Five Unique Father’s Day Gifts

 

 

Hi Everyone!

I feel like it’s that time of the week where the town is scrambling for Father’s Day gifts. Am I right or am I crazy? Regardless I thought I would share with you some of my favorite gifts that I found this year for the different dads in my life. So no matter who you are shopping for whether it’s your husband, your dad, your brother, your neighbor, or whoever- keep reading for a great gift idea.

Edible Arrangements

This is a pretty awesome gift regardless of the occasion! For Father’s Day they went all out and designed a Fruit & Fire Bouquet which is just the coolest thing. The pineapple is cutout to look like flames, the chocolate covered strawberries have orange swizzle, and the chocolate covered banana coals bring the fire to life at the mini grill base. I mean c’mon does that not just scream greatest gift for dad? I love sending Edible Arrangements to family who I can’t easily see the day of. A sweet surprise at the door would get a WOW out of any dad. And it sure gets one out of me every time. This is hands down my mom’s favorite thing to receive for any holiday so sending one to dad for Father’s Day I know my mom will also share the enjoyment since she usually answers the door.

To sweeten the deal Edible Arrangements is offering $10 off $50+ purchase now through 6/18 with code: BLOG6716 

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Arctic Cool

I am always hearing my husband talk about wanting new shirts for the gym, so when I heard about Arctic Cool I knew it would be a perfect gift. What I liked about Arctic Cool is the technology behind it to keep your body cool. The technology functions by using your body’s natural cooling process during high-energy activities. Cool right? Your sweat actually activates the fabric and is initially wicked away from your skin. That’s whee the hydrofreeze comes in and disperses the moisture throughout the clothing fibers, keeping you dry. My first thought was to forget about Father’s Day and snag one for myself!

AliveCor

A very special gift I have picked out to give to my dad for Father’s Day is Kardia Mobile. Kardia Mobile is a device and app-based service that provides instant analysis for detecting atrial fibrillation (the leading cause of stroke.) It is smaller than a credit card and allows users to take a medical-grade EKG reading anywhere in 30 seconds, which can be relayed to a doctor for instant analysis and diagnosis. Amazing right? This technology is FDA-cleared and made by AliveCor. With my dad getting older and the knowledge of his father suffering from multiple heart attacks I wanted to give my dad something that would ultimately give him more control of his well being with an app that tracks the 5 modifiable risk factors for stroke including: heart rhythm, blood pressure, weight, physical activity and resting heart rate. I think this is a gift that can be given to anyone at any age and is an amazing tool to have at your fingertips. 

Sexy Hair

This one goes out to my sexy husband who hogs the bathroom mirror every morning styling his hair. 😉 For him I chose the Hard Up Gel because he actually doesn’t have any gel, unless you can’t the 3+yr old one under the sink from when I was in cosmetology school. Yeah I wasn’t counting that one either. I chose this particular styling gel because it versatile providing a sculpted, spiked, or sleek on wet hair and on dry hair it will give a messy tousled look. Plus any what guy wouldn’t want to be reminded that his wife thinks he’s sexy every morning, right?!

Universal Music Group

I think we can all agree that giving music to dad for Father’s Day is the best gift. I got Jake these 2pac and 50 cent records because he has a ton of childhood memories listening to these records and I thought it would defiantly get an “Awww” out of him. Universal Music Group offers tons of different records and if you take a look you might just find exactly what you are looking for.

No matter what gift you get for dad I think we can all agree that dad’s are pretty great. Have a great week.

* Thank you to BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Singe Edition Media for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
** Coupon Code for Edible Arrangements – $10 off $50+ purchase (valid through 6/18) – Code: BLOG6716

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Five Toddler Made Father’s Day Gifts

Hi Everyone!

Father’s Day is officially one week away so here are some gift ideas I put together that you can make with the help of your kiddo. They are all super fun and we will be finishing making these ourselves throughout the week to surprise dad with next Sunday. I love making these gifts with Lila because she knows she is decorating for daddy. So sweet!

 

 

 

Design Your Own Marble Maze – a DIY Virtual Reality Adventure
A classic game reinvented. Step inside your imagination and design your own virtual reality marble maze!

Casetify Kids
Turn their masterpiece into phone cases and tech accessories, and show them off everywhere you go.
*You can get 20% off your order with code: CELESTE20

Make a Mini Foosball Table
For those moments they can’t actually be on the field, there’s nothing better than a portable foosball table game. This easy to make DIY kit contains everything needed to build the field, create the players, and play your own foosball game.

Make Your Own Bow Tie
Put a fresh twist on a classic look by designing your own original bow tie. Use the pieces in our DIY kit different patterns of fabrics, premade Velcro strips, and leather string to create one that’ll stand out from the crowd. Make yours to match Dad!

Design Your Own Box Kite
Become a master designer of your own custom box kite. Our DIY kit contains a foldout box kite, tubes of fabric paint, and different colors of glitter glue to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will soar.

I hope these ideas helped inspire you to make a super thoughtful Father’s Day gift. Let me know in the comments which one was your favorite.

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How to Overcome the Midday Slump

VitaCup coffee and tea pods

Hi Everyone!

I don’t know about you but once two o’clock strikes I am dire need of a cup of coffee. Between entertaining a toddler, keeping up on work, and attempting to keep the house clean I need a little pick me up to continue the day running smoothly. I have a simple 3 step routine that always perks me up, so if you need a little midday slump inspiration- this one’s for you.

The first thing I like to do when I can feel the slump starting is drink a bottle of water. Anywhere between 8-16 ounces seem to do the trick. It’s always funny to me how something as simple as drinking a glass of water always improves my mood. Next I like to make a cup coffee. I happen to really love drinking coffee and of course can use any extra pep I can get. My absolute favorite afternoon coffee are VitaCup coffee and tea pods.

VitaCup coffee and tea pods are different because their coffee is blended with essential vitamins. This helps to add that extra perk to your cup and leaves your body feeling great. They offer three different flavors: French Roast, French Vanilla and Green Tea. My favorite is the The French Vanilla K-Cup which has a signature vitamin formulation of B1 (Thiamine), B5, B6, B9 (Folic Acid), Antioxidants, B12 & D3. These vitamins help support functions including immune health, alcohol digestion, and metabolism. This particular vitamin blend is also a healthy coffee alternative to energy drinks. For those late evening slumps when I just can’t justify another cup of coffee I like the green tea option, which is also packed with vitamins.
The best part about these pods is that they are eco friendly. Say whaaat?! That’s right fully recyclable coffee pods – and yes, you can put the plastic directly in your recycling bin. The plastic is BPA free. The grinds are great for your garden or compost pile. The mesh filter is biodegradable. There’s never any dairy, gluten, or GMOs. So for the record that’s a win, win, and win. 🙂
My third and final step of the afternoon slump routine is to snack on fruit. I always get so snacky in the afternoon but nothing leaves me feeling more energized or more fueled than cutting up a few different fruits and enjoying them with my little lady. My favorite fruits to snack on are bananas, cantaloupe, and strawberries. Lila will usually eat a whole banana in the time it takes me to drink my coffee and she is still ready to steal bites of mine. Sometimes I thinks she is a monkey because she could totally live off bananas.
I hope you enjoyed these tips to help overcome the midday slump and that they work for you in your home. Till next time!

*Thank you to VitaCup for sponsoring this post. All options are my own.

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Matcha Matcha

My Dress // My Shoes // My Tote // Lila’s Dress // Lila’s Shoes // Lila’s Backpack

Hi Everyone!

After a long week at home recovering surgery it felt so good to get dressed in something other than pajamas and hit the town. The second Jake got home from work we went to our local mall so that Lila could run around freely and I could get some fresh air. I wore my new dress from Olive Ave and it instantly became my new favorite. I seriously want my closet to have 20 of these dresses in different colors and patterns. It is comfortable and perfect for adventures.

Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments, messages, and emails with well wishes. Every single one of them lifted my spirit! I can’t wait to feel 100% again. My family has been a huge help this week, whether it was entertaining Lila or keeping me company. I have the best parents and siblings and it’s times like these that make me love them 100x’s more.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Mother’s Day with Bouqs

Above And Beyond Bouquet

Hi Everyone!

Today and just in time for Mother’s Day I am sharing with you my favorite flower shop! The Bouqs Co. is a Venice CA-based flower company that ships beautiful ‘Bouqs’ from their farms directly to customers. Living in Los Angeles I love shopping at small, local shops around me. All their farms practice sustainable, eco-friendly farming, and they cut only what they sell – so they don’t waste 1 out of every 3 stems like others. Who can’t get on board with that?! So awesome.

Every year for Mother’s Day my mom gets a bouquet for me and this year I’ll be getting her one for BOUQS. I also like to get one for my sisters, closest mommy friends, and even my neighbor. Because who doesn’t like getting flowers? I love giving them almost as much as I love getting them so today I am sharing with a very special 20% off code so that you can check a special woman in your life off your list. You can use code: XOCELESTEWRIGHT for 20% off your order. You’re welcome 😉

 

One of my favorite parts of motherhood is watching Lila blossom. Lately she has become so outgoing and so sweet to other children and it really makes me proud to be her momma. I love looking over and seeing that she is sharing with other children or that she is helping a smaller kiddo do an activity. She also loves babies when they are in their carseats and will be so sweet to them. I really love watching her personality develop and seeing her sweet spirit grow. I am so happy to be her momma!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely mommas out there. Xoxo

*Thank you to BOUQS for sponsoring this post.

**You can use code: XOCELESTEWRIGHT for 20% off your order

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Mornings Like This

Lila’s Romper* // Lila’s Shoes // Lila’s Bunny // My Hat // My Dress

This morning we got dressed expecting to walk outside into sunshine but instead it was sprinkling rain. We got in the car as quick as we could by the time we got to our stop the rain had stopped. It was a lot colder than normal so Lila wanted to be carried. I used my ring sling to keep her close and she loved it!

When we got to our usual coffee shop Lila asked for a coffee cake so of course I said yes. It was so cute watching her eat this brick of cake and she was singing her favorite songs in between taking nibbles. Afterwards we let her explore a little bit, which she loves to do.

I also can’t get over the pink blooms all over the city. There was the biggest tree right by our car where we parked but the whole street was lined them. It was such a pretty sight! I’m happy about the rain because Lila loves to jump in puddles so I think you will be seeing some of that soon…

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*You can get 10% off Lila’s Romper or anything else from Little and Lively with code: Celeste10 (valid through 3/31/17)

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Twinning In Yellow

Itty Bitty Diaper Bag // Diaper Bag

Hi everyone!

Okay, let’s cut right to the chase and talk about our matching outfits. I was getting ready and put on my new dress from Kingdom and State, when Lila walked in the room and asked for her yellow dress on too! At first I thought it was funny so I put it on and she was so happy we matched! Then she asked for a “same jacket” so I looked in her closet and funny enough she had a jean jacket. She looked so cute all matchy matchy so I said to heck with it and grabbed our matching Jujube bags out of the closet. It was so funny but so cute because it made her so happy to look like mommy. I guess there’s more to this twinning thing than I thought.
When we left the house we went to one of our favorite gelato shops and had a blast. Everyone was so sweet commenting they liked our matching dresses and Lila would smile so big every time. I guess I officially am into “mommy and me” and will start looking for some new coordinating outfits for us. Haahaa.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!

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Life Update

Silicone Necklace // Open-Back Top // Diaper Bag // Lila’s Dress

Hi everyone!

As most of you know if you follow me on Instagram, my husband started a new job last week. We are a one car family and Jake having a job an hour away really made it hard for Lila and I to get around town. We made it work but we knew eventually we were going to have to get a second car or Jake was going to have get a job closer to home.

An amazing opportunity came up for him to work just a few minutes away from home and it has been such a blessing so far. We now drop him off and pick him up from work, which leaves us with the car all day. It has worked out flawlessly so far and we get an extra three hours a day with him. You read that right, an extra THREE hours a day with him. Before his commute was an hour each way, and he would leave an extra 45 minutes early in the morning to pick up breakfast and find a parking spot. Then on his way home, traffic would make his drive take an extra 10-15 minutes longer.

Besides having all this extra time with Jake, which has put us over the moon with happiness, we also get to explore more of our city. We have made a point to keep active and explore everyday even if it’s just going to get a smoothie or going to a park.

I hope everyone is having a great afternoon!

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Living Room Update 1

FRAMES from Framebridge // RUG // DIAMOND // SEA URCHINS

Hi everyone!

One of my intentions for this year was to make our living room into a room we spent time in as a family. Up until a few weeks ago we only used the living room as a hallway to get to other rooms. I wanted to turn this room into where we spent the least amount of time, into where we spend the most of our time.

At the end of last month we got our carpet deep cleaned and it made such a difference! When I came home to this room completely empty and with spotless carpets and I had total inspiration of what this room could be. I slowly have gotten rid of ALL the furniture, boxes, and clutter that took over this room and that made it overwhelming to be in.

We have a short list of items we are going to get for the room and then hopefully it will super cozy in here and feel like home. Lila already likes it so much better in here and we spent a lot of time sitting on the rug together reading books and building puzzles.

Can’t wait to share more soon.

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