Valentine’s Gifts for Him

So about that game last night. It started off so well… and then turned out so bad. I’m not going to lie there were some fantastic commercials though. I loved the Melissa McCarthy Kia commercial. So funny. And how funny was Terry Bradshaw announcing with the stain on his shirt and then the Tide commercial following. I loved it.

Well happy hump day ya’ll! Today we are talking about gifts for him on Valentine ’s Day. Honestly Chris and I are not big Valentine’s celebrators. We don’t usually buy each other gifts because my birthday is literally ten days later so well what’s the point? Last year, Chris built me the beautiful table for our living room. He didn’t paint it because he wanted me to pick out a color, and a year later still no paint color. Clearly you can see I am very decisive.


This year, I’m still not too sure what I am going to get Chris… see decisive, so instead I put together my top items for a lady to get her guy on Valentine ’s Day. Since I worked in retail for so long, clothes were always a great go to for gifts for Valentine’s Day. This season Gap has amazing ts for men. I am always a fan of Gap’s spring collection.

These sunglasses were actually Chris’s Christmas gift, but they are a perfect gift for any guy. Whether your guy is a golfer, an avid cyclist or … you know, just walks outside, these sunnies are the perfect combination of sporty and casual. This subscription for Dollar Beard Club is something Chris actually found on his own and because obsessed with. The Sandalwood Oil is absolutely amazing. And apparently it makes your beard feel great too (according to Christopher).

And as always the go to Fossil watch or electronics are always great options for gifts. The Amazon Echo is something Chris and I have been discussing getting. I’m not sure if we really need it in our little two bedroom apartment, but our lazy side will definitely enjoy it.

What are you getting your guy for Valentine’s Day? Any good suggestions?

Engagement Gift Ideas


We have received an amazing amount of love & support from our friends & family regarding our engagement. It was a weekend full of festivities that we were lucky enough to share with our parents & closest friends.

Lucky for me, a few of my girlfriends are in the same boat as I am, getting engaged & beginning the wedding planning process so we are able to bounce ideas off one another, talk flowers with each other, & celebrate one of the most exciting times of our lives together. Unfortunately for me, my oldest & closest girlfriends live 3,000 miles away. So while a lot of our California friends were able to spend the weekend with us, my girlfriends on the east coast were unable to travel out for the weekend.

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Valentine’s Pretzel Bites

This is one of my favorite treats my mom makes for the holidays. Usually she makes them during Christmas time with Rolos and pecans and it is the perfect mix of chocolate and salt with a little caramel. But I like these little bites because you can customize them for any holiday or occasion. Today I am making my Valentine’s version of pretzel bites for Chris to bring to work for a little treat for his co-workers. It’s great because they are quick and easy and require literally zero baking talent, which is perfect for me! Enjoy!

Medium Pretzels
Caramel Chocolates
Valentine’s M&Ms

Preheat your oven to 350⁰ and layer parchment paper onto a cookie sheet. Lay pretzels along the parchment paper and place a caramel chocolate centered on top of the pretzels. Pop pretzels with caramel into the oven for 5-7 minutes and allow the caramel chocolate to soften. Pull out of oven and lightly place one M&M on top of each pretzel bite. Allow to cool and after a half hour pull parchment paper off of cookie sheet and place on plate into the refrigerator. Don’t remove pretzels from parchment paper until the bites are fully cooled down. Enjoy.

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