Father’s Day Gift Guide + 3 Things My Dad Taught Me

My dad has always been my best friend. We are seriously the same person. People always say I look like my mom but act like my dad. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or bad thing! Ha just kidding! My dad is seriously the best. I could not even dream of having a better dad. He is so loving, and will do just about anything for anyone. There is not a person in the world that doesn’t like my dad. He knows just about everyone around where I grew up and I have never heard one person say a bad thing about him! He’s truly the best and I feel so blessed to have been raised by him! I hope one day Patrick and I can use the things he has taught me to raise our own kids! I wanted to share three things my dad taught me growing up that have always stuck with me.

  1. Take your credit cards and cut them up and throw them away. So, my dad works at a bank so he has always taught my sister and I how to handle our money. He has instilled in us how we need to save and has always said credit cards are nothing but trouble. Credit cards can be a good thing obviously because you need credit to buy a car or house or anything big like that, BUT in all reality I see so many people get themselves into trouble with credit cards. Putting a car or bills in your name builds more credit anyways! So many people get credit cards and things they are doing so much good to try and build credit and then they rake up their bill and can’t pay it each month and it ends up hurting you more than helping you! So basically, save money and pay your stuff off when you buy it! If you can’t afford it then, save up and pay for it when you can pay it all at once!
  2. Find a church and do your best to go every Sunday. Growing up, my family was extremely close and we went to church every Sunday and then went to lunch as a family. Looking back, this truly was my favorite day of the week. My sister and I were SO busy with school, cheerleading and 4H during the week and most weekends so taking that one day to do something as a family was great. I’m not gonna lie, Patrick and I have been so bad about going to church since we moved to Houston because we have been SO busy non stop but I was actually just telling him the other day that now that things have calmed down, we are going to start going. It is such a good time to talk to God about what’s on your mind and let him know what’s going on in your life. Even though there were Sundays when my sister and I didn’t want to wake up and get dressed, I am so glad my dad was so firm on this.
  3. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something. My dad is a go-getter. If he wants something or wants to do something, he’s not gonna stop until he makes it happen. I have always loved this about him and tried to do the same myself. He put himself through college and became successful because he didn’t want to be anything other than that. I was lucky enough to not have to put myself through college, but that just made me realize that you really can do anything you put your mind to no matter what anyone says. There has been plenty of times throughout my life where I have seen my dad succeed and do things others told him that he couldn’t and I am so thankful to have such a strong male figure in my life to look up to. My dad wanted boys so bad, but instead he got two girls and he has always made sure we know that we are just as strong and can do anything that a male can do and to never settle.

I put together a gift guide of some of my dads favorite things below!

 

  1. Char-Broil The Big Easy Grill: This thing is AMAZING! My dad actually bought Patrick and I one for a wedding gift and I’m obsessed with it! It is so easy to use! I even grill on it sometimes.
  2. Bluetooth Headphones: My parents workout every morning and my dad LOVES his headphones. My sister and I actually got him a pair of bluetooth ones last father’s day and he loves them so much more than regular ones.
  3. Jon Hart Duffle Bag: Y’all, all Jon Hart luggage is amazing. It lasts forever and it seriously worth every penny. I love that you can personalize it and that it all matches. My dad has the set and has never used any other luggage! It’s great to travel with too!
  4. Jon Hart Shave Kit: My dad has had his shave kit for years and it still looks brand new! I actually got Patrick one of these for Christmas a couple years ago and it it perfect. It fits so much!
  5. Monogram BBQ Grill Tools: My dad loves to grill. I love that these are personalized and that there is a case to put them all in!
  6. Maui Jim Sunglasses: This is the only brand of sunglasses my dad wears! They have a great warranty problem so if anything happens to them you can just send them back and have them fixed or replaced. Again these are worth every penny paid.
  7. Personalized Bottle Opener: This is perfect to be hung on the back porch next to your grill!
  8. Rangefinder: My dad is a big hunter and golfer and he uses a rangefinder for both!
  9. Bose Bluetooth Speaker: My dad uses his speaker constantly. Whether he’s sitting by the pool, at the beach, on the boat, in the deer blind, or grilling he always has his with him!
  10. Lawn Chair: This would be so perfect for a day at the beach, by the pool, or at a sports game!

Thanks for stopping by and as always if you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide + 3 of The Best Things I’ve Learned From My Mom

Mother’s Day is in 4 days and I can’t wait to spoil my mom! I seriously don’t know what I would do without her! She is my rock and truly my best friend. Throughout the years, I have learned SO much from my sweet momma so I wanted to share three of my favorite things with you guys!

  1. Mom Always Knows Best: Y’all, it doesn’t matter if you’re 5 or 55, your mom ALWAYS knows best! I cannot stress this enough. Anytime I had a problem or needed advice, she was always right. I never believed her when she said that until now! She always knew who my true friends were, knew what kind of prom dress would look the best on me, knew when I was lying about something being wrong and so much more. When I was picking out my wedding dress, my mom actually found it and picked it out. I was so against trying it on but she begged me to do so, so of course I did. Once again, she knew best. I fell in love with it!
  2. You have to make yourself happy before you can make others happy: This was HUGE for me when I finally understood it. From my freshman year of high school to my freshman year of college, I dated a guy and was treated like dirt. For four years I didn’t understand how unhappy I was. I thought I was in love, but boy was I wrong. My mom would ask me all the time why I thought I was so happy and I could never once answer her. Throughout those years, I lost great relationships with friends and family and was in such a blur all the time. I was truly just living to make that relationship work. After finally realizing how bad of a situation I was in and breaking up with him, it was like my life did a total 360. I woke up happy and went to bed happy. I remember my mom telling me how much different I was. After the breakup, I promised myself that I wouldn’t get into a relationship for atleast a year. That year, all I did was work on myself. I dated, had endless girls nights, and did exactly what I wanted to do. Exactly 9 days after the year was up, I met Patrick and the rest is history! You truly cannot be happy with others around you until you are happy with yourself!
  3. Be Yourself, ALWAYS: This one is my favorite. There are so many people who try to live other’s life. Whether it’s style, likes and dislikes, food, hobbies, etc., YOU DO YOU! My mom always told my sister and I to just be ourselves. She knew when we were doing something to fit in and always did her best to steer us to do what we wanted to do. My sister and I always knew that God made us and there is NO one in the world like us. Embrace it!

These are just a few of the things I have learned from my mom. My favorite part about my mom is that she always speaks her mind and will never beat around the bush. She is truly the nicest person, and would do just about anything for anyone. I am so grateful that God chose me to be her daughter.

Below I have shared a few Mother’s Day gifts! If you select express shipping, you will definitely get them in time for Sunday.

Kendra Scott Inez Pendent Necklace

Kris Nations Mama Script Ring

Capri Blue Signature Jar Candle

Kate Spade Initial Necklace 

Monogram Tablet Holder

Fill-In-The-Blank Letters to Mom

‘Moonlight’ Pajamas

Fragrance Diffuser 

Accent Pillow

Fitbit Versa Smart Watch 

Platform Wedge Sandal

Sugarfina Champagne Bears

Google Home Speaker

Happy Wednesday y’all! I hope everyone is having a great week! We are halfway through!

Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Happy almost weekend! If the men in your life are like Patrick and my dad, I’m sure you get the same answer when you ask them what they want for Christmas which is, “I don’t really know. I don’t need anything.” Y’all, this is the most annoying thing ever! I so wish they would just tell me exactly what they want! It is always fun to shop for them but also super hard to decide what to get them! I wanted to share with y’all some of my favorite picks of gifts to get for the men in your life! I hope this makes things a little easier on you when deciding what to get them! If your man tells you exactly what you want, I so envy you!

1. Patagonia “Better Sweater” Quarter Zip Pullover

2. Button Down Shirt 

3. Wall Bottle Opener

4. Bleu de Chanel Cologne

5. Bluetooth Headphones

6. Barrington money clip

7. Adidas Running Shoes

8. Pajama Pants

9. Barrington Belmont Leather Cabin Bag

10. MVMT Leather Watch

I hope everyone has had a great week!

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Holiday Gift Guide For Her

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Top: Goodnight Macaroon | Jeans: Express

Y’all, the holidays will be here before you know it! It seems so crazy to me that it’s almost Christmas. It feels like just yesterday it was last Christmas! Shopping for others in your life can always be tough so I will be doing gift guides each week for some ideas and inspiration for gifts! Today’s is gifts for the her in your life! All of these are such good options!

I also wanted to share this top with you all! It is SO soft and comfortable. I love the embroidering on it and how it adds just the right amount of detail!

  1. Faux Fur Throw: How cute is this blanket?! I can tell you I think any girl would love this! I have never met a girl who doesn’t love a soft and cozy blanket!

2. UGG Slipper: I don’t know about y’all, but I am obsessed with slippers! My feed are always cold so I always have socks or slippers on! These will definitely be on my Christmas list this year!

3. Gemstone IPhone Case: Y’all, I have an obsession with phone cases. I LOVE to change it up and get a new one! This is such an easy gift too!

4. Stemless Wine Glass: Such a pretty wine glass!

5. Stila Liquid Lipstick Set: This is the best matte lip gloss! It stays on so well and doesn’t dry your lips out like others do. Baci is my favorite go to color and comes in this set!

6. Stud Earrings: These are so pretty and perfect to wear everyday! If I don’t have statement earrings on I always have studs on and am always looking for a good pair of studs!

7. Tory Burch Tote: This beauty needs to be in every girls closet!! It’s such a perfect purse for every day wear!

8. Chanel Twist and Spray Trio: All three of these perfumes seriously smell amazing. I love this set because then you have three different ones to pick from!

9. Polaroid Camera: Patrick got me a polaroid camera for my birthday last year and they are so fun! I love that you have instant pictures to have! They’re also so easy to use!

10. S’well Water Bottle: These water bottles are so great and they work so well! I have gotten so much use out of mine. I love that they fit in your cup holder in your car and they keep things hot or cold! The bottle brush makes it so easy to clean them too!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me!

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