Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is May 13 this year. Are you ready? I always looked forward to Mother’s Day as a chance to spoil my sweet Mama, giving her things she’d never give herself. One of my favorite things to pamper her with was her favorite cologne – Red Door by Elizabeth Arden. I usually picked up one of those nifty gift sets at Dillard’s. When I cleaned out her closet after she passed, I found one of those gift sets, still neatly wrapped in tissue and decorative gift bag. She never got around to using it. OR she was just too sweet to tell me to stop giving her Red Door! Not sure which, but that little bottle of Red Door is on my vanity, and whenever I’m missing her, I spritz some in the air, and walk through it, and it feels like a mom hug.  Continue reading “Mother’s Day Gift Guide”

Five Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Five Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Yep. It’s pretty much the last minute y’all! Did you blink like me? I am stunned and startled and mind-blown at the rapid speed of December. It’s kinda like a train that rolls so quickly we barely see it coming (and going)! Don’t panic y’all! I’m here to help! I have a few “last minute” type ideas for you. Go a little above and beyond  the simple gift of a gift card and make it special! Quick and easy, yet still thoughtful. Ready? Here ya go! Continue reading “Five Last Minute Gift Ideas!”

Gift Ideas for Couples Who Have Enough Stuff!

Gift Ideas for Couples Who Have Enough Stuff!

Even though our nest has emptied, our lives stay full of blessings and bounty. Work keeps us busy, and our friends and family (and grandkids!) keep us active and involved in life. Life is so busy, and the holiday season is no exception! But as the hubs and I have gotten older, and after 35 years of marriage, we realize that we don’t need as much “stuff”. There is literally not one single thing I can ask for this Christmas that I don’t already have enough of. I have enough clothes in my closet (Lord knows!), and if I want an outfit, I buy the outfit myself! I have plenty of purses and shoes. I absolutely DO NOT need another small appliance or kitchen gadget. I don’t want or need any more tchotchkes or figurines or home décor. So the hubs and I talked, and decided that we would gift each other with experiences and memories we could share together. I guess we’ve become sentimental in our midlife years! If you’re on the same page, read on for some clever ideas! Continue reading “Gift Ideas for Couples Who Have Enough Stuff!”