gift guide: for hostess



Holiday candle HERE.  This is THE BEST smelling candle and burns consistently throughout my house on the holidays.  They come in a variety of sizes but the smaller one is the perfect hostess gift!

Monogrammed coasters HERE.  Great hostess gift, gift for inlaws, bosses, or coworkers. Anything personalized is the perfect touch of thoughtfulness.

Personalized tray HERE.  Again, great gift for not just the hostesses in your life but those coworkers, your inlaws or parents.

Wine tote HERE.  Receiving wine is great.  Receiving wine in a festive bag is even better.

Cocktail napkins HERE.  Love the holiday napkins – something that would make anyone smile each year when pulling them out for holiday hosting.

Wine stopper HERE.  Again, personalized and pretty.  Perfect combo.


my last day

My first post on why I decided to resign is HERE.

I have written and rewritten this post countless times and I just can’t figure out a way to convey what the last 9 years have meant to me while working at Hubbard & 2060 Digital.

I started when I was 24 years old and have grown so much professionally and personally during my time at this organization.  I’ve learned so much and had the honor of being a small part in growing something out of nothing.  The people I’ve met along the way, the clients I have served, and the people I’ve worked alongside are all invaluable and I’ve truly enjoyed every second.

Personally – so much has gone on while working at this job.  I got engaged, married, had 3 babies, carried around a pager while Bea was on “the list”, donated a portion of my liver to her, and received the worst news I could image while in the lobby of my building.

The last thing is something I feel passionately about sharing.  I’ve mainly worked for 2 men during the duration of my job and I have loved it and them.  Since starting with them at 24 years old I have always felt valued, heard, challenged, and respected.  They were both always fair and led by example.  They were forward thinkers and solutions oriented.  They were passionate, humble, and caring.

My Dad and I talked every single day on my way to and from work.  We talked about a lot and one topic that came up frequently was how lucky I was to work for such incredible people.  He was so grateful to them for giving me a great opportunity but appreciated their team mentality and how they challenged me.

This place has been so many things to me and I’ve grown in so many different ways that yes, I am excited to spend more time with my girls, but I will miss it all so much.

So – if you are reading this and I worked with you or for you – thank you for all you’ve taught me and the compassion you’ve shown me. 

I will be forever indebted.

Stay tuned and follow along as I transition into the stay at home mom life.  Not sure how long it will last but I am certain I am giving it a 6 month solid effort and will decide what my next step is 🙂

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gift guide: for TEACHERS

Having both a sister and a mom as teachers and because a couple of people requested this – I wanted to share a small gift guide for the MOST important people in our lives:

Our kid’s TEACHERS!

A lot of times I think our first inkling is to spend time making a sweet treat for those we love and although I am sure teachers appreciate that – I think we can all agree that we have SO many holiday snacks floating around that maybe a different idea would be welcomed.

There are so many things that I could list below but let’s be honest – a lot of teachers use their own resources to help elevate lesson plans or “pretty up” the classrooms so gift cards are a great way to show our appreciation.  Gift cards to Target or Amazon are super versatile and can be used on many different things.

Here are a few different ideas below that would stand proudly on their own or would be a generous add on to a gift card.  Enjoy!


Personalized stationary.  My sister said this was THE BEST teacher’s gif she’s ever received.  Super thoughtful AND useful. Find the one pictures above HERE or another option HERE.

Letter ornament.  Another cute and thoughtful gift and the perfect thing to hang from their tree.  Find it HERE.

Picture Frame.  I love this style frame and it’s simple enough to appeal to most anyone – and can’t beat the $16.95 price.  Find it HERE.

Monogrammed coffee tumbler.  Teachers need caffeine and what better want to drink it?  Find it HERE.

Candle.  A small candle is a great gift and something that anyone loves to receive.  Find this great smelling one from Anthro HERE.

Lip Balm set.  I love Burt’s Bees and LOVE their lip balm.  A great set found HERE.

Other items if the above didn’t quite do it for you.  And any of the “spa” like gifts would be paired great with a Starbucks gift card or a local nail place for a manicure!

THIS personalized mug

THESE face masks

THIS hand lotion set

THIS sleep mask

THIS body soap