Mother's Day Gift Ideas

World Market Plates
Plates are hanging in almost every room of my house and are one of my favorite ways to bring new color and/or pattern into a space. I saw these at World Market and instantly fell in love. Aren't they gorgeous?! If floral isn't your thing they have many other beautiful options. We've been pinning them on Pinterest like crazy! I know my mama wants these so I figured if a 30 year old and a 65 year old are liking the same thing it must be good :)

By now I am sure you have figured out that we love us some noonday. Since I can't post a picture of everything on the website I will give you 5 great examples of gift ideas:

one of these super handy bags (because you can never have enough bags)
a fabulous necklace (who doesn't love turquoise?! And this goes with everything! And it's on sale!)
this beautiful scarf (swooning over this gorgeous color!)
some classic earrings (it was not easy to choose just one pair - but these are great for everyday)
and my all time favorite go-to bracelet (also available in coral/red)
(if you do happen to find something you like make sure you mark Erin Dorn as your ambassador and Kacey & Emily under your trunk show hosts since we have an open trunk show right now)
Prints or Printables
Echoes of Mercy has one that is my all time favorite HERE
Some of our favorites are by the wonderful artist Katie Daisy - love this new one so much that it's on it's way to my house...  :)
Naptime Diaries - love itlove it, and love this one (and yes, I could keep going, but instead pinned some more HERE)
and we have plenty more on our printables pinterest board (many of them are free!) that would also make great gifts. 

Books
It is never easy for me to recommend books because I like too many for different reasons so I will do my best to give a few options that any age will appreciate and find encouraging. For more book suggestions that Kacey and I have pinned over the months you can go to our pinterest board

Surprised By Motherhood - I absolutely love Lisa-Jo's truthful writing. She was one of the first people I started following after becoming a mama and I always felt like she was writing just for me. She is a cheerleader for all mamas and really women in general. "Surprised by Motherhood is Lisa-Jo's story of becoming and being a mom, and in the process, discovering that all the "what to expect" and 'how to" books in the world can never truly prepare you for the sheer exhilaration, joy, and terrifying love that accompanies motherhood. This book is a touching memoir of Lisa-Jo's dawning realization that being a mom isn't about being perfect—it's about being present. "

Love Does - because you will never hear me shutup about how good this book is. The message is for anyone and everyone - "When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too."
Just wanted to add that Lifeway has this book for $5 right now! http://m.lifeway.com/Product/LOVE-DOES-P005505583 

The Life-Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World - I just finished a study of this book in a small group at my church. This book makes so many things clear for women and is a must read. "In Life Ready Woman, best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn helps readers take five faith steps drawn from the Bible that will help to define the best life possible (for her). Each one is easy to understand, but requires bold faith to activate. The reward is being ready for the deeper life that God has planned."

It was tough to choose the last gift idea to feature, but I would seriously be doing a disservice if I didn't mention this since I have been drooling over it for months. I have no idea what color I would get, because they are all so pretty, and I am pretty sure I could use one of each length because I would maybe start a trend when I start wearing a robe in public(?).  My mama is going to be so proud of my practical choice of...
MAYBE my personal favorite, but it really is hard to choose!
Set of 8 Floral Kimono Crossover patterned Robe Wrap - Bridesmaids gift, Robe, Bridesmaids Robes, Bridal shower favors, baby shower, Robe
These are just a few of the many pretty options! 
Floral Kaftan , Caftan, Perfect long dress,  For to be Moms, beach cover up, Sleepwear, Best Gift for her
Is this not perfect for a mama to be so she can have something pretty in the hospital? 
I have been REALLY good and have not ordered one for myself. And it looks like there is a special on buying 3+  short robes for $25 each which makes it even easier to shop for all the mamas you want to surprise with this beauty.

I sure hope some of my suggestions help! And, you know what? If all of this is too overwhelming just have your kids make a craft or put some family photos in an album (since nobody seems to print those anymore!), in a frame, or on a canvas and give a gift from the heart. Don't stress trying to find the perfect gift. If it's given with love the recipient will be thankful no matter what! 

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Oh and if you really want to have some fun Mother's Day weekend I suggest you grab your mama, your sister, your hubby, your entire family, your friends - or go by yourself for some "me" time! - and go see the new movie "Mom's Night Out" that comes out on May 9th. Kacey and I were fortunate enough to see it at an early screening this past Tuesday and I can't say enough good things about it. I will be the first to admit that I was hesitant - would it be super cheesy? totally unrelatable? classic chick flick? just flat out stupid? - and I could quickly answer "no" with any of the above. As soon as the movie started I was thinking "oh this is so true", then I was laughing hysterically, maybe did some crying, and, best of all, I left encouraged. This movie is the best glimpse of life as a mom that I have ever seen. If you can imagine every feel good article/blog/book you have ever read about the craziness and chaos yet complete love of motherhood, add lots of "this could really happen" (clean!!) humor, and throw in actors that are totally relatable, then bam! you have "Mom's Night Out". (Also,I do believe the main character and I would be best friends since the entire movie all I could think was "that was me, this is me, yup - know all about that!"). Kacey reviewed the movie HERE, so make sure and read her thoughts, too. They have resonated with me along with the movie and I can honestly say I haven't stopped thinking about them both over the past couple days. I am very thankful we have this movie in our theaters - make sure you check it out! (and check out more reviews HERE!)

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