Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Hi guys! I’ve compiled this list of gifts for her – a mix of things I have and love & things on my list as well! You’ll find gifts for Wife/GF, Sister, Mom, Mother-in-laws etc. I also tried to include different price points – in this gift guide I split them into price categories depending on what you’re looking for.

$25 & under

Sherpa Throw Blanket – I cannot believe how inexpensive this blanket is, especially for such a cozy & cute blanket. The 849 reviews at 4.8/5 stars speak for themselves.

Fuzzy Slippers – these slippers have a cult following it’s the craziest thing ever. They’re soft & cozy but the criss-cross open toes allows your feet to breathe which is my main concern with slippers.

USB Lighter – I bought this Rechargeable USB Lighter back in August & I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve used it. I absolutely love it because you never need to buy another one just charge it up! You could even pair this with a yummy candle for a cute gift!

Sisters Letter Bracelet – such a cute & higher end version of a best friend bracelet.

Plush Robe – this gift would make any girl happy! Great gift for mom, a best friend etc. super cozy & soft. $10 off right now.

Magnolia Table Vol 2 – this gorgeous cookbook doubles as a shelf/table book.

Aroma Therapy Neck & Shoulder Wrap – all good spa days begin with a warm one of these babies, they smell like lavender & are weighted so they’re extremely relaxing. This baby can actually be heated or cooled in the freezer. Awesome gift for a co-worker or a busy mom.

Morphe 35XO Natural Flirt Palette – this one is on my list this year. My sister just got it and WOW is it beautiful. Great for everyday makeup looks.

Living Proof Dry Shampoo Set – Every woman in your life would appreicate this gift, by far the best dry shampoo I’ve ever used. The way the technology works is by binding to oil and then the actual shampoo will flake off along with the oil so it actually completely removes it & doesn’t leave you with a bunch of gross residue.

Jet Lag Mask – My sister actually got me this last year & I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. The consistency is like a thick cream moisturizer & I sleep with it, you can wipe it off but I don’t because it isn’t greasy. When you wake up the next day you’ll feel like a new person!

Organic Bath Bomb Set – If she’s a bath type of girl, this set has 24 bath bombs (6 scents & 6 colors) awesome price point for that many! Almost 9,000 reviews coming in at 4.5/5 stars.

Hat & Scarf Matching Set – This scarf/hat combo is so adorable!

Resistance Bands – The perfect gift for the girl who loves to workout.

Stainless Steel Tumbler – If you don’t know what to get a co-worker, this is it! Keeps your drinks cold all day long.

Scrunchie Set – 6 pack or scrunchies, everyone could use more hair scrunchies & I love this pack because it has sleep, fancy & tailed scrunchies.

$50 & Under

Sating Sleep Set – This cute set comes with a satin pillowcase, eye mask & scrunchie. I switched to a satin pillowcase a few years ago & it’s been so great for me skin & my hair. Great gift for mom, bestie or sister!

Over the Knee Boots – such a great find for under $50.

One-Step Hair Dryer – This thing is magical. Again would make a great gift for any of the ladies on your list. It makes drying your hair a breeze.

Amika Soulfood Hair Mask – A great present for a sister or bestie, I just grabbed this one for my sister’s birthday & she loves it! She said it made her hair feel so soft. Amika products all smell absolutely amazing, like if they could make this scent a perfume I would buy it!

Laneige Lip Mask Set – I’ve been a big fan of this lip mask for years, I use it every night. It’s crazy how soft it leaves your lips!

Custom Cutting Board – Such a good gift for Mom or a MIL even newly weds, the perfect addition to any kitchen. Looks so cute on the counter up against the backsplash or is a great serving piece for cheese & meat.

Tarte Palette Set – This is one of the best gift sets I’ve seen this season. It comes with 3 smaller versions of their best selling palettes, some of my favorites from Tarte too. Perfect gift for any beauty queen.

Instant Pot 6 Qt – I’ve had mine for over 2 years & I use it at least 2 times a week. You can use it to sauté vegetables & then add all the broth to make a soup. I’ve cooked frozen chicken breasts in 15 minutes, meal prepped rice, & even made mac & cheese. It can work like a slow cooker, pressure cooker, & has so many features! Ok I’ll stop just know i love it.

Air Fryer – this will make all the snack and treats you can eat! My favorites are french fries, wontons & corndogs.

Thermal Matching Set – this year is the year of cozy matching sets, this one comes in a bunch of colors + it’s on sale.

Custom Name Necklace – such a huge trend going around & I’m actually on board with this one. You can get her name, a child’s name or even a pet!

$75 & Under

Checkered Duffel Bag – perfect gift for the traveler.

Snap-Up Fleece Pullover – this has been such a popular pullover this year. On sale right now for only $51 too! It comes in so many colors too!

Chi Hair Straightener – These last for years & they have a temperature control so you don’t damage your hair.

Sherpa Faux Leather Jacket – normally $89, but it’s on sale for $66.75. Fits TTS – this is on my list this year!

Perfume Sampler Set – This gift is so underrated, the set comes with 13 samples of perfumes. Scents are really personal & I know I’m really picky when it comes to scents. This gift is perfect because it comes with a voucher for her to take in to redeem a full size bottle of one of the samples.

$100 & Under

Marc Fisher Pointed Toe Boots – if between sizes, size up. These are 50% off – yes you read that correctly.

SPANX Faux Leather Leggings – These leggings have been a best seller the past few years & for good reason. They’re so dang cute! They come in petite & plus sizing as well. They run small so be sure to order a size up. The regular sizing is 20% off right now too!

Fawn Design – This backpack is technically made to be a diaper bag, however so many girls use this as a purse. It’s on my list this year and comes in tons of cute colors/prints. New this year they have a snake print & a cheetah/spotted print in their Holiday collection.

$100+

Black Opium Perfume – this perfume is warm & spicy. 5,000 reviews with a 4.7/5 – it’s safe to say everyone loves this.

Sherpa Lined Military Parka – on sale for $120, normally $200! Comes in 4 different colors & WOW this coat is beautiful and cozy.

Apple Airpods – these would be a great gift for anyone! Fitness finatic, boss babe, or a super hero stay at home mom.

Ballerina Pink NMD’s – Ok I die over these, perfect for a gym session or running errands. They’re so cute they could be dressed up or down.

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KitchenAid 4.5 QT Mixer – this baby is $150 off right now. By far the best gift I’ve ever gotten.

Dyson V8 Cordless Vacuum – another necessity in our house. My mom had 5 of these at one point, we’re currently back down to 3. The most convenient thing ever – not just inside, but I frequently take it out to my car! $150 off.

Xx, Kennah

Holiday Gift Guide For Him

Christmas is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, I know crazy right? I didn’t think we would make it through 2020 either. I put together this complete guide of what to get those special guys in your life weather its your boyfriend, husband, brother or dad – I have a gift for you! I also tried to include different gifts for different hobbies, interests & some that would be amazing for any guy.

1 – YSL Y Cologne – By far the best smelling cologne I’ve ever seen. This was a bestseller last year for Christmas & the girl who helped me said she expects the same this year. It’s a mix of fresh citrus + woodsy. When I dream of what I’d want my boyfriend/husband to smell like THIS IS IT!

2 – Click Adjustable Belts – These belts are SO COOL! They’re extremely adjustable unlike regular belts that have holes so far apart, you can get your belt the PERFECT FIT with these.

3 – Carhartt Beanie – If you live in a colder climate you cannot go wrong with a Carhartt Beanie, it comes in tons of colors.

4 – Muscle/Massage Gun I’ve been wanting one of these but haven’t been able to justify it, i found this one that is such a great price & it still has 4.6/5 stars & 186 reviewers. If it’s out of stock (gone in and out a few times) there’s also this one – still decent price point here.

5 – Blender Bottles pack. This 3 pack of blender bottles is such a good deal! Great for the gym goer or protein drinking men in your life.

6 – Patagonia Puff Coat – I LOVE the way these Patagonia jackets look because they can easily be dressed up or down & they last for years! Comes in 4 different colors, a gift you both will love!

7 – Beard Grooming Kit – these kits smell amazing & will keep his beard clean & soft!

8 – Herschel Duffle Bag – Perfect over night bag if your guy is a traveler or could also double as a gym bag. Comes in TONS of colors. Rated 4.9/5 stars!

9 – Adidas NMD’s – A good shoe for ANY guy! These can be worn running errands, gym sessions or even date night.

10 – A bit more budget friendly than the NMD’s these Adidas Kaptir Shoes are still really modern & cute.

11 – Harry’s Shaving Set – These shaving sets sell out EVERY YEAR & for good reason, the man in your life will LOVE this razor.

12 – Spike Ball Set – my boyfriend & his brothers are VERY competitive and love to play this game. It’s a cross between volleyball & four square, such a fun game to play with anyone!

13 – Yeti Cooler – any outdoorsy guy would LOVE this portable Yeti Cooler. Comes in quite a few colors as well!

14 – Tactical Flashlights (set of 2) – perfect to keep in a glove box or center console!

15 – Leather Monogramed Toiletry Bag – such a high quality & custom gift! I don’t know what it is but I love custom gifts.

16 – Grilling Set – for the grill master in your life. There’s also a deluxe set here.

17 – Men’s Henley – my boyfriends FAVORITE long sleeved T-shirt. We sized up just in case it shrinks & because my boyfriends is super tall. I don’t know what it is but I love when my boyfriend wears a Henley.

18 – Waterproof & portable JBL Bluetooth speaker – he can take this one golfing, on a razor ride or just outside with him mowing the lawn.

19 – Oakley Sunglasses – to be completely honest I don’t understand men’s sunglasses and they don’t seem to understand mine but every guy I know loves these.

20 – Hot Sauce Making Kit – another universal favorite that I don’t seem to understand, it could just be because I can’t handle the heat! This actually seems SO FUN & he can personalize it to his taste.

21 – Shacket – you can’t go wrong with a flannel shirt jacket, this one is a best seller & has 7,450 4.6/5 reviews!

22 – Skincare Set – All of Ulta’s best sellers! The aquabomb is one of my favorite products. Men need skincare too!!

23 – Custom Face Socks – these are such a fun gift you can put your face, a pet or even a child on these custom socks!

24 – Hydroflask – a great gift for the guy you don’t know what to get!

25 – Men’s Dress Pants – we accidentally found these pants at Target & Dakota ended up loving them so we went back and got more! Perfect if you have a worker bee. I was really surprised by the quality with how inexpensive they are.

26 – Golf Laser Range Finder – this is such a great deal! Has amazing reviews & may help out his golf game so he comes home from the course in a better mood.

27 – Golf Balls! – Trust me, golfer needs them.

28 – Corn Hole – the best game to have for backyard BBQ’s.

29 – Black+Decker Drill Set – perfect for your handyman! A gift for him & you, now he can help fix things around the house. Win win!

30 – Projector – movie night just got an upgrade! This would be such a fun game night.

31 – Tile Tracker – Bluetooth tracker that can be hooked to keys, bag etc. for the guy who misplaces things!

32 – Tackle Backpack – this backpack will fit all of his lures & lines!

33 – Airpods – tech gifts are a great option for anyone.

34 – Nike Sweat Shorts – my brother in law, nephew & boyfriend all have these shorts. They love them & I think they’re so cute!

35 – Survival Set – every guys needs one of these.

36 – Cologne Set – these sets are so underrated! I think they’re the coolest idea ever. When it comes to scents i feel like people are really particular, some like fresh some like woodsy. This set comes with a few samples of some of the most popular colognes along with a voucher for a full size! He can test out which one he likes and take his voucher in to pick his favorite!

37 – Double Camp Chair – I’m absolutely obsessed with these! Another cool idea that can be used over and over! Camping, roasting marshmallows, BBQ’s, baseball games, fireworks etc!

Xx, Kennah

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide for Him

The gift guide for that special guy in your life!

Stocking Stuffers

1. Nail Cutters

2. Sauce Moto – a dipping sauce holder for your car.

3. Chapstick is always necessary, my personal minty fav.

4. Beard Grooming Kit

5. Socks! Here’s a pack of adidas no shows, adidas long socks, or if he’s more of a Nike guy here’s a pack of long socks.

6. Beanie you can never go wrong with Carhartt.

7. iPhone 6 ft cord – I’ve had mine for over a year and it’s great!

8. Beard Trimming Cape a gift for him & you!

9. Tie!

10. AirPods case or AirPods Pro Case

11. Pocket Knife

12. Golf Tees

13. Car Detailing Gel Putty

14. iPhone Car Mount

15. Fabric Shaver

16. Blenderbottle

17. Headlamp

Nordstrom Markdowns Shoe Picks

I’m sure you guys have heard Nordstrom has had some HUGE markdowns, some even better than the NSALE. I’ve combed through and here are the shoe picks I’ve found. Tons of boots and booties perfect for Fall & Winter coming up.

Steve Madden Booties – on sale for $69.90, comes in black and a trendy blue green color.

Steve Madden Side Slit Booties – $79.90 & comes in 4 equally cute colors!

Adidas Swift Run Sneaker – $56.95 & they run TTS.

Sam Edelman knee-high – These boots come in 2 colors, run TTS & ate $139.90.

Treasure & Bond Snakeskin Booties – 2 colors, TTS. $59.90.

Nike Low Top Sneakers – 70s inspired sneaker, runs true to size. $50.25

Steve Madden Mules – runs small, order 1/2 size up. Comes in 4 colors/prints. $49.90.

Steve Madden High Tops – runs small, 1/2 size up & comes in 2 colors. Only $49.90.

Naturalizer Knee Boots – comes in leather & suede, 4 colors to pick from. Runs TTS & is $109.90.

BP. Mules – comes in 2 color, $39.90 & TTS.

Madewell Mules – $39.90, comes in 4 colors & runs a bit small if you’re between sizes order 1/2 size up.

Xx, Kennah

Target Haul Fall 2020 Outfits

Okay I know I’m not the only one who dies of excitement when you walk into target and see all the fall stuff they have out. It might be too warm to wear sweaters, but it’s not too soon to buy them. Budget finds usually sell out very quick so if you don’t buy them you might not see them again.

Color Block Cardigain – At first I wasn’t sold on this coloring, but I’m so glad I bought it because I haven’t stopped wearing it. This cardigan is made of the coziest fabric. I got it in a size small it fits TTS to a bit oversized in the sleeves but I like it that way! This sweater is only $27.99 & comes in a few other colors.

Lime Green Sweater – I was immediately drawn to this color and with my dark hair against this lime green I feel like Shego from Kim possible. This bright green is a huge trend for Fall! If this color isn’t your favorite they have plenty of others to choose from a hot pink, stripes & a cheetah print. $20 & I got it in a M to fit a bit oversized.

Cognac Long Sleeved Tee – I want this T-shirt in every single color they make because it is that good. It’s made of the softest material & it’s $10! I got it in this camel cognac color & black and white stripes that I love to wear underneath the color blocked cardigan (I can’t find stripes online, but maybe check in stores). I sized up to a M because I want them to fit a bit loose.

Color Blocked Sweater – I’m obsessed with everything about this sweater, the color combo + the same cozy material as the first 2 sweaters. The top hot coral color is really popular this fall & looks just like the Fall 2020 Pantone color “Samba”. The fit is oversized so you could definitely down size, but I still got a Small because I liked the fit. This find was $24.99!

Knit Sweater – this is such a staple piece that you can wear for many seasons. It’s a really simple knit sweater and perfect for fall & winter. It comes in so many colors! I got this yellow, but I’ve been debating going back for the Forrest green or periwinkle color. My sister also picked this one up in an oatmeal & a rust color. I sized up to a M in this one & it’s $20.

Turtle Neck Sweater – Oh my gosh, this material feels so luxe. I honestly don’t know how it’s only $29.99. I love the turtle neck & side slits. It’s the perfect sweater to pair with leggings because it gives you good bum coverage too! I picked this white color, but they also have a mauve, cognac & a few others. It fits really oversized so I sized down to a XS.

Charcoal Button Down – I am a sucker for a good chambray style shirt. I’ve never seen one in this dark color so I had to snag it. I love that you can dress it up or down. The perfect shirt for pumpkin patch visits. It does come in a few other colors & was $19.99. The website says that it’s Navy but to me it’s really dark & I think of it more as charcoal.

I also wanted to mention I’ve actually been using my Like to Know It account recently, you can follow me here. I post more frequently on there.

Xx, Kennah

Vitamins for Every Female.

Hey girl, how are ya? Welcome back, I’m about to speak some knowledge to you & blow your mind. Today I’m sharing with you all the best vitamins for us specifically. Probably things that should have been included in our maturation program if we’re being real, but no worries. I’m here! I’ve done my research & I’m ready to share with all of you.

It’s no secret the female body is extremely complex. Our hormone cycles every 28 days & along with the magic abilities we have to give life we also have those days when we are just feeling out of whack & quite frankly crazy. I know we’ve all been there sitting in our cars watching a video about a dog or some random news story that makes us bawl & pretty soon we’re back to reality.

One of the biggest key vitamins that we are deficient in is Magnesium! Magnesium plays a HUGE part in helping to regulate your hormones. There are endless benefits but to name a few :

  • PMS, it can help to balance your mood by regulating progesterone on the central nervous system & decreases anxiety by regulating Cortisol.
  • Energy! When you are feeling sluggish & tired during that spectacular time of the month, magnesium will provide you with energy. It also allows you to sleep better.
  • Cramps. If you’re like me I’ve always struggled with painful period, magnesium will help relax your contracting muscles.
  • Sweet Cravings. Did you know that craving chocolate is often times your bodies way of telling you that you need magnesium? Dark chocolate is magnesium rich.
  • Migraines.

Within the average american diet females are only getting 50% of their daily amount. What can we do to increase this number?

1- Eat more magnesium rich foods. I’ve listed a few common ones below :

  • Spinach
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Beans
  • Edamame
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa

2- Take a magnesium supplement! Daily recommended amount on average is 320 mg.

Next major supplement is a B-Complex. B vitamins help your body convert food into energy. A b-complex consists of 8 different vitamins.

  • B-1 is Thiamin. It enables carbs to be used as energy. It plays a key role in nerve, muscle & heart function.
  • B-2 Riboflavin helps your body break down fat.
  • B-3 Niacin allows you to maintain healthy skin, nerves & digestion.
  • B-5 Pantothenic Acid is essential for the heath of the brain & nervous system.
  • B-6 Pyridoxine helps you to make more red blood cells & upkeep a strong immune system.
  • B-7 Biotin. I’m sure you’re familiar with this one. It helps you grow healthy hair, nails & skin.
  • B-9 Folic Acid is important for proper brain function & emotional and mental health.
  • B-12 Cobalamin is required for your nerve & blood cells. It also prevents anemia, supports your bones & improves your mood.

Vitamin D, this is the vitamin we get from the Sun! It helps us absorb calcium which helps us build & keep strong bones.

K1 & K2 play important roles in blood clotting, promoting good bone & heart health.

I hope this knowledge & testing out these vitamins help you feel like the best you possible. You are really the only one who knows what your body specifically needs & if something makes a difference and helps you.

Xx, Kennah

4th of July Outfit Inspo

Hey ladies!! Today I’m sharing some 4th of July outfit inspo of things I’m dying over as I hunt for my own 4th of July outfit. Is it just me or is there something that triggers inside of you around the 4th of July for ANYTHING that’s red, white, & blue?! It’s my favorite day of the year. I love holidays for the sole fact that there is always a theme & everything matches and my OCD little heart bursts out of my chest.

1 // This FIRECRACKER red dress. Bonus red dresses level up self confidence +10, am I right?

2 // Loving this tie dye chambray vibe 2-piece set so much it might just be the winner this year!

3 // Kickin’ in by the pool or out on the water? These classic summer rompers in Navy & White Stripe, Red & White & Solid Blue have cute/casual in the bag.

4 // BBQ flirty with this hot red smocked tank! Wait maybe this is my pick.

5 // More of a t-shirt & jeans kinda girl? This USA t-shirt is easily the cutest I’ve seen so far.

6 // I have almost this exact flutter sleeved top & if you don’t want to scream 4th of July with you outfit like me this is perfect!

7 // Tie Dye Sweatshirt for the firework show.

8 // Cutest paper bag denim shorts I’ve ever seen. Or these paper bag jeans.

9 // London Striped Sandals

10 // Navy Gingham Twisted Headband

11 // Stars Hoodie

11 // Black Star Print Scarf

12 // No fiesta is set without tassel earrings.

Xx, Kennah

My Dairy-Free Guide

Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m sharing my dairy-free favorites. I have by no means tried it all or become an expert but these are the things I’ve tried so far that I like & don’t. Let me just preface this with eating dairy-free isn’t cheap.

MY REASON : I know a lot of you are wanting to go dairy free because of the recent viral videos coming out about the treatment of cows from fairlife farms. However, this was not my reasoning (mostly because I started before these videos came to the surface). It definitely solidifies my decision, but I chose to do this because of the health benefits. 65% of Americans are lactose intolerant or have a decreased ability to digest it. The proteins in milk are some of the hardest for our bodies to digest. Since stopping eating dairy I don’t get bloated anymore & my digestion is more normal.

The #1 concern I had when going dairy free was ice cream. You can see where my priorities lie.

Market Pantry Dairy-free Ice Cream is made with almond milk & by far the best one I’ve tried so far. Favorite flavors : Vanilla Cake & Cookie Dough, Carmel Brownie, & Peanut butter & Chocolate.

I do not like the NadaMoo! Brand ice cream only because it is made with coconut milk and for my taste I don’t like coconut flavor in my ice cream.

Next concern was obviously Cheese. I haven’t perfected this one yet or maybe it just takes some getting used to but it’ll do for now. I’ve been using Daiya shredded cheese. It’s strange to say the least. It’s not bad but it’s different & has a strong flavor.

Yogurt! So delicious coconut milk yogurt in the flavor Strawberry (always my go-to.) Believe it or not I like this better than regular yogurt, the texture & flavor. I’ve also tried out Silk Almond Yogurt, it’s not my favorite but it’s do-able. It has more of a nutty flavor than I would like & I prefer So Delicious by a long shot.

Milk – I’m not a stranger to Coconut or Almond milk & I like both!

Finally butttterrr! This Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread is the best I’ve tried so far, I’ve also heard good things about Ghee.

Other finds :

Honestly I thought it would be impossible to find anything that was dairy free but it’s not that uncommon now. Here are a few other finds from Target aka my local Disneyland.

Cream Cheese – Kite Hill has a few different options for dairy free cream cheese and yogurt.

Salad Dressings – This one surprised me how many salad dressings have dairy in them, not just the ranch and caesar dressings. The brand Primal Kitchen & they have a few flavors : ranch, caesar, & green goddess.

So Delicious Dairy Free Mocha Almond Fudge Bars, must try these next.

Dairy Free Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips!

Remember if you’re trying out a new diet be patient with yourself. Get a little bit better everyday until it becomes a habit!

Xx, Kennah

Swim Trends for Summer

Spring is here & summer is coming quickly. In this post I’m sharing a few swim trends coming for 2019! All from my favorite online store, Lulu’s!

1 – Retro

2 – Polka Dots

3 – Ruffled Edging

4 – Smocked

5 – Neon

6 – Tied

Xx, Kennah