My due date is just a few days after Mother’s Day. Part of me wants baby out right this minute, but another part wants to wait so I can get a facial while there is still time. But I’m looking forward to spending the day with my family, regardless if we are three or four by that point.
My ideal Mother’s Day would start with bagels, because bagels sound amazing to Preg Me right now. Enjoying a slow morning and some spa time would be really, really nice. Then, since the weather has been gorgeous lately, I’d love to pack up a late lunch/early dinner and take it to the park so August and Bea can run around and we can all enjoy some sunshine. Winter is over, but it was so long and cold and miserable this year that every morning that I wake up and it’s nice out, I get so excited to open up the house and breathe the spring air. And then maybe ending my day in the bathtub. Or I could be up to my elbows in diapers and severely sleep deprived and spending the day snuggling my boys and a new baby and eating take out. Both options sound like good days; especially because one of those days involves me no longer being pregnant.
I thought I would round up some favorite things I’ve had my eye on lately and do a gift post before Mother’s Day comes. Not everyone who reads this is a mom, but we’ve all got mothers or grandmothers or other special ladies to celebrate. Or poke around the list for something for yourself because why the hell not?
You can customize this bracelet a lot of different ways. A birthdate, a name, initials, coordinates for where your child was born, etc. I love simple, delicate jewelry, and this piece would be great for everyday wear.
A cute robe is always nice to have around, because you can throw it on over whatever and instantly feel a bit more put together. Getting ready, making breakfast, hanging out, it all feels a smidge nicer if you’re draped in something a little glamorous.
A few weeks ago, I went to a terrarium workshop and had so much fun. I’ve never really had a green thumb or worked much with plants, but I enjoyed the crap out of arranging my tiny landscape. One of my plants already died, but oh well. Even if everything you put in this terrarium dies, it’s still going to look cute as shit.
I’m a big fan of Benefit’s products, and this kit is packed with some of my favorites. This is an easy, compact kit to give yourself some subtle color for spring, especially if you’re more inclined to go the no-makeup-makeup route.
This top looks comfy and sexy and it has been calling my name in my dreams. I love the twist detail on the back so much.
If I have to explain this to you then we can’t be friends. Sorry.
I got this as a sample recently, and even though my skin isn’t dry or irritated, this was really nice. It was very hydrating and refreshing, and it perked up my skin when I was looking pretty dull. This would probably be great during the spring and summer when you’re getting more sun exposure. Also, wear some SPF and a hat, dummies.
Flowers! These fluffy blooms are one of my favorites. Ranunculus are so feminine and springy (I am really into spring, if you couldn’t tell,) and they don’t need any crazy arranging. Just popping a few in a glass of water is perfect.
Something about hammered rings always reel me in. The texture and the not-so-perfectness of them makes them more appealing to me than a smooth finish. And one of the great things about a set of stackable rings like this is you can add to it later on if you have more kids. Or get rid of one if your kid decides to break your heart and become a philosophy major down the line.
I have been trying out the Infinite Shine polishes, and so far I’m loving them. They give a little more durability and wear than regular polish, but there is no crazy soak-off needed like with gel. You have to use them along with the Infinite Shine base and top coats, though. This color is my favorite right now. Every time I paint my nails I think I am going to change it up, but I go right back to Staying Neutral.
Gap’s activewear has been on point lately. One thing I am most looking forward to after baby comes is getting back in shape, and these are some really cute capris to do it in. Plus, they’re high rise; a huge plus post-pregnancy.
LUSH bath bombs are one of my favorite little indulgences. I try to keep one or two on hand so I always have something to make a rare soak in the rub feel even more luxurious. This is a new bomb I can’t wait to try. It’s made with soy milk powder and filled with rose petals and salts, scented with rose oil, rosewood and orange flower. Seriously dying to try this one out.
This is a pretty small frame, but would make an interesting accent on a gallery wall. You could put flowers, leaves, feathers, whatever in it. Maybe even a lock of hair from a first haircut? Is that creepy? Do people still do stuff with first hair trimmings?
How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this year? Anything in particular you’re hoping to do? Any surprises planned for the lady you’re celebrating?