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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Ask your mother what she wants for Mother’s Day this year, and she’ll most likely try and talk you out of getting her anything. You’re bound to hear, “Oh, you know I don’t like you spending all your money on me,” or, “You’re the best gift anyone could ever give me.” Anyone with a mother knows better than to take either of these responses seriously. Of course you have to get your mother something on Mother’s Day. That’s what the day is all about! So, since your Mom’s not likely to come clean about what she really wants, here are a few ideas you may want to consider.

Mini Library Shelf
If Mom’s a reader, get her a little library shelf to make her reading nook a little cozier. Think along the lines of something with a cedar wood shelving system to keep her favorite goods in arm’s reach with titles on display.

happiness planner

Happiness Planner
Here’s a gift with a bit of sentiment. Since Mom spends so much of her time making sure everyone else is happy, why not give her something to let her know she’s appreciated? Give her a notebook with some daily and weekly goal setting exercises, and little bits of advice to help her focus on the positive while planning her weekly activities. Rose gold pen included.

Wine Bottle Chiller / Ice Mold
Here’s a fun idea for the Mom who likes to party. You can fill the milk with citrus slices, water and flowers or herbs to create a personalized beautiful chiller for frozen beverages. House guests will make a fuss.

Faux Leather Tote
You know Mom always needs an extra bag to bring over all the tchotchkes she picks up for you. Give her something ultra feminine in a neutral color as an alternative to her black standby.

Mother and daughter eating ice cream

Sundae Best Taster
Did you grow up eating a lot of Mom’s ice cream creations? If so, this may be right up her alley. She’ll get hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce, peanut butter squares, drunken monkey banana rum jam, espresso cookies and cocktail cherries. Just make sure you don’t eat it before you can get it to her.

Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy Carter
Your Mom always talks about how good looking that Lin-Manuel Miranda is; why not give her his book? She’ll pore over every one of the 300 pages, complete with photos from the production, footnotes by Miranda himself, and exclusive email and notes from the cast.

Personal Embosser
Your Mom will find endless uses for this tool. A great addition to a classy workplace, a customizable embosser will allow mom to put her seal of approval on recipe cards, gift tags, stationary, and more.

breakfast tray

Breakfast Tray
What better than a new tray to serve that Mother’s Day breakfast in bed? Think about an artful yellow acrylic piece with a built-in flower vase, so you can add a little bloom to the setting!

Let us know what you’re getting your Mom this Mother’s Day! And, if you’re a Mom, give us a hint!

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How to Avoid Mom Style Problems – Vine Vera Reviews

Woman trying to choose clothes.

When you become a mom, your life changes in a lot of big ways. Most of the changes are wonderful, if stressful, and no matter how much your kids make you want to pull your own hair out (or theirs), you keep going and dealing with it all because you love them to death and would do anything for them.

That said, there’s a lot of common style problems moms run into that are totally avoidable, so here, we’re going to lay them all out and exactly what you can do to sidestep these issues without sacrificing the attention your kids need OR the comfort you need.

Woman wearing stylish ballet flats with her man.

Sneakers: comfortable yet inelegant
There’s nothing wrong with wearing sneakers or tennis shoes if you’re going out for a run or to the gym, and sometimes, for a stylish-casual look, they can work okay for everyday wear, especially if you opt for something like converse instead of trainers. That said, it’s tempting and easy to fall into the habit of wearing nothing but your favorite pair of way-too-worn-out, trashy looking sneakers every single day because they’re just so, so comfortable.

To avoid this without hurting your tired, worn-out feet too much, opt for a pair of stylish ballet flats instead. If you like the height of heels but don’t want to tear your feet up overmuch, try platform shoes with a solid, continuous platform along the whole shoe. If you like boots, keep wearing them, but get ones with flat bottoms instead of heels, or—as mentioned above—with platform heels.

Mothers in maternity clothes choosing cots.

Wearing maternity clothes too long
Maternity clothes may be extremely comfortable, with their elastic waistbands and roomy nature, but let’s face it, they are usually not the most stylish options in your wardrobe. If you’ve already given birth and are feeling like your style is taking a hit because you’ve been wearing those maternity clothes too long after the fact, consider updating your look.

If you’re understandably self-conscious about your midsection and hesitant to try to look fashionable again, there’s a few tricks and rules of thumb you can go by. Ultimately, do whatever works for you and your body, and makes you feel good about yourself, but if you’re not sure where to begin, try to avoid tops with gatherings, and check out higher-waisted pants or skirts as well as tops and dresses that wrap around, to minimize areas you may feel self-conscious of and accentuate the areas you are proud of.

Stylish woman with a tote.

Don’t forget accessories!
Accessories and handbags can complete an outfit that otherwise might look okay, but lacks a certain flair or individuality. Further, the wrong handbag can either be very short on room for things that are required when you have small children – diapers, wipes, bottles, etc – or on the other hand, be big, frumpy, and unseemly.

For a better handbag option, try a large purse like a patent tote that can hold everything you need and while still looking polished and put together. You have more options than you think you do, if you browse with both style and functionality in mind at the same time.

For accessories, stay away from multi-layer, dangly, or delicate necklaces, and avoid dangly earrings for now if you have a baby. Don’t worry, if you love these styles of accessory, you will be able to wear them again when your infant is old enough to stop grabbing everything in sight. Meanwhile, gravitate toward bracelets over necklaces and earrings, and try adding things like scarves and stylish sunglasses to add a chic edge to your look without adding a liability for grabby baby-hands.

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Fashion Tips for Mom – Vine Vera Reviews

Woman with shopping bags.

Being a Mom is the most rewarding and fulfilling yet time consuming job. It can be very easy to neglect yourself when you are running around taking care of your children. Unfortunately, your style is one of the first things that tends to get pushed aside. Not to worry though, you can get your style back in a snap with these Mommy fashion tips from Vine Vera Skincare.

On the top of any Mom’s style list should be comfort. This is extremely important when you are always on the go. However, being comfortable does not have to equate to sweatpants and sneakers. Your style does not have to be compromised in order to maintain comfort. The first and most versatile piece that any Mom should have in their wardrobe is a good pair of jeans. Find yourself a jean that has stretch in it, that way it will be able to move with your body all day long. Choose a dark wash in a straight leg style. It will look more put together than a lighter wash jean. A good pair of flats are also must for every Mom. They are practical yet chic. They should be comfortable enough to wear all day while you perform your tasks both inside and outside of the home.

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A classic white button-down is another good item to have in your closet. It allows you to look composed without having to put much effort forward. You can tuck it into jeans or a simple black pencil skirt and you have yourself an easy and polished look. You can add a quick statement necklace to bring your own personal touch to the outfit. A nice pair of sunglasses can be a life saver when you are in a hurry. Just slip them on and no one will know that you are running on four hours of sleep! They will cover a multitude of sins such as puffy eyes and dark circles. A cardigan is the perfect item to throw on when the weather is on the chillier side. They are great to have when you are picking up the children or running errands. Cardigans are wonderful for layering as well. You can change up a whole outfit just by adding this item.

Maybe the most important key piece to have is a large handbag or tote. This will hold everything that you need for the day. A larger purse is best because you will be able to fit many items in it. It will be able to securely fit all your day to day essentials, plus hold your children’s toys. It is ideal to find one that comes in a sturdy and durable material such as leather. As an added bonus, leather is water resistant so any spills will not ruin the quality of the bag.

Following these tips will help you to step up your Mommy fashion game while still having plenty of time to take care of the most important people in your life. They will allow you to be the most fashionable Mom you can be!

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