Here’s to all the mamas!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This will be my very first Mother’s Day being a Mom myself. Being Jacob’s Mama has been one of the best gifts that God has given me. He has tested my patience, filled my heart with so much love and made me learn a lot more about myself. I never fully realized how much my mom loved me until the day I met Jacob.


Mother’s Day is a great time to show a Mom in your life how much she means to you and celebrate the person she is. Here are some gift ideas to make her feel special:

The Mother of All Mothers

Photo Album: Am I still the only one who collects actual photos still? Shutterfly makes it way too easy with their promotions of free 4×6 prints. I’ve accumulated hundreds of photos that need to go in albums. One of my favorite things to do is go through old photos and look back at great memories.

Bath Products: I love taking a nice hot bath to relax after a long day. This is a great gift for moms who love to soak in the tub!

Candles: I always have candles burning in our home. Different scents can help you feel relaxed and make you feel at ease. The candles from Aveda will make your home smell like a spa. Who wouldn’t want that?!

Coffee Mug: Each morning when I wake up I look forward to having my cup of joe. You could call it mama fuel because I know a lot of moms who run off their daily coffee fix.

Birthstone Eternity Ring: I have an alexandrite eternity ring in honor of my son who was born in the month of June. It’s one of my favorite pieces that I wear every single day!

A Manicure: Because who doesn’t love to be pampered and get their nails done?

Monogram: Anything monogram is always a great gift. Necklace, earrings, bags, shirts, anything monogrammed.

Her Favorite Perfume: A scent can bring back a memory or make you think of your favorite person. Whenever I smell the perfume “Angel” on someone I immediately think of my mom. I personally love the smell by Marc Jacobs, “Daisy”.

Flowers: I love having fresh flowers in my home and my favorite flower is the hydrangea. We used these in our wedding so they have sentimental value ( hint hint Brian).

Wine: I vote champagne.

Fun T-shirt: I have seen this “Mama Bear” shirt all over pintrest and I just think its too cute!

Earrings: Pearl earrings are classic and I love the idea of having a pair of earrings to remind me of a special day.

When picking out a gift for that special mom in your life, remember that it’s truly the thought that counts.

I’ve Got Spring Fever!!!

I’ve got some serious Spring Fever going on here in good ole North Carolina! ProFlowers reached out to me recently seeking my best floral inspired look. One of my favorite flowers is the tulip and this entire look is inspired by exactly that. 
I gotta say….. I love fresh flowers and what’s a better way to get rid of that spring fever than having a bouquet of those fresh smelling tulips on your office desk?! ( Hint Hint Fiance Brian)

2014 Resolutions

HAPPPPPPY New Year my friends! It’s that time of year again where we reflect on what we want to accomplish in the new year. I love creating goals for myself and while I seem to have the same ones for each year, I love having a road map to help me able to strive to do better.

Here are my new year resolutions for 2014. These are in no particular order and they are all just as important.


  1. Sleep more- I want to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. I know I preform a lot better mentally and physically when I have had my beauty rest.
  2. Get organized- My goal is to get organized at home and in the office. My desk at work looks like a tornado has hit and at home, I have waaaay too many clothes.
  3. Write (blog) more- writing is my creative outlet and I don’t do it enough. My goal is to write several more times a week.
  4. Get finances in order- Since we are getting married in 4 months, Brian and I have a goal to become more financially responsible together. We will save more, spend less in 2014.
  5. Eat cleaner- I am going to eat less processed foods this year. I will eat more of my favorite fruits and vegetables.
  6. Run ALOT- My goal is to train for a major run this year. Big things will be happening for 2014 in the running department. I want to be able to run a lot longer distances and will have the endurance for distance running.

 Well… There ya have it , my 6 major resolutions for 2014. I know this year is going to be a great year for us all! I can’t wait to see what the future will bring! 😉



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