Wine Lovers Gift Guide

Before I was a blogger one of my favorite things to read for help during the holiday season were the gift guides that filled the Internet! They always had such wonderful ideas AND most that I would come across were so unique!

Well now that I am a blogger I decided to make my very own gift guide this year!!!! I’m so excited! I have rounded up five awesome small shops!

They’re all wine related gifts, because let’s be honest, how can you go wrong with that?!

Anddddd one of these awesome shops is offering a coupon code as well!!!! Enjoy!

I received the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.

Wine Socks

Chelsey’s Card & Gift Creations


Everyone loves graphic tees, now you can have a witty saying on your feet as well. Chelsey’s Card & Gift Creations has a ton of other adorable and cute signs, home decor, and clothing, among other things.

20% off entire order using code: andthenlife20

Portable Wine Table

Enjoying Life Our Way


Such a cool product! Portable so you can take it with you anywhere – the park, the beach, or your own backyard! Check out this shop for this and other gorgeous wooden wine racks and caddys. Beautiful, great quality wood work!

Wine Wall Art

Redefined Rustic


I love buying wall art for friends because it’s a fun gift and doesn’t have to match specific decor. Check out this shop for a ton of seasonal and year around signs for your home, porch, and business! AND if you happen to not find anything, she offers custom orders!

Wine Graphic Tee 

Nap Time Creations

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I love an awesome graphic tee! And this one was obviously a must have. I mean give me all the wine please! Haha Also, the first thing I said when I opened this package was “oh my gosh, this shirt is sooooo soft!” I’m not 100% sure I will be wearing anything else in the next couple weeks.

Portable Wine Glasses



I live in an area that has a plethora of parks, beaches, hiking trails, and a bunch of other wonderful outdoorsy activities. Having a portable wine cup is a must. This one is particularly awesome because it is actual glass. The silicone sleeve protects the glass and the top prevents spills. They have a variety of different color sleeves!



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6 Small Shops You Need to Be Ordering From RIGHT NOW!

There is nothing on this Earth I love more than being a girl mama! She is my little bestie and I love reading to her, snuggling with her, giggling together, and buying the cutest fashions for her! And as a GIRL mama there are so many adorable accessories.

I also love shopping small and shopping online soooooo for Small Business Saturday (and Cyber Monday) I’ve pulled together a post showcasing my favorite small shops for my sweet baby girl!*

Coupon codes and sale info is listed below! Woot woot!!!

*Also, I see you boy mamas out there! Some of these items can be rocked by your little gentlemen and/or many of these shops carry accessories for boys as well.

I was gifted one of the mentioned items below. All thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.

Lily Pads & Lace

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Small Business Saturday AND Cyber Monday: 40% off site wide

Aside from their hip bows and infinity scarves, Lily Pads & Lace also carries head wraps, personalized clothing, skirts, and other all around cuteness!

Frogs and Flowers Fashions


Small Business Saturday: All icing leggings are $8.99

Cyber Monday: 30% off store wide using code CYBER

Aside from their darling leggings and head wraps, Frogs and Flowers Fashions also carries shoes, socks, necklaces, sunglasses, and a variety of different clothing items and complete outfits. They also carry clothes for you too mama! 😉

Blue Dinosaur Clothing

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Small Business Saturday AND Cyber Monday: 25% off using code YOUROCKGIRL

AND a flash sale on the above hat in newborn sizes here

Aside from their precious personalized hats, Blue Dinosaur Clothing also carries personalized body suits, necktie onesies, and mommy & me shirts.

Hny Baby Shop

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Small Business Saturday AND Cyber Monday: 35% off sitewide using code beefriday

Aside from this cute bandana bib, Hny Baby also carries stroller accessories and pacifier clips.

Everly Avenue


Small Business Saturday: 15% 0ff up to $30 (code: BLACK15), 20% off for orders $30-$50 (code: BLACK 20), 25% off for orders $50-$75 (code: BLACK25), and 30% off for orders $75+ (code: BLACK 30)

Cyber Monday: Ready to ship sale

Everly Avenue has a variety of beautiful bows. When shopping, you select your fabric of choice, what type of bow you would like, and whether you would like it on a headband or a clip.

Grantley Design


Small Business Saturday: 25% off all items with code SMALLBIZ

Cyber Monday: Free shipping on orders over $10

Aside from these adorable headbands, Grantley Design also carries a variety of headbands, head wraps, and bandana bibs.

Happy Shopping!!!!!!!

Make sure you come back and tell me what you ordered! 😉


Thoughtful Holiday Gifts on a Budget!

This post is being sponsored by Groupon.
All thoughts & opinions here are 100% my own.

Okay y’all! I have the best holiday gift idea ever. You can thank me later. 😉

I am one of those people that always wants the perfect gift, but never quite knows what to buy! A few years ago I started shopping a bit differently and boy has it made for some big smiles come Christmas morning! I have purchased a golf outing for my husband, a horse-back ride on the beach for my mom, and one year my best friend and I both purchased Paint Nite tickets for our moms so we could do a mother/daughter double date night! Believe it or not, these awesome things were all purchased through Groupon!


I find myself searching for gifts there often because being able to buy someone an experience is truly a unique gift. And how cool is it that they’ll be creating memories for a lifetime through a gift YOU gave?!

Besides that, let’s be honest, the deals are great! If you’ve known me for at least five minutes you know that I am NOT about to spend full price on something! Enter Groupon! Sidenote, they also let you sort your search by clicking “low to high” when it comes to pricing. (Please tell me I’m not the only one that does that!)

And last, but most certainly not least, I loveeeee shopping for gifts, but I’m either 1. Getting too old for the lines in the malls and whatnot OR  2. Live in a area too populated by people and stores to make sense of getting into the chaos.


Okay, so maybe both of those reasons make me sound like the Grinch, but I promise I’m not. I would just much rather do all  a lot of my shopping from the comfort of my home (insert, yoga pants and snacks). Hello online shopping!

Groupon is a app and website that offers deals on a variety of products, services, and experiences. It is easy to use and there are no membership fees. It truly has helped me find unique and special gifts.

Best of luck with your shopping!

Have you ever used Groupon for gift giving before? What did you buy?

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The Top 5 Teething Toys

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As a pregnant mama I remember picking out a handful of cute little teething toys and scanning them to my registry and never thinking about them again.

That was until we were in the deep, dark trenches of teething.


I don’t know why it must hurt so badly, but boy does it stink to see your little one in so much pain! I never truly knew how helpful a teething toy could be until I found one I loved. Over time I have found what soothes her achy mouth the best and have gotten more along the way, but boy do  I wish I’d had these in my arsenal to begin with.

The following are our top 5 favorite teething toys:


Bright Starts – Pretty in Pink Teether

There’s something about that circle shape that just works so well when it comes to baby teethers. Again, this teether is so easy for my little one to hold. This one also gets put in the freezer to make teething pain a little more manageable. The little shapes around the ring twist freely, while staying put so they are easily manipulated by baby’s mouth. There are also many different shapes so they soothe different parts of the mouth differently.


Dr. Brown’s – Coolees Watermelon Teether

I registered for this teething ring when I pregnant, because, wait for it, it was CUTE! Thank goodness it actually works! This is the first frozen teether my little one ever used. It is easy to hold and its shape allows your baby to position it right where the nagging pain is coming from.


Sassy – Grapes Terry Teether

By the time my little one’s second tooth was starting to come in, she’d showed US what felt awesome to those sore gums – sucking on a washcloth. We couldn’t keep it away from her during bath time and if I was folding laundry they’d all disappear. On nights when the teething monster was really rearing its head I’d even get a washcloth and wet it with ice cold water to help soothe her. Then one day I saw this in the store! Ta-da! No more messy washcloth. I immediately bought it knowing she’d love it  -and she did. You wet it and actually freeze it (I was worried it would be rock hard once you freeze it, but it’s not). They have other terry teethers but I was a particular fan of the little “grapes” sticking off this one to help get in specific places that are aching.


sillichews – Donut 

This is such a great teether. I may be a little biased since it’s shaped like a donut, but we won’t focus on that for long! Haha Seriously though, this teether is awesome! The shape of it makes it so, so easy for my daughter to hold. It also is both firm and ever so flexible so it stays in place just so, as she holds it in her mouth. The back side of the donut has teeny little nubs  on it that also helps soothe. And lastly, but definitely not least it is BPA free and made of food grade silicone. Now that’s something that this mama can get down with!


Nuby – Wacky Teething Ring

This is our most recent teething ring and we LOVE it! We were visiting friends about a month ago and my daughter stole this from her little friend. Thankfully, our wonderful friends mailed her her own brand spanking new one for her birthday. Something about the little nubs on that green part just seem like it really soothes, plus she loves the crinkle noise the fabric part makes.

I hope this post helps you find a teether (or five!) that work perfectly for your little one! Best of luck mama’s (and daddys!)




I received one of the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.