Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mr. & Mrs. and His & Hers + Sponsor Spotlight

First today, I'd like to wish my mom a very happy birthday! She's the biggest fan and supporter of this blog as well as all I do (and my best friend, shopping buddy and someone I occasionally wear matching outfits withand I love any chance we get to celebrate her!

With the day of love right around the corner and wedding season not too far off I thought it would be a good time to share something I've been meaning to for a while.  When Derek and I were engaged I wanted anything and everything Mr. & Mrs. and His & Hers.  It was such fun to use at that time and to this day I'm still a sucker for it.  These items make the best little addition to a wedding/engagement gift or even just a gift for a couple or a gift from husband to wife.

Mr. & Mrs.
The glasses (tall version) are used quite frequently around our house and we actually still have the Mr. & Mrs. towels on one of our towel rods in the master bath for decoration. Had the Mr. & Mrs. balloons of been out when we were getting married, I would have most definitely used them for something.
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His & Hers
I love these items because they can be great for any couple.  I have a weak spot for cute  luggage tags as well as wine glasses (just check out our cabinets and you'll see).  I think the pillows would be a great addition to any home.
{left to right, top to bottom} one | two | three | four | five | six | seven

His and Hers for Valentine's Day
Originally we were going to lay off the Valentine's gifts since we're heading out of town shortly after the holiday but as things got closer and everyone was getting hyped up on the day, we changed our minds BUT kept things focused on spring, thinking ahead and possibly thinking pink to stay in theme instead of getting a gift just to get a gift.  It's the perfect chance to get a little something special you've been eyeing without going crazy.
The Miller Sandals are my go to for spring/summer and the "fun" colors go quick - Valentine's Day is the perfect time for the pink pair and why not consider a matching clutch?  Lilly Pulitzer wine glasses always make the perfect little gift (especially with newly released patterns) as does a DIY pedi system so you don't always have to go to the salon (and possibly have been eying for a while).

Valentine's Day shopping for a guy is always harder I feel but luckily mine isn't opposed to the bright colors AND picked up the Valentine's Day vineyard vines shirt himself at the mall while I was in a different section so I guess it's not too much.  These bathing suits Derek swears by and yes, they are all as bright as this one.  Any holiday is a good excuse for a Vineyard Vines shirt especially with a new season on the horizon.  Some reading material would be there perfect little gift for the upcoming trip or just because.

Sponsor Spotlight: A Little Bit of Emily
I'm also excited to share a new sponsor today, Emily from A Little Bit of Emily. She's shared some delicious recipes like mini quiches (my favorite!) and chocolate coated buttercreams - yum! You can find out a little bit more about her posting style here where she shared her top five reader picks.


Hey all!  My name is Emily Dunham.  I am a 28 year old living in the Midwest - the St. Louis area to be exact.  A few things to know about me - I absolutely love to read, getting lost in a good book, especially one with a happily ever after ending will always be one of my favorite past-times.  I am constantly on the look out for new recipes, as cooking is another one of my favorite things to do.  I am also an avid movie-goer.  Give me some movie theater popcorn, loaded with butter and salt, and a great movie and you will have one happy girl.  And of course, spending time with family ranks high on my list of favorites.  Since we are all spread out from each other, many of my weekends are spent traveling to get in that together time.  After being a blog reader for years, I decided to start my own.  You can find me over at a little bit of emily, where I share bits and pieces of my life from my favorite fashions, books, recipes and just some of my everyday.

Quick Facts… 
Favorite food:  My all-time favorite food is my mom's spaghetti.  Growing up, she made her own sauce and it was (and still is) the best thing ever!  I now make it myself, and I always try to make sure to have some on hand for whenever I am craving spaghetti.
Place I want to travel:  Greece or Italy...gorgeous scenery and amazing food!  State-side, I would love to check out the East Coast.
Favorite cocktail:  Margarita, on the rocks, no salt
Favorite TV shows:  Way too many to count, but right now Madam Secretary and Modern Family.  Friday Night Lights will always be a favorite, too.
Favorite store:  Nordstrom or Loft
Favorite sports team:  I grew up loving the Chicago teams, but after living in St. Louis for a few years, I am slowly becoming a Cardinals fan.
Favorite holiday:  Thanksgiving.  I used to think Christmas, but I decided this year that Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite.  I love that Thanksgiving is all about family and good food.  It kicks off the start of the Christmas season, which is my favorite time of the year.  


Yum, margaritas are a favorite of mine too - but with the salt and going to Greece?  Yes please! I hope everyone enjoyed getting to know a little bit about Emily and make sure to stop by her blog to say hello.

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Linking up with Thoughts for Thursday today.

29 comments:

  1. These are all super cute! We have the ring dish, and actually used it in our wedding for the ring bearer to carry--it was perfect! :)

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  2. Love all the Mr & Mrs/His & Her glasses and the luggage tags are a great idea, too. Great job with the sponsor spotlight!

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  3. I am a sucker for his & hers and mr. & mrs. stuff too! When we were engaged I found adorable towel hooks for our master bathroom that I love!

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  4. I love his and hers glassware! I have a KS set that says Yours and Mine and love it. Those pillows are so cute too!

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  5. How cute are all those His and Hers trinkets?! Especially loving the pillows and stemless wine glasses <3
    Green Fashionista

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  6. I love the handsome/gorgeous pillows! All of these are so cute!

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  7. So cute! A friend of mine is getting engaged soon (she doesn't know it), but I recently sent them a Kate Spade "With this Ring" wedding ring dish and can't wait to send more of the "Mr. & Mrs." stuff soon! :)

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  8. I love his/hers & mr/mrs. things! I can't wait to stock up on a few of those for our new home once we get married. These are all good finds!

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  9. So many cute things! I love the his and hers Moscow Mule mugs, they are so fun! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. I have that Mr. and Mrs. jewelry catcher! I use it for my wedding and engagement ring. It's great. :)

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  11. Happy Birthday to your Mom! :)

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  12. His and hers things always catch my eye- they're perfect for engagement presents! I love Emily's blog =)

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  13. Happy Birthday to your mom! Mine has a February birthday also - such a blessing to celebrate wonderful women! Love love love those handsome/gorgeous pillows. I've had my eye on them for a while.

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  14. That DIY pedi system is the best!!! I seriously use it once a week and love it!

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  15. I love all Mrs. things, especially my Kate Spade necklace! I'm in denial that we are no longer "newlyweds" ;) can't wait to check out Emily's blog!!

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  16. Love all the His & Hers things! I want them all!

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  17. Love the His & Hers wine glasses! I'm also a sucker for wine glasses and we have waaaay too many.

    And I love Emily! Been following her for quite some time and she's one of my faves to follow! AND - I also order my margs on the rocks with no salt. I've never known anyone else to do that, and people always think I'm crazy for not wanting the salt, so it's good to see that I'm not the only one. :o)

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  18. I'll take one of everything please! I'm a sucker for a good robe and LOVE the his & hers, so cute! Happy Birthday to your mom! :)

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  19. I absolutely love that ring dish!!!

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  20. Love all the MR & MRS/His & Hers things! So adorable!! I'd still love the Kate Spade "Mrs" necklace! Happy Birthday to your mom!

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  21. Lots of super cute items! I especially love those balloons, they would be awesome for an engagement photo shoot!

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  22. ok spoiler alert - i love matchy stuff. these are cute - and classic. plus bonus points if y'all snap you guys with said items. like those glasses :) love the list!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  23. happy birthday to your mom!

    we don't really do anything for valentine's day, but i LOVE those luggage tags and basically need them in my life.

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  24. Happy birthday to your mom! She always looks beautiful in your pictures and that is so sweet that you two are so close. Anyways... YES to all of that Mr. & Mrs. stuff, it is SO cute!! I have also been married for five years but whatever haha. :-)

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  25. I got my husband the Mr. and Mrs. ring dish (that exact one) right after we got married. He uses it every day and loves it!

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  26. Happy birthday to your momma! Those his and hers pillows are so cute - I think I need them! Nice to meet Emily, too!

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  27. I have that little ring dish- my besties gave it to me when Ryan & I got engaged and it has a happy home by the kitchen sink. I love those balloons too and am all about the his & her's stuff. Love your V-Day picks.. I don't have a pair of Miller sandals but they may be on my birthday list!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  28. I have the Kate Spade Darling Point picture frames... I love, love, love them. They're the perfect thing to display wedding pictures! ;)

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  29. I must have those his and hers wine glasses, and those pillows are too cute! They would look so cute on our bed! Such great choices for Valentine's Day!

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