Gifts for Her on #Etsy #christmas #giftideas #giftsforher

Have a lovely lady on your gift giving list this year? Here are five gifts for her, all found on Etsy, that are beautiful and sure to inspire a kiss under the mistletoe!


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Mala's are some of my absolute most favorite things on the planet, and this one from Tellurus is stunning. Created out of rosewood, aqua and coral, it features a beautiful pink tassel and sterling silver accents.

While I have never been a watch wearer, I really love this minimalist white women's wristwatch from Liuwa. It's flexible white silicone, and has great gold accents.

If your lovely lady is a mom, you know that her children are her entire world and that she likely loves them to the moon and back. This rose gold heart and moon bracelet from Else Designs is a sweet sentiment to give.

You can never go wrong with a clutch or handbag...never ever ever ever. I am in love with this one fro gmaloudesigns!

And finally, a new iPhone case. These have come a long way from the standard covers and can be personalized so many times over. I love ones that have feminine touches and textural elements, like this floral geometric iPhone case from Idea Case.

Whatever you give, make sure it is from the heart! And...there's absolutely nothing wrong with tucking yourself something under the Christmas Tree! I always do, and it's usually something sparkly!
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Sixth Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her #anniversay #giftforher

As we celebrate six years of wedded bliss {or chaos...your pick!} this month, it's time for another mini gift guide...this time gifts for her!

Sixth Anniversary gifts are traditionally iron or candy, and for this girl...that is a-ok! The modern gift for a sixth anniversary is wood, but we did that last year for our fifth so this year I will be focusing on traditional gifts.



I love being creative when it comes to traditional gifts. Our first year was paper, so I got my husband the sheet music from our first dance song. This year is iron...iron...rail way...spikes. Both the rose gold necklace and steel bracelets are a great iron option from Happy Laura Jewelry are not only beautiful, but are incredibly unique. I love the design, both industrial and feminine!

Another great iron option are these wrought iron bracelets from gurly girl. They remind me of an old wrought iron fence, and would look beautiful in a stack of glittery bangles!

As for candy...hello. Get her whatever her favorites are! For me, that's cherry blasters and Strawberry/Grape NERDS.

Happy anniversary, ladies!
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Push Present Ideas for Her #pregnancy #newmom

Ah the every controversial push present debate. I'm not looking to start one here, but I will say that I am a supporter of push presents, and not just for Mom.

This post is about celebrating Mom. She's just gone through one heck of a life change, not to mention body change and is experiencing {or about to} all of the emotions that come along with pregnancy, child birth and now being responsible for a little bundle of cute.


All four of these ideas are from Etsy, which you all know me to be huge supporters of.

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Our sweet babe is due in July, which means that their birthstone will be a Ruby...just like my Dad's. I've always loved it, and wanted one for my own, and when I found this rough, raw beautiful ring I knew that it was pretty perfect. Created by Sheena Jewellery out of sterling silver, it features four genuine rubies and is wax cast and set.

When our first was born, my husband gave me a Tiffany & Co. pendant with his initial on it. It was the most perfect and beautiful O, and a symbol that I still wear and love. Having your childrens initials with you at all times is such a sweet gesture, one that I really love. This bracelet by SeoulLittle comes in three metallic finishes, and is a great way to incorporate older children if this baby isn't your first.

Dainty pinky and knuckle rings are very trendy right now, so why not get one with the baby's birthstone? This one by Natsuko Jewelry is delicate, which I think is perfect for a push present symbolizing the delicate life that just came to be.

When I was little, I always admired my mom's family ring. I dreamed of having one myself one day, but to be honest...they really just aren't my style. I love this take on the traditional family ring, a Mother's Stack designed by modern mama. You can customize your stack with different gemstones for each person in your family, and add messages, names or other personalized information to each ring.

In a couple of weeks, I will talk about push presents for Dad. While he didn't deal with the weight gain {or maybe he did!}, stretch marks and weird cravings...he dealt with you and the emotional mess that you likely were. Stay tuned for that post!

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Beautify Your Home with Fine Art Photography by Rebecca Nash #homedecor #mothersday


How are the walls looking around your home? Bare and lifeless? Then you need to take a look at the beautiful photography in Rebecca Nash's etsy shop! It is full of original artwork, prints, and gift items such as a notecards and stationery...all very frame worthy and the cure for your blank walls!

Spring Blossoms by Rebecca Nash Photography
Rebecca has been adding beautiful new photography to her shop, just in time for Spring. Bold and bright colors, macro work, beautiful textures and so much more.

She focuses a great amount of attention to detail with her fine art photography, and the results are just stunning. Having seen a variety of these pieces in person, I can assure you that ordering a print or piece of original artwork for your home is a great investment.

Intimate Captures by Rebecca Nash Photography
 If black and white is more suitable for your home decor, Rebecca Nash Photography has you covered there too! Did you know that she has an ongoing art exhibition called Windows on the War of 1812? These pieces are haunting, and so stunning at the same time. True works of art, and definite conversation pieces for your home.

Waiting by Rebecca Nash Photography
Check our Rebecca Nash Photography! All sales in April and May will be going toward the Ride to Conquer Cancer, where Rebecca herself will be riding 200+km's in support of cancer research!
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Time to Indulge with Shari's Passion Parties #mothersday #giftguide


You've seen Shari's Passion Parties in both the Holiday and Valentine's Gift Guides. Well, she's back again for the Mother's Day edition, and has a really amazing deal for you mama's out there who are in need of a little luxury, TLC and pampering for Mother's Day.

Shari has developed what I think is the perfect massage and pamper spa set for mom's. The set includes...

Soothing Sugar Scrub
Toning Butter
Refeshing Shower Gel
the all NEW Body Whip
and the Super Deluxe Massage set


The best part of this set? If you purchase on Shari's website, and enter in coupon code 4Massage, you get the massage mit for FREE! (a $24.50 value)

A great addition to this set is the Sensuous Spa Soak, and my favorute scent is the Pomegranate Ginger.

To find more massage essentials for some mother's day pampering, check out Shari's Passion Parties website and blog!

Happy pampering!


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Mother's Day #giftguide, live on #Issuu

We are back at it again with a Mother's Day edition to the Sweet Stella's gift guide! Featuring over 14 inspired companies, the gift guide has something for every mom out there.


For the mom who needs a little pampering, there is an exclusive deal from Shari's Passion Parties, a fantastic sale from Aroma Scents Natural Products, manicure essentials from Jamberry Nails and essential oils from Young Living.

Glamorous mom? Look no further than jewelry and accessories by  Amber Bryce Intuitive Jewelry, Love Me Knott Bilton Creations, Baily Belle and G2G by Ron Ostlund Jr.

Is your mom an entrepreneur at heart? Rodan and Fields is launching in Canada this summer, and is now recruiting! A Grande Life is hosting a special BOGO ad space sale to promote your blog and brand!

For the mom who likes an organized and beautiful home, there is gorgeous photography from Rebecca Nash Photography, specials from Thirty One and eco-cleaning options from Enjo.

Or treat your mom to an extra special surprise with a Baskets by Mom gift basket, or Mommy and Me photo session from Da Silva Photos.

Even party mamas are covered with beautiful printable packages from World Wide Party!

Like I said, lots of treats for your mom!! Check out the gift guide today and scoop up the deals!


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My Christmas Wishlist

Compiling my wishlist for Christmas this year was a bit of a challenge. Did I want to focus on running gear? Pretty things? Supplies for my studio?

Usually, I just tell my husband to fill my stocking with bottles of paint and I'll be a happy camper.

Last year, he went all out and got me these stunning Kate Spade earrings


They've become the earrings that I wear for special occasions, and I just love them!

So, what's on my list this year?

Christmas Wish List for Mom 2013




1. A new set of pots and pans. The ones that we have are about 8 or so years old, and many have cracked lids, or no lids at this point!! I'd love a new set, and have been in love with the Jamie Oliver set that my mother-in-law has since she got new ones a couple of years ago.

2. Tieks. *sigh* Durable, beautiful ballet flats. Navy. Teal soles. Need I say more?

3. Hubs has a Keurig at work, and everyone seems to be raving about them. Since getting to taste their products at BlogHer this past summer in Chicago, it's been in the back of my mind to put on my wishlist this year. I love their fruity energy drinks for #BrewOverIce, and coffee selections to make ice cubes for my morning shakes.

4. A new pair of sparklies from Kate Spade. LOVE these ones and their subtle color is perfect for going into spring.

5. A funny running tank. I saw this one on Etsy and loved it; definitely made me giggle. Other options would be pretty much anything from Ruffles With Love

6. An oversized clutch. Great for everyday, and for evening events as well!

What is on your list this year??


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