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Summer Sweet Picks

Summer Sweet PIcks

Albion Clementine Peplum Tankini: I have a love hate relationship with swimsuit season. I love the idea of soaking up the sun poolside, but hate the idea of doing it in a skintight, barely there swimsuit. That’s why I fell in love with Albion Fit’s swim line and this peplum tankini in particular. The fabric is awesome, holds you in all the right places and the peplum bottom disguises those troublesome tummy spots! Perfection!
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Round Beach Towel: This cute patterned round beach towel is a summer must have! Not only is it cute, but it’s multifunctional as a beach towel, picnic blanket, regular blanket, or a mat for your tent while camping. It’s a microfiber towel which is awesome because it is super absorbent and dries quickly compared to normal beach towels that don’t seem to get you dry and stays wet all day after you towel off after your first swim. So grab one of these towels and your friends and head to the beach! And if a friend forgets to bring their towel, this one is big enough for the both of you!
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Starbucks Cold Cup: Beat the summer heat in style with this magenta cold cup from Starbucks. I don’t know about you, but if I have a cute tumbler to carry around, I tend to drink a lot more water. This is also perfect for cold brew iced coffee or iced tea, whatever your summertime drink may be! It’s easy to clean, BPA free and only $16. 
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Baby Shower Sweet Picks

Baby Shower Sweet Picks

Sleep Sheep Sound Machine: Talk about counting sheep to go to sleep! This adorable Sleep Sheep was the ultimate sleep-aid for my little girl when she was still in her crib. The sound machine inside plays a variety of sounds and melodies, and even includes time options that will automatically turn off the sound. The sounds and melodies include: Mother’s Heartbeat, Ocean Waves, Twinkle Twinkle and a Classical Lullaby.  The best part about the Sleep Sheep is you can remove the sound machine and use the Sheep as a snuggly toy. And that also means it’s washable! This is the perfect gift for a brand new mom and one that I give often!
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aden + anais Swaddle Blankets: Anyone who has used these swaddle blankets can tell you they are the softest and most comfy blankets you will ever find. I wish they made them for adults! Any expecting mother would be so excited to recieve this gift for their new bundle of joy. They are light-weight and breathable, so you can even use them to cover the car seat or stroller. They also come in adorable colors and patterns so you have a lot of variety to choose from.
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BabyLit Books: You will fall in love at first sight with these adorable children’s books! A compact, cardboard version of your favorite classic books… what’s not to love?! The cover alone is enough to make you fall head over heels for them and lure you into thinking you need every book they ever put out, whether you’ve got kids of your own or not. (I may or may not be guilty of just that.) They are perfect for story time of any age while incorporating the classic book characters we all love. They are my go-to baby gift. Go grab yourself one or two or all of them.
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Spring Sweet Picks

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Bridget City Blooms Pillow on White: I have been in love with Caitlin Wilson’s pillows for a long time. I religiously follow her instagram and find myself “double tapping” her photos daily. Her design is simple and her patterns are a perfect balance of polished and whimsical. So when I was thinking about the perfect item for the Spring edition of “sweet picks” this fun, floral pillow popped into my head. It’s colors are bright and clean–without being too loud or over done. The pattern is a breezy floral print and the pillow itself is soft to lounge on. It makes a perfect edition to any couch or bed needing a Spring pick-me-up.

Now, these pillows aren’t cheap, but definitely worth the splurge for one or two (you can get Target or Home Goods pillows to fill in the rest). And if now isn’t the time for a pillow splurge, now you know where to look next time you’re in the market for the perfect accent pillow.
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Good Natured Soy Candle: The allure of Anthropologie gets me every time! I can never just walk past the store, I always have to go in and check out all of the amazing stuff they have even if it’s just to window shop. Which is hard to do because I usually want it all! This time I went in to window shop, but as I was browsing around I came across a giant display of cute tins of soy candles and had to smell them all! The one that caught my eye first was the Apricot and Basil one. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect this combo to smell like, but I was curious and oh my goodness! One sniff of this candle and I was in LOVE!! IT SMELLS SO GOOOOD!!

You need to make a trip into your local Anthro and smell it! Trust me, your nose will be in heaven! After smelling the others I kept coming back to this one because it smelt so delicious and sweet. I knew I probably wasn’t leaving the store without purchasing this candle. I held onto it as I browsed the rest of the store and as I was looking around, I kept catching myself opening up the candle just to smell it! You know it’s that good when you are walking around the store looking like an addict getting their fix whiffing the candle.
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Artificial Plant in Stand Large – Threshold: I’ll admit it, I have a black thumb when it comes to house plants. I even somehow lack the ability to keep catus and succulents alive.  That’s why I have no shame when it comes to decorating my house with artificial plants. And you know what, I’m always in luck because my favorite go-to store (Target of course) always has really beautiful artifical plants that you would never guess aren’t real. This plant is my recent purchase and I love it. It’s very pretty, modern and fits in nicely with the rest of my decor. So if you’re like me and are lacking that green thumb, check out this plant and the others available at Target.
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December Sweet Picks

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Swell Bottle: This insulated water bottle is the best thing! Swell bottles are AMAZING! They weren’t lying when they said that they will keep your hot drinks hot for 12 hours and your cold drinks cold for 24 hours.

Since I love drinking ice cold water, I decided to start using this water bottle at work. I wanted a better option to keep my water cold without having to store my water bottle in a fridge all day. Another plus is when I put ice in my bottle, it doesn’t condensate and get the counters wet while I work. These bottles are simply the BEST! They have so many color and pattern options you’ll be sure to find one (maybe even two) perfect for you!
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Herschel: I am in love with this bag. While it may be a bit of a splurge, I love that it can be a gym, travel, overnight, or just an all-purpose bag. I need all the motivation I can get when it comes to gym going or working out in general and a cute gym bag is definitely a push in the right direction.  
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Salomon Trail-Running Shoes: Now that my husband works for Amer Sports, he’s always bringing home Salomon shoes and other outdoor wear for me to try. I have to say these Salomon shoes are some of my favorite. I hate dealing with shoe laces when I’m working out, so for me the best part is the lacing system takes just 1 pull for an exact fit. They are also very comfortable and have breathable mesh and synthitic lining to keep moisture away from your feet. I highly reccomend giving these a try. Plus, they come in a lot of cute color combos!
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Reflex Power Flex Yoga Pants: A random Amazon rabbit hole, in the name of Christmas shopping, led me to stumble upon these fine yoga pants about a month ago. I am always in the market for comfy, stretchy leggings and I was intrigued when I saw that these had 3,984 reviews on Amazon and 4.5 stars! Anything with over 1,000 reviews always gets my attention, but these babies had nearly 4,000! So I clicked around looking at the reviews, color options, etc. and I noticed that the black leggings were $19.99, reasonable, but the “watermelon” leggings were only $4.99! That’s so cheap! So I decided to take a $5 splurge and try these out to see what the 4,000 Amazon reviews were all about. And you know what? They were right!

These yoga pants/leggings are so awesome. They are sturdy and thick, but super soft and comfortable. They have a built-in pocket for your phone and just the right amount of stretch. All this talk is making me want to go order another pair…they are even worth the $19.99 for the black pair. So if you’re needing some new workout pants give these babies a whirl. If you are unsure and brave you can do like I did and purchase the $4.99 watermelon-colored ones. Just be prepared for everyone to comment, “Whoa, now those are some pink pants” every time you wear them. Haha!
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November Sweet Picks

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Paper Mache Deer Head with Wavy Antlers: Christmas is my favorite time of the year and this paper mâché stag head is the exact style I have been looking for my holiday mantle decor! And the awesome part about this stag head is that I can spray paint it gold just like I want! I love how it’s such a statement piece perched up on my mantle along with my other Christmas decorations. I also love that it is light and I don’t have to worry about a heavy ceramic piece.
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Wood Countdown Calendar: If you are anything like me, you love perusing (stalking) Target way before most people are even thinking of decorating for the Holidays to get the first pick of all things Christmas. I was doing just that back in October and stumbled upon this dream of an advent calendar and it jumped right into my virtual cart. It is the perfect, timeless piece to use year after year. Target definitely did not disappoint with this one. 
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Peppermint Lane Wooden Plaque: I walked by this adorable wooden plaque probably 5 times in the past few months and everytime it caught my eye. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on new Christmas decorations this year, but when I saw this was on sale for under $15 I couldn’t resist. It’s the perfect addition to my Christmas decor. 
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Maker’s Holiday Plaid Stocking with Fur Cuff: I don’t know about you guys, but we have  been in full decoration mode all week getting the house Christmas-ified. So for this month’s sweet picks we just couldn’t resist picking our favorite holiday decor items. This year my obsession is red and black buffalo check plaid. I want it on everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. So when I was shopping at Joanne’s and saw this I died. Buffalo check with a touch of fur, um hello perfect. The fur gives the classic, woodsy buffalo check plaid a sassy, more modern feel. This is no lumberjack stocking. This is an adventurous, classy, fun, and sassy lady stocking. So if you’re into this like I am head to Joanne’s because they are on sale RIGHT NOW for $8!!
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