3 +2 = Me + You <3

 

So, my husband sang at a surprise wedding proposal this weekend, and I got an extreme case of nostalgia. The combination of how beautiful the surprise was and watching my husband serenade this fantastic couple almost made me drown in tears, but I couldn’t because I was a super multi-tasker that night.

I was chatting with the bride’s parents as they stood right next to me beaming with pride while catching the whole event on camera, and stuffing my kids with snacks to circumvent them from making a scene because…they were about to clown… #momlife. Never the less the proposal went off without a hitch, and she said YES!!!

Kenny and I will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary this year, and it really does seem like we just got hitched yesterday! Usually, we plan mini trips for our anniversary and create our marriage goals for the next year. This is something that we always look forward to, but I’ve been thinking about adding something else to our anniversary tradition. I never really thought about traditional wedding anniversary gifts until I read this article! It looks like we have some catching up to do.

Since we are ALMOST 5 years in, I’m going to share some great traditional anniversary gift ideas for the first 5 years of marriage and where to get em!

Year 1 Paper:  After a year of marriage, you may need some new date night ideas. Here’s a set of cards that will help you walk down memory lane.

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Year 2 Cotton  

Where did your love story begin? How about engraving it on a pillow? 🙂 Get a personalized pillow here.

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Year 3 Leather  

Travel in-style with your Mr. and Mrs. monogrammed, made-to-order leather piece from MAHI Leather.

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Year 4 Fruit/Flowers: What about a DIY Chocolate and Fruit Fondue?! Yum!

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Year 5 Wood

I’m loving this rustic piece from Life On Board.

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I love these gifts ideas because they are thoughtful, and they encourage the giver to reflect on why and how they fell in love. If you are married veterans, married longer than 5 years, and want to find know what customary gift category you fall into, check out this article.

 

Happy Anniversary!

 

~Xo

Hand and Heart Therapeutic Skincare

Hi! My name is Amaryllis Chambers and I am the owner of Hand and Heart Therapeutic Skincare. About a year ago, I became a mother for the first time. Though very challenging and totally life-changing, motherhood has won me over completely. I love my 15-month-old, Brendan.

During the first few months of Brendan’s life, I was so worried about everything! Like many new moms, I read every article out there about how to care for a newborn. Don’t do this, don’t do that. Don’t go here- don’t go there. As a result of my over-intake of information, I decided to make all-natural products for my son’s skincare.

When I started, I knew nothing about creating natural skincare. Now, after much research, trial and error, I’ve been able to produce a quality product. High-quality butters and therapeutic essential oils compose the make-up of the crèmes I create. Now I can soothe my son’s (and my own) skin without guilt or worry of exposing him to harsh chemicals.

The essential oil blends also provide a moment of escape. Whether its calming Lavender and Chamomile, uplifting Peppermint and Lemongrass, or soothing Neroli and Vetiver, these products are as good for your hands as they are for your heart. We also have limited edition Chocolate Body Butters just in time for Valentine’s Day- and I can not wait to share them with a lucky winner!

Special thank you to Moda Christia for believing in the product so much that she feels confident enough to share it with all of her readers.

Website: Handandhearttherapy.com

Facebook: Hand and Heart Therapeutic Skincare

IG: @handandhearttherapy

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Jord Wood Watch Giveaway!

Hey family!

So, pregnancy the second time around has been different, but I’ve learned a lot when it comes to my wardrobe, and that is… Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize! I’ve been loving long fringe necklaces, head wraps, and now my new fave this Jord Wood Watches! Here are 5 reasons why I’m crushing on this brand and how you can win one of these beautiful timepieces

  1. They’re made of real wood! Jord Wood Watches uses about 8 different types of wood to create their designs. In addition to their amazing woods, they use sapphire glass, the most luxurious and durable glass for the face of a watch.
  2.  Their designs are dope! Jord Watches focuses on creating modern designs for men and women, and to be completely honest it was very hard for me to choose.
  3. They customize your size! When ordering your watch, you’re asked for your watch size in inches or centimeters. They even send you a copy of a ruler just in case you don’t have one. It’s great because you know the watch will fit you perfectly when it arrives!
  4. This brand has an amazing story! I love the story of this brand. They are a group of creative people from various backgrounds that have put their talents together to make an awesome product for consumers who are concerned about sustainability and efficiency.
  5. They’re Local! Y’all know I love to support the homegrown. I ‘m so excited that this brand is born in St. Louis and making a global impact!

Click here to enter to win a $75.00 gift card at Jord Wood Watch!