Coastal Collective Co.

Gift Ideas

The Cutest Striped Tote for Summer

Handbags, Gift IdeasAnneke McConnell

A big thanks to all of you who jumped on board with this next month's Mom Boss Book Club book!  It's a good one!!

As for today's topic, anything with navy stripes and I'm 100% there, especially when it comes to cute coastal totes!  This canvas striped handbag from Kate Spade is perfect for Summer!  It's called the Washington Square Mega Sam in a rich navy stripe, and comes in other patterns, as well as a smaller version.

IMG_2810.JPG

 

The material is so nice! Let me give you a quick "tour" of this cute and functional handbag. :-)

It is pretty spacious on the inside and also has plenty of pocket space with the two outside pockets on the front, interior pocket with a zipper and interior side pocket.

 
 
 

What I love about this tote is that it has a casual vibe to it, but it can truly be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.  It would also make a great mother's day gift, graduation gift, baby shower gift (as a cute back up baby bag), etc.

 

The sides close together on top with simple tie strings.

 

CURRENT KATE SPADE FAVES

 

From the Beach,

Anneke

Follow along on Facebook

Follow along on Instagram (lifestyle)

Follow along on Instagram (interiors)

Follow along on Instagram (diypaintedfurniture)

 

**A big thank you to Kate Spade for providing this handbag for review!

 

PLACES I SHOP AND RECOMMEND:

Serena & Lily

Joss & Main

Pottery Barn

Nordstrom

One Kings Lane

ASOS

Revolve

DSW

......just to name a few!

 

 

Disclosure: This website participates in affiliate programs. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Gift IdeasAnneke McConnell

The older my three kiddos get, the meaning of Mother's Day tends to change year by year.  Of course the gifts and pampering are all nice, but you truly start to cherish the fleeting TIME you have with your kids while they are growing up and still home with you. Granted our kids are just 8, 10, and 12, but its going by TOO fast.  Any moms or dads relate to this?!

With that said, here are some ideas to make your mom (or mama friends) feel extra special and loved this Mother's Day. Remember, all moms are unique in their interests, and YOU know her best!  Trust your gut instincts!

Flowers are wonderful (always!), but maybe she really would like that compound miter saw (my DIY friends) or a boat tour or a mother-daughter (or son) date with you.  If you've never read The 5 Love Languages I HIGHLY recommend it for a better understanding of what makes a person feel loved. 

Here are some Mother's Day gifts to consider!

 

1. Photo Books.

One of my FAVORITE gifts we gave our moms, grandmas, and great-grandmas when the kids were younger were photo books. I was a very tired mom of 3 little kids and getting photos printed and handed out often ended up last on the to-do list.

Instead of flowers for all the moms, we spent about $25 each for photo books with nice linen covers and the reaction from each of them was priceless. Finally photos of their grand babies! Haha!

One place to create photo books is Shutterfly and there's still a little time left to get 50% off hardcover photo books!

 

2. Perfume

If you know her favorite, go with that! A few of my favorites and recommendations are Chanel Chance, Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue, and Victoria Secret's Heavenly.

 

3. Jewelry.

I mean really.......unless you KNOW your mom doesn't like jewelry this is a no brainer.  Whether it's classic diamonds and fine jewelry or fun pieces for Summer, there's a plethora of options.

If you're looking for some finer options, I'd recommend looking at jewelry by David Yurman and Julie Vos - this link bracelet is so gorgeous!  For lower priced jewelry high on the pretty scale, my go-tos are BaubleBar and Panacea Jewelry.

 

4. House Cleaning.

I don't know too many moms who wouldn't like a little (or A LOT) of help with the cleaning around the home, so if they don't have house cleaning services already, just trust me on this one........gift them House Cleaning Services. They will love you FOREVER - and literally every time they get that bit of help, they'll remember you and your thoughtfulness.  Better yet, plan one-on-one dates with your mom on the days her home is being cleaned. I'd say that's a win-win!

 

 

5. Handbags, Shoes, or Accessories.

Again, you know your mom best! What can you splurge on for her that she wouldn't for herself? A new pair of sunglasses? A summer handbag? Some fun new sandals and a day to getaway together?  Here are some ideas to get your started!

 

 

I hope this helps you find the perfect gift for your mom, sister or sister-in-law who is a mom, mom friends, etc.!

 

HOVER AND CLICK ANY ITEM BELOW FOR DETAILS

 

From the Beach,

Anneke

Follow along on Facebook

Follow along on Instagram (lifestyle)

Follow along on Instagram (interiors)

Follow along on Instagram (diypaintedfurniture)

 

 

PLACES I SHOP AND RECOMMEND:

Serena & Lily

Joss & Main

Pottery Barn

Nordstrom

One Kings Lane

ASOS

Revolve

DSW

Amazon (my go-to for books and kitchen/home essentials. One of my fave books is Essentialism!)

......just to name a few!

 

 

Disclosure: This website participates in affiliate programs. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

Weekend Faves and Sales

Boys Room, Christmas, Coastal Interiors, Deals, DIY, Fall Fashion, Fashion, Fave Picks, Furniture Makeover, Handbags, Gift Ideas, Holiday, sale alert, Recipe, InteriorsAnneke McConnell

Hi friends! It's been a fun week of LIVE videos on Facebook, connecting with my Mom Bosses, and creating things for our beach house!  Today I even got to have some girlfriends over to shop my closet as I was cleaning a ton of pieces out from style blogging.  I would probably have never planned it if not for reading Present Over Perfect recently - things were definitely not perfect around here, but it was SO fun to spend that time together!

Also did you happen to try the Pear Sauce Recipe I shared this week? Ours is already almost gone!!!

Here's a quick run down of this week's Favorites across the internet and not to miss sales!

 

1. Most Liked Photos on Coastal Interiors.

source

 

2. Most Liked Photos on DIY Painted Furniture

Teal Painted Dresser

 

 

 

 

3. Favorite Recipe to try - Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte!

 

 

 

4. Favorite Quartz Layered Necklace.

This one is currently 50% off and so SO pretty! This will go with everything and is perfect for the upcoming Holiday season, from casual nights with your spouse or girlfriends to a fancy party.

source

 

5. Favorite Book.

We are getting ready to tackle money mindset in the Mom Boss Book Club and will be going over The Abundance Code!  If you're a small biz owner and mama, come join us!

 

6. Favorite Christmas New Arrival.

P.S. The older I get the more excited I get for Christmas! Let a girl be happy! lol This Santa Stop Here Door Mat is just too fun! I've started creating a separate page for all things Christmas Holiday HERE and will continue to update it through the season!

7. Favorite Blog Post.

My style blogger friend Mallory from Style Your Senses recently created a super helpful blog post on Family Photos 101 with how to pick your family's clothes for photos and little tips and tricks!

source

8. Fave Handbag.

Anthropologie is having a huge sale this weekend for their 25th Anniversary and this round crocodile print cross bodybag immediately caught my eye. It's been a long time since I've seen that print and loved it, so I think we have a winner and it would look great with a neutral Fall and Winter sweater like this one.  More favorites from the sale are below!

Some not to miss sales!

 

Anthropologie - 25% off everything

Loft - 50% off everything

Madewell - up to 60% off select items (check out this tie-cuff sweater)

Pottery Barn - up to 40% off select items

Coach - New to sale up to 40% off

Wayfair - up to 70% off holiday

 

 

From the beach,

Anneke

Follow along on Facebook

Follow along on Instagram (lifestyle)

Follow along on Instagram (interiors)

 

 

 

****This blog post contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission when you click on a link and purchase an item. This is at no additional cost to you and helps support this blog and it's content.

 

 

The Best of Home: Cyber Week Deals

Coastal Interiors, Gift Ideas, Holiday, Home Blog Posts, InteriorsAnneke McConnell

It's a rare weekend post, but with a week like Cyber Week there is so much to share! One of my goals with this blog is to help you find and pair together beautiful items for your home, and of all the weeks of the year, Cyber Week has some incredible deals!

This ottoman is just one example of the crazy good savings. It's only $136ish!  I have browsed everything from chairs, to tables, beds, sofas, rugs, lighting, and more, and the discounts on these beautiful home items are incredible.

You can see the list of ALL the sales I recommend (i.e. style sites) and codes for savings by clicking HERE, but today's post is all about home decor!  I was hoping to add more Christmas decor (like this GORGEOUS embroidered stocking!), but have to keep family time a priority!

 

 

 

With that said, have fun with it and happy shopping!

 

The BEST of Home

 

 

Amazon - too many crazy steep deals to count and just recently upgraded their Home options!

        -Check out their Home section for Home, Furniture, Kitchen, Tools, etc.

Horchow - up to 40% off plus free shipping

Joss & Main - up to 80% off items for your home (furniture, bedding, rugs, lighting, etc.)

Kathy Kuo Home - 20% off stewed with code WOW

Minted - 20% off for getting those Christmas cards complete or adding custom artwork to your home!

Neiman Marcus - up to 60% off

Nordstrom - an EXTRA 20% off all sale items!

One Kings Lane - an EXTRA 20% off furniture, rugs, pillow and throws, etc.)

Overstock - up to 70% off furniture, area rugs, home essentials, jewelry, watches, toys, and more

Pier1 Imports - up to 30% off thousands of items

Pottery Barn - up to 50% off Black Friday deals!

Scout & Nimble - 30% off Stanley furniture, 40% off Loloi Rugs, 45% off all Elk Brands, 45% of Jaipur 

Serena & Lily - 20% off absolutely EVERYTHING (crazy!)

Target - up to 30% off home items 

Wayfair - up to 80% off all home decor and gifts

Williams Sonoma - 20% off plus free shipping with code THANKFUL

Wisteria - 25% off EVERYTHING with code OURFAMILY

World Market - 20-45% off furniture, blankets and throws, office accessories and more

 

I hope this helps narrow things down a bit! Remember the search feature is your friend going onto these sites. Search by biggest percentage off, item type, size, color, or whatever it is you need to find those perfect items for your home!

Happy Holiday Shopping!

 

xo,

Anneke

Follow along on Facebook!

 

For 50% off Photography and Photo Editing Classes, click below and enter code CYBER16 at checkout!