Mother’s Day Gift Guide

In case the ridiculous amount of commercials for Garry Marshall’s latest movie haven’t yet tipped you off, Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Time to come up with a game plan, people. Is anyone else’s mom really hard to shop for? Mine can be a challenge since she’s so unmaterialistic (it must skip a generation, because I’m basically a shopping addict). Fortunately, my shopping skills come in handy here. So if you don’t have any gift ideas yet, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered!

Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

1. Whether she’s a beauty junkie or not, your mom will appreciate a luxurious facial oil like this one from Drunk Elephant.

2. She already knows she’s the best, but a little reminder of that wouldn’t hurt.

3. Despite being a fairly traditional gift, this beautifully packaged bubble bath is anything but generic.

4. Give your mom the gift of quality time and take her to a concert! Bonus points if that concert is at a winery.

5. If she’s an iced tea lover, this sangria-inspired blend is destined to be her new favorite.

6. Engrave a necklace with her kids’ initials – or maybe the coordinates of the house where you grew up – for a gift that’s sweet and meaningful.

7. If she’s been very good this year (and you received a giant tax refund) consider the greatest gift of all: a fancy espresso machine!

8. These cute pineapple jars are perfect for storing anything from sweets to sentimental trinkets.

9. If you and your mom both like to cook, give her a book filled with fun recipes you can work your way through together.

10. Treat her to something she’d never indulge in herself, like silky soft pajamas in a stylish otomi print.

11. A beach vacation may be out of your budget, but this classic, fresh fragrance is a close second to the real thing.

My mom reads this blog, so none of the above will be her actual gift (hi, Mom!) but I’m planning some fun surprise activities for Mother’s Day weekend. What about you?

♥ Mil

 

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, you guys! The weather here has been ridiculously beautiful for the past couple of days, and it’s totally going to my head. I feel like it’s already summer! What are you up to this weekend? I’ve only just realized that Seattle Restaurant Week starts on Sunday, so I’m hoping it’s not too late to score a reservation or two. Seattleites, any favorite restaurants I should try? Let me know…now let’s get the weekend started with a few fun links!

Our Friday Faves this week include pad thai french fries, career advice from Anna Wintour, and photos from the upcoming Gilmore Girls revival

1. This week, two of my favorite foods combined forces in a holy union of flavor: behold Pad Thai French Fries! This might very well be the most genius pairing since chocolate and peanut butter got together. (Lauren Kelp)

2. For those in search of career inspiration, look no further than fashion powerhouse Anna Wintour. These are a few of the secrets to her success. (Career Girl Daily via Lace & Pearls)

3. In the midst of a decorating rut? Few things will transform your home more completely than killer statement wallpaper. (I Spy DIY)

4. If you’ve ever experienced the pure horror of accidentally sending your boss an email that was meant for your bestie, then you’ll appreciate these awesome Google hacks – including how to un-send an email. (The Everygirl)

5. Jules and I are beyond excited for the Gilmore Girls revival, and Entertainment Weekly just released the first official photos from the set. No spoilers, but there’s plenty of material to fuel our fan theories. Let the wild speculation begin! (Bustle)

Have a wonderful weekend!

♥ Mil

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, everyone! Spring is trying its very hardest to happen around here, and I’m looking forward to slightly higher temperatures this weekend and maybe even some open-toed shoes. Be the change you wish to see in the world, right? I’m also excited to have brunch with some friends I haven’t seen in awhile and catch up over mimosas and chilaquiles. What are you up to this weekend? Whatever’s on the agenda, I hope you have fun and enjoy this week’s roundup!

Friday Favorites!

1.  Everyone I know has such crazy busy schedules these days! The art of making time is something that can benefit us all. (From Roses)

2. Fake your way to built-in bookshelves (among other things) with these super chic IKEA hacks. (My Domaine)

3. Not sure where to shop for affordable art? These online resources are all budget-friendly. Personally, I’m a big fan of Society 6 and 20×200. (A Cup of Jo)

4. In honor of Women’s History Month, please enjoy these historic pictures of badass ladies during World War II. (Buzzfeed)

5. I’m not one to deny the power of a good serum, but these foods can be just as helpful in your quest for smooth, glowing skin. (The Everygirl)

Have a lovely weekend!

♥ Mil

Color Crush: Coral

As far as all-time favorite colors go, coral is near the top of my list. It’s bright and punchy and perfectly embodies the cheeriness of spring and summer. It can look a little Palm Beach-y if paired with too many pastels, but it’s so versatile! I have to admit, coral pops up a lot more in my makeup bag than in my apartment, but I’m planning to change that. Ideally with an amazing coral front door (one day)…

Coral front door

Coral ottomans in the entryway

Coral and navy bathroom

Coral pillows in the dining nook

Coral bedding

Coral rug in the entryway

Damn, how beautiful is that rug? If I had hardwood floors, I would be all over it! Here are a few other ways to integrate coral into your home.

Color Crush: Coral

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Are you a fan of this lovely shade? What colors are you loving for spring? For more decorating ideas, check out our art & interiors Pinterest board!

♥ Mil

 

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