3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it will be here before you know it. I’ve already managed to find two gifts for my mother but I know that there’s quite a few people who may be struggling to find the perfect gift. I’ve been in that position many times before so I thought it would be helpful for me to share some of my go-to gift ideas for my mother.


I love to give people smell goods as gifts, but I really think it’s a good gift for a mother. The trick to making this a good gift is that you have to know what fragrance your mother will actually like. Therefore, you have to pay attention and you have to put a little effort into figuring out what she likes. This will be a lot easier to do if you regularly go shopping with your mother like I do. We don’t visit beauty counters a lot when we shop but when we do, I make sure I pay attention to anything that she likes. Fragrances aren’t something that most women buy a whole lot of. We typically buy one, maybe two, a year because they tend to be rather pricey. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day! ♥ ♥ ♥

I finally got around to buying my boyfriend’s Valentine’s Day gift (a gold watch) a few days ago. So now my Valentine’s Day “week” has officially ended. It was amazing. I know a lot of people try to act like Valentine’s Day is stupid and “everyday should be Valentine’s Day if you’re in a real relationship” (*insert side eye emoji*). But to be honest, this years Valentine’s Day actually was a lot like any other day in our relationship (minus the long distance part). We did a whole lot of nothing together; which is always fun if you’re with the right person. We ran errands and he accompanied me on my frivolous shopping trips (I know he was bored in the stores but he was such a sweetie about it). When I got home after work on Friday, he had rose petals, mimosas and a hot bath waiting for me. We decided against going out and having to fight for a table at crowded restaurants on Saturday night, so he cooked for me and we got some movies from Redbox. Of course the weekend wouldn’t have been complete without ice cream, roses and some new jewelry. Valentine’s Day may just be my favorite holiday since all the other ones suck now. Also, he’s been here during an extremely exciting moment in my life that I will soon be sharing in a separate post. Stay tuned!

Holidays Are For Kids…

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone since the last time I posted a blog and they all SUCKED. They weren’t the most dreadful days of my life but in comparison to how exciting they were when I was a kid… they sucked.

Halloween: I went to see Ouija with my boyfriend. The movie was terrible, but I enjoyed being with my man. Although, it didn’t feel like much of a holiday.

Thanksgiving: The food was GREAT! That is all.

Christmas: Now I understand why people are all of a sudden “broke” in December. I didn’t even buy that many gifts for other people but between presents and regular expenses, I felt like I wasn’t even making any money. I wasn’t even excited about opening my presents. However, the food was GREAT.

New Year’s Eve: I cleaned out my closet after I got home from work. Watched J. Lo’s HBO special and went to sleep at 11:30.

New Year’s Day: The food was AMAZING! Seriously…

So I clearly enjoy eating, but holidays just feel so lackluster to me now. I see my family on a regular basis so that’s no big deal. I’m employed so I can buy my own gifts. I actually get pretty bored after two days away from work, so I find myself saying “I’m ready to go back to work” even on regular weekends. Valentine’s Day is up next. I’m actually a little bit excited about this one because my boyfriend will be here (long-distance relationship). We’ll see what happens…