Monday, May 6, 2013

Gifts For The Mothers In Your Life

Photograph of Natalia Vodianova and her daughter, Vogue.  

I remember celebrating Mother's Day as a child - my sister, brother and I would usually go to our local mall with my dad the day before. As we left we always told my mom "we have something we have to do, but YOU can't come with us." We wanted my mom to know that we were trying to plan and do something for her for once - the woman who made sure all 3 of us had individually labeled lunches every morning, went to school with the latest Esprit bag and Guess jeans, got to dance classes and baseball games on time, who made 10:00 p.m. runs to the pharmacy for Robitussin and paint for last minute science projects, and who volunteered to lead our Girl Scout troop and pick-up half the cheerleading team for early morning practices.  
 Cut to 2013 - here I am, now a mother myself, and my mom is still taking care of me. She still answers my phone calls with "How's my baby girl?", brings me Robitussin when she hears my nasaly cough over the phone, makes sure I have the perfect dress to wear to a friend's wedding, and goes to the grocery store when she discovers my refrigerator is bare. In my new role as a mother, living a crazy, busy life, I sometimes feel like I'm responsible for it all and the term "no rest for the weary" has become my new mantra (Mothers? Am I right?) What I truly appreciate is my mom still treating me like her child and her daughter.  It's wonderful to know that she's still there to take care of me and on Sunday I'll be celebrating her. 

Telling your mother how much you love and appreciate her is always the best gift you can give, but here are a few small things to say thank you and hopefully, make her smile. 

Eva Bracelet, $67,

I love this bracelet for its simplicity and pops of beautiful color. My mom wears a lot of ethnic-inspired jewelry and this piece is unique, but still incredibly chic. 

Galvanized Window Planters, $19.95-$29.95, 

A window box full of herbs not only adds life and color to the kitchen, it's a constant inspiration to get cooking. 

Double-Tassel Necklace, $68, 

This versatile necklace will go with just about everything in my mom's closet and the tassel detail reminds me of one she had when I was a kid. 

Tavira Ceramic Platter, $31.96, 

For the mothers who love to entertain, this platter is perfect for serving appetizers at spring and summer parties. 

Martha's latest book was just released on April 23rd and is full of tips, plans, recipes and insight into living a good, LONG, life. 

James Placemat, Set of 6, $48, 

My mom is constantly changing her place mats and this set caught my eye when I visited Pacific and Rose's boutique at the Long Beach Flea Market last month. 

Best Mom Card, $4.50, 1canoe2 on 

This year, I ordered these fab cards from 1 Canoe 2 on Etsy. Aren't they perfect?! 

Have a great week and Happy Mother's Day everyone! 


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