TV Dad Crush & Gadgets

“I’m cool dad, that’ my thang. I’m hip, I surf the web, I text.

LOL: Laugh out loud.

OMG: Oh My God,

WTF: Why the face.”

-Phil Dunphy, Modern Family

Ty Burrell

I have a huge huge huge celebrity crush on actor Ty Burrell. From seeing him in Modern Family, constantly on tv. Rerun after rerun, I laugh at his character Phil Dunphy during the 20min show, but still crush over him after the show has ended. It’s quite known amongst my own hubby and my friends I tend to crush real hard on male celebrities, of my current favorite show, or obsessed movie. Example…When Glee was around, I had a major crush on Darren Criss, at the time played Blaine Anderson. I also have a major crush on Robert Downey Jr. That crush tends to be a favorite of mine. Kind’ve like the George Clooney to the older generation.

All these guys all have something similar. Dark hair, intense facial assets, being witty and charming. I swoon over all of it. I would melt in their arms if I ever ran into any of these Hollywood celebs. In celebration of Father’s Day, I’d like to honor this post to the cool hip dads out there, with also some cool Father’s Day Gift items these cool hip dads would possibly like. be sure to check out my other Father’s Day Gift inspiration post linked below!!

Bike Phone Holder For Any Smartphone or Bicycle ($59)

Etsy Shop:  The BeeBe Company

Bike Phone Holder

The leather smartphone holder simplifies listening to music or using maps on a bike. It’s light weight, extremely quick to wrap onto or remove from a bike’s top tube or handlebars.


Home Is Where Dad Is Mug ($18)

Etsy Shop: smallglow

Home Mug

11-15oz. mug, perfect for dad’s morning cup of joe.

Number Shirt for Dad ($21)

Etsy Shop: bkykid

Number Shirt

Give dad a small back rub on this race number-shaped road with your cars. Give Dad a mini motor massage! A super fun Father’s Day gift!!


Leather Valet Trey ($22)

Etsy Shop: ThePathlessTraveled

Valet Trey

Corral dads phone, wallet, keys, change, charger – everything – with this handsome leather valet. These classic pieces are equally at home on an entry table, bookshelf, desk or dresser – anywhere dad can toss his loose bits and bobs.



Be sure to also check out my Gifts for Dad Ideas HERE.


Have a great Father’s Day weekend to you all!!!!


2016 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day 2016

June is an amazing month for me. It’s the beginning of summer, the warm toasty weather feels awesome to the skin, and gives your that wonderful sun-kissed color, and its also a celebration month of Father’s Day, and many birthdays including: my oldest son Jaeden, my dad, and also myself!!

My son Jaeden’s birthday is on the 19th which happen’s to fall on Father’s Day this year, and my dad’s birthday is the 21st, which is 2 days after Father’s Day. So in the spirit of celebrating my dad’s birthday and all dad’s out there, here is my annual Father’s Day Gift Guide.

This year I went for a wood collection theme as, lately I’ve been loving the teak, pine textures, as well as leather, wood, and canvas. All the following elements have been inspired in the selection of items I’ve chosen for Father’s Day Gifts!

2016 Father’s Day Gift Guide:

KANGOL Wool Driver Cap ($48)

What perfect dapper hat would not look good on any dad or grandpa? Especially a classic Kangol hat?
Crafted from wool, this timeless style, is a cap perfect for cold-weather.

Herschel Retreat Backpack In Black ($169)

My hubby has been traveling for business a lot. From Portland, to Cincy, to SF, what better essential would he need for his laptop, but this backpack?! Perfect for a student or frequent traveler. (It can fit laptops up to 15″)


Moshi’iGlaze iPhone 6 Plus & 6s Plus Case ($50)

Slim, faux leather iPhone case is perfect to pair with a retreat backpack!

Garrett Leight California Optical Brooks 47 Sunglasses ($375)

Classic contemporary eyewear, fusing traditional craftsmanship with a culture-inspired design. Lightweight, brown-square, stylish, totally luxe and street-ready.

Master & Dynamic MH30 On Ear Headphones ($329)

Headphones with style. Foldable, case included, stainless steel & real leather. Watch out now Beats By Dre!

Mountain Bike Screen Print Wood Painting ($119)

3 12″ by 24″ rectangular panels, perfect for his office, or mancave! Natural birch wood, painted with dark walnut, then white ink. Handmade, and ready to hang!!

Teakwood S’well Water Bottle ($35)

Stainless steel and painted to imitate wood. This water bottle keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot for 12. It can also old 25oz of an entire bottle of wine!

Skyline Wooden Bowties ($55)

Created by Adam Teague and Time Paslay from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both men were looking to fill the void in men’s accessories. Developing hand crafted bow ties that fused old school craftsmanship with modern style. This distinctive material became a result of an innovative product within the fashion industry!

Jamie Clawson Macbook Leather Cover ($55)

Give your Macbook a touch of personality with colorful leather covers! They stick on evenly on the top lid with 3M adhesive and never leave residue behind.

  Personalized Craft Beer Carrier ($80)

Budget Friendly Version ($59)

 Delight your favorite homebrew enthusiast with a customized pine-wood carrier and two amber-glass growlers that are perfect for any craft beer!

Sperry Top-Sider Halyard LTT ($49.99)

Forget the sailboats. Step up to the modern era of cool when you party on deck in the Halyard.
Happy shopping ladies! I hope you found some help through my gift ideas.
Check out last years Father’s Day Gift guide HERE.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas Ft. The Strap Smith

Father's Day Gift Ideas
Father’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re like me and had intentions of making something for daddy, but fell short due to work, and a busy schedule; you’ll definitely find some nice inspiration here. The last couple of Father’s Day’s I’ve created gift baskets, bbq themed, cooking themed, and random basketball baller gift combos. One action of kindness that will make your gift giving a lot easier is sticking to a theme of the gift, color trend, electronics, or just his interest. If you’re gift giving for your husband or own dad, keep in mind of what he’s into.
Above is a general idea of what I believe an active/ traveling type of guy would possibly appreciate. Out of all the items gathered, I believe you can’t go wrong with the apple watch.

Going Above And Beyond

Now, of course not everyone has $300-$400 dollars to easily spend. But here’s one thing I’d like to share –If you do have and extra $300-$500 willing to spend on Father’s Day is a fine and dandy idea. Purchase the most standard apple watch, if they already own an apple watch (EVEN BETTER!) Check out The Strap Smith. After being featured on one of my favorites YouTube vloggers vlogs, I couldn’t get this vendor off my mind!!! It’s purely genius to have a custom strap to an apple watch.
Apple Watch: $300-$1,700
The Strap Smith: $180-$200
(Louis Vuitton/Gucci Straps)
DISCLAIMER: I do not have $700 easily to spend to do this, but if I did, I would go this route. 
Here are my true feelings on the apple watch.
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Like every piece of new technology, I’d hold off and wait, until the next version.
Maybe next Father’s Day. But realistically, I may just order THIS.

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