Day sales in my opinion! As more sales get announced, I'll be sure to add more to the post! Shop till you drop ;)

xoxo

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Must Haves

Hey friends! Did you know the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale has begun?! Things are marked down so much, you can get up to 40% off!! I'm excited to show you a few of my favorite picks from the sale. I've got quite a few things in my cart... ;)

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Here are a few other favorites:







This floral topshop dress really caught my eye!

I love a peplum top! And in this coral color it's just so good! With my new white jeans (that are under $60!) this will be adorable.

I'm sensing a color theme! ;) I love this peach / blush off the shoulder top:
(currently in my cart:))

This shirt is really easy to throw on with jeans and sandals for summer!


Stripes on a sweet sweatshirt with little ties on the sleeves?! YES! What a perfect look for an afternoon at the beach or an evening BBQ.


Let me know if I missed any must-haves!! Happy shopping!


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