After waiting months for the new Target collection Hearth & Hand to come out with Magnolia I finally was able to snag the items I really wanted! I can't lie I set an alarm on my phone so I wouldn't miss it and it worked I pretty much woke as they were hitting Live on the site.

I got everything in the mail and saw the collection in person and it so speaks to the style of Jo & Chip you can tell every piece was thoughtfully designed and chosen for their collection and the price point is really good. Ok now time for me to share my favorites! 

Plaid Throw Pillow - I bought these online then bought them in person, I know I'm crazy but don't worry I retuned the fresh ones that came in the mail at our local target. Our new sofa looked bare and it was driving me crazy. These aren't what I expected cause their is a fine gold outline that you can barely see online, I love them though and the are comfy. 

White & Black x Throw Pillow - This wasn't something on my list until I saw it in person the little black x's are a lot cuter in person than it looked online which is one reason it wasn't initially on my radar not to mention we got a new sofa from the family and they went with it perfectly. 

Pie Server - Simple as pie ;) we don't own any sort of cake/pie server and this one was so good 

Measuring Spoons - I have the worst luck with measuring spoons breaking on me or my garbage disposal eating them so these ones were hard to pass up they are metal and come with a leather band around them so I won't lose them! 

Wooden Toy Cookie Set & Wooden Toy Coco Set - I'm a sucker for wooden toys always have always will be so when I saw these two sets I couldn't pass them up, I'm going to be saving one of them for next Christmas for Remy, but the coco set Kayden and I will probably be enjoying soon! 

Plaid PJs {Kids & Baby} - My little guy could always use some new pjs and these were hard to pass up once I saw they had some for the little lady on the way, Kayden had also been asking for an outfit to match with Remy so these seemed perfect. 

Wooden Garland - I was iffy on this one but the price was so good and exactly what I was looking for so it was hard to pass up and so happy I didn't. It's really great quality & is great for the fireplace or your Christmas Tree.  

Morning Stoneware Mugs - Coffee loves unite cause these mugs are the bomb!! I LOVE them they are heavy duty, large and keep the coffee warmer longer for some reason. They also fit my hubby's hands so I was instantly sold! 

So I know I got a lot f goodies from the collection but there are still 3 things I didn't buy that I LOVED & am still eyeing.

House Lantern - We had none of these in our stores in the black color and I couldn't see it making a safe journey to our house in a box that I know would get thrown on our porch so I passed up on it. 

Portable Beverage Mug - I really loved this portable beverage mug but I just thought I'd look ridiculous carrying this 40oz thing around I couldn't find a use for it in my life BUT if you know someone who needs one as a gift get it now, you won't regret it. 

Metal Storage Bin - I couldn't find a use for this in my life till I got home and it was sold out. If I could go back in time and get it though it would be the perfect accessory for our fireplace. 



Sometimes your budget just doesn't allow for you to have a wedding planner and I get it, but when you comes to your wedding day I believe you should still be coming to it prepared for anything. That is why today I'm sharing my wedding emergency kit must haves along with some other details I think every bride should have. 


Emergency Kit Must Haves

  • emery board
  • clear nail polish
  • nail polish remover pads
  • nail clipper
  • cotton swabs
  • earring backs
  • tweezers
  • blotting tissues
  • a folding hair comb/brush
  • hair spray
  • clear elastics
  • bobby pins
  • static remover
  • wrinkle remover
  • corsage pins
  • safety pins
  • lint brush
  • super glue
  • stain treating towelettes
  • emergency tape strips
  • mending kit
  • folding scissors
  • sandpaper for scuffing new shoes
  • doses of pain reliever
  • doses of antacid
  • breath freshener
  • lip balm
  • single-use dental floss
  • adhesive bandages
  • regular tampons
  • deodorant towelettes
  • hand lotion
  • blister balm
  • extra wedding bands
  • a "something blue
  • a lucky sixpence shoe decal
  • note pad
  • pen
  • last-minute vows
  • emergency toasts
  • facial tissues
  • pocket mirror
  • drinking straw (to keep that lipstick in place)
  • and a wedding day checklist
  • hanger for wedding dress
  • your wedding stationary
  • color cordinated ring box

The LNLE Signature Cocktail

Strawberry Twirl Cocktail

Serves 2

Served in lowball glass 



1 1/2 cup of lemon lime soda 

2 shots of Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka 

4 tablespoons of strawberry simple syrup 

2 tablespoons of lime zest

1/4 cup of sugar

Chopped Strawberries and Lime {for garnish} 



1. Mix lime zest & sugar together 

2. Dip rim of glass in water, then coat rim of glass in the sugar lime mix

3. Add a few ice cubes into your glass

4. Combine lemon lime soda, simple syrup & vodka into shaker cup until well combined

5. Pour into your sugar coated highball glass

6. Garnish with chopped strawberries & Lime