Unique Gifts for Mom

There really isn’t much I want in life, gift wise. For years, I have been telling my husband that I want a weekend alone in a hotel so I can just veg out, watch TV, eat take-out and live in silence for a couple days. I’m still waiting on that gift, but when I get it, it will be, hands down, the best gift I have ever gotten. Well, maybe a close second to my Kindle…that’s still my favorite gift ever! But in all honesty, I really don’t want much. I enjoy those unique gifts. You know, the quirky gifts like this Caffeine Molecule Necklaceunique gifts I saw on Amazon.

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My husband is really good at giving unique gifts. I collect camels (I know…it’s kinda weird) and he is excellent at finding me the truly unique camels. Usually it’s from an airport gift shop. World Market used to have some really good ones, but I think they went out of business by me. Total bummer. Camels aren’t the only good unique gifts out there. I was searching on Amazon and found some really good ones! Hint…Mr. DGoddess, if you are reading this, pick me up any one of these things and I will be very happy!

Unique Gifts for Mom

Whether you are a mom to be or a brand new mom, any one of these gifts would be perfect! One thing I wish was that when I was pregnant, I wore cutesy shirts like the one below. The Mom Life hat is perfect for those days when you just don’t get a chance to wash your hair (or plain don’t want to…not worries…I won’t judge). The hat says it all!

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If you really want to get mom jewelry, then you have to check out these options. My personal favorite is the anatomical heart necklace. It is truly unique and not at all like any other heart necklace everyone else is wearing!

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Mom may not collect camels like I do, but some like unique coffee mugs with funny sayings on them. I can tell you right now, if I drank coffee, that is what I would want. I would want to make sure every mug I owned had a funny saying or picture on it. A friend of mine loves Disney. So every single one of their mugs is Disney themed. It’s fun!

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Or maybe you just want to pick something totally random for mom! I’m not one to put decals on my car, but the Wife. Mom. Boss. decal is one I would definitely put on my car! If the mom in your life likes bags with funny sayings on them, then this tote is definitely for you.

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Free Mother’s Day Printable

Now that my kids are older, I sometimes miss the cutesy crafts they made when they were in preschool and early elementary. One, in particular, always stands out in my mind. It was a little fill-in-the-blank survey that my daughters teacher (first grade, I think) had the kids fill out for Mother’s Day. She even laminated it for parents to save.  My favorite thing my daughter wrote was, “my mom is as smart as a dolphin”! To help you all have a cute Mother’s Day keepsake like mine, I made this Mother’s Day printable for you!

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Dads, if you are reading this, print this out, put it in a frame or laminate it. Your little ones mom will treasure this forever! If I were to have my kids fill this out right now, some of their answers would be:

  • My mom is 36 years old.
  • My mom’s favorite color is pink.
  • My mom’s favorite food is bacon.
  • One thing my mom always says is “be respectful”

I’m not sure what they would put for the last few questions. Even though they are older, I think I may have my husband print this out and have them fill it out. I’m curious what they would write! This free Mother’s Day printable would be cute to have them fill out every year. Think about how much fun it would be to go back through their answers when they are older!!

While you are thinking about Mother’s Day, here are a few of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas that will sure make any mom in your life very happy to receive them. All items below can be ordered on Amazon and delivered to your house in two days with Amazon Prime!

 

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What was your favorite Mother’s Day gift?

Save Money with Groupon Coupons!

I’ve said it before, part of my job description as a wife and mother is to save my family as much money as possible. When out shopping, I don’t pay a thing until I’ve searched online for a coupon that I can use. The same is true when I am shopping online. In my head, I can’t help but think that they wouldn’t have coupon codes if the stores didn’t want you to save the money! So why not take that extra minute to do a quick search?!? One thing I really like to do, and highly recommend, is to save money using Groupon Coupons.

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Recently, my son got a concussion during a lacrosse game. This was our first time every dealing with a concussion. While researching the best things to feed my son and what to do for him while he is recovering, I read and was told by many people to pick up a really good fish oil for him. Apparently the fish oil will help heal the brain. The brand recommended to me was Barlean’s.

Thankfully I was able to pick this up at a local health food store near me. Since I was in such a rush to get it, I didn’t even look for a coupon. I know…the horror! Now that my son is getting better, and I am able to think a little more clearly, I started looking at my favorite place for coupons…Groupon Coupons! Imagine my delight when I see that one of my favorite online retailers (Vitacost) has 36 coupons available!

There are a wide variety of coupons available with Groupon Coupons. Some retailers you will find are:

  • Home Depot
  • Hertz
  • Kate Spade
  • Kohls
  • 23 and Me (which I am VERY interested in checking out)

These are just a few of the retailers available. Whether you are booking a car, ordering vitamins or shopping for summer clothes, Groupon Coupons can help you save money! And we all love saving money!!

How did you save money with Groupon Coupons?

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Orange Cream Loaf Recipe

One of my favorite things to take to get togethers for the holidays, teacher appreciation week or just to make and have at home are banana breads or this Orange Cream Loaf recipe. They are perfect for brunches and with teacher appreciation week coming up, they are perfect to make and donate to the school to be placed in the teachers lounge. A delicious piece of this Orange Cream Loaf is the perfect pick-me-up at this time of year when the kids are SOOOOOO ready to be out of school and have a countdown of exactly how many days they have left!

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Orange Cream Loaf Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Large Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 3 TBSP Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tsp Orange Extractorange cream loaf
  • 1 C Orange Juice from 2 1/2 large navel oranges
  • 1/4 C Orange Zest
  • 1/2 C Oil

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease your loaf pan (I prefer this Cake Releaseorange cream loaf).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl (or your stand mixer this oneorange cream loaf that is on a HUGE sale), combine the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, orange extract, orange juice, orange zest and oil. Mix until completely combined.
  4. Slowly add in the flour and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes. Once done, set aside to cool.

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 C Orange Juice
  • 1/2 C Orange Zest

Frosting Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix.
  2. Set your Orange Cream Loaf on a plate and pour the glaze over the loaf and let it sit to harden.

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Doesn’t this Orange Cream loaf look delicious?!? If you would like to make a gluten free version, I really recommend this brandorange cream loaf of gluten free flour. I’ve used it many times and everything always turns out fabulous!

What’s your favorite thing to bake?


Cinco de Mayo with Qdoba Catering!

If you remember, we had a Qdoba Christmas courtesy of Qdoba Catering and I have to say, it was probably the best Christmas dinner ever! The adults loved it, the kids loved it, and we had leftovers for days! This May, be the Cinco party hero and let Qdoba catering handle everything for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta! It’s the perfect solution for parties big and small! Your Cinco de Mayo party will be a huge it. Trust me. People will be talking about it for years!

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With Qdoba catering, the food is delivered to your Cinco de Mayo party. Each Qdoba catering bar is fully stocked with their delicious chips and salsa, savory meats and fresh toppings. This also includes guacamole made with avocados from Mexico! While your guests are sipping their margaritas, they will have the ability to truly customize their meals to their liking. And lets face it, as the host, how much easier can things get?!?

To order your very own Qdoba catering, visit www.qdoba.com/catering or call 888-736-2224.

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