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Mother’s day is so soon! Even though all mamas should be celebrated every single moment of each day, we are so grateful for this one day that is completely dedicated to them. Below we’ve rounded up 10 precious gifts that are all under $50! Links are underneath each image to shop and let us know what you think in the comments below. XO
The cutest candle
A lovely vase
A feminine scarf
A fun apron
The cutest card
A S’well bottle
The most pretty sticky notes
A precious bangle
The coolest ring dish
We love the shopping local movement, the passion behind startups, and the creativity and hard work it takes to build and operate your own business. Today we are sharing three online businesses owned by three ladies who are all extremely talented, dedicated, and lovely on the inside and out! Nichole, Grace, and Elizabeth were so kind when partnering for this post and we are honored to be sharing their stories. Below are images of Lo’s new favorite things from each other their online shops + details on their one-of-a-kind businesses. Scroll down to learn about Dear Heart Designs, Hello Grace, and Pretty Smitten!
Dear Heart Designs
When we first learned about Dear Heart Designs, Lo and I were instantly in love with the spiritual message behind the gorgeous jewelry. Think simplistic gold jewelry with inspiring words to encourage you daily. Here are a few words from Nichole, the designer of Dear Heart Designs– “We are Christians and our mission is to have God’s light shine through our pieces and customers and spark conversation with strangers with the hope that somebody who did not know Jesus before that moment, can hear about Him and find His love. So go, spread the love.” These words speak so deeply to us, and we hope they do the same for you! Sharing stories of what the Lord is doing in our lives and in the lives of those close to us, is truly one of our favorite things to do. We love that Nichole’s jewelry does just that- it serves as a symbol of something so GREAT and worthy of sharing. Just the thought of sharing the Lord’s love through gorgeous jewelry makes us smile!
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Hello, the coolest tees ever. First of all, we are HUGE fans of graphic tees. They are so comfy and casual– two things that we are all about — not to mention unique and they make quite a statement. Lo loves this Forever & Ever tee, and my favorite is for sure this one– it reminds me of my favorite song, It Is Well With My Soul. Here is a note about Hello, Grace: “Hello, Grace is dedicated to create thoughtful and well-designed products that are both faith based and fashionable. We are inspired by the goodness of God and desire to convey a positive message about who He is through our designs.” Amen to that. She had us at faith based and fashionable. Just like spreading God’s love through jewelry, the ability to spread the Word and wear reminders of the Lord’s faithfulness through tees is so brilliant, and something we fully support.
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Enter, Pretty Smitten– the cutest Etsy shop of all time. When we first peeked at Elizabeth’s shop, we were totally amazed at how many cute things there were. And fun fact- we just saw here that a website + blog are coming soon! From organizational trays to stationary and even phone cases, Pretty Smitten has it all. Here is a note from Elizabeth- “Opened in 2009, the shop is all about the little things that make you smile.The lucite tray on your desk, the coasters on your bar cart, your family stationery, the case on your iPhone. Classic patterns, fresh colors, and all with your monogram. Those important letters that identify you and your family.” She is so spot on about little things that make you smile- those are such special things in our hearts. Things that you use everyday should put a smile on your face and that is just what Pretty Smitten items do!
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*Thank you to Nichole, Grace, and Elizabeth for partnering with us for this post!
All items were gifted.
If you haven’t noticed yet, we love shoes. Sandals, slip on shoes, sneaks, boots, booties, heels- you name it and we love it. Today though we are solely (no pun intended) focusing on sneaks. Having a few go-to pair of sneak is so crucial for comfort and style. They are so easy to throw on and head out the door for a busy day, and are also ideal for chill days spent close to home. Below are 8 slides- click through them using the arrows- and then click the image to see more details. I am a big Converse + Nike fan, but have been crushing hard on the Superga sneaks as well as this pair from rag & bone– so cute!
Lo and I both are into the minimalist makeup look, but we each have a few things that we simply cannot live without. Lo swears by the brand Charlotte Tilbury where as I am a Bobbi Brown girl for life. However, her highlighter + lipstick are both so tempting- might need to try them! The bronzer + mascara that I picked are definitely two items that I use each morning. They both are natural looking, but so necessary. We’ve rounded up a few more pretty makeup items in the slides below. XO
Meet DOEN. We fell in love with this brand over on Instagram– their feed is so laid-back and effortlessly cool, just like their clothes. The brand aesthetic and designs truly embrace a lifestyle of ease and comfort and we love the sound of that. We are especially loving this dress, this poncho, and these gladiators– all of which can go from weekday to weekend so easily.
DOEN definitely has us inspired to live each day in comfort and style, and most importantly, with grace.
Hooray for Friday and hooray for weekend trips to warm places. Next weekend I am off to Malibu for a 5-day vacay (long weekends are the best) and these items are totally on my must-pack list. Lo and I are loving denim cutoffs, chic sunnies, and neutral heels for spring/summer plus the go-to striped tee, a cool fringe bag, and gladiator sandals. Click through the slides to see these picks + few more things that we are crushing on. XO