4 Year Wedding Anniversary – Silk Gift Ideas

Happy hump day friends!

If you were wondering what the heck we were doing in Atlanta two weekends ago, we were actually celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary! Every year we pick a state that we have never been to and we go celebrate there! It’s such a fun tradition because it typically takes us to a place we probably wouldn’t have gone otherwise. This long weekend of celebrating/exploring is supposed to be our gift to eachother but if you have been following me for some time now, you know that I love buying people gifts so naturally I always surprise Brandon with just a little something extra each year!

On our first anniversary I started using the traditional anniversary gift calendar to get creative on what to get Brandon every month. Year 4 is silk and it ended up being my favorite because I got to incorporate our little guy!

Brandon wears ties all the time so I decided to buy some silk fabric to get some custom ties made for him and matching bow ties for our son! Omg, I thought that was the cutest idea ever…until I saw how much silk was LOL. Anyway, I still bought it and our alterations place actually made them for me! She was like “this is going to be really expensive, you should try buying them already made”. Well one, I was having the hardest time finding a tie and bow tie set. It was either 2 bow ties for Dad and son or 2 reg ties for Dad and son. Brandon won’t wear a bow tie and baby looks so cute in them so having them custom made is what I decided to do. How cute are these?!

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I want to get a matching scarf made now because I’m jelly LOL. I’ll let my bank account recover first!

If your 4 year wedding anniversary is approaching, I am linking some other fun silk gift ideas below!

Sleep Mask – Gift a sleep mask, make your spouse breakfast in bed and tell them they can sleep in.

Silk robe- Gift a silk robe with a spa day scheduled!

Silk Pillow Cases & Sheets- He may not appreciate what a silk pillow case does for your hair and skin but I’m sure you can think of a way to get him excited about silk sheets!

Clothing- Buy each other clothing like one of these ties for him or a silk dress for her and enjoy each other at a nice dinner.

xo, Roselyn

3 Year Anniversary-Leather Gift Ideas For Him

Happy Monday!

This week is a very special week because 1) It’s a short work week and 2) The Mr. and I celebrate our 3 year anniversary!

If you read last years gift idea post here, you already know that I gave Brandon his gift a month early because I was just too excited to give it to him, haha! This year I (proudly!) held off until yesterday. Yes, it was still 3 days early, but hey that’s pretty darn good for myself!

I already revealed his gift on Snapchat last week, but I was able to take a better photo of it and I also wanted share some other great leather gift ideas with you!

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The Best of 2016

Can you guys believe it is the last Friday in 2016?! Holy moly this year flew by! I am especially thankful for each and everyone of you for being so amazing, supportive and always bringing the positive vibes. I started this blog as an outlet for me, but you all are the reason it continues to grow! Giving you all the biggest virtual hug right now! You all are seriously the best!

Sharing the most read/top 10 blog posts from 2016!

2nd Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts Ideas– I wrote about what I gave Brandon for the year of cotton along with some other fun ideas! 2017 is the year of leather for us. Oh yea! This girl needs a new bag. 🙂

Celebrate the Hustle– This one may have been my all time favorite to write. My ultimate life rules to continue your success and enjoy every minute of it.

Pros and Cons of Having Your Husband As A Photographer– All in all, he’s still my favorite photographer.

Jumpsuits for Fall– Almost crying thinking about the first contract I signed with my favorite retailer of all time. Thank YOU guys for the continued support. Again, YOU guys help me grow this blog of mine!

Trendlee: Luxury Handbags At A Fraction of The Cost–  Just the best site ever invented.

Why You Should Travel With Friends– A fun recap of our Belize trip along with top reasons you should travel with friends!

The Style Lynn Travels: Dublin, Ireland– Thank you guys for all the support on our travel posts! I will continue recapping our October Europe trip in January! So far I’ve been able to share Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Still to come Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Paris and the British Isles.

Fall Florals + Filipino Fun Facts– I love that you guys loved this post! Or was that all my aunties and uncles who read this one?…Either way THANK YOU! 🙂

Gifts They’ll Love + Guaranteed To Fit– This is such a great one to pin and save for future gift ideas!

Cold Shoulder Sweaters + Denim Shorts– Who doesn’t love a full outfit under $100?! You know I do! 🙂 This post is also a good read for affordable shopping!

I can’t thank you all enough for EVERYTHING! The comments, the likes, the messages, the support, the clicks, the views and THE TIME you take to do these things when you can. Thank you for sharing with your friends and thank you for always reminding me that you are there!

Seriously, YOU ALL ARE THE BEST!

Cheers to such an amazing 2016 with you and cheers to an even better 2017!

xo, Roselyn

 

2nd Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas-Cotton

People have been giving gifts to celebrate anniversaries for centuries. According to Wikipedia, “The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary, and a gold wreath on the 50th. Later, in the twentieth century, commercialism led to the addition of more anniversaries being represented by a named gift.”

Last year when Brandon and I were coming up on our 1 year anniversary I decided that I wanted to stick to what we call today “traditional anniversary gifts”. I reeeaaally enjoy giving gifts so I thought this would be a super fun way to keep things creative! Year one is paper. I thought I could write him a sweet letter about how much he means to me, maybe get some fun prints from our honeymoon and past vacations or even tickets to somewhere! But when he surprised me with tickets to Chicago, a place I have always wanted to go while it was snowing, I thought okay I need to top his gift 🙂 so I bought him an Armani watch. Haha! Okay, I know you are probably like what the?! But really I was so super ecstatic about the trip I literally wanted to give him something just as good. Armani never disappoints and if you look at the “modern anniversary gift guide” year one is clocks so that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂 BUT back to my paper gift, I really did want to stick with the traditional gift giving idea I had set out for (even if that meant he got more than one gift every year). A few months after our wedding I actually ended up selling my wedding dress. I know I have talked about this before, but my closet is like a revolving door and this is the perfect example. I mean really, what was I going to do with the dress anyway?!

My husband didn’t know that I had sold it so when we were celebrating our anniversary dinner in Chicago I gave him his watch and inside of the case not only was there this amazing Armani piece but also a check! His paper gift guys! 😉 I mean who doesn’t love cash money?! Okay, if you are still stuck on the fact that I sold my wedding dress we can talk more about that later LOL!

So this year as we come up on our 2 year wedding anniversary we are celebrating the year of cotton! And I am able to share his gift with you today because the gift I ordered for him came in 4 weeks earlier than expected and I totally caved and couldn’t hold it to myself any longer!

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**apparently, my right arm is stronger than my left because after 10 takes this is as straight as I could hold it after arm day!**

I was able to get this awesome and top notch quality Personalized World Travel Map printed on cotton canvas via Etsy. You can order it framed or not framed. It is 24” x 36” unframed. They are made with love by a husband and wife in Denver, CO. Your map will come with 100 colored push pins in a mix of red, white and black to mark your map. You can choose to use the colors as you wish. Choose one color for every place you have gone, another color for where you plan to go and you can even mark your favorites! I even read some people saying that they had “his and her” colors, but apparently if Brandon and I haven’t been there together it doesn’t get counted on the map! LOL! I think this is such a great gift for you and your spouse if you love to travel. Heck, I might be buying this for a few of my friends as well!

Here are a few other fun gift giving cotton ideas!

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  1. Robe: Purchase a plush robe and surprise him with a relaxing, spa retreat | 2. Personalized Pillows and Monogrammed Towels (I love anything personalized!) | 3. Fun Apron (You can buy one for yourself too and surprise him with a 5 course meal and a romantic night in) | 4. Personalized Canvas with the lyrics to the song you first danced to at your wedding | 5. Nice Suit (Surprise him with a suit and take him on a date!)

I would love to hear your ideas too! And since I know you all are planners we may want to start thinking about the upcoming celebrations!

Year Three: Leather

Year Four: Silk

Year Five: Wood

OMG, diamonds aren’t until year 60!!! Maybe we can switch back and forth between the “Traditional list” and the “Modern list”. At least the Modern list will get me diamonds at year 10! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by loves! Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas! I always enjoy them!

xo, Roselyn