Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas

With the closings, limitations, concerns, and interruptions in the normal Mother’s Day celebration ideas and retail shopping routine, Mother’s Day will be somewhat different this year, and that’s not a bad thing.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Curbside pick-up is a helpful, healthier, and convenient option (don’t spread the germs, but spread the tip love to our hero clerks) for these Mother’s Day celebration ideas gifts and ingredients.

Mother's Day celebration ideas

Going out to eat at a restaurant is out for this year, so we’re considering hosting a picnic complete with social distancing etiquette.

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Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt1

Warmer afternoons and sunny May days invite a picnic to the list of Mother’s Day celebration ideas.

Besides, a picnic spread gives me the perfect gift idea.

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Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt

One can never have enough romantic floral quilts in soft tones and shades of pink and green reminiscent of an English garden.

The Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt from Walmart is picnic perfect for a Mother’s Day spread and a lovely from me to you picnic parting gift.

Plastic Dinner Plate - Room Essentials™

Plastic Dinner Plate – Room Essentials™

Included in our picnic basket is a set of plastic dinner plates and gingham check napkins.

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DII Pink & White Reversible Gingham Check Napkin Set, 4 Pieces

Melamine is outdoor entertaining friendly, and offers an array of color and pattern choices.

Lenox® Butterfly Meadow® Melamine Small Butterfly Trays (Set of 2)Lenox® Butterfly Meadow® Melamine Small Butterfly Trays (Set of 2)

hibiscus flower

Inspired by the hibiscus plant my brother recently gifted me, I’ll be serving  hibiscus peach tea with fresh lemon slices and fresh mint.

Pure Leaf Peach Hibiscus Herbal Tea

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If you’re looking for an impressive taste of spring dish for a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch, snack or supper, Strawberry Watermelon Chicken Salad served with a light homemade basil dressing from Sandy aka Reluctant Entertainer is a standout dish.

Click HERE to get her divine recipe.

Agnes Pie Dish By AnthropologieAgnes Pie Dish By Anthropologie

Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche is the best of Southern light fare, or at least our idea of it.

Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche

Ingredients

6 thick bacon slices

2 ¼ cups milk

2 tablespoons butter

½ cup uncooked stone-ground grits

2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

1 teaspoon black pepper, divided

2 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

6 large eggs

2 ½ cups half-and-half

1 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup sliced green onions

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain and crumble.  Transfer 2 tsp. bacon drippings to a saucepan.

Bring drippings, milk, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Gradually whisk in grits, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper; cook, whisking constantly, 15 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cheese; let stand 10 minutes.  Stir in 1 egg; spread in a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set and browned. Sprinkle remaining 1 ½ cups cheese over warm grits, spreading to edges.  Let stand 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325°.  Combine half-and-half, cream, onions, and remaining 5 eggs, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper.  Pour over grits; sprinkle with crumbled bacon.  Place pan on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until lightly browned and just set. Let stand 20 minutes.  Run a sharp knife around edges of quiche; remove sides of pan.

-Southern Living

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Dave the Builder presented me with a bouquet of garden gardenias picked on his late evening walk around the grounds of Places In The Home (the backyard).

His Mother’s Day celebration ideas gesture is a gift to the senses.

Vintage pitchers and crystal rose bowls full of fresh cut gardenias make a pretty sight, and the intoxicating scent floats throughout the entire house.

Majestic Gifts Inc. Hand Cut and Mouth Blown Crystal Rose Bowl

I am so pleased with the look created with this arrangement of peonies from the Kroger floral department (included in our pick-up grocery order) paired with a variety of fresh cuttings that I’m adding it to my Mother’s Day celebration ideas portfolio.

The cost is minimal, the effort simple, and the finished result a visual gift to the eye.

I’m excited to try this Rose and Lemon Layer Cake recipe from Victoria Magazine made with lemon curd, lemon zest, and rose water.

With the help of a pastry bag fitted with a large fluted tip, oodles of delicate rose frosting rosettes complete this dessert stunner.

rose and lemon cake

Creative Mother’s Day celebration ideas show love and gratefulness in ways beyond retail.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts Game Plan

On the heels of Super Bowl fun, I thought a post about Valentine’s Day gift ideas titled Valentine’s Day gifts game plan might be appropriate.

After all, thoughtful design and implementation draws parallels between a winning strategy and devising a present perfect Valentine’s Day gifts game plan.

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Download, customize, and dazzle your Valentine with these Love Mail free Valentine’s Day printables by Darcy Miller Designs as featured by Better Homes & Gardens.

Click on the link below to download.

BHG Works of Heart

There are some that say Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday existing only  for commercial purposes.

Valentine’s Day is a hallmark holiday; a distinctive occasion to show love to the one or the ones we hold dear to our .

Distinctive tokens of that love deliver the message in style.

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For Her:

SG SUGU Animal Pattern Lightweight Medium Crossbody Bag with Tassel for WomenSG SUGU Animal Pattern Lightweight Medium Crossbody Bag with Tassel

Camo is set to have an in style moment this season.

Valentine's Day Gifts Game Plan

Scout Utility Jacket for Women

Sparkle and shine show the love and get to the heart of the matter.

Genuine Diamond 9.3 mm Stud Earrings in Sterling SilverGenuine Diamond 9.3 mm Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver

 

Heart Cuff Bracelet, GoldHeart Cuff Bracelet, Gold

Personalized Jewelry Bar NecklacePersonalized Jewelry Bar Necklace

 

Red Glitter Heart Box - Large

Red Heart Glitter Gift Box

Heart shaped gift box one Valentine’s day, heart shaped decor accent-jewelry dish holder-desk accessory the next.

Natural Wicker Petite Heart BoxNatural Wicker Petite Heart Box

It just so happens Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year.

The gift of travel travels well, and with Valentine’s Day being on a Friday it presents the perfect opportunity for a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway to a local hotel, one state over bed & breakfast, or destination to be determined by the recipient.

Blush Globe On Marble StandBlush Globe On Marble Stand

When the ad for this blush globe on marble stand appeared on my Facebook page, I immediately right clicked save image as knowing I wanted to include it in this Valentine’s Day gift game plan show and tell.

Here’s the idea:

Gift your Valentine this blush globe on marble stand, point him or her to the area of the world you have in mind, and tell him or her to pick the destination built for two.

Fredonia HotelFredonia Hotel & Convention Center

The Fredonia Hotel & Convention Center

A recent discovery, the historic Fredonia Hotel & Convention Center located in Nacogdoches, Texas is weekend getaway worthy.

Do You Know Your Wife Fill In The Blank Quiz Book

Do You Know Your Wife Fill In The Blank Quiz Book

Valentine’s Day travel games.

Do You Know Your Husband Fill In The Blank Quiz BookDo You Know Your Husband Fill In The Blank Quiz Book

Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter And Rose Oil Hand And Body LotionLove Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter And Rose Oil Hand And Body Lotion

I can personally attest to the wonderful rose scent of Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter And Rose Oil Hand And Body Lotion.

rose-scented-lotionThe scent is noticeable yet subtle, and the lotion has nice coverage with a smooth finish.

NEST Mini Rollerball TrioNEST Mini Rollerball Trio

An ad from a famous jewelry retailer featuring a terracotta flowerpot bedecked in its signature trademark color caught my eye.

Sticker shock promotes DIY inspiration.

Sweet Rhapsody Satin Enamel Interior/Exterior Paint and Primer in One SampleSweet Rhapsody Satin Enamel Interior/Exterior Paint and Primer in One Sample

All you’ll  need is a terracotta pot, a paint brush, and a BEHR ULTRA 8 oz. satin sample of Sweet Rhapsody or color match of your choice.

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Spring will be here in no time, and the buzz is building.

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A painted terracotta clay pot in designer inspired blue green will become a high end-high style home for spring violets, hydrangeas, or a full bloom house plant.

Ficus Lyrata Fiddle Leaf FigFicus Lyrata Fiddle Leaf Fig

-OR-

Seed packets paired with this 3pc Short Handled Tool Set Blue – Smith & Hawken™ garden tools set.

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3pc Short Handled Tool Set Blue - Smith & Hawken

3pc Short Handled Tool Set Blue – Smith & Hawken™

-OR-

pastel roses

Gift accordingly.

 

 SIREN SONG S/6 Las Flores Coaster Set, Ivory/Multi

Siren Song Set of 6 Las Flores Coaster Set, Ivory/Multi

 

heart copper mold

Made In Italy Copper Heart Mold

Options are good, so here we go with what I call the high-low fashion watch show and tell.

Bulova Men's Precisionist Leather Strap Watch

Bulova Men’s Precisionist Leather Strap Watch

his-and-hers-watches

Dress Sport Stainless Steel & Leather-Strap Watch 
Burberry Unisex Classic Checked Analog Quartz 38mm Watch

The price is definitely right on this smart watch ($24.99), the reviews good, the rating ★★★★ out of a possible ★★★★★, and the color divine.

JBL GO 2 Bluetooth Portable Waterproof Speaker - NavyJBL GO 2 Bluetooth Portable Waterproof Speaker 

 

iOttie - iON Wireless Mini Qi Certified Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone-AndroidiOttie – iON Wireless Mini Qi Certified Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone-Android

 

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Art of Shaving The Men’s 5-Pc. Unscented Starter Set

 

Library Of Congress Card Catalog Boxed Notecards

Library Of Congress Card Catalog Boxed Notecards

 

You're Dynamite Valentine's Hot Sauce Gift Set

You’re Dynamite Valentine’s Hot Sauce Gift Set

Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift SetScotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set

AmeriLeather Leather Three Way Backpack

AmeriLeather Leather Three Way Backpack

I hope this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan proves helpful in the pursuit of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift(s).

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

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At The Holiday Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Santa’s elves are working diligently to give last minute Christmas gift ideas inspiration to those of us who invariably feel the need to pick up one or two more little things for that special someone on our Christmas gift giving list.

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Zip-Top Wristlet For Women

All that glitters is a winter glam gift idea.

This super on-trend glitter wristlet from Old Navy is a great gift option for the holiday of it all as well as winter fetes and Mardi Gras gatherings.

I know this firsthand from the “I love it” reaction our daughter-in-law had when she found one in her stocking when they visited last week.

last minute Christmas gift ideas

Target order pickup is a life saver during these hectic holiday times, especially when the son and daughter-in-law volunteer to go on a Target run.

Earthenware Stocking Mug Pink - OpalhouseEarthenware Stocking Mug Pink – Opalhouse

As I flipped through the pages of last week’s weekly ad, this stocking mug caught my eye.

It’s got pencil, pen, and whatnot holder for my desk written all over it.

Clydesdale painting print

Art is the gift you can’t go wrong with.

Horse pink canvas print clydesdaleClydesdale Painting Canvas Print

JOSH YÖUNG DESIGN HOUSE

Josh Young – Domino

James Dean canvas print

James Dean Print by Phil Stern

An encore from Josh Young Design House.

Emma in blush framed

Emma in blushEmma in Blush

Andy Warhol Soup Can Die Cut Notecards Set Of 12Andy Warhol Soup Can Die Cut Notecards Set Of 12

Rae Dunn pen setRae Dunn Pen Set

Old And Wise Cane Pens Set Of 2Old And Wise Cane Pens Set Of 2

Leopard love this haircalf tray with leopard print from TJ Marshall’s (what I call it when the item can be found at both outlets).

Haircalf Tray With Leopard PrintHaircalf Tray With Leopard Print

marble cutting board with brass

Jay Import Marble Cutting Board With Brass

There’s nothing cheesy about spending the night in with delicious bites served in style with a side of all things cheesy trivia.

the big cheesy night in

Big Cheesy Night In Game

greens-ryobi-handheld-flashlights

Dave the Builder’s idea of Christmas lights.

18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless LED Light

18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless LED Light

Cookbooks, spices, sauces, and grilling kits are my last minute Christmas gift ideas go-to for the host, hostess, him, and/or her.

The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and StoriesThe Southerner’s Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories

last minute Christmas gift ideas

Jim Beam Grilling Essentials

Color, texture, and pattern for the holidays.

JBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Carabiner - CamoJBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Carabiner – Camo

 

2 Pack TAL 20 Ounce Modern Bottles Pink and Leopard2 Pack TAL 20 Ounce Modern Bottles Pink and Leopard

We’ve already had our big Christmas when the Canadian snowbirds were home, so I’m hitting the reset button for the second round of celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.

With all there is to do in these last few days before the big day, last minute Christmas gift ideas come in holiday handy.

I don’t want to rush, forget, or overlook the season and all its fabulous traditions, which can be easy to do if you don’t take a moment or two to take it all in.

Classic, old, and vintage Christmas songs on YouTube are keeping me company as I source and sip Christmas cider (apple cider or juice and red hots warmed on the stove until the red hots melt).

Now for a blast from Christmas past.

I found this Kmart in-store Christmas music from 1974 video on YouTube and to say it brings back holiday shopping to merry Muzak memories is an understatement.

Happy holiday shopping.

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In Holiday Style Hostess Gifts

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m ready to get the holiday style hostess gifts party started.

My here a list there a list, everywhere a list- list approach to holiday shopping and gifting is resulting in shopping carts brimming with goodies for home and hostess.

 

holiday style hostess gifts

shopping cart

Sharing the finds on my holiday style hostess gifts list and moodboard (yes, I mock up gift boards) with Mama Places In The Home proved a source of match game inspiration and direction.

The combination of matching gift with garb another is my decked out and dressed up holiday thing.

I’m a firm believer in head to toe house to home style, and in this season of gathering and gifting I like to give items that hit the holiday hostess style high note.

do small things with great loveThere’s Something About Lilac on Tumblr

Hostess gift etiquette works off the theory of appreciation.

The hostess/host strives to make every detail of the gathering perfect and memorable, and here’s where party guest gratitude comes in.

Patricia Green LOVE velvet slippersPatricia Green Velvet Slippers

Your token of appreciation doesn’t need to be extravagant or expensive to be thoughtful and stylish.

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Josh Young – Domino

Spot accents and accessories in animal print chic are always in season.

glass cheetah ornamentsGlass Animal Print Ornaments

Safavieh Handmade Soho Yamina Leopard N.Z. Wool Rug

Safavieh Handmade Soho Yamina Leopard N.Z. Wool Rug – 2′ x 3′

animal print upholstered chairs Christmas foyer

Victoria Magazine

leopard-print-fur-coat-bottle-coverLeopard-Print Fur Bottle Coat

Embroidered Animal Woven Tartan Pillow Cover, HaldenEmbroidered Animal Woven Tartan Pillow Cover, Halden

 

Merrylife Sherpa Throw Blanket Plush Fleece Comfort Soft Home Decorative Couch Blankets Travel Use CheetahMerrylife Sherpa Throw Blanket 

‘Tis the season for hosting and attending holiday celebrations, and that means dressing for the occasion in holiday style.

Glitter Knit Bell Sleeve TopGlitter Knit Bell Sleeve Top

Brooke Metallic Coated Ponte Ankle PantsBrooke Metallic Coated Ponte Ankle Pants

The holiday season only comes around once a year, and it’s a magical time  to revel in a little glitz and glamour.

Framed Leopard Day To Evening Bag1

Framed Leopard Day To Evening Bag

2-Piece Leopard-Print Faux Fur Hair Clips Set

2-Piece Leopard-Print Faux Fur Hair Clips Set

Krystal Faux Druzy Drop EarringsKrystal Faux Druzy Drop Earrings

Marble Dome Cake StandClassic Touch Marble Dome Cake Stand

Small Antique Gold Trinket Box With Handle

Small Antique Gold Trinket Box with Handle

Gold Agate Slice 3 Piece Cheese Knife SetGold Agate Slice 3 Piece Cheese Knife Set

wrapped gift in pink

Martha Stewart

Bowknot Back Crop Ribbed Knit Top in Black

Bowknot Back Crop Ribbed Knit Top in Black

Sweet Your Heart Bowknot Sequins Pleated Skirt in PinkSweet Your Heart Bowknot Sequins Pleated Skirt in Pink

pink pastel Christmas treeSouthern Living

Purple Cultured Freshwater Pearl Beaded Bracelet

Cultured Freshwater Pearl Beaded Bracelet

Diamonart 2 CT. T.W. White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Star Drop Earrings

Diamonart 2 CT. T.W. White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Star Drop Earrings

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum OrnamentViktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Ornament

The Complete Novels of Jane AustenThe Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Fragrance for home and hostess.

Illume Oud Wood Reed DiffuserIllume Oud Wood Reed Diffuser

Color, texture, and pattern shines in the holiday style hostess gift ideas spotlight.

tartan plaid accent chairs

Midwest Living

Off the Shoulder Satin Finish Blouse with Halter Bow Sash DetailCeCe Off the Shoulder Satin Finish Blouse with Halter Bow Sash Detail

Crepe Slim-Straight PantsNine West Crepe Slim-Straight Pants

How They Decorated Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth CenturyHow They Decorated Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century

 

Dublin red old-fashioned glasses

Dublin Red Double Old Fashioned Glasses

 

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Caspine Small VaseCaspine Small Vase

Fashion jewelry and/or a classic fashion piece in seasonal colors as a hostess gift?

Friends love to gift the gift of sparkle and shine.

emerald style statement bracelets

Esmeralda Emerald Green Rhinestone Statement Bracelet
Vince Camuto Dark Moss Green Button Hinge Bangle Bracelet

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Pinterest

Blue and white makes a grand holiday style presentation.

Journee Collection Loxley Women's High HeelsJournee Collection Loxley Women’s High Heels

Blue and white makes a grand holiday style presentation.

Blue and White Roses Ceramic Table LampBlue and White Roses Ceramic Table Lamp

geometric_jar_gift_wrap Geometric Ginger Jar Gift Wrap Sheets

French Bistro Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, Mixed BlueFrench Bistro Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, Mixed Blue

Fantastic price on this AERIN Seville napkin set.

AERIN Seville Napkin, Set of 4

snow soiree

This soirée top is pure festive fun.

Soiree sequined shirt

Soirée Top with Beaded Embroidery

soirée beaded top

Antique Mercury Glass Candle HoldersAntique Mercury Glass Candle Holders

 Regal Mini Metal Pitcher Regal Mini Metal Pitcher

Adelaide Faux Fur Pillow

Adelaide Faux Fur Pillow

Rabbit Head Bottle Opener

Godinger Rabbit Head Bottle Opener

It’s the most wonderful gift giving time of the year.

Complete the home for the holidays sentiment with stylish and chic in holiday style hostess gifts for home and hostess.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers unselfishly give so much of themselves to their child/children.

“Mother’s love grows by giving.”

– Charles Lamb

Haddon Sundblom printHaddon Sundblom

Mothers Day recognizes motherhood, the love a mother exemplifies, and sets aside a day to celebrate her through thought, word, action, tribute, and token.

mother and son paintingButterfly Kisses by Joe Bowler

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” 

—Unknown

mother kissing child

Fashion Gone Rogue

Our Mothers-Moms-New Moms-Mothers-in-law-Grandmothers-Woman Who is Like a Mother to Me deserve acknowledgement.

Perhaps these Mother’s Day gift ideas will lend inspiration and idea.

mother's day gift ideas

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Powder Pink Pattern Scarf

Wulofs Fashion Women Weaving Tassel Shoulder Bag Messenger Bag Crossbody Bag Beach Straw Bag (Pink)Wulofs Fashion Weaving Tassel Shoulder Bag (Pink)

 Sam Edelman Andy Leather Espadrille Sandals Sam Edelman Andy Leather Espadrille Sandals

Invicta Women's Bolt 28963 Rose Gold Watch

Invicta Women’s Bolt Rose Gold Watch

your-mother's-story

Your Mother’s Story

Bouqs Co. spring flowersSpring Style

Flora by Flora Nikrooz 2pk Knit ShortsFlora by Flora Nikrooz 2pk Knit Shorts

Lakshmi Kimono RobeLakshmi Kimono Robe

French linensVictoria Magazine

Vintage linens make a lovely keepsake gift.

Large Open Ended Pillow Shams

Large Open Ended Pillow Shams

Brunch Tartines and Crepes with Three-Citrus Compote

Brunch Tartines and Crepes with Three-Citrus Compote
Click HERE for recipe

French Dinner Napkins - Set of 9French Dinner Napkins – Set of 9

You know what pairs well with vintage French dinner napkins?

A gorgeous tablescape fit for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch.

White Linen Cutwork Tablecloth and Napkin SetWhite Linen Cutwork Tablecloth and Napkin Set

Moms of all ages love the gift of beauty.

After reading positive review after positive review for Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, it is now included as a must product in my morning and evening beauty regimen.

Mario Badescu 5-Pc. Glow Head To Toe SetMario Badescu 5-Pc. Glow Head To Toe Set

My mother swears by the benefits of the No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System.

No wonder it is a consistent top selling beauty product.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System

Welcome style home.

Ginger Jar Coir Mat

Ginger Jar Coir Mat

May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People's Houses by Wendy Goodman May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses
by Wendy Goodman

The art of May flowers.

Waiting for Spring Canvas Art PrintWaiting for Spring Canvas Art Print

tea-Harney-Sons-Fine-Teas

It’s amazing the things you can learn and learn to cherish having tea, talking, and making memories with your mother.

Mother’s Day Duo Mother’s Day Duo

I hope one or more of these Mother’s Day gift ideas guides you to the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her

The Places In The Home Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for him and her guide features objects of affection with love and style in mind.

Presenting your loved one with just the right gift or gifts on Valentine’s Day sets the tone for a grand and stylish celebration of love.

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Topping the With Love In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for him and her guide is a delectable one- Valentine’s Day breakfast for two.

Start your Valentine’s Day off on a delicious note.

breakfast-pancakes-with-blueberries

Foodiesfeed

Not a breakfast person?

How about a noontime nosh picnic built for two packed in a heart shaped picnic basket packed in this Picnic Time ‘Heart’ Willow Picnic Basket with Deluxe Service for Two.

heart-willow-picnic-basket

The Date Night Cookbook: Romantic Recipes & Easy Ideas to Inspire from Dawn till Dusk is your Valentine’s Day and night guide to delicious fun for two.

the date night cookbook

Flowers

Red roses seem to be the traditional flower and color most associated with Valentine’s Day.

Red roses are lovely, and tradition is, well, tradition, but I like to mix it up once and a Valentine’s Day while with a dozen pink, yellow, orange, or lavender roses.

Do you know the meaning behind the color of a rose?

Let’s get rose color to rose meaning educated, shall we?

Red = romance

soap-petals

Scented Soap Petals

Pink = love and gratitude

pink-rose-pillow

Chiffon Flower Cushion Cover

Yellow =  joy

Framed Yellow Roses Still-Life Original Oil on Board

Framed Yellow Roses Still-Life Original Oil on Board

Orange = desire, passion

I am improvising somewhat on this Valentine’s Day gift giving suggestion/ interpretation of the orange rose.

I have both a desire and a passion to order the Jennifer Taylor Lewis Bolstered Lounge Entryway Bench in brandied melon.

The bolster pillows remind me of rosettes which makes the piece perfect for Valentine’s Day rose gifting.

Jennifer Taylor Lewis Bolstered Lounge Entryway Bench - brandied melon

Jennifer Taylor Lewis Bolstered Lounge Entryway Bench

Lavender = love at first sight

lavender-rose-cake

Lavender Rose Cake

This With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her gift guide is packed with a variety of options.

Options are good, and these pull back Cupid’s arrow and take aim at the heart of the Valentine’s Day matter.

For Her:

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love-t-shirt

love-t-shirt-in-black

  Heart and Love Jersey T-shirts ♥

Super cute T-shirts for $2.99-4.99 each (tax and shipping not included).

I bought one of each.

Valentines-Day-silver-jewelry

  Belk 

Vlerra Beaded Heart Drop Earrings

♥  Baublebar Vlerra Beaded Heart Drop Earrings  

straw crossbody bag

JOSEKO Women Weave Rattan Shoulder

Enchanted Essentials Travel Size Soy Face Cleanser® & Sugar Lip Treatment Set

Enchanted Essentials Soy Face Cleanser® & Sugar Lip Treatment Set 

Gucci Flora By Gucci - Gorgeous Gardenia

Gucci Flora By Gucci – Gorgeous Gardenia

kate spade new york all that glistens 'spin the bottle' corkscrew

kate spade new york all that glistens ‘spin the bottle’ corkscrew

Ballerina Fashions Modern Muse♥ Ballerina: Fashions Modern Muse

The right color with a super price point, these Time and Tru slides from Walmart will put your love in a slip into springtime mood.

Women's Time and Tru Footbed Slide

Women’s Time and Tru Slide

linked-circle-necklace

Linked Circle Necklace

Own them.

Love them.

Kaari Blue Peggy slip on sneakers

Kaari Blue Peggy Slip On Sneakers

Coffee with friends on Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Friends Central Perk Mug

  Friends Central Perk Mug 

For Him:

 

Sunset Park LED 16" Bankers LampSunset Park LED 16″ Bankers Lamp

Owl Eyeglasses HolderOwl Eyeglasses Holder 

Vintage Royal Regiment Ceramic Soldier Cologne Decanter

  Vintage Royal Regiment Ceramic Soldier Cologne Decanter 

Geaux Tigers!

It’s a Louisiana thing and the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Nike Men's Louisiana State University 2019 National Champions Celebration T-shirt

  Nike Men’s LSU 2019 National Champions Celebration T-shirt 

Dublin Stackable Decanter with 2 Glasses  Godinger Dublin Stackable Decanter with 2 Glasses 

Calvin Klein Beauty Eternity After Shave for Men, 3.4 Oz

Calvin Klein Beauty Eternity After Shave for Men, 3.4 Oz  

 

Lacoste Croco slide

Lacoste Croco Slide

 

Way To Celebrate Valentine's Day Plush, Panda

♥  Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day Plush, Panda ♥ 

 

George oxford shoe for men

 

George Men’s Knit Oxford Shoe 

Turtle Decorative Ottoman Footstool

 ♥ Turtle Decorative Ottoman Footstool

Put a Little Sizzle In Your Valentine’s Day with a grill, chill, and thrill evening.

grill apron Grill Apron

cuts-of-steak

Kitchn –  Christine Gallary

Ozark Trail 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set

Ozark Trail 3 Piece Cast Iron Skillet Set

Jack Daniels Classic Steakhouse Marinade In-A-Bag

Jack Daniel’s Classic Steakhouse Marinade In-A-Bag

Gusto's RUBS of the SOUTH - Excellent Barbecue Sampler Gift Set

♥  Gusto’s RUBS of the SOUTH – Excellent Barbecue Sampler Gift Set  

TABASCO® Hard-to-Find Sauce Gift Set

 ♥  TABASCO® Hard-to-Find Sauce Gift Set

red-sauvignon blanc-rose-wine

valentine day chocolate candy

I hope this With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for Him and Her gets your into the spirit of love and Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

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With Love: Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions

May flowers, fun in the sun travel finds, colorful accessories and someone’s in the kitchen baking with Mom gadgets to celebrate and commemorate Mom make this year’s Mother’s Day gift suggestions list.

Once a theme is established the special attention to Mother’s Day gift details fall into place.

Take the following for example.

After playing this fun in the sun and sand video, who wouldn’t be inspired?

Beach weather is here for some, right around the corner for others.

A day of, weekend getaway or week long fun in the sun vacation makes a big splash for Mother’s Day gift suggestions giving.

Wrap up these stylish travel adventure-fun in the sun and sand gifts and Mom is good to go.

Appeal to the whimsical style and the sand and sun aspect of Mother’s Day gift suggestions by presenting Mom the Life’s a Beach Throw Pillow by Beachcrest Home as a Mother’s Day card. 

wishboneLucky Token Keychain

Oceane eau de toilette

Outremer Mini Eau De Toilette

Live a great story and make sure to take notes and pictures of the people, places and things along the way.

Live a Great Story Journal

Pearls have long been a traditional choice of Mother’s Day gift.  I particularly like the new traditional styles, and love the classic traditional meets new trad look created when pairing the two styles.  pearl-necklaces

Belpearl 14k Freshwater Pearl Necklace  ||  Lapis LoisHand-Knotted Moonstone & Pearl Beaded Necklace  ||  Majorica Tu y Yo Pearly Stud Earrings

La vie est belle eau de parfumLa vie est Belle eau de Parfum

Flowers come in all colors and styles for Mother’s Day gift suggestions inspiration.

rose blush

Milani Rose Powder Blush

Handpicked

Handpicked : Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements

wrapped canvas print

Rue Cambon Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas

Color Mom’s World in Shades of Color Love

 

plaid lamp shade

Nautilus Bold Plaid Shade Ovo Table Lamp

 

silk scarf

Patterned Silk Scarf

 

Everlasting Flower Real Pressed Flowers Sterling Silver Heart Drop Earrings

Everlasting Flower Real Pressed Flowers Sterling Silver Heart Drop Earrings

 

Faye Half Moon Straw Crossbody

Faye Half Moon Straw Crossbody

18k Two-tone Yellow Goldplated Diamond Accent Greek Key Bangle Bracelet

 

Happy gifting!

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