Mother’s Day Gifts that I personally would love!

Mother’s Day Gifts that I personally would love!

Mother’s Day. The one day a year we take the time to celebrate moms. Can I just say I hate these kinds of holidays?! Moms should be celebrated every day. Same for dads.

Anyway, I was going to write about what I really want for Mother’s Day in a lovely sinfully bad grammar post, but Andrea from Selfies to Selfless said it best so here is the link to her post:
Mother's Day gift
Did you get to read it? No? I’ll wait…la di da di da.

Done? Is she so right, moms? On Mother’s Day I like not to be mommy-ing. I would LOVE a good 5-hour nap. I also want not to be mommy-ing for my birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day!

Besides that one gift here are some other things that I might like for lovely Mother’s Day.

1. A “thank you” from my 4-year old for being the BEST MOM EVER. I remember one time my son said “Thanks for the meatballs. They are great (thumbs up!). I was elated…that Trader Joe’s made such wonderful microwavable meatballs for under 2 minutes and I get to take the credit for it.

2. A professional cleaning service for my messy apartment. I don’t even want to get into it. Ever wonder why I never post pictures of my work space?

3. While we’re at it, I would also love a professional organization person to come organize my house. What are those people called? Google tells me they are called professional organizer. Duh!

4. A massage once a month for the rest of my life. I realized I start sitting and sleeping in all weird positions after having kids. Care to see all the wonderful sleeping position you might encounter or have encountered if you sleep with your kid? Check this diagram from How To Be A Dad. If you haven’t check this website out you should. Here is a great post about transforming the toddler car into a cool car. Or this Universal Child Birth Reaction Assessment.

5. Maybe flowers and a card. Ok. I admit it! I will take some flowers and a card. I’m a sucker for cards. I really just want a day off from mommy-ing and a card.


Here are two Mother’s Day cards I designed for you to download to give your mom/wife who loves cards as much as I do.

Mother's Day card - Floral

Mother's Day Card- Furry heart

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I understand not everyone wants what I want so here are some great natural health gift ideas for mom.

These are my favorite personalized jewelry that I found on Etsy, my go-to place for everything unique. Click on item or link at bottom of pictures for more info.

birthstone necklace//silhouette necklace//handwriting rings//fingerprint necklace//key chain//heart bracelet

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Here are my favorite gifts for moms of boys. Why just boys?! Because I have BOYS. Good enough reason?

ear plug//Bringing up Boys t-shirt//Mother & Son picture frame//Son wall art//Wine glass

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Let me know if you want some more gift guides. Maybe gift guide for a moms who love wine.

Have a great Mother’s Day. Pick up the phone and call her. ANY.DAY.OF.THE.YEAR. Not just Mother’s Day!!!

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Natural Health Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Natural Health Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is around the corner. On this day you might take mom out to brunch, buy her some flowers and give her a card. Wait! That’s what you did last year for mommy-dearest! Why not do something different and give her something she’ll love and will benefit her for years to come.

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Here are some great gift ideas that will make mom happy. Click on the images for more detail and prices.

 

1. Dry Skin Brushing Set

Dry skin brushing is a popular way to exfoliate the skin while also relieving stress and anxiety. We all know that mommies are always under stress.

Dry Skin Brushing Set | Dry Skin Body Brush Set

 

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2. Essential Oils Set For Stress Relief

Essential oils are good for mental and physical ailments, but particularly helpful with stress. Here are some great read about essential oils: benefits of essential oils, essential oils and women’s health. You can make mom homemade hand sanitizer using essential oils.

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3. Yoga Set

The ultimate exercise for anyone interested in natural health remedies is yoga. Take a look at some of these yoga products and gift sets. The mat is not your typical yoga mat. It is actually a yoga mat and towel. There are lots of different designs and each one is beautiful. Definitely makes you want to do yoga all the time.

Yoga Mat | Yoga Bag | Yoga Gift Set

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4. Juicing Gift Basket

Juicing has been trending for a while, and isn’t going away any time soon. Make a juicy basket for mom with the following items.

Juicing for Beginner Book | Juicer | Complete Book of Juicing book | Water and Juice Bottles

 

5. Natural Herbs Planting Gift

Someone who is interested in natural health is sure to be interested in using herbs. Herbs have so many uses, from making skincare products to adding to a tea for curing the cold.

Herb Seed Pot Kit | Culinary Herb Seeds | Gardening Tools Set | The Herbal Apothecary book

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6. DIY Home Remedies Kit

You and the kids can make soap, lip palms, body wash, and many other products using all natural ingredients to give to grandma. Here are some tutorials for you to try out:

A. Foaming Hand Soap

Mother's Day Gift. Moisturizing Body Wash DIY

B. Moisturizing Body Wash

C. Sugar Body Scrub

Mother's Day gift - DIY Shampoo

D. Coconut Shampoo

Here are some ingredients to help you on your way to DIYing your Mother’s Day present. If mom is a DIYer herself, you can just buy the ingredients and the book below for her.

Beeswax | Vegetable Glycerin | 101 Easy Homemade Products For Your Skin, Health & Home | Unrefined Shea Butter

7. Healing Crystals Gift Set

Another direction to go is with healing crystals. Crystals like amethyst, citrine, and rose quartz are often used for healing the body, mind, and spirit.

Healing Crystal Wands | Natural Raw Stones | The Crystal Bible Book | Healing Spiritual Pyramid

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8. Coconut Gift Set

One of the most popular ingredients for natural health products is coconut. It can be used for health drinks and foods, as well as DIY products for the skin, hair, nails, and even teeth. Here are some ideas to make  for mom : lemon sugar coconut oil scrub, a coconut vanilla lip palm, coconut oil moisturizing lotion.

 


What are you making for your mom this Mother’s Day?

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Awesome non-candy Easter baskets for little girls

You have the Easter baskets, now what to put into them instead of candies. Here are some of my favorite things to put into your traditional and non-traditional Easter baskets for little girls.

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1.Books
Easter Baskets Peppa pig               Easter Baskets thumper                          Easter Baskets mouse book

I believe books are a great gift for any occasions. If you’re looking to read to the kids, Amazon has 10 short Easter stories audio for free on their Kindle. You don’t have to give Easter books. It could be any kind of book, but it would be fun to match it with your non-traditional baskets. For example, if you use a dump truck as a basket, give a truck book.

2.Toys

Easter baskets color bath                 Easter Baskets filler                             Easter BAskets filler

These color bath drops are tablets that turn boring bath water into fun water. Mix colors for cool new color combinations. The washable sidewalk chalk are great to get their kids outdoor and coloring the sidewalk to their hearts content. Shopkins are super cute and buying them in pack will save a bundle. You can divide this 12 Shopkins into 4 little gift bags with 3 shopkins in each. You can do the same thing for the chalk if you’re trying to save some money.

3. Eggs

Easter Baskets eggs                                                 easter baskets egg sea creatures                      

No Easter basket would be complete without the eggs. Buy them pre-filled with goodies or in fun animal  shapes like the octopus or turtle egg to fill up with stamps, stickers, etc.

4. Bunny       

Easter Baskets bunny                                    easter baskets bunny                                      easter baskets bunny

Top your little Easter basket with a bunny. Who doesn’t love a pastel multicolor bunny? Or a fruity bunny? Or a spring floral bunny?

What will you be putting into your Easter baskets?

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Terrific non-candy Easter Baskets for Little Boys

Easter baskets! Time to get your Easter baskets ready for your sweet little bunnies. If you’re looking for some non-sweet basket ideas, here are some that I’ve come up with. If you’re into non-traditional basket, here are some that I found to be fun and useful as well.

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1.Books

Easter Baskets llama                                       Easter Baskets duck and goose                                   Easter Baskets thumper

I believe books are a great gift for any occasions. They give kids the gift of imagination. My son loves the Llama Llama books so this Easter book is a great addition to his collection.  You don’t have to give Easter books. It could be any kind of book, but it would be fun to match it with your non-traditional baskets. For example, if you use a dump truck as a basket, give a truck book. If you’re looking to read to the kids, Amazon has 10 short Easter stories audio for free on their Kindle.

2.Toys

Easter baskets boys                                     Easter Baskets egg container                           Easter Baskets chalk

These assorted Easter egg fillers are great for a surprise with every egg. The eggs in the egg container are egg-xellent for little hands to sort out shapes (the base are different shapes), learn colors and match the face colors to the hidden eggs. The head chirp when you press it down. Super fun for the little ones. Both my sons love this egg toy. The washable sidewalk chalk are great to get their kids outdoor and coloring the sidewalk to their hearts content.

3. Surprise Eggs

Easter Baskets big eggs                     Easter Basket eggs                                    

Animals, Pokemon,and cars all make great egg stuffers. All these comes with eggs and toys in package of 3 or more. Here are some more surprise eggs.

4. Bunny

Easter Baskets cute bunny                         Easter Baskets bunny white                                  Easter Baskets bunny

No Easter basket is complete without the bunny. How cute is this sweater and scarf bunny? The second bunny pictured also serve as a rattle.  The third would make the kid that thinks the Easter bunny is cheesy totally cool.

What do you put into your Easter baskets?

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Cool Easter Basket Alternatives Every Kid Will Love

For this Easter why not switch things up a little bit and get some non-traditional Easter baskets for your bunnies? The kids will love them. You will love that the basket can be used throughout the year or longer. Here are some of my favorite non-traditional Easter egg baskets.

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1. Backpacks

A backpack is a fun and functional “basket” that you can use to pack all those Easter goodies. After Easter is over, your kid can use it as storage for their books and toys. They can help you carry their snacks and drinks during trips.  And when they’re ready for school, it can be use for those lovely school books and projects. Love this cute bunny backpack? Check out these other bunny backpacks. Not fond of bunnies? Here are some non-bunny backpacks.

2.Umbrellas

Yes. Umbrellas! What kid doesn’t love using an umbrella in the rain or on sunny days, especially when it’s cute?! Just open the umbrella, fill it up with some goodies and you’re set. The umbrella will get use more often then the traditional Easter baskets. More umbrella options here.

3. Beach Wagons

Beach wagons are great for those summer days at the beach, for tugging toys around the house, and for holding all those Easter goodies. Actually, this beach wagon is all set for Easter. You just need to add a little Easter-related goodies, like maybe a beach book and of course, the eggs. More wagons here.

4. Dump Trucks

Dump trucks are great for the same reasons as the beach wagons. They are wonderful for holding those cool Easter goodies. Extra fun for dumping them all out. Here are some other dump trucks if you’re not into pink and purple.

5. Fishing Tackle Box

This tackle box would be great for your future fisherman or fisherwoman. It comes with tackles. Add little worm candy, a fishing book, and a little fishing rod and you are good to go. More fishing tackle box options here.

All these non-traditional baskets are great if you only have to 1-3 kids to buy for, but what if you have an army of kids at an Easter party? It would cost an arm and a leg if you bought each kid any of the non-traditional baskets above along with toy or candy goodies. How about a basket of little goody bags in an inflatable baby pool?

This baby pool definitely makes me think of spring and Easter. What kind of goodies can go in here? Summer fun things like bubbles, beach towels, sunglasses,sweet treats, etc. What’s even better is when the kids take out all the goodies, the basket can be turn into a mini pool of balls or water for splashing. Great for toddlers and babies. The baby pool pictured above holds only 1 toddler comfortably. Here is one for more than 2 kids. More baby pool options here.

Do you use something else besides baskets for Easter?

Now that you got the baskets, you need some things to put into them. Check out my related posts:

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  2. Awesome Easter baskets for litte girls
  3. Easter Crafts-10 of the easiest and cutest ideas!
  4. Free Easter printables

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Ultimate Gifts for Little Picky Eaters

Ultimate Gifts for Little Picky Eaters

Got  a little picky eater or know someone who is? The little one that tells you he’s full and then ask for a snack 2 seconds later? The little one who constantly gets out of his chair because he says eating is not fun?  The child that says he won’t eat anything that is green? I have one of those. Mealtime can be a real bummer with a child who doesn’t like to eat. So below are some awesome stuff to promote a fun and more enjoyable meal time for the entire family.

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dinner winner race plate for the picky eater. shabbymintchicparty.com

  1. Dinner Winner Food Plate – Love this plate. It is divided into different sections so you can add tons of variety of food for sampling. When he/she gets to the “Finish” section there is a special something inside. I like to just put anything that I would normally give him that is healthy, not necessarily a “treat”. I also let him start anywhere so that he doesn’t feel like he’s forced to eat something before getting to something he loves. Be aware that each section is very small just to have maybe 10 peas and 3 baby carrots, etc. I’ve used two sections for the same food because it is so small. This is great if you want to let your kid explore new food in small quantities. Also comes in other options: enchanted forest, race, or superheros.funny face food plate for the picky eater. shabbymintchicparty.com
  2. Funny Face plate – The face plate is hysterical. I can imagine the countless hours that will be spent making cool faces. This is another cool way of letting your child play with food in order to get comfortable with the texture (Some kids are highly sensitive to certain texture of food such as mushy vs. crunchy food.) before actually attempting to try and  eat it. The only problem I see is that your child might be spending too much time creating all the funny faces instead of eating. This plate is more for exploring new food. Hey, if it’s gets them to actually eat all those beans in the future then play away. Highly recommend for eating at home not in restaurants. plane and train spoon set
  3. OOGA plane spoon – If your child is anything like mine, he will love this plane spoon and train. He will try and fly or ride whatever is on the spoon around…hopefully it’s into his mouth and not so much on the floor.construction vehicle utensils for the picky eater. shabbymintchicparty.com
  4. Construction vehicle eating utensils – Another fun eating utensils. I LOVE this set. Makes me want to buy one for myself.
  5. vegetable or meat animal cutterChuboos Vegetable cutter – Who’s little kiddo loves veggies?! Not mine. Hopefully these cute little vegetables cutter will get him to get more vegetables. taco trunk taco holder. For the little picky eater. shabbymintchicparty.com
  6. Taco Truck Taco Holder – OK. This is the cutest thing ever. A taco truck that holds tacos. My son would totally eat his tacos…as long as you hide the veggies underneath the meat instead of on top.  Less-mess silicone placemat for the picky eater.
  7. Mess-Less Silicone Place Mat – This place mat is great. Place mat and dish all in one. Less things to clean. Comes in different characters.Train eating set. bowl cup spoon fork
  8. Train Place Setting – This one is a great surprise for your kid. Is a train or something more? The train comes apart to become a bowl, a cup, a plate and fork and spoon. It would be fun to take apart and put together again.Picky Eater Dino Plate
  9. Dinosaur silicone Place setting – Similar to the Mess-Less Silicone Place Mat, but for the dinosaur lovers.lego training chopsticks, fork and spoon for the picky eater. shabbymintchicparty.com
  10. Brick Figure utensils and case – This cute little utensil case contains training chopsticks, fork and spoon. Great for the Brick lovers.Brick bento lunch box for the picky eater.shabbymintchicparty.com
  11. Brick Bento Lunch Boxes – These Brick Bento lunch boxes would be a great addition for any brick lover along with the Brick figure utensils. The little boxes connects to the lunch box just like real brick pieces.

Do you have something special that you use to get your kids to eat their meals? Share with us in the comments.

Happy Eating!

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