Last Minute Quick and Easy Gift Guide for Him

If you guys are anything like me you've waited until the absolute last second to buy your guys something for Christmas. Whether it's because of work, school, or just good ole' procrastination, I've put together a few of my tried and true "best gifts ever" that are sure to knock his socks off... literally. Which leads me to gift idea number one:

1. New socks: 
I'm loving this brand Happy Socks for guys socks (and girls too!) they have so many different styles, and it's kind of a fun way for your guy to step into his fashion forward self in a discrete way ;) 

2. New undies: 
 I don't know what it is about men and throwing away old underwear, but for some reason they need a helping hand when it comes to weeding out there "holy" undergarments ... not the reverent kind but the ones with literal holes in the waistband and rump.  I know Calvin Klein makes a really soft and stretchy boxer brief (think lulus for boxers!) that my husband really loves - but search his underwear drawer to see if he has a preference. If you order today you can get them shipped by Christmas Eve!! Plus, guys like basics and most men happen to be very practical. A couple pairs of good quality, soft boxers will be sure to make him extra grateful...  and if not him, then hopefully you! 

3. Even Headphones:
We all know headphones are like the new addiction for todays tech addict. I found the COOLEST headphones on the market - incredible sound, amazing new technology, actually comfortable, and VERY stylish ;) They are called Even H1 Headphones. Heres why they are soooo different than any other quality headphone: they have this new technology called EarPrint where you can customize your own hearing level for each ear. You establish your EarPrint by taking a 2 min hearing test on each ear and wallah! Amazing, customized sound in your stylish wooden headphones. Shop these headphones today and select one day shipping to get them in before Christmas! Sponsored.

4. Clarks Desert Boots
Clarks are comfortable, stylish, and good for an every day shoe for work or for a night out. Also, little tip: if your guy has size 14 (like Tyler) you're actually in luck because Nordstrom Rack ALWAYS has these shoes in that size ;) Like 50% off! Thats the only upside to having GIANT feet, so if you're lucky enough to have normal feet size - shop them at Nordstrom today to get them in by Christmas Eve!

5. The Jimmy Case
The Jimmy Case is a phone case AND a wallet in one, nothing is more man-friendly than this efficient gadget!

6. Tommy John Shirts
If your guy wears dress attire to work every day, he will FOREVER thank you for this shirt! Yes, Tommy John shirts are a little on the expensive side for one shirt,  however it really does stay tucked in all day and is great for controlling the body temp/sweating. Its the perfect gift as the price makes it extra special to not have to buy himself ;-)

This post was sponsored by Even Headphones, however all opinions and recommendations are all my own 

The day that changed my life forever.

Photography by: Narrative Visual Photography 
February 27, 2016 was a day I will never forget. My friend Megan had asked me to meet her for brunch that morning, so naturally I wore yoga pants and a tank top with little to no makeup, truly one of the biggest signs that I didn't expect any of what was about to happen. Warning you, there are a lot of photos below! :)

While I was at brunch with Megan, 11 of my best girlfriends were lining up along the hill behind my apartment. Unbeknown to me, Tyler had spent about a month emailing and scheduling all of them to be a crucial part in his incredibly thoughtful proposal. 

 I live by this little park by the ocean, it's a beautiful spot to take photos on a pretty day. After brunch Megan wanted to go take pictures by the water, to which I objected because I said I wasn't wearing anything cute haha. She said "well I have a cute outfit on so just take pictures for me", which was a little unlike her to be so aggressive about wanting a selfie, but she's done it for me before so I figured it was my time to be photographer :)

We were walking down the street and as we turned the corner I saw all of the girls (and my dear friend Arthur:) standing up the hill leading to Tyler at the top. I knew immediately what was happening, but I couldn't really comprehend it at the same time. I know that doesn't make any sense, but it really was like a big blur haha. I was so worried I was going to be ugly crying the entire time that I was trying to cover my face haha. Don't worry, the ugly cry photos didn't make it into the final cut ;-)  

My first stop was to my friend Hillary who gave me this box to collect all the items the girls would give me.

Each friend handed me a special item from Tyler and my relationship and said something like "Do you remember the first time you and Tyler went on a road trip to Napa?" If you guys watch the YouTube video here you can see the story behind all of the different things Tyler had the girls give me:) But it was so special to have each of my dear friends walk me thru all of the amazing memories Tyler and I have had over the years.

As probably all engaged or married couples know, I really don't remember what Tyler said in this moment - and neither does he haha. But we do know he said "I love you so much, will you marry me!?" Trying to hide my ugly cry, I had my hands over my face and sobbed "yes!" and jumped into his arms. I didn't even look down at the ring right away because I was so excited! 

It was so cute, the whole beach below was cheering when he did this haha, I guess they all watched him set everything up so they were all waiting for the big moment as well. Its funny how I down even  remember hearing them cheer, I was just too overwhelmed with happiness I somewhat blacked out haha. 

I LOVE this picture! So much joy between us and I love how you can see the girls in the background :) 
I can't wait to marry you Tyler Stevens! You are the most loving, kind, supportive man I have ever met. I still can't believe I get to be your wife forever!

Obsesseddddd with my ring! Honey Jewlery Co designed it and I couldn't be happier!

Thank you to everyone who made this day so special. I was so blessed to have my friends and family there and a part of the celebration. Both of Tyler's best friends came down from up north to film the whole thing. Watch the full proposal video here!

My mom and I are kicking off a REALLY fun new series called Wedding Wednesday's. We will be uploading a new wedding video about our planning process every Wednesday, alternating between uploading on my channel and hers. Watch the first episode here!