I love shopping at Nordstrom for holiday gifts because they offer free shipping on all orders as well as free returns. I rounded up some of my personal favorites into this holiday gift guide that is perfect for the women in your lives. Whether she is sporty, girly, practical or cozy – there is something for everyone!
Back in February 2020 when things were still pretty normal, we started our big kitchen renovation. We completely gutted it and rebuilt the entire thing. By we I mean our contractor. My sister helped me design it (she is an amazing Interior designer if you are local and needing assistance) and I could not be more pleased with how it all turned out. Fast forward to the beginning of April when we were in quarantine, we had a little bit of a set back and didn’t end up finishing the kitchen until about mid-April. Just in time, if you ask me. I don’t think we could have imagined everything that has happened since then. I am so thankful we had a kitchen for most of the stay at home order because it was a struggle the first couple of weeks.
Now we are completely moved back into the kitchen and have it all set up how we want it, so I finally took some photos and will share all the details with you. So firstly, I knew I wanted a white kitchen so that I could change decor often and it present a perfect clean background. I struggled for a while between gold and black fixtures, but I ultimately decided on black because it is more timeless as gold is more of a trendy thing right now. I am in love with how it turned out and I think our light fixtures are my favorite part of the whole kitchen…well, and the island.
Speaking of the island, I basically asked the contractor how big we could go and that’s what we did. We settled on 10 feet and I love having all of that counter space. I also love that the kids can eat at the bar now because it is so easy to clean up. It has been a game changer for us. We added some cabinets under the counter (the barstools are hiding them) for some bonus storage.
The next thing I knew we wanted was a hidden coffee bar (seen on the right side of this photo). We put in sliding cabinet doors on both ends of the kitchen so that we can close them and hide our appliances or leave them open while using them without the doors getting in the way. It has been a wonderful feature and makes the room look so much cleaner having everything hidden.
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Flooring: Hickory stained LVP
Kitchen Table and bench: Ryan made them for us years ago.
Pendants over the bar
I can’t believe it is already time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year! In my opinion this is one of the best sales. When else can you get brand new Tory Burch bags and Vince Camuto boots at 40% off? I’ve always loved covering this sale and this year is no exception. There are some great deals on really cute fall outfits and booties! Below, I’ve rounded up my first look favorites. I will update this page once the sale goes live and will keep it refreshed with my favorites and in-stock alerts!
Nordstrom Sale Picks:
Shoes and Accessories:
Home and Beauty:
Happy Amazon Prime Day! This is one of my favorite days of the year because the deals are so good in every single category! Below, I am sharing the best deals I’ve seen and I will be updating as I see more! Now is a great time to get started on Christmas shopping or to splurge on a gift for yourself. There is something for everyone included in the Amazon prime day deals!
Amazon Prime Day is tomorrow but Walmart Deals for Days officially kicks off tonight! There are some really amazing deals going on in fashion, patio furniture, kid’s toys and electronics. I’ve rounded up a few favorites below!
It has been a while since I wrote a post, but I am hoping that now with homeschooling coming to an end, I will have more time to write. Why not kick off the week with a Summer Reading list? I’ve rounded up some new releases that will be perfect to throw in your beach bag or grab for a pool day! Let’s kick off the season with some new books to read this summer!
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Summer Reading List:
The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh (A Pride and Prejudice Novel) by Molly Greeley
Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman (releases June 9th)
Under the Magnolias by T. I. Lowe
The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews – I just ordered this one and can’t wait to read it this summer!
In a Bookclub Far Away by Tif Marcelo
Are We There Yet? by Kathleen West
The Little French Bridal Shop by Jennifer Dupee
The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Waiting For The Night Song by Julie Carrick Dalton
Neighbors by Danielle Steel
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
I have been loving Amazon fashion lately! Everything I have bought recently has been so good. I rounded up a few new finds that I am loving here! That swimsuit is currently in my cart along with the adorable tank top.
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Madewell just launched their new spring line and it is good! I love the new shoulder bag (their bags are my favorite) and dress options. Their denim remains my favorite as well! You can not beat the price for the quality. Madewell is currently having a buy more, save more sale! Shop my picks here:
Madewell Spring Outfits:
I know it is only Tuesday, but this is the year of NO rules and therefore all Black Friday Deals are in full force! My pajamas are on sale for $20 today and my barstools (a top seller this year) are fully stocked! I and excited to share some of my favorite Black Friday sales with y’all below! Happy Shopping!
TARTE COSMETICS – 30% off with site wide code CYBER!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Tis’ the season for gift giving! Ryan and I both come from fairly large families and therefore have many gifts to buy every year. Finding great gifts on a budget is a must. Here are a few Amazon gifts for her that are under $25:
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Amazon Gifts for Her:
Nordstrom is also a great retailer to grab gifts from! They offer free shipping and free returns on ALL orders which is so nice. Here are some Nordstrom gifts under $50: