Thanksgiving Picks on Wayfair

One of my favorite things is to decorate for the holidays especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Envisioning what my future home is going to be like is my new obsession and it is so fun putting together mood boards of my dream pieces. Who doesn’t love putting together your ultimate home and working towards that? I know I do 🙂

When Wayfair approached me to pick out my favorite Blogger picks for Thanksgiving on their site, I jumped at the chance with Thanksgiving cheer. I picked my five favorite things to inspire you to shop on Wayfair this holiday season!

Thankful for you all!

I chose this pillow because there is so much to be thankful for this year and in this moment. This pillow represents that and just adds so much joy to the room for this Thanksgiving season. 
I am really into plaid and pumpkins so when I saw them both together I just knew they were at the top of my Thanksgiving list from Wayfair. They add that extra Thanksgiving cheer to the room, which I love. 
I am a sports nut all year round, but football is definitely one of my favorites. It brings so many people together at one another’s houses. It creates such a community around it that this sign is a must have for me this holiday season. Go team go! 
Giving thanks is so important and this beautiful sign is the perfect reminder. It will go perfectly on any windowsill or mantel. I love the simplicity yet beautiful touch it adds to any room and it can be up all year round. 
Candles are such a great item to put you in the mood for the holiday season. Everyone seems to have a scent that they love and gives them all the feels of certain amazing holiday moments with loved ones. This candle is the perfect scent that can give you that reminder and I know gives me that too 🙂 

“Starting to think about your holiday decor style this year? Check out Wayfair’s holiday decorations, including Christmas trees, Nutcrackers, lights, and ornaments!”

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P.S. What are your favorite things about the Thanksgiving holiday?

Father’s Day Time: Gifts, Food and Activities

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”

My dad is a constant provider and protecter, but also is always one to make me continusously laugh, which has made me the best life I would ever ask for. He also made me a Chicago sports fan, which makes it the cherry on top to my life. So with Father’s Day  just around the corner what do I get my dad who has done above and beyond for me? I came up with a handful of ideas that I hope helps inspire y’all when shopping for all the fathers in your life.

Gifts for Dad:

Apple Watch Nike+ or Linsay Executive Smart Watch from Target, which are both perfect for the tech savy Dad on the go.

Personalized Cuff Links from Etsy shop, Bottom of the 9th for the style savvy dad in your life.

Chicago Cubs 2016 Game Used Baseball Cufflinks

This Billy Kirk weekender duffle from JCREW is perfect for the traveling loving dad who loves to explore.

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Beer Making Kit from Northern Brewer paired with the Chillsner from Corkcicle to keep that homemade beer nice and cold for the dad who loves craft beer.

Amazon Fire Stick for the dad whose a television and movie loving kind of guy.

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An awesome book like these by David Ortiz’s “Papi My Story” or David Ross’ “Teammate”, both which can be found at Barnes & Noble for the dad who is your avid book worm.

For the dad who loves to get pampered, pick up a gift certificate at Hammer & Nails, which has locations in CA, FL and TX.

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Activities: 

Dinner at RPM Italian in Chicago, IL

Tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

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BBQ and Backyard Games at home ( backyard games can be found at Target and Walmart )

Fishing ( for all your fishing needs head on over to Bass Pro Shops)Fishing at sunset on the Donegal coast (© John Rafferty Photography)

Beer Tasting in a town near you (Check out Trip Advisor for places from LA to SF to Chicago to Portland to NYC and even Montana )beer tasting

A day alone in the man cave

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Golf’s US Open

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Wishing all you dads out there an amazing Father’s Day !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What are y’all doing this Father’s Day to celebrate the dads in your life? I of course am celebrating by seeing a baseball game with my whole fam 🙂

How To Honor Those Who Served This Memorial Day

“Home of the free because of the brave.”

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First off, thank you to those that gave their lives for us and all that continue to serve for our freedoms. In honor of these brave soldiers, here are some amazing ways we can honor and celebrate them !

1.Backyard BBQ with all your favorite outdoor games like cornhole from Dick’s Sporting Goods and horseshoe from Amazon along with the best pool floaties like from Sunnylife

2.Pizza from Settebello, Beer (my fave Mother Earth) and Cards Against Humanity

3. Trip to San Diego (includes Baseball (Hot Dogs & Cold Beverages) & Beach Time)

4.A day of fun that includes Pinterest Crafts and popcorn, which is great for all the families

 

Another idea I have seen around too that I one day want to try for Memorial Day is a Memorial Day Adult Scavenger Hunt around town with friends, how fun and what a great way to celebrate our soldiers !

Also don’t forget to bust out your flags and poppies (be sure to check out why bring out the poppies) along with all your red,white and blue !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Remember to show love for our soldiers especially on the holidays dedicated to them.

 

Mother’s Day Gift and Activity Guide

“You are far more precious than jewels.” ~Proverbs 31:10

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it is time to celebrate all the mothers in our lives. It is always fun to go shopping and tailor the perfect activity for the mothers we love and adore.

Let’s kick it off on the perfect present to wrap, these are just a handful of my favorites and hope they inspiring you on what to get your Mom.

  1. Mummy Bear mug from Mug Shoppe

This mug is perfect for the coffee/tea lover mom in your life. It holds just the right amount caffeine to help get her day started or just have a relaxing day on the porch enjoying a cup of jo!

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  1. MLB Satchel by Dooney & Bourke

So I have a sports passion and when it ties into fashion, even better. I know I would love this for mom’s day, but it isn’t about me, it is about our moms. So this purse is fantastic for the mom who loves sports and looking great while attending the next game whether you are a Cubs fan like my family or have loyalty to another team and sport, Dooney & Bourke offers an array of teams, which makes it even better !

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  1. Bradshaw Rose Gold-Tone Smartwatch by Michael Kors

This watch is not only the perfect accessory for its style and on trend rose gold-tone, but smartwatches are all the rage these days. This is perfect for the mom in your life that loves accessories along with being active and always on the go. Who doesn’t love a shiny accessory to get you through the day ?

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  1. See Saw Metal Bookends by Wayfair

These bookends are for the mom that just loves delving into a great book. They are a gift that will keep her favorite reads on display whenever she is inspired to curl up and get taken away into a different world of wonder.

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  1. The Tailored Journal in Chambray with personal Monogram from Sugar Paper LA

Some moms just love to jot down lists, a fun short story or even a blog post, so what do we get the writer ? This amazing journal from LA based brand, Sugar Paper LA. You can get an added personal touch by putting your mom’s initials on the outside and it is bound to get her inspired and cry tears of excitement !

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Now onto the fun activities for Mom, here are a few of my favorites :

  1. Hot Air Balloon Ride (California Dreamin in Temecula,CA )

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  1. Coffee Tasting through Best Tours (DTLA)

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  1. Baseball Game of Mom’s Choice ( MLB.com has the up to date schedule for all 30 teams )

unnamed (2)Of course our first choice is always the Chicago Cubs !

I want to thank all the amazing mothers out there especially my amazing Mother who has been there with me through the good and bad ! Thank you Mom and all you mothers for everything !

~ Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

Savory, Sweets and Sparkle Extravaganza

“Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.”

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Rocking Target, Forever 21 and Wet n Wild paired with One Hope and Tinselbox 

Finding the perfect theme for an afternoon lunch can be a challenge, but a fun one. My usual go to is Nautical with a Parisian twist, but I wanted to chang it up this time. So when I got sent the amazing Unicorn party theme supplies by Tinselbox and a rainbow sparkle bottle of One Hope‘s delicious champagne, I knew I had my theme. With it being the year of the unicorn trend and sparkle was a must, I was excited to get to planning. My decorations were set, beverages chosen, so now it was time to pick the food.

My go to spots these days are All Recipes and Food Network and it was no different this time around either. I found some amazing savory googies to make: Garlic Cheese Biscuits, Deviled Eggs and BLT Pasta were from All Recipes and the Shrimp Arugula Crostinis were from Food Network, which were all a hit and will definitely be made again. I also picked up cheeses and meats for an appetizers at Trader Joe’s. I made sure not to forget one of the most important parts of a meal, dessert. The dessert of choice, Raspberry and Earl Grey French macaroons from Whole Foods, which are perfect with champagne.

Now that the food is squared away, it is set up time. A champagne and unicorn theme is perfect for under the lemon tree in my backyard and just the right time to bust out the vintage bar cart. It was a joyful filled with bubbles by One and Unicorn decorations and supplies from Tinselbox, which I will never forget. You can never go wrong with a day of sparkles, bubbles and fun with family.

Stay tuned for another savory and sweets extravaganza !

 

What to Give the Woman that has Given Me Everything?

As I write this Mother’s Day is just a couple days away and it gets me thinking every year how lucky I am to have a mom like mine who supports, loves, pushes and allows me to shoot for the stars.

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When I was little she let me play in dirt, sing like I was the next pop star on my plastic microphone, change my clothes 10 times a day like I was a runway model to letting me pack up my blue suitcase when I was 5 thinking I was moving out. The point of all these stories is that my mom let me be me and continues to let me be me so I ask myself, “How do I choose what to get such an amazing mom the perfect Mother’s Day gift? How do I just pick one thing to get my best friend for this holiday?” So I realized if I am having thoughts about what to get my mom, you all probably are too and if you already know, teach me your ways 🙂

In realizing all of this ‘what to get mom,” I wanted to help not just myself, but you all as well, I decided to put togehter a Mother’s Day gift and activity guide for ideas on what to do and what to gift Mom on this special Mom’s Day! Here are some of favorites:

Kini Bands (don’t forget to use Kini4Moms to get 15% off your order for Mom) bound to add some pop to any outfit for Mom

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Perky Pony (don’t forget to use livelaughstyle to get 10% off your order for the perfect Mother’s Day gift) will give your Mom the perfect pony 🙂

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www.perkypony.com

Leopard Print Note Set by Sugar Paper LA (Mom can brang to all her friends about the awesome gift you got her 🙂 )

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www.sugarpaper.com 

Kate Spade Purse ( who doesn’t love a purse ?)

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www.katespade.com

Take Mom to Brunch (mine always love a place with a great atmosphere, Pump in West Hollywood is a great one)

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Go on a Great Tour ( Castle Green Hotel or The Getty Museum)

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www.getty.edu/museum , www.castlegreen.com 

Mani / Pedis ( at Olive & June, a great boho chic vibe that Mom will love)

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What are you all doing for Mother’s Day for the moms in your life? How do you decide on what to gift Mom ?

Follow me on instagram, @livelaughstyle to find out what I decide 🙂