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The Ultimate 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide

By Tammy Woeppel

The Ultimate 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is coming up fast and that means wishlist time! Personally, I think that I am the easiest person to shop for as I truly love everything from a chic candle to a serious, keepsake piece of designer jewelry, but not everyone falls under that category. Below, I listed some products that are a little more off-the-beaten-path than your average bouquet of flowers and chocolates (although, those are certainly always welcome!), yet are surefire ways to make mom smile.

 1. Mignonne Gavigan Earrings, $125 -the most fun, edgy-yet-wearable accessories that instantly elevate any jeans/tee shirt combo 

2. Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum, $185- I have yet to hear anything less than an evangelical review of this wonder serum. Even though it's a bit of an investment, I'm ready to see what all the hype is about!

3. Chanel Boy Bag from The Real Real, $4000- As long as we're wishing, I'm going for it hard. I have been lusting after a red boy since I had an unexpected encounter with Zanna Rassi carrying hers while we were both shopping in Buy Buy Baby. It was love at first sight! 

4. Color Me Floral, $24- my love of florals has no color limits, but there is something especially chic and sophisticated about a monochromatic arrangement.

5. Loeffler Randall Heel, $495- These bedazzled heels are just the ticket to dress up an LBD.

6. Luna Skye Ring from Ring Concierge, $1100- Traditionally, Mother's Day is a huge jewelry-gifting holiday, and I for one am not about to go against tradition. Lately, I've really been coveting the idea of a signet ring- traditional or modern both work for me, but I must admit I love the cool twist on this one with stars and moon motif.

7. LoveShackFancy Dress, $395- this clothing line is my spirit animal. I'll take one of everything! 

8. Family Cameo Print, $75-$175- For a slightly quirkier take on a traditional keepsake family photo.

9. Produce Tees Pineapple Shirt, $35- this is actually a line of maternity tops bearing the fruit that correspond to the appropriate number of weeks pregnant (perfect idea for the mom-to-be). Despite my non-pregnant status, this pineapple was just too cute and smile-inducing to pass up! There is also an adorable matching watermelon tee/onesie set for mama and bebe. 

10. Paris Picnic Club, $19- Imagine that your friend is a crazy talented chef that  co-authored a gorgeous collection of recipes based on her time in Paris, where a weekly picnic turned into a pop-up restaurant. Oh, and manages to create all the dreamy illustrations...while pregnant! You #humblebrag all about it and put it on your Mother's Day list asap.

Leave a comment below with the ways you're planning on celebrating Mother's Day this year!



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15 Sweet Ideas for a Healthier Easter Basket!

By Tammy Woeppel

15 Sweet Ideas for a Healthier Easter Basket!

This is the first year that I'll be putting together an Easter Basket for my kids. Up until now, they've been too young to really grasp holidays, gift-giving, birthday parties, etc. I am the FURTHEST thing from a pinterest mom. My mantra is more like "how little can I get away with", especially since my business and normal daily life with 2 super active toddlers needs the majority of my focus. However, I think 4 years is a sufficient amount of time to milk their lack of understanding so this year I am getting in the spirit! While we definitely have our share of junk food, pizza, and french fries, I am not interested in handing them giant piles of high-fructose corn syrup colored by artificial dyes. Not to mention all those plastic eggs that wind up in landfills every year. We'll definitely be ditching those and trying this adorable alternative to the plastic easter egg or these too cute papier mache ones! I've also looked for some healthier sweet options-- It's important to note that they are still not 'health' foods and therefore should be an occasional treat. I also included plenty of activity/craft-based toys, Easter-appropriate books ideas, as well as the obligatory-yet-much-cuter-than-the-average stuffed bunny doll. All packaged up in a basket that gets a serious style upgrade. Read ahead to see what's going in my Easter baskets this year and get some inspo for your little ones:

1. Egg sidewalk chalk from Crayola.

2. Farmer's market kit from Acorn Toy Shop.

3. Organic jelly beans from Surf Sweets Candies. More sweet options here and here. We also love this adorable Swedish-inspired candy shop and their use of clean ingredients.

4. Organic cocoa butter lip balms from Badger.

5. Octopus kite from Nature Baby

6. Charlotte's Web Book

7. Stop-motion claymation kit from Uncommon Goods.

8. Organic seed packet from Grow Organic.

9. Non-toxic bubble bath from Gryph and Ivy Rose.

10. Farmer's market basket from Rue Des Petits. Super cute options that also double as storage/home decor from Petit Pehr and Blessing Basket.

11. Denim bunny rattle from Norman and Jules.

12. Organic Bunny Grahams from Annie's. I'm also going to try making a substitute of my absolute favorite Easter treat, the good ol' Reese's Peanut Butter Egg with this recipe.

13. Mater and the Easter Buggy Book.

14. Dancing Eggs Game from HABA.

15. Rabbit & Possum Book.

We'd love to know what other items your kids will be receiving from The Easter Bunny this year- leave a comment below!




















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