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The “Make Life a Little Better & a Little Easier” Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Just in case any of you out there are procrastinators like me, I thought I’d offer up one more Mother’s Day gift guide before you’re really and truly out of time.  Before we get to the goods, have I ever told you how fun gift guides are to put together?  They’re like cyber window shopping. Honestly, this one is nothing more than all the stuff I’d buy myself for Mother’s Day.
As I was putting it together I noticed a theme, or rather two themes.  Half of the products are all about taking care of yourself and feeling better in life.  The other half are all about making life a little more indulgent.  So what I’m saying is whether you’re feeling a little “ohm” or a little “ahh” – I’ve got something for you.


  1. bkr water bottles – Drinking a ton of water always makes me feel my best and there’s nothing like a pretty water bottle to keep me sipping all day long.  Especially one that’s reusable, recyclable and apparently the hottest new celebrity accessory.
  2. Vitamix Turboblend and Green Smoothie Revolution – You’re all well aware by now that I’m on a major smoothie kick lately.  These would only fuel my obsession.
  3. Buddhism for Mothers – One of you guys recommended this when we were talking about swapping parenting book cliff notes and I’ve really wanted to read it ever since.  The reviews are great, I just can’t decided between the original and Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children: Becoming a Mindful Parent.
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Embossed iPhone 4 Case – Purty!
  5. Apple TV – My husband actually got me this for my birthday recently and I love it.  My kids think its just about the coolest thing in the world to make a movie on my phone and instantly be able to watch themselves on our TV with the push of a button.
  6. Downton Abbey, Seasons 1 & 2 – As a girl who loves a good Pride & Prejudice marathon (I’m talking the 6 hour Colin Frith version), I can’t believe I still haven’t seen this series yet!
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