Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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While I was perusing the gifts, I plan on not so subtly hinting to my husband for myself. I found various options that people can choose from depending on their mother’s preferences. For instance, you can show your love to your mother by giving her gifts like perfume, a jewelry box, a pendant necklace, a digital or fitness watch, books, Kindle, etc. I hope my husband gets me something out of this list. That would be great! Moreover, I have put together some of my favorites to hopefully give you some inspiration.

1. Michele Watch – I love how you can interchange the bands and these colorful options are great to change up your watch style for Spring and Summer.

2. Fit Bit – I’ve been wanting to try out a fitbit after hearing so many great reviews, but I just can’t bring myself to wear the boring band they come in – enter Tory Burch – there are pendants and bracelets to choose from that look like jewelry I would wear regularly! But really, I guess this isn’t the most important thing, the actual gadget is awesome so I still think it’s such a good idea to monitor your exercise and also for motivational purposes! As long as I can find those straps. And to be honest, there are tons of add-ons and parts online to get so I shouldn’t moan!

3. Ray-Ban Sunglasses – The classic style comes in so many colors, I have two already and I have my eye on this mirrored lens.

4. Burberry Scarf – I love the pretty color palette on this scarf.

5. Robe – Since I am home a lot more these days, I have been looking at loungewear and robes in a whole new light. I love this one by Ugg Australia because it looks super cozy.

6. Personalized Necklace – I love this pretty necklace where you can add initials and there is a stone as well. (You can also enter to win a free Helen Ficalora “mom” pendant on their Facebook page contest!)

7. Perfume Set – I love how pretty the packaging is – it is the only thing that makes it even easier to decide between the scents you love!

8. Jewelry Box – This box is so cute for a desktop or for your dressing table – I love the minimal design.

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!