mother’s day gift ideas

mothers day gift guide

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mother’s day is right around the corner have you gotten your mom a gift? i’ve heard a quote that said “when your mom deserves and island but all you can afford is a candle.” i think that quote is so true. my mom is seriously one amazing woman and she deserves so much more than i could ever give her. however, she does like candles and that seems like a good gift idea!

3-wick candle: i am obsessed with these candles from bath and body works and for mother’s day they came out with these adorable candles just for moms. with summer coming you can never go wrong with a new scent! my favorites are: cactus blossom, tiki beach and endless weekend.

write the word: this is a great gift idea! i’ve talked about these bible journals a few times on the blog. they just revamped them and i can’t wait to get my hands on them! there are 5 different journals and this particular yellow one is “cultivate joy.” you can purchase them here!

make-up eraser: ok so this one has my mom’s name written all over it. it never fails that when she comes to visit she asks for our darkest washcloth to wash her face and remove her makeup. this make-up eraser from nordstrom wipes away all of your makeup {even waterproof} with just water! say what?! i think she needs it.

stamped family necklace: these necklaces are so pretty and a personalized gift is always fun to give! the large disc can hold 15 characters and is a perfect modern idea in place of a “mothers ring.”

Stitch Fix Gift Card: want to get your mom some new clothing but have no idea what she would like? get some help from a Stitch Fix stylist by getting her a Stitch Fix Gift Card! this is especially a good idea if you don’t have time to get to a store before mother’s day. you can either print out the gift card and give it to her or send it via email!

st. tropez self tanner kit: i have heard amazing things about this self tanner. the older i get the more i try to stay out of the sun. we all want to be tan but we also need to protect our skin! this kit is limited edition and a steal of a deal!

origins masks: this gift set contains three of origins amazing face masks. i have tried the charcoal mask and it is a serious game changer! this is one of those gifts that i might just need to pick one up for myself too.

hope this helps you out as your scrambling to get your mom a gift! don’t forget mother’s day is this sunday may 14th!


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olive peplum




top {similar here and here}| jeans| purse|

olive green is one of my favorite colors to wear. in the fall i can’t get enough of my olive jacket and this peplum top will definitely be a great piece for this season! Target has been doing such a good job at taking comfy and casual tees and giving them a unique touch. {i also own and love this top!} i really enjoy being able to share affordable and cute looks that can be worn on any day of the week. this look is casual and easy but you still look put together!

we were absolutely spoiled with the most beautiful weather this weekend! it never fails though that on the first few nice days i get a sunburn. my shoulders are scorched! {excuse me while i go out and buy SPF 100 for the rest of the summer} it looks like the nice weather is here to stay and i am very much okay with that!

have a great monday!


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crushin' on

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happy friday lovelies!

this fun spring water bottle is from caribou coffee! you can use it as a water bottle or a tumbler.  it keeps my water cold for so long! i just love it.

normally i am a pretty neutral person but i can’t stop looking at this colorful clutch from target!

ok, you’ve heard me talk about Lipsense and even months later i am still loving it! praline rose was the second color i bought and it is my go to. if you would like to order Lipsense click here!

these $14 marble sunglasses are such a good deal!

i just ordered a fix from Stitch Fix and asked for some espadrille flats similar to these! espadrilles are really popular right now and i like them in both flats or wedges!

recently i’ve been really into graphic tees and i think i need to scoop up this one from old navy.

hope you all have a wonderful weekend! we may be heading to a barn dance tonight which i am super excited for. andrew and i love to dance so we try to take every opportunity to do that together! plus it is going to be in the 70’s all weekend! woohoo!


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dreaming of summer nights





it is finally May so that means summer will be here soon! i cannot wait for it to warm up so i can wear this off the shoulder dress from Lot 2029 every day. i modeled this dress at a Girls Night Out event in Bismarck and just knew that it needed to be in my closet. the off the shoulder style and embroidery detail are very on trend this season. this dress is going to be a summer must have!

we had a few nice days and ventured up to this beach in north Bismarck at the golden hour. areas of it made me feel like we were in a different state.  like how is this in north dakota? can’t wait for more nights like this!


*you can find Lot 2029 in Bismarck, Fargo and Sioux Falls*




carry on luggage review


last month for my birthday, my parents got me this adorable carry on! this summer I am going on a fun trip and I have never had any nice luggage of my own. there were three things I wanted in my luggage 1. carry on size. one of my biggest fears is losing my luggage at the airport and the size also limits the amount I can bring so I don’t over pack! 2. hard shell. 3. fun color! I had my eye on this marble one but figured that may be too trendy for luggage. with all of that in mind we went with the Rockland Melbourne 20″ expandable carry on from Target. this particular carry on is not available in store. though it seemed a little risky to buy it online let me assure you that it is perfect and I am so impressed with it! here is my review:





i love all of the compartments. it is so nice to be able to place your clothing in the zipper side away from shoes and liquids.

the size is perfect! it even expands if you need a little extra room.

it is lightweight and the spinner wheels make it easy to maneuver.

it comes with a combination zipper lock

the price! it is under $50!


the champagne color is no longer available.

it is online only

if you are in the market for a quality carry on i highly recommend purchasing this one! it is a steal of a deal for what you get. so far i have used it for a few getaways on the weekends and i cannot wait for my trip this summer to test it out at the airport.


pink ruffle top



top {from Stitch Fix}|jeans| heels| similar clutch

how fun is this ruffle top? i received this top in my latest Stitch Fix box and knew it was going to be perfect for Easter. I love pieces that make a statement without being too over the top and my stylist nailed it with this top. ruffles are a really popular trend this spring and i think they are so flirty and fun. because my outfit is pretty neutral in color, i decided to wear a bold lip and carry this burgundy clutch. one of my favorite things about Stitch Fix is how they can cater to so many different people and each of their personal styles. while this is a top that i personally love, it may not be everyone’s style. that is what is so fun about fashion. the options are endless and you are able to create a look that is uniquely you!

can we talk about these shoes for a minute?


back in this post i talked about how i was looking for some Valentino Rockstud dupes. those heels are gorgeous and i think they add an edgy element to a basic nude pump. however, at almost $1,000 there was no way i was going to get my hands on the designer pair. i ended up finding these amazing designer ‘look a likes’ at DSW! they are under $75, comfortable, and i know i will get a ton of use out of them!


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happy anniversary, my love


how in the world has it been 2 years already? some days it feels as though we have been married forever and others it seems like just yesterday that we packed up our little life in Fargo to start our new adventure as husband and wife. each day i am reminded of how blessed i am to have such an incredible man as a husband. marriage isn’t always easy. it takes a lot of communication and sacrifice. thank you for working through the hard days and celebrating the great days with me. thank you for loving me and cherishing me. you are an amazing man of God and I love you so much! happy anniversary!

to see more photos from our wedding head to this post: |april 24|