Friday, April 24, 2015

No hesitations

If I like something online, a deciding factor for me is cost: product cost, shipping cost, return cost, bonus (!) if I can return in-store.  When I noticed that Nordstrom’s is now offering free shipping and free returns, no minimums.  Game.changer.  Over the past year, I’ve made 2 purchases.  I beat that in the past month, I’m at 3.  Game.changer, yall.

I genuinely think they offer a variety of price points as well as a pretty good assortment of products.  And they Price Match, which takes the sting out of seeing it elsewhere for cheaper. 

With that said, did you know Mother’s Day is only two weeks away?  Lucky for you, I did some Mother’s Day homework and I made the shopping hesitation free – price points under $100 with free shipping and free returns.  Holla!!!

Now, to me gifts are little (or big) treats you give to someone that they wouldn’t normally purchase for themselves.  So here are some suggestions to hook up your Mom’s or yourself, I’m sure you deserve it!

This one is for the mom who likes to sparkle.  Kate Spade.  Boom!  Six colors available.

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There’s always the sentimental Mom, you know her, she gushes over her kids to anyone who will listen.  So let’s help her wear it already.

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armparty

I like these as a “party”, I think they are so cute, the new pandora.  You can mix colors, textures and styles.  And if bracelets aren’t your jam, how about these necklaces.  (Lisa Leonard is offering free shipping on her personalized goodies too)

How about the Mom that needs TLC, her schedule is go.go.go, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Schedule a lunch date but give her the address for the nearest spa.  Grab her a gift card for a facial, massage, haircut or mani-pedi.  She doesn’t even remember what it’s like to go to the bathroom alone, a lil’ ME-time is just what she needs.  Time to de-stress and enjoy her own thoughts, be sure to throw in her favorite magazine and snack, nomnomnom nomnomnomnomnomnom.

And last but not least, this Mom doesn’t want you to spend any money on a Hallmark holiday, but you still want to show ya love.

gift wrapped flo 

Gift wrapped flowers!  I don’t care the occasion flowers make me smile, they add life, they smell great, they brighten the room and lift your spirits.  I’d also add some local goodies.  Our local fair is chocolate at Josh Early, West Coasters like See’s, Chicago likes their Garretts, you get the jest, support your locals. 

Now what about me, here’s how I would like the day to play out: 

I want to sleep in, like Im on vacation with not a care in the world.  And when I do get up, I want to go out for about 2 hours uninterrupted.  I dunno, window shop all the regulars, Target, Marshalls, etc with a vanilla latte (and maybe a slice of lemon loaf, gosh, I miss you lemon loaf but your calorie count is ridic). 

By 11, I’m hungry, so lunch, preferably something salty, Chinese, Thai, hot wings.  Not all 3.  Everyone should come.

Here’s where it’s tough, I’m full and happy, do I keep moving or go home and have a lil’ siesta?  It’s Mother’s Day so let’s assume the house is clean and quiet, I choose a nap.  Just for 20 minutes or so. 

How’s the weather, it’s beautiful out right?  Normally, I would be thinking about groceries, laundry, weekly chores, but all of that is being handled for me today.  So, I choose spa time.  A mani-pedi, facial, and back massage would set it off and I am full on relaxed.  But this Momma’ s day is not quite done.

We should be knocking on 4-5pm and I could eat.  Nothing heavy, a light dish, seafood, veggies, sangria.  And one last hurrah, the Cinema, I love movies, take me there.  I definitely want popcorn and soda, so bad but so good. 

That’s my idea of a great Mother’s day 2015 style, casual and relaxed.  But honestly, if I get none of that, the best gift I could receive is to see my children happy and living life abundantly. 

P.S. I loved this tribute to Mom by Stephen Colbert.

 

 

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