Mother’s Day gift

Coffee Date, Cousin Time, and Cool Weather Fun

Hey hey! We’re currently enjoying our last day here in North Carolina. It’s early morning as I type up this post and I’m just sitting here smiling thinking of all the fun we’ve had this week 😊

My brother’s family arrived late Sunday night and Sadie has been in cousin heaven ever since then!

Two toddlers and baby cousin sitting on blue couch together (more…)

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

I know Valentine’s Day is over a month away, but I wanted to share a gift idea for the man in your life. This post isn’t sponsored in any way, it’s just me sharing something I gave Jimmy recently that he likes!


Jimmy and I were getting ready for church a few weeks ago and he mentioned that he could use a tie clip. I agreed with him and wrote “get Jimmy a tie clip” in the Reminders app on my phone (Apple’s Reminders app is a lifesaver for me and I wouldn’t remember half of the ideas/things people tell me without it, haha). The next time I was browsing on Etsy, I went straight to my favorite shop, DistinctlyIvy, to look for a tie clip.

Jimmy and I bought our moms personalized necklaces for Mother’s Day from Ivy’s shop as well as my bridesmaids’ bracelets for our wedding. Both of our moms and our bridesmaids were happy with their jewelry, and I have been impressed with the pricing, quality, and ease of purchasing from DistinctlyIvy. I’m always on Ivy’s shop page when I want to give someone I love a memorable gift.

I saw that tie clips were on sale for $11.70 and that there was a customization option, so I designed a tie clip for my man.


I had his initials stamped on the front, and our wedding date and a cross stamped on the back. There are a lot of options as far as fonts, what you can write, and which designs you can have put on the tie clip, so you can really get creative with it! My order shipped in one day and was at our doorstep two days after it shipped. Jimmy wore the tie clip to church yesterday and it worked great!

Just thought I’d share in case anyone was already thinking about Valentine’s Day 😉