Gifts for the Man in Your Life

Ladies, are you stressing about what to buy your man for Valentine’s day? It may be because I’m a female but I think men are so hard to shop for! So to help you out if you still don’t know what you’re gifting him for Valentine’s Day I rounded up a couple gift ideas. 

1.RTIC SoftPak 20

I am all about YETI but not really about their price point. Love that RTIC makes super similar products for a price thats easier to swallow! I think this is a great gift for so many men.

2.Ecco Dress Sneaker

Does your man wear sneakers all. the. time? Oh that must just be mine! I love the dressy sneaker trend that’s going on right now. Up your man’s shoe game by getting him a pair of these babies!

3.MVMT Graphite Watch

My husband got one of these watches as a gift for Christmas and he loves it! I love the rose gold with the dark charcoal band. Men can be trendy and wear rose gold too, it’s even festive for Valentine’s Day!

4.Happy Socks

Don’t like to spend a lot on Valentine’s gifts? Just order him some fun dress socks like these Happy Socks. Maybe his shoe game is already on point but he could up his sock game. These are perfect for that. They make for a great unexpected prize when their pant leg is lifted up!

5. Personalized Key Holder

I’m all about personalized gifts! I love this cute, inexpensive key holder. I don’t know about you but I take it as my personal goal to up my husband’s style 🙂 whether that’s his shoes, wallet, or socks I think this definitely adds to a man’s style!

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Gifts for your Sweetheart

Happy Tuesday! Stopping in on the blog today to share a little gift guide for your sweetheart out there. Men: here ya go!


1. Rodan & Fields Lash Boost 

What girl doesn’t want longer, fuller lashes that don’t come at the price of typical lash extensions? Every girl does guys. So hook her up with some lash boost and she will be so thankful! I’ve been using mine since October and I’m still just on the first tube of it and have noticed a significant difference in my lashes! Comment on this post if you need to be hooked up with a rep and I will connect you with mine.

2. Echo Dot

For the girl who has everything-or buys herself everything. Get her this echo dot! It’s budget friendly and supposed to be amazing. While I don’t have one I’ve heard great things about it and think I would love to have one. I love that it can connect to other smart devices in your home and be controlled simply by your voice!

3. Stella & Dot Covet Necklace

If you’ve ever shopped around for diamond necklaces for your sweetheart then you know they can be pricy! Stella & Dot came out with a new line of fine jewelry at the end of last year and it’s amazing. Buy her an initial, kids initials or one of the cute symbols that have so much meaning! I haven’t taken mine off since I got them and the black diamonds are to die for!

4. Target mug

This really doesn’t need explanation. Just order it for her.

5. BloomsyBox

I LOVE fresh flowers in my house. Something about them brightens the space so simply and makes me happy especially during the winter months. With BloomsyBox you can have flowers delivered to your sweetheart every week or month whatever you choose and at different price points! I would love this!

6. Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody

What girl wouldn’t love a new purse for date night? Love this trendy little crossbody and how it would add the perfect touch of color to any outfit.

So tell me what are you buying for the sweetheart in your life this Valentine season?

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Farmhouse Decor with a Modern Twist

Now that we are (cross your fingers) about to move upstairs into our permanent master bedroom it was time to transform this room into the guest room. We’ve been staying in this room since we moved in and have been remodeling the master bedroom. I can’t wait to show you more of the master bedroom once it’s complete but for now we’ll focus on the guest room!

Since this room will be where our guests stay I wanted it to feel inviting, fresh and airy. I took to Gordmans to find a couple things to update and freshen up my space! The vibe I was going for was farmhouse with a modern twist. Think typical farmhouse Fixer Upper combined with the awesome modern house Jojo did a couple weeks ago-all the heart eye emojis! 

gordmans farmhouse decor

Gordmans has great decor for an even better price! It’s on my list along with TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Target when I’m looking for great home decor. I went into Gordman’s not really knowing what exactly what I was looking for. And then I found this amazing tobacco basket replica. A couple years ago my sister and I were at a flea market and saw several huge antique tobacco baskets and it’s been a big regret ever since that I didn’t purchase one and I haven’t seen one since! While this isn’t a “real” tobacco basket it was a much better price so I know it had to come home with me. 

gordmans farmhouse decor

I went shopping around my house for the bedding. One of my favorite things to do as it’s like playing musical chairs with the decor in my house. I think the shaggy white coverlet with the geometric pattern perfectly blends a farmhouse feel with a modern touch. 

gordmans farmhouse decor

I love wood floors and love that these are original to our 1930’s tudor home, however that can feel a bit cold in a bedroom. This super plush sheepskin like rug I picked up at Gordman’s really softens up the room. And it’s literally the softest thing ever, I’ve caught Nova trying to go into our rooms multiple times over the past week just to lay on it!

gordmans farmhouse decor

The wooden tobacco basket pulls in the perfect wood tones from our more mid century modern dressers to bring it all together.

gordmans farmhouse decor

gordmans farmhouse decor

Another thing that Gordman’s has an abundance of is faux greenery. I had such a hard time picking out these cute little succulents! 

I mean, how cute are these darling little baby succulents? Love the geometric little pots they are in and they don’t have a super fake look also which is perfect, because who remembers to water plants in a guest room??

One more shot of this little glimpse of the modern farmhouse touch in our guest bedroom! Thanks so much to Gordman’s for sponsoring this post and having so many great decor options. Just a little PSA as well Gordman’s is having a little in store event for National Love Your Pet Day on February 18th. If you all love your pet like I do head into your local Gordman’s with your pets to shop. There will be lots of in-stre giveaways, gifts with purchase, contests and prizes. Plus let’s be honest, who doesn’t like to take their pet with them everywhere they go??


This post is sponsored by Gordmans, however all opinions are 100% mine. 

Cauli Rice Bowls

It’s a new year so it’s the perfect time to try new things! I have been hearing so many things about cauliflower rice lately so I had to try it out. However, I wasn’t quite sure what the hubs would think of it! So I decided to use the cauliflower rice to make chicken enchilada “rice” bowls. I chose this recipe since the cauliflower rice wouldn’t be the predominant flavor since it was our first time trying it!

I love my Cuisinart pressure cooker I got right before Christmas! I still haven’t used it to it’s full potential I’m sure but I love what I have made with it so far. I used the pressure cooker to make my chicken. I simply threw in the frozen chicken with red enchilada sauce and turned it on high pressure for 25 minutes. 

Yes, you read that right. Frozen. Chicken. ya’ll! I’m a pro at forgetting to defrost meat in the morning or the day before so the pressure cooker really saves the day for me. Once the chicken was almost finished I popped the cauliflower rice from Whole Foods with garlic powder into the microwave for 5 minutes. Once it was finished I added in some cilantro and lime juice for the perfect cauliflower lime rice. 

Then I added all sorts of yummy toppings-it can really be whatever you want! I used black beans, peppers, corn, black olives, cheese and more cilantro. 

I loved it! It had a super fresh taste and wasn’t heavy at all. I’m excited to use cauliflower rice in other recipes to make them a bit healthier. This cauliflower couscous recipe looks like a great side dish to try next!


This post is sponsored by Whole Foods but all opinions are 100% mine. 

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