10 perfect gifts for mother day |

 


Mothers Day is coming up and with that comes trying to get the women in your life the perfect gift.  I have came up with a few options that are sure to make that special lady extremely happy.  Most of these I would love to get (hint hint T!) So I know your wife/mom will to!

1. Spa day

Most every woman would enjoy to be surprised with a certificate for a spa day.  Facial, Mani/Pedi, Massage, etc.  This is something that every woman would be thrilled to get because with the title of “mom” we all need R&R.

2. Personalized Gifts

Face it, us moms love personalized items.  Whether it be our children’s birthdays, anniversary date, etc, on some type of item… we love all things personal and took some thought.  My current favorite is personalized necklaces with our sons birthdates in roman numerals.  It’s a gift that I will cherish forever because it was the two best days of my life. There are several items you can get that can be personalized.  Check out these cute items—-> 1 | 2 | 3

3. Target Gift Card

You read that correctly.  If you are clueless and not sure what to get, stop at Target and get a gift card and some flowers.  I promise she will love you forever when you hand that little red card to her and tell her to go spoil herself.  However, she most likely will end up in the kid section and spend it on baby clothes but its the thought that counts. Snag that gift card HERE!

4. Clothes

If you know your mom pretty well and can pick her out some nice clothes that’ll really top her day.  Most the time as moms, we tend to spend all our money on our children so being gifted something that they normally wouldn’t spend money on for their selves is a huge plus.  Check out a cute shirt, or maybe some comfy pajamas. Check out these stores —> 1 | 2

5. Makeup/Makeup Gift Card

If your wife/mom is into makeup stop by Ulta or Sephora and let them help you pick something out.  They know the latest trends and can find a perfect eyeshadow palette or contour palette that will make that woman happy.  If all else fails, just snag a Gift Card and she can spoil herself later! 1 | 2 | 3

6.  Watch

Snag her the up to date watch like a apple watch or even a classic style of watch to top her day.  If she uses a watch daily, then it’ll be the perfect accessory to have on her hand. 1 | 2

7. Craft from your children/grandchildren

Moms always love to get homemade items, whether it be a craft you did with your children for her or something you made yourself, a hand made item is sure to make her smile.  Search on Pinterest for the perfect mothers day craft, and get going!

8. A vacation

If your woman likes to travel and have fun, book her a surprise vacay and give her the info on mothers day along with some roses or a gift card to buy clothes for the big trip.  It’ll make her excited for the upcoming trip and really who doesn’t want a surprise trip!

9. A nice dinner at her favorite restaurant

Surprise her with a night out (kids or no kids) and take her to her favorite restaurant to eat at.  This is a perfect gift for older moms who want to visit their kids who no longer live under their roof or for younger moms who want to get out of the house and have a night out.

10. A clean house.  Nothing will make your wife or mother more happy then to come home to a clean, spotless house!  This is the most wanted gift by several women but make sure to throw in something above ^ to keep yourself outta the dog house!

Being a mom has became the best thing to ever happen to me.  Today my heart is filled with joy as I saw my oldest son care for his younger brother.  As this event happened, tears filled my eyes.  If you’ve read any of my previous, personal blogs you will know that our littlest boy, Wilder has a unilateral cleft lip and palette and it hasn’t been the easiest pregnancy on our family.  Wilder was crying because he was hungry and I was trying to hurry and finish my salad before feeding him the rest of his bottle.  All of a sudden I noticed it was peace and quiet… I stood up and walked over to where Wilder was at, and there was Archer sitting next to him trying to feed him in bottle.  The thing with having a cleft baby is you have to hold the bottle a certain way and due to his NAM, it makes it difficult to feed him.  Archer was trying so hard to calm his little bro by feeding him and wasn’t doing much good but my heart filled with joy but also sadness because if Wilder didn’t have this cleft, I know that Archer would be able to feed him and would be so happy to do so.  I have came to terms with his cleft and I love him and it just the way he is, but my heart still aches that my perfect little boy will go through surgeries, and struggles more then any other child his own age.  As his first surgery approaches quickly I become more saddened and nervous for him to get it done.  It’s a feeling that no parent should ever have to have but it’s life and it is grabbing the situation by the reigns and guiding it.  I love my boys and I love being their mom.  Mothers day is the end of this week and I cannot wait to spend it with my mom and my children.

If you have any other gift suggestions, leave them in the comments.. I would love to hear!

Top 9 beauty routine |

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I wasn’t too much into skin care until the last few years.  I never really thought about my skin or what I was putting on it, etc.  I stepped up my game and found some amazing products that help my skin be acne free, and helps it glow.  I have super dry skin, sometimes it get’s to the point of peeling from my face.  My skin is also super sensitive so I like to use products that aren’t harsh on it that could cause irritation and redness.

This is what I use every single day.  Some products I use at night, some in the morning and some at both times!

I start each morning with washing my face.  I dampen it with warm water and then rub some of my polishing exfoliator on it and then use my clarisonic to scrub everything all around.  The polishing exfoliator helps to remove dry, rough, dead skin because it contains volcanic ash.  I have two clarisonics, but i choose to use my mia fit all the time because i like the size of it.  I have on the brush for cleaning pores which is one of my main concerns besides my dry skin.  After my skin is good and cleaned, I use my favorite product- Climate Control.  This still is like a miracle in a bottle.  I spritz a few pumps onto my face and rub it in.  I apply the origins, drink up intensive overnight face mask (I apply this both night + day) and let that sit for about 30 mins. prior to doing my makeup.  I like to use the Origins 2x a day because of how dry my skin is and the price is pretty cheap so I feel that I can use it 2x a day.  It does wonders for dry skin!  Once 30 mins goes by I apply Anti-Wrinkle treatment and Silk onto my face before doing my normal makeup routine.

When it comes to night routine, I start off my using some form of makeup remover to remove my eye makeup.  I am currently using Garnier, Skin Active Miscellar Cleansing Water to remove my waterproof makeup.  Next I use the Farmacy “clear bloom” makeup glidaway cleansing oil and cleanse my whole face.  This stuff is a weird combo but I really like it for removing and cleansing my face.  I wipe it all down and rinse and then apply another top favorite- Nanagai Oil in the areas that are specifically dry on me.  This would be my eyelids, chin, nose and I apply it on my lips as well.  Last step, is I apply the origins face mask (as mentioned above) all over and then I climb into bed.

This skin routine has really helped my skin become softer, and not near as dry.  I suffer from dry skin super bad and even adding or removing one of these products can make my skin go patchy and rough.

*If you are interested in any SeneGence products, please contact me through Facebook or email to order some.*

What is your favorite products that you like to use for your skin?

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Beauty Favs + Must Haves

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I have been so into makeup and beauty products lately that I always get asked what my top favs are.  Today I have decided to share with you my top 10 favorite beauty products!

I love buying makeup and am working on getting my vanity all created and setup so I can have a better place to do my tutorials and store all my makeup collection.  It isn’t quite finished yet but when it does I will make sure to share it with all you guys!  I don’t like to spend a ton of money on makeup + beauty products but that seems to be all I find that I fall in love with!  I hardly ever use product in my hair, which I should start but until I find the right products that I love then I don’t want to waste the money.  Some of my favorite brands of makeup + beauty things are all random.  I am really digging younique makeup lately as well as Jamberry.  I love supporting other moms with small business and MLM careers.  You can never go wrong with anything for Victorias Secret.  If you’d like to see a tutorial on this side dutch braid make sure to leave a comment below!

Here are my top ten beauty favs//

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