Valentine’s Day Gifts For Your Man

Hello Darling,

   This week, I received so many DMs  asking me to round up some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your man. Now; I’d be kidding if I said I have Mr. Darling’s Valentine’s Day gift ready…I clearly do not. I think I have made my final decision on what I am getting, today. Below are Mr. Darling approved Valentine’s Day gifts; so y’all know these are good picks.  On another note, I picked up my final samples of my line! I am OVERFLOWING with excitement. Things are about to get so real and SO BUSY!

 

  1. Scrapbook with InstaX fujifilm Printer and stickers. Okay, so I showed y’all this idea on my stories this week. This has been a HIT! I just bought a blank notebook from Michaels and printed our photos from my phone using my Insta fujifilm printer on polaroid paper. This is a cute, vintage and sentimental idea for you and your man. 
  2. Puzzles and Board Games- How cute would it be to make a basket of his favorite games and a puzzle to work on together. Mr. Darling and I are very into Clue and Trouble right now.This is perfect for a date night in!
  3. Duffle Bag and matching backpack-I love the brand Herschel. I bought Taylor this for XMAS and he LOVES LOVES it. It’s great for work, travel and everyday.
  4. Video Game- Mr. Darling is DYING for the new Disney Kingdom of Hearts Game…..hint hint Meghan lol 
  5. Sports Tickets and Jersey to a game of his choice- This is such a thoughtful and the perfect experience gift idea.
  6. Nike Joggers and Sneakers to match- I mean you can’t go wrong with Nike…
  7. Record Player with a hand written note inside saying you owe him a home cooked meal and wine with music.
  8. Slippers- Ugg makes the BEST slippers for men. These are great for the homebody and weekend cuddles.
  9. Hot Sauce Making Kit- This is the COOLEST thing for your man if he LOVES to cook. I know this will be a hit with Taylor. Shhh don’t tell him. It’s too too cool not to share with y’all.
  10. Engraved Watch- If your man works corporate or always on the go, this is the PERFECT idea for him. Engrave your anniversary date on the back or initials. Such a cute idea and a timeless classic ;).
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My Fave Cozy Items + Self Care Tips

Hello Darling,

 

If you watched my stories recently, you saw that I am undergoing a lot of medical testing the next few weeks. I have been feeling off the past few months and have put this off for so long. Just trying to get to the route of some health things that have been slowing me down and keeping me from the things and people I love. I will be focussing on self -love, care and rest over the next month. Sometimes, you just need to take a step back from everything, breathe and rest your soul. Florida was relaxing and I felt rejuvenated, but there is nothing like home sweet home. So many of you shared with me your favorite brands for all things cozy. I ordered a bunch of stuff and it came the next day! I already have on my new joggers and I am OBSESSED. If I can’t go out and enjoy the outdoors, than I want to look cute and cozy at home. They say when you look good, you feel good. I LIVE by this motto.

 

Leopard Outfit-  

Self Care Tips

  1. Something that has been helping to ease my mind and keep me calm is Magnesium CALM powder. I like to do this two to four times a day in just hot water. I find that nighttime is the best time to drink this. It definitely makes me sleepy. (Warning, it can upset your tummy…so take with caution lol.)

  2. Meditate- This is something I NEED to do for myself every morning and evening. Whenever I begin to feel anxious. I turn on the “Simply Meditate ” App, sip some magnesium water and take deep breaths.

  3. Cryotherapy- No joke, this has SAVED, healed and changed my soul. Cryotherapy works from the inside out and helps reduce inflammation. If you want to learn more on cryotherapy, click here.

  4. Applying heat to my back or shoulders to reduce stress. I LOVE doing this before bed. Not only does this help relax and reduce stress/inflammation it calms me down. I LOVE doing this for 15 minutes.

  5. Salt Cave- Breathing in Himalayan salt has been proven to shorten the duration of colds, viruses, bronchitis, and upper respiratory infections. This in the past has completely taken me off my asthma inhalers. I like to sit in the salt cave for 30 minutes to an hour. If I am ill I will go 3-5 times a week until I feel relief. I HIGHLY recommend this if you struggle with asthma or any upper respiratory disease. You can also pour Himalayan salt on your food to help open your airways. I always find mine at Marshall’s for less.

  6. CBD oil- This is something I just started…so I will get back to you with results. I have struggled with severe Asthma and anxiety and willing to try anything. CBD is proven to reduce inflammation and infection. (Planning to do an entire post on anxiety soon)

  7. Reading/Journaling while taking a Bath- This is SO relaxing and perfect for a night in. Take the time to REST, HEAL and RELAX!

  8. Vitamin D and B12 Complex- Vitamin D is NEEDED to boost immunity, energy and brain function. I have suffered from low vitamin D for years. I add 10,000 to my water everyday to get enough. As for the Vitamin B12, this helps calm your nervous central system down.

I hope this was helpful, as always- I am not a doctor or nutritionist. This is MY advice and personal suggestions. Stay happy, healthy and rested in the New Year.


My Current Favorite Cozy Things

 

 

 

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Palm Beach House Tour

 

 

Hello Darling,

Happy Monday! I am so excited to share my family’s Palm Beach House tour video with you all! We moved in about five years ago and visit every few months and stay for weeks at a time. We LOVE it here and love our community. I am so excited to head back in the Spring again. I have promised you guys this entire week; for the house tour. It took me a while to do it, because I hurt my back very badly. This is a fast version because we were packing up to head to the airport. I wanted to spend as much time outside as I could; soaking up all the sun. I’m sharing photos of the inside and outside of our second home. MY favorite spot, is the Tiki Bar/hut. It’s my favorite when we play games at night and watch tv under the stars. Can’t wait for you to see and exclusive look at our little getaway place.

xo,

M

 

 

Here’s a closer look at the house! Added a photo gallery with some shots.

 

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What I’m Packing For Disney

Hello Darling,

 

   We all know how much I LOVE anything Disney. I love voicing all of the Disney princesses and singing their tunes around the house. (I secretly think I am one of them LOL)! This has been my most requested blog post and I am so excited to share what I’m packing for Disney World. I can hardly believe that Mr. Darling and I are headed to Disney World in just 8 days. I know I am going to get a million questions on where we are staying and what parks we are going to.  I will be doing a blog post on my entire Disney trip, when we return. Included in that blog post, will be ALL of my Disney outfits, linked for you to shop. Some things needs to be a surprise! I am sharing everything I will be packing for Walt Disney World. Just click any of the items below to shop. I can’t wait to head down there and enjoy the Disney magic with my charming.

 


Disney Inspired Tops & Tees: 

Everyone needs a cute Disney tee to wear to the parks! I
am linking the ones I will be packing along with a few other cute ones! Most of the tops
I picked out are all under $30.00! Just click the image to shop.

Disney store is offering 25% off until Sunday!!!

Friends & Family Event | Code for Discount: DISNEYPAL

 

 

DISNEY EARS:

OBSESSING over all of these ears. I am bringing a few pairs to coordinate with my outfit!

 

Disney Bags/SHOES for Parks:

I am definitely packing my Steve Madden white Bertie sneakers, they are the most comfortable shoes and match anything. They look so cute with a dress or shorts.

Photo Equipment:

Alright ya’ll, you know how much I LOVE my photos, lol. I am so excited to print so many fun polaroids on my Disney film. Amazon has so many to choose from. I also will be bringing my Kipix printer as well. This allows me to print any photos from my phone onto polaroid film!
I am obsessed with this printer and think it’s the coolest gadget ever!

Travel Accessories


 

 

 

 

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How To Style A Bar Cart W/O Alcohol

Hello Darling,

 

   For those of you who have been following me from the beginning, know that I do not drink alcohol. Give me all the sugar and hot chocolate LOL! There are so many cute ways to style a bar cart, booze free. You will see Bar carts everywhere and they are quickly becoming the latest home decor trend. I recently added one in our bedroom, to give the space more of a trendy, chic vibe. I was originally going to use it as a nightstand, but now use it for my holiday decor area.

 

 

         This circular bar cart is SO trendy and priced very reasonably. To be honest, when I googled “bar carts”, this was one of the first pieces that came up. I IMMEDIATELY fell in LOVE. I think the rustic gold and circular design gives it a cute vintage vibe. I plan on changing the decor each month to correspond with the current holiday season. Right now, it is decorated for Halloween/Thanksgiving. This “Fall inspired” bar cart will give you all of the fall, cozy vibes. Call me basic, but this is pumpkin spice and everything nice!

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A Few More Ideas On How To Style A Bar Cart:

  • use as a nightstand
  • use as a coffee table
  • use as a birthday celebration table
  • use as a station for a bridal shower or event
  • use in the bathroom for decor and or storage
  • use as a hot coco bar (my personal favorite)
  • use as your office display table

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