Posts tagged ‘mothers day’

May 8, 2011

Happy Mama’s Day

foxy lady

matching bowl cuts!

mama & I on my wedding day

My first Mother’s Day!  Its been such an unbelievable experience being a mom – as much as I thought I was prepared for it, nothing could really prep me for all the ups, downs and everything in between of having your first child!

Having Baby H has truly opened my eyes to what mother’s go through – the feeling of wanting to do anything and everything for your child and putting their happiness and health above everything else!

My mom has always been such a rock and a strong lady – she has always been a great role model for me.  But I have to say, I don’t think I really could appreciate what she has gone through til I had my own 🙂  Well, Mom, just a big thank you for everything you’ve done over the years, I really hope to be as great a mom to Baby H as you are to me!

And to all the Mamas out there – Happy Mday! May you all be showered with kisses 🙂

my baby & i! (baby wearing shirt by Old Navy, H&M jeans, Mexx shoes; mama wearing h&m leggings)

May 1, 2011

Original Momma’s Day Gift Ideas

As much as we aspire to be organized, orderly and on time – many of us lead such chaotic lives that we end up leaving things til the last minute. Such as gift-getting for that special lady in your life – Mama, Grandma, Aunty or any other woman who has played the all-important role of ‘mother’ to you.

Hopefully these suggestions can help you on your quest for a way to show your appreciation to mama.

image courtesy lemontreepat.com

Yummy sweets for the sweet 😉 Macarons to die for – personally taste tested by moi! The talented Kelly Lee of Lemontree Patisserie makes these scrumptious goodies in Toronto and you can find her at St. Lawrence Market on market days.

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If you have a mama who collects things (*ahem*and thats collects not hoards) then you can find a unique way of adding to her collection.  My dear mum loves anything to do with pigs – so this gold  piggybank designed by Harry Allen from the AGO gift shop would sit proudly on her pig-shelf. Apparently it holds $10,000 in dollar bills!

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Whether your momdukes loves real bling or is a fan of fashion jewelery, give her a pretty box to store her goodies in and she will be charmed. This impressionist-inspired one from Anthropologie is a nice pick for artsy ladies.

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Practical doesn’t have to mean boring and this beaut of a brolly is a prime example.  Show mom you want to ‘shower’ her with love (cheese-factor!) and shield her from the elements with the far from plain rain protector shown here by Toronto’s own ThisIsJ.

image courtesy luved.ca

Moms come in all shapes and sizes and Luved is a clothing line that totally embraces that.  Find gorgeous easy-to-wear pieces that will last forever (I should know, Luved is a definite staple in my closet!). While you’re there pick out something for yourself – after all, you deserve a treat too!

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Keep her organized and lookin good with this gorgeous makeup case set.  If she’s a jet setter she’ll love being able to use this on the go and with wipeable insides, the MelissaBeth makeup case set is fashionable and functional!

image courtesy domistylegifts.com

For all those lovely meals she’s slaved over for you (or for all those time she’s cramped up her finger ordering takeout) how about treating Mom to a gorgeous new apron?  Domistylegifts.com  creates modern and unique silk screened and embroidered aprons for the stylish and sassy chef of the home.  They have cute messages such as ‘Will cook for shoes’ and ‘Microwave Maven’.

So there you have it folks – hope this has gotten your creative juices flowing and some ideas pumping to treat Mom to something special for her day.  As for me, I’ll be taking mama to high tea – a tradition we started a few years ago and such a great opportunity to get dressed up, nosh on some yummy treats and most importantly – spend quality time together.

Have a great week!

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