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2021 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

16 Apr

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Mother’s Day has new meaning this year as moms have been doing more than ever.  With the pandemic, moms have had to learn how to work-from-home alongside their children learning-from-home.  They’ve had to get creative with the lack of social interaction/playdates.  They’ve probably played more than their share of board games!  With all mom has to share with everyone else, why not get her a personalized gift that’s just for her?   Here are some of our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2021:

Mother’s Day NotepadsPersonalized Notepads

Personalized notepads are a great gift for any mom.  It’s great to help her organize her to-do lists, jot down notes during a meeting, making grocery lists and write notes to teachers.

Personalized Floral Stationery

Personalized Floral Stationery

Instead of flowers this year, Mom would love a set of beautiful floral stationery.  When you give her this gorgeous stationery, she can have flowers year round!

Personalized Cheese Boards

Personalized Cheese Board

Treat mom to an outdoor picnic with her own personalized cheese board (just add her favorite cheeses!).  She’ll love this cheese board and can use it for outdoor concerts, backyard get togethers and more.

Personalized Luggage Tags

Personalized Luggage Tags

Surprise mom with a weekend getaway for all she’s done.  A set of personalized luggage tags are a fun way to let her know you’ve planned a trip for her!

Personalized Post-It® Notes

Personalized Post-It Notes

A cheerful set of personalized post-it® notes are a gift any mom could appreciate.  She’s always having to write reminders for everything she has to do, so why not let her write them on beautiful sticky notes that are all her own?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the hardworking moms!

XO,

Jennifer

Most Popular Baby Names of 2021

7 Mar

Most popular girls name: Olivia

Having a baby is an exciting time.  So much to plan for including picking a name(s).  Choosing a name can be something easy or maybe you research name meanings or honor a family member.  It’s always fun to see what the current popular names are for babies as there always seems to be trends with certain names.

While the popularity in names comes and goes, here are the most popular names so far of 2021 according to Babycenter.com:

Top baby names so far in 2021

RANK
GIRLS
BOYS
1 Olivia Noah
2 Emma Liam
3 Amelia Oliver
4 Ava Elijah
5 Sophia Lucas
6 Isabella Mason
7 Mia Levi
8 Charlotte Benjamin
9 Gianna Asher
10 Luna Ethan
11 Aria Logan
12 Evelyn William
13 Harper Jackson
14 Mila Aiden
15 Ella Mateo
16 Ellie James
17 Scarlett Michael
18 Blessings Leriel
19 Casi Eero
20 Ryilee Cristopher
21 Layla Daniel
22 Camila Grayson
23 Nova Sebastian
24 Avery Wyatt
25 Lily Jack
26 Riley Julian
27 Aurora Samuel
28 Madison Leo
29 Sofia Ezra
30 Stella Alexander
31 Elena Henry
32 Elizabeth Muhammad
33 Hazel Carter
34 Isla Elias
35 Abigail Luke
36 Penelope Owen
37 Chloe Jayden
38 Zoey Lincoln
39 Paisley Jacob
40 Emily Gabriel
41 Emilia Maverick
42 Nora Anthony
43 Everly Matthew
44 Aaliyah Ezekiel
45 Naomi Josiah
46 Addison David
47 Eliana Isaiah
48 Hannah Hudson
49 Ivy Adam
50 Delilah John

 

William is currently the 12th most popular name while Henry is the 31st. 

 

Avery is the 24th most popular and Aiden is the 14th most popular of 2021.

 

Stella is 30th on the list of most popular girl names for 2021.

DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs Inspired by LUSH

26 Feb

DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs

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If you love the popular bath bombs from Lush, you will love making your own Easter egg bath bombs.  Easter is a great time to make these fun and giftable bath bombs as they’re perfect basket fillers and great self-care gifts.  My daughter and I made these a few years ago and they turned out so well I thought I’d share the DIY again.  And you don’t have to limit these to Easter eggs.  You can use any type of mold which would be perfect for birthday gifts, bridal showers and more.

Ingredients and Supplies

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. essential oil
  • 3 tsp. oil (olive oil or coconut oil)
  • food coloring (any colors you want)
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • plastic Easter eggs and/or bath bomb mold

Step One

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Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix them all evenly with the whisk.

Step Two

In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together. Note that in this step, the essential oils, fragrances and colors are added. This is an important step!  Make sure to pick out lots of fragrance oils to try out here, as you can make many fabulous combinations for bath time.

Step Three

Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mix, one small spoon at a time.

Step Four

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When well mixed, you simply pack this mixture into a bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Work quickly so as not to let the bath bomb mixture dry out.

Step Five

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Remove your new bath bombs from the molds.  You can place them right into your Easter basket or wrap them up to gift.  You can add a sweet personalized Easter gift sticker like the one below when gifting to friends and family.  These also make great gifts during COVID as you can leave them on door steps as a special treat!

Enjoy!

xo,

Jennifer