Friday Favorites – A Mother’s Story

“…there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.”

It seems that no matter how old we get nor how far we travel, our memories remain rooted in the stories [and resulting strength] of the women who raised us. A simple note from a childhood tune or the tiniest whiff of a familiar smell and we are suddenly transported back to what felt like simpler days; days that were filled with the sights, sounds, and scents of mom.

Today, we’re dedicating our Friday Faves to those magic makers who have spent their lives kissing a steady stream of boo-boos, wiping countless noses, telling thousands of stories, and making all sorts of dreams come true. No matter what your journey to motherhood may have looked like, never doubt the power of your story; you are beautiful, you are strong, you are cherished, and you are exactly where you’re meant to be.

Friday Favorites - Mother's Day


/1/ Jo Malone English Pear Freesia Perfume. Yes, the scent is divine but it doesn’t stop there! These iconic bottles can now be engraved with a personalized note and that means it’s time to get creative…

/2/ Tocca Soap and Hand Lotion in Bianca. One of our favorite scents can now be used all over the house! We love the rich, luxurious smell of Tocca soaps and hand lotions – perfect for mama? We sure think so!

/3/ Spa Girl Triathlon. Does the lady in your life prefer experiences over things? Book two spots in the Spa Girl Triathlon because who can resist a refreshing swim, bike, and run at one of the most luxurious spa retreats in Texas? Sign us up!

/4/ Mixed Berries with Mascarpone-Limoncello Cream. There’s nothing better than a lazy afternoon spent talking with Mom and those are made so much sweeter when accompanied by dessert. Try your hand at this simple, flavor-filled recipe and you’ll have Mama begging for seconds [along with the recipe]!

/5/ Thomas Darnell Peonies Wallpaper. While not necessarily a gift, this gorgeous wallpaper serves up the perfect backdrop for any girly gathering!

/6/ Scents and Feel Turkish Towel. Large and luxurious, these make the perfect beach towels but are just as lovely when worn as a wrap or used as a blanket for spring and summer picnics to come!

/7/ Casablanca White Hibiscus Porcelain Diffuser. Not only do they make your home smell incredible, but they serve as little pieces of art as well!

/8/ Fanciful Design Place Setting Camellia Flowers. Originally designed and developed for Chanel, these floral place settings are now available to us all, and, if you ask us, they’re on their way to becoming a staple within any sophisticated tablescape.

/9/ Groovebook Membership. An app that allows you to select your favorite cell phone photos and then automatically generates and mails you a photo book every month…

You rock, Groovebook.


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/10/ Tyler Candle Laundry Detergent. We know, we know…laundry :/ But just trust us – you’ll be looking forward to it with a heavenly detergent like this one!

/11/ Biscuit Home Cylinder Vase. Nobody on Earth can deny this beauty. A pewter vase sculpted from Italian artisans; does it get any more classic? You’re only job = fill it with flowers and keep on filling it for years to come.

We hope our faves sparked a few gift ideas [for yourself or your mother] and we’re wishing you a Mother’s Day filled with love, laughter, and the power of story.


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