Five on Friday: Power Outage Supplies

Since we recently had a massive power outage due to some crazy storms in Michigan, I figured I would share some must haves to get you through a black out. I wish I would have had some of these during our blackout; thank goodness our power was only out for 24 hours.

1. Sleeping Bag ($99.95)

When the power is out, it can get really cold in the house. To stay warm and actually get some sleep, a sleeping bag is the way to go.

2. Flashlights ($8.99)

This sounds obvious, but I realized that we don’t have any flashlights around the house. I ended up using the light from my phone which drains the battery. These are cute and come in a four-pack so we can keep them around.

3. LED Wireless Lantern ($28.46)

I was contemplating purchasing an oil lamp because we used to have them around the house when I was younger, but this LED lantern seems like the better choice. If I had one for each floor, I think that would make a HUGE difference during the next blackout.

4. Ambient Weather WR-089 Weather Band ($20.99)

This seems like a no-brainer for a blackout, It is a portable radio, flashlight, 5-way charger all in one. You can charge it from an adapter or using its solar panel, which is AWESOME! This just seems like a good thing to have in your house and car at all times.

5. Board Games

We have very few board games at our house, which makes for a boring blackout. I started looking for some games that we could play during a blackout with just two people. My tops picks include Scrabble, Battleship, Jenga, Operation, Chess/Checkers/Backgammon set, Connect 4, and Chinese Checkers.

What items do you have tucked away for a power outage?

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Five on Friday: Water Bottles

One of my goals this year was to drink more water. I know, I know, that was my goal last year. But last year I didn’t have any of these adorable water bottles which makes all the difference! I do find that not being able to see how much water I have left does make me drink more as weird as it sounds. If you’ve seen any cute ones let me know so I can add them to my collection!

1. NAMA STAY OUT LATE ($19.50)

This one started it all! I bought this at Bath & Body Works and was in love at first sight. They have other ones too (which I may also have to go back and get) but I couldn’t leave without this one.

2. This Might Be Wine ($21)

I was served this adorable water bottle in an Instagram ad and had to make it mine. LivLuvShop has really cute stuff and I’m sure I’ll be ordering again in the future.

3. Lilly Pulitzer for Starbucks 

I called a number of stores trying to get one of these limited edition water bottles, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. These will be available online on February 28, so be prepared. There are four different fun designs.

4. Sip Happens ($9.98)

LOVE the colors and the saying on this one and it’s a great price.

5. Monogrammed ($34.99)

These are just pretty and fun! I would love to have a personalized one!

Which ones are your favorites?

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Five on Friday: The Container Store

Last night I attending the opening of the newest Container Store here in Michigan.

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It was a lot of fun and the store was SO organized. It gave me some great ideas on where to start. I figured I would share a few of my favorites here:

1. Grey Wrap & Tote Organizer ($19.99)

This is one piece I already own and love! These make organizing all of your gift wrap super easy. I store mine in the top shelf of the closet in our guest room. It makes wrapping gifts a breeze!

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2. Linus In-Drawer Spice Rack ($11.99)

We converted one of our kitchen drawers into a spice rack and used racks like this to make it happen. It is a great system.

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3. Paw Print Treat Containers

I had been converting old candle jars into treat containers, but I love these with all the puppy prints.

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4. Elephant File Organizer ($19.99)

I think I may have posted this on a previous blog post, but I saw this at the event and fell in love with it!

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5. Greensaver Produce Keepers

My husband has been talking about these produce keepers forever and now that we have an extra fridge and freezer we can stock up for later.

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What are your favorite Container Store items?

The new Troy, MI Container Store will open on Saturday, September 19 and they partnered with Humble Design to donate 10% of their opening weekend sales. Humble Design partners with local area homeless and abuse shelters to identify families that are emerging from shelters and into low-income housing and provide them with a clean, dignified and welcoming home by re purposing gently used household goods. 

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Five on Friday: Back to School for Adults

I’ve seen a ton of back to school articles and posts about what to get your kids to go back to school, but I thought it would be fun to get a few “back to school” items for myself:

1.Ted Baker Magnolia Stripe Tote ($279)

Every kid needs a new backpack to start of the new year. As an adult, I am more interested in a work tote to carry my laptop and notebook to and from work every day. I just fell in love with this tote.

Ted Baker

2. Erin Condren Life Planner ($60)

I love getting a fresh planner every year and my favorite planner over the last few years is Erin Condren’s Life Planner. I love the fun stickers and all of the organization opportunities.

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3. Kate Spade Journal ($22)

I use a notepad every day at work and Kate Spade makes it all a little bit more fun.

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4. Kate Spade All Occasion Card Set ($30)

One of my goals this year was to be better about sending birthday cards to my close friends. I also thought it would be great to have some on hand for last minute occasions. I loved the idea of this card set and would love to add additional cards to the box.

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5. Louis Vuitton Business Card Holder ($350)

I loved the look of this business card holder. I had a silver Kate Spade holder, but it is SO scratched up now that I need a replacement.

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What is on your adult back to school wish list?

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Five on Friday: Bring on the Bubbly

For this week’s Five on Friday I thought I would share a few things I have been eyeing lately:

1. Express Bring on the Bubbly Tee ($19.90)

This shirt is so me! I couldn’t even wait to finish this post to get it.

Bring on the Bubbly

2. Adrianna Papell Pleated Tulle Midi Skirt ($169)

I love the look of this tulle skirt. I fell like you could have so much fun with it. They also have it at Dillard’s in some additional sizes.

Adrianna Papell Tulle Skirt

3. Kendra Scott Lyle Hand Chain ($75)

I love Kendra Scott and this hand chain is so fun and different for summer.

Kendra Scott Lyle

4. Do Not Disturb Straw Hat ($40)

I love the size of this hat because I need a wide brim to protect my fair skin from the sun.

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5. Rachel Roy Draped Sheath Dress ($82.99-$119)

I am loving this dress and it comes in blue, pink and yellow! It would definitely hide a multitude of flaws.

Rachel Roy

What things are you admiring lately?

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Five on Friday: Lace Up Trend

I’ve been inspired lately by a few fun lace up trends so I figured I would combine them all into a Five on Friday post.

1. Christian Siriano Women’s Juliette Ghillie Pointed Pump ($34.99)

I love that these are at such a reasonable price at Payless. They are really cute and totally on trend.

Christian Siriano

2. Floral Lace-Up Ruffle Fit And Flare Dress ($40.99)

I loved this little dress – It is so floral and feminine; perfect for spring.

Express floral dress

3. Lauren Jeans Co. Lace-Up Knit Tunic ($115)

I feel like this is a summer staple. I’ve seen similar tunics on plenty of TV shows in the past and I feel like this is a timeless and versatile piece.

Ralph Lauren Tunic

4. Mossimo Nara Lace up Ballet Flats ($24.99)

One of my students has these shoes and I just adore them! They look great in person and a lot more expensive than they are.

Mossimo Lace Up

5. Venus Lace Up Ruffle Top ($34)

This is really cute and a darling combination with the ruffles and the laces.

Venus Ruffle Lace Up Top

Do you have any awesome lace up pieces I should add?

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Five on Friday: Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to spend some well deserved time hanging out with my mom. I love gift giving and finding ways to surprise people, so I figured I would get a little creative with some fun Mother’s Day gift ideas this year.

1. Mother Daughter Jewelry Set ($115)

I’ve been eyeing this set for a long time. I think it is so cute. My mom would get the circle and my sister and I would each get a tiny heart. It’s sort of like a modern take on a best friends necklace.

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2. Mother & Daughter Letter Book Set ($40)

I thought this was something fun and different. It’s a letter writing kit that you give to your mom and then you both write letters to each other throughout the year to get to know each other better. Since I am so busy I thought this might be a fun little project. Plus you get a nice little keepsake book to keep all the letters in.

Mother Daughter Letters

3. Plum Deluxe Organic Tea of the Month Club ($10/month)

My mother LOVES tea so I thought this would be a really fun gift. I wanted to do something a little off the beaten path so she would get teas that she’s never tried before from all over the world.

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4. Chamilia Beads ($45)

My mom LOVES Chamilia! She designs her own bracelets and has a coordinating bracelet for every outfit. Seriously, if you want someone to design a fantastic bracelet for you, she’s your gal. This Radiant Blooms bead is so cute and perfect for Mother’s Day.

Chamilia Bead

5. Valek Rolling Pins (2 for $63.95)

I thought these were really cool and different. I like getting my mom something that nobody else has. These are embossed rolling pins that she can use to make fun cookies or pie crusts or anything really.

Rolling Pins

Bonus Gift: Spoiled Rotten Dog Sign ($14.95)

We can’t forget Sport’s gift! He occasionally visits my parents’ house and they love him so I thought this would be a fun gift to come from Sport.

Spoiled Rotten Granddog

What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day this year?

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Five on Friday: Fifth Anniversary

John and I are approaching a milestone anniversary this year! Five years as husband and wife! This fall will also mark 16 years since we first met. What an adventure we have been on these past few years! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.

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Every year of our marriage, I’ve always given John a traditional gift:

  • Year one was the paper anniversary and I made a date book with a pre-planned date for each month of that year.
  • The second year was the cotton anniversary and I got John a really cool Michigan recliner. Unfortunately, that got trashed in our sewage flood.
  • For year three, the leather anniversary, I got John a pair of Johnston & Murphy leather topsiders that he had been eyeing.
  • For year four, the fruits and flowers anniversary, I got us a lemon tree. The tree is still alive and actually has a lemon growing on it now!

The fifth anniversary is the wood anniversary and I came up with some fun gift ideas to commemorate the occasion:

1. Jord Wood Watches ($275)

What better way to commemorate our five year anniversary than with this beautiful wood time piece? This one in particular caught my eye, it is stunning!

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2. Nambe Butterfly Salad Bowl with Servers ($199.99)

I originally had a wood salad bowl on our registry, but we didn’t end up getting this. Five years later I think this would be a beautiful addition to our table.

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3. Personalized Wood Postcard ($18.95)

This would be so fun to send to your beloved as an anniversary surprise!

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4. You Make Me Happy Wood Wall Plaque ($48)

I really love this and it definitely speaks to our relationship. I love that it is something we can get for the house.

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5. Piccadilly Wicker Picnic Basket ($85)

I love the idea of a romantic picnic at the park or by the water somewhere. We don’t have a picnic set and this would be perfect!

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Let me know if you have any other fun wood gift ideas.

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Five on Friday: Opening Day

Today is Detroit’s Opening Day! What makes today even better is that the Detroit Tigers are playing my beloved New York Yankees, so John and I both have the day off to go to the game. I am so pumped about baseball season this year! I’ve posted my baseball favorites before here and here but today I will share some new fun baseball things that I love.

1. No Crying in Baseball Shirt ($38)

This is so classic and would be great to wear at games where my team isn’t playing.

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2. Keds Champion – Pennant Sneaker ($54.95)

These are so cute! And the perfect little touch to wear with shorts or cropped jeans.

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3. Baseball Legends Shirt ($46)

I’ve mentioned this shirt before and it is perfect for a Yankees fan like me!

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4. New York Yankees Dog Plush Baseball Bat ($12.95)

Of course Sport needs his own little dog toy and this is festive. Plus it will last a little longer with two squeakers.

 

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5. Talk Baseball to Me Shirt ($29.99)

I absolutely need a new Yankees shirt and I loved how cute this one was.

Talk Baseball to Me

What are your favorite things about baseball season?

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Five on Friday: College Basketball

March Madness began this week and I hope Michigan goes far this year. I figured I would share a few of my favorites to really share your Wolverine spirit (and I’m sure you could find these in your favorite college colors as well).

1. NCAA Michigan Wolverines Women’s Yoga Capris ($24.99)

I don’t know about you but I like to wear my activewear around the house, so why not wear Michigan yoga pants while watching the game?

Michigan yoga pants

2. Let Loose by RNL T-Shirt ($29.99)

I love the burnout look of this shirt!

Let Loose Michigan Shirt

3. Michigan Wolverines Necklace ($48.99)

I liked all the little charms on this necklace.

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4. Michigan Hail Yes Shirt ($39.99)

This shirt is so perfect, I love it!

Michigan Hail Yes Shirt

5. University of Michigan NCAA Metallic Body Jewelry ($11.24)

I thought these would be a different take on temporary spirit tattoos.

Michigan tattoos

Do you have any college favorites?

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