Target Weddings :: His & Hers Holidays

It's no secret that agreeing to share your life with someone else requires a lot of blending. From the simple  stuff like learning your spouse's favorite Thanksgiving dish to the really complicated things, like deciding which family to spend what holiday with. The holidays each year have been a lesson in blending for my husband and I. I learned that he wants the traditional turkey Thanksgiving NO MATTER WHAT and he learned that I'd rather slave away on an entire meal made from scratch than take the easy route and make things out of boxes. We don't understand each other at all.

So the one tradition we started was the blending of the playlists. We set up a joint Spotify playlist and both added some of our favorite tunes to the mix so everyone at the dinner table would be happy. I added a little Montell Jordan because it reminds me of our wedding, he added some Jimmy Buffett for his Parrothead parents. We may not agree on everything, but we both love a good playlist, which is why I chose this SONOS PLAY: 5 Wireless HiFi System as my Target Wedding Registry Link pick this month.

The fact is, your music is only as good as the speaker it's coming out of, and we love that this one lets you stream from Pandora, Spotify, and Napster (which apparently is still a thing, albeit not as free as it once was). Now is the time to start getting your holiday party playlists together, so you might as well ask for a little something to upgrade your sound experience.

And what would be a great playlist without a little party ware to go with it? If you're looking to blend a little further during the holiday season, I always have great bar additions you can add to your registry. BB never drank much wine before me, and I wasn't that into craft beer before him. Now we happily indulge in both. These are two of our favorite gadgets we added to our registry - we probably pull the glasses out at least once a week!

What are some of the ways you've blended (or plan on blending) your home? PS - Target has so graciously offered up a $25 gift card to one of you guys, so enter below and I'll pick a winner this week.

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Summer Weddings with Target (giveaway closed)

Today, I'm teaming up with Target to give you some amazing ideas of what to buy (or put on your registry!) for all of those Summer weddings you're attending. Some of my favorite things we got for our wedding were entertaining related: serving platters, stemware, etc. It's one of those things you don't realize you need until you're hosting a get together!

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Beach Blanket, $25. Beverage Dispenser, $25. Mugs, $10. Straws, $3.

I always like to put together a fun package theme for weddings, so today I chose "Picnic Party." A great beach blanket, beverage dispenser, and mugs are all gifts your bride and groom can use year round, and adding some fun straws is the perfect way to add a little personality to the gift.

(Giveaway now closed - Congrats to Christy for winning!) Now here's the fun part - I'm giving away a $25 giftcard to Target today! You can use it towards any wedding gifts you might have this summer, or just grab something for your own house! All you have to do is comment below and tell me what you'd buy from Target for a summer wedding. Good luck!

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What to Wear to Register (Giveaway closed)

One of the most fun parts of being engaged is the REGISTRY. It's kind of like free shopping! I'm a year and a half into my marriage now and there are so many things we received from our registry that we use every single day. We registered at Target for everything - kitchen supplies, bathroom decorations, even board games!

But first things first - creating a registry can take all day, so I put together a quick style board for the perfect registry day outfit (all from Target, of course!). Flat shoes for comfort, striped scarf for style, and a cross-body bag to keep your hands free for lists and scanning.

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Pink Popover top, $20. Skinny jeans, $28. Leopard flats, $17. Cross-body bag, $17. Scarf, $15.

As for the registry, I have a few ideas for that as well! The list they give you is a great start - but make sure you're picking up things you'll actually use. Here are some of our favorite things we got from Target for our wedding.

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Instagram worthy plates ($60 for 4 settings) :: These are ours! They're extra big, and a little unique. And PS...white plates look better under food for those of you who like snapping shots of what you eat. I recommend at least two boxes.

Party-worthy glasses ($40 for 4) :: Add some things to your registry you might not splurge on yourself. We registered for Riedel wine glasses, which really bring a special touch to our wine and cheese parties.

Soft-as-butter sheets (price varies based on size) :: Trust me. You'll be glad you registered for a few extra threads in your count.

Add some style to your bathroom ($20) :: Now is a great time to think about what styles you'd like to see in your home. Try and register for things that match so you can put together an entire room - we picked this shower curtain first, then built the rest of the bathroom around it including towels, soap dispensers, trays and containers, even wall decor!

And, something fun. ($40) :: I grew up with family game nights, and I love them - we received several fun board games to start a collection of our own. Plus, they're perfect for entertaining friends after the wedding.

So whether you're a newly engaged couple or shopping for an upcoming wedding, I have a nice surprise for you! I'm giving away a $25 gift card to Target in today's post. Just leave me a comment below with your favorite registry item - whether it's what you want, what you got, or your favorite gift you've given - and I'll pick a winner Friday!

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UPDATE :: Thanks for all of your entries! I loved reading your responses. Shana won the giftcard!