All of the products in this post we have tried, reviewed or already owned. Some of these products I was given in order to conduct my review. As always, all thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.
One of my favorite blog posts that I type up throughout the year is our Gift Guides. I love to share new gift ideas and family favorite gift ideas with all of you throughout the year! This Mother’s Day, I’m sharing only a few of my favorite gift ideas. These gift ideas are all items I use daily and love. It’s a small list because I wanted to keep this Mother’s Day Gift Guide very concise with literally the only gifts I would want this year (if I didn’t already have them). 🙂
Through the years I have relied on the beauty of Teleflora’s bouquets to help brighten each holiday. This Mother’s Day, their floral arrangement “All Eyes On You” is my absolute favorite. The bouquet comes in a bubble glass vase which is clear glass at the top and then transitions to a dark purple at the bottom. The arrangement is filled with hot pink roses, pink spray roses, light pink asiatic lilies, purple stock, lavender cushion spray chrysanthemums, purple sinuata statice, huckleberry, and leatherleaf fern.
For those of you are eat low carb, follow KETO or are just trying to reduce your sugar intake, this is for you. When I started watching my sugar intake, I found that my daily coffees were no longer enjoyable. I didn’t enjoy regular stevia in my coffee and found the aftertaste was bitter and just yuck. Pyure has made my coffees enjoyable again. I don’t use a lot of it – just a little – but it sweetens my coffee with a hint of vanilla and doesn’t leave the yucky aftertaste that regular stevia left. If you are looking for a sugar free sweetener with stevia, try this out!
Cell phone covers are a necessity aren’t they?!? My husband and I both got new iPhone 8s and I took my time getting a cell phone cover. BIG MISTAKE. For some reason, I have found the iPhone 8 to be crazy slippery. Without a cover, I’ve had it sitting on a chair and when my phone has vibrated from either playing music or receiving a phone call, the phone will fall right off the chair. I’ve had it slip off of my nightstand when it’s vibrated.. I’ve even had it slip off of my kitchen counter. It’s either possessed or Apple intentionally made the phone slippery with the hopes of us having to replace them quickly. My phone fell to the ground at least 5 times and on the sixth time, the screen shattered.
Enter OtterBox. If I had just purchased an OtterBox cover early on, I wouldn’t have this cracked screen on my phone now. I now have the OtterBox Symmetry cover in Rose Gold on my phone. Because I have two little kiddos who touch my phone – and also because I want extra protection – I also have OtterBox Alpha Glass Protector on my screen.
These founds are expensive luxuries and I’ve learned the hard way the importance of protecting my investment.
I use my Flipy Soft Pillow Lap Stand every day. If I’m reading or watching a movie on my tablet, scrolling through my phone or even reading a regular book, I use my Flipy Lap Stand. It’s soft and light weight and has three different viewing angles. Being able to change the viewing angles helps reduce glares on my screens and also positions my device perfectly for my eyes. I first got my Flipy in 2016 and have used it almost daily since then. This is the perfect gift for anyone who likes to look at their tablet or phone while in bed – or even lying on the couch.
Before I became an adult, I never would have predicted that I would get excited about practical gifts like vacuums. I’ve found that with age, practical things like vacuums, blenders, pots and pans, bath towels, etc etc get me very excited! I’ve tried a lot of vacuums and the Shark IONFlex is one of my new favorites. Because the Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum is cordless, automatically you are not tethered to a cord. You will have more freedom moving around and the vacuum will feel lighter since you aren’t dragging the cord with you. This vacuum comes with TWO – yes two rechargeable batteries. They are removeable so you can charge your first battery while using your second battery. This lets you get more vacuuming done and eliminates wait time for while your battery charges! Your vacuum has Upright Mode, Reach Mode and Above Floor Cleaning which transforms your vacuum into a handheld vacuum. This vacuum will change your life – I am loving not having a cord! If you try this vacuum out, I would love to hear your thoughts!