Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks from our Readers!

You asked. We answered! We loved hearing from YOU!! Thanks for helping us make some fun Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish Lists!

Petunia Picklebottom–not part of the Anniversary Sale this year:(( but we’re putting together a big Baby post to share soon! I did see this really cute Freshly Picked baby bag, though! I love that it’s a backpack too and its a great olive color that dads wouldn’t mind carrying either.

Frye–yes! This was a great suggestion! I only wish there was going to be MORE! These are ALL the Frye options in the #Nsale this year. Really cute. These will all be offered in 2-3 colors and the boots will be in extended calf sizes too. I think I’m going to try on the Carly boot. Hope they fit, so I can head into fall with cute new tall boots, rather than scrambling around after Christmas for boots on sale after all the sizes and good colors have been picked over!

Ugg–the best deal all year on our favorite Scuffette Slipper!! I also like the long hooded cardigan–a nice change from the annual Barefoot Dreams cardigan options for something cozy. And this year, it looks like your best Ugg bargains are going to be for your kids or your home!

Hunter–These will all be included in tons of colors! And the kids options are so cute too!!

Burberry Sunglasses–3 great choices included in the sale! I think my favorite are the 57mm Vintage Check! These will never go out of style.

You guys were hoping to see all the Vineyard Vines in the #NSale this year, and guess what?! There isn’t anything included for Women or Girls in the sale! Bummer. But, I linked up all the VV for Men & Boys below:

Vineyard Vines–for boys:

Vineyard Vines–for men:

Stay tuned for more!! XOXO, Emily, Nicole, Annie & Emma

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in our lives! We’ve compiled our favorite gift ideas for dads, grandads, husbands or anyone who has been a father figure to you. Brian, Ryan, Tim, Skip and Uncle Butter – I know you guys hang out on our blog all day long but you’re going to have to wait until June 16th to come back to this post šŸ˜‰

Nicole’s Picks

Emily’s Picks

Annie’s Picks

Emma’s Picks

Happy Father’s Day!!

vineyard vinesĀ® for Target

By: Emily Heaston

Is it time to head to Clear Lake yet?! The new vineyard vinesĀ® for Target collaboration is coming soon and we’re so ready! This limited time collection arrives in stores and online on May 18th–shop early, there are so many cute things that could sell out quickly!

Get comfy–this collection is gigantic!! There are too many cute things to show you, so let’s get started with my favorites:


I love how easily everything can mix and match! Every summer, I try not to over-pack for the lake because we always end up throwing in laundry with the beach towels and you could easily re-wear all of this and still be comfortable and cute in family pics!


Perfect for Tim–practical, classic and comfortable clothing that won’t go out of style.


Gah! The stuff for the girls is too cute! I can see Clare, Cate, Lily, Maeve & Margot running around in all of this all summer long. I might be MOST excited about the white and navy polos–I buy the vineyard vines polos for Clare already for her school uniform. vineyard vines polos normally start at $42 and I’m always happy if I can stock up when they’re on sale, so I’m hoping to grab a bunch of these at $16/each! They wash up so nicely and I will be needing twice as many next year with Cate starting kindergarten in the fall!


Teddy will love this swim trunks and rashguard set and I can’t resist getting him mini-versions of Tim’s stuff!


Everything is even cuter for babies! I remember how much I used my little changing pad–so practical! Love the little muslin swaddle blankets for summer–nice and lightweight. My kids still sleep with their security blankets just like this cute little whale one!


Love this large beach bag and the small pouch you can hook into it. I end up hauling everyone’s sunglasses, sunscreen and tons of extra random stuff all summer long and especially at the lake, so I need a big beach bag! Love the whale key chain–hope it floats, just in case for my brother’s boat keys! I really need to replace some old makeup bags and love this coordinating set.


Can’t resist shopping for our dog, Yankee! He loves Clear Lake too!


The two over-sized beach towels are a must! Perfect for setting up camp under a big umbrella on the beach! Love all the throw pillows and candles for my deck!


You already know how much I love these little snack bowls and now they’ve made them even cuter! Add to cart!!!!!! Love the basket lining on this picnic bag and I will take all the stainless-steel drink-ware! There are enough tumblers and wine glasses for all of us!


Stocking up on these cute waterproof decks of cards–it takes two decks to play our family’s favorite card game, Shanghai, which our crew has been playing long before our moms were even born! I love these durable outdoor blankets and this is the cutest print I’ve seen on one. My kids will definitely need these sand toys and we’ll all enjoy the party raft! Take me to the lake right now!

Thanks for sticking with me–there was more to this collaboration than I could have expected and I can’t wait to see it all arrive in stores and in my mailbox!

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Shopping for Tim’s 35th Birthday!

By: Emily Heaston

The girls and I hit up Jordan Creek Mall yesterday to birthday shop for Daddy.  The only item on Tim’s wish list was a new yoga mat for sculpt classes at PowerLife Yoga.  Tim was a board member for the Des Moines Music Coalition for many years starting in 2007 and he helped start our local music festival, 80-35, so I know he’d love this tee from Chaser (also here for little boys). I also can’t handle how cute this Chaser tee would be for Daddy’s little partner in crime, Teddy.  I love the look of this comfy garment-dyed cotton sweatshirt from KJP, and since Tim has never rowed Crew it seems timely in light of the Aunt Becky scandal!  While I absolutely love my apple watch, I can’t convince Tim to get on board.  This watch from KJP looks right up his alley.  The birthday boy has a sweet tooth, so I need to get a special dessert ordered!  What are your favorite birthday treats?  Cheers to 35, Timmy!!