Friday, May 05, 2017

mother's day gift guide & $50 giveaway! :)

As I write this I'm also thinking about my day with my three silly little gooses. Tonight Cristian and I slow danced in the living room before bed to a rendition of 'The Way You Look Tonight" and he was giggling and kept asking me to "turn around!' which meant twirl with him. He held my face with his chubby little fingers while he squished his little nose against mine and it was the sweetest thing ever. Gabriel was acting pretty strong-willed this afternoon while we went to the park and he's getting really good at flipping what I say to him around! But then we got home and asked "Come Mami chase me and then tickle me!" How could I say no to that sweetness and his cheesy little grin?! Lucia has been teething real hard these past few weeks but she'll still smile with me and would rather have me hold her which I don't mind. I know this doesn't last forever. So much of our day is busy and demanding but as I sit here and think back all I can think about are these moments that stand out the most. As Mother's Day approaches I can't help but think how they are my biggest gifts and I feel so incredibly blessed to be their mother!
 I'm seriously still in shock that it's May and even more so that Mother's Day is just around the corner! I wanted to put a quick gift guide together for any of you that might be needing some ideas. I'm always trying to find creative gifts but also things that are useful, ya know?! There are so many amazing gift guides out there but I wanted to add things that are both fun and for just about every budget.  Although gifts are always lovely, thoughtful gestures always win me over! If I could sleep in for about 2 hours then I will be set haha! Since our three are still pretty tiny and have no idea what Mother's Day is Benjamin usually has something special planned if he has off from work. Honestly, I just want all of us to be able to head to church together and have a lowkey afternoon eating waffles and hopefully enjoying a nice walk in warm weather! I hope you all get spoiled and sleep in too haha! I also wanted to give away a little something to one you lovelies and if you scroll down to the bottom of this post you can sign-up via rafflecopter for a chance to win $50 to one of my fave stores! Bet you can't guess which one ;P


1. I'm obsessed with the blush color of this Fit Bit Alta HR !
2. I love  Jo Malone fragrances and candles. It's such simple luxury and worth the splurge!
3. I go everywhere with my s'Well water bottle! It's such a great gift that is so useful especially for mama's like me that forget stay hydrated. This keeps things cold for 24 hrs and hot drinks for up to 12 and how pretty is this bottle?!
4. How cute are these tropical pj's and they come with an eye-mask too !
5. Wireless headphones are one of those thing's that I always think about buying for the gym but never do and these are so sleek!
6. Okay, so the Clarisonic cleansing system always makes my mother's day guide because it is truly that good.
7. I love a fun twist on a classic style and these pearl earrings are so chic!
8. I love coffee table books because they're beautiful and easy way to style a living room. I have this Vogue Style one in my shopping cart. Also- Humans of New York is such a cool gift and the stories are both heartwarming and eye-opening!
9. Who doesn't love cute work-out gear?! I always feel more motivated to work-out when I have the right gear that also happens to look cute and fit well. I also love the color of these Nike Roshe two kicks!
10. Candles are always a sweet and simple gift. This pineapple candle smells so good and once the candle burns out the container can be used to style a shelf!
11. These Karen Walker sunnies are so gorgeous and will surely brighten any mama on your list day!
12. I'm convinced everyone needs a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree in their home haha! If you follow me on Instagram and watch my Instastory then you know that I recently ordered my first Fiddle Leaf Fig tree online! They really are so beautiful in person. The reason I love giving plants as gifts is because if they are well taken care of then they will most likely last a lifetime. How special is that?! These trees are a bit picky and require lots of filtered sunlight (by a bright window) and they like to be dry between watering. Other than that once you receive it don't re-pot it right away until it gets used to your home and environment (give it a few months)!
13. Giving a Tiffany Key necklace is something that will be timeless and special. My Tiffany necklace is such a special piece of jewelry and I'm not a huge jewelry person!

Now for the really fun part! I wanted to give away a little something for a mama to spoil herself a bit this Mother's Day!  :)

Enter through the rafflecopter below!:
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Good Luck and Happy FRIDAY!

33 comments:

  1. This is so exciting!! Thank you!! I love Jo Malone and Swell. And After seeing your Fiddle Leaf Fig I so want one no its so so pretty!!!! thanks again good luck to everyone :)

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  2. Love your Mother's day guide and your style!!

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  3. I want that blush fitbit!

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  4. love those sunnies :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. Ma G delatorre5/5/17, 4:37 PM

    Que padres ideas!!!! Creo a mi mamá le fascinara el #12!������

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  6. I also enjoy giving and receiving plants as gifts. I think they are so special.

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  7. Kari Padilla5/5/17, 8:07 PM

    Suuuuch a smart idea to include the Fit Bit. I didn't even think of that as an option for my mom. Totally something to consider. Thanks, mama

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  8. I'm loving all the gift ideas! Thanks!

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  9. Fantastic gift ideas! I love the pineapple candle and I know my mom would love it too!

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  10. Great list!!! Love all the options and various price points! This mama would gladly accept any gift from this list ;)

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  11. Love those PJs! Agree on the plant gift, never a bad idea.

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  12. I love the water bottle!

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  13. That tiffany key necklace is so pretty! I love all of the things in the gift guide though!

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  14. I would love to get my mom some Nikes for Mothers's Day! My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

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  15. This is wonderful, I always buy my momma flowers and we plant them together <3

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  16. What a wonderful list of ideas! I hope you have a very happy Mother's Day!

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  17. Our waterbed sprung a leak and we had to throw it away, spend money we didn't have to replace it and found mold growing in the closet. I could use a win! lol
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  18. I'm convinced with you that I need the fiddle leaf tree!! But I'm also convinced I would kill it haha

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  19. I think plants make an awesome gift

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  20. Love that fit bit color as well. And that pineapple candle is adorable!

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  21. I'd love the flowers for my mama :)

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  22. the karen walker sunnies are so gorgeous!

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  23. Love the fiddle leaf fig tree! I have been looking for this plant for months!!

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  24. Great gift ideas! I want the wireless headphones.

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  25. These are some really nice ideas!

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  26. This is a great gift guide

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  27. amanda whitley5/9/17, 6:25 PM

    my mom is so hard to buy for, thanks for the ideas!

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  28. Love the Fitbit Alta HR!

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