– Ask Cheryl How Do I Host a
Drop-In Baby Shower?

The pandemic has us all trying to figure out the best way to navigate life’s major events while keeping everyone safe. This question is from one of our very own team members about hosting a baby shower.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Your Blended Family During Your Wedding Ceremony

May 13, 2021

Blended weddings bring together more than just a bride and groom; they symbolize the bringing together of two families. When one or both halves of the couple have children from a previous marriage or relationship, including them in the ceremony can help smooth the transition and make them feel like they’re part of the celebration. […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

May 11, 2021

One of the most common questions in our “Ask Cheryl” inbox is how much to spend on wedding and shower gifts. And while we love a hard and fast etiquette rule, this is one of those questions that doesn’t have a “one size fits all” answer. The amount a guest spends depends on their personal […]

Top Tech to add to Your Baby Registry

May 6, 2021

It’s the year 2021, so naturally all things tech are running our lives. If you’re like me, wherever you’re sitting right now some smart device (or 2 or 3) is within an arm’s reach of you. And while we could talk all day about the ways technology has changed things–for better or worse–the truth is, […]

– Graduation Gift Ideas – Best Books for Graduates

May 4, 2021

A book is a classic graduation gift. Whether your celebrated alum has chosen further education or is beginning their search for a career, there is a perfect book for everyone! The typical books that come to mind for graduation gifts are often filled with inspirational quotes or practical (and sometimes witty!) advice. My own dear […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Best Baby Gifts You’ve Received

April 29, 2021

When I had my first baby our community of friends and family blessed us radically with amazing gifts. From new clothes and diapers to meals and books, we got it all in the span of our son’s first few weeks of life. Like I’ve said before, I’m in the season of life where it feels […]

Belk’s Top Bridal Registry Gifts

April 27, 2021

If you’re just starting to create your wedding registry, chances are you have a lot of questions. I can totally relate, because right after I got engaged, I was suddenly extremely curious about things I had never wondered about: things like stainless steel vs. nonstick cookware, and down comforters vs. quilts. I often wished I […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Should I Send a Save the Date?

April 22, 2021

Brides tell me all the time that they feel their to-do list is never-ending. From the guest list to the song list, brides seem overwhelmed with planning the details of their big day, which leads me to wonder: is there anything couples can skip? Save the Dates: Send or Skip? When I was engaged, I […]

15 Ideas for Your Bride & Groom Gift Exchange

April 20, 2021

The bride and groom gift exchange is a wedding tradition whose origin is a little fuzzy, but it’s withstood generations of marriages and is still popular among modern couples today. It’s an opportunity for the couple to have a private moment during their wedding day (or the night before) outside of the festivities. Not sure […]

7 Non-Traditional Baby Shower Ideas

April 15, 2021

From low-key moms-to-be to the mothers welcoming their second or third children, there are plenty of reasons to throw a baby shower that eschews convention. And let’s be honest: after a while, all those baby showers can start to morph into one mega-memory after you’ve attended enough. Not sure where to get started as you […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Host a Drop-In Baby Shower?

April 13, 2021

The pandemic has us all trying to figure out the best way to navigate life’s major events while keeping everyone safe. This question is from one of our very own team members about hosting a baby shower. Hi guys! I have a baby shower question. I’m hosting one in May and there are 53 people […]

A Simple Graduation Party in 5 Easy Steps

April 8, 2021

When my beautiful niece graduated from the University of Kentucky, I had recently purchased a new home and thought her graduation would be the perfect excuse for me to host a party. Because I had just moved in, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to plan, but we pulled it off and it […]

Everything You Need to Know About a Bloomingdale’s Registry

April 6, 2021

If you’re looking for a personalized experience with all the best brands, look no further than a Bloomingdale’s wedding registry. Bloomingdale’s has always been fashion forward. They pioneered the department store way back in the late 1800’s with the period’s hottest trend—hoop skirts—and today they’re still committed to selling exclusive merchandise through a personalized experience.  […]

Best Sibling Gifts

April 1, 2021

A new baby changes everything, especially for newly promoted big sisters and brothers. No matter how old they are, siblings will have to adjust to sharing the spotlight with the newest family member. One sure-fire way to make this transition go a little more smoothly: a gift! My three daughters Chloe, Elle, and Kate! My […]

High School & College Graduation Gifts for Every Budget

March 30, 2021

Graduations — one of life’s many milestones that has a bittersweet element to it. On the one hand, it marks a student’s achievements and celebrates the closing of one chapter and the start of another. On the other hand, it can be a shock for family members and close friends to see someone they knew […]

– Ask a Real Dad – Baby Bootcamp - What Every Dad Needs to Know about Life with a Newborn

March 25, 2021

Alright Dad-to-Be, your partner has been expertly growing that baby for the last nine months and is ready to pop. There is a good chance she has been in an excellent mood, has been “organizing” like crazy, and is not uncomfortable at all! As the D-Day rapidly approaches, you will undoubtedly have moments of self-reflection […]

– Shopping for a Baby Shower – 7 Ideas for the Perfect Gift

March 23, 2021

Maybe it’s the nostalgia for my own little babies, or just the imagery of a swaddled-up, sweet-smelling, sleeping newborn, but I love searching through baby registries and finding the perfect gift for my mama-to-be friends and family members. My first piece of shopping advice: stick to the registry whenever possible. I know it can seem […]

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