Mother’s Day Gift Guide via Etsy

mothersdaygiftguideIf there is one person that I love to celebrate in this world it’s my Mom. My encouraging, fun, honest, supportive, stylish, talented, loving, tender hearted and kind Mom. She’s the kind of mother you can’t wait to introduce to your friends so they finally understand why you are the way you are; she’s the kind of mother who is up for any adventure or new restaurant; she’s the kind of mother you want to call for absolutely no reason at all except to make her laugh; she’s my mother, and she’s my best friend. (She’s also already in the middle of a mom-sob by this point so if you’d like to email her a tissue I’ll leave a link at the bottom. Love you, Glen).

I think the best gift to give to a mom is a thoughtful one. One that you know they’ll use and cherish and that will remind them of you when they see it. Etsy is chock full of unique gift ideas that are affordable, and often customizable. Here are the links to some of the ideas I had from above:

• Get her a piece of jewelry that will go with everything, and then get yourself one to match. It’s kind of like you’re with her all the time, and she with you. I really loved this minimal, beaded gold bracelet by Flakes New York.

• I always hear my mom talking about wanting to grow herbs at home, but never having the time to buy the tools to make it happen. Create an herb gardening kit for your mom: select a few seeds (Cilantro, Parsley, and Rosemary are a good place to start), choose your pots (I opted for these vintage tea tins here and here), and pick up some potting soil. Now all she has to do is give them a little water and watch them grow.

• A new weekender bag. Giving mom a more fashionable carry on is a good way to ween her off of that rolling suitcase that she found at the garage sale. Next, you bring up the trip you’ve been wanting the two of you to take together…

• Wine stoppers are a great way to keep wine fresh for that extra day, especially when the cork is presenting problems. These are customizable stoppers that are accented with the map of your choosing. Pick a place that means a lot to the two of you and I guarantee you it will be a frequent reminder of the memories.

• Lastly, a blanket that’s fit for spring. I know that my mom loves to wrap up in a blanket while she’s watching her newest Netflix obsession or catching up on SNL; her go-to-blanket is a cream colored microfleece, but with the summer heat I thought a lighter version might be a good idea. The Turkish towel product selection is made up of towels, shawls, blankets, etc; turkish blankets are lightweight and super soft, and I know from experience that they are a breathable and comfortable option for lounging on the couch on a warm, rainy day. There are a lot of color and pattern options available here.

 

Mother’s day is on Sunday. No matter if you give them anything, reach out to your mom and to other important ladies in your life, and let them know they are appreciated.

 

Speak to you all soon!

 

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Consider the Wldflwrs | Nashville TN

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“Wldflwr.ink was created to write + share stories through a variety of mediums while curating a simple and natural aesthetic. It houses considerthewldflwrs – a jewelry line handcrafted in Nashville, Tennessee which seeks to discover wild beauty through the exploration of craft. Each design and collection is uniquely inspired often by travel, natural imperfections + a thirst for discovery. We believe that in exploring our creativity through these crafts and getting lost in art we catch a glimpse of grace. As we continue to grow we hope to pass on this passion for craft and simplicity.” –Mission Statement of Consider the Wldflwrs

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TackleBoxFull2Necklaces4I spent this morning bellied up to a work table learning about the art of metal working and chatting about the vision of Consider the Wldflwrs with founder, Emily Howard. With a heart for philanthropy and a creative spirit, she has started growing a brand that not only crafts simple, beautiful jewelry but also one that gives back to the lives of others. Each time a sale is made, 25%  of its proceeds go to a non-profit ministry called “Victory of Heart” for young girls in Tyler, Texas*.

The designs are inspired by nature and by Emily’s personal style. She started off redesigning pieces she would find at flea markets and turning them into one of a kind statement accessories. As Consider the Wldflwrs grew so did the aesthetic and the etsy store. With a few craft fairs under her belt and international orders being filled, the word of the brand is spreading, and it’s easy to see why. Each piece is crafted by hand with care, good materials, and solid methods. I definitely plan on purchasing in the near future; I don’t think I can live without that constellation necklace and at least 100 of those perfectly dainty gold rings. They’re pieces that would be really easy to integrate into any look, and probably never take off after that.

To learn more about Consider the Wldflwrs click here
To get to their store click here

*25% of each sale from considerthewldflwrs jewelry is given to a non-profit ministry called “Victory of Heart” for young girls in Tyler, Texas. Victory of Heart illustrates restoration and hope as they seek to encourage a generation of young women. –via CTWf website

 

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Coachella Fashion Picks

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Coachella is a festival I’ve had on my radar for a while. While I’ve been to Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, I know the feel of a west coast festival would be much different and it’s definitely something I plan to experience (hopefully sooner rather than later).

Coachella is a celebration of Art, Music and sunny California.  It’s also widely recognized for the style that is exhibited by it’s goers; I might even venture to say that it sets the standard for what people will be wearing for the duration of festival season.

My fashion picks are a mashup of hard and soft pieces that I could definitely see myself rocking during the weekend long celebration, as well as for the rest of the summer. My favorites are probably the jewelry from Catbird, the NSF Patchwork Jeans I spotted on Shopbop, and the Steve Madden leopard Birkenstock style sandal.

To make the envisioning process a little easier, here’s a Spotify playlist of most of the artists playing at Coachella! Hopefully you’ll discover some new music along with loving some already favorites.

(Nows the part where you grab some takeout, throw on a sunhat, roll into your hammack and turn up the tuneage)

For more information about Coachella click here

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