Gift Guide for the Modern + Simple Family

Some of you may know that I own a shop —-> The East Side Shop ❤ This shop was inspired by MY STYLE. I love simple, modern, and clean looking street wear type clothes. I wear lots of black, white, gray, leggings, tennis shoes and sweatshirts. Adidas and Nike are my spirit animals. Not gonna lie, since we moved to the south, I’ve had a hard time finding stores and people who “get” me…I think all of my people live in NYC or somewhere up North where all black everyday is socially acceptable lol.  So I created a line of clothes (which now includes hats + coffee mugs) for MY PEOPLE! If you have no idea what that means then you are not my people so don’t worry about it lol. I wanted to put together some items from the shop for you to check out for your simple + modern friends and family (or even maybe yourself). Head over to www.theeastsideshop.com or keep scrolling!

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For the ladies…here are some really popular products that we can barely keep in stock!

 

 

All of our designs come in various items + colors. We carry hoodies, sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, unisex size t-shirts, ladies fitted t-shirts, hats and coffee mugs!

For the guys…our most popular design has been the corner love my crew hoodies and there are a few more on the site that are popular for the guys as well!

For the babies…I’ve got these adorable onesies that say “Wonderfully Made.” They are inspired by the the Bible verse: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14. I’m working on getting these in a kids t-shirt also!

 

I want to offer anyone reading this an exclusive discount code for 15% off your entire order! Use code: EASTSIDE15 at checkout!

Head on over to www.theeastsideshop.com to check out ALL of our products! We are on ETSY too! The coupon code will work on both sites! Happy shopping!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Vegan Edition

It’s that time of year and I LOVEEEEEE it! Today I’m bringing you a VEGAN Holiday Gift Guide. You may not know what to buy your plant-based aunt or cousin, so here I am to help! These gifts would also be great for anyone that eats healthy or loves to cook! I’m bringing you a ton of must-haves for the VEGANS + a few of my personal favorite products they might love also! Let me know what your favorites are!

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  1. Asking around in some of my Facebook groups and pages…BY FAR, the number one thing they all said was a must have item is A NINJA MEGA KITCHEN SYSTEM! It does it alllllllllll. NUMBER ONE MUST HAVE!

2. Air Fryer. This one comes with a recipe book, which I would need since I don’t have one! This is going on my list though seeing as EVERYONE said they were dying for one and I’m just over here clueless. Apparently I’m missing out!

3. An all-in-one sushi making kit. We spend a lot of money on sushi at our house because we really love it!! This kit gives you everything you need to EASILY make it at home! if you just really want to up your present, go ahead and buy the sushi rice and the seaweed for them!

4. Veggie Bullet. I can’t say enough about these! I use mine all the time and it has saved me SO much time and stress when it comes to chopping and spiralizing veggies! It’s a GOTTA have for the kitchen. This product also comes with a hardcover recipe book!

5. A good set of knives. I spend so much time each week CHOPPING. My veggie bullet helps a ton but there are some things that just can’t go in there and you need to slice them yourself! A good set of knives is so important! Here’s a good link for a chef’s knife and a set of knives…

6. Instant Pot. I’m being honest, if you don’t have one of these, I feel bad for you. You’re just missing out in life. I use mine all the time and there are ENTIRE Facebook groups dedicated to recipes for these things. They are BY FAR a necessary item for your kitchen! (also, this link is a really good deal!)

7. Vitamix Blender. Imma be straight…we don’t have one of these…yet. But it’s on my list!! This one is for the fancy gift givers lol. In our family we do big, medium and small presents for each other. This would make a great “big” gift for the plant-based person in your life. We use our blender MULTIPLE times a day sometimes and it does leave little chunks (which is not good for the baby ugh) so I end up blending my soup, smoothie or whatever like 5-6 times to get all of the chunks out. This would solve that problem! If you are buying for someone who uses their blender multiple times a day. GET THEM THIS! (also, a REALLY good deal on these in the link)

8. Hand Immersion Blender. This is RIDICULOUSLY useful I can’t even get started. From the wise words in Toy Story “If you don’t have one, get one!” lol!

9. Coconut bowls. We make smoothie bowls most days for breakfast and these are the COOLEST bowls for smoothie bowls!

10. Disposable salad bowls with lid. We eat salads ALLLLL the time. When my husband takes them to work, sometimes they come home, sometimes they don’t. These are perfect (and cheap) for taking a salad with you on the go!

Here are some of my other favorite products that I love. All of these you can get on Amazon! When I start to run out, I just jump on and buy more. E-Z. P-Z. Any of these would make great stocking stuffers!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Vegan Edition

 

Vegan Recipes to check out: 

Delicious Plant-Based Vegan Nachos

Smoothie Bowl

Easy Crockpot Pumpkin Chili

The Perfect Smoothie

The Best Crockpot Vegan Chili

12 Ways to use leftover Halloween candy!

So, if you’re like me, we TRY (like, we fail sometimes) to not eat too much sugar. So Halloween can be a tough one….because let’s face it, sugar is not good for your body, but sometimes it’s good for the soul lol. I mean, legit a hershey kiss can fix my attitude (please spare me the email about the chemistry between food and feelings, I know). So, if you’re one of those people who eats perfect, you can disregard this blog post. Let’s face it, they aren’t reading because they probably have already thrown it all in the trash and gone back to eating healthy 100% of the time. One day I hope to be as strong as you people, but until then…the least we can do is spread it out.

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12 was to use leftover Halloween candy:

1. Add it to your coffee in the morning (hershey kisses are my fav) and you’ll have a mocha! Throw in a peppermint and you have a peppermint mocha. I just saved you $6.05 at Starbucks today. You’re welcome.

2. Add it to popcorn. Honestly, sweet and salty flavors are LIFE.

3. Make cookies and use the candy as add-ins…use all your healthy substitutes if it makes you feel better.

4. Package it up in mason jars, a ribbon and some corny note you found on Pinterest about how “sweet” they are and give it to your kids teachers.

5. Use it in a piñata for Christmas or the next birthday.

6. Make cute little Christmas treats with them. Kit Kat for sleds, hershey kisses for a snowman hat…you get the point.

7. Use it to decorate a gingerbread house…we always spend money on candy for these anyways…saving you the DOLLAS today!

8. Bribe your kids. Yep. I said it. A little “motivation” goes along way for getting chores done and a quick attitude adjustment. Put the judgy eyeroll away…you know you do it. I’ll have some in my car and purse at all times, hit me up if you need one when your kid has a meltdown 😉

9. Take it to the office and put in a candy dish…it will def be gone in no time.

10. Let your kids practice counting with it. Homeschool people of the world, DO NOT THROW YOUR CANDY AWAY. Seriously, you can use it with SOOOOO many lessons.

11. Use the candy for game pieces. Whoever wins the game gets to eat their candy!

12. Last but not least: EAT SOME. Spread it out and limit your sugar intake but save it for a rainy, yoga pants, PMS day.

What are some things you do with leftover Halloween candy??

 
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10 must haves for a 4th of July Party

  1. Classic BBQ Food. You have to have the classic food at a 4th of July party! Nothing would be more depressing than going to an Independence Day party and having spaghetti and meatballs. When I think of 4th of July, I think hamburgers, hot dogs, pickles, chips, banana pudding, BBQ ribs if you’re feeling fancy etc.!
  2. Sparklers and Fireworks. Guys, don’t throw a 4th of July shin-dig without them! Just…don’t! Your friends and family WILL be disappointed.
  3. If you have a pool, get fun pool floats! Right now, donuts, pizza, a diamond ring and that cute white swan are at the top of my kids list! They are fan favorites at our house! Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
  4. Smores for when it gets dark and time for fireworks. I don’t know about you, but even if it’s 106 degrees outside my kids are still begging for smores the INSTANT the sun goes down.
  5. American Flag Decor! You don’t need much but a few accessories here and there with a cute color theme of red, white and blue will make the day feel festive.
  6. A good playlist. Guys. Don’t skip this one. Music sets the tone and atmosphere of any party. Also, awkward silence weirds me out so in the words of Rihanna,”please don’t stop the music!”
  7. Good quality paper plates and napkins. You don’t want to be doing dishes while your guests are hanging out. Just don’t get the cheap stuff. You don’t want your Grandma with a lap full of BBQ because her plate was flimsy. Be the hostest with the mostest.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
  8. Trash cans in several places. This one you might forget until it’s a problem. Nobody (including the host) likes to clean up an overflowing trash can. I like to grab trash bags with drawstrings and hang them on a few door knobs around the house.
  9. BYOC Policy. Bring your own chair policy. There’s nothing more annoying than going to watch fireworks and not having a place to sit, BUT if I’m hosting, it’s not like I have 40 lawn chairs, so don’t forget to tell your guests to BYOC for fireworks or hanging around the pool!
  10. Last but not least, toilet paper. This is an OBVIOUS must have, but it could seriously slip your mind! When you have a house full of people the last thing you want to have to do is leave your party because you ran out of toilet paper! Cottonelle Mega Rolls are the perfect solution!

    You will get the most out of your toilet paper with Cottonelle Mega Rolls because they are 4 times the size of a regular roll! Right now Ibotta has a great deal with $1 off you don’t want to miss out on! Grab your TP at your local Walmart or if you’re busy, check to see if your Walmart store has the FREE grocery pick-up option! SUCH a lifesaver.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! STAY SAFE!

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Rose Gold Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Rose Gold is everything right now so I’m here to help you find the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift for the ladies in your life! All of these items are available on Amazon and most products are Prime…which means if you wait until the last minute, you could still get them in just a few short days. Double check the item to make sure it’s Prime! I try to stay on top of things and not wait until the last minute…but it happens….you know…life…kids. So for all my last minute shoppers out there, AMAZON to the rescue!

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Fellas! Don’t forget your mom, wife, sister, grandma and even the ladies that are expecting. They are expecting a baby AND a gift from you on their first official Mother’s Day. Trust me on this one. If you’re a lady reading this and find something you love, just forward or tag the guy in your life!

I put a little something for everyone in here. Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, I’ve got you covered on trendy, rose gold items ❤

Alright…Happy Shopping! 

Rose Gold Metal Slim Wallet with a RFID Blocker  **Under $10

Rose Gold Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle ** Under $15

Rose Gold Diamond Crystal Ballpoint Pen (set of 12) ** Under $20

Rose Gold Initial Necklace ** Under $20

   Rose Gold Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones **Under 230.00

Rose Gold Flat Sandal **Price varies per size. Under $50

Rose Gold Kenneth Cole Satchel **Under $100

Rose Gold Aviator Sunglasses ** Under $10

Rose Gold Cosmetic Storage Containers (Set of 3) **Under $50

Rose Gold Oval Make-up Brushes (Set of 10) **Under $20

Rose Gold Teapot and Infuser **Under $35

Rose Gold Stainless Steel Dual Head Stethoscope (Limited Edition)   **$80

Rose Gold Fitbit (Special Edition) **Under $180.00

  Rose Gold Stainless Steel Watch **Under $15

Rose Gold Mini Wireless Ear Bud (Bluetooth) **Under $15

        Rose Gold Steve Madden Heel    **Price Varies per Size

Rose Gold Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush  **Under 185.00

 

  Rose Gold Keyboard Cover Skin (check details for compatibility) **Under $10


 

What are y’all getting your mamas for Mother’s Day???

Rose Gold Mother's Day Gift Guide

Rose Gold is everything right now so I’m here to help you find the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift for the ladies in your life! All of these items are available on Amazon and most products are Prime…which means if you wait until the last minute, you could still get them in just a few short days. Double check the item to make sure it’s Prime! I try to stay on top of things and not wait until the last minute…but it happens….you know…life…kids. So for all my last minute shoppers out there, AMAZON to the rescue!

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This article may contain affiliate links, all opinions are my own. See my full disclosure policy here.

Fellas! Don’t forget your mom, wife, sister, grandma and even the ladies that are expecting. They are expecting a baby AND a gift from you on their first official Mother’s Day. Trust me on this one. If you’re a lady reading this and find something you love, just forward or tag the guy in your life!

I put a little something for everyone in here. Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, I’ve got you covered on trendy, rose gold items ❤

Alright…Happy Shopping! 

Rose Gold Metal Slim Wallet with a RFID Blocker  **Under $10

Rose Gold Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle ** Under $15

Rose Gold Diamond Crystal Ballpoint Pen (set of 12) ** Under $20

Rose Gold Initial Necklace ** Under $20

   Rose Gold Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones **Under 230.00

Rose Gold Flat Sandal **Price varies per size. Under $50

Rose Gold Kenneth Cole Satchel **Under $100

Rose Gold Aviator Sunglasses ** Under $10

Rose Gold Cosmetic Storage Containers (Set of 3) **Under $50

Rose Gold Oval Make-up Brushes (Set of 10) **Under $20

Rose Gold Teapot and Infuser **Under $35

Rose Gold Stainless Steel Dual Head Stethoscope (Limited Edition)   **$80

Rose Gold Fitbit (Special Edition) **Under $180.00

  Rose Gold Stainless Steel Watch **Under $15

Rose Gold Mini Wireless Ear Bud (Bluetooth) **Under $15

        Rose Gold Steve Madden Heel    **Price Varies per Size

Rose Gold Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush  **Under 185.00

 

  Rose Gold Keyboard Cover Skin (check details for compatibility) **Under $10


 

What are y’all getting your mamas for Mother’s Day???

Valentines Day Outfits for Little Girls

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I love a good holiday outfit for my kids and Valentines Day is no exception! My sweet mama got these for the girls (yay for moms!). You will not believe where she got these! AMAZON! I meannnnn, you can literally buy ANYTHING on Amazon. I’m convinced.

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Macy’s Shirt This adorable shirt can be worn all year long! If you’re like us, we wear shorts with long sleeve shirts on cooler Summer nights. It says toddler but they go up to a size 8! The ruffles on the sleeves are my favorite part of the shirt!

Macy’s Pants are from Target I love the sparkle leggings! You can pair them with anything and everything. They are a fun edition to most any outfit for girls!

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Brooklyn’s Outfit This is a 3 piece outfit that comes with the shirt/dress, leggings and scarf. I literally had to physically remove the scarf from her body before bed the other night because she loves it so much. She said it makes her feel “like a big girl!” I love that I can separate all 3 pieces to make different outfits. Getting the most out of my money (well, my mom’s money haha)!

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Gia’s Outfit This is a 3 piece outfit also! It comes with the shirt/dress, leggings and hair bow! I’m OBSESSED with the ruffled leggings! You will see those around Memorial Day, 4th of July (and any other USA-ish excuse I can find) paired with Navy! Even if they are short and have to be capris lol! She looks adorable in this outfit if I do say so myself! ad She is our last baby so why not splurge on a “My first Valentines Day” outfit??

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What are your favorite Holidays to dress your kids for? Where do you shop?