Mothers Day

Mother’s Day Is Every Day

I completely forgot to post about Mother’s Day but every day is Mother’s Day right?! Of course it is! When you are a mom, all days are filled with every emotion possible. The roller coaster can take you from zero to ninety with the tiniest gesture from your children. A grab of your finger or a heartfelt hug with their little arms can make your heart burst with love and happiness. A surge of patience can be felt as you discover yet another crayon scribble on your white kitchen cupboards and walls. Red hot frustration when you find your expensive eye cream being used as ‘finger paint’ on sofa, of all places. Sadness when you finally get a moment to yourself and all you end up doing is missing your little one. Relief when you finally get them into bed for the night. Guilt for feeling relief that they have gone to bed and you finally get a break for the day. And lastly, back to love and bursting happiness as you creep over their crib and watch them sleeping before you pass out from exhaustion in your own bed. Or sofa. Whatever is closest. This roller coaster happens daily too! It’s absolute torture – I kind of love it too. That is why I feel like every single day is Mother’s Day in a sense. We do however get that one day a year when it is publicly acknowledge and usually filled with spoiling of some kind. My day was great too! I must admit the weekend started off rocky. Being the emotionally unstable and pregnant woman that I am lately, I chose to pick a fight with the husband the day before. I have absolutely no clue what I was pissed about, couldn’t remember for the life of me right now. Whatever it was it blew over. It is not uncommon for me to overreact lately! (I don’t recall being like this in my first pregnancy…. it’s because it’s a boy I swear!) Sunday, Mother’s Day, ended up going much smoother and without arguments. I woke up to a beautifully cooked breakfast and enjoyed a full pack of bacon. There is never enough bacon. After a big home cooked breakfast, we played around and took some photos! I really wanted some belly shots before I got too large and some candid moments with Hallie. Henry is pretty good with the camera too so we had fun with a mini photoshoot. The afternoon revolved entirely around eating – again! I think that is what we did all day. EAT. That is what you do when you are pregnant though right?! The weather was really undecided so the moment we had some solid sunshine, we set up outside for an early supper. I as usual had a ton of fun styling the table and experimenting with using different serving dishes. My favourite detail of the meal was actually using lush throw and pillows on our chairs. Just added a touch of class to the table.

Aside from all of the fun we had, the most important thing about the day was the quality time spent with my family. With my mom so close we got to spend it with her so we had three generations present; myself, my mom and my daughter. Such a special time to appreciate the women in your life and honour the blessing it is to be a mama. I know how proud I am to be Hallie’s mama and am filled with excitement (and major nerves/anxiety) to be a mama of two very, very soon.

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day and again, so sorry for being so late to the party on this post!

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Mother’s Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day! I still consider myself a very new mom, and this weekend will mark my second year celebrating this very special day. I always made a big deal out of the day for MY mom and have to say, it’s even more special that I can now share the day with her. I think there are so many ways to show mom gratitude and appreciation! Gifts are always such a wonderful sentiment but sometimes it’s all about the little things.

Sleeping in. Sleeping through the night. Sleeping like my husband sleeps. Those would all be wonderful things to be given this mother’s day. The ability to sleep on my stomach and drink a bottle of wine (not in that order) would be AMAZING. Those are not possible right now due to being a pregnant mommy. My time will come very soon though! Then sometimes I think, man a day at the spa would be a fantastic mother’s day gift. But that would require me spending hours AWAY from my baby when I would probably just miss her like crazy and suffer major FOMA. I think mother’s day should be about spending quality time with the family and celebrating the very opportunity that I am blessed to be someone’s mommy. I did however read about one awesome tradition have decided to start it this year. It is to go to our local nursery, and between myself, my daughter and my mom, we will each pick out a flower that reminds us of one another. Then we will go home and plant it in the garden. Obviously Hallie is too young to realize what this is all about, but it will be fun to start anyways. I will just have to steer her in the direction of the peonies for now!

With all of that being said, it is pretty awesome to get a sweet present, whether it’s mother’s day or not. I have rounded up some treasures that I am totally LOVING right now and would be overjoyed to receive. A little bit of something for all of the mommies out there!

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GEO Knit Throw / Kate Spade Jewel Dish / Books From Indigo / Clay Inspired Wine Cooler / Anthropologie Candles / Eleanor Jewel Case / Oversized Wicker Throw Basket / Dottie Glassware

I am a sucker for throws. This GEO print is super fun and I feel it would be easy to work into any room, no matter the existing decor. I love the navy as well. The jewel dish would be a lovely gift for anyone who wears rings. I have one in my bathroom, by my bed and even near the kitchen sink. Just in case I need to remove my wedding rings. I have misplaced them once and NEVER want to do that again! Books can be a difficult gift to give. After some thought out research, these two are bound to hit the spot with any mom. One a nice easy bath tub read, and the other one that has a different perspective and brings out all the ‘feels’. This wine cooler is so cute! I can totally see it on my patio table, with a blend of different blues in glassware and a crisp white linen tablecloth. Very Mediterranean. I also plan to do a lot of white wine drinking this summer so a chiller will come in handy. This one can be soaked in cold water prior to keep an icy chill on your bottle that much longer. Full disclosure on Anthropologie candles. I have many. I have a backstroke supply in our hall closet. If my husband new that I spent an average of thirty dollars on each of these candles, he may not be my husband any longer. Light one of these puppies up though and you will forget all about how much you paid to breathe in that heavenly scent. Worth. Every. Penny. The Capri Blue candle is an Anthro signature smell – the one you inhale dreamily whenever you enter the store. The Voluspa is one of my absolute favourites. Feeling the sudden urge to light one just writing these words. Since this Christmas just past, I have become quite obsessed with jewelry boxes. I can’t believe I went without one for so many years in my twenties. I love having a beautiful case to house all of my bits and bobs in. This one here is the Eleanor case from Indigo and I love the femininity of it. Mom will too! These oversized wicker baskets are so fun. I plan to put one beside the new baby’s crib and fill it with swaddle blankets. There is just something about them that makes me feel like I am in Aladdin, I love them! The color palette is great too. Lastly, this Dottie inspired glassware from Crate & Barrel is super cute. Fresh and summery, alcoholic or not a drink is going to refresh!