Friday, April 17, 2009

Mother's Day Blog Sale

In honor of Mother's Day, I'm offering a 10% discount code for followers of my blog! Discount will be valid now until May 10th, 2009. To redeem, make a purchase in my Etsy store and enter "MomBlog 10" in the notes at checkout. I will send you an adjusted invoice on Paypal reflecting the 10% discount. Don't forget to also let me know if you want pins or hair clips for your unique creation in the notes section! Happy shopping, and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Celebrate motherhood! A huge thank you from my darling inspiration and me. Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Etsy Front Page - Woodland Butterfly Pin

I was so honored to be part of this fabulous treasury, "Green Angel," that made it to the front page of Etsy on April 10th!  Thank you so much to kaleprimitifs for including my Woodland Butterfly pin!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Guide - For the New Mommy

Second in my series of Mother's Day gift guides, this guide is geared toward the NEW mommy.  My daughter is now 2 1/2, but these are things I would have loved to receive as gifts for my first Mother's Day.  Some are practical and others whimsical, but all are fabulous.

Every new mom needs a brag book to show off the beautiful bundle.  This one is lovely, and nice and small for the purse.  As if your purse or diaper bag wasn't crowded enough already, but photos are essential!

My daughter was always pulling my hair while nursing, so I would have appreciated a necklace designed especially for the purpose of keeping her occupied during nursing.  This one is particularly nice because it is all natural.

One of the first gifts I bought myself after my daughter's birth was a necklace declaring to the world her name stamped in silver.  I love the thickness of this particular necklace set, and the unique stacked look for either a first and middle name, or for showing more than one child's name.

So, the most vivid part of new motherhood in my memory... sleep deprivation.  The art of napping was never so finely tuned as in those first few months of my daughter's life.  Any time of day, this might help catch some much needed zzzz's.

Returning to work can be quite traumatic for the new mommy (unless you are lucky enough to get to stay home, and even then, this would be lovely) so displaying baby prominently on your desk can lessen some of the separation anxiety.  This picture frame is so beautiful, it wouldn't even need to be for baby.  

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Guide - For the No-Frills Mommy

As spring is underway, Mother's Day approaches.  Every mother is unique, so why shouldn't her gift also be?  I've put together a list of handmade items I myself would LOVE to receive for Mother's Day... (ahem, honey?  Take note....)  No budget busters here - I'm keeping my list to $30 and under.

Who can resist a massage?  Uninterrupted of course, complete with candles.... soft music.... what?  Oh yeah - gift guides - I'll remove myself from my mini-fantasy.  This gift certainly does NOT break the bank, but does require a little something extra - someone else's hands that is.

I must admit that I am a sucker for anything this particular shade of green, and this has just the right amount of funky.

A minimalist at heart, I tend toward very understated jewelry.  My favorites tend to be small silver pendant necklaces and dainty drop earrings.  I love the sweet delicacy of this necklace by CopperFrogStudio.  I also ADORE the slightly larger version of this design (however, I promised $30 budget limit, so we'll stick with the mini).

In a similar theme as the Poppy Drop Necklace, these understated earwires are simple, yet stunning.

The geek in me thinks this is just the coolest thing - how fun to display this at a small gathering.  Perfect for moms that need a little vino wind-down at the end of the day (and who hasn't been there before??).

Waking up in the morning can be difficult, especially if you've spent half the night answering "Mommmmmmy!"  summons.  Scrub awake with yummy lemon - sure to invigorate and liven the senses.