this past weekend I got a mothers day card in the mail from a friend (who’s not yet a mama!) and it literally made my whole day. The fact that a friend SAW me in my mothering, and took the time to send me a hand written card meant so very much. It actually inspired me to go to the mothers day card aisle at Target and pick up a handful (or two!) of cards to send to some of my favorite mama friends. so it all just got me thinking about ways to empower + encourage YOU to love on the mama/mama friend in YOUR LIFE.
since mothers day is just around the corner – it’s the perfect chance to spoil the mama/mama figure in your life with something to make her feel oh so special! or throw some hints to your man for you! I have gathered a few of my favorite ideas to share with you!
what I love about all of these, is they too support women (mostly mamas!) who hand make or curate these items just for you. they all have a story to tell which is my faaaavvvvooorrriiiitteee thing. it really means something when you use your purchasing power to support an artisan, a maker, or a mama running her own biz. That’s why I love to share some of my friends + favorites with yall. so let me introduce you!
Young Living Essential oils with Wynne
obviously, I cannot leave out my favorites from young living! there are so many options when it comes to Mothers Day (or teachers gifts for that matter!) but if you are a young living member, then you have access to buy any of these items for 24% off always!
Investing in yourself + a lifestyle of wellness within a community of like minded people who are here to support you along the way!
some faves: desert mist diffuser, “icon” savvy lipstick, charcoal bar soap, satin facial scrub, tranquil roller, peace + calming oil
not a young living member? this is the perfect time to treat yourself! I’m offering 10% off now through mothers day for new members who get the premium starter kit. email me for your discount! ((firstname.lastname@example.org ))
The Naturalist was started by my good friend (who lives in my town + does life and community with me!), Nikki when she was in college! She takes clay beads and handcrafts them into amazing items: earrings, key chains, purse tassels, necklaces and more.
Nikki has graduated from Texas aTm and is now running the Naturalist full time! She has BIG DREAMS and her mission is…..giving
local high school students jobs and empowering them in their personal and professional growth through employment and mentorship
you will not want to miss this! she’s also offering 20% off with the code MOMSROCK on her site
Bottle of Tears
@bottle_of_tears / https://www.bottleoftears.com/
please tell me you have heard of bottle of tears!!! bottle of tears was started + is run by my sweet friend Lindsey Wheeler. Everything on her site is a “curated gift of hope”. I met Lindsey through our mutual friend Katie years and years ago, and to this day she is one of the strongest prayer warriors and women of faith that I know. She has taken the pain of her struggle battling lyme disease, and challenges raising her precious daughter Eliana (whom she adopted from Guatamala) and turned it into her ministry for PRAYER. “bottle of tears” is from the scripture Psalm 56:8,
“You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.”
when I have a friend going through something hard, this is my go to site to find a gift – a sweet vintage bottle with a scripture print, a tear drop ring, and now all the amazing fair trade jewelry she carries (like these earrings I’m obsessed with!)
know that when you are shopping with bottle of tears, you are being prayed over firecely. and you are also giving hope to a sweet sweet family in Tennessee.
While I don’t know Ande + Julie personally, I love what they are about! YES PLEASE.
An heirloom quality bow that is uniquely crafted and hand-tied.
They sent me and my girls some bows recently, and we LOVE them. Asher + I have the “retro knot” for our ponytails, and Rivers has serveral bows – literally everywhere I take her, another mom asks me where I got her bow! They are so different than the ones you buy at Target and they have a story. Their summer collection comes out this week too – May 10th!
you have to check out the mommy + me goods. such precious gifts for girls of any ages.
to wrap it all up…….
find all the shops on social media!
I hope you enjoyed this guide of fun ideas, and I hope you get the chance to check out these amazing women and their shops!!!! I can’t wait to hear what your faves are!!! send me an email anytime, I love to hear from you!