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In Product Reviews on
June 30, 2017

Grey + Gingham

Today I am going to share with you an adorable small shop that I LOVE called Grey + Gingham. I came across this shop by total accident. I saw an ‘insta-friend’ post an adorable pic of her son wearing a cute bandie from this shop and thought, “OMG, I need to have one!”

Grey + Gingham is a small shop started by Leah, who discovered her passion for sewing and turned it into a fun side business. She is so creative and is very talented. All of her products are hand sown and the patterns that she uses are lovely.

Know anyone expecting or need a gift idea for a close friend’s kid? Surprise them with one of these super cute bandies! They are so affordable too- priced at only $9.50 each. If you love these drool bibs as much as I do, you can snag 3 pairs for just $25. Below are some of my favorite patterns for summer.


My favorite picks for girls

Strawberry Bandie

Purple Bloom Bandie

Pink Seersucker Bandie 

Sweet Daisy Bandie


My favorite picks for boys

Navy Gingham Bandie

Twinkle Twinkle Bandie

Blueberry Bandie

Banana Bandie

Another few items that I love are the bandie and bow combos for girls! Although I am very happy that I have a boy, I cannot help but wonder how adorable “my little girl” would look in one of these. I just love how a little bow can compliment an outfit so perfectly. The matching bandie and bow combo is so sweet- and now Leah has me dreaming of having another baby. How sweet are these? You can purchase this set for $14.00 or buy the bows individually for only $5.50!

Lastly, I have to rave about these adorable teethers. Not only can you pick out a cute bandie, but you can snag a matching teether for your baby in your favorite pattern too. Each teether is made from Natural Maple Hardwood and is sealed with organic beeswax and olive oil. The teethers sell for $13.50 each- but you can bundle them with a bandie for just $21.











Can we all take a second to admire Landon rockin’ his Patriotic Star Bandie. Another one of my favorites is the banana pattern because a nickname that I often call him is ‘Laney Bannany”- it couldn’t be more perfect. 

Be sure to check out Leah’s awesome shop, Grey + Gingham. Her products are perfect for expecting moms and would be a great addition to your next baby shower gift! Or if your a mom like me, now is the perfect time to splurge on a cute summer look for your little one!



In Product Reviews on
May 6, 2017

The Purposeful Planner

Happy weekend everyone! I am here today to tell you about my new FAV planner on the market, The Purposeful Planner. Um, can you just take a second to glance at the picture above [insert emoji with heart eyes]. This planner is all around beautiful- from the box it comes in, to the inside tabs, and leopard folders lining the cover.

If you know me well, I am a BIG planner. My husband can attest to that. I sometimes plan too far ahead, but hey, whats wrong with that? I like to call myself prepared. Would you believe that I am on my third planner this year? I know, I know… I just couldn’t find the perfect one for me and I get anxiety when my planner gets messy and isn’t in order – anyone with me? I am SO glad that I decided to give The Purposeful Planner a try. I do not have to search any longer. This is IT! I absolutely love it.

Corie Clark is the designer of this beautiful creation. She too was in search for the perfect planner, so she created The Purposeful Planner in hopes to create a space where she could be encouraged and inspired, reminded to live on purpose, and keep her life and family organized. I agree with her, this planner does just that.

I love how the layout breaks down each page into sections such as ‘today I will’, ‘today’s top 3’, ‘daily schedule’, ‘health’ ‘water’, ‘brain dump’ to mention a few. My favorite section is the ‘prayers & praise’ section. What a great idea! Oh, and even cooler, Corie is letting you sample the layout yourself. If you want to see if this planner is for you, be sure to head over to her blog to snag your FREE sample page today! Who doesn’t love freebies?

Below are the NEW designs for the mid-year planners releasing this coming Monday. Aren’t they gorgeous? AHHH! I love love the marble design (it matches my phone case), but the floral is just so pretty too. I honestly couldn’t decide which one I wanted! I literally went back and forth between the marble design and the white leatherette (shown above). Which one is your favorite? I currently have the chic black and white CoCo striped planner, which is also stunning. You can see my planner in the picture down below. I love sitting out on my deck on a warm sunny day, with a warm cup of coffee in hand, planning my week ahead!

Have I convinced you just yet that the Purposeful Planner is for you? 😉 Don’t worry, you can secure yours this Monday morning, MAY 8th at 9am Pacific time (12 PM EST for us New Jersey/New York’ers). And guess what? I have a coupon code for you too! Use the code PREORDER to get 10% off of your purchase of $50 or more! [Code expires May 19th] Are you as excited as I am? I am already getting antsy waiting for mine to arrive.  Pre-order YOURS today hereAll orders will ship out the beginning of June. I hope that you will enjoy your Purposeful Planner as much as I do- it truly is a great planner.

Happy planning!



In Product Reviews on
January 25, 2017

Gypsea Vibes

isbl_1680x420.19808361_o7pwaae8This week I received a package in the mail from my friend Mal in Hawaii!  It came at the perfect time because it has been raining and gloomy all week. I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. Mal creates her own jewelry inspired by her everyday life in Maui. She is very talented and hand makes many beautiful items such as necklaces, bracelets and rings. She’s has got me dreaming of walking along the soft sand on a warm sunny day, feeling the cool breeze hitting my face as I stroll along the waters edge. Um… is it summer yet?

I was lucky to receive a beautiful 14k gold shell necklace and three stunning gold bangles. I still don’t know which item I like best! All of the shells in her jewelry she has found along the beaches of Maui. Mal sells her jewelry locally and online on Esty. You can find some of her beautiful pieces on her Etsy shop here.

A little bit about her jewelry… “Gypsea Vibes was inspired by my love of the sea and the good vibes that radiate from the ocean when I find myself beneath the surface. I like to think that the shells and seaglass find me and instead of keeping them to myself, I wanted to share their inspiring beauty with others as a reminder of the sweet memories they have with the sea.”

The necklace that she sent me is so beautiful, it takes my mind directly to the beach. What I love about the necklace is that the chain is a choker. I love that the chain is short because it allows you to see the seashell right at first glance. The 14k golden chain compliments the shell perfectly and is a great color for summer, to wear with a sun-kissed tan.

I also LOVEEEE the bangles! I enjoy wearing multiple bracelets together and the 3 look great when stacked side by side. Each shell is unique and one of a kind. The bangles are made with 14k gold fill and are hammered and polished to sparkle and shimmer in the sunshine. You can snag one for yourself here.

I love supporting small businesses. You can find Gypsea Vibes on Etsy. Gypsea Vibes is all about finding beauty in the smallest of things and gaining a bigger and wider perspective. The saltier, the sandier, the sunnier… the better. Who wants one?