Is it just me, or do we only hear about post-wedding weight gain in an “it is how it is” kind of way, accompanied by a shrug? Everyone talks about how your body will change after having kids, but why aren’t we talking about the changes that occur for many Continue Reading
One year ago today, we stood at the altar and made sacred promises to love each other and serve each other until death do us part. One year ago today, we celebrated with dear friends and family, ate cake, and danced for hours. One year ago today, we became a Continue Reading
Your day is getting closer, and as the remaining days drop lower, its only natural for your stress levels to rise. According to an article by InStyle, 96% of newlywed couples say that wedding planning is stressful. And why wouldn’t it be, with so many people who want to be Continue Reading
I’m so excited to share a new blog series called Wedding Wednesday that will be sharing parts of our wedding day! I’m putting this out there both as a way to inspire sweet wedding moments and also just for us to remember this beautiful day for years to come. Week Continue Reading
Welcome to my first #weddingwednesday post! I recently had the honor of being a hostess for my best friend’s bridal shower and I learned so much in the process! I don’t consider myself a southern lady, having grown up in Rhode Island and Florida, but I’ve definitely had my eyes Continue Reading
It’s spring! The weather is slowly starting to warm up and the wedding invitations are pouring in. With the wedding invitations come shower invites and, if you’re lucky, lingerie parties as well! Whether you don’t know the bride enough to make lingerie choices for her or you don’t feel comfortable Continue Reading
(Yes, that is meant to rhyme) On this beautiful snow day, I wanted to share with you some gift ideas for brides! As I’m writing, I’m also planning some events for my best friend and favorite person, who happens to be a soon-to-be bride! She was my Maid of Honor Continue Reading
Anybody else going to LOTS of weddings this year? I know how it is… you’re thrilled for your friends, obviously, but you’re also wondering how you’re going to afford all those wedding gifts. I came up with some gift ideas for those soon-to-be-wed friends of yours, and all of them can be found at Target for less than $50! You can shop by clicking on the links in the graphic above, or from the notes below. Happy shopping!
Google Home Mini- You all know the Stanleys love our Google Homes. Your friends and family will love this tiny piece of technology which serves as a speaker, controller, and firing board for all of life’s weird questions.
Moscow Mule Mugs- Whether your newlywed friends drinking Moscow Mules or they just love the look of these cool copper mugs, these will be a staple in their home!
Sheet Set- You can still get a nice sheet set for your friends without splurging too much! This queen sized sheet set comes in at only $47.49, so grab them while they’re still on sale!
Fabric Steamer- A fabric steamer is a must for most women, and this one is only $39.99! If you know your friends have received almost only kitchen items, they will appreciate something for their closet.
Plush Bath Rug- I definitely underestimated how much I would love our bathroom rug. This super cute rug is soft and absorbent!
Calphalon Stainless Steel Dutch Oven- Dutch ovens are fantastic if you’re friends love cooking stews, soups, or even bread!
Acacia Serving Bowl- I couldn’t make a gift guide without including something from Hearth and Home, so this gorgeous serving bowl is the perfect fit. This $34.99 is amazing for serving salads, rolls, and anything else you can think of!
Kitchenaid Hand Mixer- As much as you’d love to buy your friends a stand mixer all on your own, sometimes this just isn’t feasible! Make sure they have a light and easy hand mixer in addition to the large-bowled mixer. These even come in 10 different colors!
Cream Throw Pillow- Your friends likely registered for all of the home basics, so why not help them out a little with some decor like this simple pillow?
Acacia and Marble Cake Stand- Whether your friends bake a cake from scratch weekly, or they go for a store brought cake once a year, make sure they have a beautiful cake stand for when the time comes! This stand also ties in with the Hearth and Hand serving bowl, if you want to go in with a friend!
What is your favorite wedding gift to get for friends and family? Let me know if you find something from this gift guide!
You pretty much won’t ever stop hearing about my wedding day… sorry about that! I had the BEST time planning for August 5, 2017, and today I wanted to share some of my DIY projects that I worked on for our big day! I made five main signs for the Continue Reading
4 years ago today, a sweet and nervous John showed up at my door to take me on our first date. We ate at Niffer’s (an Auburn classic), watched a movie (Gravity, I think), and enjoyed getting to know each other better. We had met at the Auburn BCM Beach Continue Reading