I think what keeps her young is how many interests she has and how she keeps up with things by reading everything she can get her hands on and taking care of other people. She says the best way to forget about your problems is to volunteer for someone else. While she was here, she imparted lots of wisdom (even helped me hem James’ karate pants) and I can’t tell you how many times I said, “I didn’t know that!” She’s a special lady and we’re sad to see her go. Hopefully, we can go visit her next. #caliherewecome!
It’s almost time to celebrate the special ladies in our life with Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday. I’m thankful that my Grandma, at age 88, is still healthy and energetic enough to have visited from California. The truth is, she is just as vibrant as I remember her as a kid and does nearly as much as she always has.
If you’re in need of some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, check out this round-up of below that I had fun putting together for ya. (And if my hubby happens to be reading . . . ) Also, Nordstrom has Triple Points today through May 10, so it’s a good time to use your card if you have one.
1 Vegan Leather Reversible Tote – of course this HWH Everyday Favorite bag that was a Christmas gift from my parents last year tops my list of must-have items that a special woman in your life would love.
2 Friends with Benefits ‘Layla’ Headphones (also in black). A pair of wireless headphones is what I politely hinted to my husband I would like for Mother’s Day this year. Ok, I might have actually sent him the links. Guys need a little help sometimes. 😉 With all the exercising I do, I really can’t live without my iPod music. It’s the only way I get through 40 minutes of cardio, 6 days a week. I also saw this pair at Target (Beats by Dre – in various colors) that looks good and are on sale.
3 I Love You Mom pillow – Pretty sure my mom will be receiving this as a daily reminder of our love for her. It’s 12×24, 100% cotton with 100% feather fill. Machine washable.
4 Jaipur ‘Serenity’ Chevron Stripe Cotton Throw– 50×60 inches and perfect for cuddling up on the couch (a favorite pastime for most moms if they can snag a minute to sit down).
5 Initial Necklace – this is another HWH Everyday Favorite item that I wear in my love’s initial, but you can double or triple them up. The chain is 18″ and the charm is 1″ diameter.
6 Kate Spade Hawthorne Lane Tote – how cute is this red and pink striped bag?!?! Yes, please!!
7 Kendra Scott Rayne Tassel Pendant Necklace – anyone would love this tassel necklace. I have it in green and wear it all the time, with casual and dressy outfits.
8 Kate Spade Rise & Shine mug – If she gets up at the crack of dawn like I do and cherishes that first cup of coffee and tea, this mug is for her!
9 Kendra Scott ‘Ripley’ Triangle Stone Bracelet – Ever since I tried this 7″ bracelet on, I’ve been coveting it. It’s so, so pretty in person and pairs perfectly with my gold Kate Spade watch that has pink in it, but the bracelet comes in other colors too.
10 Chanel Chance – I don’t wear fragrance often, but this one is so good. Soft, sexy, romantic. My best girlfriends wear it too.
11 Kate Spade Sticky Notes – My friend Angela got me these for my birthday and they make working at my desk that much brighter. A paper lover would really appreciate these.
12 Betsy Johnson ‘Vintage’ Ruffle Trim Terry Robe (also in mint, blue and white). A short-sleeve ruffle robe like this is perfect for Spring/Summer when the longer/heavier robe waits patiently in the closet for the colder temps to return. Great for when you’ve gotten out of the shower and are getting ready or for lounging on weekend mornings.
13 Charles David Astro Espadrille Sandal – These fun-colored wedges come in other colors and add that extra pop of color to your outfit. Can’t beat comfy and cute!
14 MAC ‘Warm Neutral Times 15’ Eyeshadow Palette. This is the ‘warm’ version, but it also comes in ‘cool’ colors (limited edition Nordstrom exclusive offered at $85, but with 15 best-selling MAC shades is a $160 value).
15 Sam Edelman Gigi Leather Sandal – for everyday running around in a flat sandals, I dig these gold sandals. Doesn’t gold go with everything?!
KENDRA SCOTT GIVEAWAY
In honor of Mother’s Day and as a THANK YOU for all the wonderful people who read my blog, I’m giving away a Kendra Scott ‘Essie Drusy Friendship Bracelet & Kendra Scott ‘Rachel’ Two-Finger Ring & $150 Gift Certificate toward a purchase from Kendra Scott’s new COLOR BAR collection to one lucky reader. The Color Bar Collection is really cool- you can customize a piece of jewelry by choosing the stone color combination you prefer. Check it out here.
The giveaway winner will be announced next Wednesday.
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