Searching for the sweetest little pea….

My holiday visit to Sweet Pea Baby Boutique in Traverse City, Michigan, was filled with fun items including baby clothes, Melissa & Doug toys, Piggy Paint, and MY board books! As many of you know, I have four board books that make great gifts for little ones! See why this sweet store is Merry & Bright this Christmas… Sweet Pea is located at 205 E. Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684




Adore Boutique: Traverse City, MI

Last week I stopped by the new Adore Boutique in Traverse City and found cozy sweaters, leggings, and some gorgeous beauty products! The remodeled and rebranded shop is filled with women’s brands that we all love including my personal favorite yoga brand: Beyond Yoga! I was SO excited to see this brand carried locally at a Traverse City boutique! Their super-soft fabric and amazing fit makes them my go-to legging year round. A couple other great brands Adore carries are Cosabella and Lollia. In addition to seasonal items the store is stocked with high-end fashion basics, think stretchy tank tops and leggings that you wear practically everyday. Check out my pictures below to see some of the items they have in stock November 2020- Just in time for holiday shopping! Remember to support local as much as possible this time of year (and always), the money you spend goes directly back into our community!

Adore Boutique

116 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684

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A few of our favorite kitchen items as discussed in our zoom happy hour… 

Last week my girlfriends and I hosted a zoom happy hour  (because we are stuck in our homes right now due to Covid-19- Stay safe ladies)- Soooo, we are doing it again this week! And tonight the topic is KITCHEN LOVE! What do you LOVE in your kitchen? Is it a cool utensil? A yummy sriracha dip?  A popcorn popper?! Well, pour your self a glass of wine, or a margarita, and get ready to read this blog post filled with the GREATEST kitchen stuff that these ladies can find in their own kitchen!  Get ready to be blown away!!!! And just in case you wanted to try them out yourself, I have added some links (when possible) below the product- so just click on the link find where you can purchase the product.  If you like what you see or have another kitchen suggestion, please share it in the comments below. Stay safe and healthy. xoxo Kristy & her happy hour friends

lisa’s summer pineapple slicer

Pineapple Corer and Slicer tool –  for Easy Core Removal & Slicing 

It peels it, slices it, and cores it all in one scoop! This pineapple slicer is one of Lisa’s top summer utensils- Makes for easy and fast pineapple enjoyment.

Dirty or clean? Erica knows!

Dishwasher Magnet Clean Dirty  Changes When You  

This genius Dirty/Clean Magnet sticks on the dishwasher to label when it needs unloading or loading. Erica said: “My husband got it for Christmas from Santa! Saves our family from a lot of arguments.”

Mary’s tiny chopper

Kuhn Rikon Pull Chop, 2 Cup Food Chopper 

Mary’s top kitchen pick is this adorable Tiny Chopper. She says, “It is so simple, my kids use it, we use it every single day. You pull it and it chops up- it’s fun! Peppers, onions, oats! It’s so easy!”

Perfect Popcorn with mackenzie

The Original Proper Popper Microwave  

This popcorn popper is a kitchen favorite of many of the girls on this Zoom call– It is made of silicone and pops open for easy cleaning and storage. Simply put it in the microwave, enjoy the popcorn, and then throw it in the dishwasher. Then it collapses to store for next time!

Lisa’s smart Avacado slicer

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

In addition to slicing pineapple, Lisa is an avid avocado gal. This avocado slicer makes for perfect avocado pieces. It takes the skin off in section, so gourmet!

Mary’s stylish salt & pepper

MENU Bottle Grinder with Steel Lid, Ash/Carbon, Set of 2

These stylish salt and pepper shakers are Mary’s go-to for housewarming gifts. They are decorative and easy to use every day, they work by turning them upside down. “This Christmas I gave them to my sisters for housewarming gifts! They come in 5 colors and the cork top is SO cute!”


kid’s Chopsticks that works! -Kristy

Find these chopsticks at The Good Bowl in Traverse City.

“These kid’s chopsticks are great for little fingers! They come apart, so easy to clean in the dishwasher- And my 4-year-old is learning how to hold and use them perfectly!”


Kristy’s favorite TRAVEL MUG 

Silicone Travel Mug – 16 oz

Our family LOVES these silicone mugs, and they were created by a company based in Traverse City, GoSili. They are super useful for kids who are prone to spilling, as parents we put our coffee in these mugs, and they are really nice for older people too, such as advanced-stage Parkinson’s patients who have trouble with their grip. All around, great up!” -Kristy