Gift Giving Mood

Summer is just a wonderfully busy time; taking the kids to sailing, golf and swimming lessons, trips to the library, seeing the latest movie, eating smores around the bonfire, watching storms roll through and going on nature scavenger hunts. But the best thing of summer is enjoying time with friends and family. Whether its for a party to celebrate someone or something or just having dinner together, its always great to get together.

It’s also nice to show appreciation and generosity as well, so here are a few gift giving ideas for your favorite host/hostess, your favorite kid or your¬†favorite person!

This is such an adorable charm bracelet from Alex and Ani!

Here’s a little something for your favorite pooch!

Ah, the smell of the beach and salt air! What nautical loving hostess wouldn’t want these!

I love the simplicity of this stationery.

For the book collector!

For the coffee lover!

A little something else.


Happy shopping!

Junior Golf

Golfing is something my husband has enjoyed. I don’t mind it, but I don’t golf enough to be good; I usually just enjoy the beautiful courses, the dining and driving the golf cart… really is their anything more fun than that???

This summer, my son decided he wanted to learn how to play golf… enter Junior Golf. Now, I don’t have much experience, rather I got scolded by my father-in-law the first time the family went golfing because I was quoting from Caddyshack the whole time… I guess that’s bad etiquette! Anyway, the whole family is so excited for him that golfing gifts are showing up. We did buy him a set of clubs, but now he has a custom golf towel, tees, balls, scope, glove and of course a golfing wardrobe! I’m kind of surprised that golf shoes haven’t shown up yet.

Do you have a little golfer in the family? Is one of your kids interested and going to start? Then here are a few things you might want to consider getting him/her.

(All items are found at shopspring.com. Clicking on an image will take you right there!)

In addition to sunscreen, those sunny days can be hard on the eyes, so a visor or cap would be a great idea.

Ralph Lauren Baseball Cap

A collared shirt and shorts are quite appropriate for the golf course. But no one says you have to wear a school uniform, so check out some fun clothes for little guy!

Shorts by Ralph Lauren
Polo by Joe Fresh
Polo by Petit Bateau
Pique Polo by Scotch & Soda
Outfit by Burberry

If you are looking for some gift ideas, or just want to get a few accessories, I suggest checking out Amazon. Here are some of my finds:

BARSKA Waterproof Golf Scope

PitchFix Divot Tool
Tour Edge Youth Golf Set


I hope these give you some great ideas for starting out your Junior Golfer!

Summer Sun

Oh my goodness! Summer has been so busy and so wonderful! The kids got out of school early in June and its been non-stop ever since (hence falling behind on writing and designing for the blog!). My daughter is busy learning to sail and my son is in Junior golf. In addition, we’ve started swimming lessons, having backyard water balloon fights, learning to ride bikes, planting flowers, gardening and training our puppy, Edison, and of course summer reading and bonfires!

With enjoying so much time outside, I decided to get a new pair (or two!) of sunglasses. But in searching for the right pair, I came across some great frames that I just had to share with you. So if you are looking for some fun summer sunglasses, you might just want to check these out!

I’m in love with these from Dresslilly! They are the Ombre UV Protection Wayfarer Sunglass and are on sale right now for only $5.32!

This next pair is also from Dresslilly and I love the two-toned color. Another great thing is the nose piece, sometimes you need to just flip the sunglasses on the top of your head without ruining your hair, and this will do that!  At only $4.91, how can you pass them up?

Since I’m all for variety, I love these oversized sunglasses from Freyrs. I can picture wearing them with a wide-brimmed straw hat sitting pool side!

Everyone also needs an aviator in their collection, so check these great frames from Tory Burch!

The only type of sunglasses that I haven’t shown are polarized. I seem to have the hardest time find them that aren’t guys, that aren’t for hunting and that are cute and fun to wear. So if you find them… let me know!

Happy shopping and have a fun summer!